"It's Friday somewhere" isn't strictly true -- I don't think the International Date Line works that way -- but if Jimmy Buffett were to write a song to that effect, and it made you feel better about going to see The Presets and Dragonette tonight at the Marquee, I think it would be a pretty useful f ... More >>
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Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Hogarth's "Gin Lane." Really, it could be anywhere.Small towns and big boozers go together. If you don't believe that, then you've probably never lived in a small town, where the most exciting thing to do is drink and gossip about how much of a drunkard everyone else in ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman Music editor Martin Cizmar totally digs the Flaming Lips funky new CD/DVD Christmas on Mars, and apparently so do the customers at Zia Record Exchange (105 West University Drive in Tempe). Here's the rest of the top 10 best sellers for the week of Nov. 10-Nov. 16.
Sylvia Nobel dreamt of a movie version of her Kendall O'Dell mysteries until the money disappeared.
I don’t consider myself an emotional person. I rarely cry at sad movies, I don’t dote over puppies and babies, and naturally sappy people annoy me. But Sia, the Australian sensation who’s been building a buzz via distribution through Starbucks around her sixth album, Some People Have Real ... More >>
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