A good 90 percent of my job as a music journalist is keeping my finger on new music, continuously discovering the vast spectrum of sound that human beings can create. Another 9 percent is attending concerts, where I destroy my liver and my hearing for shits and gigs. That final 1 percent is being a ... More >>
For once, two men argued on television, and national media outlets didn't choose the winner for everyone (well, fewer than usual).We're talking about the vice-presidential debate between current VP Joe Biden, and VP-hopeful Paul Ryan, who had their lone debate last night.
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
As unsophisticated, marble-mouthed and ham-fisted former state Senate President Russell Pearce is as a politician, his brother, Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce, makes him look like Jack Kennedy by comparison.You may recall that Judge Pearce was linked to the Tea Party plot to put sham candid ... More >>
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Jobing.com Arena Friday, December 30, 2011 See also: Our complete Trans-Siberian Orchestra slideshow. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a lot like Christmas itself: The pretty lights are a good distraction from how over-the-top and annoying it can be. Both have some classy ele ... More >>
A young Frank Sinatra, after being arrested for "carrying on" with a married woman (which was a crime way back then). Not one of the things that makes him cool, but a damn good photo.When it comes to crooners, they don't get any cooler than Frank Sinatra. Over the course of his 60-year career, "O ... More >>
The ambulance billed by Barrett-Jackson as the one that carried President John F. Kennedy could be a fraud.About two weeks ago, we reported that at this year's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, the ambulance that carried President John F. Kennedy after his 1963 assassinat ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Gabrielle Giffords, following her 2010 election victory. In the aftermath of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, many people are wondering about her chances of recovery. They're the best they can be, given advances in brain surgery, according ... More >>
Wanna go for a ride?Anyone in the market for a morbid piece of history is in luck: the ambulance used to drive President John F. Kennedy following his assassination is for sale.The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, to be held later this month, has added the JFK ambulance to the invento ... More >>
Beach House and Other Indie Bands Are Escaping to the Beach in 2010
So in case you haven't yet seen, or heard, about the new Erykah Badu video, it's stirring up quite the controversy. The clip, embedded above, shows Badu walking through Dealey Plaza, in her hometown of Dallas while taking off her clothes one piece at a time.The plaza is infamous as the location whe ... More >>
by Ernesto Yerena Joe should use this for his 2012 re-election campaign, pretty much says it all... The far-right wingnut blog Sonoran Alliance just posted a whiny e-mail from Sheriff Joe begging for campaign contributions, even though his next run for sheriff wouldn't be until 2012. At ... More >>
We get a lot of weird books and CDs in the mail, but the 600 page RightWing Bob: What The Liberal Media Doesn't Want You To Know about Bob Dylan is near the top of the list. The book, by Bob-obsessed blogger A.J. Weberman, makes the case.Weberman appears to be a certifiable loon: A self-proclaim ... More >>
The class of 2009 had Obama, but Arizona State University's class of 2010 is recruiting the leader of a different sort of nation to deliver their commencement address: The Colbert Nation. More than 3,000 ASU students have joined a group on Facebook with the goal of landing Stephen Colbert and his ... More >>
The Black Theatre Troupe has a hit musical, for a Change
Becky say no war
You've seen the G-rated HBO documentary on the Arizona legend, but there was so much more to Goldy than that
A rugged hike across the Grand Canyon leads to a life decision to leave New Times and see what the future holds
Keith Reddin's superb drama is about more than assassination theories
Assassins is a disappointing near miss
This show definately has more bounce to the ounce
Troy Aossey captures the denizens of the Westward Ho in pictures and sound
Reese Witherspoon goes home to Alabama, and it ain't sweet
Florence Mahoney lives the life she preaches
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Thirteen Days dutifully takes viewers on a ride through a bumpy period of world history
Nixon's Nixon offers an embarrassment of Richard's
The "Phoenix Lights" made Frances Emma Barwood the darling of the global space-alien lobby. And it'stransformed computer geek Jim Dilettoso into a star in the UFO firmament.
Arizona is awash in crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant that makes the weak strong, the lazy motivated, the fat thin, the trivial profound. Abuse it enough, and it can also make you psychotic.
Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride
An exotic dancer hopes herself-help tome gives her sisters a place on the table
UNDER EVERY ROCK? SCANDAL! A GUIDE TO OUR MOST TORRID TERRAIN.