Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Movie stars and musicians opening their own restaurants is nothing new -- e ... More >>
There's only a handful of women who can claim to be the "Queen of Rock," and of that select few, Wanda Jackson might be the most royal. Her bonafides are undisputed: Wearing glamorous fringe dresses and sporting big hair, she electrified audiences with ramped-up rockabilly songs like "Mean, Mean Ma ... More >>
The past few years have been busy for prolific songwriter Loudon Wainwright III: he revisited his early records with Recovery, a full-band effort produced by Joe Henry, won a Grammy for his High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project , a tribute to the American banjo player, and released ... More >>
In This Moment come off as intimidating to some people, and it's easy to see why. Founders Chris Howorth (guitars) and Maria Brink (vocals) are a real sight, with Howorth's crazy-long dreads, Brink's Alice In Wonderland-inspired outfits, and the intricate tattoos and cobalt eyes of both. B ... More >>
Alice in Blink-182 Land?How could a man of such brilliance, who creates such visually stunning pieces of art, who can seemingly do no wrong, allow the likes of Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz to write for the soundtrack of his latest creation, Alice in Wonderland? We may ne ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanMalaki gets loud at the Trunk Space during Shizzfest.It's been something of a packed Saturday, what with Tour de Fat, the Tiki Throwdown, Oktoberfest, and various and sundry other weekend events happening around the Valley. If you've still got some energy and cash left, jump in ... More >>
Big Fish author spins another whopper
Crash Street Kids head back to the '70s, with just the beer lights to guide them
A thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
A Scottsdale resident builds a colossal creepshow in his own home
By Luke Y. Thompson and Gregory Weinkauf
Me First (Sub Pop)
The tides of Solaris tempt Clooney with life after death
Yo, Adrian! Unfaithful is damn near unwatchable!
Undercover and underage, Spy Kids earns its license to thrill
Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt fall flat despite their cleavage and a few good jokes in Heartbreakers
Monkeybone, like a dream, is best when half-remembered
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
The creators of Wallace & Gromit have cooked up a radical bucket of fun with Chicken Run
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
Carrey does Kaufman in unenlightening Man on the Moon
The buoyant Shakespeare in Love indulges in delightful, smart baloney
Recovering from a badly produced debut, the Promise Ring finally delivers the goods
Travolta and Cage Face/Off in mug-slinging match
'Tis the month before Christmas, and the Rix twins are ready to throw the switches on dueling supernovas of holiday cheer
A GUY. A DRESS. A CAMERA. BALLEY MOVIEMAKER PAUL WILSON IS A ONE-MAN CAST OF THOUSANDS.