Eminem has always explicitly played a character on his records, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he's playing one on TV now that he's re-dyed his hair and dumped his earnest Recovery/Chrysler commercial persona. Based on the reaction to his bizarre "high" ESPN interview with Brent Musburger ... More >>
It's been over a year since Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich performed their "punk prayer" in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. February 21, 2012, was the date they chose to perform their spontaneous prayer on the altar that is normally a ... More >>
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 >>
Maya Dukmasova 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 >>
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 gone. Last ni ... 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 morning. It ... More >>
Girls in pelt bikinis? Were in.
Spektor can melt our pot any time
The Bird's back, blasting Goddard's defense of tranny toilet rights, effin' with Comrade Goober, and watchin' Joe Arpaio try a little tenderness
Aiming low and accurately
When it comes to hockey movies, Miracle is as big a winner as its heroes
Pronto relies on its reputation more so than its fare for success
Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked
ASU launches season with two heavy hitters
Russian Impressionists on display in Scottsdale
When the captain brought the journalist along on the whale hunt, the elders predicted trouble. The elders were right. The whale tried to kill them all.
Gay activist spent 1,000 often harrowing hours aboard 'spy plane' at center of U.S.-China crisis
The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.
At the Gates, a gripping showdown is bungled by a love triangle
Thirteen Days dutifully takes viewers on a ride through a bumpy period of world history
Russian immigrant's journey from economic investigator to shoe repairman
Vassiliy Jirov has answered every challenge in the boxing ring. But his weight division and Russian background may keep him from ever getting the recognition he deserves.
Gourmet of Russia
Russky business focus of USSR propaganda poster exhibition
PAM show drops curtain on Russian revolutionary culture
From the week of July 8, 1999
Electronic techno-art show is an on-again, off-again proposition
The (Young) Pioneers bring leftist imagery to an indie world gone apolitical
June 18 - 24, 1998
DreamWorks' first film is a conventional tale of glam and guns
For a fee, a Phoenix firm will help find you a wife--if it has to go to Siberia to do it
RUDY USED TO BE A RED ARMY PARATROOPER NOW HE AND HIS COMRADES ARE MAKING BASEBALL HISTORY IN MESA.