I will not chicken out. Okay, I might. Before me on a plastic table is a chicken -- throat slashed, naked of feathers, still warm. The eyes are closed and since the neck has been cut to drain the blood, rendering my chicken lifeless, the neck is floppy and attached by only a few tendons. My job now ... More >>
Here it is: The definitive ranking of every single city and town in Maricopa County. We factored in things like livability, location, attractions for visitors, and any number of X-factors in ranking all 24 cities in towns in the county from worst to first.
The spring growing season is well underway, but as much as we love our artichokes and onions, what we're really excited about is peach season. Very soon we'll be able to pick fresh peaches and soon after that apricots, melons, and more at farms all over the city and state. Here are nine places where ... More >>
Twenty-three years after the first official discussions of a straight, interstate-quality path for vehicles to travel from Phoenix to Las Vegas, there is finally physical evidence of progress: some signs.There's no construction date, no funding, and the studies aren't even done, but the Arizona Depa ... More >>
A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For ... More >>
If you didn't happen to be in Casa Grande when Jimmy Eat World played this show, back in May, you may find it more convenient to head out to Tucson for a show from this year's Readers' Choice for Best Local Band. If you weren't really into "The Middle," for some reason, fear not--there's more going ... More >>
Dozens of medical-pot dispensaries dot the state from nearly every corner since the first one, Arizona Organix of Glendale, opened in November. A recent newsletter to patients released by the state Department of Health and obtained by New Times shows the addresses of 48 of these pioneering business ... More >>
Though we may live in a concrete desert, there are plenty -- to be more specific, tens of thousands -- of edible plants growing in the Valley. And we're not just talking about in Wickenburg or down near South Mountain. There are edible plants growing in nearly every neighborhood, from central Phoeni ... More >>
Nineteen wildland firefighters are dead in the Yarnell Hill Fire, a blaze that's forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in two Prescott-area towns and left the state grieving. The firefighters were caught in the fast-moving fire and forced to use their portable shelters, media reports say.
So are you a Tribute-John guy, or a Tribute-Paul guy? Or a Tribute-George guy, I guess? This question and more answered in this week's list of five Phoenix-area shows this weekend.
The surprisingly rural Arizona tour Jimmy Eat World announced on Wednesday left a lot of Phoenix-based fans planning a trip to Wickenburg, but as it turns out, there's one chance left this month to not only see lead singer Jim Adkins at Crescent Ballroom but also feel good about yourself for doing i ... More >>
Jimmy Eat World's new album is due out this June, and the Arizona natives announced today that they'll be touring the state in May. If you're in Phoenix or Tucson, though, you might have a drive ahead of you -- they're eschewing the usual venues for dates in Yuma, Flagstaff, Casa Grande, Wickenburg ... More >>
Ever since Italy and France began making iced and flavored confections made from milk or cream in the 17th century, ice cream has become one of the most successfully cool, dairy-based treats on the planet. Not sorbet, ices, or gelato (we promise those lists will come later), here are 11 of our favor ... More >>
You'd think that honey would be the last food item to be tampered with in this era of food supply manipulation and control. It seems so pure, it never spoils (there's even safe-to-eat black honey found in Egyptian tombs), it's sweet and it's what Winnie the Pooh lives for -- but it appears that ... More >>
www.hecklerspray.comJohn Galliano apparently hearts Adolph Hitler.Unlike Charlie Sheen, fashion designer John Galliano -- the other pseudo-celebrity to apparently go off the deep end this week -- isn't "winning!" He is, however, heading to rehab -- and per-usual when a celebrity needs to kick one ... More >>
www.bettorsedge.com As the saying goes, no matter how hot a woman may be, somewhere, somehow, there's a guy who's tired of sleeping with her.A little sunshine and some cacti wasn't enough to patch things up between sex star Tiger Woods and his wife. Reports claim that after a week in Arizo ... More >>
Tiger Woods is back in Arizona, but not for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The blogosphere is buzzing with news that Woods' private plane landed in Mesa, (or maybe Scottsdale), and that the golfing great and his wife may be headed to an addiction treatment facility in Wicke ... More >>
Tiger Woods, whose location has been more elusive than Osama Bin Laden's since his Thanksgiving car wreck, was spotted outside a sex-addiction-rehabilitation clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Another loss for the Arizona economy, as hopeful businesses in Wickenburg planned for hi ... More >>
If the latest heap churned from the rumor mill is true, the Phoenix Open -- or as it is now less-glamorously known, the Waste Management Open -- isn't the only thing Tiger Woods won't be coming to Arizona to participate in. The latest report from Radaronline claims that Tiger ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: E.J. Montini, Take a Powder; Richard Ruelas, Take His Place, Please Up on the Sun: 10 Th ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio's Longtime Foe Mary Rose Wilcox Earns Supporters' Prayers Up on the Sun: Anyo ... More >>
If Tiger Woods winds up in Wickenburg for rehab over his apparent sexual compulsion and pill addiction, local businesses are ready. As the rumor mill seems to suggest, Tiger would be checking into the Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Wickenburg just after New Year's, and despite be ... More >>
www.insidesocal.comThe rumor mill is turning and it sounds like the Tiger Woods shame-train might be rolling through the Grand Canyon State sometime after Christmas.The Daily Mail is reporting that Tiger, in wake of his now super-public philandering, is "planning to go into rehab in Arizona in th ... More >>
State parks officials have devised a plan to aid Arizona's ailing parks: add $10 to $15 to the cost of car registration. In return, motorists, who could likely opt out of the surcharge, would be able to visit any state park for free. The state has already seen the closure of three parks and reduc ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Desert Chills," we reported on local comic book writer and horror enthusiast Brian Pulido's first full-length feature film, The Graves, which was shot on location in Vulture Mine near Wickenburg. Pulido's story of two goth geek sisters and their fateful trip to a freaky ... More >>
Deadline, deadline, deadline
Wickenburg's KBSZ brings real Mayberry radio to the Web
Getting high on life
Mine is no longer ours
Call Me Lonesome
Hot Club of Cowtown and others revive the rebel spirit of Django Reinhardt
Will perfectly peachy peaches go to waste?
Trashman misses his brush with God's organ grinder
While the state and the Sierra Club jockey to curb urban expansion, the Secretary of the Interior is quietly pushing his own proposal. We've got the maps.
Exhuming Arizona's most notorious prostitute
August 13 - 19, 1998
IN THE WIDE-OPEN WORLD OF BULL RIDING, CODY CUSTER WALKS THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.