[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on our sister blog West Coast Sound every Thursday.] By Henry Rollins Since the first time I saw photos of desert-dwelling people in National Geographic as a boy, I have been fascinated by people who choose to live in hot-as- ... More >>
Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva was among several people arrested in a civil-disobedience demonstration in Washington, D.C. yesterday.Grijalva later posted on Facebook that he "was proud to be at the immigration reform rally in Washington yesterday and to stand with my colleagues in an act of c ... More >>
The anti-immigration-reform crowd's broken record is currently playing in the offices of Republican Congressmen Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, and David Schweikert.The congressmen, like Governor Jan Brewer, insist that they can only even fathom immigration reform proposals if the border is s ... More >>
Beer: HopslamBrewery: Bell's Brewery,Inc.Style: Imperial IPAABV: 10 percent See also: - Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale - Ballast Point Victory at Sea. Not to get you guys all excited, but Bell's, the best damn brewers in all of Kalamazoo County, posted this on thei ... More >>
If the Skifcha cat has already messed with your perception of dubstep, prepare to have it once again shaken up with an acapella cover of "Bangarang." Dutch choir Dario Fo released the song last week and brought up important questions such as "is Skrillex really saying 'salsa on my balls boys, weed b ... More >>
Congressman Trent Franks -- the "self-appointed Mayor" of Washington D.C., as an area advocacy group calls him -- had his office protested last week, as his new-found "constituents" aren't quite happy with the job he's doing.As you may recall, a group called "DC Vote" isn't quite pleased Franks -- t ... More >>
Last November, I reported that P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc., the Scottsdale-based company responsible for serving mediocre "Pan-Asian" fare at over 200 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants and over 170 Pei Wei Asian Diner locations, was planning to open a new concept in Phoenix this April. And T ... More >>
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks yesterday introduced a bill into Congress that would dictate when women in Washington D.C. are allowed to end a pregnancy.The rest of the country's allowed to make its own rules, but thanks to the U.S. Constitution, Franks and his Congressional cronies have a say ... More >>
Fagala-phobic abortion bully Trent Franks today introduced a bill into Congress that, if it becomes law, would dictate when people in Washington D.C. are allowed to end a pregnancy.Franks, just to be clear, is a congressman from Arizona -- but that's not stopping him from playing morality cop in ... More >>
Like Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin, we find ourselves plopped outside our local brew shops each October, anticipating the arrival of the season's bounty of pumpkin ales. The selection is vast -- this year there seem to be more gourd-based brews on shelves than ever. Some are mediocre; some are ... More >>
A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Mouthbysouthwest shared the news that Chipotle is opening a new concept called ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the first of which will be in Washington, DC this summer. The restaurant "is inspired by the traditional shophouses found throug ... More >>
This Tuesday on Fox, Mr. needs-a-nap chef Gordon Ramsay brings the world's biggest cooking competition to America with MasterChef. Featuring home cooks competing for $250,000 and the chance to publish their own cookbook, this American Idol of cooking shows doses out more drama than the wildly pop ... More >>
Unlike reality show cooking competitions in which it's all about the food and one bad dish can send a front-runner packing, The Next Food Network Star is more about on-air personality -- and that ain't anything that's gettin' fixed overnight. That said, this season looks pretty clear cut, so let's ... More >>
Hearts across America have barely started to beat regularly again after last week's amazing finale of Top Chef Masters (congrats, Marcus Samuellson!) and now comes Season 7 of Top Chef. The time-tested Bravo standby will premiere this week, take place in our nation's capital, and, once again, feat ... More >>
Just about everyone we know who routinely plays around on the Net -- which is just about everyone -- has gotten a Nigerian scam letter. You gotta know the deal: Someone has $30 million awaiting them in a Swiss bank, or something, but only if you fork over $3,000 or so to the cause. ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Down on the Farm," chronicles an increasingly heated national battle over "factory-farmed" food. On one side: a phalanx of corporation- and family-owned farms across the country. On the other: the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States.Caught in the mi ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
Arizona's own Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) takes the his side project, Puscifer, east in spring 2010. The musical/comedic/theatrical stageshow that is Puscifer played a few shows in the Southwest earlier this month including two dates at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix (o ... More >>
Supersnarky C.S. Lewis translation hits the Herberger
www.demotivateus.comThe idea of fat poor people doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. If they're so poor, where do they get the funds to continually grow fatter and fatter?The answer, if you ask interim Health Services Director Will Humble, is Food stamps.
You can apply this graph to a myriad of possibilities in today's economy, but let's stick to music sales for nowThe Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit took place this past Sunday through Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and the news coming out of everything was music sales in 2008. Specific ... 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 >>
Former state legislator and corporation commission member Jeff Hatch-Miller has been appointed director of the Arizona Lottery. (Click here for a MS Word version of the news release from Governor Jan Brewer's office). Hatch-Miller replaces Art Macias, who had in the position since 2005.Hatch-Miller' ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Donovan McNabb's Lawn Safe: Suspected Vandals Caught Janet Napolitano ... More >>
The Death Penalty Information Center out of Washington D.C. sends along a feel-good statistic from 2008: The number of cops killed nationally by gunfire in the recently completed year dropped to its lowest level in about half a century. Of course, that's no consolation for the loved ... More >>
By Ray Stern Change came to Washington, D.C., tonight, but not to Maricopa County. County Supervisors Don Stapley (pictured below left), Fulton Brock, Andy Kunasek, Max Wilson, and Mary Rose Wilcox all retained their seats without breaking a sweat. With 95 percent to 99 percent of precincts report ... More >>
The Raconteurs, the much-lauded side project of White Stripes front man Jack White, will be performing at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. tonight -- and you can watch the show, live on the Web, at www.NPR.org/music.
Jelly side up
Children are everybody's future
Hook of Genesis
Pop quiz. Whos Arizonas other U.S. senator? Heres a clue: He makes Dubya look like a liberal
Fresh seafood doesn't swim to Phoenix
When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too
When wealthy casino tribes sought to derail a would-be competitor, campaign donations were the currency of the day
Arizona Senator John McCain is ready for a presidential run if the national press corps has anything to say about it
In the sixth congressional district, J.D. Hayworth and Steve Owens have run campaigns so devoid of content it's almost scary
It's marketed as VCR-head cleaner, but it's really meant to clean the user's head
HE'S RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE ADS AN OUTSIDER, A BORING STRAIGHT ARROW WITH THE COMMON TOUCH.
WHILE THE BORDER PATROL IS ATTACKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS, THE AGENCY IS LITERALLY RETREATING IN ARIZONA. THE RESULTS ARE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS.
EIGHT-TERM REPRESENTATIVE BOB STUMP STANDS TO BECOME THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE ARIZONA DELEGATION. SO HOW COME YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF HIM?
Look out, McCain. There's a woman after you.