Rene Descartes

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    10 Meatless Songs in Honor of World Vegetarian Day

    October is a fun month to start planning Halloween costumes and sip on pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin flavored beers. The month of the gourd serves another purpose- vegetarianism. Today happens to be World Vegetarian Day, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, so stock up on some hummus. If ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Phoenix (Band) at the Marquee Theatre

    Kirsten Veng-PedersenPhoenix singer Thomas Mars on stage at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. See more shots in our Phoenix Slide Show.​Just how ridiculous are the Grammy Awards? The nominees for 2010 "Best Alternative Music Album" included Depeche Mode and David Byrne, two acts that were active for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Anti-Vaccine Ron Paul Insaniacs (aka, "Ronulans") Rousted by Phoenix PD, and Man Could I Care Less

    Well, at least they weren't using old bedsheets this time around Normally, I could give a flip if someone hangs a banner off a freeway overpass. But these Ron Paul-worshipping hosers so annoy me with their conspiracy-a-minute mills and their wack, home-made signs spouting the nonsense that "vaccin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    SXSW Starts Anouncing Bands

    The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Forever and After

    Junjie ponders eternity

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Diet From Hell

    A valley vegan couple's fear of obesity was no picnic for their kids

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Shell Shock

    The sequel to Ghost in the Shell is a feast for the eyes, but a disappointment for the brain

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    The Weakerthans

    Left and Leaving
    (Sub City)

  • Dining

    April 15, 1999
  • News

    July 2, 1998
  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    The Trashman

    Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as the passionless poseurs they really are

  • Music

    May 22, 1997

    The Trashman

    Where unit-shifting heroes of rock are exposed as passionless poseurs

  • News

    December 5, 1996