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 >>
You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2012 Finalists. Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 7, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introdu ... More >>
• Did you see Laurie Notaro's Eight Food(ie) Terms Past Their Expiration Dates? Oh my, it's a mouthfeel -- and we're just talking about the comment section. - Chow Bella • Jon Stewart gives "pink slime" the business, but in the end, delicious, mechanically separated meat pulp gets the last laug ... 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 >>
www.punditkitchen.comDid you hear Bristol Palin, daughter of one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is moving to the Grand Canyon State to attend Arizona State University? So did Chris Callahan, dean of ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication -- the school Pal ... 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 >>
pic by "Reuel" Gentlemen, with Shakira in our corner, the war over SB 1070 may be won Colombian pop tart Shakira will be in town on Thursday to lend her voice to the chorus of those opposing the state's racist new immigration law. She'll be in Phoenix Thursday to meet with Phoenix Mayor ... 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 Dow burger: When the market tanks, you win! 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 join ... 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 >>
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
The CityNorth project hosed Phoenix taxpayers, but don't look to city leaders for an apology
Doing justice to Mariane and Daniels story
Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?
Congressman Renzi's big land-swap fibs are finally catching up to him
2005's top WTF? moments
In Good Company resonates with universal struggles
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
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?
Proposition 200 -- the Drug Medicalization Act -- is causing high anxiety among politicians and lawmen
Far-flung government bond fiasco dubbed "Son of Maricopa"
High-fashion salesman Dick Kovacic knows how to make women look good. So why are national pundits and congressmen trying to make him look bad?
INVESTORS WANT WESTERN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO CASH IN ON THE MBA CRAZE. BUT THE SCHOOL HAS YET TO MASTER ITS OWN BUSINESS PROBLEMS
AN ASU AUTHOR EXAMINES THE SOURCES OF MARTIN LUTHER KING'S POWERFUL WORDS