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.
The nightlife-loving cats at Scottsdale's Axis-Radius are planning one helluva party this weekend that likely will go down as one of the most memorable in the club's 16-year history. Sadly, that's because the iconic and influential establishment is about to become history. If you haven't heard the ... More >>
Load up your copy of Avicii's "Last Dance" and steel yourself for some depressing news, EDM fans and nightlife fiends: Axis-Radius, the longest-running dance club in Scottsdale, will close by month's end after 16 years in operation. The Old Town institution -- which has served as the epicenter for D ... More >>
Say what you will about Nikita Khrushchev, but the man knew how to make the poignant-songs-about-cosmonauts train run on time. April 12 marks Yuri's Night 2013 -- a chance to party on an even larger and more scientific scale than Earth Day -- and the 52nd anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's famous manned ... More >>
Phil Mickelson, who remains one of the world's most popular golfers even as his game slowly fades, was cordial, yet short, when we asked him at the Waste Management Open about his new lawsuit. "I support freedom of speech 100 percent all the way, but I'm not going to ... More >>
Wacky local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad has a whole lot of awesomeness to offer on their Tumblr. AJJ is currently on tour with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Into It. Over It.The band has just released their new album, Knife Man, about three weeks ago. It's full of enthusiastically perfor ... More >>
Well, he's done it. Sean Bonnette, one half of Valley mainstays Andrew Jackson Jihad, lover of hip-hop, passionate defender of all things Phoenix, has moved away. But don't get up in arms. "This is just a temporary thing," Bonnette says of his recent move to Chicago to be with his girlfriend. ... More >>
Craig CohenBen Brah and Junior JuniorEditor's note: We barely knew what we were getting into when we sent Serene Dominic to interview BroLoaf -- but we damn sure ended up with more of it than could fit in our paper. So, for your high-fiving, beer-ponging pleasure, here's Serene's extended int ... More >>
They Might Be Giants' new album, Join Us, comes out today. If you've only been following TMBG for the past four or five years, you might be under the impression that this Brooklyn-based band is a children's music group. That would be understandable, considering Join Us is the first TMBG album si ... More >>
Suns go head to head with the Blazers
nba.com Steve Nash looks better here, before his right eye swelled nearly shut after a collision with Tim Duncan's elbow. Nash still took over the game in the fourth quarter. At the end of the Suns' game yesterday against San Antonio, Spurs great David Robinson ran onto the ... More >>
Nik RichieRemember when Michael Jackson awkwardly kissed his then-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, at the 1994 MTV Music Video Awards and then turned to the crowd and infamously said, "And just think, nobody thought this would last"? We all know how that turned out, and in seemingly related news, ... More >>
Deeee-Fence! We never thought we'd be saying this, but the Phoenix Suns won the last two games against tough Western Conference foes with solid D, and now find themselves on a 6-game winning streak. Of course, this offsets the 6-game losing streak the team endured immediately pre ... More >>
We've always enjoyed a good relationship with former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods, except when he got pissy with us for a long while over the infamous "hot dog vendor" spoof back in the day. Woods is a savvy and funny guy, something in fairly short supply among the lega ... More >>
Coming to a big screen near you: LeBron James (center in white) and the Cleveland Cavaliers At first, this blog was going to chronicle the sudden resurgence of the Phoenix Suns, who instilled a little hope with a modest two-game winning streak (hey, they gotta start somewhere) that included an impr ... More >>
This time, it wasn't a heartbreaking three at the buzzer that pushed the San Antonio Spurs past the Phoenix Suns. It wasn't a cheap-shot foul by a Spurs sub against a Suns star. It wasn't Suns turnovers killing any chance Steve Nash & Co. had of winning the game. It wasn't less-than-Al ... More >>
Charlotte's Boris Diaw in his strange new role: starter. If Charlotte were Philly, the Phoenix Suns would be wise to beware of flying alkaline batteries and half-filled beer cups when they take the court against the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena at 5 p.m. tonight. But North Carolina's sti ... More >>
The Boston Celtics bought themselves an NBA Championship in 2007-08. The Los Angeles Lakers nearly stole one by snookering away the rights to All-Star forward Pau Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies last February 1 for the NBA equivalent of nothing. Oh, Memphis Coach Marc Iavaroni, a former Suns assis ... More >>
As bizzare as it may seem, we were thrilled by the Phoenix Suns' road loss to the New Orleans Hornets 104-91. Playing without Shaquille O'Neal (resting, as usual, on the first of back-to-back games) and Steve Nash (flu-like symptons), the Suns looked much better Wednesday night agains ... More >>
Right on 'cue
The Barkley-dominated Suns had a stranglehold on us. Team Nash is better. Let's go crazy!
Martial arts sensation Tony Jaa makes the most of his screen debut
Ten years before short hair, Napster, sobriety and group therapy for Metallica, there was Metallimania
P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
Driven, ambitious Valley MC takes feelers from two labels, and prepares for global domination
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (Astralwerks)
The Cure's Robert Smith reveals the man behind the makeup
From the week of July 8, 1999
Bank One Ballpark collection doesn't quite cover all the bases
Valley phone-sex operators claim they're getting screwed
The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.
Once dominant, U.S. swimmers have fallen back in the Olympic pack. And some observers are questioning whether Gary Hall Jr., the world-class sprinter from Paradise Valley, has the work ethic to find gold in Atlanta.