This photo is from Joe Watson's, a.k.a. the "Salon Bandit's," Facebook page, which is weird because he's currently a guest of the state with no access to the Internet. Several New Times staffers were stunned this week when they received Facebook friend requests from Joe Watson, a former New Times ... More >>
Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Joe Watson, former New Times writer, will be more remembered for his role as the "Salon Bandit." Last week, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.Joe Watson's gonna have a lot of time to work on his poetry-for-snacks business. The former wr ... More >>
Image: MSNBC's LockupJoe Watson, former New Times writer and convicted "Salon Bandit," was one of the inmates featured on a recent episode of MSNBC's LockupThe "stars" of last Saturday's episode of MSNBC's inmate reality show, Lockup, featured a couple of guys who should be familiar to regular re ... More >>
Ex-journo Joe Watson could be looking at 25 to life...Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susan Brnovich has set a "firm trial" date of December 14 in the case of alleged "Salon Bandit" and former New Times scribe Joe Watson. Brnovich ordered all subpoenaed witnesses to appear in court on that date ... More >>
Former newspaper reporter and accused armed robber Joe Watson is competent enough to stand trial, after all. Call it temporary insanity: Back in November, Watson -- who's accused of ripping off tanning salons -- was deemed too whacked to understand what was going on around him. A ju ... More >>
From award-winning reporter to street criminal to incarcerated basket case. That's been the arc of Joe Watson's life in two years. The former writer for New Times and other local publications has been in the hoosegow since April 2007 for allegedly terrorizing women during armed robberies of ta ... More >>
The "Salon Bandit" never used violence, but the troubled talent still terrorized a community
Letters from the week of September 8, 2005
Letters from the issue of Thursday, September 1, 2005
Athletes burn flubber
Trekkies make a splash at Federation Pool Party
Native Americans shoot hoops at AWA
Hit it or get it
SMoCA makes a "Splash"
Bookman's hosts its own "March Madness"
PIR's Jam mixes speeding bullets with Velvet Revolver
Boat Derby raises funds for Child Abuse Prevention
ASU's museum was forced to censor its political art show, but did its director have to bend over?
ASU gets its Irish up
Gadabout Film Fest makes its way in the reel world
NASCAR Double Header tears into PIR
Teatro Bravo returns to the Verge
Rocky Horror creeps into Phoenix Little Theatre
Pollack Cinemas snags indie flicks
Queens and rockers strut their stuff for charity
Hazel paints from the past
Coleman gets in on "Dry Heat"
Street walkers get an eyeful
Clash closes first roller derby season
Poets get physical at Erotic Poetry Jam
Phoenix College channels Qi Gong
Tempe Little Theatre wakes George Washington
ASU examines "Stitches of War"
Metro Arts kids dance the night away
Latino artists carve identities in "la Ciudad"
Trash! piles up in Tempe
Rattlers fans get one last home game
I am woman hear my engine roar
Troupe gets off on right Foot
Cardboard Regatta ships off in Tempe
Ballet Arizona makes sense of Mosaik
Hip-hop night takes over at Ichiban
PIR host high-performance speedsters
Julius Caesar gets upstaged
Canoeists conquer the Verde
Close your eyes and ride the skies . . . over Glendale
Fiesta Bowl touches down in Tempe