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    November 4, 2014

    New Times Live-Tweets Arizona's Election Night

    New Times reporters are all around the Phoenix area covering today's election. Below, find a live Twitter feed of race results and reactions:

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    August 26, 2014

    New Times Live-Tweets Arizona's Primary Election Night

    New Times reporters are all around the Phoenix area covering today's primary election. Below, find a live Twitter feed of race results and reactions:

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    May 9, 2014

    Military Jet Crashes South of Phoenix

    A jet from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma crashed southeast of Phoenix.The crash of the AV-8B Harrier happened in an unpopulated area near Sacaton, and the Marine pilot ejected safely, according to updates from the air station.

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    April 19, 2014

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    April 14, 2014

    10 Worst Social-Media Posts in Arizona History

    Social-media websites like Facebook and Twitter may make it easier to connect with people, but they also make it easier to make an ass out of yourself in front of everyone.Here are 10 people who did just that, in what we're calling the 10 worst social-media posts in Arizona history:

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    January 31, 2014

    $10 Lunch at Gordas Baja Taco in Phoenix

    Gordas Baja Taco meets the most important criteria of Baja-style Mexican food: Seafood is heavily present on their menu, and it's fresh without being overcooked.

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    November 29, 2013

    Arizona Traffic Photos of the Week

    This week was a weird one for traffic in Phoenix, and around the state.In addition to the typical antics of bad drivers, there was some odd weather, extraordinarily packed roadways, and strangely vacant roadways due to Thanksgiving -- all captured by the Arizona Department of Transportation's highwa ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    How to Accidentally Become a Drug Dealer

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definition version. As you can see, things have a ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Top 10 Ryan Braun Posters to Bring to the Ballpark

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun certainly isn't the most popular guy in baseball since being suspended for the rest of this season for violating the league's drug policy.Many Arizona fans have been especially upset, given that Braun dominated the Diamondbacks in the 2011 playoffs. That same ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    10 Weird Things That Have Ruined Your Commute Around Phoenix This Year

    ADOTA couch in the HOV lane at Loop 101 and Thomas Road.Aside from the clueless driving that ruins the commute for the rest of us every single day, highway backups are sometimes caused by some weird things.Unfortunately, some of these weird things aren't captured on the Arizona Department of Transpo ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    ABC 15 Goes to Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles for Reaction to Trayvon Martin Case

    Out of all the places where ABC 15 could have looked for people to interview about their opinions on Trayvon Martin case, it just happened to pick Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles.Perhaps the lighting at the local basketball court wasn't conducive to filming television interviews that night.

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    June 27, 2013

    F-16 Crashes Near Luke Air Force Base (Photos, Videos)

    An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a field near Luke Air Force Base yesterday evening, but both pilots were able to eject themselves from the plane, and avoided injury.According to an Air Force spokesman, the pilots "were conducting a routine training mission," and the cause of the accident is under inv ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Jeff Flake's Son Calls Himself "N1ggerKiller"

    If you're looking for someone to play in the iPhone game "Fun Run," you can add Republican Senator Jeff Flake's 15-year-old son Tanner, who plays under the name "N1ggerKiller."The teenager's offensive gaming screen name is just one slur he used on his Twitter account, which also includes statements ... More >>

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    June 8, 2013

    Ask MC Magic about Love, Life, Hip Hop, or Anything Else

    MC Magic has been writing a column for us for a few months now, but anyone who follows Arizona's reigning slow-jam king on Twitter or Facebook knows that he's into keeping in touch with his fans. With that in mind--and because Ann Landers and Dear Abby just don't know you as well as he does--we'd ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Phoenix Beats The Taylor Swift Scavenger Hunt--Do You Know The Answer?

    I'm not sure this is a conventional reason to feel civic pride, but I'm going to put it out there: Phoenix completed Taylor Swift's Willy Wonka scavenger hunt in two hours flat, with two of eight sets of tickets going out in less than 30 minutes. That's faster, in my limited research, than most of t ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Twitter #Music Doesn't Get Why Friends Give Friends Music

    Twitter #Music -- the music-discovery service from the people who brought you #SomaliDirectionersLoveZayn-style declarations of collectivist fandom love -- rolled out this week, and people are . . . not especially happy with it. A blunt summary of the problems with it was passed around among tech-li ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Jodi Arias Is on Twitter, @Jodiannarias

    Here's something that's totally normal: You can follow America's favorite murder defendant on Twitter. Seriously.There aren't too many tweets up there, but the story associating Arias with this account seems to check out.See also:-Psycho Killer: Jodi Arias' Kinky Death-Penalty Trial

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    April 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    It's become a tradition around here. Every week, on Monday -- the worst of all days -- we bring you our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix this week. You know, to help make it all bearable. Dig in, kiddos.

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    January 2, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan: Being Wrong Sucks

    Editor's Note: With a tip of the cap to the man, we bid Maynard James Keenan adieu. This is MJK's final column for Up on the Sun, as he's devoting 2013 to more music and more wine. You won't have to wait too long to hear some of the fruits of his labor: On Tuesday, February 19, Puscifer will release ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Eating Christmas: Crescent Ballroom Hosts Tania Katan, Robrt Pela, Kim Porter and More Valley Writers at Chow Bella's First-Ever Holiday Literary Event

    Hey, what are you doing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12? Wrong answer. You're heading downtown to Crescent Ballroom to hear some of the Valley's best writers nosh on the holidays, in the form of "Eating Christmas" -- our first-ever Christmas/Food mash-up. See also: -Tania Katan's Gasoline-S ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    What Is "Seapunk," and What Did Rihanna and Azealia Banks Do To It?

    I can't believe there's actually a Twitter war going on (when isn't there a war on Twitter?) over the legitimacy of #Seapunk. What's that "hashtag seapunk," you ask? Imagine if you took Lisa Frank's fetish for porpoises, ran it through crappy late-'90s Geocities GIFs, and added some terrible, too- ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    What's The Best Way to Promote My Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Mac Demarco, Trunk Space, 9/18/12

    Mac Demarco @ Trunk Space| Tuesday, September 18Seeing totally disparate genre blends in one night is cool, but it's always nice to see a bill that is fully united under one auspice. I'm going to give last night's Mac Demarco show an easy filing: The Joy of the Floor Tom. Or, maybe: Precis on Reverb ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Allah-Las: Analog Garage Rock With Actual Soul

    By now you've no doubt read, re-read, shared on Facebook and Twitter, and angrily commented on our friends at West Coast Sound's monster of a list, The 20 Worst Hipster Bands. Like it or hate it, it's hard to debate one key fact brought up by Ben Westhoff: "...most of today's 20 and 30-something b ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    One Direction, Comerica Theatre, 6/10/12 (VIDEO)

    One Direction Comerica Theatre Sunday, June 10, 2012 See also: One Direction: Beautiful Lyrics Meet Breathtaking Photos See also: Can You Explain One Direction? No, Seriously Having a crush as a tween girl is sort of like being addicted to drugs: only the object of your affection will satiate you ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Five Reasons Artists Shouldn't Respond to Critics or; Don't Bite the 'Fork That Feeds

    Former-Fleet Foxer J. Tillman turned Los Angeles mystic/comedian Father John Misty, took Pitchfork to task on Monday afternoon, taking to Twitter to express his beef with the sites review of his latest LP, Fear Fun (previous records were released under his given name). His mammoth rant against indie ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Joe Arpaio Foe Mike Stauffer's Twitter Account Filled with Questionable "Followers"

    Scottsdale Police Lieutenant and candidate for Maricopa County sheriff Mike Stauffer's Twitter audience recently jumped from around 600 followers to more than 2,600 followers, thanks to a number of questionable accounts.Many of the new accounts seem fake, lack photos, and/or have zero or few Tweets. ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    Shooting at Nipsey Hussle Concert in Tempe Last Night Injures 13 People. Suspects Still at Large

    ​ Violence and panic erupted outside of the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe last night as a fight between concertgoers at the Nipsey Hussle show escalated into a shooting that wounded 13 people. According to multiple messages on Twitter and statements from Tempe Police Department officials to the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Mead: Get a History Lesson and a Buzz, Just in Time for the Ren-Fest

    If a type of booze could be considered "high-brow," mead or "honey wine" would definitely be it. Known as the drink of choice during the Middle Ages and having influence over many important literary and mythological texts, the ancient history behind this favorite fermented honey drink dates back t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Boring-Ass Beef Update: Azealia Banks vs Kreayshawn, No Age & Fleet Foxes vs Kings of Leon, Common vs Drake

    New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia opened recent track, "Almost Famous, with a succinct and powerful line: "I'd like to thank all my fans /And all my haters /For making me famous." Beef is beneficial for both parties involved: Music outlets love covering it, fans love chiming in, and any collate ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Rep Your Hood: Zia Records Is Now Taking Submissions for Local Compilation CD You Heard Us Back When

    Ah, Record Store Day. Not only is it a time for audiophiles around the world to celebrate the music pushed by countless independently-owned record shops around the world, but it's also a time of special vinyl and CD releases. This year, Zia Records will be commemorating the occasion with the relea ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Mulch Coffee at Old Town Farmers Market, Arizona Salsa Festival Review, and The Simple Farm's Kieffer Pear Tree

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs.​We met the friendly and well-educated-in-the-world-of coffee men from Mulch Coffee at the Stephanie Izard Goat Tour dinner and it appears that they are pouring a mean iced coffee at the south Scottsdale farmers' market. Mu ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Six New Trucks to Try at Tomorrow's Food Truck Festival

    The Love Park Festival's logo -- too cute to pass up.​Oh my gosh, it's FINALLY here. Phoenix's first food truck festival is tomorrow! The most talked about event of the season is happening tomorrow evening on Roosevelt Row and we can't wait. We're super excited to see what kind of samples our ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Rupa and The April Fishes To Play the MIM This Saturday, Get a Free Download Here

    ​They don't come much more "multi-cultural" than Rupa and the April Fishes. Born in California to Indian parents, songwriter Rupa Marya was raised in France, India, and the United States. The music she makes with her group, The April Fishes, borrows sounds from all of her cultures. French nouvel ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    5 Beers Inspired by Internet Memes ​Would you drink a Pants on the Ground Porter? How about Boom Gueze the Dynamite? The internet influences everything these days, and memes are the vehicles by which it does so. No one knows why certain YouTube videos and other messages on the internet become so popular ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Follow Friday: Food Safety Twitterers

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We sometimes get hit with a "stomach bug" but often it is traced back to poor food handling measures. While it's rare, we read about people who get really sick and sometimes ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Follow Friday: Phoenix Food Photographers

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. If you've ever wondered who was the creative photographer behind some of your favorite food pics, here they are. Rick Gayle ​Rick Gayle (@rickgayle) Has snapped pics ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​ I gave these gourmet tacos a try on a rare trip to Mill Ave. for happy hour. The beer battered fish tacos were fried to a perfect crisp and served with spicy slaw and picked Fresno peppers in warm flour  tortillas. The tacos were good but needed a fair amount of salsa to spic ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Follow Friday: Chefs/Cooks On TV

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We've been spending a sad amount of time indoors this summer running away from the heat and searching out new food inspiration on the boob tube. Everybody is tweeting now, e ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Follow Friday: Baked Goodies

    It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We had a hankering for some treats and thought we'd share some of the Phoenix bakeries on twitter, plus some bonus cupcake love. Urban Cookies Cupcakes ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​ I grab lunch from this downtown sandwich shop/bakery at least once a week. If I wasn't so easily embarrassed by my love of their sandwiches, it would be more like every day. The sandwiches are simple but the bread, especially the ciabatta, is the best in town.Throw ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Killer Garlic Balls, Binkley's Staff Meal, A Fashionista Who Really Cooks, and Heirloom Tomatoes

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Les Petite Gourmettes Garlic Knots​The Killer Garlic Balls on Linda Hopkins' Les Petite Gourmettes caught our attention this week. We know that garlic is in season right now and this sounds like the perfect way to savor it.

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    May 6, 2011

    Follow the Food Trucks!

    ​It's finally your lunch break and you desperately want a meal that doesn't taste like the same drive-thru junk you've had before. What to do? We at Chow Bella have compiled a new Follow Friday list of awesome food trucks on Twitter so you can be in the know and first in line when they make a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Events at Carly's and Free Food from Il Vinaio

    ​ It's officially Friday and that only means one thing: another list of awesome food tweeters compiled by Chow Bella. This time around our list is filled with the top four restaurants who fill their timelines with deals, free stuff, and food porn aplenty.

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    April 29, 2011

    Charmed in Four Bites at Carmel's Coffee & Bakery

    James WaldronCroissant egg sandwich soon to be rivaled by croissant french toast.​After Pavle Milic's tantalizing photo of Carmel's egg sandwich made its rounds on Twitter, we had to try one for ourselves. When I step into the latest (caffeine) buzz in Arcadia, Pat, the owner, peeks his head ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Follow Friday: 5 Bars That Are Awesome Tweeters

    ​The only thing that sucks more than being addicted to Twitter is following your local dive bar and seeing updates from them every month or so. This time we've got a list of favorite bars that tweet well -- and often. Check out whose tweets caught our eye after the jump!

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    April 15, 2011

    Twitpics from Liberty Market, Wisdom from Chef Gwen

    ​It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. Whether it be restaurant deals, recipes, cooking techniques, or just funny BS, these Twitter accounts populate our timeline with entertainment. Check out whose tweets caug ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    The Secret Password to Bombay Spice's Fan Appreciation Weekend

    vortistic/Flickr Get some free dough from Bombay Spice this weekend. We love it when local restaurants take advantage of the benefits of social media while also clueing us in on their goings-on. Because really, we don't need to hear about your new marketing plan or your kids' birt ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Mack Duncan, What Are You Listening To?

    Mack Duncan​Mack DuncanThe improviser, filmmaker, puppeteer, teacher, co-founder of The Torch Theatre and creator of the web series Vincent and Me helped organize the Phoenix Improv Festival this weekend at the Herberger Theater. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what s ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​Several Arizonans claim to be the inventors of the Chimichanga.  Was it Woody, the founder of Macayo's? Or maybe Monica Flin of Tucson's El Charro? I guess we will never know, but we do know where you can get an exceptionally tasty chimi filled with just the right amount of machaca and s ... More >>

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