Despite overwhelming evidence that the American public is sick to death of Dominique Ansel's trendy pastry hybrid, the Cronut -- seriously, people, there's even scientific proof -- it seems food producers, or at least East Coast bakeries, aren't ready to give up on the trend just yet. Proof: There ... More >>
As if the hipsters of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood weren't already pissed enough about the forthcoming Urban Outfitters store, the company had to go and add fuel to the fire by applying for a liquor license. Of course in most situations we're all for boozing and shopping (because let's be ... More >>
Hint: It's probably not the one you're thinking of. But before we tell you who it is, we'll take a moment to point out that the list of the food blog's favorite ice cream shops includes one of our own picks from our list of 10 crazy ice creams made by artisans around the country. For example, Chow ... More >>
Only five years ago, now-commonplace ice cream flavors like sweet corn or craft beer would have caught anyone off guard. But with the introduction of bacon to the dessert course a few years ago, the line separating sweet and savory was forever demolished. These 10 ice creameries craft artisanal vers ... More >>
Arizona has an up-and-coming food scene, and there's a lot to be proud of, for sure. But when Chow Bella published a list of things that make Phoenix a better food town than New York City, I just had to laugh. The difference in size alone makes the two incomparable. Since moving back to New York six ... More >>
By now you've no doubt read, re-read, shared on Facebook and Twitter, and angrily commented on our friends at West Coast Sound's monster of a list, The 20 Worst Hipster Bands. Like it or hate it, it's hard to debate one key fact brought up by Ben Westhoff: "...most of today's 20 and 30-something b ... More >>
Dammit, Scumbag SteveLet's go ahead and start this whole thing off with a rhetorical question: is there any one thing more subjective than one's taste in music? Probably not. Taste in music is like a snowflake -- everyone has their own, unique set of genres and bands that they enjoy listening to ... More >>
Penny LaneDJ Jake GoldsmithName: Jake Goldsmith AKA: DJ Goldsmith Current gigs: Wednesday nights at Bar Smith for The Scenario with Hempsey in the Main Room. Genres spun: House, disco, techno, acid and many, many others. How did you get started as a DJ? I've always loved music and have alway ... More >>
Listening to Fortress, the latest album from indie rock quartet Miniature Tigers, is a rather enjoyable affair, yet it leaves me heartbroken. My sorrow is born of the fact that Fortress would have been a top contender for album of the year among Arizona bands, if the band was still operating out ... More >>
Just when you thought Trey Parker and Matt Stone couldn't get any more offensive, they did it. According to TwentyFourBit, Parker and Stone are making a Broadway musical about Mormonism."Growing up in Colorado, a lot of our friends were Mormons and we always thought their book would make a great ... More >>
William Fucking Reed is hitting the road for the Empire State in the spring.Start spreading the news: William Fucking Reed is moving to New York Fucking City in April. The stylish 32-year-old DJ has apparently had his fill of being a Phoenician and will become a Gothamite after his moves to the ... More >>
Brooklyn has become a mecca of sorts for indie rock in the past decade, with numerous new bands emerging from its brownstone-lined streetsI was listening to Sirius XMU yesterday while driving with the air conditioning on, since it's a balmy November in the Valley. On came a song by new indie/psyc ... More >>
Michael McDonald's recent collaboration with Grizzly Bear is as mind-bogglingly fantastic as you can imagineIt came to my attention yesterday that former Doobie Brother/Kenny Loggins partner-in-crime Michael McDonald had collaborated with Brooklyn indie rockers Grizzly Bear for their new single " ... More >>
If you paint it, they will come. Then what?
Trouble's a-brewin' at the museum north of town. Old-timers don't cotton to newcomers who want to turn the desert historical center into a Western theme park.
The Substance of Fire lets Ron Rifkin show off his acting prowess