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 >>
Single this Valentine's Day? No worries: According to Facebook, Phoenix is one of the top cities to find a relationship. Facebook's researchers analyzed the 48 best and worst cities for love based on the amount of people who changed their relationship status from "single" to "in a relationship" and ... More >>
In the aftermath of radiation spills from Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor in the 2011 earthquake, one question remains regarding its effect on our seafood: Is it safe to eat? In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times reports that, "according to the scientists who are studying the issue, the shor ... More >>
Strong words of warning from John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's to those who love themselves a slice of chain-store pizza. Last week, Schnatter (a Mitt Romney backer) said during a phone call with shareholders that if Obamacare is passed, the new healthcare law (set to go into effect i ... More >>
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke's firearms scandal has expanded to a firearms-and-grenades scandal. Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke's apparently forced resignation last week stemmed not only from the "Fast and Furious" scandal, but also from a botched case involving grenades.The Wall Stre ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, among other large-scale news outlets, has reported that Jared Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, bought ammunition used in the massacre at a local Walmart hours before the shooting. That, as the story goes, was only after an employee at a diff ... More >>
Over the last ten weekdays of 2010 Up On The Sun will be counting down the best live shows of 2010.Today we look at the #9 show of the year, outlaw country legend Merle Haggard at Mesa Arts Center.
Nearly two million views and growing, Stevens' redneck anthem "Come To the U.S.A."I'm sure everyone under the age of 45 is scratching their heads, going, "Ray, who?" But Ray Stevens was actually popular in the '70s for a second, crooning silly comedy songs about streaking and one called, believe it ... More >>
It'd do the hate-filled nativist knuckledraggers good to read the latest Cato Institute report, Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform, but I can't be sure if these pseudo-patriot pinheads can read past a third grade education. So, instead, I'm going ... More >>
The good people behind TexAZ must be feeling a bit of schadenfreude during the economic downturn, and now they've got a deal that lets you, the hungry but budget-minded diner, join in the fun. The popular Texas-themed steak-ribs-and-burger joint on the northeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 16t ... More >>
Doctors and clinicians across the state are preparing for what one official called the "fairly inevitable" discovery of a new strain of swine flu in Arizona.See: Shots of the Swine Flu's impact on Mexico City in this slide show. No sign of the virus that has killed 103 and sickened more t ... More >>
Butt cheeks sagging? Zap them with the new Thermage 16.0 "laser," says a local skin doctor. It seems people will do just about anything for the chance of looking a few years, or even months, younger -- getting sliced up in surgery, injecting poison under the skin or being shot with laser beams. ... More >>
Most conspiracy theories are so ridiculous, it's hard to choose which are the least plausible or which faces the higher mountain of opposing evidence. Some seem within the realm of the possible, such as the ones that surround the assassination of JFK, the Pearl Harbor attack or the murder of Pr ... More >>
Sorry, ICE, but it's time for you to go...Let me be the first to propose a total moratorium on all ICE activities, as preparation for the agency's ultimate demise. Why? The explanation is simple. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has itself become an outlaw organization, one responsible for s ... More >>
The right-leaning American for Prosperity group is bringing its Hot Air Tour to Phoenix on Saturday, offering tethered hot air balloon rides and speeches on the huge costs of trying to solve global warming. Tom Jenney, director of the AFP's Arizona chapte ... More >>
Since Huffington Post published the story a couple of days ago of McCain's Veep choice Sarah Palin's association with the Assemblies of God church in Wasilla, Alaska, nearly 750,000 people have read the item, and presumably watched the video of Palin at the church she attended for many years, giving ... More >>
AZ's new employer-sanctions law will hurt workers, employers, and the economy, in what can only be seen as a massive self-inflicted wound
Local boy gets an A-plus for F Minus
Doing justice to Mariane and Daniels story
Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?
Preach on, my revolutionary, rich-ass brother.... Right-wing lip-flapper Darrell Ankarlo of the Mormon-owned KTAR 92.3FM had an eyebrow-lifter of a show this a.m., dealing with the statements of Rage Against the Machine firebrand Zack de la Rocha during the recent Rage reunion at Coachella. If you ... More >>
Congressman Renzi's big land-swap fibs are finally catching up to him
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
2005's top WTF? moments
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
From Snoop Dogg to Doug Sahm, Austin's Gourds revel in making magic out of every sound imaginable
Everything has its price. Even the Republic's front page.
Foodline.com strings freelancers along.
Author Jon Entine comes to Phoenix to dissect the Taboo subject of why blacks dominate sports
Regrooving the Dream
The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?
March 18 - 24, 1999
Valley phone-sex operators claim they're getting screwed
Far-flung government bond fiasco dubbed "Son of Maricopa"