If nothing else, this week's slate of concerts in and around Metro Phoenix is what you'd call diverse, or, at the very least, eclectic. How else would you describe a five-day span that feature everything from the indie power-pop of The New Pornographers and the Latin-infused trip-hop of French-Chlie ... More >>
I'm not sure which is more obscene: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's grotesque mockery of migrants who've died crossing the Arizona desert, or a compliant and wholly uncritical media's reporting on Joe's latest stunt involving white crosses in the desert. There's nothing the local idiots in the Fourth Estate ... More >>
Eric Harroun, a 30-year-old former U.S. soldier raised in Phoenix, has been charged with conspiring to use a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) while fighting in Syria with an Al-Qaeda group. The charge, which carries a potential sentence of life in prison, comes a couple of weeks after a video surface ... More >>
Americans have been learning in the last few days of how FBI agents uncovered evidence of an extramarital affair of a top official. The official, of course, is former CIA Director and U.S. Army rock star General David Petraeus, who announced on Friday he would resign his post after news of the affa ... More >>
The family of U.S. Army veteran Marty Atencio is filing suit today in Maricopa County Superior Court over his brutal death late last year in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Fourth Avenue Jail. Atencio, who suffered from mental illness, was off his meds and wandering the streets in a daze on December 15, when ... More >>
The Atencio family has released the following obituary and schedule of funeral services for their late family member Marty. The public can send flowers and cards in care of the address below for Heritage Funeral Chapel.Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W Thunderbird Road Peoria, AZ 85381-5025 (623) 974-3 ... More >>
It was late Janary 1974, and I took a train from Connecticut to New York City for the rematch between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. I had no idea how or if I was going to get into Madison Square Garden for the fight--but I was determined to give it my best shot. One of sport's greatest rival ... More >>
Steve Henry officially announced this morning that he's considering running for Pinal County Sheriff.As we reported last week, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's chief deputy, Steve Henry, is considering running for his boss' current gig -- and this morning, he made it official."With the possible ... More >>
PCSO Chief Deputy Steve Henry, it appears, is the heir-apparent to Sheriff Paul Babeu, who's probably running for Congress.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced last week that he's considering running for Congress -- his chief deputy, Steve Henry, however, apparently thinks Babeu is definitel ... More >>
Image: www.youtube.comBill Montgomery still stands with the powerful politician who endorsed him, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, despite an unfolding scandal. Ssshhh... Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery seem to be on a secret mission. He's scheduled to appear at a fundraiser tomorrow for himself ... More >>
A group of southern Arizona residents who are fed up with the "unconstitutional machinations" that go on in the state Legislature are getting organized -- the group recently launched a website to help drum up support for their push to break away from Arizona and form "Baja Arizona," the nation's ... More >>
The Motor City Madman: Ted NugentTed Nugent talks a lot about discipline. Speaking on the phone from his ranch outside Waco, Texas, the Detroit-born guitarist of "Cat Scratch Fever" fame comes back to it again and again. His life of clean living is the way to go, he says, living another way is nothi ... More >>
Side one of the new anti-Pearce flier. Side two, featuring Pearce and the Ernst Roehm of the East Valley. I've been screaming in the wilderness about the links between avowed neo-Nazi J.T. Ready and state Rep. Russell Pearce for well-over a year. Now Republican consultant Nathan Sproul has taken ... More >>
An ass on an ass? Schmidt in better days, from his Web site. Could it be another of David Hans Schmidt's publicity stunts? Yet, there it is in black and white on my 'puter, the news that the celebrity sex-tape hawker was found dead in his PHX home of an "apparent suicide." I phoned Sergeant Andy H ... More >>
Pat Curley slices through the loony conspiracy theories at his influential "Screw Loose Change" Web site
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make em like they used to
No, this ain't some artist's rendering of Dirk Koetter post-whacking; it's the scary new statue of Pat Tillman at You Pee Stadium
Maynard James Keenan may not be such a mystery
Methamphetamine is number-one with a bullet when it comes to violent death in Phoenix
Help send treats to the troops
For the Valley's extreme gamers, the action is often too big for a computer screen
The Missing misses plenty, except ancient prejudices
With unlimited free flying and online access to singles worldwide, working for the Valley¹s hometown airline is the next best thing to being James Bond
You don't know about NITTY GRITTY in your city?
Acclaimed Portland bassist kicks off downtown's newest jazz showcase
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
In 1944, 25 German POWs tunneled out of the Papago Park internment camp. Now, a Valley playwright has excavated their adventure.
Military wheels help define lives of a window washer under 40 and a WWII doc over 80
Pioneering photojournalist Morris Berman's images are powerful portraits of this American life
Margarite Faras tried to fix what she thought was wrong with the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Instead, San Carlos fixed her.
The Good War goes bad in Spielberg's brilliant Saving Private Ryan
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
From spikedaces to spotted owls, the Southwest Center for Biological Diversity has logged the legal system and rewritten the book on environmental activism
Domestic Insurrection-Control Intelligence Dossier
THE KLUMPS HAVE RUN COWS ON PUBLIC LAND FOR DECADES. NOW THEY'RE TELLING THE GOVERNMENT THEY OWN IT.