Last summer, Wisconsin named the kringle as the state's official pastry -- not to be confused with their proposed state dessert, the cream puff. A kringle is a Scandinavian flaky pastry, similar to a danish pastry in texture, then filled with nuts, fruit filling or custard. Since Racine, Wisconsin i ... More >>
Listen, we're not the ones who come up with this stuff. We're just the messengers.That said, some industry research allegedly shows which states have the men with the largest penises. That industry research is that of an online condom retailer, Condomania, which gathered information on where it was ... More >>
Arizonans have less freedom to engage in activities that may be related to bachelor parties than the residents of 48 other states.According to a study from George Washington University, Arizona gets its poor ranking from laws on gambling, victimless crime, tobacco, beer, kegs, fireworks, prostitutio ... More >>
Amber Harrold Harrold is the owner of CamelBackpackers: A Phoenix Hostel. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR or 106.7 KWSS-FM. What's the first album you bought? Salt-n-Pepa, Very Necessary. I remember ... More >>
What would it be like, I wonder, if Maricopa County had a sheriff who just kept his head down and did his job, rather than what we currently have, a corrupt gasbag who only cares about getting his corpse-like mug on the boob tube? See also: -Joe Arpaio's Lawyers Fail to Get Sheriff Off the Hook in ... More >>
The Spot: Yard House, 9401 W. Westgate Blvd., Glendale, (623) 872-3900. www.yardhouse.com The Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday The Details: Discounts on most drinks, like $2 off wine by the glass and well drinks for only $4.25-4.75, plus pi ... More >>
As if living here weren't embarrassing enough, it seems Macayo's has started an advertising campaign a petition drive to make the chimichanga Arizona's official state food. Really?! It's still unclear that the deep-fried burrito can even claim its origins in Arizona (at le ... More >>
In response to Macayo's petition drive to make the chimichanga Arizona's official state food, we've started our own list of suggestions. Here's the list of other, and arguably more authentic, Arizona foods that we've come up with. We'd also love your input. Vote in our completely unscientific poll ... More >>
Fall is officially in the air -- so since a couple more foodie summer vacation reports fell from the sky, we figured we'd share. Today: Theresa Greco, who "seeks out good food and wine and writes about it" at The Food Hunter's Guide. Where I went: I traveled to South Dakota, stay ... More >>
fortressofbaileytude.comDon't be an idiot. Just pay attention to what Smokey says and everything will be alright.Fire crews are having a hell of a time putting out the second largest forest fire in Arizona history, which is currently burning in eastern Arizona. So, naturally, we've made a list of ... More >>
Associated PressIs "frybread-ulous" a word? If not, it should be. Frybread (or fry bread), a notable Native American food and the official "state bread" of South Dakota (What? They got a state bread?), is a flat dough fried in oil and typically served at home and tribal gathe ... More >>
The Obama Administration is gearing up to sue Arizona again. In a letter to Arizona and three other states, the National Labor Relations Board's lawyer announced plans to sue over state laws that guarantee the right to a secret ballot election in unionization efforts. Wh ... More >>
Shawn Anderson, www.electricmustache.comAkron/Family performing live in Phoenix on April 4, 2011.Akron/FamilyRhythm RoomMonday April 4, 2011Akron/Family is not from Akron, Ohio.I just wanted to clear that up right up top since I am, in fact, from Akron, Ohio while the proggy/jammy/folky/experimen ... More >>
www.steakbarn.com For the 13 cows who survived this morning's attack, the above photo is a glimpse into the future.We're sad to report that there were 24 bovine casualties as a result of this morning's wreck of a truck carrying 37 head of cattle. Several of the beefs that didn't ... More >>
newsgroper.comThe good news: Arizona placed in the top 10 in a national ranking. The bad news: It's a list of the top 10 states with the deadliest eating habits. According to financial news website 24/7 Wall St., Arizona has the ninth-deadliest eating habits in the country, a ranking based on gr ... More >>
Thomas Watson and ex-girlfriend Tara Shermerhorn were found dead in Watson's truck this morning.Officials from the Goodyear Police Department tell New Times that two bodies found this morning in Yavapai County are believed to be those of two people who were reported missing early Thursday morning ... More >>
music.colorado.eduThe University of Colorado Golden Buffalo Marching Band in actionI'm just gonna come right out and say it - college football is the best sport in the world. Unlike professional sports, where lockouts and strikes by multimillionaires are commonplace and players allegedly collude ... More >>
courtesy of Dennis Gilman The FBI gives the lie to Jan Brewer's noxious rhetoric It's been proven over and over again: Governor Jan Brewer's hysteria and the hysteria of her nativist allies over alleged illegal-alien-perpetrated crime in Arizona is founded on anecdotal evidence, some of it gl ... More >>
Two people were injured after a car chase involving suspected gang members turned into a shooting in Phoenix yesterday afternoon. While driving east on Roeser Road, someone in the black vehicle began to shoot at a sedan, hitting the car several times and the driver. The driver drove off ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Down on the Farm," chronicles an increasingly heated national battle over "factory-farmed" food. On one side: a phalanx of corporation- and family-owned farms across the country. On the other: the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States.Caught in the mi ... More >>
www.fireandreamitchell.comArizona Governor Jan Brewer announced last night that Arizona will be joining 14 other states in a lawsuit against the federal government over the federal healthcare mandate passed by Congress last month.Brewer's general counsel, Joseph Kanefield, will represent Ar ... More >>
Kathleen VanesianCould this be a contender for SMoCA's upcoming "People's Biennial"? The art community grapevine in this Valley is about three inches long, so it didn't take much time for me to get calls concerning a recent, very heated panel discussion at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary A ... More >>
The group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has given Arizona highways a new, um, honor as one of the least safe highway systems in the country.In its latest rankings, the AHSF ranks Arizona 49th in the country when it comes to highway safety based on several different criteria.AHSF looked at ... More >>
Slammin' South Dakota band cuts the sap
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Pollack Cinemas snags indie flicks
A natural drug with an unnatural effect: 5-MeO-DMT.
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AZ rally is second only to Sturgis
Critic beholds screen, sees miracles
Star-studded Country Thunder rolls into southeast Valley
The legal community is abuzz about who will be Arizona's next Supreme Court justice.
Celebrate the wines of Rioja, Spain
Indigenous joins the tribe of rock 'n' roll
Hearing bull in a bear market
Scientology critic Jeff Jacobsen helped get the church in hot water over a Florida death. Now, church members have figured out where he lives.
Silent-film Phantom pipes up at Orpheum Theatre
Richard Carr, president of a firm that wants to build the $350 million South Mountain Toll Road, has extensive experience in "public-private partnerships." Unfortunately, most of those experiences have been bad.
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.