As I type this, it's still 2012, but by the time we hit "publish" it'll be 2013. So I'll turn to the great poet, Kanye West, to sum it all up: "I'm livin' in the future so the presence is my past. My presence is the present, kiss my ass." That was 2012, welcome to 2013 -- here's our end of the year ... More >>
It seems like every year there's one local story that defines the news more than others. Last year, it was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson (which we got a horrific reminder of with the recent mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary). This year, as far as actual readership g ... More >>
Sedona resident Peter Gersten was left high and dry last night after a vortex failed to open at the base of Bell Rock, the popular red rock hiking spot. Gersten had been planning to leap into the "portal" last night. Instead, he apparently wandered home in an anticlimactic ending to his Doomsday stu ... More >>
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: End of the World Eats (and Drinks) at Lon's at the Hermosa and Roka Akor Dec. 21 Lunch under $10 at Astor House No To-Maya at Central Bistro We've all heard the question: "Wha ... More >>
Since we're now a week away from December 21, now would be a good time to sort out everyone's plans.As you've probably heard, there are people who believe that some sort of Mayan calendar runs out of days, so -- obviously -- the world's going to blow up or something, and we're all going to be dead o ... More >>
Let's face it, the Mayan Calendar thing is kind of silly, but I'm still obsessed with it because I often ruminate on The End. It's an important scenario to consider, no matter how unlikely, because it makes us ask the Big Questions and wonder how meaningful/meaningless our lives truly are. One of m ... More >>
A Sedona man plans on jumping off a very tall rock on December 21, and he believes he will be landing in a cosmic portal.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
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Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
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What music critic prophet could have predicted that in 2012 hip, indie songwriters like Los Angeles-based Ramona Gonzalez, who records haunting, danceable pop as Nite Jewel, would be compared to acts like Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam or Sade? But here we are, the year the Mayan calendar ends, and her ex ... More >>
Larkin Grimm's infant son Otis is already more rock 'n' roll than you. From the safety of his car seat, the four-month-old interjected a couple times during my interview with Grimm. Larkin and Otis are on tour, headed in her Prius to Albuquerque, New Mexico for another gig. "I'm playing a lot of ... More >>
Time to grab your canned goods and get bunker building, the (loosely) determined end of days, according to (theories about) the Mayan calendar is upon us. Luckily, for those who'd like to go out with a bang -- or need another excuse for a crazy party -- Gregory Schmidt of Iowa-based&n ... More >>
Disaster will strike the Valley on March 10, 2009.No, that's not a prediction from the Mayan calendar. It's a mock event being held on or near Arizona State University's Tempe campus to test the disaster readiness of local public safety officials and health care workers.The "Coyote Crisis Campaign" ... More >>
Timewave 2013: The Odyssey II: Friday through Sunday, August 15 through 17, at East West Exchange By Clay McNear Last month, I wrote a catty little blog about the quasi-documentary 2012: The Odyssey. In it, I cattily opined that nothing whatsoever will happen on December 21, 2012. That's the End D ... More >>
2012: The Odyssey: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at East West Exchange By Clay McNear December 21, 2012. 12/21/12. The End Date. Whatever. While I’m sure I’ll have mixed feelings if the Apocalypse really does go down on the Winter Solstice in ... More >>