To those not plugged into the deeper chasms of the musical underground, the idea of a noise musician most likely seems oxymoronic and bizarre. An easily understandable stance, given that noise is largely considered to be an undesirable sonic experience. However, over the course of decades, a sizab ... More >>
You may have seen a shocking headline floating around the Internet recently claiming a food writer in Arkansas ate more than 400 Cheddar Bay biscuits at a Red Lobster and ended up in a coma. "A local food writer was rushed to UAMS hospital last night after consuming 413 Cheddar Bay Biscuits from R ... More >>
Earlier this month, Gwar and Warbeast kicked off a tour and brought down the house at Tucson's Rialto Theatre. But the thrash metal gods, lo and behold, have forsaken us here in Phoenix, and the tour didn't come our way. Hell, the duo is even going through spots like Des Moines, Little Rock, Green ... More >>
John Dadzie (a.k.a. 12th Planet) is scheduled to perform on Sunday at the Marquee Theater in Tempe.Electronica superstar Skrillex owes a certain debt to John Dadzie. In this week's issue of the New Times, I explored the "poster boy of dubstep" and his meteoric rise to fame over the past year ... More >>
Photos: Augustus Shaw Elementary School Augustus Shaw is a legendary name around these parts, but not because of the ethics-bending Tempe HOA attorney who's candidacy for the State House has been challenged. We're not sure that the "original" Shaw, who died in a Saguaro Lake boating acciden ... More >>
Victor PalaganoLucinda Williams on stage at Mesa Arts Center.It takes some hutzpah to read your lyrics off a music stand. When you've been dubbed "Americas Greatest Songwriter" by Time magazine (a publication that's not known for it's music criticism, but nonetheless notable in any grand pronounce ... More >>
Mayor Phil Gordon knows what it's like to be a big fish in a small oasis during a junket to Saudi Arabia this week with nine other U.S. mayors: Phoenix is by far the largest city represented. Middle Eastern media reports the mayors were received today by the Acting Governor of Riyadh, Prince S ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and nine other mayors will travel to Saudi Arabia this month on a junket paid for by the Saudi government, Arizona Republic reporter Scott Wong reports this morning. When we looked at the list of mayors Wong published, though, something struck as odd: They were all men. Bu ... More >>
By Steve Jansen I’m pretty sure that Kevin Brockmeier won’t be reading this blog entry about Kevin Brockmeier. Last year when Brockmeier visited Tempe’s Changing Hands Bookstore to plug his amazing novel The Brief History of the Dead (the book fuses suspended belief with a light dusting of ... More >>
Here's how a Kentucky inmate conned Tempe cops and the County Attorney's Office into believing he'd killed a stripper, who really was a victim of the Baseline Killer
Tall girl tales
Dispatches from the world of travel writing
Louden Up Now
(Touch and Go)
Letters from the week of March 11, 2004
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lays claim to an environmental legacy. Too bad it's a monumental disappointment.
Racial bias alleged in unwarranted detention of two black, elderly women
How many Faces does it take to make a Rod Stewart record?
Trekkies docu examines starship troupers
Cheer and flag clothing on the campaign trail, 1998
How a Valley development scheme ripped off investors, contractors and homeowners while bank, building and bar officials watched
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
Three young African Americans say a security guard singled them out, then ran them off
A NORTHERN ARIZONA FOLK ARTIST REVEALS HIS ALTER EGO
FRED SCHRADER WOULDN'T PULL THE TRIGGER IF HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT. UNFORTUNATELY IT DID.
RYNELDI BECENTI IS A HERO TO THE NAVAJO NATION-----AND THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER AT ASU
IF SLICK WILLY WON'T MAKE THE CASE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, WHO WILL? A NEW TIMES EXCLUSIVE.