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    November 7, 2014

    7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

    Holy Saturday, Batman. Walk around anywhere in downtown Phoenix this weekend, and you'll find music. With concerts at Civic Space Park, Portland Parkway, CityScape, and all the usual venues like Crescent Ballroom (which has a slew of great shows this weekend), you're pretty much guaranteed to have ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    February 14, 2014

    Ex-Arizona School Administrator Accused of Accessing Porn on Computer Quits New Job

    Jaime Castellano, a former school district superintendent in Apache County, resigned as the executive director at a Pennsylvania charter school, after the charter school disclosed why he'd left the Arizona job.A local paper near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, reports that Castellano "resigned suddenly" l ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    February 7, 2013
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    January 28, 2013

    Budweiser Black Crown: The Poor, Desperate Man's Yuengling

    Beer: Budweiser Black Crown Brewery: Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Style: Amber lager ABV: 6 percent At the bar where I work, the most-requested beer we don't stock isn't Russian River Pliny the Elder. It's also not Three Floyds Dark Lord, or Westvleteren 12, or New Glarus Spotted Cow, or anything from Ciga ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Fellow Republicans: An Emergency Plan to Stop Our Asses From Getting Kicked

    To: Lovers of America From: The Republican National Committee RE: Emergency platform changes Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt these immediate policy changes.

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    August 10, 2012

    Watch This: Someone Eating Little Baby's (Ice Cream)

    Welcome to that weird part of the internet where you see things you wish you could unsee. In this edition of Twilight Zone YouTube we present for your consideration the strange tale of autocannibalism in the pursuit of ice cream sales. Our subject? Little Baby's Ice Cream, a Pennsylvania based cha ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Fried Banana Split at Kitchen 56

    See also: Name Kitchen 56's Giant-Ass $18 Burger (and Then Possibly Be Killed By It) Located in a former 1960s gas station and auto repair shop, Kitchen 56 appropriately serves a menu of comfort classics that matches the retro-turned-contemporary atmosphere. While the offerings are mostly American, ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Chef Linda Schneider's Potato Candy

    ​Over the past two days we've brought you the highlights of our time with pastry chef Linda Schneider of 21 Cakes. If you haven't made it out to the shop since it open last August, the elegant confections and beautiful space in which to enjoy them will make the drive worth your while. We asked t ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Pennsylvania Mom Who Murdered Two Sons Because They Were "Possessed by a Demon" Found Dead in Navajo County

    Meghan Lippiatt, found insane following murder of two sons, was discovered dead in a rural part of Navajo County.​A Pennsylvania mom whose insanity defense allowed her to beat the rap in the murders of her two sons was found dead in a canyon in northern Arizona over the weekend.Authorities think t ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Crave Ice Creams and Beer Trading In Your Summer Guide

    ​While we have no idea whose big idea it was to schedule bikini season during one of the best eating and drinking portions of the year, we can assume that they're evil. Summer is the season for BBQ and popsicles; for buckets of popcorn at all-night movies; for flipping burgers pool-side whil ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Game On: Pittsburgh and Wisconsin Treats for Super Bowl Sunday ​Why don't we just make Super Bowl Sunday an official holiday? After all, it's a time to gather with your family and friends, party like a rock star (albeit in front of the boob tube, unless you're a lucky ticket holder), and eat just as decadently as you do at Christm ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week: The Virgin Cook Pops Her Cherry With a Bloody Mess Why Your Personal Trainer H ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Jan. 5 In Blogs: Russell Pearce, Starbucks, DMX, CityScape, and Daniel Wayne Cook

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    November 11, 2010
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    October 14, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    New Restaurant Alert: Spitfire Grill & Tavern in Tempe

    ​It was only a matter of time before the gastropub craze hit Tempe. Don Lococo, one-time executive chef of Pennsylvania's Eden Resort and former owner of Appetitos and The Hideaway, is readying to open Spitfire Grill & Tavern at 1706 E. Warner Rd. in south Tempe.   "We have ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    A Taste of Back East, Via the Web

    ​Last night I was sitting around with a few foodnik pals, chatting about my recent short trip to Pennsylvania to visit family. What did you eat?, they wondered. Did you go out?Not really. I hit up a few restaurants, but I was more in the mood to get my fill of home-cooked food. One night, I i ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    March 10 In Blogs: Red Bull 3Style, Jess Harter, and Jeb Bush

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: Red Bull 3Style DJ Battle Goes Down Tonight In Scottsdale People's Biennial Slated for ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    What's Cookin'? Apparently, a Board Game for Foodies

    While shopping for nerdy gifts at a local Game Daze shop, I stumbled on What's Cookin', a party game created specifically for foodies. Yes, you can now impress your chef friends or foodie Meetup groups with a board game that is based on your love of a good meal. Sigh. Unfortunately, it doe ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    The Flip Side

    Hoodlums’ art show is the real bedazzled

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    November 6, 2009

    Video: How to Make Whoopie (Pies, that is)

    Whoopie pies are back! This classic dessert has resurfaced in grocery stores and restaurants across the nation, even being named a dessert trend to watch by the NY Times earlier this year.  So what the heck is a whoopie pie? It's basically creamy white frosting sandwiched between ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    August 20, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    Tucson's Digital Leather Signs To Fat Possum

    ​Tucson's Digital Leather has signed to hip Mississippi-based label Fat Possum (Wavves, The Black Keys, fellow Tucsonian Bob Log III) and is prepping for a national tour and album release. The band, a project of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree, who grew up in the Baha'i hippie commune of Souther ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Skitzo Idea

    Penn indie-popsters, Kanye West should hook up. You’re welcome.

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    May 8, 2009

    Brew Review: Reaper Ale's Deathly Pale Ale

    "Deathly pale" is not a phrase that appears in everyday conversation very often. In fact the only example I can think of occurred the last time I visited a beach. It was uttered from some nearby ladies as my physique built on my Irish heritage approached the surf. It stung to hear, but not as much a ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    What Kind of Foodie Were You at Age 12?

    By Michele Laudig Here's a cute New York Times story I couldn't resist sharing, about a 12-year-old who aspires to be a restaurant critic. This got me thinking about what kinds of random things in our childhoods lead us to where we are as adults. What were you doing at 12 that hinted at your futu ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008
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    May 27, 2008

    You Asked for It: Underwater Getdown

    Last week, I posted a challenge of sorts to local music artists, specifically, the disgruntled bands who complain that we don’t give press to them. I vowed to review local CDs in the order in which they were receiv ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Brew Balls

    That’s one small bounce for man, one giant buzz for mankind

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    November 19, 2007

    Nice to be missed

    You know it's time to blog again when somebody drops a line to ask if the food world has stopped! Thankfully, the answer is no. I was just out of town last week for a way overdue visit with my family back in Pennsylvania. It was sort of my early Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one, timed per ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007
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    August 30, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    Head Hunter

    Artist is no bone head, but he sure likes to paint ´em

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    July 12, 2007

    Let's Do Lunch

    Food for the stomach and the muse

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    May 25, 2007

    Mmm . . . TastyKakes

    Krimpets: Best snack ever After sending a few emails back and forth about hoagies, I found out from a fellow East Coast native that Tastykakes, some of my favorite junk food from back home, are actually available at Corleone's cheesesteak places around here. Has anybody else spotted them lately? ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Swift Success

    From farmer's daughter to hitmaker

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    March 17, 2005

    Wing Ding

    1940s revisited in Mesa

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    September 18, 2003
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    December 20, 2001

    Pain Relievers

    After marauding up and down the East Coast, and befriending Ween, Less Pain Forever returns for the holidays

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    November 8, 2001

    Gershwin Pickle

    Turning a grocery store into a dinner theater is no picnic

  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    Wanted: Undead or Alive

    For one terrified fan, 1968's Night of the Living Dead still really strikes home

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    December 26, 1996

    Finances With Wolves

    Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.

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    December 8, 1994
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    October 13, 1994
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