Rebellious personas are to rock 'n' roll what cocaine was to the eighties: in high demand, deliciously indulgent, and a way to catch a buzz that makes it okay for men to rock garishly colored neon outfits. Stage names are a huge part of those heavy metal, punk, and rock personas, In fact, more music ... More >>
When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
Footage of Monroe's funeral on YouTube: Abbott says he's the left-front pallbearer as the coffin's being taken from the Westwood chapel
Regular readers of this blog know that the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe is not normally something I would write about or comment on, but it's no ... More >>
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 >>
The Spot: Cafe ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (480) 421-7997. www.hotelvalleyho.com/scottsdalerestaurants/cafezuzu.html
The Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Details: Labeled "Cool Redux" and printed on pretty cyan paper, the Cafe ZuZu happy hour featu ... More >>
Los Angeles Angels: Tempe Diablo Stadium
The name says Tempe, but if you're catching an Angels game at Diablo Stadium (heh heh, we get it) and looking for a good meal, you're much closer to a few excellent drinking and dining options in South Phoenix. We did tuck one Tempe favorite in there for ... More >>
Peoria-based indie popsters Boys and Frogs have a flair for the dramatic: witness the bands excellent and creepy videos.
But the cover for the trio's new mixtape, Sorry For the Weight (a pun regarding the wait for the band's follow-up to their last LP, Rain Dance Snowed In) takes the cake, ripping ... More >>
Alex O'Loughlin and Jennifer Lopez share a romantic meal in an NYC community garden in The Back-Up Plan.
As long as there have been romantic movies, there has been the surprise romantic dinner trope. In these scenes, the suitor has prepared (or, increasingly, ordered out) a lovely table of fo ... More >>
Early this morning, a small kitchen fire broke out at Durant's, the legendary lounge that hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne in its heyday. The blaze was quickly contained by firefighters, but there was some minor damage to the building's roof and ventilation system. No one was injure ... More >>
The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself!
The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.