See also: Burning Man: An Attorney Says He Escaped His Blazing Home Using Scuba Gear; Now He's Charged with Arson We were in New York City when word came via numerous texts from the Maricopa County Superior Court (Judge Bruce Cohen's courtroom) that Michael Marin had been convicted of burning down h ... More >>
We will know in a few days if Michael Marin, the onetime attorney and Wall Street trader now on trial for torching his Biltmore Estates mansion, will be taking the stand in his own defense.
County prosecutors have been trying to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Marin burned down the beautif ... More >>
As we write this, the attorneys litigating the arson case of State of Arizona v. Michael Marin are presenting their opening statements to a Maricopa County jury in downtown Phoenix.
We planned on blogging about the opposing sides' hope to show in their efforts to win a conviction of the so-called "B ... More >>
Image: Jamie Peachey
Christopher Quaratino, a member of the Lutz family that got chased out a creepy-looking house in Amityville, New York 25 years ago, will read a spooky story during a live Web cast at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.Christopher Quaratino, who was 7 when he lived in th ... More >>
Morgan Boisson (right) died on Mt. Everest nine days ago.A U of A student died last week as he and several other students traveled to the base of Mt. Everest.Morgan Boisson, a 20-year-old U of A senior and member of the cheerleading team, was spending the semester studying ... More >>
Today's entry could also be called "How Not to Roast a Chicken." The adventure started out in an innocuous attempt to cook a whole chicken with soy sauce, honey, ginger and scallions.For most households, this would be a simple, everyday occurrence, barely worth a mention. You'd think we'd be o ... More >>
The Pat Tillman Foundation is putting on a benefit on October 3 featuring author Jon Krakauer, who's got a new book out on the former Cardinals' player.
Krakauer is perhaps best known for his gripping account of tragedy on Mount Everest in 1996, Into Thin Air. As awesome as that book ... More >>
Image: Marin's Facebook pageThe owner of a $3.5 million mansion in the Biltmore Estates was arrested today by Phoenix police in connection with an arson fire that burned the place to the ground.
Michael Marin told Channel 15 (KNXV-TV) today that he was "utterly shocked" at the accus ... More >>
See how watercolor works like "Swimming in the Blue" are made on Saturday.Once again, I find myself in a position where there's a darn good Third Friday Art Walk to blog about, but I'd rather blog about an event on Saturday. Hmmm, what to do...Ok, here's the plan: I'll throw down some links to some ... More >>
Anyone else miss the good ol' days, when the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs were locked in a bitter struggle for ideological supremacy (and home-court advantage in the playoffs)? When the Lakers and Hornets were laughable, and the thought of a return to form for the Boston Celtics was like some ... More >>
By Michael Lacey
State checks that finance aid for the severely disabled have gone missing for months. Hanky panky or a sign of the economic times and a harbinger of things to come? Since the answer involves some of the largest corporate names in philanthropy, the government will not be able to duc ... More >>