Sherman Unkefer, the Scottsdale gold-and-juice scamster targeted in a $54 million RICO suit, supposedly sold $5.4 million in gold and silver in 2013 to stop it from going to his victims. Marc Olivieri, who worked with one of Unkefer's associates, detailed the alleged sale in an affidavit filed in M ... More >>
Liquid Sol Music Festival Sportsman's Park in Glendale 3/15/14 Nostalgia was one of the many themes at Liquid Sol Music Festival on Saturday at Sportman's Park in Glendale. It was arguably of the last nice days before the summer heat started to bloom and the daylong festival was the perfect place ... More >>
Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>
This post was written by L.A. Weekly staff writer Dennis Romero.The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California today.In its ruling on the state's anti-gay marriage law, the court essentially said that a "private party," the conservative backers of the law, had n ... 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 >>
This is part two of my interview with Matt Pool, owner of Matt's Big Breakfast and Giant Coffee. If you missed part one, where Pool explains what he learned from Chris Bianco and defends Phoenix as a food town, read it here. See also: -- Chris Bianco's Italian Restaurant Gets a Facelift and We've G ... More >>
Ron Paul and Ronny Reagan discussing rock 'n' roll. (Maybe?) On the official Rock the Revolution site, presidential candidate Ron Paul says: "I always knew that if you were going to have a revolution, you needed two things. Young people, and music." Well, it used to say that at least. No ... More >>
Jennifer Woods Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner looking happy to talk shop about good-for-you-food.Yesterday we got you the lastest heathful food scoop from Dr. Andrew Weil and Chef Michael Stebner at the cooking demo/tasting/discussion about vegetarian/veganism (and such) at True ... More >>
Kevin HaysWhile it's pretty easy to come across light alternative music these days, there's something that sets Dawes apart from the rest. Their sound is simple and basic, yet still maintains a soulful charm, not to mention they harmonize beautifully, in an almost Local Natives-like way. Dawes op ... More >>
While I took the weekend off to run away to Sedona and celebrate my birthday, several stories unfolded in national music news. Read on for the skinny about Metallica’s upcoming Phoenix concert, Jackson Browne’s lawsuit against presidential hopeful John McCain, and more.
Nothing left behind in this pop-packed apocalyptic pageant
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Floods of raw sewage don't constitute curb appeal
Hoping The Edge keeps tuning in
The irreverent spirit of Pedro Alvarez lives on in his paintings
A new DVD series goes the extra mile -- lots of them, actually -- in featuring battle rap
Chronic Future, long absent from the local scene, reemerges with a major-label deal
Artists Michael and Cassandra Skomer bring the inner Bozo out of our politicos
Everclear keeps perfecting its fiery punk pop. But is their demise in sight?
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DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business
Starting a paper's not for the faint of heart. Duh!bya's Justice Department kooks made ending one even more harrowing.
Ice Cube and his Westside Connection pals semi-reunite -- and give hope to gangsta rap fans
Pop's gold-dust woman bounces back from drugs, depression and sluggish sales
Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career
Bob Dylan's career has only begun to recover from a slump that started 22 years ago in Tempe
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely
There's nothing hep about hepatitis C -- as too many friends can attest
Sloane McFarland's video paean to Homer and Joyce is excruciating, captivating
Aspiring documentarian Carlos Gonzales is Ken Burns with needle tracks and frostbite
In the middle of nowhere, Godfrey Daniels gets calls from everywhere
Hollywood's legendary script doctor Robert Towne won an Oscar for writing Chinatown and polished films from The Godfather to Armageddon; now he helms Without Limits, a film bio of an Olympic runner
House DJs reunite for Thanksgiving show at Red Monkey
Progressive films don't guarantee progressive appearances for Harkins Theatres employees
Valley jazz singer and devout Buddhist Sherry Roberson answers the question "What's the sound of one woman scatting?"
City pretends that parking garage next to stadium is not a favor to Colangelo's Diamondbacks
St. Elsewhere's Denzel Washington is on his way to big-screen success... slowly