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10 Best Salads in Metro Phoenix

If you've had your mind on lighter or colder dining options lately, rest easy knowing you're not alone. With swimsuit...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Chow Bella

Culinary Dropout at Farmer Arts District: Fox Restaurant Concepts' Largest Project to Date

We already told you that James Beard Award-nominated restaurant owner Sam Fox would be bringing his Culinary Dropout concept to...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Chow Bella

9 Indoor Activities to Do During Arizona's Monsoon Season

Summer dust storms are a part of living in Arizona, and they make for some spectacular photographs. But it's no...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Free Coffee Alert: Scramble in Scottsdale Gives Away Free Joe All Week

Having trouble waking up this Tuesday morning? Well, if what you need is a java jolt completely gratis, you should...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Chow Bella

Phoenix Suns Dancers to Hold Classes and Auditions for 2014-15 Season

Time to shake what your mama gave you. The Phoenix Suns Dancers are hosting an open auditions on Saturday, August...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Arizona's Most Popular National Parks, Ranked

More than 10 million people visited Arizona's national parks last year, according to new figures released by the National Park...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Valley Fever

Judge: Medical-Marijuana Patients Can Sell Pot to Other Patients Because Law is Vague

Arizona's medical-marijuana law is so vague, the state can't prosecute patients who sell pot to other patients, a Pima County...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Valley Fever

Des Ark Has a Booking Agent, But Aimée Argote's Still DIY to the Bone

The one time I saw Des Ark, singer Aimée Argote broke the ice with the audience by suggesting they move...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Q&A: Boris' Noise a Map to the Band's Sound

Nailing down Boris is no easy task. The Japanese band has released 19 albums in its 22-year career, all with...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-22-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Death Row Inmate's Execution on Hold as He Tries to Find Details on the Method

UPDATE July 22: The Supreme Court has lifted the stay of execution. Read the latest at the bottom of this...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Valley Fever

Doug Ducey Calls Christine Jones' Border Plan "Phony," But So Is His

You gotta love one thing about Republicans: With them, there's always blood in the water. With erstwhile Go Daddy exec...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Valley Fever

12 Things You Didn't Know About Mother Road Brewing Co.

Beer: Open Road Brewery: Mother Road Brewing Co. Style: English Summer Ale ABV: 5.8 percent Critiquing a beer's appearance, aroma...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special - Crescent Ballroom - 7/18/2014

On July 13, Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special announced through their Facebook page that they would be splitting with...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

PB&B Burger from Welcome Diner: 100 Favorite Dishes

Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks'...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

Phoenix Artist Constance McBride: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Arizona's Rate of Children Not Being Vaccinated Climbs Yet Again

The percentage of Arizona kindergartners not getting vaccinated went up yet again this year.The Arizona Department of Health Services released...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Valley Fever

Jurassic 5 - Marquee Theatre - 7/19/2014

If having a packed house from start to finish is the benchmark for a great show, then Dilated Peoples and...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 7/19/2014

'80's hair metal kings Mötley Crüe held very little back in the production department when their supposed final tour made...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

5 Things We Learned at Clickjab Wrestling Fan Fest

For a bunch of people whose fame is based on a sport that's reportedly fake, the wrestlers and legends in...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

NYPD Pizza to Open on Mill Avenue in Tempe Next Week

Next Monday, July 28, NYPD Pizza -- the locally-owned pizza chain with 11 other locations around the Valley -- will...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

For those whose current status lacks currency, we have some good news. You don't need moolah to make memories. From...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Demi Coffee Brings Experimentation and Local Flair Back to Phoenix Coffee

A lot of coffee shops in town seem poised to become chains, and that's fine. If you're doing it right...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

10 Classic Punk Records That Actually Kind of Suck

I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

Burger 21 Today Today the Scottsdale location of Burger 21 will open its doors to the public and offer the...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

5 Coolest Apartment Complexes in Tempe

If you're still looking for a loft or apartment in Tempe, the clock is ticking. And while some of the...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Step Right Up and Watch Captain Squeegee's Psychedelic Circus of a Music Video

For Captain Squeegee's last video off of their 2013 L.P To The Bardos, "Inevitable," the atomic jazz fusion seven-piece tapped...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Plane Crash Near Sedona Kills Four, Causes Another Wildfire

Another wildfire has broken out near Sedona, after a single-engine plane crashed, killing four people.According to a Yavapai County Sheriff's...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Valley Fever

Real, Wild, and Woody: A Craft Beer Lover's Paradise

The sold-out Real, Wild, and Woody craft beer festival debuted on Saturday, July 19 at Tempe Center for the Arts,...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

From architectural tours and design talks to theater, art, and an evening of drag, here's what to mark up that...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Is Raw Beef Making a Comeback in the Dining Scene?

According to the Washington Post, raw beef is making a comeback on restaurant menus. Despite the risk of E.coli in...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Chow Bella

Phoenix's Madison Clarke to Compete at New Balance High School Tennis Championship

This week teen tennis stars will have the chance to take their net-side skills to the national level, including Phoenix's...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

How to Split Arizona Into 10 States

Now that there's a plan to slice up California into six states, it's time to unveil our plan to divide...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Valley Fever

5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

First, the binge. Inevitably, the come down. This past weekend was a veritable musical orgy, as a flood of touring...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-21-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-19-2014  |  Valley Fever

Apache Lake Music Festival Announces 2014 Dates

Since it's the worst part of the summer right now, spending more than a few hours at an outdoor music...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Up On The Sun

5 Best Jurassic 5 Songs

Jurassic 5 are alternative hip-hop pioneers. Their influence can be heard in the beats and verses of mainstream rap icons...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Phoenix One of the Best Cities Attracting Small Businesses, NFIB Says

Here's something you probably don't hear every day: Phoenix is a great place for small-business opportunities.Good economic news seems rare...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Valley Fever

How to Make the Very Vintage Flip Cocktail

I've long been amused by people's culinary prejudices. Earlier this week, I had a discussion of the finer points of...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Chow Bella

Two Meat Plate from Little Miss BBQ: 100 Favorite Dishes

Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks'...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Chow Bella

Adam Kwasman: The Latest Arizona Politician to Earn an Appearance on the Colbert Report

Republican congressional candidate Adam Kwasman has become the latest in a long line of Arizona politicians to be the butt...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Valley Fever

7 Best Concerts to See This Weekend

In summertime, when we put together this list of best shows to see in Phoenix on any given weekend, we...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Up On The Sun

The Great American Veg Out: 7 Chefs, 7 Mixologists, and a Lot of Veggies in Phoenix on July 27

We have a feeling our local chefs are enjoying the slow season this year. Why? Because this summer there's been...
Phoenix New Times  |  07-18-2014  |  Chow Bella

Cruel and Usual Punishment

Like thousands of Americans, Sharanda Jones faces life in prison for a nonviolent drug crime.
Dallas Observer  |  Amy Silverstein  |  07-25-2014  |  Crime & Justice

The Dark Side of the Boom

Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business, but not for everyone. What a town becomes a boomtown, those outside the oil business can't keep up.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  07-31-2014  |  Economy

First Amendment in Jeopardy

Censorship of freedom at Los Angeles Superior Courts revealed.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  07-25-2014  |  Commentary