To read all the fake outrage spewed by schoolmarmish lefties over state Representative John Kavanagh's skewering of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a recent roast of the aged autocrat, you'd think Kavanagh had shot a Mexican man in Reno just to watch him die. Don't get me wrong, I take a back seat to no ... More >>
For whatever reason, it always seems like Phoenix is getting a bad rep -- which shouldn't be the case.We love Phoenix, and here are the top 10 reasons you should, too:
For some reason, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has decided to put his official opinion on the books about pizza, and it isn't sitting well with folks in the Windy City. The conservative judge apparently carries both his New York ties and strict views over to pizza and decided that deep dish s ... More >>
Most places in the United States are not dominated by a single personality. Sure, in Washington, President Obama's every movement is news, and in New York, it's Gotham's mayor who garners the most media time. Yet here, in the nation's sixth-biggest city and fourth-biggest county, not a week goes b ... More >>
There are names you might expect to read in a review of Jess Williamson's Native State: Karen Dalton, Joanna Newsome, Devendra Banhart. But Pitchfork's Lindsay Zoladz struck mighty close to the source when she compared Williamson's voice to that of a coyote. Though it was clearly intended as an acco ... More >>
Single this Valentine's Day? No worries: According to Facebook, Phoenix is one of the top cities to find a relationship. Facebook's researchers analyzed the 48 best and worst cities for love based on the amount of people who changed their relationship status from "single" to "in a relationship" and ... More >>
The Interweb has been ablaze with talk of Dumb Starbucks, the L.A.-based parody coffee shop specializing in Dumb Frappuccinos, Dumb Norah Jones Duet CDs, and Dumb Venti Dumb Lattes. Two days after everyone caught word of the spoof cafe, Instagrammers posted shots of everything inside and outside the ... More >>
Strong Beer Festival Saturday, February 15 This weekend kicks off both Arizona Beer Week and Arizona Cocktail Week (really, organizers? Do we have to do this every year?), so as you can imagine, there's a whole lot of drinking to do. On Saturday, beer lovers will want to hit the 14th annual Strong ... More >>
Despite the chill in the air, many of you have been champing at the bit to slip on a wifebeater, draw Xs on the back of your hands, and slam-dance to classic East Coast hardcore and old-school straight-edge thrash. When Boston's Slapshot makes its first trip to the desert in 20 years, you'll get y ... More >>
Cronuts™ have been dominating food news all summer, and New Yorkers are still lining up in the wee hours of the morning to get a taste when the bakery opens at 8 a.m., a trend that -- with the promise of a fig-mascarpone variety in September -- isn't likely to stop anytime soon. Three months after ... More >>
The hottest thing in NYC right now is the Ramen Burger. And yes, that does sound slightly reminiscent of something Saturday Night Live's city's correspondent Stefon would have said -- except that this is not a joke. Out of Brooklyn and on the heels of the now-infamous Cronut™ comes an unholy mas ... More >>
Future Loves Past has been a local favorite since getting together in 2010, but 2013 could be their most important year yet: They've just announced a full-length album (already recorded at Flying Blanket Studios) due out this fall on Common Wall Media. In the meantime, we've got a song from that a ... More >>
Reporters for the New York Times rode a subway this week to ask riders about Scottsdale.In the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau's latest attempt to get New Yorkers to visit Scottsdale, it's decorated subway cars, themed with potential tourist draws, like golf. The best part of this being, o ... More >>
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has asked Remington Arms to move out of New York, and start making guns in Arizona.Why? Because people in the Colt Single Action Army Revolver state "cherish our Constitution, including the Second Amendment," Gosar wrote in a letter to Remington's CEO.
The Guilty Pleasure: Sour Cream Enchiladas Where To Get It: Los Olivos, two Scottsdale locations (but you want the original one in Old Town) Price: $7.95-$13.95, depending on your combination plate of choice. What It Really Costs: A whole day's worth of calories on one convenient plate. I have come ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
New Yorkers are certainly no strangers when it comes to obscene wait times for meals, but, hey, it's different in the Valley. So whether you have reservations or not, is waiting for a table at a popular restaurant worth it in the end? I asked Valley chefs and restaurateurs how long they would stick ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Saturday is the Belmont Stakes, the final race of the Triple Crown series. Most years, the Belmont is ho-hum after two different horses win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. This year, it looked like we were in for an exciting race as Derby long shot I'll Have Another had a shot at all the marbl ... More >>
Cupcake takes the CakeThat sure is a Bacon Donut on top of a cupcake! Earlier this week we went on a little bit of a rant about a bacon wrapped matzoh ball. It was just too much and we couldn't contain our disgust any longer. Of course we still love bacon, but we don't want to write ab ... More >>
Julie Peterson To see and taste the beautiful finished Cherpumplemince, you have to come to Pie Social tomorrow in downtown Phoenix.About a year ago, Charles Phoenix, awesome connoisseur of all things pop-culture and especially vintage, was inspired to invent the Cherpumple, a massive and ... More >>
One of our freelancers recently wondered what kind of feedback, if any, comes in after I've given a negative restaurant review. Well, it's been a mixed bag over the years. Most of the time, I'm greeted with silence, leaving me to wonder whether any of my constructive criticism sank in. Of course, I ... More >>
by Djh57The Padres' Gonzales says MLB should pull the 2011 All-Star Game from AZIf a boycott of Arizona over its new "papers please" legislation is to be a home run, Major League Baseball could be the effort's star player.MLB Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner issued a statem ... More >>
Memphix's DJ mastermind says adios to the 'Nix
DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene
Boiler Room serves up the sons of Gordon Gekko
Travolta, Duvall and filmmaker Steven Zaillian make a case for A Civil Action
So would Scottsdale Community College, where Sheridan made his Academy Award-winning student film
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.
Luis Sharpe led a double life. In public, he was an admired NFL star. In private, he was a crackhead hell-bent on self-destruction.
Creator Kate Millett puts a lid on the art controversy that won't die
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