After watching an episode or two of any at least semi-professional competitive cooking show, it's likely you've heard the name sunchoke dropped. Also known as the Jerusalem artichoke, this knobby, brown tuber (or thick stem) of a sunflower varietal really doesn't look like a big deal. While culinary ... More >>
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, a 35-year-old from Scottsdale, was one of six soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this week in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.Silverman is the 49th Arizona native to die in Afghanistan under "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Just in case talk of military action against one country wasn't enough, Republican Congressman Trent Franks is here with more loose talk of war.Franks announced that he plans to introduce a resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iran.
President Obama addressed the nation yesterday to explain why he's pushing for some sort of military strike in Syria.While Arizona's congressional delegation is split on striking Syria, the one local poll done on the issue showed that Arizonans really don't want military action there.
Republican Congressman Matt Salmon does not support the American military attacking Syria.According to the Arizona Republic's apparently left-wing columnist, E.J. Montini, that means Salmon's the kind of guy who would watch Jerry Sandusky rape little kids in the shower at Penn State.What?
Despite the actions of Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, their constituents oppose military action in Syria, according to poll results.The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted yesterday to pass a resolution that would authorize a military strike against Syria, and both McCain and F ... More >>
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to pass a resolution that would authorize a military strike against Syria.Both of Arizona's Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, are on that committee, and they both voted in favor of the resolution.
Hey, remember those pizzas with the crusts stuffed with cheeseburgers and chicken tenders you were asking about? They're here. Yup. Congratulations. Pizza Hut must have received all your heartfelt letters and phone calls because they're doing it. They're really, really doing it. This is totally goi ... 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 >>
This week's music feature is about local shoegazers Lisa Savidge. Ever wondered what sort of music soldiers in Iraq blast while patrolling the streets of Baghdad? Dan Somers, the band's singer, did two tours of duty and shared his experience with writer Melissa Fossum.Another thing you may b ... More >>
Where does America go from here, Karl? Hey, maybe we could invade some Middle-Eastern country unnecessarily and kill a bunch of people. Oh, snap, we already did that.The first thing that sprang to mind when I got the above flier in my e-mail in-box announcing that "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove will be sp ... More >>
Iraqi-American artist merges ancient with future
State attorney general candidate Tom HorneTom Horne, Arizona's superintendent of schools and candidate for state attorney general, is standing by his comments that terrorism is no longer a problem in Israel after they built -- in the words of Senator John McCain -- "the danged fence."At a Tea Par ... More >>
Few DJs in the Valley pimp themselves as hard as Tranzit. Every time the award-winning house mixmaster has an event to promote, my cell phone, Facebook, and e-mail seem to blow up with announcements aplenty from the dude. This week was no exception, as the 29-year-old has been promotin ... More >>
For lunch we decide to try Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market. Ok, so maybe the word 'restaurant' is a stretch, more like hole-in-the-wall, but we mean that in the best way possible. Al-Hana consists of a walk-up counter with a half dozen tables and chairs for eating in. It is tucked into th ... More >>
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Even the Ayatollah would dig this stuff
Where's the beef kebab? At Baghdad Restaurant, of course
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Activist passionate about his causes