Republican congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer would prefer that people like Jesus Christ or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not come to the United States -- "legally or illegally" -- because they're "Middle Easterners."Those ideas came out of her mouth in an interview from a y ... More >>
Republicans. I know some of them are sane here in Sand Land, but you wouldn't know it by their wingnutty hijinks in the state Legislature this year, where they've placed a birther-bill, a late-term abortion ban and a state-funded border militia ahead of doing anything to aid the economy, bring jobs ... More >>
My grandmother with a tray of manti on Christmas
When Maya Dukmasova arrived in Phoenix for the summer, her first assignment for Chow Bella was to find the Russian food in this town. Dukmasova was born in Saint Petersburg and lived there til she was nine, when her family moved ... More >>
Sac-Town punkers The SecretionsFirst Friday in Downtown Phoenix (Friday):Music editor Martin Cizmar has already filled you in about Shawn Anderson's killer show later tonight at tonight's edition of the monthly art walk, but that ain't the only gig going down. In addition to the rockers of the Mader ... More >>
Luke Holwerda In 1994, when Billy Joel and Elton John first took the stage together in Philadelphia, it was quite a novelty. Two piano-playing singer-songwriters -- who've each sold more than 100 million records on their own -- together in concert! Wowza!Five tours and 15 years later, the newness is ... More >>
Members of a trust fund set up to help pay legal expenses of embattled County Supervisor Don Stapley are being systematically harassed by deputies.
Mark Flatten, (one of the few remaining reporters at the gutted East Valley Tribune), broke the latest chapter in the Stapley saga this mornin ... More >>