From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
We're not going to come out and say that the Sound Strike -- the commercial boycott of Arizona by a group of bands, musicians, and artists launched in May, 2010 -- is over, but we're not not saying that the Sound Strike is over. Chicago punk band Rise Against, one of the Sound Strike's marquee nam ... More >>
Phoenix Police DepartmentFelony charges will not be filed against Yukari Miyamae.The Maricopa County Attorney's Office tells New Times that the Colorado woman arrested for giving a Transportation Safety Administration agent a titty-twister last week will not be charged with a felony. But she's no ... More >>
Phoenix Police DepartmentYukari Miyamae. Hero?Yukari Miyamae is a 61-year-old Colorado woman who was arrested last week after turning the tables on a Transportation Safety Administration agent -- she gave her a titty-twister after refusing a security screening.Now, the debate is on: is Miyamae a ... More >>
Facebook.comYukari Miyamae. Hero?A campaign is underway via-Facebook to raise money to fund the defense of a Colorado woman -- lauded as a hero by many, and a villain by five -- who gave a Transportation Safety Administration agent a titty-twister at Sky Harbor International Airport last week and ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Can't stop, won't stopInspiration comes from many different places, the radio being one of them. While carousing around town in my hooptie the other day, the Notorious B.I.G./Puff Daddy/Mase 1997 classic "Mo Money, Mo Problems" came on over my speakers, much to my odd delight. After I was done ... More >>
Pitchfork is reporting that Rage Against The Machine singer Zack de la Rocha has secured commitments to boycott Arizona from Kanye West, Sonic Youth, Conor Oberst, Massive Attack, Rise Against, Tenacious D, Joe Satriani and others.Word comes from his new organization, The Sound Strike which as wh ... More >>
Right off the bat, I have to say that in this video Travis Munroe Townsend, 26, the alleged attacker of a Glendale photo enforcement camera (and, if guilty, an American hero, in my opinion), doesn't look a thing like the photo of him released yesterday by DPS. In that pic, he looked like some blond ... More >>
Go back to Mexico, honors students! And take your little dog, Toto, too... I could envision Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts turning over Jews to the Gestapo. This is assuming she jumped in the way-back machine and time-traveled to Hitler's Germany. After all, that was the law back then, r ... More >>
"Stand Up to The Man" ain't a Tammy Wynette cover
Coming soon to a chick's loo near you... As Ray Davies sang so long ago, "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls/ It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world..." And indeed, some in the Valley's pre-op community are determined to pee standing up at Anderson's Fifth Estate in this dispute with ... More >>
Heh, not every gal has one of these... No surprise that this week's issue of the PHX gay-lesbian rag Echo includes a news story on the feud between Tom Anderson of Anderson's Fifth Estate and local "diversity activist" Michele De Lafreniere. Nor was it a surprise that Echo essentially echoed t ... More >>
This bawdy bluebird ponders a tranny's package, plays politics with firefighters, and poops a load all over PHX scenester Brodie Hubbard
Chuey and Cap'n Mike find infamy spinning Wednesday night's Wheel of Fear Factor at Giligin's
Now that's what we call music!
Another Level Barber & Beauty Shop
A comedy "king" fills the hall with laughter
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
American Atheists prepare to take on Bush's new church-state alliance at regional meet
Police have ripped up Leo Mercado's "sacramental" peyote garden. His claim that he has constitutional rights to use the drug for religious purposes may be shredded next.
People are talking about a young political consultant named Jason Rose. But it's probably not the message he'd like to get across.
BARKLEY WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA. IT COULD HAPPEN.
A NORTHERN ARIZONA FOLK ARTIST REVEALS HIS ALTER EGO