Various Native American groups are banding together to protest games involving Washington's NFL team, starting with this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale. The groups are imploring the team to adopt a new name "that does not disparage Native Americans."
To alter a line from the great Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be UStreamed. In a demonstration Wednesday at the Phoenix Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DREAMers, undocumented moms and U.S. citizens laid siege to the facility, in one instance blocking a bus filled wi ... More >>
Try not to over-analyze the first-round pick of the Phoenix Suns last night, Maryland 7-footer Alex Len -- he's an upgrade to the team.The Suns picked Len fifth overall, in a draft where there was no certainty in who was being drafted in the early spots.
If you get pulled over with 1,000 pounds of weed in your vehicle, it's probably going to be pretty hard to come up with an excuse.Case in point: Authorities say 31-year-old Efrain Nunez was pulled over in Glendale yesterday while driving a van with nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana in it, and explain ... More >>
Aaron Chamberlin St. Francis 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-200-8111 www.stfrancisaz.com See also: -- Update: Aaron Chamberlin Hopes to Open Cafe in Former Urban Grocery Space By Early Next Year This is part one of my interview with Aaron Chamberlin, chef-owner of St. Francis Restaurant. Come ... More >>
Remember when America's Taco Shop, the casual, counter-service Mexican eatery from America Corrales and husband Terry Bortin used to be a charming little renovated house on Seventh Street in Central Phoenix? That was 2008. But times (sigh), they do have a way of a-changin'. See also: America's Ta ... More >>
Baltimore MC Height (known by his mother as Dan Keech) got his start rapping with Wounds and Dogg and Pony and Keech's first solo show was opening for Animal Collective in mid-2000. Eight years later, Keech started collaborating with other Maryland musicians, starting Height With Friends. As part ... More >>
See also: Chef Pete DeRuvo To Head Kitchen at New Davanti Enoteca See also: Tastemaker #21: Pete DeRuvo Pete DeRuvo Davanti Enoteca 6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-659-1800 www.davantiscottsdale.com This is part one of my interview with Pete DeRuvo, executive chef at Davanti Enoteca. Come ... More >>
The City of Tempe is proud to report that Tempe's Mill Avenue District area was near the top of some list of "America's Most Fun, Affordable Cities."Since Ocean City, Maryland topped the list, it was kind of an indication that this one could be tossed in the garbage, but a city press relea ... More >>
Image: Google Street ViewThe fire hydrant seen here blocking the curb ramp along Bethany Home Road at 3rd Avenue was relocated after Thomas Vickery complained. The scooter-driving disabled man wants the city to address the sidewalk's other problems.Thomas Vickery lit a fire under the butts of cit ... More >>
Having Bun B as a professor could have been interesting...What if Sheryl Crow had been your elementary school music teacher? How cool would it have been if Bun B was your professor in a class about religion and hip-hop? How strange would your learning experience have been if Peaches had been your ... More >>
An 86-year-old Scottsdale man pleaded guilty this morning to endangerment in the assisted-suicide case of a Phoenix woman who killed herself in 2007. Right-to-die advocate takes one for the team In April, a Maricopa County jury could not agree on whether Franklin Langsn ... More >>
www.kpho.comSusan Brock, the teen-touching somewhat-estranged wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sentenced yesterday to 13 years in prison for carrying out a three-year sexual relationship with a teenage boy she met through the Mormon Church -- and KPHO seems to think that ... More >>
The Grand Canyon State tends to keep things pretty gangsta.Good news: according to rankings from an international think tank, Arizona is not the most violent state in America, which may come as a shock considering we're one of only two states in the entire country to consider having its own ... More >>
The White Stripes: Oh-so-sweet. (We will miss you Jack and Meg!)Let's face it. The White Stripes is was a band that without question defined music for this generation. Whether you liked them or not (and most everyone did, at one time or other) they were constantly in the news, challenging convent ... More >>
The best ethnic food is often the most difficult to find. So each week we'll spin the globe and search for a new other-worldly spot to expand our eating horizons around the Valley.This week we go to Poland at Europa Pastry Cafe. Carrie Wheeler The small pierogi and stuffed cabbage plate ... More >>
YahooMovies If he only had a brain, he could pass that non-existent mental health evaluation and buy a Glock... In the wake of the Tucson massacre, there have been, as you might expect, a number of folks who have suggested that maybe Arizona, and the nation, would benefit from stricter gun le ... More >>
www.thepeoplegroupllc.comIn addition to protesting the funeral of the 9-year-old girl murdered during Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, the lunatics from the Westboro Baptist Church tell New Times they plan to protest the funeral of Federal Judge John Roll and picket the very corner at ... More >>
Louis Dolgoff, beer aficionado and Founder of the Beer For Brains Foundation Talk to Louis Dolgoff for a moment or two and you'll understand what a busy guy he is. He's working on a beer pairing television show for PBS. He continues to orchestrate several ornate, beer-tasting dinners all ove ... More >>
Former Page France frontman hangs with the folk revival
Letters from the week of January 1, 2004
A marriage of tasty and gourmet
Letters from the week of April 25, 2002
An Arizona filmmaker gets an additional taste of success in the vineyard
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
Despite the chaos, a revamped Sugar High and a renamed 40 Watt Las Vegas debut; meanwhile, James Hall spreads the gospel.
Make a joyful noisemaker
John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.
Middle Eastern staple stakes its claim in Phoenix
There's BOB hope for hungry and thirsty Diamondback fans
From the week of April 12, 2001
Ex-Navy man Christian Valentino sees future in gay male porn
A 93-year-old career criminal looks back in danger
After six years in the garage, the Bratmobile revs louder than ever
Venerable Valley roots club is on the move
March 25 - 31, 1999
It took years, and some luck, to unravel Symington's web of deceit
Phonoroyale carries the torch song into the modern world
IS JAMES J. DILETTOSO A TECHNO GOD OR JUST ANOTHER FLOPPY DISCIPLE? EVEN HE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE.