Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I am a Midwestern transplant in a southern elementary school. I am 7. It's nearing Christmas, and I have a school assignment. I have t ... More >>
Will Ferrell's one man revival of Old Milwaukee beer continued with yet another guerrilla Super Bowl advertisement that only ran in a handful of tiny markets. According to Reddit, this ad, featuring Ferrell passionately kissing a woman on the bus to the strain of vintage Chinese music, ran in Sherma ... More >>
Remember those "Got Milk?" and "Beef, It's What's For Dinner" ads? Well Norway is apparently trying to convince its people to eat more fish and to that end they've introduced a series of truly horrifying awesome advertisements promoting sushi. See Also: --Watch This: Someone Eating Little Baby's ( ... More >>
Will Ferrell has done another series of ads for Old Milwaukee Beer this time in... Sweden? The comfortably retro looking ads are apparently airing on Swedish television and feature Ferrell speaking fondly of Old Milwaukee Beer in Stockholm and ts environs. See Also: --Will Ferrell's Old Milwaukee ... More >>
The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt another blow to the Los Angeles Dodgers' playoff hopes Wednesday night at Chase Field, beating them 3-2. It was the Dodgers' sixth loss in seven games and the D-Backs' 10th win against them this season. More importantly for the D-backs, the win kept their faint playof ... More >>
Up on the Sun favorite Dan Bejar and his band Destroyer released their newest album Kaputt more than a year ago. We liked it then, we liked it at the end of the year, we like it now still. It's a charming ode to the smooth sounds of late-'70s/early-'80s yacht rock, cannily balancing the line betw ... More >>
It turns out that Arizona missed out on a very important commercial during this past Sunday's Super Bowl. It featured an American comic genius, a field of flowers, and a can of ... Old Milwaukee beer.
This week we're chatting with Elizabeth Meinz, executive chef and general manager at Orange Table in Old Town Scottsdale. We got the scoop on where the ham and American cheese went Monday, and today we're talking business and community with the busy mother of two. What new projects hav ... More >>
Bon IverConstruction paper? Check. Squiggly scissors? Got 'em. Magazine cut-outs of kittens? Definitely. No, we're not helping our kid sister make a collage; we're making ironic D.I.Y holiday cards to celebrate Bon Iver Day. That's right, y'all, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed July ... More >>
Peter StorchI listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>
Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey has an odd gimmick: He rides his bike on tour. Like, across state lines and stuff. He's apparently biked around to about 120 shows over the last three years and will be cycling into Cave Creek on Saturday, October 30 for a show at the new Janey's Coffeehouse ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Dave Foley? Who's that?Today is a red letter day in former County Attorney Andrew Thomas' life. From here on out, barring a bolt of lightning, he'll have oodles of free time to pursue other interests. So here are some suggestions for "Candy." Feel free to add your own. I did leave out him learning j ... More >>
That's How We Burn
A picture of Canadian rock band NickelbackI remember it like it was yesterday: it was the summer of 2002 and I was in super-humid Milwaukee for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. We were in the parking lot of Miller Park, enjoying the pre-game festivities, eating and drinking all of the ... More >>
How do you make a metalhead swoon? Play him the new video for "Shadows Fed to Tyrants" by Phoenix grindcore band Landmine Marathon. If you read my feature on the band last year, you probably didn't have to read between too many lines to figure out that I have a huge crush on lead screamer Grace P ... More >>
Salt River Tubing on Fourth of July Weekend The Salt River was more crowded by Bikini-clad beauties and alcohol-swilling ruffians than normal on July 4th Weekend. Check out the aquatic antics in these photos...see photos Cheap Trick at Talking Stick Resort on 7/3/10 I've seen these d ... More >>
Arizona Only: Phoenix's PBS station threw a beer fest only open to our state's microbrews.Something about an Arizona beer festival felt a little trivial Saturday, a day when angry hordes across the country beat up our state's idiotic new immigration law at May Day rallies.Hell, they were p ... More >>
www.amazon.comHow much would you pay to not eat for 36 hours and then sit in a hot steamy make-shift tent with about 60 people in search of spiritual awakening?To be honest, that sounds worse than a prison sentence, but the participants in last week's tragic sweat-lodge incident at Angel Va ... More >>
Filmmaker logged 19,000 miles documenting do-it-yourself culture
Pat Murphy: Amazing coach. Relationship counselor? Not so much.
Alright, so I haven't gotten to the point where I've turned on my car A/C yet, but I can definitely feel the equinox creeping up. Two weeks ago I was still bundled up in a scarf, and suddenly I'm thinking SPF. Lately I've been doing lots of springy things, like riding my bike, seeking out restaurant ... More >>
As God is my witness, I'll never be thirsty again
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Beyond Arizona, musicians rave about it, but the Phoenix Symphony, at 50, plays to half-empty houses at home. Can its new maestro, Hermann Michael, fill the seats?
GO AHEAD. THROW AWAY YOUR FUTURE. GARBOLOGIST BILL RATHJE WILL BE HAPPY.