Last night the Arizona Restaurant Association announced the winners of the second annual Foodist Awards during an event at the Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale. The awards celebrate "the most amazing tastes, faces and places in Arizona food and beverage." Finalists were announced in early April wit ... More >>
This fall Outstanding in the Field, the company that hosts unique outdoor dining events, will return to Gilbert's Agritopia community. The company aims to "re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it" by hosting pictu ... More >>
With all of the Layover-esque planning guides for trips to Phoenix coming out, it seems our metropolitan region is finally getting some national love. The most recent list comes from USA Today and allegedly guides you on a hipster's trip around the city. Unfortunately, in our humble opinion, someone ... More >>
Our humble food scene has been getting a nice bit of national attention recently. In the last two weeks both the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe have complied lists of must-see dining spots and drinking destinations in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Both outlets named Chef Gio Osso's Vir ... More >>
Like many retirees, former Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger has gone to Arizona for his later years.Bulger's not exactly moving to Sun City, though -- he's been transferred to the United States Penitentiary in Tucson.
Music is one of those creative things that only hippies do, or at least that's the stereotype. But seriously, what kind of self-respecting conservative would devote themselves to being a (guf-ah!) professional musician? And what already-famous musicians would commit the career suicide of adm ... More >>
By now you're probably grossly familiar with Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim and their catchy hit song "Daylight."MTV latched onto the single, giving the band an entirely new fan base comprised of Teen Mom sympathizers and GTL enthusiasts. It's not altogether the fault of MTV, however, sinc ... More >>
www.eurthisandthat.comThe common reaction we've received this afternoon when we've told people that there's talk of former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley becoming the team's next general manager has been an overwhelming "pfff."In any event, the latest piece of sports gossip that's been cooked ... More >>
Is it just me, or is MacEachern looking more and more like the old dood from Family Guy these days?Here's a big surprise, the Republic's lead curmudgeon Doug "Mossback" MacEachern doesn't like it that the New York Times recently labeled Cactus Country a "State of Fear," due to our loss of Janet Napo ... More >>
Here are some of the concerts that were announced this week.
The truculent tweeter tackles Mayor Phil, PHX City Council hypocrisy, and goofball prez wanna-be Fred Thompson
Cheesy Fred Thompson goofs big-time with radio ads for LifeLock. Is Fred Thompson smokin' crack? On the same day the Law and Order star and former Senator is incorporating his presidential committee in Nashville, Tenn., we learn that he's also shilling for scumbag Robert Maynard, founder of the i ... More >>
The political parrot previews a copy of Dennis DeConcini's new book, in which John McCain's portrayed as a backstabbin' scalawag
Turning the tables on a pedophile
Journalists honor their own at annual fete
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
From the week of December 20, 2001
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
Tolerance of ranching puts The Nature Conservancy at odds with the environmental community
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
Arizona Senator John McCain is ready for a presidential run if the national press corps has anything to say about it