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    February 26, 2014

    SB 1062 Uproar: Can Arizona Democrats Capitalize on It in November?

    Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Mayors of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Trying to Score Google Fiber

    Google announced yesterday that Phoenix is one of nine metro areas in the United States where the company would like to bring Google Fiber, its Internet service that's advertised as being "100 times faster than today's basic broadband."Google's announcement explained that it needs a lot of cooperati ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The 10 Weirdest Chocolates for Your Valentine

    Ever since Vosges Haut-Chocolat broke through with Mo's Bacon Bar, chocolate flavor combinations have wandered away from the safe territory of fruits and nuts toward shocking infusions including vinegar and even pig's blood. Strange as they may sound, each of these ten odd chocolates has its fans. ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Phoenix Traffic Better Than Any Other Metropolis in the Country

    Next time you're stuck in traffic in Phoenix, consider this: the traffic in literally every other big city in the country is worse.TomTom, the company that makes the GPS products, used its data to compare travel times while there's no traffic, and when there's the heaviest traffic, in cities across ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Rascal Flatts Restaurant Chain to Launch in Phoenix With 14,000-Square-Foot Space

    Look out Alice, Rascal Flatts, the award-winning American country band who've sang with Justin Bieber, are developing their own fashion line, and, according to Forbes, pulled down 45 million big ones in 2010, have their sights set on a new venture: a restaurant chain. And where better to put a res ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Top 10 Cities That Spend the Most on Fast Food: AZ City Makes the Greasy Cut

    David McNew, Getty Images​Value meals, super sizing, quick trips through the drive thru -- America loves fast food. Wedging itself into nearly every nook and cranny of our society, its everywhere. And some cities in the good ol' 'U.S.of A. take advantage of it more than others. So says the mo ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Peter Normann, Doctor on Trial for Allegedly Killing Three Patients, Covers his Butt in Police Statment Presented to Jury Victim Ralph Gonzales​Lying on Peter Normann's operating table, butt-augmentation patient Alicia Santizo Blanco's vitals dropped, rendering her unconscious. "She was like a rock," he told a detective in a 2008 phone conversation. The doctor on trial for allegedly killing three ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    The Decemberists Coming to Mesa Arts Center

    ​Huge and old-timey show announcement today: The Decemberists will play Mesa Arts Center on August 11.The date comes at the end of the Portland indie-folk act's extended summer tour, which is in support of their January record, The King Is Dead. No support for this date announced yet but other leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues

    ​Between the Buried and Me, The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesMetal Blade RecordsRelease Date: April 12, 2011 What is it about prog metal bands and two-part albums? Last year, the Ocean's one-two punch of Heliocentric and Anthropocentric topped my "Best of '10" list. Now, Raleigh, North Carolina' ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 20, 2011

    Katy Perry Coming to Phoenix (Thank Her Sponsor, Schick Razors!)

    ​Skankstress Katy Perry just announced a tour date for Phoenix's Comerica Theatre on August 3.It's part of a "California Dreams" tour that starts on June 7 in Atlanta and runs through August 14, the second show in Katy's hometown Santa Barbara, California. Tickets, priced pretty modestly at $3 ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    August 19, 2010

    The Maine Plot Massive National Tour with Never Shout Never

    ​The Maine are playing a much-hyped show at The Nile Theatre in Mesa next Friday.Actually, though, that's just the mid-point in a massive tour to promote their Billboard-charting second album Black & White. They team up with Never Shout Never for a tour of small theaters and large clubs starti ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    August 6, 2009
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    July 15, 2009

    SmokingGun for Luddites: The Slammer, the Octomom and Joe Arpaio

    from The So what did you expect, the freakin' New Yorker? I have seen the future of newsprint, and it's in The Slammer, literally. Indeed, with all the bitching and moaning in the bloody Fourth Estate about layoffs, the Web, and the end of newsprint, here's a weekly newspaper ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Called Racist by the Racists

    Sonia Sotomayor, a racist? Riiiiiight.... You know it's taken a turn for the surreal when an obnoxious lout like William Gheen is calling you a racist. Gheen is a nasty piece of work, the founder of the extremist nativist Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which is headquartered in Rale ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Dave Matthews Band Coming To Cricket on May 6

    It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Roman ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Taken for a (Bus) Ride

    A French transit firm wins a no-bid deal with Phoenix, and taxpayers are left without a transfer

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Hate Jock

    The taloned one takes on the 9/11 liars' confab in Chandler and rips the white sheet off right-wing radio hatemonger "Dumbass Darrell" Ankarlo

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    Puff Piece

    Satire falls short of incendiary

  • Dining

    December 15, 2005

    Pig Pickin'

    Right on 'cue

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    July 15, 2004

    Deep House Daze

    DJs Pete "Supermix" Salaz and bad boy Senbad burn wax at their bangin' Wednesday-night bacchanal, Batucada.

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Skating Through Life

    Mt. Egypt's Travis Graves moves from pro skateboarding to touring the Americana roads with legends

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Creative Class Act

    Richard Florida knows exactly what's wrong with Phoenix

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    August 21, 2003

    The Invisible Man

    Phil Gordon will be the next mayor of Phoenix. Why doesn't anybody care?

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Slap Happy

    Much like his Hawaiian waves, flip-flop folkie Jack Johnson finds a near-perfect groove

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    To Err on Air

    Letters from the week of October 24, 2002

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    February 24, 2000
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    January 13, 2000

    Tombstone Blues

    1,161 rock stars were fatally injured in the making of The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Snafu 2000

    Phoenix officials told volunteers planning an expensive millennial downtown bash to think big. It seems as though nobody was thinking at all.

  • Music

    November 18, 1999
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    July 29, 1999

    Last Man Standing

    The Backsliders' Chip Robinson perseveres tochronicle the trials andtribulations of daily life, including his own

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    May 13, 1999
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    February 4, 1999


    Small-town North Carolina movie theater's answering machine coming attraction is a good show in itself

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Town Without Pity

    The country-rock heroes of Whiskeytown find solace in their instability

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    January 30, 1997
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    March 2, 1995