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    October 20, 2014

    Phoenix Heavy Metal Bands Enter the Whiskey Game

    Some of the most legendary artists found inspiration from their favorite alcoholic spirits -- and unfortunately for several, an untimely death. However, it wasn't until the past decade or two when artists and the creators and distributors of said brands decided to put their (metal) heads together to ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Behind the Scenes at Phoenix's UFO Congress

    There's more to the UFO community than tales of lights in the sky and little green men.In this week's New Times cover story, Jason P. Woodbury examines the parts that make up the International UFO Congress, which is held outside Phoenix.

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    December 10, 2013

    Mel Mecinas of the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale on Kevin Binkley and the Best Gift You Can Give a Chef

    This is part two of our interview with the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Executive Chef Mel Mecinas. As the resort's head chef, he oversees a number of dining outlets, including the hotel's Southwestern steakhouse Talavera. On Monday, Mecinas talked about his culinary mentor chef Joa ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Ups and Downs

    At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, our alleged offenders show the ups and downs of jail life. Enjoy.

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    October 10, 2013

    Naked Girls Covered In Splashed Milk: The Newest Take on Traditional Pinup Pics (NSFW)

    We're willing to bet you've never seen milk look as sexy as London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz makes it look. That's because Wieczorkiewicz has created a limited edition Milk Calendar 2014 that features photos of nude models wearing nothing but milk.

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    April 22, 2013

    Q&A: Vincent Castiglia Paints Exclusively in His Own Blood (but Tried Semen Once)

    Lots of artists stand out for designing some kick-ass metal covers -- like the recently deceased Storm Thorgerson, for example, who lent his art to everyone from Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath over the course of 30 years. But when it comes to weaving together the heavy metal standard of horror, the d ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    10 Favorite Bakeries In Metro Phoenix

    If you're one of those people who bakes a pie to cheer up a friend, makes your specialty carrot/red velvet/whatever cake for everyone's birthday, and routinely pulls together all manner of adorable goodies for your children's school programs and bake sales . . . well, bully for you (and the rest of ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Deborah Sussman's Care Package

    Chow Bella has a valentine for you. For the rest of February, we're handing out Candy Hearts -- stories of food and love from some of our favorite writers. Enjoy. In the 1940s, my father and his parents spent two long years imprisoned in concentration camps in Holland and Germany, where food was f ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Nine Baked Goods in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order for Your Christmas Table

    With all of the baking that has to be done during the Christmas season -- from cookie exchanges and decorating to making gifts and serving guests -- it can be nice (and necessary) to take a break. Ensure that everything on your holiday table for breakfast, dinner, and dessert is special by getting a ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Join the Slow Food Movement and Celebrate Terra Madre Day on Dec. 10

    If you haven't made it to the Biltmore Fashion Park's latest addition UNION -- a mix of 18 small, distinctive boutiques run by local vendors -- mark your calendars to visit on Monday, December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Terra Madre Day. This international event is a celebration of slow food and eating ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Perfect Popcorn By the Kernel

    Swiss design students have developed what has to be the least efficient method of popping popcorn possible. It's basically the exact opposite of the Popinator, which we reported on earlier. See Also: --New Gourmet Popcorn Shop in Scottsdale Features Ex-Exec Chef of Queen Creek Olive Mill's Del Pie ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Newest and (Depending on Who You Ask) Third Ciao Grazie Opens at DC Ranch

    Depending on who you ask, the newest Ciao Grazie, now open at DC Ranch's Canyon Village, is either the third location of the casual pizzeria and wine bar, or the second. According to the Republic, Maurizio and Sandra Cristiani used to own all three of the restaurants: the first Grazie in Scottsdale ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    June 21, 2012
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    June 19, 2012

    Howe Gelb on Giant Giant Sand, and How an Acid Trip and Roman Polanski Birthed Tucson's Music Scene

    See also: Howe Gelb Discusses Rainer Ptacek Howe Gelb doesn't like to fight fate. The Tucson-based singer/songwriter says that destiny played a big role in the birth of Tucson, the new record from Gelb's Giant Giant Sand collective. The extra "giant" was added to signify the group's swelling ranks ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Z-Trip Talks Growing Up in Phoenix, Johhny D., Crate-Digging, Mexican Food, Smite, and More

    Z-Trip​If you ever took the time to plot out a flowchart depicting Phoenix's vastly interconnected DJ/dance scene, its incredibly likely that the name Zach Sciacca, better known as Z-Trip, would be at its heart.Practically every turntablist, mixmaster, or knob-twister in the Valley has some sort o ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Fifteen Favorite Bakeries in Greater Phoenix

    ​In the 16th and 17th centuries, the skills of the pastry chef were added to those of the bread maker so that in modern Britain (as opposed to France), domestic and commercial bakers used the talents of both. Though the lines have been blurred, the benefit of combining these two trades mean ex ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Hey Tammie Coe, Who Deserves a Pie in the Face?

    ​We're counting down the days to Pie Social 2011 -- 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at 408 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Don't forget, you can get in on the action yourself. Here are details for community bakers. And don't forget about our celebrity bakers -- every day we'll introduc ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Five Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Metro Phoenix

    ​With temperatures dropping (okay, we've got another 20 degrees to go, but you get the idea) we're in the mood for comfort food -- like grilled cheese. What are your Phoenix favorites? Here are a few of ours. 5. Triple Grilled Cheese from SwitchIf you've ever dreamed of pairing a grilled ch ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Shantidas Contu-Owen, What Are You Listening To?

    Shantidas Contu-Owen​Shantidas Contu-Owen The local fashion designer was the winner of Project Ethos' VitaminWater Zero Fashionista Challenge. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Generally 96.9-FM. I'm not really loyal to any one statio ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    2011 World's 50 Best Restaurants: Two Tickets to Denmark, Please

    Getty Images​Those devilish Danes have done it again. Curse their delicious Nordic cuisine! (Not really. Pass the Greenland musk ox, please.) Restaurant magazine and S. Pellegrino's annual "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list is out and it seems Denmark, the land of Lego AND Hans Christian A ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    The Five Most Obnoxious Food Movements​We truly live in a golden age of food awareness. Where once Americans ate whatever grew or grazed around them, we now find a nation of extra-regional culinary tribes; whole dietary religions based on what food we should or shouldn't put in our bodies, how we prepare it, an ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    January 27, 2011

    Totally Trashed

    International artist showcases pretty junk at DBG

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    August 26, 2009

    Scottsdale's Afro:Baile Records Preps Third Comp CD, Party

    ​Scottsdale's Afro:Baile Records will release their third Brazilian-tinted comp CD on September 19. The latest 12-song disc, I love Bossa Nova, has many styles of Bossa Nova, using 11 female vocalists, incorporating some jazz, soul, and acoustic elements for "a timeless groove." This vibrant comp ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    10 Things Under $10: Inglorious Bastards, Deadheads, Sugar Thieves, and Punks Aplenty

    Calabrese is scheduled to haunt Atomic Comics during Fright Night on Sunday.​ Discount-priced distractions are in abundance this weekend, ranging from Faux Punks and real punks to fashionistas and freaks. Looking for some inexpensive adventure? Here's our weekly list of what's going on. Wes ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Italian Job

    Can’t wait for Tarantino’s Basterds? See the original first.

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    December 26, 2008

    Meaty Girl: German Sausage Company's Landjager

    Landjager is a traditional, dried German sausage made in Southern Germany and Switzerland. Though the name literally means "country hunters," there's nothing gamey about the taste of landjager. It's a popular snack food in Germany and Switzerland (like beef jerky for the U.S.), and also a popular me ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    By Odin’s Beard!

    Viking metal fest sounds like a kick in the Asgard

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    June 21, 2007

    She Wars

    A non-Jedi mind trick

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    April 19, 2007

    Occult Classic

    Revel in the details

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    February 23, 2006

    Reubens Accomplice

    It's not a dill spear, either

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    December 1, 2005

    The White Stuff

    Ski bums seek Higher Ground

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    April 7, 2005

    Behind the Green Door

    Kreme and Jett court madness, drunkenness and death runnin' after absinthe's La Fée Verte.

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    September 30, 2004


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    September 23, 2004
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    November 6, 2003

    Slide Dish

    Fame falls into focus for Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

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    July 10, 2003

    West Side Glory

    A fantasy come to life

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    September 20, 2001

    Best Cheese Selection

    Duck and Decanter

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