Mike White's eyelids are half-shut. His breathing is slow, heavy. Two days ago, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. He's still taking drugs to combat the illness and he blames the medicine for sapping his energy. Despite his weariness, White rolls up in his $45,000 motorized wheelchair to Pilgrim R ... More >>
by Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity, and then discovered by Silver Surfer while out scouting for delicious planets. These bands ... 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 >>
Carl SaganFifteen years ago today, astronomer, cosmologist, author, and science poet Carl Sagan passed away. Few have done as much to convey the mysteries of outer space in more poetic, beautiful terms. His 1980 13-part PBS series, The Cosmos, is essential viewing (note the awesome Vangelis com ... More >>
Susanne WilsonEvery little thing she does is magic.Local psychic Susanne Wilson sent out a press release this morning blasting Stephen Hawking for saying heaven isn't real. "Psychic abilities prove the existence of the afterlife," the press release declares, "refuting" Hawkings' claim. Anyone c ... More >>
Food and art are in many ways related. Both require imagination, a deft hand, and a willingness to step outside the norm. Though Christine Wisniewski claims she hasn't made much use of her degree in painting and drawing -- "It was either own a restaurant or be a starving artist," she says -- the ... More >>
www.channelfrederator.comArizona State University, in collaboration with the daughter of world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, wants to know what Valley youths would say to space aliens "when" they contact earthlings.As part of the university's Origins Project, ASU is holding a co ... More >>
There is a legitimate chance that the Arizona Cardinals could earn the No. 2 seed for the 2009 playoffs, but some things need to happen -- a lot of things.First and foremost, the Cards need to beat Green Bay on Sunday. Given everything else that needs to happen -- all of which are out of the Card ... More >>
Stephen Hawking headlines think tank on origins of everything
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's Red-Light Violation Video Phoenix Light Ra ... More >>
By Ray Stern Few popular authors have achieved the greatness of Michael Crichton, who always made you feel like you were learning something in the middle of the awesome adventure unfolding in his novels. He was kind of like Stephen Hawking and Stephen King rolled into one. Crichton, 66, died Wedne ... More >>
Hot boys, scandalous gals, 2-4-1 drinks and, um, darts: It's a Tuesday night at Roscoe's
Bikers, skinheads, punks and coeds love getting bent at the PV, the divey-est dive in Tempe.
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls
How the Goblins stole Hanukkah
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd; Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett (Capitol); (Harvest/Capitol)
In which we bunt a few out of the park
DJ Radar offers a different read of turntable music with the score to 'Antimatter'
In Errol Morris' Mr. Death docu, it's all in the execution
AN ESTIMATED $250 MILLION IN TAXES WILL HELP BUILD A DOMED STADIUM. HERE'S WHAT ELSE IT COULD PAY FOR.