The human rights activists of Tonatierra and the Barrio Defense Committees will do the annual PF Chang's 13.1 mile marathon one better this Saturday by holding a 13.4 mile march for human rights and dignity, beginning at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious Fourth Avenue Jail and ending at Glendale Police ... More >>
No one asked for lobbyist Cathi Herrod's opinion on the shooting of a security guard at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, but she gave it anyway.Herrod's the president of the Center for Arizona Policy -- one of the Family Research Council's state-level organizations -- and pointed to ... More >>
Even faced with seven years in prison for a political stunt pulled in the Russian Orthodox Church, feminist punks Pussy Riot shouldn't feel alone. The riot grrls' plea for the Virgin Mary to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has gained global support from musicians as varied as Madonna, Paul McC ... More >>
Gilbert PDGilbert police Chief Tim Dorn is a law enforcement official who doesn't seem to recognize Arizona's voter-approved medical marijuana law. In the past week, Gilbert police -- under the leadership of Chief Tim Dorn -- have raided the home of a qualifying medical marijuana patient, arreste ... More >>
The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre."Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band." This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>
Watch this, and tell me truthfully, who do you feel for, these two guys, or the nudnik operating the camera? Look, I'm no fan of the U.S. Border Patrol. Or of checkpoints. Or of police power in general. I think anyone familiar with this blog knows that. But it's a tribute to both Obama- ... More >>
You can expect several things from Super Sensational Saturdays at the Bikini Lounge: great tunes from resident DJs Borisimo and The Gestapo - plus a revolving dorr of special guests, drinks you can still feel the next afternoon, and the promise of a $500 raffle that never actually happens (see for y ... More >>
MCSA lead organizer Raquel Teran: Maricopa County's version of the KGB paid her a little visit today. Seems like Sheriff Joe's goons at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office can't go a day without abusing their power, and attempting to intimidate and silence their critics. Following the absurd arrest ... More >>
Does neo-Nazi J.T. Ready (left) advise Russell Pearce (right) on new anti-Mexican legislation? Nah, but he might as well. State Rep. Russell Pearce is all excuses when he forwards neo-Nazi National Alliance e-mails to his supporters, or is seen smiling and arm-in-arm with local neo-Nazis like J.T. ... More >>
Goddard: His masculinity is a work in progress... So yesterday, someone sends me a copy of this letter Attorney General Terry Goddard fired off to County Attorney Andrew Thomas mentioning the New Times case, and asking that Thomas recuse his office from the investigation and have it "transferred im ... More >>
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
Go back to Mexico, honors students! And take your little dog, Toto, too... I could envision Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts turning over Jews to the Gestapo. This is assuming she jumped in the way-back machine and time-traveled to Hitler's Germany. After all, that was the law back then, r ... More >>
Afternoon for a fawner
Back home in Holland, Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft a slick Holocaust thriller
The last days of an anti-Nazi hero
Art imitates life in acclaimed film
Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 12, 2005
Film showcase avoids the 'hood
As Nazi artillery fire draws nearer, two opposites share an unlikely love
Letters from the week of September 2, 2004
One of Arpaio's own deputies testifies about how the MCSO smeared Dan Saban.
Letters from the week of January 8, 2004
Phoenix bureaucrats love to harass parking-lot mogul Leon Woodward. Now they're even comparing him to a psycho killer.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a documented history of abusing his power to destroy enemies. Now he's at it again.
Having a drink - but not a smoke - with the number one enemy of Proposition 200
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comicsand maybe the nuttiest
Romanian immigrants are having a hard time finding refuge in their own house of God
Student newspaper editor takes issue with Yavapai Community College president.
"Mill Avenue Food Critic" is back -- and restaurateurs are reaching for the Tums
Life is less than beautiful in Robin Williams' Jakob the Liar
From the week of February 2, 1999
Nearly three years after Amtrak's Sunset Limited was sabotaged near Buckeye, firefighters who rode to the rescue remain on the FBI's list of suspects
Arizona's militias aren't the exclusive domain of white supremacists - people of color are joining the ranks, too.
Investigators check background of firefighter, repeatedly interview thosewho responded to wreck site