A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" See also: Paul Thomas Anderson on Researching Scientology for His New Film As strange as it may seem, Scientology -- the religion established by pulp fiction writer, explore ... More >>
See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and prompted fascinati ... More >>
Scientology formally opened its new Phoenix Ideal Org facility on Saturday with a celebration attended by hundreds of the religion's followers. The grand opening near the former home of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard follows a bitter eviction process for the former tenants of the building compl ... More >>
~crystalina~ If the book burning was to be of Bibles instead of Qurans, would anyone have cared? All the sturm und drang of the past few days over a Florida pastor's plans to burn a pile of Qurans on September 11 may have paid off. The AP is now reporting that Pastor Terry Jon ... More >>
We don't have to tell you that the event listings for Phoenix shrivel in the summer heat. As the calendar rolls from May to June to July and the thermometer raises from hot to hotter to "oh, crap, the mercury exploded," locals literally head for the hills. Of course, the upside to being ge ... More >>
The kiddy stars are brightly shining in L. Ron Hubbard farce
This bawdy bluebird ponders a tranny's package, plays politics with firefighters, and poops a load all over PHX scenester Brodie Hubbard
The feathered fiend examines the guv's (cough!) brass balls, conspicuous consumption in Scottsdale and the L. Ron Hubbard House in Phoenix
State lawmakers push dubious Mexican drug rehab program
A valley junior college administrator is becoming an unlikely force in the national latin music movement
The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.
From the week of February 2, 1999
Scientology critic Jeff Jacobsen helped get the church in hot water over a Florida death. Now, church members have figured out where he lives.
Nationally known deprogrammer loses bid to discharge $3.4 million civil debt
Clients of deprogrammer Rick Ross call him a savior. Perhaps that's why people he's branded cult leaders want to crucify him.
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