Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For ... More >>
No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a pair of seriously disturbing murders, to a cop gone wild, to a lonely guy sn ... More >>
In case it wasn't abundantly clear that the Phoenix Suns would be horrible this season, it's even clearer now.The Suns traded center Marcin Gortat and guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall to the Washington Wizards for center Emeka Okafor (who's injured) and a 2014 protected first ... More >>
If you planned on watching the Phoenix Suns this season, it might be time to make new plans.According to USA Today, the Suns will be the most unwatchable team in the NBA.
This feels a little like Barnes and Noble offering combined subscriptions to Teen People and Adbusters because they're both in the magazine section, but I guess I can't fault the Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center for trying something new: The team is now offering a season ticket package that combin ... More >>
Try not to over-analyze the first-round pick of the Phoenix Suns last night, Maryland 7-footer Alex Len -- he's an upgrade to the team.The Suns picked Len fifth overall, in a draft where there was no certainty in who was being drafted in the early spots.
After finishing this season with the crappiest record in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns are proud to announce that there are new logos for the team.If the starting lineup of Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, Jared Dudley, Michael Beasley, and Marcin Gortat just isn't good enough for you, these new ... More >>
Haven't been paying attention to the Phoenix Suns this year? Don't worry, one play from Tuesday night's game against the Houston Rockets is all you need to know about to have a clear picture of how this season is going.That play involved Suns center Jermaine O'Neal getting called for goaltending on ... More >>
It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.
Tired of "Gangnam Style" yet? Don't worry -- current meme "Harlem Shake," featuring students, office workers, and your mom getting down to Baauer's song of the same name -- is currently all anyone can talk about. The viral phenomenon has caught on like, uh, a virus, partly because it's really ea ... More >>
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James Harden, who was one of the best things to happen to the ASU men's basketball program in, say, a generation, is an NBA All-Star in the making.He would be a star, or the star, on many teams in the league. But on the Oklahoma City Thunder--a small-city franchise that has a bona fide chance to win ... More >>
If the season had ended last night, the Phoenix Suns would be headed to the playoffs as the eighth seed in the West after an easy 125-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.The performance from the Suns starters made the victory very unsurprising: 20 points and 10 rebounds from center Marcin Gortat ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns won one and lost one this weekend, with a six-point loss to the Denver Nuggets in Colorado on Friday, and a 20-point whooping of the Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers in the desert Saturday night.Friday's game was a gradual loss for the Suns after finishing the first quarter with ... More >>
Don't want to jinx it, but the Phoenix Suns have turned themselves into a pretty good little team. Last night's thrilling 107-105 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City proved that this squad is hellbent on making the NBA playoffs, a thought seemingly absurd not so long ago.Steve Nash reached back ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns kept their slim playoff hopes alive by outlasting the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Tuesday night in California. As they have for weeks now, the Suns still hold 10th place in the NBA's Western Conference race. At 27-26 and 13 games left to play, the Suns are a half-game between ninth- ... More >>
Two Phoenix Suns players made ESPN's highlight reel of the "Top 10" plays after last night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Unfortunately, they were on the receiving end of Blake Griffin flying through the air.The Suns lost 103-86 last night at the Staples Center, in what appeared to by a ... More >>
Good ballgame to watch last night down at the US Airways Center, but San Antonio's veteran stars proved too much in the end, as the Spurs pulled away late from the Phoenix Suns to win 107-100. The Suns dropped to 25-25 with the loss, which came after they were leading (shades of the re ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns stayed alive in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff bid after two big weekend wins. On Friday night, the Suns edged out a good Indiana Pacers team 113-111, and on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, they demolished the Cavaliers 108-83. The two wins give the Suns a 25-24 record on ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns, looking for their fifth-straight win, had a 10-point fourth-quarter lead on one of the NBA's best teams but lost 99-95 to the Miami Heat in Florida on Tuesday night. Over the last 7:28 of the game, the Suns missed 15 of 17 shots, allowing the Heat to go on a 17-0 run and eventuall ... More >>
By turning a two-game win streak into a four-game win streak with a pair of wins over the weekend, the Phoenix Suns are currently half a game back of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, and one game over .500.The Suns' win on Friday night wasn't too unexpected -- Jared Dudley brought ... More >>
Suddenly, the Suns are surging. But even with their fifth straight home win -- a 98-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies -- the Suns are still two games under .500 and several games back from 2.5 games out of the eighth seed in the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture.
When Grant Hill stepped to the foul line with seconds left in the game and the Phoenix Suns up by two points, we thought he'd be money.Hill shoots about 80 percent from the stripe, and the game on the line, and has been clutch forever, so.... Clunk and clunk.The usually reliable Duke grad ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns managed to make three field goals in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, which -- adding in the free-throws -- made for a 16-point quarter.Unfortunately, the Suns earned zero points for the 14 shots they missed that quarter, and the game ended as a 11 ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns kicked off the second half of their season on a high note last night when they trumped the Minnesota Timberwolves en route to a 104-95 drubbing of the Twin Cities team at US Airways Center.Steve Nash fared far better during Thursday night's game then he did in his five minutes of me ... More >>
Milwaukee Brewers: Maryvale Baseball Park While the atmosphere at this stadium is decidedly fan-friendly and flowing with Miller beer, the food offerings are strictly no-frills. And with mostly chain and fast food restaurants within sight of the ballpark, fans should plan a short drive to pre- and ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks Crescent Ballroom Friday, February 24 Okay, Phoenix. First, the good news: According to no less an authority than Stephen Malkmus, godfather of slacker cool, genuinely tall and good-looking former frontman of Pavement and current leader of The Jicks, Portland now consi ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns were a bit like Rick Santorum at the Republican debate in Mesa last night: They started terribly, got way behind, made a late comeback, but faded at the end in a stinging 106-104 home loss last night to the Golden State Warriors.The last game before the All-Star break was a crush ... More >>
What's the best cure-all tonic for a troubled NBA team like the Phoenix Suns? Why, a double-digit rout of a weaker opponent, which took place on Monday night when Planet Orange crushed the Washington Wizards 104-88 at US Airways Center.The Suns (14-19) scored first -- via a 25-foot Channing Frye ... More >>
This whole Jeremy "Linsanity" Lin thing is out of control, and the NBA is far better for it, a one-off feel-good, out-of-the-box, unexpected story that transcends the game itself. If Lin had arisen from nowhere in, say, Sacramento, Salt Lake City or right down the street ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers traded wins over the weekend, with each team grabbing 12-point victories at home.The Suns got the Kobe Bryant treatment in L.A. on Friday, as he dropped 36 points in a 111-99 victory.Last night, the Suns turned it around in Phoenix -- despite Bryant scoring ... More >>