A sort of moral sickness has gripped this country in the face of the unprecedented number of minors crossing the border in Texas, one that manifests itself in panic, falsehoods, sheer stupidity, and knee-jerk nativist hatred. In Lawrenceville, Virginia (population 1,300), residents recently pitched ... More >>
A DUI can happen to anyone who drinks and has a driver's license. And it's happened to a lot of us fellow Arizonans: 656 last Labor Day alone. That doesn't stop us from digging stories about politicians, celebrities, pro athletes or other notables who found themselves wasted and in handcuffs on the ... More >>
It's not even the election year yet, but the campaign of former Go Daddy lawyer and GOP candidate for governor Christine Jones is not going well.Yesterday, our colleague Ray Stern reported Jones' 2004 DUI conviction, although history (Governor Glug-Glug) shows that's not the end of the world.
Christine Jones, the former Go Daddy executive who's running for governor, is a big fan of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.3TV has the footage of Jones giving a gushing review of the sheriff in front of a crowd, including Arpaio, at a charity event. 3TV also has the footage of Jones, a Republican, seeming comple ... More >>
Amid reports of a tour bus with 33 people aboard essentially being washed off a Kingman road and being flipped on its side, there are mentions of Arizona's "stupid motorist law."In many, many cases, drivers like that who decide to roll on into the flooded area don't get charged, because the state's ... More >>
This week we introduce a new, occasional wine column by one of the best-known Arizona winemakers, Sam Pillsbury. Welcome to Spillsbury. When managing editor Amy Silverman asked me to write for Chow Bella and New Times, I had to stop and think how that was going to work. I think that will evolve. I ... More >>
Los Tigres del Norte, apparently not to Judge Kowal's liking...Is there any doubt save in the most muddled of noggins that Arizona's Latino population continues to dwell beneath the bootheel of a hostile political class made up almost entirely of Anglos?Yes, the successful recall of the state's top ... More >>
PontiakWhat does a drive from Phoenix to the Big Bend area of Texas sound like? Well, according to psych-rock band Pontiak (who are from some place called Holtzclaw, Virginia), a road trip through the landscapes of the southwest sound like a stripped-down, four-part country-blues jam. Pontiak' ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big
By Ray Stern Republican Congressman Trent Franks didn't mince words when Joe Dana from Channel 12 (KPNX) asked him about the immigration sweeps Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducted last week in Surprise, which is part of Trent's Congressional turf. “I think that our focus should not be upon going after ... More >>
The ornery oriole chugs brews with bikers at a fundraiser for convict Ignacio Ramos, and investigates Rusty Childress' banishment from the American Freedom Riders
Playwright's work captures a bordertown without pity
All pics by Lilia Menconi AG Terry Goddard entering as I'm being escorted out by Chagolla.
An immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy
For most Mexicans who're flooding our borders, it's a life-or-death choice
Six hours after County mental health officials sent a psychotic man back home, he killed his mother and young niece.
When undocumented workers gather to wait for jobs at the city's first day-labor center, complaints about them should subside. But don't count on it.
All the Pretty Horses is pretty, has horses, and that's about all
A taste of New Mexico at Blue Adobe Grille
Someone is shooting endangered Mexican gray wolves. The government's flawed reintroduction program helped put them in the crosshairs.
A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W
Bobby Fuller billed himself "The Rock & Roll King of the Southwest." His reign was short. He dropped acid, died young and left behind some of the wildest rock guitar ever.
How hardy Texas cattle became prestige pets for the rich and nostalgic
WHILE THE BORDER PATROL IS ATTACKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS, THE AGENCY IS LITERALLY RETREATING IN ARIZONA. THE RESULTS ARE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS.