Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, we begin ... More >>
When recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce's Ban Amnesty Now announced a "buy-cott" of New Times' advertisers, I quipped that it was like being boycotted by the Ku Klux Klan. An exaggeration, to be sure, but not by as much as you might think.Take for example the comments of BAN supporters t ... More >>
Jason P. WoodburyIron & Wine Crescent Ballroom 12/2/11 How much saxophone is too much saxophone? You might want to ask the young lady who passed out during the extended dub-into-free jazz-psychedelic blues skronk of "Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)," the fifth song played by Iron & Wine ... More >>
Margot sees family for what it is: prickly
The afterlife is just a lousier version of real life. Oh, and Tom Waits is there
Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007); Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007)
The truculent tweeter tackles Mayor Phil, PHX City Council hypocrisy, and goofball prez wanna-be Fred Thompson
Can William Friedkin resurrect his career?
The cranky cockatoo criticizes Sheriff Joe's new jail mail policy, and agitates the agitators at last week's kooky counter-protest
A good actor or two wouldn't hurt
The Phantom Surfers and Neil Hamburger run with the big dogs at Phoenix Greyhound Park.
Meg Ryan may be looking to mature, but her new boxing movie goes down for the count
The heart wants what the brain has to fight for in 21 Grams
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
In comedy--and comebacks--it's all about the timing
When the boyfriend passes away, Morvern Callar may play
The In-Laws is bigger and broader than the original, but not better
When bad things happen to good kids, their Luck always holds
J.Lo plays a Maid in Manhattan, but a predictable script sabotages this Cinderella story
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
Pop stars complain about their jobs like everyone else. Here's what's happened when some of their gripes have actually made it to tape.
My First Mister proclaims the transcendence of a pretty young freak
Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors
The Taste of Others is a foreign flavor worth savoring
While they may not top the Billboard charts, this month's batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases is definitely worth hearing
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Multitalented Betty Buckley brings solo show to town
Chen Kaige's Chinese epic balances the historical and the intimate
Very Bad Things don't come much worse than this
Palmetto's faux noir barks up wrong tree
Lucas Digital's movie chief answers the question, "Isn't that special?"
With My Best Friend's Wedding, Julia Roberts finally recaptures the bouquet
Hope springs maternal in Albert Brooks' uneven Mother