The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that "enhanced" the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics. Alexander Fishenko and 11 others have been charged with falsifying documents and generally fooling the U.S. Department of Commerce in the last ... More >>
Maya Dukmasova My grandmother with a tray of manti on Christmas When Maya Dukmasova arrived in Phoenix for the summer, her first assignment for Chow Bella was to find the Russian food in this town. Dukmasova was born in Saint Petersburg and lived there til she was nine, when her family moved ... More >>
Phil Edwards Philthy Phil's (2939 N. 16th St., 602-279-4339) isn't exactly philthy, but the place is pretty phunky. The lighting is dark, almost cave-like, while the wood-panel walls emit old aromas of beer and cigarettes. A pair shoots pool in the back while the sweet sounds of Boston play ... More >>
When Phoenix metalcore band The Word Alive told a New Times reporter it was "about time" the year-old band got signed it was clear the guys were either really smart or really cocky.It's apparently the former: The band's new full-length, Deceiver, landed at #96 on the Billboard Top 100. They're no ... More >>
See what brilliant choreography can do
Lenard Rubin has a confidence about him that comes from being a two-time James Beard House invitee with 25 years experience as a chef -- most notably with the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. The guy's background includes an extensive stints in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, Boston, New ... More >>
Paul Giamatti stars in this instant classic
That Format-size hole in the heart of Phoenix music fans is about to get a little healing. Fun, the new NYC-based project by The Format's Nate Ruess, with ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra tomorrow ... More >>
Adult Swim fans -- and we know there are a lot of you out there -- are about to freak out. Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame are coming to Tempe next month as part of a national tour. It's a follow-up to this year's tour, which sold out in all 14 cities last April and May."M ... More >>
If we had it to do over, would we publish the satirical saga of Chef Kaz Yamamoto? Hell yes! Punk you, if you can't take a joke!
Road to Rouen
Most of this year's best won't be seen until next
Should journalists sign a confidentiality agreement to attend a Survivor party? The Spike votes that idea off the table.
The glamorous Jacques and Natasha Gelman outshine much of the work they collected in 'Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art'
No longer an enfant terrible, composer Terry Riley continues to astound and amaze
Often, the worst characters possess the best information
Russian immigrant's journey from economic investigator to shoe repairman
Media create controversy in otherwise clean campaign
Russky business focus of USSR propaganda poster exhibition
Stumbling through 48 hours in Hollywood
October 29 - November 4, 1998
Usual suspects, small wonders, and the new Bertolucci at the Montreal and Toronto film fests
Anastasia fails to revolutionize animation
Scottsdale's Greg Crane calls himself an entrepreneur. Prosecutors in three states call him a grifter. But he's such a young man.
Domestic Insurrection-Control Intelligence Dossier
THE OFFICE OF THE COURT MONITOR IS SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE MENTAL-HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM ACCOUNTABLE TO ITS CLIENTS. BUT NOBODY'S BEEN HOLDING THE OFFICE ITSELF ACCOUNTABLE.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown sings the blues around the world