In hip-hop the past is a constant and idealization of one's forefathers-or mothers-is an uncrossable tradition. The Game might be hip-hop's most eloquent eulogizer. His 2005 hit "Dreams" spoke poignantly to that point; Game all but admitted that he'll never mean as much to the culture as his lordl ... More >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, June 1: Frequency Fridays @ DWNTWN Fridays used to be one of the pimpest nights of the week at Cent ... More >>
We watched the morning news a bit ago as onetime Disney superstar turned train wreck Lindsay Lohan slipped in the back door of the Los Angeles County morgue to do ghoulish penance for whatever it was that got her on probation.Rachel Alexander's testimony yesterday was the proverbial train wreck.L ... More >>
A white supremacist in the nativist nut bag... A fruitcake of nativist rage and looniness baking in the Arizona sun: That's what was generally to be found at Wesley Bolin Plaza this Saturday, June 5 for the pro-SB 1070 Phoenix Rising rally, which drew around 2,000 mostly white participants to ... More >>
And a little child shall lead them...In case you missed it, the video above is of First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Mexico's First Lady Margarita Zavala, visiting with a group of Maryland second graders on Wednesday. One kid raised her hand to ask if it was true what her mommy says that Bara ... More >>
L.A.'s resident Mayor-comedian, Antonio VillaraigosaFinally, a way to get rid of Maricopa County's geriatric gendarme Sheriff Joe, and he doesn't even have to get indicted by the feds! Though that would still be pretty sweet.In a message to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon publicized today, La-la Land Mayo ... More >>
www.bp.comIn the most recent blow to Maricopa County's reputation throughout the country, the latest jobs report is out and it aint pretty for the Valley.Among the county's other embarrassing, um, problems -- law enforcement and prosecutorial, mainly -- Maricopa County is now the number two count ... More >>
Jorge MurilloWe caught wind of this a few hours ago but couldn't confirm it until now -- Jorge Murillo, the state hospital "patient" who escaped custody last week by hopping two fences without anyone seeming to notice, has been captured. Murillo, a 40-year-old Honduran national, who recent ... More >>
The Los Angeles County coroner's ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide, according to the Associated Press. Officials say a fatal combination of drugs was given to Jackson hours before he died at his rented mansion; he was apparently poisoned by an interaction between the powerful anesthetic pr ... More >>
Arty or not, we've all tried to draw or paint as children (at the very least). Many of us, after discovering how difficult it is to accurately recreate something as simple as an apple or a plant just give up and resort to stick figures for the rest of our lives.And, trust me, I can draw a mean stick ... More >>
The sheriff's made a career of stonewalling critical media — the public's right to know be damned
Polygamists are barricading their homes in the midst of mounting legal assaults by authorities
He delivered the news on KFNX, but left out the part about his criminal past
Arizona's finally followed Utah's lead and launched serious action to stop abuses by polygamists
Furor over mysterious memo masks difficulties in prosecuting illegal acts
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.
The drowning death of a child is always a tragedy. But when does it become a crime? County prosecutors are wading into a dangerous debate.
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
Cocaine. Domestic brawls. Group sex. Brian Eftenoff concedes his wasn't the perfect marriage. But was his wife Judi murdered? Did Brian kill her? And can prosecutors prove anything? Part One of a New Times Investigation
Police go to great lengths -- including civil injunctions -- to combat gangs. The jury is out on their effectiveness
Exhuming Arizona's most notorious prostitute
Seraphim-themed City of Angels is a glossy cloud-pleaser
Family says teen was disoriented and suicidal three days before death at Boys Ranch
Even legislation can't end violence in Valley hospitals
Richard Post was taken to jail in his wheelchair for mouthing off in a bar. Joe Arpaio's detention officers saw him as such a threat, they strapped him into a medieval restraint chair--and broke his neck.
The works of Tempe patriot Lawrence Tenney Stevens loom large
He's JJ! He's the owner! He's the King of Beepers! And we've got his number!
When Fred Tryon retired, Arizona Public Service Company gave him a gold watch. Then the multibillion-dollar utility claimed he hadn't retired, but quit, and took away his pension and his benefits. Then Fred Tryon died of a heart attack. Now, his wife o
IN 1978, THE SCOTTSDALE COPS HAD A DEAD CELEBRITY AND A GREAT SUSPECT. WHAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE WAS PROOF.