Second Story Liquor Bar sits above Old Town Scottsdale's Gelato Spot off of Scottsdale Road just north of Indian School. Tommy Plato owns both restaurants, but SSLB is clearly a labor of love. Pulling in the talents of Josh Brascher, a relatively young and very up-and-coming chef, in the kitchen and ... More >>
Another month, another handful of painful goodbyes to Phoenix dining institutions have left us near heartbroken. However, with some exciting new restaurants hitting the scene this month as well, it almost makes up for having to let go of some favorites -- almost.
Phoenix doesn't just boast talented music makers, we also got this cool seraglio of directors. And when you combine the two, you get the kind of music vid that's worthy of all your indie cred. Cash it in right here with three kickass, locally produced music videos. Bogan Via - "Kanye" A certain ... More >>
We're counting our blessings that gelato has less fat than ice cream because there's a good chance we're going to be eating a lot of it this summer. On Monday night at Gelato Spot in Scottsdale, a dozen local chefs unveiled artisanal gelato flavors, each of which represents the signature style of hi ... More >>
By Caleb Haley For nearly two decades, Cody Canada has been a driving force in the musical sound blowing out of Oklahoma, like the dust bowls before it, known as Red Dirt music -- a raw combination of southern jazzy blues, folk, country, and rock 'n' roll. For the first 16 years of his career, Can ... More >>
Valley residents driving around town last week may have noticed some unique signs in areas used for promoting candidates for this year's election. Instead of ads for President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the signs noted a showdown between Mint "The Chip" Romney and Ba "Rocky Road" Obama ... More >>
It is probably only a natural result of the historical arc of democratization that celebrity today requires little more than Tweeting racy photos and being combatively untalented. In this new-media model of fame, Ezra Miller is decidedly out of place: a relic of the Old World hierarchies - ... More >>
Locals always complain about Phoenix's lack of a solid identity as if it's a bad thing. Hey, where else can you see a skyscraper, a haute couture boutique and a working farm, all in the span of an hour? We have everything here. When we're clamoring for the old-school charm of a neighbor ... More >>
Courtesy of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Singin' in the Rain's three stars (from left, John Ramsey, Megan Wean, and Michael VanGemert) are safe from the Commissary Sofa of Death. For now.It's not an inherently bad thing to have a comfort zone. If every stimulus you took in, every day, were a ... More >>
Plato sin carne: Dig that egg.If you ever tire of Mexican food (I know, fat chance) and want to branch out into other cuisines of Latin America, make sure you head up to Mi Cocina Mi Pais, a little storefront eatery in a busy strip mall on West Bell Road near 44th Avenue. There you'll find food from ... More >>
By Sarah Ventre The story goes that Albert Einstein passed away when Dr. Michio Kaku was growing up. That event caused him to dedicate his life to finishing what Einstein began and was unable to finish. Since that time, Dr. Kaku has become one of the leading physicists in the entire world, and ha ... More >>
So many flavors, so little time
From Avocado to Zestini, the coolest icy ingestibles in town
Beam me up, Becky
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed
In the first battle of the Vietnam War, they were Soldiers, and then some
Child Is the Father to Man, Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Chambers Brothers' Time Has Come Today (Sony Legacy)
Taking stock of the worst music books ever written
Billy Squier gets philosophical and Trashman gets sick
Spike Lee tangles with Summer's dogs and monsters
Scott Falater, a mild-mannered Mormon family man, inexplicably stabbed his wife 44 times, then drowned her in the family pool while a neighbor watched. His defense? He was sleepwalking.
WOULD-BE POWER COUPLE TOM AND LINDA RAWLES WANT VOTES MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE
GUITARIST JORDAN IS PERHAPS THE BEST IN JAZZ; HIS SONG CHOICE ISN'T
CHUCK BOWDEN EXTOLS ARIZONA'S UNIQUE PLANTS AND ANIMALS. HIS LATEST SUBJECTS ARE WEASELS IN THREE-PIECE SUITS.
THE MEN'S GYMNASTS WERE TRUE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES. THEY WON CHANPIONSHIPS, EARNED DEGREES AND STAYED OUT OF JAIL. NO WONDER ASU KILLED THE PROGRAM.