The 2012 James Beard Foundation Book Award finalists include several of our favorites. Any of yours?
Chow Bella Book Club read one of the finalist's books: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. We'll be reading another nominee, Extra Virginity ... More >>
Congressman Luis Gutierrez pointed out that Irish and Italians were labeled as bringing crime to this country, just as Mexicans are now. Avondale, Arizona, resident Julio Mora was the first witness for the House Judiciary Committee after it came back from it's break for voting. Mora is a ... More >>
I just received the witness list for Thursday's 287(g) hearing from New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. At this point, it's highly unlikely that the Republicans will try to call Sheriff Joe Arpaio because the Dems are running the show, and Arpaio would be walking into a hostile environment ... More >>
The Dallas Mavericks haven't exactly placed a foot on the Phoenix Suns' throat and stood upright with all of their weight during the battle for the eighth and final playoff spot. See a 119-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors on March 13, a team that the Suns stomped 154 ... More >>
photo by Adolfo Maldonado and Dennis Gilman.The classic Arpaio snarl, patented in 25 countries, including the Emirate of Kuwait ...Both the Huffington Post's Dawn Teo and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now have produced long pieces in the past week covering Joe Arpaio's recent outrages against those with ... More >>
We couldn't help but raise an eyebrow when we saw the Economist's headline "City of the Future" and realized it referred to Mesa, the rather bland, ultra-suburban neighbor of Phoenix.
But the international weekly seems to really dig Mesa's at ... More >>