I base my life and my movements throughout it on quite a few assumptions. These may or may not be accurate, factual, or even realistic. And until they actually prove themselves to be inaccurate, I follow them without question. (Insert silly comment about assuming here.) Today's rant is centered on ... More >>
In movies, the cutting-room floor is usually a cold, dark place where unused footage ends up, never seeing the light of day unless it find its way into a director's cut somewhere down the road. The same is true when it comes to the music studio, but thanks to the Internet and sites like Bandcamp, y ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsArizona: Land of sun and song.There have been more than 140 songs with lyrics about Arizona in them. Seriously. Some of them have been big hits by huge acts, too ("Get Back" by The Beatles, "Take It Easy" by The Eagles). The lyrics to these songs capture various snapshots of the ... More >>
See more pics like this one at Mary Jane Smokewear's Facebook pageAs Jack Nicholson's character writes over and over again in The Shining, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."Which is why I decided to take a break last night from immigration, Sheriff Joe, and all the drama here in Mari-Kafk ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship
San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office Jimmy Joe CoxAfter an eight-year cold case investigation, police in California think they've got the man responsible for murdering a woman nearly 30 years ago and putting her dismembered head in the Colorado River.Jimmy Joe Cox, now 71, was arrested ye ... More >>
Glenn Michael Peralta is accused of murdering a 7-month-old girlA man believed to have murdered an infant in 2007 has been arrested and extradited back to Arizona.In September, police in Lake Havasu put out a warrant for 33-year-old Glenn Michael Peralta for the October 2007 death of an inf ... More >>
It's official, according to the just-released HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey: Phoenix is the 10th most-caffeinated place in the country. Tampa ranks number one, followed by Seattle, Chicago, New York, L.A., Baltimore, Miami, Boston, and Houston. The same national survey found that Phoenix res ... More >>
Another winning season ends for Pat Murphy and his baseball team. Now, it's ASU management's turn at bat
Dads' egos can run amok in super-competitive Valley youth baseball, and that's dangerous
Catching up with DJ Z-Trip
Think your kid could be the next Shea Hillenbrand or Curt Schilling? Hook him up with the major leaguers in metro Phoenix youth baseball.
Here are the chilling and embarrassing details from Connie Thompson's life that she didn't want state officials to know
Hans Olson gets his due after a 30-plus-year odyssey
Legendary L.A. punks are still shoving it in your face, but gracefully so
A weekend tagalong with a top DJ offers insight into the rigors of a life spent spinning on the road
Local music bedrock Hans Olson looks back on a lifetime of ups and downs and 30 years of making music in the Valley
Once upon a time, Glenn Boyer made history with his books on Wyatt Earp. Now, critics say he twisted the truth.
A gruesome death has cost Arizona's multimillion-dollar teen rehabilitation industry a bundle. But it's not because the state is determined to stop the abuse.
For heavy-rock quartet St. Madness, every day feels like Halloween
Stargazers revere Arizona Robert Burnham Jr., creator of the most complete, practical, inspirational book ever written about the night sky. But like so many people of genius, he would spend his last years alone and destitute.
Is Rykodisc trying to (finally) get Frank Zappa's cruddy music on the radio?
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