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Pop Music Needs to Be More Political. Here's Why.

By Steve Brennan Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza No Longer a Partner at Barrio Queen in Scottsdale

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza of Barrio Cafe in Phoenix has a lot going on right now, including plans for a...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

How to Make Batidas, Brazilian Spiked Fruit Shakes

Brazil has some noteworthy exports. There are those who consider its soccer team one of the finest things to come...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

Welcome Diner Film Fest 2014: A Bag of Biscuits and Some Talking Animals

For two nights, people crowded the Welcome Diner front patio to watch 11 short films made in just 48 hours...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Jan Brewer's Anti-DACA Driver's License Policy Remains in Effect for Now

A federal appeals court last month ordered a temporarily end to Arizona's rules that prevent participants in the Obama Administration's...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Valley Fever

Holy Crap -- Kongos' "Come with Me Now" Goes Platinum

With apologies to Andrew Jackson Jihad, there's no doubt Kongos is the hottest musical export Phoenix has created in years,...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Up On The Sun

Tempe Artist Tyson Krank: 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  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Shrimp Burrito from Phoenix Burrito House: 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  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

Former Gov. Fife Symington Hosted Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Ruben Gallego

It's not a good look for Ruben Gallego, a Democratic candidate for Arizona's 7th Congressional District rubbing elbows with a...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Valley Fever

5 Most Irritating Things About Restaurant Menus

When it's well-written, a menu is your map to a restaurant experience. It tells you what kind of food to...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

Firestage 6th Anniversary Ernesto Moncada wears a lot of hats in his downtown Phoenix adventures: writer, poet, comedian, performance artist...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

5 Best Restaurants for Students Near ASU Downtown (Plus One for the Parents)

We've already told you where the best student-friendly restaurants are around Arizona State University's main campus in Tempe. But don't...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

Sure, the pickings are a little slim this weekend for live music. But there's still some great stuff around town,...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Up On The Sun

"Soirée in the Garden" Features Mikey Estes and Abigail Lynch in Pop-Up Exhibition at The Sandlot

Who says astroturf can't be classy? On Friday, August 15, The Sandlot is hosting the pop-up exhibition "Soirée in the...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Jamie Kilstein on Performing in Phoenix, Panic Naps, and Politics

Jamie Kilstein is making his voice heard. The progressive left-wing comedian can be found sharing his thoughts on war, abortion,...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Hellmann's vs. Best Foods: Special Edition Battle of the Mayos

I met my husband at Queens College in New York City in a Psychology of Personality class. I had my...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

Fogon in Scottsdale: Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches and Steak Fajitas

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

Alive Inside Is an Engaging, Vaguely Uplifting Look at Music Therapy

If there's a problem with Michael Rossato-Bennett's Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, an engaging, vaguely uplifting documentary...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Margaret Atwood to Lecture at Phoenix's Herberger Theater on November 5

Art, meet science. This fall ASU's Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, the Center for Science and the Imagination,...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Jackalope Ranch

Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Colorful Characters

At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Valley Fever

Summer Deals: Steak and Salmon at Meritage Steakhouse in Phoenix

If you can't afford to spend the time or money on a full-blown staycation at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort,...
Phoenix New Times  |  08-15-2014  |  Chow Bella

In the Company of Strangers

I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  08-26-2014  |  Business & Labor

Comcast-Time Warner Deal in Regulators' Hands

If approved, the merger would make Comcast, already the largest pay TV and broadband Internet provider in the country, even bigger.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  08-27-2014  |  Business & Labor

Creative Loafing Atlanta Unveils New City Guide

Creative Loafing's Atlanta City Guide is a project roughly nine months in the making. With information on more than 1,000 locations in more than 40 neighborhoods via streamlined new web and mobile sites, the Atlanta City Guide is an insider's guide to the city.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Debbie Michaud  |  08-22-2014  |  Culture