There are a number of things I love about my career as a bartender. One excellent part is that when I take my work home with me, that means it's time to try some new cocktails. A favorite source of mine is the nice folks at the Phoenix Public Library. They have an excellent selection classic books ( ... More >>
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An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. If you have over due charges at the Phoenix Public Library, here is your chance to pay them off and do your good deed for the day. During "Food for Fines" you will get a $.50 credit (up to $50) for every can of food ... More >>
Whoever said you can't get something for nothing hasn't been down to the Phoenix Public Library lately. We've been feeling little light on cash these days, so we're browsing the books, perusing the DVDs, and catching up with a few favorite magazines, all free of charge with our handy library card.&n ... More >>
Michelle Blades... and Modified Arts is down there somewhere.Modified Arts is will again host a three-day music showcase for some of Phoenix's best up and coming bands. The event, which started last year with 25 local bands and comedians, has commitments from What Laura Says, Matthew Reveles, Bla ... More >>
Are you broke, unemployed or just looking for cheap intellectual thrills? The Phoenix Public Library system is the perfect antidote to the bad economy. Even if you live in east Mesa or Fountain Hills, you can still get a Phoenix library card. (Sorry Apache Junction -- you have to be a Maric ... More >>
Image: http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/peliculas/salon1948.htmlScene from Salon Mexico (1948)Sure, we realize you can catch a Mexican soap opera anytime just by turning on the TV. But if you want to watch something a bit more artful, check out the "Golden Mexican Film Review" this Saturday at the B ... More >>
Dammit, I knew a reason would come along sooner or later that would force me into paying my late fees at the Phoenix Public Library.I feel really guilty about dodging those fees. I know it makes me a bad person. I owe them a chunk of change for keeping some DVD's for a ridiculous amount of time for ... More >>
Betsy Schneider is back. This summer, Schneider (a photography professor at Arizona State University) showed her work at The Kitchenette, a small photo collective on Roosevelt Row. An entire wall of the gallery was devoted to dozens of images of Schneider's daughter Madeleine, in various states of u ... More >>
The ticked-off toucan recounts the trials of NT scribe Ray Stern, snickers at the County Attorney's press conference, and tells why Rusty Childress' anti-immigrant org is goin' to the library
You've seen Legally Blonde, but did you know Elle Woods really grew up in Paradise Valley?
California mom returns baby book to owner -- 71 years later
Film examines Japanese-American draft resistance in the wake of WWII internment
How Phoenix became a capital of cutthroat croquet.
Library vandal sends 2,000 books down the toilet
Transit-plan backers say they see a bus in your future--so how come they've been working on the railroad?
A professional Phoenix woman wanted to help one poor, "at risk" family. It was the type of private initiative that both political parties say will ease the harsh impacts of welfare reform. Her three-year experiment in personal responsibility rescued an 1
Two masters of the Asian art of place tell us how the energy of life flows downtown