Our shiny, golden man is back for the 2012 Academy Awards. Nominees for this year's awards were announced this morning, with a few surprises. We've listed them below, and we're plotting award-time strategy (and perhaps a drinking game). So grab the popcorn and catch up on these flicks before ... More >>
Maricopa Police Department John "JR" RichardsonOn its fifth anniversary, John Richardson's homicide case remains cold, and a hole in his mom's life remains unfilled. Known as "J.R.," Richardson was last seen with friends at a house near 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix the night of ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Drummer Scott Kusmirek -- who did two stints with the Gin Blossoms in the midst of the band's feud with Phillip Rhodes, the drummer they rode to prominence in the early 90s -- has a new project."The Kooze's" new band is called Vinyl Station and an "indie-rock" trio also featuring bassist Darell C ... More >>
It's no fun being an illegal alien
The past is catching up with the Vietnamese son of a black American soldier
The dearth of affordable housing has reached the crisis stage
THE FORMER OAKLAND A'S PITCHER GOT ENTANGLED IN THE THEFT OF A MILLION-DOLLAR PICASSO. EXCEPT IT WASN'T A PICASSO.