As if the hipsters of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood weren't already pissed enough about the forthcoming Urban Outfitters store, the company had to go and add fuel to the fire by applying for a liquor license. Of course in most situations we're all for boozing and shopping (because let's be ... More >>
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to pass a resolution that would authorize a military strike against Syria.Both of Arizona's Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, are on that committee, and they both voted in favor of the resolution.
Next month the Heard Museum's Books & More will welcome journalist and author Stephen Fried to its Steele Auditorium for a free public lecture. Fried, making a return appearance to the museum, will sign copies of his book Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild We ... More >>
For some reason, the word on the street is that former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is "considering" a run for president.The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Napolitano, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, might be likely to give it a shot if Hillary Clinton doesn't.See also:-Ja ... More >>
Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is considering a run for President of the United States, if a Washington Post report is to be trusted.According to the article, it seems that Napolitano, the current Homeland Security Secretary, is more likely to run if Hillary Clinton doesn't.See also:-Janet ... More >>
See also: Jon Kyl's Lies "Not Intended to be Factual Statement"Attention Senator Jon Kyl's press secretary: please re-send the statement clarifying that the senator's words are "not intended to be a factual statement." Kyl's getting attention now because he told a group of reporters that a press rel ... More >>
Former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams -- who's facing off against fellow Republican Matt Salmon in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District primary -- got the stamp of approval from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.A nod from Palin might scare the neighborhood liberals, but if history tells us any ... More >>
Fagala-phobic Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is obnoxiously conservative. Aside from thinking race/gender-based abortions are a legitimate problem in the United States (which it's not), he thinks letting gay people tie the knot "literally is a threat to the nation's survival" because it threate ... More >>
New York Times "We're not always who you think we are," Vargas writes of illegal immigrants. "Some pick your strawberries...[others] write news articles you might read." An illegal immigrant on the Washington Post reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia ... More >>
It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. This week, we wanted to highlight the 2011 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards finalists in the "individual food blog" category. Naturally, these bl ... More >>
www.washingtonpost.comSari Horwitz, plagiarist, was slapped on the wrist for ripping off the Arizona Republic's work.Despite what your journalistic ethics professor may tell you in J-school, plagiarizing won't get you fired from a newspaper -- as long as you work at the Washington Post, anyway.Ye ... More >>
Pity poor state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce.He couldn't be there for all the fun today in D.C. as a passel of his moonhowlin' racist buds -- including nativist poster-boy Kris Kobach, now Secretary of State from Kansas, Pearce's primary flunky Arizona Representative John Kavanagh, and fell ... More >>
Image: http://lonewolftradingco.net/splash.htmlLone Wolf Trading Company, a Glendale gun store, leads a top-12 list by the Washington Post of traced crime-scene guns recovered in Mexico. The Post conducted its own Wikileaks-like expose, apparently, defying a 2003 federal law that's ... More >>
Lester Pearce Lester Pearce, the Justice of the Peace for the North Mesa precinct (and brother of State Senator Russell Pearce), has a lot of interesting ideas about the U.S. Constitution. And the former lawmaker, who's poised to become the next presiding judge of the justice c ... More >>
An hour-long hearing at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco signals a mixed bag for both supporters and opponents of Arizona's harsh anti-illegal-immigrant law. A story in the Washington Post claims that "deep skepticism" by one judge about the Obama Adminstration's ch ... More >>
Elaine MulliganPrinceton professor and lauded lefty author Cornel West brings the funk to North High School on Saturday, October 2.We're not the only ones to have noticed that progressives, Democrats, and their ilk don't currently have a central charismatic leader whose every utterance is sociopo ... More >>
Gilman and Crump go at it in Gilman's latestIn this latest video from Dennis Gilman, the feisty videographer goes at it with GOP candidate for Congress Sam Crump. Crump asserts that there have been documented cases of terrorists attempting to cross the Arizona-Mexico border, and Gilman confronts him ... More >>
The ladies love Bob Log III, who's scheduled to perform at Chopper John's on Saturday Night.Although downtown may or may not be ovah (depending on the particular mood of our fair editor Martin Cizmar), but in the meantime, East Phoenix might just be coming alive when it comes to live music. In a ... More >>
Spring Eselgroth Heat got you down? Drink more water. Even more than that. And if you're really serious about feeling better, we've got some tips for a summer detox that will having you feeling better long before temperatures dip back below 100 degrees.
Gilman's latest on Obama's hypocrisyYou might as well put a bounty on their heads. The undocumented, I mean. Though Barack Obama came to power dismissing as ludicrous the idea that we can "deport 'em all," ICE's Office of Detention and Removal Operations continues to demand just that with a quo ... More >>
Like a rock in the desert sun, she will not move unless you push her.I just saw this report in the Washington Post indicating that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has put the brakes on some pending ICE raids, as part of a new policy that will supposedly target employers more than worker ... More >>
The Government Accountability Office's report on a program that gives local cops federal immigration powers tells Valley residents something they already knew: Some local law enforcement departments are using their 287(g) powers to bust illegal immigrants suspected of minor infractions instead ... More >>
New novel paints corruption with a Capitol C
A New Jersey company that processes payments for tens of thousands of American restaurants and other small businesses had its electronic pockets picked in a data breach that may be the country's largest ever.And it waited until Inauguration Day to let us know about it.A Washington Post article by ... More >>
Watergate journalist takes on America's Iron Lady
L.A. Theatre Works rats on the gov
BTT play will make you squirm -- and that's no lie
Rice paddy is just short for Rice Patrick
How to program your baby's musical tastes and pretend not to be trying
The congressional page scandal's proving the straw that breaks the elephant's back, and Congressman Jim Kolbe's got explaining to do
Letters from the week of September 12, 2002
From the week of August 2, 2001
Stunning settlement frees cult deprogrammer Rick Ross from almost all of $3 million judgment
ARIZONA'S REPUBLICAN LEADERS WANT THE STATE TO BUCK FEDERAL LAWS ON CFC PRODUCTION. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WEIRD SCIENCE MIXES WITH WACKY POLITICS.
HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
GO AHEAD. THROW AWAY YOUR FUTURE. GARBOLOGIST BILL RATHJE WILL BE HAPPY.