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10 Ways to Choose a Team to Love in World Cup Soccer

3 years ago by Sean Holstege
So what if Iceland made it and the U.S. didn't? Is President Trump pulling for Russia?

Arizona Rep on Teachers Forced To Work Multiple Jobs: "That's America!"

4 years ago by Antonia Noori Farzan
Teachers in Arizona are the lowest paid in the country, but the response from the state's Republican leadership couldn't be more tone deaf.

Phoenix Author Kerrie Droban Talks About A&E's Gangland Undercover, Biker Books, and Drinking Goat Blood in Kenya

4 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Phoenix attorney Kerrie Droban is author of five true-crime books, most of which concern the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. One of her books, Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws is the subject of the A&E series Gangland Undercover.

Every Act Playing Coachella This Year, Ranked

5 years ago by Andy Hermann
After you've decided to start ranking all the acts on the Coachella lineup, there comes a moment when you realize you've made a terrible mistake. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is way too big, too ambitious in scale and scope, too sonically diverse to be reduced to a...

A Perfect Introduction to African Food: Yassa Chicken

9 years ago by Laura Hahnefeld
For newcomers to African cuisine, why not make the first dish one of the most delicious? Yassa chicken (known as yassa au poulet) is a traditional chicken dish from the Casamance region of Senegal in West Africa. Prepared with lemons and onion, it is one of the most popular dishes...

Etran Finatawa's Hypnotic African Blues at MIM

11 years ago by Steve Jansen
If you're put off by "foreign" music (aka - where the sung language isn't English), Etran Finatawa can probably squash your hang-ups. The Niger, West Africa-based ensemble intermingles all sorts of styles that shouldn't be all weird to the American ear: Traditional African rhythms and percussion; expanded sections of hi-fi...

Sharing the Rhythm

19 years ago by Michele Laudig
There are countless ways to understand a foreign culture, such as through the language, food or religion. But François Diene, translator for the West African dance troupe Le Ballet National du Senegal, sums up his homeland very directly: "Africa is dance." While the young performers working with Diene represent the...

Various Artists

15 years ago by Eric K. Arnold
Ever since Buena Vista Social Club, Afro-Cuban music has been on the radar of mainstream trend spotters both old and young. Yet the majority of new releases and rereleases since BVSC have concentrated on the Caribbean side of the equation (with the possible exception of Senegal's Orchestre Baobab), to the...

Suzi Dodt’s on a mission to return the nameless dead to their loved ones

13 years ago by Paul Rubin
Suzi Dodt, who sees dead people, is speed-talking about one of her "unidentifieds." "99-305 has a name, a family, a story, but we just don't know it yet," says Dodt, a death investigator with the Office of the Maricopa County Medical Examiner. "It's amazing and sad to me that no...

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