www.artfiles.comIn the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, Robert DeNiro's character walks into an apartment and finds Bridget Fonda's flakey blonde character watching television with bong in hand. He says to her: "You know that shit will kill your ambit ... More >>
Image: Arizona Department of Public SafetyThe Arizona Department of Public Safety should open a farmer's market. This morning, the agency told us about a truck driver busted with 508 pounds of pot hidden with watermelons. A few minutes ago, DPS announced it had made an e ... More >>
teesforall.com Does Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon want you to toke up today? Probably not, though, if you'd had a few bong hits you could read that in to a press release declaring today "A Green Day for Green Day," in honor of tickets going on sale for the California punk trio's August 22 show at U.S. A ... More >>
The Mesa Unified School District plans to lay off 210 teachers today. The cuts do not include personnel with one-year contracts who may not be hired back anyway. A district spokesperson says the cuts will save the school district "30 to 60 million dolllars"...Rawhide Western Town will get new manage ... More >>
The founder of a Web site for finding and rating prostitutes has been fired from his own company following accusations by Phoenix police that he tried to have someone killed.David Elms was scheduled to appear before a judge at Maricopa County Superior Court for a hearing on various criminal charges ... More >>
Nathan Gray, a veteran lawman with experience in counter-terrorism and big-time drug smuggling, has been selected to head up the FBI's Phoenix office. The FBI didn't put out a picture of Gray, but posted a bio of him today on its Web site. Gray previously worked here in 2002 as an assistant spec ... More >>
photo courtesy of Eduardo Barraza at Barriozona.comThe Congressional Hispanic Caucus needs to turn her fanny into virtual ground round till Nappy yanks Arpaio's 287(g).The congressional daily The Hill is reporting that Department of Homeland Security czar Janet Napolitano will be meeting privately f ... More >>
Arpayaso harasses brown folk again, this time near Buckeye. Hot off his trip to NYC where he made an ass of himself on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Sheriff Joe Arpaio's starting his first Hispanic-hunting foray of the season, as you can see from the press release below. The anti-brown dragne ... More >>
A couple driving north toward Tucson the day after Christmas was caught with nearly 200 pounds of marijuana disguised like holiday presents. The Nogales, Arizona, couple were stopped on Interstate 19 for a traffic violation, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety news release: Insid ... More >>
"Synchronizing" is a tough word to spell, even if you aren't high from the ton of marijuana you're trying to smuggle. But you'd think after going to all the trouble of creating this UPS lookalike, the smugglers would invest some of their profit in a dictionary. The truck, which was carrying 2,118 ... More >>
The immigrant rights movement needs Elias Bermudez, only there's a problem: A lot of his own people don't trust him
Hugs and drugs
Maricopa County jail personnel handled an unruly prisoner so harshly that he died. So what else is new?
The winged wonder on bong laws, a coffee table art book on (yes) Phoenix and the 12-drink minimum at FBR
Nobody expects the British Invasion
Illegal Substance's music may be dumber than you average rap-rock fusion. But dumb sells.
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Letters from the week of December 5, 2002
The King of Rock rolls into town
Investigators say he was bigger than Sammy the Bull. His minions say he ruled the drug trade in the Valley's rave scene. Now, authorities have "English Shaun," the man they claim reigned over a nighttime empire of ecstasy, meth, violence and excess.
Bones goes to the 'hood and digs up every horror cliché it can find
Pickup owner driven to distraction by vehicle forfeiture snafu
Well-researched book fans the flames of the "Kurt Cobain was murdered" theory
Terry Gilliam plays a long shot in loopy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas filmization
Dr. Pietr Hitzig of Maryland has prescribed a fen-phen panacea for all manner of ailments to thousands of patients he has never met. One of them, Alvin Chernov, killed himself.
Half-Baked requires a bit more cooking time
The three men of Fred Green on funk, friendship and the real story behind "Utah Marshal"
Gun-toting neighborhood patrol harasses hookers, disturbs druggies--and concerns some decent folk
Sheriff Arpaio's deputies say his vaunted posse does little more than waste money and slake their boss's thirst for publicity
A hotheaded Border Patrol agent is the only suspect in a double slaying. One of his guns has vanished, and he's still got his job.
RUBEN ORTEGA USED THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE HIS PERSONAL AGENDA-AND HIS POLITICAL FOES