Four protestors were arrested today in Phoenix at a rally focused on unionizing fast food workers and raising their wages. The two women and two men were charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a thoroughfare, and failure to obey a police officer. All of the charges are misdemeanors.
The Guilty Pleasure: The Meat Mountain Where to Get It: Arby's, locations nationwide (participation may vary) The Price: $10 What It Really Costs: It's a doozy, but not quite as bad as you think. I'm stunned by the existence of a new off-menu item at Arby's, the Meat Mountain. As the story from the ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure: Hostess' Summer of Twinkies flavored Twinkies Where to Get It: Walmart Price: $2.50 for a box of 10 What It Really Costs: Having irreversibly greasy fingers for the rest of the day Like so many others, I felt a little twinge of panic when Hostess announced it was going away fo ... More >>
More than a year before his alleged suicide by hanging on May 8, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detective Charley Armendariz reached out to Phoenix human-rights activist Lydia Guzman, telling her he had information to share, and implicating MCSO supervisors in illegal activity. Guzman says Armend ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure: Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger Where to Get It: Wendy's, locations Valleywide Price: $4.79 solo, $6.79 combo (your mileage may vary) What it Really Costs: Could be better, could be worse, clocking in at 670 calories. It's long been said that if you want to get better bang for your ... More >>
The (Sort Of) Guilty Pleasure: Satisfries Where To Get It: Burger King, locations Valleywide Price: $1.49 and up; 20 to 30 cents more than the regular fries depending on size. What It Really Costs: Less damage than your average fry. Don't eat more to compensate. If there's one practically universal ... More >>
The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week Petite Maison co-owner Wendy Porter shares where she gets her egg roll fix in P ... More >>
Think back on a gig you saw six or seven years ago, and about how much the landscape in our fair city has physically changed since. Now try imagining a gig from 46 or 47 years ago, and how much history has been paved over--then you'll get some idea of the amount of digging Arizona music historian Jo ... More >>
The Guilty Pleasure Food: Original Recipe Boneless Chicken Where to Get It: KFC, locations Valleywide Price: $5 for a two-piece meal What It Really Costs: Sodium bloat and shame. See also: - 9 Favorite Spots for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix Advertising executives have a harder time than ever cat ... More >>
Last year, food bloggers everywhere had a story that was literally on the tongues of many people in the country: A chemical used in the making of the McRib is also found in yoga mats. This is completely true. Azodicarbonamide is found in the ingredients listings for both the McRib and for soft, foam ... More >>
A Glendale police officer shot and killed a man Saturday after the man drove a stolen car straight at him, police say. Glendale Officer Justin Penrose fired at Kenneth Girardot, 38, after Girardot attempted to drive away from what started as traffic stop, then drove at Penrose, according to police.
See also: Tempe's Wet Paint Artist Supply to Close in July If Adam Dumper is feeling a little melancholy right now, there's a good reason. This week has a bit of a "best of times/worst of times" vibe for the local hip-hop impresario and street artist, who's better known by his alter ego Dumperfoo. ... More >>
It's a hard pill to swallow, but music venues in the Valley tend to come and go. Fact. Look no further than the closing of The Compound Grill within the past week or last month's nixing of Clubhouse Music Venue for proof. Some live music joints and concert halls have figured out the magic for ... More >>
Winner Don Hyde with representatives of The MIM and Fender Musical Instruments The Musical Instrument Museum is, simply put, an absolute treasure in Phoenix's collective backyard. The Museum recently became a Smithsonian Affiliate and celebrated their first anniversaryin April. New Times partnere ... More >>
whatthecrap.wordpress.comThe latest installment in that ongoing series you readers love to hate takes us behind the scenes at one of the greasiest spots on earth: Jack in the Box. Take an as-told-to guided tour of the hate with a former JITB employee who spent three formative hig ... More >>
The Mill Avenue scene has always been well-lubricated -- more boozy than arty, with happy hour deals and/or long lines of girls in heels, depending on the spot.The Fixx aims to change that. The new all-ages coffee house/venue at 15 E. 7th Street, behind Jack In The Box, will officially open Satur ... More >>
Courtesy of Chef Michael DeMariaYesterday, we spoke with 51-year-old Chef Michael DeMaria of Heirloom and M Catering. Today, our chat continues... Even though he's cooked for celebs and can afford to stay in style, DeMaria isn't afraid to rough it in a tent. In his spare time, he's an av ... More >>
Lenard Rubin has a confidence about him that comes from being a two-time James Beard House invitee with 25 years experience as a chef -- most notably with the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. The guy's background includes an extensive stints in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Boston, New ... More >>
The Sanchezes are American citizens who've been in this country longer than Joe Arpaio's family. The Sanchezes are criminally brown.
PCP. Peyote. Embalming fluid. Nicaraguan horse dung. See, I'm trying to figure out what the hell's in the water cooler over at Nova M, as owners Anita Drobny and hubby Sheldon point the nose of the plane toward the ground and up the speed. Believe me, I say this as a pal of the station, but Nov ... More >>
El Break proves there's more to Spanish-language radio than ranchero music
Candy man Colin Redding chocs it up to experience
Luciano Arriaga Jr. was born defiant. Falsely arrested by a nerve-frayed cop, he'd sooner take a chance on resuming his 10-year prison sentence than accept a plea bargain
Juggling Moët tastes and a Zima budget
Ab flab? Resolve to dissolve
Well, you know, we all want to change careers
As Phoenix considers how to revitalize its downtown, leaders should note how Tempe murdered Mill Avenue's soul
All revved up with no place to go, Valley teens -- and hemi-ed up husbands -- go wild on the streets
Teenagers are the worst drivers on the road. So why do schools encourage them to speed recklessly at lunchtime?
A Phoenix cop gunned down Alfonso Celaya four months ago. His family still waits for justice, or at least an explanation.
P.E.T.A. hates men's guts, loves Jesus. Go figure.
Singer-songwriter overcomes addiction, jail, homelessness and psych wards to start a family and pen some of the best songs you've never heard
The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis
The Valley is now the prime way station for ruthless smugglers engaged in the lucrative trafficking of human cargo -- illegal immigrants
City zoning rules make it tough for Larry Jany to sell his property and retire
Spanging, squatting and looking for Hot Dog Jesus with Tempe's street kids
The nursing assistant was fired for sexual misconduct. But when he was charged with crimes, Samaritan Health System decided he deserved the best defense money could buy.
Flyweight Mimic offers an embarrassment of roaches
Gun-toting neighborhood patrol harasses hookers, disturbs druggies--and concerns some decent folk
ALL THIS BAND WANTS TO DO IS ENTERTAIN YOU. IS THAT SO WRONG?
FOR BOB HIRSCHFELD---MEN'S-RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND DOMESTIC-RELATIONS LAWYER---BREAKING UP IS FUN TO DO
AT A NEW SCOTTSDALE CLUB, YOU MAY BE SHEDDING MORE THAN YOUR INHIBITIONS