Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate of inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and head of the cable trade association, chosen by the presi ... More >>
Twenty years ago, Arizona became the second state in the nation to allow charter schools to operate in the public education system. In honor of the anniversary, New Times is taking a hard look at charters in Arizona. The first story in the ongoing series examined how charter schools — both nat ... More >>
State Representative John Kavanagh revels in his self-appointed role as the rightwinger Arizona lefties love most to hate. Since recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce (Kavanagh's pal) was pounded into mainstream political irrelevance in 2011, Kavanagh's eclipsed his erst ... More >>
Chances are, whatever you're listening to right now isn't as heavy as The Body's Christs, Redeemers. The record, the latest from southern-born duo Chip King and Lee Buford, opens with a haunting drone, "I, The Mourner of Perished Days," before "To Attempt Openness" kicks in, marrying Buford's doomy ... More >>
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Bruce Cohen reversed field yesterday, ruling that I can sit in his courtroom and report on what's happening in the quirky arson case of State of Arizona v. Michael Marin.Earlier in the week, the judge booted me out of court at the request of Marin's defense team ... More >>
There aren't a lot of middle-of-the-roaders when it comes to Henry Rollins. You love him or you hate him, and he gives you plenty of chances to do either: He hosts a radio show on KCRW (doing remarkable things like following up a Curtis Mayfield cut with a jam by Japanese drone-rockers Boris ... More >>
www.freedomspeaks.comCongressman Jeff Flake participated in a White House basketball game that has drawn some heat from feminist groupsA White House basketball game featuring Arizona congressman and national beefcake Jeff Flake has brought some heat on the Obama Administration. A couple of weeks ... More >>
Turns out much-maligned stun guns are a good thing overall
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A throng of people turned out to learn about Jerry Colangelo's secret plan for downtown. They learned nada. It's high time for Mayor Phil Gordon to end this charade.
You've seen Legally Blonde, but did you know Elle Woods really grew up in Paradise Valley?
It's time for legislators to give disgraced Corporation Commissioner Jim Irvin the boot
From streetwalker to Wall Street, Candy Wilson has flown high and fallen hard. Now, her failing brokerage and anti-porn Internet company have left a trail of angry investors.
Congressional hopeful Craig Columbus charts a course for a brave new Arizona.
Posthumous solo debut shines a light on Joey Ramone's defiantly upbeat final days
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
"The Big Eagle" preys again on unsuspecting investors.
The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?
Is the UK's Gay Dad a nurturing rock patriarch or the Pop that embarrasses you in front of your friends?
Valley jazz musician Rob Schuh pounded skins, pumped iron, shot steroids, went to prison and almost died. Now the feisty trapsman has added an organ to his repertoire -- a transplanted kidney.
Robin Wilson thought the Gas Giants would be a great new beginning. He had no idea what he was getting into.
John McCain trounced Claire Sargent in the '92 Senate race. Now he's doing the same in book sales
Valley bidders go berserk on Internet's biggest auction house.
A Phoenix family stumbles through the tangled bureaucracy of modern medical care
State misspent $350,000 of federal funds earmarked for HIV and substance-abuse services
People are talking about a young political consultant named Jason Rose. But it's probably not the message he'd like to get across.
Trashman sinks his teeth into the unholy union of porn and Vegas
A New Times Investigation First in a Series
Everyone gets the business in Michael Moore's self-serving The Big One
Hitchcockian The Game fails to master suspense
Spawn's creator revolutionized the comic-book industry. But did he survive Hollywood with his soul intact?
The Department of Juvenile Corrections helped create an overcrowding crisis in state juvenile facilities--to the benefit of a private contractor that employs two former state officials
During her 14-year marriage to an auto-parts mogul, Denise Hrudka lived in the lap of luxury. Then her husband stood up.
YVONNE CAMENOS WASN'T RICH OR FAMOUS. BUT THOSE WHO WITNESSED HER FOUR-YEAR BATTLE AGAINST OVARIAN CANCER WON'T EVER FORGET HER.
THE YOUNG RASCAL GROWS UP TO ADULT CONTEMPORARY. BUT HIS SOUL REMAINS PURE.
What the senator knew and when he knew it
Experts say Arizona would be lucky if an outsider bought its largest utility company