Hip-hop moves at the lightning-fast pace of the Internet these days, and Futuristic, a Tempe rapper on the verge of making it big, knows that better than anyone. In the past two years, the 23-year-old Bloomington, Illinois, native has written dozens of songs, released two albums, recorded enough t ... More >>
Imagine the scene: You're sitting on your couch alone on Friday night catching up on the most recent season of The Taste. Anthony Bourdain is describing fried chicken for the millionth time and you're lounging on a pizza-shaped pillow and wearing leggings covered in French fries with a waffle-print ... More >>
I never quite understood it until yesterday, but my favorite Andy Warhol quote has always been, "In the future, everyone will be famous enough to have the internet come to their rescue for 15 minutes, or until some more really goofy Anthony Weiner sexts leak." Phoenix's own Random--alias Mega Ran--i ... More >>
So this one time, my brother left a large tube of salami under our bunk bed -- because he likes to hoard food -- and totally forgot about it for three weeks, until it started to smell so bad that we almost called the paramedics. We looked down there and there's this dildo-shaped green pickle that's ... More >>
Porter RobinsonMay 5, 2013El Santo Cinco de Mayo is typically spent sipping down some margaritas and throwing back some Corona or Dos Equis, but El Santo added one more treat to the holiday, Porter Robinson. It was my first time ever at El Santo and I must say that I was impressed by the turnout. ... More >>
By Liz Tracy They danced. They rolled. They yelled: Glitter! Yes, these are ten talkative fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013. Certainly, there were some better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed. But the following folks found during night one of 2013's three-day shit fest -- they wer ... More >>
My favorite moment of Herman Cain's "That's it, I'm out of here" speech was when quoted Donna Summers' "Power of One," a favorite "poem" of us, and coincidentally, the theme from Pokémon 2000. Brad Dwyer features another kids show in this week's installment of Record Heat, the much-loved Y ... More >>
Today at 4:20 p.m. (get it?), Odd Future member Domo Genesis, who we profiled earlier this year, when right as he was leaving ASU, dropped a brand new mixtape, Under the Influence. Over 14 tracks, Domo positions himself as the sleepy-eyed mellow member of the Wolf Gang. While his buddy Tyler, the ... More >>
Maria VassettEyes Set to Kill The heat. Yeah, that's the first thing you expect when you start reading about the Vans Warped Tour. Yes, it was hot. Yes, most of the stages, merch booths, and product tents are set up on a parking lot, and of course, this is not helpful in regards to staying cool.B ... More >>
Doomsayers and the easily fooled are focused on 2012 right now (so much so that poor NASA had to issue statements debunking the movie myths). But we've got a different date in mind: 2010. The New Year begins the end of an era. Well, a decade actually. Technology has certainly advanced in ... More >>
The Taco Bell Chihuahua hits The Comedy Spot
Get your game on downtown
All those long hours on the Nintendo DS will pay off for the "trainer" who wins the regional Pokemon video game competition this Saturday in Phoenix. We confess we've never played the Pokemon game, though we're not too bad at Call of Duty 4. Like the television c ... More >>
Shh... Today, dear readers, I'm going to let you in on a little geek secret: We self-proclaimed nerds, geeks and dorks have an internal rating system. Think of it as a 1-10 scale of geekdom, with 1 being the girl who wears a bowl cut and plastic glasses i ... More >>
Here are a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water
The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin
Get your game on at HexaCon 15
A rant on the New York Dolls latest, plus raves on new video games
A weekend of cherry rides and zoot-suited friends
Discomfort in stupidity
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Korean artist Lee Bul's karaoke pods will make you feel like you're in orbit
Comics confab draws animation aficionados
The hard-hitting Knighthawks are bringing a new edge to women¹s football
Sushi enthusiasts belly up to the buffet
Kidstop Learning Fun
The making -- and remaking -- of America's sweet tart
"Beatrice and Bob's Piñata Factory" exhibit is a bang-up job
Press Club honors New Times scribe
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
State Fair's appeal timeless
Mawkish, overcomplicated plot and British snobbery derail Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Card-based Pokémon sequel trots out this year's gotta-haves -- but not much else
The Rasta Farmers plant their first CD
How does one tiny island nation create so much disposable pop?
Vegging out at the Valley's hippest hoe shebang!
Pokémon's big-screen debut is short and tolerable
Ricky Martin is in a show-biz tailspin. The boy needs help. And he needs it now.