When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>
McDonald's locations in Japan and South Korea recently dramatically reduced the cost of a large order of fries. The result? French fry parties where hordes of teenagers descend on the golden arches with cash and a desire to create some low-grade mayhem. See Also: --In-N-Out Burger, McDonald's Fries ... More >>
Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
According to a group that calls itself a "strategy center for the progressive movement," Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl are the worst for the proverbial middle class.They're actually in a 19-way tie among Senators for being the "worst of the worst," which, as you can imagine coming from a progress ... More >>
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 >>
Tong Soo Chung, a prominent South Korean lawyer and former public official, is behind an alleged fraud committed by Tucson's Matinee Energy solar company, a lawsuit states. Our April 12 feature article on Matinee Energy explained why its highly touted plans to build a major solar-panel farm in Bens ... More >>
See also: Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show See also: The 10 Most Ridiculous Claims Made By Dave Mustaine of Megadeth See also: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Set Free; Five Finger Death Punch Weighs InHeavy metal fans are a tenacious bunch. Plenty o ... More >>
Like any band, Lamb of God has had their ups and downs: Drugs, booze, strife, you know, rock 'n' roll. In 2012 Virginia metal titans released their seventh studio album, Resolution, to great reviews. The band announced that it was shooting a tour document as they supported the album on the road, ... More >>
It was October 1989 when we went to the Arizona State Fair for a boxing card that included our friend Michael Carbajal, then an up-and-comer straight from the Olympic Games in South Korea one year earlier. On the undercard was a 22-year-old from Albuquerque who weighed in at 115 pounds, about ten ... More >>
Matinee Energy, a company with plans to build several large solar-power plants in Arizona, says a founder who once ran a bogus gold-mining scheme no longer has a role in the firm. Yet many questions remain about the mystery company, which reportedly has contracts with Hyundai Heavy and KEPCO KDN, t ... More >>
One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action, and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?Just for a minute (and 20 seconds), forget the crumpled papers in the trash bin and torn pages from your sketch book and press play o ... More >>
Tired of the same old tired orange chicken and California rolls? Want to venture beyond the standard suburban-stale take-out? Here comes Chop PHX, with the Valley's rarer Asian offerings. This Week: Bibim Bap from Hodori 1116 S. Dobson, Mesa. Bibim Bap the Culinary Ambassador of Korea: We revie ... More >>
"If at first you don't succeed then maybe you just suck." I hated Eastbound & Down when I first started watching it. The show's protagonist, Kenny Powers, portrayed by Danny McBride, was just so utterly unlikable. I couldn't get behind him, even as an anti-hero. He was just too racist, sexist ... More >>
We knew that last year's Big Brain award winner, Natalie Morris, was back in town but she recently shared with us a little secret that we almost couldn't believe. After eating her way around the world -- trying foods like Tibetan yak cheese and Icelandic preserved shark -- she came back from Italy o ... More >>
This week's question: Where can I find Black Garlic? Black garlic has been touted as a top food trend and a super health food, and it's been featured on Top Chef and Iron Chef episodes. Yet it remains an obscure ingredient, not easily sourced even at specialty food stores or Asian markets in Ph ... More >>
Lead-contaminated glass at the Yuma location of Dlubak Glass recycling company is being shipped to South Korea, not the Philippines, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality now reports. Mark Shaffer, spokesman for the agency, tells us state officials named the wrong ... More >>
Tangy non-fat frozen yogurt, a trend spawned by food-savvy South Koreans, has flourished here for a couple of years, but I've always found it odd that some of the big-name fro-yo companies (Pinkberry, for example) haven't entered the Arizona market. We have a five-month-long ... More >>
Valley rockers Colorstore provide more than a dozen reasons why they won't be closing up shop anytime soon
In any language, this upbeat musical means 80s pop
A conversation with director James Longley
Siam what Siam
Finding ultraviolence on DVD, and old-school punk on CD
Lemons picks his hypothetical "last meal"
Beef-a-licious BBQ, Korean-style
Korean director transforms social philosophy into visual poetry
The German band comes to the Valley
Korean artist Lee Bul's karaoke pods will make you feel like you're in orbit
For troubled 'tweens, forget the parents: Nothing beats the hip techie uncle with the PC room
The Way Home is paved with canned sentiment
Cheryl Moore expected a healthy baby to come off the plane from Korea. She got Jamie instead. And then she and her family made a surprising choice.
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Staking out Maricopa County's wildest political race -- to unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W
As a promising amateur boxer, Michael Carbajal set lofty but simple goals. Ten years later, he's achieved them. What makes him fight on?
A Valley company finds a thriving market for used Soviet-bloc fighter jets
Lifestyles of the rich and famous (of miniature golf)
RUDY USED TO BE A RED ARMY PARATROOPER NOW HE AND HIS COMRADES ARE MAKING BASEBALL HISTORY IN MESA.