By Tom Murphy Tristan Shone was a mechanical engineer before he formed Author & Punisher. His first album, 2005's The Painted Army, hinted at the sound Shone would later hone five years later on Drone Machines in 2010, after having fully integrated various MIDI controller devices that looked like m ... More >>
Amy and Samy Bouzaglo of the infamous Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale continue to shrivel the soul of society by being named two of America's Worst Bosses of 2013 by eBossWatch, an online career resource that enables people to anonymously rate their bosses and evaluate potential employers. With ... More >>
All bad things must come to an end, or so we were told by countless teasers and promo adds for the final season of Breaking Bad. Looking back on how we got to the conclusion, it's easy to see all the fantastic attributes that made Bad so good. The writers and directors incorporated stunning visuals ... More >>
A Phoenix manufacturer of the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" was found guilty of multiple federal drug charges, despite the fact that the chemical he was selling was not explicitly illegal.Michael Lane, a 51-year-old Cave Creek resident, didn't take a plea agreement, like his local co-defenda ... More >>
I watched the chef swirl and sniff as I opened the rest of the bottles. I had learned not to expect too much from resorts, and this was one of them. We have really nice relationships with some, but they tend to be too big, run by out-of-state corporations, and not know or care about local wines.... ... More >>
In case you're wondering what kind of people think that the government orchestrated the Boston bombing, it appears that they're the same people who believe that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has discovered fraud in President Obama's birth certificate.One such person is New Hampshire Republican State Representa ... More >>
Helen Yung Sweet Republic 9160 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale 480-248-6979, www.sweetrepublic.com See also: -- Sweet Republic Makes U.S. News and World Report's List of America's Best Ice Cream -- Tastemaker 88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung This is part one of my interview with Helen Yung, c ... More >>
It seems like every year there's one local story that defines the news more than others. Last year, it was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson (which we got a horrific reminder of with the recent mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary). This year, as far as actual readership g ... More >>
See also: Hells Angels Sue Feds Over Ban on Members Entering U.S.The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has filed a lawsuit against several federal agency heads -- including Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- claiming the group's foreign members have been wrongful ... More >>
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has filed a lawsuit against several federal agency heads, claiming the group's foreign members have been wrongfully banned from entering the United States.Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service ... More >>
See also: New Grilled Cheese Food Truck, CheddaTruck, Rolls Into Phoenix This Saturday On Saturday, June 30, Cheddar Truck owner Nick Watts' five-year dream of owning a food truck was about to become a reality. After months of preparation and scraping up $1,000, his mobile kitchen, dedicated to che ... More >>
Political spin is one thing. Politicians do it all the time -- the classic distorting the truth beyond recognition so long as there is some nugget of truth that remains. Paul Babeu, who is running for a seat in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, isn't wasting time on that anymore. In his la ... More >>
In Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's first Congressional campaign video -- a 30-second spot posted on YouTube -- he tells viewers that he is "still the conservative fighter who stood up to Obama over border security. And I'm still the pro-life candidate who will fight for new jobs and against incre ... More >>
Mike Stauffer, looking to retire Arpaio this fallRecently, Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman and I interviewed the two men who want to put Sheriff Joe Arpaio out to pasture come November: Democratic candidate and former Phoenix Police Department Sergeant Paul Penzone, and Scottsdale Police Departme ... More >>
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads ex-U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum by a mere three percentage points as they and other Republican candidates speed toward Arizona's GOP presidential primary, just one week away. This, according to a survey just released by the North Caroli ... More >>
MCSOSlain MCSO Deputy Bill ColemanA scholarship has been set up to honor the memory of slain Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Coleman, who was murdered last month while responding to a burglary call at a medical facility in Anthem.The Rotary Club of Anthem is the group behind the scholarship ... More >>
Could Joe Arpaio's endorsement be toxic for Rick Perry?As you've probably heard, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be in New Hampshire today where he's expected to endorse Texas Governor Rick Perry in the Republican presidential primary.Arpaio's nod could be a double-edged sword for Perry, ... More >>
The Red Mountain Tea Party bills itself as the largest weekly Tea Party meeting in America, and organizers were proud to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak tonight.Arpaio blew the teabaggers off, though, because the sheriff had "an emergency that came up in his schedule that he could ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio today ended months of speculation about who he'd support in the GOP presidential primary by officially throwing his weight behind Texas Governor Rick Perry.Arpaio is currently in New Hampshire campaigning with Perry, which is where he gave his official nod.  ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who's made a career out of bootin' brown folks back across the border, is reportedly going to endorse Rick Perry as the Republican nominee for president -- which is more than a little surprising (if it's true, that is), when you consider some of Perry's r ... More >>
www.greencelebrity.netCharlie Sheen's "winning" is getting political.Charlie Sheen's "winning" knows no bounds, which is why it should come as no surprise to learn that when pegged against former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a race for president, Sheen's "winning" among independent ... More >>
Arizona Senator Sarah Palin?Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, we learned earlier this week, is rumored to be planning to base her hypothetical presidential campaign in Scottsdale, but GOP sources tell New Times the one-time darling of the Conservative movement might be coming to the Grand Canyo ... More >>
Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth's latest TV ad has given the John McCain campaign an opportunity to re-package the old "wrestling match with a pig" analogy. As the saying goes, getting into one is a bad idea because "you both get dirty and the pig likes it."The McCain campaign would argue that H ... More >>
When you live in a glass house you probably shouldn't throw stones but J.D. Hayworth has a new rock to hurl at Senator John McCain: a video of the senator in a man-tastic embrace with a convicted ponzi-schemer.Check out the video after the jump.
U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton has a rare opportunity to investigate Sheriff Joke. Will he do it?
Local hip-hop troupe Nebellen makes a break for the big time
Letters from the week of February 19, 2004
A new club hopes to score big with a particularly large group of people
Bob Hartle toiled to get state and federal identity-theft laws passed; now he's fighting to get them enforced
The Haunting remake offers up diluted spirits of '63 original
Dems ponder new state chief; Bayless is Jane Jr.; McCain readies presidential bid
Garage-pop heroes rebound from rhythm-section implosions
Rise up with the Al Green Anthology
A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.
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