Have you heard? We announced the winners of our 2013 Big Brain Awards last weekend at Artopia.
- 2013 Big Brain Awards Winners Announced
- Big Brain Awards 2013: Meet the Finalists and Check out the Illustrated Guide to Artopia
As I announced a couple of weeks ago, I'm stepping down from the music editor position here at New Times, but it's with great pleasure that I announce that a more than capable gentleman by the name of Dan Moore will be stepping into the role.
Are you still sleeping off the hangover you picked up at the 10th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival? In case you somehow missed it, MMMF 3013 brought some great acts to Phoenix. We're still tapping our feet every time we hear a song by The Roots or The Shins and we've got our fingers crossed t ... More >>
By now you know the scoop regarding Phoenix New Times' Carnaval Eléctrico at Crescent Ballroom: It rained -- a lot-- but performances by pop princes Diners, the soulful Stan Devereaux and the Funky Suns, hard rockers Mergence, garage kingpin Hanni El Khatib, indie combo Cold War Kids, and more, mad ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted in 2011 he was "duped" by his top aides.
He admitted in an embarrassing news conference the same year that he'd "made mistakes" in dealing with his former chief deputy, Dave Hendershott, whom he fired after evidence of corruption and mismanagement in his ... More >>
If you're a close observer of the Maricopa County sheriff like we are, check out this hour-long video (in three parts) from his testimony in last year's Joel Fox termination appeal proceedings.
Arpaio squirms a little, appears to feign ignorance and mixes up his stories as he answers questions from ... More >>
Family Guy fans are no doubt familiar with Consuela, the Griffin family's dutiful Mexican housekeeper.
And Family Guy creators are clearly familiar with Arizona and its anti-immigrant reputation.
In last night's Valentine's Day episode, watched by millions of people across the country, they took ... More >>
Hey, Phoenix Foursquare peeps, Phoenix New Times is getting its own Foursquare badge as part of our just-announced partnership with the social media company.
Follow us on Foursquare here, and make sure to leave a comment when you've unlocked the special Phoenix New Times badge. To unlock the badge ... More >>
If you're like us, you have a smart phone...a smart phone that is being highly under-utilized, subjected to menial tasks when it could really be tackling complex algorithms or at the very least launching virtual birds out of a slingshot.
Which is why we at Chow Bella have decided to start using ou ... More >>
[Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog, West Coast Sound at L.A. Weekly, it's a hilarious real-time account of an afte ... More >>
For most of us the ceremony of drinking coffee means brewing a pot of joe in the morning and sipping it over the daily news, or more likely as we run out the door on our way to work.
But in Ethiopia a coffee ceremony is one of the most integral parts of community life. The hours-long process takes ... More >>
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
We know your dirty secret. It's two weeks since Halloween, you've raided your kid's secret candy stash, you still haven't found the nice dishes for Thanksgiving and you still have a couple pumpkins sitting on your front porch. Those are probably ornamental so you can't even cook them up into pies li ... More >>
Michael Lacey says he wouldn't hesitate to put his children in the care of the management team that just bought the newspaper chain he helped start 42 years ago.
In fact, he feels like that's almost what he did.
It was announced Sunday night that Village Voice Media had agreed to sell its 13 ... More >>
A new holding company out of Denver, Voice Media Group, announced today that it has agreed to purchase Village Voice Media, owner of Phoenix New Times and 12 other alternative newspapers across the country.
The purchase includes the newspapers, their websites, and VVM's national-advertising componen ... More >>