A fake news report going viral on the Internet claims that teens are getting high by smoking crushed-up bedbugs. To the frustration of local, anti-substance-abuse speaker Shane Watson, the hoax uses video footage of him from the bogus report on dabbing by ABC 15 we told you about on Thursday.
Longing for the "good old days?" If you happen to listen to country music these days, you've likely heard a song by Miranda Lambert with the lyrics "Whatever happened to... Doing it all by hand?...It's only worth as much as the time put in.... it all just seemed so good the way we had it. Back befor ... More >>
If you're visiting local nurseries in hopes of picking up new starter plants for your garden, you're typically confronted with an array of tomatoes, peppers, and basil. But this spring, follow our lead and try planting something new and different. We love rosemary, lavender, and zucchini as much as ... More >>
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the home gardener.
Raised in Dallas, Amy Stewart never had an interest in gardening, insisting (understandably) "It was too hot!" That changed long ago. Upon settling in Santa Cruz, California, Stewart found a climate and culture that sprouted the gardener -- and writer -- within her. From the Ground Up, her first b ... More >>
If you're like us, you have about 300 too many grapefruits right about now and your friends are pretty sick of you pawning them off on them. Maybe you've got the opposite problem: no grapefruits easily accessible to you, without some late night grand theft citrus. Luckily, there's now a local websit ... More >>
We had an extended cold snap here in Phoenix and after that we got pummeled with rain. Chances are, your yard looks like a 5-day-old salad bar. Gary Brown from Sun Belt Landscaping has been a landscape designer in Arizona for 35 years and agreed to let us in on some helpful hints on how to deal with ... More >>
It is a new year, and for many that means resolutions. Recommended resolution for this year: Grow your own food. Yes, it can be done. You don't have to be a bicycle-riding, Prius-driving, urban goat owner to grow your own food. You too can grow food and Instagram great-looking garden booty. Never g ... More >>
Kenny Barrett -- co-founder of GROWHOUSE and programs manager for Roosevelt Row -- is knee-deep in honey. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but he's surely got enough of it to sell, thanks to the hard-working honeybees living behind GROWop, the vintage boutique that shares a formerly blighted, quarter- ... More >>
Kenny Barrett's no stranger to dirt and a few plants. The local creative and one of the founders of the Roosevelt Growhouse and the GROWop in downtown Phoenix spends most of his time tending to the boutique/urban garden's produce and managing Valley of the Sunflowers, the two-acre lot-revitalizat ... More >>
The number of home gardeners/homesteaders is growing by the second and you might even count yourself among them. Here are some pretty and pretty useful food-focused gifts for the gardener or those who aspire to be one. Jennifer Woods
Last week we talked to Vynnie the Gardener about what kind of edible plants he is putting in this month. Today we continue that conversation with how he plans to keep those plants alive.The Valley Permaculture Alliance says that permaculture is a portmanteau between "permanent" and "agricult ... More >>
Ola WibergFor those of you missing the garden sections of the recently deceased ReadyMade magazine, take heart, there's a new publication on the horizon and according to Trend Central, it's "poised to become the indie authority on the natural world." Ooo, gardening goodness! Wilder Quarter ... More >>
Two Valley locations give us the slip
Check out hundreds of works at dusty outpost
UNCORK THE ISSUE: How should I serve wine? What's the proper pouring etiquette? SPILL THE JUICE: The Sassy Sommelier Lizbeth Congiusti gives us her step-by-step table tips on serving wine: Cut the foil, smell the glass, serve the ladies first, and never EVER pour too much. Just call her Emily Post, ... More >>
Learn how to use the creepy crawlers to your benefit
When Chef Chrysa Robertson decided to launch lunch at her restaurant Rancho Pinot, her restaurateur friends thought she had lost her mind. Not so, says Robertson. Her inspiration: The economy. Her vision: Keep it simple, do it well, and it just might work.
Courtesy of Doreen PollackLast night, a few dozen hopeful urban gardeners turned out for the Phoenix Permaculture Guild's lecture on turning your front lawn into a garden of edibles. Instructor Doreen Pollack outlined the process she took in transforming the front yard of her historic ... More >>
You can find a kitchen towel just about everywhere nowadays. The cheap and obvious place to purchase is your local supermarket or Target store. Keep in mind, the local places are going to have cheap weave towels that usually have a tacky floral print or lame color scheme. You can also find expens ... More >>
Frolfers air out hyzers and helixes in Scottsdale
Clipd Beaks peck away at post-rock
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Viva Piñata is adorable -- and misleading
Practical magic at SMoCA show
ABC Baking, Cake Decorating and Party Supplies
The death of tiny Autumn White should make lawmakers think more carefully about state budget cuts
State law requiring some artists to be licensed and bonded may hinder up-and-coming talents
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Neighbors fret over the fate of an elderly recluse who left without saying goodbye.
These guys are a couple of cards
Conceptual art cleans up
County Supervisor Don Stapley made a killing on a shady development and sank the profits into a mansion. Then he told the tax assessor to value his estate at $863,000 -- while listing it for sale at $2.5 million.
. . . DEADHEADS, MARIJUANA SMOKE AND LAWMEN TRAIL IN THE WAKE. BUT THIS TIME MIGHT BE DIFFERENT.
YEAR AFTER YEAR, DEBBIE MCQUEEN MAKES NEWS BY FORCING THE GOVERNMENT TO DEAL WITH A CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY SYNDROME THAT SHE CLAIMS AFFLICTS HER CHILDREN. THERE IS REASON TO WONDER HOW SICK THOSE KIDS ACTUALLY ARE.
A GUY. A DRESS. A CAMERA. BALLEY MOVIEMAKER PAUL WILSON IS A ONE-MAN CAST OF THOUSANDS.