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Tom Horne Scores New Gig, and Why He Still Needs to Be Punished

What's former Attorney General Tom Horne doing these day? Apparently, he's joined up with his former law partner, Scottsdale attorney...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Valley Fever

20 Best Concerts of Super Bowl Week

The biggest question about Super Bowl XLIX's halftime show starring Katy Perry isn't if the pop starlet will top Bruno...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Phoenix Airport Still a Top Spot for People Trying to Carry Guns Onto Planes

One of the most basic rules of air travel is that you can't bring your gun with you on a...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Valley Fever

Only Remaining Location of Bill Johnson's Big Apple to Close and Become a Parking Lot

Things have been rough for the folks behind the Bill Johnson's Big Apple family of restaurants for quite some time...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

How to Make Rock & Rye (What the Hell Is Rock & Rye, Anyway?)

A rather old-timey flavor that I've seen pop up here and there lately is Rock & Rye. I've occasionally seen...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

Taste of the NFL at WestWorld in Scottsdale: Party with Celebrity Chefs, Football Players, and Little Big Town

There's certainly no shortage of places to party, eat, and drink during the next two weeks. But few events are...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

89 Places to Shop in Metro Phoenix: Super Bowl Guide

Hey there, Phoenix! We're rolling out the grassy green carpet in honor of the biggest event to hit town since...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

Talib Kweli Will Perform a DJ Set at Bar Smith During Super Bowl Weekend

If skills sold, truth be told, Jay Z would probably lyrically be Talib Kweli. Well, Talib Kweli has no choice...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Zang Asian Bistro in Glendale Serves Approachable Eats in Generous Proportions

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

Bridget Whitman on Being a So You Think You Can Dance Finalist and Growing up in Tempe

When the top 10 finalists from Season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance hit the stage at Comerica...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

87 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix and Beyond: Super Bowl Guide

Hey there, Phoenix! We're rolling out the grassy green carpet in honor of the biggest event to hit town since...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Valley Fever

5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

Winterfest We firmly hesitate to call any Valley event "Winterfest" unless it includes an artificially frozen puddle surrounded by trucked-in...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

21 Places for Valentine's Day Dinner in Metro Phoenix

Love is great and all, but hey, pass the foie gras. Here's our list of 21 places around the Valley...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

Obamacare Enrollment in Arizona Already More Successful Than Last Year

Arizonans have signed up for national healthcare to the tune of 169,178 since November 15, and time's a-ticking for anybody...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Valley Fever

100 Places to Party in Metro Phoenix: Super Bowl Guide

Hey there, Phoenix! We're rolling out the grassy green carpet in honor of the biggest event to hit town since...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Up On The Sun

WWE Returns to Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena in March

Pro wrestling fans of the Valley, better start planning your posters. The superstars of the WWE are heading back our...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

85 Metro Phoenix Places to Eat and Drink: Super Bowl Guide

Hey there, Phoenix! We're rolling out the grassy green carpet in honor of the biggest event to hit town since...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Chow Bella

Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Party Time

At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Valley Fever

6 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

Lots of options this weekend. Check out our picks below, and browse our comprehensive concert calendar for more options. [...]...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-23-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Judge Permanently Blocks Arizona From Denying Driver's Licenses to DREAMers

A federal judge has sided with the challengers to Arizona's denial of driver's licenses to young immigrants shielded from deportation...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Valley Fever

Six Phoenix DJs, Including Pickster One, Named the Best in America By the Chicago Sun-Times

It isn't any great secret that cats like Pickster One, M2, Chris Villa, and Liquid Stranger are some of the...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Measles Case in Maricopa County Linked to Disneyland Outbreak

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed a case of measles in the county, which is being linked...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Valley Fever

John Coltrane's Landmark Album Giant Steps Turns 55

View image | gettyimages.com For many music fans, jazz can be a riddle wrapped in a mystery. While we may...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Periphery - Club Red - 1/21/2015

In what proved to be a diverse lineup of metal and rock bands, Periphery's Juggernaut Tour made its way to...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Up On The Sun

5 New Songs By Phoenix Artists

The Lonesome Wilderness-"Cigarettes" I've recently tuned into The Lonesome Wilderness, and I can't get enough of this five-piece. Their debut...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Arizona Fugitive and Recent Kidnapping Victim Guido Puccini Molested Girl in '92, Report Says

Guido Puccini, the Florida man whose kidnapping last month led to his arrest as an Arizona fugitive, escaped justice for...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Valley Fever

10 Rules for Having a One-Night Stand

One-night stands can come in all different forms. Sometimes you're looking for the right one and you end up finding...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

Jack Durant, Legendary Steak House Owner, Topic of Future Feature Film

First, there was the man. Then there was a book, and a play, and now a film about Jack Durant,...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Chow Bella

Orange Theatre Among Top Grant Winners at Arizona Art Tank 2015

Business types will tell you it's best to keep a one-minute "elevator speech" at the ready. Typically, that's about all...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

The DTPHX City Sampler: Explore the Food and Drink of Downtown Phoenix -- On the Cheap

Whether you're trying to show your out-of-town guest how totally bad ass downtown Phoenix can be or just hoping to...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Chow Bella

The NPS Says It's Promoting Competition, but a Grand Canyon Concessionaire Claims Otherwise

There's a complicated legal situation at the Grand Canyon these days because a private concessionaire, Xanterra Parks and Resorts, has...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Valley Fever

Arizona Bills Would Mandate Police Body Cameras, External Reviews of Shootings

A Democratic state representative is proposing mandatory body cameras on every police officer in the state, plus external reviews of...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Valley Fever

25 Favorite Cosplayers from Taiyou Con 2015

If you're a major fan of anime (a.k.a. Japanese animation), you probably were at Taiyou Con out in Mesa this...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

3 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Maine Lobster Lady Friday, January 23 Every summer we watch her go and wait impatiently for her return. We spend...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Chow Bella

Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike to Perform at Scottsdale's BLUR Nightclub on Saturday

Michael Schwartz has boasted more than a few titles in his day. Over the last couple of decades, the venerated...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-22-2015  |  Up On The Sun

ASU Officer Stewart Ferrin Not Fired as Expected, Has Leave Extended, Says Lawyer

Arizona State University Police Officer Stewart Ferrin wasn't fired as expected today, and it sounds like it's possible he may...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Valley Fever

Viva PHX 2015 Lineup Announced: Andrew W.K., Twin Shadow, and More

If you happen to dig chillwave singer Twin Shadow or indie pop band Smallpools, you're going to be buying some...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Baggage Claim: One Writes About Murderess Winnie Ruth Judd at One's Own Expense

One must wait, on humid days, for the file boxes at the Arizona State Archives to come to room temperature...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Jackalope Ranch

Jail Video-Visitation Systems, Like Those in Maricopa County, Blasted in Report

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has really trumpeted its new video-visitation system for jail inmates, but such systems are heavily...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Valley Fever

Arpaio's End Game: Judge Snow Sets the Sheriff's Contempt Hearing for April, but Joe Has Some Tricks Up His Sleeve

Would it surprise you one iota if I told you that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has boasted of investigating federal Judge...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Valley Fever

4 New Restaurants Open at Westgate in Glendale

Westgate Entertainment District -- the sprawling retail, dining, and entertainment destination in Glendale -- will welcome four new restaurants to...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Chow Bella

Heritage Hump Day: Death Takes a Holiday - "Chemical Reaction/Satan"

Admit it, you've already started calling Wednesdays " Heritage Hump Day!" That's because every Wednesday from now to the end...
Phoenix New Times  |  01-21-2015  |  Up On The Sun

Things Black Mothers Fear

Atlanta-based artist/author Carla Aaron-Lopez considers the woes of raising her two-year-old son in a world that already considers him a threat
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Carla Aaron-Lopez  |  12-23-2014  |  Race & Class

Disillusionment at the Ancestral Court

Recently, when the publication of a paperback version of my first book The Menuhins: A Family Odyssey (the book originally came out in hardcover in 1978), I remembered my visit to Brooklyn to meet my Hassidic ancestors.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  12-24-2014  |  Original Work

Dr. Huxtable and Mr. Cosby

The comedian and the accused rapist go together like mustard and milk.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  01-21-2015  |  Culture