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    April 17, 2014
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    February 24, 2014

    Baby Pigs Blended, Fed to Mother Pigs at Kentucky Farm

    Just when you thought the wild world of the industrial food complex couldn't get anymore sickening, disturbing, depressing, or infuriating, word leaked out of Kentucky that the Iron Maiden Pig Farm grinds up the intestines of dead piglets and feeds the cannibalistic slurry to the mother sows, among ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    December 19, 2013
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    July 31, 2013

    New App Will Let You Trade Your Leftovers With Strangers

    How do you feel about taking someone else's leftovers? We can totally see the draw of being able to easily giving away that half-eaten container of chow fun from last night that you want to believe you'll eat for lunch tomorrow, except that you have a lunch date with your friend at that new Mediterr ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013
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    June 19, 2013

    She & Him - Comerica Theatre - 6/18/2013

    She & Him (View the full slideshow.)Comerica TheatreJune 18, 2013 Hear about She & Him at blog or magazine distance and your impression of them is dominated by the simple presence of Zooey Deschanel's name. Get a little closer, within range of one of their albums, and your impression of them is dom ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Prison Food: Not Just For Inmates Anymore

    A pretty surprising new trend is begining to appear not just in the states but all over the world. It's not a new ingredient or cooking technique, but rather an interest in eating prison food. Up till now if you wanted to experience what food made with minimal money and effort and in massive quant ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Phoenix Lifeguard-Diversity Program was "Mischaracterized" by City Employee, Says City

    A week after being battered on the blogs for its lifeguard-diversity program, the city of Phoenix has responded by throwing one of its employees under the waterbus. Kelly Martinez, a recreation coordinator for Phoenix, "mischaracterized" the city program in a local National Public Radio report, say ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    Alternative Station KWSS to Switch Frequencies, Moving From 106.7 to 93.9

    Local low-power alternative station KWSS has announced that it's moving to a new home on the FM dial, shifting from 106.7 to 93.9 on Sunday, March 10. Home to shows like TMI (which I call into once a week to discuss music news and play selections), Mostly Vinyl with Johnny D, Driving with Gass, and ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Amber Rae Harrold, What Are You Listening To?

    Amber Harrold Harrold is the owner of CamelBackpackers: A Phoenix Hostel. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR or 106.7 KWSS-FM. What's the first album you bought? Salt-n-Pepa, Very Necessary. I remember ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    The Secret to Safe Egg Nog

    Egg nog seems like one of those things that should be slaying people by the score, just like egg salad sickens people around the 4th of July. But it doesn't and that's curious since sugar plus raw egg is pretty much the perfect environment to breed intestine-destroying bacteria. See Also: --Make P ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    My Stolen MP3 Collection Got Stolen

    My house got robbed over the summer and among the items taken were my laptop and iPod. I had backed up none of my data. I would estimate I lost somewhere around 12,000 songs. It also feels safe to estimate that 95 percent of my MP3 collection was not purchased. It obviously sucked at first, losing ... More >>

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    October 20, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Gabriele Bertaccini, What Are You Listening To?

    Gabriele Bertaccini Bertaccini is the executive chef and president of Il Tocco Food and Culinary Mischief. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Is it boring if i say NPR? Yes, I am an NPR junkie (especially ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    8 Tips on Mixing the Perfect Cocktail from 4 Local Mixologists

    What does the cocktail enthusiast with no bartending experience need to know to make an awesome craft cocktail? Lynne Rossetto Kasper -- the sonorous talk show host of NPR's The Splendid Table asked that question of four of the Valley's top mixologists at the Hotel Palomar last weekend, and she got ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Is Organic Food Better For You Than Non-Organic Food?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.The organic food industry continues to grow, and ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    June 26, 2012

    As The Black Keys Take on Pizza Hut, We Wonder What Selling Out Even Means Anymore

    See also: What Are the Ten Most "Spotified" Songs in Phoenix Last week, NPR blogger Emily White got a whole bunch of discussion started about how musical artists are and aren't getting paid. (We chimed in too, discussing music streaming service Spotify.) If White's thought, that my peers and I will ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    The Valley Needs Culture Kitchen

    Over the weekend, NPR reported on a company in San Francisco that is providing a service sorely needed in homes around the country. Culture Kitchen seeks to put bored grandmothers and housewives, well versed in the cooking arts of their home countries, to work teaching the current generation how to ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Beauty Trick: Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

    You've heard the old wives' tale that eating an abundance of carrots turns your skin orange. Well, it's really true. A study led by Ross Whitehead, a graduate student in psychology at Scotland's University of St. Andrews, discovered that if you eat lots of food rich in carotenoids (like carrots) ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Literal Band Names: Radiohead, Black Keys, Meat Puppets, and More

    There are some weird band names out there, so we let our imaginations go wild to envision what some of these names would literally look like. We chose Radiohead as our jumping off point because love them or hate them, the band is playing at arena tonight, and it's sure to be one of the ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Pledge to KJZZ Today and You Might Win Meals at FnB, Noca, Barrio Queen and More

    NPR pledge season is upon us again but KJZZ is breaking from their usual offers of vacations and iPads in favor of flavor. Anyone who pledges today has a shot at winning their "Foodie's Dream" package. They've managed to line up 52 top shelf restaurants for this promotion. The full list is here but ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    January 10, 2012

    Tempe's Vektor Gets Some Metal Loving From NPR

    ​NPR has a way of simplifying complicated ideas for the layman, be they the financial crisis or the intricate web of Republican frontrunner intrigue. When it comes to their profile about Tempe's sci-fi thrash metal four piece Vektor, they kept things uncluttered and uncomplicated: "Vektor: Extreme ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 16, 2011

    The Recipe Project Sets Recipes to Music

    This last weekend on The Splendid Table, NPR's radio food show that airs here on Sundays at 2 p.m. KJZZ, the fabulous Lynne Rossetto Kasper interviewed Michael Hearst of the band One Ring Zero with a recipe project that marries food and music in an unusual way. Simply called "A Recipe Project," the ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: The Whisperlights​The Tumblr made by The Whisperlights, who we recently touched upon in a post about Drinkify, is worthy of a mention.The Whisperlights are a great local group that has a self-described "dreamy folky stadium pop" sound. We definitely recommend that you check them out ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 27, 2011
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    September 29, 2011

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our September 29 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. What does NPR's music blog have to say about Sister Cities? What does Halocene's Addie Nicole think about winni ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Sister Cities Get Love From NPR

    ​Big ups to the folks over at NPR's All Songs Considered blog. Today they featured Sister Cities, the Phoenix band that our own Christina Caldwell wrote up back in August, telling the tale of the band's global roots and dream-pop sound. "If you're a band from the west coast, you play "sunny" mus ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    July 29, 2011

    Erika Delemarre, What Are You Listening To?

    Erika Delemarre​Erika Delemarre The marketing coordinator for Entertainment Solutions, Inc., and the music director for Ignite Phoenix invites you to Ignite Phoenix After Hours this Friday, July 29 at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, wha ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Penis Tequila: Liquid Courage for ex-Mayor of Tijuana Held on Gun Charges

    scorpionmezcal.comIf penis tequila isn't your thing, there's always scorpions.​What do you call tequila made with three penises, scorpion poison and antlers if you're an alleged Mexican mafioso? Breakfast. Jorge Hank Rhon is a former mayor of Tijuana who ran for the governorship of Baja Californ ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Audie Cornish, NPR Reporter Partly to Blame for Errant Gabrielle Giffords Death Report, Gets a Promotion

    Falsely reporting a congresswoman's death is apparently a great way to move up in the world of journalism -- just ask NPR's Audie Cornish. ​Following the January 8 Tucson shooting rampage, during which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot through the brain, her husband, astronaut Mark ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Cafe: El Chorro Lodge

    ​It's hard to live in the Valley and not hear mention of El Chorro Lodge. If you listen to NPR, you've no doubt heard an announcer remind you not to forget the sticky buns should you take a trip to the well-known eatery. The thing is, this week's cafe column has us wondering if there's more to ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    AZ DJs Pickster One and Melo Featured on Moombahton Massive Mixtape

    ​ I love NPR as much as the next fella (gotta get my Car Talk on), but every now and then their media coverage highlights something truly unique --case in point, last March, Sami Yenigun ran this story about moombahton, a DC-bred brand of dance-music that encompasses elements of electro, Dutch hou ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Beware the Imposter Chile -- And Don't Try to Sell It in New Mexico​We caught an interesting story this morning on KJZZ, the local NPR affiliate, about imposter chiles. Reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe traveled to Hatch, New Mexico to talk to chile growers about a new law that makes it a crime in that state to lie about a chile's authenticity. Learn ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    JRC, What Are You Listening To?

    JRC​JRC The co-owner/founder of The Trunk Space invites you to Dr. Zombie's Movie Lab of Terror at the venue this Saturday, April 23. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR. It's the the most "reasonable volume" news in the mornin ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Panda Bear: Tomboy

    Panda Bear - Tomboy​The ides of April are upon us and they bring with them what I believe to be 2011's finest month for new music. No one release is as anticipated quite as much as Tomboy, the fourth album from Animal Collective founding member Panda Bear. We last heard from Panda Bear -- né Noah ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore (a.k.a. Smokey from The Big Lebowski) Performs Live and More from SXSW

    Jonathan McNamaraJimmie Dale's SXSW Showcase at the Driskell Hotel.​Remember Smokey, the pacifist who may or may not have stepped over the line while bowling in The Big Lebowski? He was the fidgety, silver-haired opponent who insisted The Dude mark it eight despite Walter's contention that his toe ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Christopher O'Riley on Ultimatums from Nuns, NPR, and the New Radiohead Album

    ​ Christopher O'Riley is a classical musician who creates piano arrangements of modern rock songs. He has released tributes to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and two Radiohead albums. His latest album, Out of my Hands, features the versions of songs by Nirvana, Portishead, Tears for Fears, The Sm ... More >>

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    January 8, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Shot in Tucson. The Democratic Arizona Congresswoman Reportedly Was Alive at This Writing *UPDATED*

    Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot this morning in Tucson.​*UPDATED* Click here for update.Democratic U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was one of at least 12 people shot this morning at an event at a grocery store in Tucson, NPR is reporting.Giffords was reportedly shot in ... More >>

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