It's that time of year where our focus is officially shifting from reflecting on 2013 to preparing for 2014. Another 365 days have swept by, full of heavy metal ups and downs, groupies and drug overdoses, mind-blowing riffs and sold-out shows. The state of metal in 2013 certainly hasn't blown my min ... More >>
Chances are if you're a weekly reader Metal Mondays here at Up on the Sun, you don't think of metalheads as thickheaded, grotesque, and crude Neanderthals. You know metal fans can be smart, erudite, and witty. Still, among the pop masses, there's a prevailing attitude that metal listeners are capita ... More >>
In what has to be one of the strangest movie tie-ins in recent history, Denny's is rolling out a Hobbit-themed menu just ahead of the release of the Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The seemingly innuendo-ready dishes include a cheddar filled "Hobbit Hole," "Shire Sausage" and "Gan ... More >>
LocoRoco is the perfect one-night stand
Let the fantasies begin at LepreCon 30
Into medieval torture? Try the food at the Renaissance Festival.
T-Rex is large and in charge
Letters from the week of January 22, 2004
A half-century of Rings-mania culminates in The Return of the King
Letters from the week of December 25, 2003
A half-century of Rings-mania culminates in The Return of the King.
The Return of the King marks a zenith in cinematic potential
The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film
Brilliant spectacle and even better performances make The Lord of the Rings a fantastic dream
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
Off-kilter but funny, One Night at McCool's isn't a bad way to spend an evening
Borders Books & Music
Biltmore Fashion Park
24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200
(and other Valley locations)
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place