Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a s ... More >>
There's more to the UFO community than tales of lights in the sky and little green men.In this week's New Times cover story, Jason P. Woodbury examines the parts that make up the International UFO Congress, which is held outside Phoenix.
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, a.k.a. all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the Tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant fluor ... More >>
If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>
By Andy Hermann As the Hollywood-based casting guru behind Jersey Shore and A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Doron Ofir knows how the lowbrow culture game is played. But even the man who gave the world Snooki might have been caught off-guard by the outrage over one of his latest projects: a compet ... More >>
See Also: Here Come The Growlers: Starting at Midnight, Bars Can Hand Over 64 oz To Go Happy weekend Chow Bella friends! Ready for another road trip? This time we're heading out west to sunny Palm Springs, California for one of the desert's biggest craft beer parties. Then we'll head home for a f ... More >>
Robert Arcieri, a former Phoenix businessman and exceptionally devious criminal who was on the lam for a quarter-century, was sentenced to ten years in prison this morning. The 73-year-old was sentenced by Commissioner Carolyn Passamonte after plea bargaining to the following char ... More >>
Authorities later this morning will announce the surprise arrest of a former Phoenix businessman who faked his own drowning a quarter-century ago as police closed in on him in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme.Robert Arcieri in the 1980s before he "drowned'Law enforcement sources tell us that Rob ... More >>
What will become of Hotel Theodore?It's nice to dream.Yesterday, I speculated on the likelihood that Old Town Scottsdale's Hotel Theodore would soon be transformed into an Ace Hotel, given that Theodore's new owner, The Sydell Group, also owns Ace Hotels in New York and Palm Springs. In part ... More >>
Here's a beautiful fried oyster sandwich that I enjoyed at The Ace Hotel Portland's restaurant, Clyde Common.Finally, there's hope that Phoenicians will stop bitching and moaning and comparing the Valley to New York or Portland or Palm Springs, places that are invariably superior because they boa ... More >>
Iron Chef Michael Symon breaks out of Kitchen Stadium this Thursday with his new show on The Cooking Channel, Cook Like an Iron Chef. Symon, who owns Lola, Lolita, Bar Symon, and the B Spot restaurants in Northeast Ohio, as well as Roast in Detroit, says the show is for people who've watched ... More >>
This Wednesday, former All My Children actor and current host of Man v. Food, Adam Richman, travels to Phoenix to stop at Los Reyes de la Torta and Alice Cooperstown, before taking on the Ultimate Slider Challenge at Chompie's. The challenge, which will air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. on the Travel ... More >>
Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our siste ... More >>
Cassie MarmasThe madcap madness from last year's Marathon Pub Crawl.We hope you've been training hard in anticipation for this weekend. Building up endurance, strengthening stamina, and basically preparing yourself for the long haul. So, are we talking about this year's edition of the ultra-grue ... More >>
Ten-thousand dykes cant be wrong
Peep the past and present of a venerable Scottsdale landmark
The last time Eagles of Death Metal were in town, their show was nearly unberable. Opening for The Hives at the Marquee, the band made their (now latest, then soon-to-be released) record Heart On sound so boring I almost gave up on them. "By the end, it was like watching some dude in a trucker hat a ... More >>
Peep the past and present of a venerable Scottsdale landmark
Mo'Nique gets her groove on
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
Lezbosagogo's Angela Pulliam and India wish they could live in Depp's world
Phoenix's gay burlesque troupe's starring at a mega-lesbian-fest beside the ladies' pro golf championship. Could fortune and fame be next?
Corridos y Narcocorridos (Fonovision)
Chowing down in Cave Creek with the choreographer to the stars.
Rockabilly Hall of Famer Jody Reynolds kicks off a new tour with friend and hometown legend Al Casey
Scottsdale astrologist spices up dinner with celestial seasonings.
Ben Affleck puts the moves on Gwyneth Paltrow in Don Roos' Bounce
A lifetime of ups and downs helps 'Bama songbird Shelby Lynne craft a stunning Southern pop masterpiece
Someone take the wheel because Gone in 60 Seconds is lost in boring wreckage
The Palm Springs Desert Museum
Guitar pioneer Dick Dale is rocking like never before at 60
Scottsdale's Steven McKay is an accomplished Hollywood screenwriter. His legal war with an ex-lover is as melodramatic as any B-movie.
When Fred Tryon retired, Arizona Public Service Company gave him a gold watch. Then the multibillion-dollar utility claimed he hadn't retired, but quit, and took away his pension and his benefits. Then Fred Tryon died of a heart attack. Now, his wife o
The ghosts of Christmas trees past