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    November 5, 2013

    Eddie Hantas of Hummus Xpress on Basketball and What Brought Him from Lebanon to Tempe

    Eddie Hantas Chef/Owner Hummus Xpress Since January, Eddie Hantas has been serving healthy, fresh Mediterranean food in a fast-casual atmosphere at Hummus Xpress in Tempe. The Subway- (or if you prefer, Chipotle-) style restaurant is his second venture, opened about year after ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Interstate 10 Jacked Up This Morning Due to Aluminum Cans All Over the Place

    If your commute was ruined by traffic on Interstate 10 this morning, we'll tell you that the culprit has been revealed as aluminum cans.Like, a lot of aluminum cans, which covered several lanes of traffic near the Salt River Bridge.

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    August 28, 2013

    Detroit Coney Grill in Tempe to Open Friday

    After a long wait -- perhaps a little too long for Michigan transplants -- Detroit Coney Grill, the Motor City-minded hot dog joint in Tempe, will open at 11 a.m. this Friday, August 30. Courtesy of Michigan native David Najor, who spent years working for his family's grocery stores in Detroit befo ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Label of the Month: The EDM Pioneers Behind Ghostly International

    Welcome to our Label of the Month feature, where we'll expound on some of our favorite music manufacturing companies, the folks that help mold the entire picture for amazing artists and shoot those ideas out into the world. This month, we're aiming our sights on Ghostly International, the Ann Arbor, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Bell's Hopslam Returns This Week

    Beer: HopslamBrewery: Bell's Brewery,Inc.Style: Imperial IPAABV: 10 percent See also: - Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale - Ballast Point Victory at Sea. Not to get you guys all excited, but Bell's, the best damn brewers in all of Kalamazoo County, posted this on thei ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    July 13, 2012

    Devils Diciples Motorcycle Gangsters Indicted on Tons of Charges, Including Trying to Murder Their Own in Arizona

    The feds unsealed an indictment charging 41 members and associates of the Devils Diciples Motorcycle Club -- including the national president and national vice president -- with crimes mostly related to gambling, drugs, and violence.The Justice Department says the crimes committed by members of the ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    October 6, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    Chef Paul Lindsay of La Grande Orange

    Lauren Saria ​This week in Chef Talk we'll sit down with Chef Paul Lindsay of La Grande Orange and the Arcadia Room.  When did you know you wanted to be a chef?As corny as it sounds, I pretty distinctly remember standing in the kitchen with my mom when I was like barely able to see up ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Lexi Huckaby at DiVerti Bar & Grill

    Zach Fowle ​The tender: Lexi HuckabyThe bar: DiVerti Bar & Grill (4 E. University Dr., 480-284-5972)The pedigree: Huckaby's father worked for an oil company, so the family moved a lot -- she  lived in Brazil, Dubai, Egypt, London, Bangkok and Turkey before turning 15. A "traveling b ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    The Raconteurs Are Back!

    Now that he's got all that hilarious and awesome palling around with Stephen Colbert, out of his system, Jack White is getting back to business. The Raconteurs, arguably the dude's main gig now that The White Stripes have called it quits, are back, according to Consequence of Sound.The Raconteurs ha ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    April 14, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled

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    February 21, 2011

    Did Simply Bread Bite Off More Than It Could Chew?

    ​Why did Simply Bread simply close its doors a little over a week ago, when business seemed so robust? Why are 87 people now suddenly out of a job? The official word is that the bakery's Michigan-based bank is to blame. However, I've been talking to lots of local restaurant owners who wonde ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Anti-Prop 203 Bill Would Allow Employers to Discriminate Against Qualified Medical Pot Users

    Image: www.azleg.govState Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, wants employers to have the right to discriminate against and fire qualified medical marijuana users.​ A state lawmaker wants to scratch out the anti-discrimination clause in Arizona's medical marijuana law and give immunity to employers ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Closed for Business: Simply Bread

    ​Is it jumping the gun to wish it were April Fool's Day, instead of Valentine's Day? Not if you're a fan of Simply Bread's tasty artisanal baked goods. The five-year-old bakery -- which served 1,400 retail and restaurant customers -- reportedly shut down its operations yesterday. The c ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Snake Out: Live Pizza (1986)

    ​Welcome to Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attention. These LPs have been hiding out, collecting dust, until we come along, in ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Lane Dawson: Love Letters (1985)

    If only the record came with a copy of the letter Lane Dawson's writing...​ Welcome of Obscuro, a new weekly feature where Up on the Sun dives deep into the world of vinyl oddities: private press jobs, major label cast-offs, and general thrift shop clutter that's thus far escaped anyone's attentio ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Elderly Michigan Woman Receives Package Full of Weed -- Of Course it Came from Arizona

    Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood​If two pounds of weed were to just show up at your door, what would you do? Smoke it? Sell it? Dump it out on your bed and roll around in it?An elderly Michigan woman went a different route -- she took what many would conside ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Rapper "The Hard Money Lender" Indicted on Drug-Trafficking Charges ​If you've never heard of rapper/producer "The Hard Money Lender," don't worry, neither have we.  But his days ballin' as a Los Angeles rap mogul may have come to an end since federal authorities are ordering him to turn over about $25 million worth of as ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Dry-Hair Beauty Secret From Upper Peninsula in Michigan Also Great on Pancakes

    Beauty Lab: Cookin' up good looks in nature's pharmacy. My hair has a mind of its own.​I've since given up on trying to tame the beast living atop my head. Dry, fuzzy, curly, it's been likened to everything from a tumbleweed to dirty cotton candy. I know, hot. But wait, all hope may not be ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Behind the Bar: Steve Losey at El Chorro Lodge

    ​ For Steve Losey, the best part of being a bartender is interacting with the guests. And with 20 years in the hospitality industry, he knows how to make sure their needs are met. Losey, who came to the Valley 15 years ago from Michigan, has been working at El Chorro Lodge since it reopened ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010

    Words with Friends

    Scramble Scrabble tiles amongst friendly faces

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    January 28, 2010

    Brendan Benson Coming To Rhythm Room

    Autumn De Wilde​You may know him as Raconteur #2, but Brendan Benson's best work has been as a solo artist, not in one of Jack White's many projects. The Michigander comes to the Rhythm Room on February 22 bringing a band that includes drummer Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams), bassist Jared Reynolds (B ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Phoenix Tops in Salad Eating--WTF?

    You might think Valley diners are all about greasy Mexican food or gigantic chain restaurant-style portions, but a new study by Dole Fresh Vegetables claims Phoenicians are among the top salad eaters in the nation.

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    November 26, 2009
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    October 29, 2009

    CD preview: Every Avenue, 'Picture Perfect'

    We've been disappointed by sophomore albums by pop rock artists we love before--see Cute Is What We Aim For, Quietdrive--so we were very happy that Michigan-based Every Avenue's Picture Perfect, off Fearless Records, is even better than their solid debut, Shh. Just Go with It.

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    March 26, 2009

    Hot Links: Troops at Borders, Bobcats in Bars, and Burgers

    At a senate committee hearing Wednesday, senators both praised and poked holes in President Obama's plan to send more troops to border states to combat Mexican drug cartels and associated violence, but Arizona Senator John McCain lauded Mexico President Felipe Calderon's efforts to combat the ca ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Folk Art

    Indie singer/songwriter brings his world view to Trunk Space

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    July 17, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Budget Beat: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

    By Jay Bennett On Saturday mornings, I like to head downtown to what is casually referred to as the farmers market, at Second and McKinley streets. It's really called the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, a more suitable name than "farmers market" because, in my opinion, it's way short on farmers and ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    November 8, 2007

    Wishbone Formation

    Flag footballers go for the gravy

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    November 9, 2006


    What a concept

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    October 12, 2006

    Fat Rhabit


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    October 6, 2005

    Gore Gore Girls

    Sweet and rough

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    July 28, 2005

    Sufjan Stevens

    50 nifty songs to look forward to

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    March 10, 2005

    Bear vs. Shark

    Hear them before they're even more famous

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    September 9, 2004

    Brian Vander Ark

    He's still got verve

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    October 23, 2003


    Arizona's prisons are packed. Building more would cost millions. Governor Janet Napolitano wants to lockup even more people. But others say it may be time to let a few out.

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    May 9, 2002

    Bless the Beasts and the Children

    Letters from the week of May 9, 2002

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    November 30, 2000

    Understated Original

    Phoenix owes its art museum and its cultural life in part to the late Philip Curtis

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    May 9, 1996

    She Ball

    A Phoenix league goes to bat for women's baseball

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    March 30, 1995
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    January 24, 1990

    Return of Dr. Dad

    This week, Dr. Dad returns to answer teen-agers' most commonly asked questions about love, sex and relationships.

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