The nation's largest humanist charity is raising funds to offer legal assistance to the unaccompanied immigrant children flooding over the border. The Humanist Crisis Response program will donate the funds to two organizations that provide attorneys for minors in immigration hearings -- the Floren ... More >>
You may have noticed that Phoenix tends to get a bit warm, and the weather gets a bit weird sometimes (think "haboobs).According to one writer, though, Phoenix is in the "climate crosshairs," and a future Superstorm Sandy-like or Hurricane Katrina-like disaster might not be unlikely.See also:-Climat ... More >>
The end of Phoenix metro area may be nigh, at least, according to one guy.A writer who focuses mostly on environmental affairs in the Southwest says that Phoenix just keeps getting hotter, and among other problems, it could lead to a Superstorm Sandy-like or Hurricane Katrina-like disaster.
By Whitney Friedlander The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
Watching competitive eater Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi slam 12 hot dogs in under 60 seconds is a bit like watching National Geographic footage of great white sharks in a feeding frenzy: It's chaotic and slightly creepy at first, but if you slow down the footage, it turns almost balletic. See Al ... More >>
If you're not a thumbsucking moron who only cares about which overzealous rapper impregnated which leg-spreading reality star, you might've heard of this thing called the "fiscal cliff." If not, lemme just clue you in via economist Paul Craig Roberts: "The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts an ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
In this week's issue of New Times, I chart the conversation that occurred when I sat down with J.S. Aurelius and Alexander Jarson of Tempe's Ascetic House, a creative "collective" that releases art, video, music, and literature. The two aren't eager to define what Ascetic House "is." And that's th ... More >>
What is Bon Jovi up to these days? The New Jersey-based band is about to partake in the 12-12-12 fundraiser benefit show to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy alongside Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl. Jon himself worked ... More >>
Folk punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are one of the most recognizable fixtures in the Valley's independent music scene, and Sean Bonnette, the band's frontman, is one of the most down-to-earth, friendly musicians I've ever met. I've often bumped into Bonnette at local dive bars or kickass shows and ... More >>
When he's not playing music with a trove of inventive New York metal bands or sitting in the studio recording other such acts, guitarist and recording engineer Colin Marston is probably sleeping or in the shower. In addition to various ambient projects and solo ventures, Marston currently plays bass ... More >>