A lot of coffee shops in town seem poised to become chains, and that's fine. If you're doing it right and you've got your coffee game on lock, why not expand. However, over at Demi Coffee, the brand new spot that took over for Mud Dauber off 16th Street north of McDowell Road, it's more about trying ... More >>
Why Millions of Fans Have Felt a Great Disturbance in the Force
Not every town in Arizona has a name its townspeople ought to be ashamed of, as we explored in our list of the 10 Arizona towns with the worst names.Now, we'll give you the list of the 10 best-named towns in Arizona:
While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments. The Movie: Th ... More >>
The Green Dragon pub, as seen in "The Hobbit," is now open to real world tourists. Check that, it's now serving tourists both brews and food at Hobbiton, the New Zealand farm where The Shire from the Lord of the Rings movies was filmed. See Also: -We Ate It: Denny's Nerd-Bait "The Hobbit" Menu -Wh ... More >>
As we reported earlier, the Hobbit menu landed nationwide earlier this week. Given that the movie comes out in a month and that there's going to be plethora of midnight showings, it seemed prudent to check to see if Denny's was really serving up something that fulfill your late-night eating post-The ... More >>
In what has to be one of the strangest movie tie-ins in recent history, Denny's is rolling out a Hobbit-themed menu just ahead of the release of the Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The seemingly innuendo-ready dishes include a cheddar filled "Hobbit Hole," "Shire Sausage" and "Gan ... More >>
Don't like readin'? Then say hell no to Proposition 204, because that monster is 15 pages long. It practically makes War and Peace look like a pamphlet, and we might as well just vote on enacting the Lord of the Rings trilogy into law while we're at it.
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.
As anyone who's seen the Leo DiCaprio flick Catch Me If You Can is likely to attest, being a commercial pilot is a certainly a pimp experience. Sky captains certainly command plenty of respect (unless they're unlucky enough to get caught on tape spewing vulgarities), which is one of the things that ... More >>
With one of the catchiest songs of the summertime, "Anna Sun" has launched Walk the Moon to the top spot on millions of playlists. In between a series of stops at multiple music festivals, the band is currently making its way across the country on a headlining tour. Once they conquer the U ... More >>
Jeez, was Mad Men strange last night or what? Last night's episode was probably the closest the show has come to acting like a horror flick, with all the blurry, murderous details, and the blood splattered headlines (of course there was that moment with the John Deere tractor in season 3). What ... More >>
I'm not big on the holiday season, and neither is anyone who has to buy presents for me. Like any good geek, I'm an early adopter. Those go-to gift ideas? I've already bought them for myself. I've had the Kindle Fire on pre-order for months and I just tore myself away from hour 17 of the Lor ... More >>
Get ready for our very own Coachella this weekend. Well -- not really. As Christina Caldwell's feature explains, Apache Lake Music Festival isn't quite the same thing as that fest, but it does feature over 30 of Arizona's best bands in a remote setting. We've also got shorter features on Blitzen ... More >>
As human beings, we all have different goals in life: running a marathon, reading 1,000 books, memorizing the dialogue from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, etc. If, however, one of your life goals is to see your mug bobbling around in the nether regions of a large man in a kilt, your day h ... More >>
See if you can guess today's gadget and check back next week for the answer, and to see if you've won a most-awesome prize. Here are a few shots at this week's trickster, add yours to the comment box below: - Table - Wood Table - Wood Table With Four Legs What the heck was this? Fi ... More >>
With The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's solo record, Keep It Hid, having come out last Tuesday and his protégé, Jessica Lea Mayfield coming to town tomorrow, I thought this would be a good time to share a story I wrote on Auerbach for my college paper back when his band was still an up-and-coming act ... More >>
Anna wowed 'em in Lord of the Rings... Expect it to look like The Best of Jerry Springer down at City Hall Thursday morn, as anti-Hispanic Hispanic Anna Gaines and a pack of her nativist 'tard buds will be holding a press-conference at 9 AM to announce their intent to gather sigs for a recall of Ph ... More >>
Into medieval torture? Try the food at the Renaissance Festival.
Joining the Lord of the Rings special-effects team was a fantasy come true