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Remembering The Irrepressible Mickey Rooney

Special Contributors Reel To Real Recount An Interview With The Hollywood Legend More Than Two Decades Ago While Also Relating Some Of The Struggles He Faced Near The End As Told By His Family.

What Might Baudrillard Say About Vieuxtemps Guarneri?

Troubling Collection: When Objects That Have Been Elevated By Their Aura To Be Worth A Lot Of Cash, The Enterprise Becomes Little More Than A Power Play.

Libertarians Foolishly Ignore Workplace Data Collection

The Increasing Prevalence Of Workplace Surveillance Does Not Seem To Have Raised The Ire Of Libertarians, But What They Miss Is That Data On Individual Citizens Will Undoubtedly Move From The Private Sphere And Into The Public One.

Nature And Culture: Urban Nature In Youngstown, Ohio

In Today’s Post-Suburban Community Management, A Realistic Perspective Sees Redemption And Order In What More Narrow Views Often Define As Urban Decline.

A Rapper Among The Amish

Through A Reality T.V. Lens, White Urban Rapper Vanilla Ice Finds A Place For Personal Growth And Common Ground In An Amish Community.

The Lies A Writer (Almost) Wrote In Europe

Seemingly Ill-Timed Writer’s Block Set Upon Our Essayist During A European Romp; But This Occurrence Is Very Possibly Good News. We Shall All Wait Patiently That We Might, In Due Time, See Its Redemption.

Nation/World Prime Cuts 2013

As Was Witnessed On The Pages of Modern Times Magazine In 2013, News From 10,000 Miles Away And An Event 10 Feet From Your Backdoor Can Be Equally Relevant Thanks To The Interconnectedness Of Worldwide Systems.

Grade "A" Prime Cuts Of 2013

Each Content Department Has Its Own List Of Winners, But Inclusive Of All Modern Times Magazine’s Sections, These Prime Cuts Were The Tops For 2013.

Texas Rich Kid Beat The Case Due To "Affluenza"

Ethan Couch Kills Four and Escapes Prison Sentence Due To A Defense Based Upon His Inattentive Parents, An Accommodating Judge And Complete Disregard For Consequences.

Ratemyteachers.com: Legit Tool Or Colossal Blunder?

While Some In Education Lament The Development Of Teacher And Professor Rating Websites, The Comments Make For Compelling Tales That Can Be Invaluable To The Future of Education.

Suicide Girls Bare Bodies, Souls To Build Ideals

A Massive Following And The Emergence Of A Worldwide Community Have Flowed To The "Suicide Girls" Website Thanks To Sex Appeal And Women Who Seek To Expand The Notion of What Is Beautiful.

Of Hobbes, Labor, Community, The Dollar And Legal Narcotics

Where Does The Line Of Moral Responsibility Lie In The Context Of Day Workers And Their Foremen Who Might Create Hazards In The Community By Tacitly Approving After Work Liquor Binges?

Beware Of ISPs And Ad-Hoc Constant Flux Networks

Through Film, Reporting And Public Policy, More Internet Users Are Learning That The Information Superhighway Is A Lot Like Traditional Highways In That They Need To Be Free For Everyone And Controlled By The People.

Dialing In Jay Mohr

Actor, Comedian, Sports Aficionado, And Radio Personality Sits Down With Uber-Fan (Who Also Happens To Write For Modern Times) As They Ponder Many Things, Including Whether Yasiel Already Won Survivor.

Kids As Consumers: A Look At A Retail Giant’s Ad Campaign

America’s Corporations Produce Effective Marketing Strategies That Indoctrinate Youth Into The Culture Of Consumerism And Strengthen Racial Stereotypes.

Thinking Out Of The Box On Standardized Tests

Is There A Correlation Between Standardized Testing And Proficiency Or Is The Notion Of A Pioneering Individual A Lost Aspiration Of An Optimistic View Of The Future?

Rubles To Dollars And Back Again

A Trip Out With His Son To Exchange A Russian Note For U.S. Dollars Turns Into A Lesson About Currency That Renders The Author Pondering The True Value Of Monetary Systems.

Occupy Movement Still Surviving, To Hold Gathering

A Smaller But Lasting Group Of Concerned People Will Gather Aug. 21 to 25 in Kalamazoo, Mich., To Explore How To Best Bring Meaningful Change To The United States.

It Takes A Community To Make Change

Most People Want To See Change Of Some Sort Or Another In Society But Few Fail To Realize That Change Only Comes From Building A Strong Coalition.

Mexican Journalists ‘Stupid’ To Fight Drug Scourge

Even Though (Or Because) At Least 28 Working Journalists Have Been Killed In Mexico Since 1992, Most News Organizations Survive By Avoiding Drug Related Activity.

Icarus Interstellar To Hold Inaugural Starship Conference

Everyone Works And Everyone Earns To Varying Degrees, But The Means By Which Labor, Currency And Value Are Acquired Can Create Vectors Of Random Sensibilities.

Work: Defining Equitable Labor By What It’s Not

Everyone Works And Everyone Earns To Varying Degrees, But The Means By Which Labor, Currency And Value Are Acquired Can Create Vectors Of Random Sensibilities.

Dig Comics Fights To Save Comics Industry

Miguel Cima, Creator Of Renowned Documentary On The Comic Books Industry Seeks To Further Reveal Misunderstood, And Rarely Told, Behind The Scenes Truths.

Praising The Civil Disobedience of Edward Snowden

Is Henry David Thoreau Smiling Along The Heavenly Banks of the Concord And Merrimack Rivers As Edward Snowden Makes The Case That Sometimes Laws Must Be Broken.

Physical Recovery With Open Minds And Wider Perspectives

Dr. Joe Wood, Author Of Miracles In Minutes: A Doctor And Patient’s Guide To Alleviating Most Pains Almost Immediately, Puts Forth The Notion That Medical Science Still Doesn’t Have All Of The Answers.

Substitute Teachers Need Appreciation (And Food)

In The Midst Of A Teacher Appreciation Week Search For A Free Lunch, The Options Are Not All That Numerous Or Plentiful Except For The Efforts Of A Famous Dave.

Context And Census Of Intellectual Marketplaces

What And What Not: Understanding The Role And Context Of Oneself And One’s Peers, Among The Thoroughfares Of Thought And Ideas Is Key To The Sustainability And Preservation Of The World’s Venues Of Critical Thinking.

The Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Snafu

As If Journalism Does Not Have Enough Of A Bad Reputation, The New York Post’s Misidentification Of Two Suspects Brings Additional Shame, Mistrust From Reading Public.

It Takes A Village: The Art Of Quitting

An Individual’s Behavior In A Market Of Goods Bears Real Consequences For Others, And Mindfulness Of This Fact Can Help Create A Stronger, Safer Marketplace For All.

North Korea Fears Are Ignorant, Misguided

The Current War Rumblings Between North Korea And The United States Smell Of The Worst Kind Of Policy: That Conflict Can Solidify Support And Bolster Economies.

The Stigmata Of Symbolism

The Perils And Penelopes Of Phenomenological Origination: An Argument That The Mis-Attribution of Causality Could Be The Primary Source of All Problems.

Of Rape, Athletes And Sports Fans

Yet Another Group Of High School Athletes Is Charged With Sexual Assault Amid The Increased Glorification Of Sports And Players By Fans, Friends.

Of Drones And Their Alleged Domestic Use

Even If The Allegations That The Obama Administration Wants To Use Drones Domestically to Attack Accused Terrorists Is True, Would Most Americans Even Care?

Talking Memory With Marilu Henner

Star Of Film And Screen Who Made Her First Mark On Taxi Talks About The Benefits Of Having A Great Memory And Her Own Seemingly Magical Talents.

U.S. Currency Becoming Worthless As It Sits Idle

Your Dollar May Not Mean What You Think It Means, Or, Objects in Wallet May Be Larger Than They Appear.

‘The Shooter’ Story Points To Deeper Inequities

If Congress People Get Vested In Their Pension Plan After Five Years Of Battling Each Other, Shouldn’t Navy SEALS Get The Same Benefit After Battling Armed Enemies?

Eagle Scout: BSA Wrong To Deny Gay Young Men

For Many Reasons — Not The Least Of Which That Banning Gay Boys Based On Sexual Orientation Is Hypocritical To The Tenets Of Scouting — Governing Organization Should Take A Stand.

It Takes A Village To Foster Gun Violence

Despite Calls For New Gun Laws And Rankings From The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, Reducing Or Stopping Mass Shootings Will Not Be A Simple Fix.

The Irrational GOP Love For Calvin Coolidge

At Goldwater Institute Event Plugging Author Amity Shlaes’ New Book On ‘Silent Cal,’ The True Debate — Keynes Vs. Friedman — Is Masked By Austerity Rhetoric And Idolatry.

Facebook Lawsuit: Network At Your Own Peril

Fraley vs. Facebook Class Action Case Brings To The Fore The Emerging Digital Currency System — And The Boundaries Of Internet Privacy.

The Myth Of American Political Freedom

The Myths And Misperceptions That Have Given Birth To Unwavering, Dedicated Followers Of The Constitution Prevent Growth And Expansion Of American Political Discourse.

Nation/World Prime Cuts 2012

The Top Seven Most Read Articles Include An Analysis Of ALEC, An Examination Of Climate Change, A Squinting Look Up At The Eyes In The Sky, And More.

Of Newtown, Gun Control And Mental Health
As The Incidents Of Mass Shootings Of Innocents Continues To Escalate, Our Shared National Grief Must Be Transformed Into Efforts Aimed At Prevention.

The Flummoxing Case Of What Susan Rice Said

The Scandal Of What The U.S. Ambassador To The United Nations Said When On A Tour Of Sunday Talk Shows Stops One Cut From The Truth.

A Writer Leaves His Heart In San Francisco

An Important Moment Of Growth For A Young Writer Turns Into a Weekend Of Introspection Amid The Blissfully Elegant Delights Of The City By The Bay.

One Man’s HIV/AIDS Story

Sean Reaney, Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS Over Two Decades Ago, Has Survived Through The Trials And Tribulations Of Treatments, Medications and Stigmas.

Gary Johnson Brings Libertarianism To Nation

Former New Mexico Governor Dismisses Long-Shot Status, Seeks To Be Allowed To Debate Front-Runners In Upcoming Debates.

Obama Saving ‘Better Off’ Mantra For DNC

Although The Current Economic Situation Could Be Better, The President Will Likely Answer The ‘Better Off’ Question With A Resounding Yes.

Caravan Brings Drug Debate To The U.S.

The Trans-Border Caravan For Peace And Justice Begins Trek Across The U.S., Brings A Diverse Collection Of Voices Against War On Drugs.

Happy Birthday, Barack, Here’s Some Cash

As The President Enjoys A Happy Birthday, His Wife And Others Are Busy Planning A Secret Cash Collecting Event To Benefit His Campaign.

A Wounded ALEC Assembles In Utah

Thanks To Arizona Protesters, The Center For Media And Democracy, And Other Factors, The American Legislative Exchange Council Has Been Weakened.

Aurora: Politicians Can’t Solve This One

Despite All Of The Hoopla And Talking-Head Banter, Legislation Can Do Little To Stop Psychopaths: Rather We Must All Peer Into Ourselves.

The Changing Face Of Journalism

From The Amalgam Of J-Schools, Newspapers, Magazines, Websites And Blogs Comes A New Paradigm For Journalism: Ambivalence Towards Community.

SCOTUS Chief Roberts Blasts Dogma Divide

In Two Landmark Decisions Handed Down This Week, The Chief Justice Surprisingly Provides A Lesson In Public Service For The Age Of Rhetoric.

Twitter Evolves Out Of Celebrity Lovefest

Some Of The Best New Accounts To Follow Are Not Celebrities With Too Much Time On Their Hands, But Cultural Crusaders With Sharp Wits.

Arizonans Witness Violent NATO Protests Several Phoenix-Area Protesters Who Travelled To Chicago For The NATO Summit Recount Violent, Bloody Actions By Police.

Inspiring Herbivoracious-ness Emerging Foodie, Blogger, And First-Time Author Michael Natkin Seeks To Neutralize Negative Perceptions Of Vegetarian Eats.

FAA Drone Rules: A Privacy Enigma Although Predators and Reapers Are Getting The Most Attention, Other Types Will Have More Of An Impact Because Of Cost, Capability.

Climate Change: A Ball Of Confusion Amid The Printing Of Contrary Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Articles This Week, One Scientist Delves Into Realities Of Public Perception.

The Sorry State of Gov. Brewer Gov. Jan Brew-ha-ha, Perhaps The Nation’s Most Embarrassing Politician, Has Buried The Grand Canyon State In Shame Once Again.

The ‘Piracy’ Saga Of The Interwebs Beyond The Rhetoric, The Industries And Political Operators That Support SOPA And PIPA Are Attempting To Forestall The Decentralization Of The Entertainment Industry.

Living Lessons From Heywood Suicides Those Who Are At The Point Where They Consider Taking Their Own Lives Can Be Helped With Counseling And Care.

After N.H., Romney Has The Big Mo After Wins In The First Two Presidential Nominating Contests, Romney Preps For Challenging Southern Swing.

Nation/World Prime Cuts 2011 Republican Presidential Race, Whitey Bulger And High Altitude Airships Top Our List Of This Year’s Stories.

How Ron Paul Can Save The Country As Republican Presidential Candidates Fail To Seize The Nomination, Independent Texan Might Grab Early Win.

What Happened At ALEC’s Arizona Conference? After The Corporations, Protesters and Legislators Have Gone Home, Little Is Known About The Latest Model Bills.

ALEC Brings Power, Protest To Scottsdale American Legislative Exchange Council Hosts Politicians, Corporations While Occupy Phoenix, Others, Plan Protests.

Hate Crimes Continue To Linger In U.S. Amid All The Progress Made Over The Last Several Decades, Hate-Based Crime Refuses To Go Away.

Herman Cain Needs To Unfurl The Family Republican Candidate Pleads With Media To Leave His Family Alone, But He Cannot Win Without Them.

A Veterans Day Salute As Holidays Become More Generically Dismissed, Honoring Those Who Serve Should Mean More Than A Day Off.

Military Life, Part Three: Life After Service Jobs And Healthcare Are The Main Concerns For Those Transitioning Out of Active Military Service.

Military Life, Part Two: Pay And Benefits Paying Military Benefits Is The Country’s Price For Freedom.

Military Life, Part One: Training And Service Active-Duty Military Personnel Face Constant Training, Danger, Extended Periods Away From Home.

Did High Altitude Airship Set World Record? Despite The Worthiness Of The Public Relations Effort, Tandem Is Not Much Of An Achievement.

Who Are The 1 Percent? CBO Report Identifies Not Only The Inequalities In Household Income But Who Benefits Most.

The Lure Of Herman Cain Former Pillsbury Executive Turned Conservative Pundit Moves To The Front Of Republican Presidential Race.

The Dieting Dilemma Health Experts Say Losing Pounds Is More About Sustainability And Avoiding Trendy Diet Plans.

Rick “Palooka” Perry Under Attack With Rick Perry Cementing Support, Fringe Candidates Begin To Launch Haymakers.

Yuma Test Of Border Blimp Hits Snag World Surveillance Group’s ‘Argus One’ High Altitude Airship Is Torn As Craft Is Moved Into Hanger.

Amnesty Or Deportation For Illegals? The Obama White House Might Be Going On The Offensive Over Illegal Immigration.

Justice Fleeting In West Memphis Three Saga Although Misskelley, Baldwin and Echols Are Free, The Killers Of The Three Cub Scouts Remain Unpunished.

Contenders: Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann With Ames Poll Over, Three Contenders Rise Above The Pack In Nomination Fight Against Front-Runner Romney.

London Riots: Combing Through The Aftermath Riots And Looting Are Symptoms Of Deep Societal Problems, But What, Exactly, Is The Malady.

Ron Paul, Bachmann, Need Ames Win The Three Viable Dark Horses Seek To Boost Relevancy In Absence of Romney.

HAA Summer: Surveilling Airships Put To Test The Lockheed Martin Craft Is Brought Down After A Few Hours and World Surveillance Group Delays Arizona Tests.

GOP Discards Logic To Woo Tea Party
The Core Of The Republican Party Is Being Manipulated By Those Who Do Not Care About Them.

The Lure Of Ron Paul
Perhaps The Texas Congressman’s Appeal Is The Lesson Of Compromise.

Reagan Compromised, So Should GOP, Dems
Since Compromise Looks To Be A Relic In Washington, Politicians Gamble With The Future Of America.

Whitey Bulger, LSD And Alcatraz
Former Leader Of The Winter Hill Gang Was Part Of CIA’s LSD Experiments And An Inmate At Alcatraz.

Surveillance Airships Readied in Arizona, Ohio
World Surveillance Group and Lockheed Martin Are Leading The Pack In The Race For Persistent Surveillance For Border, Military Applications.

Weiner Scandal A Sexting Hand Grenade
Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Social Media Interactions Earn Him National Scorn In The First Political Sexting Scandal.

Is Facebook Depressing?
Pediatric Journal Trumpets Warnings To Parents, But Is Facebook Really More Dangerous Than Real Life?

GOP White House Hopes Hinge On Romney
Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich Lead An Uninspiring Group As Romney Waits.

Gays In Pro Sport Debate Misses Mark
In The Wake Of Rick Welt’s Announcement And Big Time Fines To Kobe Bryant and Joachim Noah, Locker Rooms and Religion Are Not Being Discussed.

Getting OBL: Embracing Killing And Torture
Soon After Crowds Cheer The Death Of A Superstar Terrorist, Republicans Credit Torture And A Football Player Becomes A Lightning Rod.

The Impact Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Killing Or Capturing The Nefarious Leader Of Al Qaeda Was A Political Prerequisite For The Withdrawal Of Foreign Troops From Afghanistan And Changes The Domestic Political Landscape.

Dogma Bites Man Over Taxes
Or, how the trickle down theory has led to massive debts, a class of super rich and a weakening middle class.

Police Officers Are Not Above The Law?
The sentencing of two former New Orleans police officers for killing a man then covering it up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is a step in the right direction.

Who Wants To Be The GOP Nominee?
The list of potential candidates continues to grow, but expect the next republican president to sit this one out and let Romney get beat.

Wasting Time In America: On the Homefront
In the final installment of a three part series about how America loves to waste time, travel to the homefront, where wasting time has become the American way of life.

Wasting Time In America: Private Sector
In the second installment of a three part series about how America loves to waste time, we take a trip to the private sector where laziness and apathy reign supreme.

Wasting Time In America: Universities
In the first installment of a three part series about how America loves to waste time, take a trip to university where a tour of tedium awaits.

Days Of Divisiveness
As the Middle East begins to throw off the shackles of tyranny and unite, the United States, led by Wisconsin and Arizona, feed the divisiveness.

A New Face For Constitutionalists
Bryce Shonka of the Tenth Amendment Center discusses why limiting federal power is a good idea and why in order for the effort to succeed, a broad coalition must come together.

Rematch on Taxes Set for 2012
When 2012 arrives, expect Democrats to remind voters that Republicans raised the deficit by nearly $1 trillion after a positively political end to the tax deal.

Pass the Malaise
As the holiday season arrives, and the national consensus is things suck, is another intellectual, Democratic president presiding over yet another national crisis of confidence?

Third Party Roadmap
Although they have had little impact in past elections, the Libertarian, Green and Constitution parties hope to capitalize on disenfranchisement of the American electorate by making their marks in 2012.

Winds of Power
Wind farms have been popping up throughout the country over the past several years, and while it is a plus for the environment, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Depending on where they are sited, wind farms can create clutter on military, weather and air-traffic control radars.

Can a Giant Blimp Fix Border?
High Altitude Airships are gaining ever-increasing support from military, security and corporate interests. Why? They can potentially hover over an area for months and provide complete, rewind-able surveillance.

The Numbers Behind Bank Jobs
There is a good reason why it might seem every newscast across the country has at least one story every week about a bank job: Because there are about 10 each day in America.

The Iraq War is Over?
The U.S. has announced an end to all combat operations in Iraq. But unlike World War II, the enemy will not stop fighting anytime soon and the soldiers returning home will not get a ticker-tape parade.

The Anvil in the Desert
As is often the case, the U.S. Congress will not take on the job that the Constitution says is theirs alone: Fixing border issues and blunders. Photo by Thomas Castelazo.

Who’s to Blame for Gulf Spill?
Amid the dogpiling on BP as a result of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. legislators have pointed the blame away from themselves.

Law of Extreme Consequence
What if immigration laws were discarded or illegal immigrants were rounded up? A party for the extremists in a detention camp.
Underground Arts: April 23 To May 7

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Buddy Wakefield World Tour, The Real Coachella, Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh, Comedy on Fire, Carnival De Rivera's, Black Carl/Samuel L Cool J Vinyl Release, Wild Wild West Festival, and Miami Loco Art Festival.

A Phoenix Record Store Day Adventure

The Intrepid Jeff Moses Will Provide Words And Images — And Some Scattered Video — From Many Of The Downtown Phoenix Spots Participating In Record Store Day.

Soundless Cinema, Noisy Score

In An Act Of Nostalgic Filmmaking That Also Incorporates Modernism And Live Performance, Phoenix-Based, Proto-Industrial Americana Band RPM Orchestra Will Score Their Sixth Silent Film Live At Film Bar.

Review Pet Shop Boys Plug New Album Electric

The Synthpop/Electronic Dance Music/House/New Wave/Alternative Dance/Disco Group Most Famous For Their 1980s Hits Makes A Stop In Phoenix In Support Of Its Latest Album.

Underground Arts: April 16 To 31

The Best Shows You Don't Know: Modern Times Magazine Record Store Day Tour, Monst3r At Sail Inn, Erratic Radio Presents The Ghetto Ghouls, Arizona 420 Festival & Growers Cup, Mandi Kimes Record Store Tour And More.

Exclusive Video Of Sleigh Bells' Return To Phoenix

Brooklyn-Based "Noise Pop" Duo Made Their First Appearance in The Phoenix Metro Since 2011 And Sold Out The Crescent Ballroom For A Raucous And Celebratory Show.

Underground Arts: April 10 To 24

The Best Shows You Don't Know: Playboy Manbaby/Wolvves Album Release, Free Association Open Mic, Sleigh Bells At Crescent, Almost Acoustic Saturday,TUF Presents B.O.T.S., Freaks Of Nature At The Lost Leaf.

Clusterfest Rocks ASU Main Campus

The Underground Foundation Threw Their Third Annual Clusterfest On The Arizona State University Tempe Campus And Rocked The Hayden Lawn And Secret Garden.

Behind The Scenes At First Friday Night Live

The Phoenix Metro's Answer To Other Sketch-Comedy Variety Events Of Today And Yesterday Celebrates It's Third Season Of Laughs, Music And Biting Satire In Downtown Phoenix.

Live Updates: McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 3

Modern Times Magazine Continues To Relate All Of The Action At Day 3 Of The Weekend-Long Event From Margaret T. Hance Park. Today, Headliners Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite And Locals The Tommy Ash Band, Between Spaces And Guru Gods.

Live Updates: McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 2

Modern Times Magazine Continues To Relate All Of The Action At Day 2 Of The Weekend-Long Event From Margaret T. Hance Park. Today, The Local Stage Features Travis James And The Wretched Ones, THC And Black Bottom Lighters.

Live Updates: McDowell Mountain Music Festival Day 1

Modern Times Magazine Reports All Of The Action At The Weekend-Long Event From Margaret T. Hance Park In Downtown Phoenix Featuring decker. Opening The Main Stage And Field Tripp And Others On The Local Stage.

Downtown Phoenix Prepares For MMMF Round Two

The Valley’s Best Fest For 10-Years Running Is Getting Set For No. 11 And Their Second At Margaret T. Hance Park: Visit Modern Times For Live Updates Of The Event All Weekend.

NBC Sitcom Understands The 'Community' Experience

Hit TV Show Is One Of Those Network Attempts At Capturing A Slice Of American Life That Gets It Right And Could Seemingly Be Happening Right Now on Any Community College Campus.

Underground Arts: March 19 To April 2

The Best Shows You Don't Know: Califone/Destruction Unit/Wooden Indian Presents, Free Association Poetry Series Featuring Joy Young, Halocene CD Release Party, Best Of Birthday Suit Burlesque, Firestage Persephone's Fest.

Live Updates As Reggae Takes Over Tempe Beach Park

Some Of Our Modern Times Regular Contributors Storm Tempe Beach Park To Bring the Sights And Observations Of Modern Reggae As Rebelution, Pepper, Iration, and Locals Katastro — Along With Hip-Hop Outfit Atmosphere — Bring The Irie.

Phoenix Comicon Dominates Pop Culture In The Metro

Arizona’s Premier Pop Culture Event Is Exactly What It Claims To Be: The Largest, Most Attractive And Hip (For The Allegedly Not Very Hip) Event That Happens In The Southwest.

Reggae To Takeover Tempe Beach Park Saturday

Rebelution, Pepper, Iration and Locals Katastro Will Bring Some Irie Sounds And Some Non-Traditional Sounds To Tempe Beach Park For An Afternoon Show In The Arizona Sunshine.

Underground Arts: March 13 To 27

The Best Shows You Don't Know: Thrive And The Wiley Ones At Last Exit, BroLoaf's St. Paddy’s Day Pregame Show, Bully Mammoth, Sun Club At Trunk Space, Andy Warpigs CD Release.

Forget The Rest, Viva PHX Is The Best

More Than 70 Acts Filled A Variety of Downtown Venues With Varied Sounds: Highlights Included Sir Mix A Lot At Crescent Ballroom And The Wolvves and Playboy Manbaby on the PHX Alley Stage.

Recognizing The Best Of The Phoenix Metro Music Scene

Modern Times Magazine's Resident Expert On The Music Scene of the Phoenix Metro, Jeff Moses, Present His Picks For Best Band, Best Lead Singer, Best Song And More As Well As Hailing The Top Up-And-Comers.

The Ataris Will Open So Long Astoria Tour In Scottsdale

Kris Roe Reunites The Classic The Ataris Lineup For Nationwide Tour Kicking Off In Scottsdale More Than A Decade Since He Left Indiana And Began A Whirlwind Rock And Roll Life.

Imagine Dragons Goes 'Into The Night' In PHX

Alternative Rock Band Titillates The Crowd At U.S. Airways After Opening Act The Naked And Famous Impress With Their Boundless Potential.

Rhys-Davies, Posehn Added To Phoenix Comicon Lineup

Lord Of The Rings Star And Geek Comic Extraordinaire Are The Newest Additions To The Television/Film Lineup For The Phoenix Event That Is Expected To Draw More Than 55,000 To The Phoenix Convention Center.

Sister Lip Looks To Make Habit Out Of SXSW

Since It Seems That Sister Lip Has Played Every Venue In Arizona They Are Taking Their Four Piece Rock And Roll Jazz Show On The Road To Austin, But Are Also Looking Forward To Marfa.

Jared & The Mill Seeking Fun, Friendships At SXSW

Phoenix's Local Version Of Mumford & Sons Are Hitching Up Their Wagons And Heading East For South By Southwest For A Return Trip That Will Hopefully Match The Exploits Of The First.

Man Hands Wants To See Spray Paint In Austin

Tempe-Based Rock-And-Roll Four Piece Prepares To Migrate Toward Austin, Texas, For The 27th Edition Of SXSW With A Stop Off In El Paso And With Hopes Of Seeing Spray Paint — Of Whom They Are Fans.

An Arizona Music St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Six Starry-Eyed Acts — Brought Together To Celebrate CD Releases From Field Tripp And decker — Are Gathering At The Sail Inn On Valentine’s Day For A Musical Massacre Of The Loving Kind.

Rubber Brother Records: DIY Kings Of Phoenix

Valley-Based Record Label Releases Lo-Fi Recordings While Building DIY Culture In Phoenix Metro.

Underground Arts: Feb. 12 to 26

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Love On Layaway Showcase, The Toasters At Crescent Ballroom, Bully Mammoth, Call For “Underdogs,” Fairy Bones Friday Residency.

Everyone Will Win At Phoenix Rock Lottery

Twenty Of Phoenix’s Biggest And Best Musicians Prepare For A Concert  Swap With Randomly Selected Bandmates With All Proceeds Going To Musically-Centered Charity, Rosie House.

Underground Arts: Feb. 5 to 19

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: Rubber Brother Records Basketball Tournament, Bunnies Unleashed, Collective Womyn Art Show, First Friday Night Live, Bacchus And The Demon Sluts, Dry River Yacht Club.

Why Are The Haymarket Squares Not Playing MMMF?

If There Is A More Perfect Local Band For McDowell Mountain Music Festival Than The Haymarket Squares, It's A Mystery To Modern Times Magazine's Jeff Moses.

The Expendables 3: A Cinematic Orgy Of Stars

Stallone and Company Are Preparing To Roll Out The Third Film Of Their Expendables Saga Featuring More Explosions, More One Liners, And The Addition of Han Solo, Simon Phoenix And Martin Riggs.

Underground Arts: Jan. 29 To Feb. 12

The Best Shows You Don’t Know: The Stakes Live E.P. Recording, Haymarket Squares Welcome Back Show, Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh, TKLB F-Bom Part 5, Pre St. Valentines Day Massacre Party, Good Movie… Great Book Club.

Comedy On Fire Blazing At Firehouse Gallery

With Nine Successful Shows Behind Them, Matt Micheletti And The Comedy On Fire Crew Are Ready To Light Up Number 10.

Photo Recap: Amazing Arizona Comic Con

The Local Convention Delivers Fun And Costumes Over Its Three-Day Run At The Phoenix Convention Center, Featuring Characters From Comics And The Silver Screen.

Synrgy Coming To PHX To Support Summertime

Oregon-Based (But Arizona-Bred) Reggae Band Set To Tour Through The Valley This Weekend Fresh Off The Release Of Their New Summertime E.P.

2014: The Return Of The Amazing Arizona Comic Con

The Local Convention Aims To Terrify, Dazzle, And Bemuse The Phoenix Metro With Events To Include A Zombie Beauty Contest, Cosplay, And Kid’s Day.

Music/Arts Prime Cuts 2013

Whether The Story Be Marilyn Manson’s Pudginess, Snoop Dogg’s Substances Of Choice, Cutting-Edge Festivals Or A Review Of A Classic Novel, There Were Popular Items Aplenty On The Music/Arts Pages Of Modern Times Magazine In 2013.

A McDowell Mountain Music Festival Wishlist

The Headliners Have Been Announced For The Next MMMF, But Even More Important Will Be The Picks That Will Bring Phoenix Metro Flair — The Local Stage Acts.

Critics Wrongly Lament 2014 MMMF Lineup

One Year After McDowell Mountain Music Festival Blew The Lid Off Of Margaret T. Hance Park, The Festival Prepares For Round Two In Downtown Phoenix By Releasing A Lineup That Is Solid, Balanced And Not Based On Name Recognition Alone.

True Music Festival Has A 'Truly' Fine Debut

Arizona’s First Large-Scale, Multi-Genre Music Festival Thrills The Several Thousand Attendees At Salt River Fields And All Signs Point To Even Better Events In Future Years.

True Music Festival Live Updates

Music/Arts Editor Jeff Moses Is Live At True Music Festival With Exclusive Images, Interviews and Other Good Time Fun.

Talking Truth With The Founder Of True Music Festival

A New Music Festival Will Be Born On Salt River Fields At Talking Stick This Saturday With An Eclectic Lineup Seemingly Destined To Fulfill The Founders’ Vision Of Bringing A Mega-Festival Experience To The Phoenix Metro.

Matt Braman’s Head Shots For The Undead

Phoenix-Based Matt Braman's 2006 Debut Effort Might Not Have Sold Many Copies But It Just Might Be The Best Underground Album To Come Out Of The Valley Music Scene

More Than Cool, Less Than Jake

Seasoned Ska Band — That Has Survived Trips To Major Label Status-Land And Back Again While Maintaining A Cult Following — Is Set For A Trip Down The Nile In Mesa With Anti-Flag.

North Brother Island Is The Best Weird Band In Phoenix

Phoenix Based North Brother Island — A Chamber-Folk Five-Piece — Will Play Their Sixth Show Of The Year At Icehouse Taxidermy Show This Friday.

Small Leaks Are Breaking In New Songs On the Road

The Boys From The Oak Street Basement Are Increasing Their Touring Schedule — Including A Show Thursday At Last Exit Live — With A Smattering Of Songs Likely To Be Included On Their Next Album.

Shining Soul Hope To Sonic Smash The World

Indigenous/Chicano Hip-Hop Group Release New Album Sonic Smash And Prepare For A Southwest Tour To Kick Off The Party That Will Include Def I Of Definition Rare, I.D. and DJ Reflekshin.

Dry River Yacht Club Set To Release El Tigre

Eight-Piece Gypsy Folk Band That Is Standing On The Proverbial Cusp Of Stardom Prepares To Release New Album And Will Celebrate In Phoenix Saturday At The Crescent Ballroom.

Behind The Scenes At Supa Joint's Video Shoot

The Self-Proclaimed Larry The Cable Guy Of Weed Spends A Day Recording A Video For His Newest Track With A Bevy Of Fine People From The Downtown Phoenix Community, punk musician Andy Warpigs, music fanatic, Erica Hunter, artist, Joanna 23.

Megadeth Kills ‘Em All On A Wednesday At The Fair

Maybe Dave Mustaine Will Eventually Get Over The Fact That He Was Fired From Metallica Right Before They Became Rich And Famous, But Maybe He’ll Start Blaming Obama Instead.

Jerry Lewis Brings Nostalgia To Arizona

Legendary Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, And Film Director Shows The Old Slapstick Routine At The Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Alabama Shakes Blahs The Crowd At Arizona State Fair

Bluesy Rock Four Piece From The Deep South Seems Seems Not All There At An Arizona State Fair Concert That Could Best Be Described As Uninspired.

Snoop Dogg Lion Zilla: 42 And Still Smoking

Last Week He Changed His Name From Snoop Lion To Snoop Zilla In An Act That Failed To Crack The Headlines And Then This Week He Played The Arizona State Fair.

Cheap Trick Delivers A Nearly Eponymous Concert

Several Hundred Fail To Even Partially Fill Veterans Memorial Coliseum To See 1970s Rockers Cheap Trick In Concert At The Arizona State Fair, But Diehard Fans And The Band Didn’t Seem To Care.

Apache Lake Music Festival Live Updates

Music/Arts Editor Jeff Moses Is Live At The Apache Lake Music Festival With Exclusive Images, Interviews and Other Good Time Fun.

RPM Orchestra Offers Multi-Media Musical Experience

Local Dieselpunk Band Teams With Choreographer For Animalogues Interpretive Music And Dance Pairing At The Corner Of Roosevelt and Fourth Streets Friday Night.

A Fresh Face In The Phoenix Poetry Scene

Randy Morris, Phoenix Based AV Technician Turned Poet, Earned A Spot In The Individual World Poetry Slam Less Than A Year After Beginning Competition.

ZZ Top Gives Arizona State Fair Crowd Some Lovin

With Hits That Transcend Time And Genre, That Little Ol’ Band From Texas Proves Once Again That It Just Might Be Among The Best Of All Time With A Memorable Show At The Arizona State Fair.

Cloud Atlas Is Ambitious Yet Accessible

David Mitchell’s Multigenerational Attempt To Explain The Machinations Of Man And The Universe Succeeds While Only Partially Confusing Readers.

Apache Lake Music Festival Ramps Up For Third Try

The Third Annual, Wilderness Surrounded, Local Music Festival Will Bring Some Of The Best Musical Talent In Arizona To Apache Lake For A Beachside Party For The Ages.

The Breaking Bad “Felina” Finale Is A Wow Moment

The Six-Year Run Of The Vince Gilligan Series Concludes With Closure For Nearly All Of The Characters, Providing A Fitting Wrap-up For The Legions Of Fans That Made The Show A Hit.

Musically Musing: The Resurrection Of The Cassette

First, Audiophiles Realized How Great Vinyl Had Been And Now Everything Old Is Turning New Once Again As Cassette Tapes Are Finding Devoted Followers Thanks To Their Low Cost And Ease Of Duplicating.

The Penultimate Breaking Bad: Heisenberg’s Vacation

Preparing For His New Life, Walter White Hibernates In New Hampshire Under His New Identity As Mr. Lambert, But Instead He Emerges As His True Persona: The Villainous Heisenberg.

Does “Ozymandias” Foretell Breaking Bad Climax?

Walt Apparently Sacrifices Jesse For A Final Time After The Shootout Results In Hank And Gomez Dead And Manages To Walk Away With A Portion Of His Riches. But For How Long?

Lushfest Is Definitely Going To Be One Great Party

Future Loves Past Is Putting On Lushfest, A Two-Day Festival  To Hype The Release Of Their Newest Album, All The Luscious Plants.

Breaking Bad’s Final Four: “To’hajiilee”

Solve The Riddle Of How Showing Some ‘Stinkin’ Badges’ Could Have Saved A Couple Of Bodies From Bullets, And How A Monologue Doomed A Villain.

Portraits Of Sister Lip: Phoenix Band Goes Rockstar

All Female Rock Band Sister Lip Took Their First Jaunt Cross Country — Minus Keyboard And Bass — But They Are Back In Phoenix Ready To Attack The Local Scene.

Sid Kingsley, New On The NYC Scene, Looks To Break Out

Born In A Virginia Farm Town Of About 200 People, The Traditionally Inspired Musician Laments Music Schools For Stymying Creativity And Explains How He Is Making His Way In The Big City.

Emby Alexander Lives In Phoenix, Conquers Wellington

Leader And Namesake Of The Band Emby Alexander, Michael B. Alexander Relates How A Native Son Of Phoenix Sees Music As A Visual Medium That Helped Him Conquer A New Zealand Radio Station.

Hot Rock: The Weed, Satire, And Hip-Hop King Of Phoenix

The Leader Of Supa Joint Is Becoming A Regular At Valley Hip-Hop Shows And Comedy Nights With His Unique Brand Of Satire, Performance Art, Weed Crusading And Musical Talent.

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road Is Still A Gut Punch

The 2006 Work Does Not Live On Its Reputation Alone But Through Its Ability To Tell Human Tales And Create Tension In What Might Be The Final Piece That Places The Author In The Pantheon Of Modern Greats.

Rebelution Brings Good Vibes To Phoenix Metro

Feel Good Reggae Band Rebelution Will Bring Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, and Zion I To Mesa Aug. 8 On The 2013 Good Vibes Tour.

Why Twilight Could Not Have Taken Place In Arizona

For Those Who Might Ponder Whether Twilight Should Have Been Set In The Author’s Home State, They Must Remember How Old, Foreboding And Downright Smelly The Desert Can Be.

Slightly Stoopid, Atmosphere Kick It In Mesa

California Reggae And Minnesota Hip-Hop Join Forces For A Spectacular Show In The Phoenix Metro.

Small Leaks Sink Ships Spark An Indie Rock Wet Dream

Phoenix Metro-Based Prog Rock Band Will Lead An All-Star Lineup — That Also Features Future Loves Past and Wooden Indian — At The Crescent Ballroom Wednesday Night.

41 Going On 13: Talking With Matt Spastic

After More Than Four Decades In The Phoenix Metro, Punker Matt Spastic Waxes Poetic On The Local Music Scene, Punk Rock In General, And The Temptations Of A Musical Life.

Showtime’s Dexter Prepares For Its Final Cut

Showtime’s Hit Crime Drama, Dexter, Enters Its Final Season With Some New Characters And Perhaps A Final Opinion On His Psychotic Nature.

James Sallis Peels Back The Top Layer To Writing

Author Of The Driver And Lew Griffin Series Opens Up About How Young Writers Can Take The Leap Into Polishing Their Craft And Why Phoenix And Tucson Are Good Fictional Settings.

Supervillain Guitarist Solos About Touring, Band

Skart Suldo Talks About The Awesomeness Of Not Being Rich But Kind Of Famous, Yet How It Begat A Record Label And A Life Of Travel, Music, Performing And Fun.

Skull Drug Releases New Album

Blue Hair, Attitude, And The Sound Of Their New Album Shows The Whole Band Screams Punk Rock To The Max With A Little Pop-Punk Thrown In.

Kings Of Summer Should Rule Box Office

Take The Plunge Into Summer By Eschewing The Blockbusters To Watch A Film With Dialogue, Wit, And Romance Wrapped Around A Coming-Of-Age Tale.

Using Art To Make Phoenix Alleys Bloom

A Group Of Artists And Businesses Are Seeking To Re-Imagine Phoenix Metro Alleyways As Artistic, Creative, Public Spaces.

Marilyn Manson Losing Power, Gaining Pounds

The Former King Of Shock-Rock Is Still Out On Tour And Has A Basketful of Fans And Hit Songs, But The Glamour Is Beginning To Fade.

Phoenix Comicon Delivers Fun, Expression Yet Again

The Southwest’s Premier Comics and Pop-Culture Event Brings Out The Best In Cosplay, Exhibits And Guests Along With After Parties That Got Beats Thumping.

Talking Bluntry, The Voice With Grace Askew

Grace Askew Talks About The Changing Musical Landscape, Her New Music And A Possible Return To TV.

The Hourglass Cats Countdown To 432

Also Known As THC, Local Band Puts Forth First Extended-Play Recording Of Their Most Popular Live-Performance Songs Along With A Few Surprises.

Phoenix Author Delivers Joyride With Drive

Forget The Film Adaption: Drive By James Sallis Weaves A Different, More Intricate Tale Of Adventure, Betrayal And Excitement That Also Ponders Life’s Moral Quandaries.

One Helluva ‘That Damn Show’

The Revived, Internet-Only KUKQ’s Likewise Reincarnated Punk, Reggae And Alternative Music Event Excites Except For A Single Glitch — Neo Nazis.

LIB Has New Home, Big Acts For 2013

The Latest Incarnation Of The Lightning In A Bottle Festival Will Be Held At Lake Skinner Near Temecula And Will Feature Nicolas Jaar, Rusco, Tycho And Paper Diamond.

The Rockefeller Who Wasn’t

Mark Seal’s The Man In The Rockefeller Suit Lays Bare The Tale Of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Who Stole A Famous Name, Abducted His Child And Is Now On Trial For Murder.

Coachella Fever Categorized

Just Ahead Of The Release Of Musical-Artist Set Times, A Coachella Devotee Breaks Down The Varied Genres And Artists To Appear At This Year’s Festival.

Skull Drug Proving Phoenix Punk Is Not Dead

Punk Music Is As Much About Attitude As It Is About Music And The Phoenix Metro Band — That Is Also An Impressive Bowling Team, BTW — Is Proving They Have Both.

Falling For McDowell Mountain Music Fest

Margaret T. Hance Park And Downtown Phoenix Put On A Three-Day Festival Worthy Of National Attention With Cool Vibes, Outstanding Sounds And Proceeds Going To Charity.

Standing Up With Chris Tucker

Hollywood Heavyweight Is Back On The Road And Behind The Microphone But Admits A Friday Reunion Might Happen Because Fans Want It.

Green 17 Is A St. Paddy’s Day Success in Tempe

While A Day Long Festival Will Always Have Its Highs And Lows — Especially The Going Rate For Beers — Flogging Molly Is Carving A Solid Phoenix Metro Tradition.

Flogging Molly With Dennis Casey

Flogging Molly Guitarist Dennis Casey Reminisces About Tempe, Tours Past And His Favorite Places To Eat And Drink Around The Phoenix Metro.

The Impressive Sounds Of Matt And Kim

The Appeal Of The Dynamic Duo From Brooklyn Came Through Clearly At Their Phoenix Appearance: Catchy Tunes With A Fun, Lively Yet Down To Earth Attitude.

Waxing Poetic With Wax Tailor

French Musical Artist Eschews Labels, Rather Seeks To Reach The Underlying Attraction And Escapism That Music At Its Best Can Bring To The Masses.

Justin Sane Talks Arizona, World, Society

Lead Singer And Guitarist For Anti-Flag Recounts The Evolution Of The Band, Provides An Outsider’s View On Arizona And Takes On Those Who Claim He Has Sold Out.

Presenting: The Shnobscars

The First Annual (And Probably Last) Awards For The Most Deserving Films The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences Dismissed In 2013.

MacFarlane Succeeds With Controversy, Ratings

The Brouhaha Surrounding Seth MacFarlane’s Selection And Performance As Host Of The 2013 Academy Awards Show Was Nothing More Than A Calculated Public Relations Gambit.

Haymarket Squares New Album A Righteous Ruckus

At Release Party, The Phoenix Metro's Most Popular And Boisterous Political, Punk And Folkgrass Band Revels In New Songs As Fans Relish In The Party.

Summer Music Festivals A Tale Of Similar Sounds

Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo Have Released Their 2013 Lineups With Old Acts, Big Time Performers And A Lack Of The Regional Flavor That Established Their Reputations.

Stomping With The Haymarket Squares

The Valley’s Premier Protest Band Will Release New Album Feb. 22 Amid The Growth Of Their Emerging, Innovative Blend Of Acoustic, Punk And Politics.

Yesod Williams Talks Pepper, Phoenix Metro

Lead Drummer For Reggae Punk Band, Pepper, Shines A Light On The Group’s Path To Headlining And How They Plan On Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day At Tempe Beach Park With Flogging Molly.

Why The Grammy Awards Sucked Big Time

What Has This World Devolved Into When Taylor Swift Outperforms The Heirs To Bob Marley, And The Combined Force Of Chuck D And Tom Morello Get A Commercial Played Over Their Set?

The Who Pay Homage To Moon, Entwistle

At Phoenix Metro Stop Of The Legendary Band’s Quadrophenia And More Tour, Fans Relish In The Still Potent Thunder Of Surviving Members And Pay Respects To Those Departed.

Wax Tailor Brings Trippy Sounds To Phoenix

French Trip Hop And Hip Hop Producer Brings His Illustrative, Melodic Show To The Phoenix Metro And Gets The Packed House On A Monday-Night Escape.

Arizona Indie Acts To Invade SXSW

All My Friends, Avery, Bad Lucy, Captain Squeegee, Japhey's Descent, Sun Ghost, The Hourglass Cats Among Bands Taking The Unofficial Road To Austin.

Adele Leads Third British Music Invasion

British Entertainer Has Best Selling Album For Second Year In A Row As Fellow European Sensations Mumford & Sons, One Direction Have Big Impacts In U.S.

Music/Arts Prime Cuts 2012

Did Adam Lambert Beat Friedrich Nietzsche And Was It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Able To Defeat The Remake Of Red Dawn? Read The List And Find Out.

Jerry Riopelle Returning To Phoenix, Celebrity Theatre

Arizona’s Traditional New Year’s Eve Rocker May Not Be As Famous As The Ball Drop In Times Square, But He Delivers One Hell Of A Party.

A Night Of Rain, Music And No Loop 202 Fundraising

Some Of The Best Bands In The Valley Put An Emphatic Stamp On A Lawn Gnome Publishing Hosted Evening Which Benefited No Loop 202 And Keystone Pipeline.

Weir Gets Heads Bobbing In Phoenix

Former Standout Of The Grateful Dead Brings His Acoustic Set To The Valley And Deadheads Relish In The Presence Of The Master.

The Entertainment Of Lauryn Hill

Nearly 20 Years After Bursting Onto The National Music Scene, The Indubitable Ms. Hill Continues To Enthrall And Attract Fans To Live Performances.

Veering Back To Vinyl In The 21st Century

As Vinyl Experiences A Rebirth Of Sales And Interest, Impact Is Also Being Felt In Phoenix As A New Record Label Dedicated To The Medium Takes Flight.

Sublime, Live With Rome, Severely Disappoints

New Variation On The Bradley Nowell Classic Fails To Deliver At A Phoenix Appearance, Victim To Poor Audio And A Show That Was Bland And Amateurish.

Korn Goes Pink, Then Salutes Government

A Head Banging Bonanza At The Arizona State Fair Turns Into A Commercial For New Material Before J-Devil Uses Pink Floyd To Make A Poor Analogy.

Jane’s Addiction Still Has Fans Hooked

More Than 25 Years After Forming In Los Angeles, Iconic Band Still Delivers An Eclectic, Polished Stage Show That Few Can Approach.

Valley Love Release Party For This Guitar on Friday

Supporting The Glendale Reggae Outfit At Joe’s Grotto Will Be The Black Bottom Lighters, The Hourglass Cats, The Rootrees, and Pride Through Strife.

Nas Represents In Arizona

The Hip-Hop Legend Runs Through All Of The Hits While Engaging Devoted Fans At A Concert Put On By The Arizona State Fair.

Philip Winchester Discusses Strike Back

Philip Winchester, Who Portrays Sgt. Michael Stonebridge In The Cinemax Original Series, Discusses The Joys And Dangers Of Portraying A Secret Soldier.

Adam Lambert On Queen, Trespassing

The Former American Idol Finalist Is Carving His Own Niche While Traipsing From Genre To Genre In The Pursuit Of Growth And Fun.

Weezer Uninspired At Arizona State Fair

Frontman Rivers Cuomo Goes Out Into The Crowd To Embrace The Fans, But It Still Seemed Like The Band Was Hurrying To Finish Up And Get Off Stage.

New Phoenix Record Label Parties For A Cause

The New Record Label That Will Produce Actual Vinyl Records Will Donate All Proceeds To The Family Of Valley Favorite Mark Erickson.

The Drowning Men Breathes Music To Survive The Oceanside, Calif., Indie-Rock Quartet Is Coming Back To The Valley For A Show Friday At The Crescent Ballroom And Remain Focused Upon The Music.

Synrgy Bringing Reggae Back To Arizona Band With Deep Roots In The State And Valley Will Appear At The Sail Inn Oct. 11 For A Show Sure To Be Filled With Fun.

Small Leaks Don’t Sink Small Leaks Sink Ships Phoenix Band Perseveres Through Illness, Injury And Other Misfortunes To Re-Emerge With An Evolved Sound And Still Loyal Fans.

Red Dawn Remake Is Still A Bad Idea The Remake Of The 1984 Patrick Swayze Cult Classic Was Approved And Filmed, But Never Released After The Chinese Government Cries Foul.

Pink Floyd, The Tribute The Australian Pink Floyd Is Bringing The Music Of The Legendary Band To A New Audience With A Wink To Aussie Spirit.

Opening Slash Slash’s Tour Rolls Into Celebrity Theater With An Opening-Act Not Only Riding On His Infamous Coattails, But Competing For Gear.

The Art Of Music Promotion Behind The Theatrics And Music At Large And Small Venues Throughout The Valley Are Promoters: The Matchmakers of Artists And Audience.

“Patriotic Descent” Brings Dissent To Miami, Arizona After A Successful Run At The Firehouse, An Art Show Examining The State Of American Patriotism Moves To The Miami Art House.

Paul Thorn Now Lets His Music Do The Fighting Former Professional Boxer Turned Singer/Songwriter Paul Thorn Feigns Labels And Throws A Knockout Right Hook At Engaging, Timeless Rock.

Diego’s Umbrella: New-Age Gypsy Music Men The Bay-Area Based Band Of Irresistible Musicians Will Bring Their Unique And Contagious Brand Of Rock To Phoenix Thursday.

Austin Farrell Revels In Eco-Conscious Vibe An Easily Labeled, White-Boy Acoustic-Reggae Artist Proves Through His New Album That Labels Don’t Mean Very Much.

Wrinkled Beach Boys, Same Sweet Sounds Fifty Years Since ‘America’s Band’ Appeared On The Music Scene, The Group Is Back On The Road And Sound As Good As Ever.

‘Desert Reggae’ Evolving In Phoenix Though Related To Traditional Forms Found In The Caribbean, Local Bands Are Carving Their Own Niche In The Valley Of The Sun.

Decibel Festival Set To Power Northwest The Ninth Decibel Festival — Four Days Of Art, Music And Education — Gets Underway At 14 Seattle Venues Sept. 26.

LIB Festival Delivers Love, Passion, Music The Lightning In A Bottle Festival Once Again Proves That The Do Lab’s Dream Of Merging Music, Art And Consciousness Can Be Wildly Successful.

RAC Headlines Scottsdale Reggae Fest Glendale-based Reggae/Dub/ Punk/Surf Outfit RAC Will Celebrate Sixth Anniversary Of First Album At Rockbar’s Reggae Fest Sunday.

Phoenix Comicon Energizes Memorial Day Weekend The Southwest’s Premier Comic Convention Has A Weekend Of Parties And Panels Including Some Of The Biggest Names In Comics And Entertainment.

LIB Defines Partying With Purpose The Lucent Temple Of Consciousness At The Lightning In A Bottle Festival Inspires New Levels Of Dance And Spiritual Awakenings To Improve The World.

Phoenix Comicon Red Alert: Stewart Out, Wheaton In Sir Patrick Stewart Cancels Headlining Appearance At Phoenix Comicon, But Wil Wheaton Steps In To Replace Him And Re-Energize Star Trek Roster.

2Pac Holopac Powered By Greed Coachella Hologram Stunt Is A Capitalistic Travesty That Sullies The Reputations Of Snoop Dogg And Dr. Dre.

Farrellys Deserve Thanks For ‘Three Stooges’ Thanks To The Furiously Funny Minds of Bobby And Peter Farrelly, The World’s Youth Will Again Grow Up With The Three Stooges.

Margate Brings Punk, Work Ethic To Desert With Help From El Hefe From NOFX, Steve Weil, Alex Helbig and Doug Mitchell of Margate Bring New Tracks To Arizona Before European Tour.

A Writer’s European Muse: Epilogue At The End Of A Weeks-Long Jaunt Through The Old World, A Young American Writer Finds The Golden Calf.

A Writer’s European Muse, Part II Can Viewing The United States From The Old World Bring The Love Affair With American Culture In Perspective For A Young Writer?

LIB 2012 To Get Thumping May 24 Bassnectar And The Glitch Mob Headline The Once Underground Music/Life/Earth Festival That Helped Launch Their Reputations.

A Danger-ous Look At Festival Of Flesh Suspension Artist Dani Danger Provides An Inside Look At The Third Incarnation Of The Kink And Bondage Festival.

Dissecting The Walking Dead The First (And Best) Zombie Television Series Delivers Thrills, Chills And Introspective Looks Inside Mankind.

In Search Of The Muse of Europe Seeking Inspiration While Traipsing In The Footsteps Of Hemingway, Fitzgerald And Other Legendary Greats.

The Academy Awards Are A Joke Today’s Corporate Hipsters Will Hit The Red Carpet Sunday Night But Will The Best Films Really Be Honored?

Pop-Punk Works Of Art Geeking Out Over The Where’s The Band Tour Featuring Evan Weiss, Ace Enders, Chris Conley, Matt Pryor and Anthony Raneri.

Star Trek Warping To Phoenix Comicon In Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of Star Trek: TNG, Local Comic Con Will Host Picard, Data, Troi and Worf.

It’s Always Nietzsche In Philadelphia Is The Hilarity And Popularity Of The Hit FX Series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Proof That Frederich Nietzsche Was Right And God Is Dead?

Phoenix Comicon 2012 KickOff This Week The Premier Comic Con Of The Southwest Will Announce New Guests And Exclusives Thursday At Phoenix Convention Center.

Mesa’s Riveras Create Subtle Music Storms Thanks To The Newly-Found Approach To Live Performances And A Nod To Poetry, Local Band Builds Upon Their Layered, Emotive Style.

The Emerging Power of Michal Menert, PLM DJ’s Supervision, Grammatik and Menert Showcase Some Of The Power of Pretty Lights Music.

Purveying Artistic Anarchy Or, Removing The Labels, Restraints And Institutions That Limit The Output Of Our Collective Artistic Minds.

Ponzi Concert Promoter Gets Nine Years Miko Dion Wady, Who Claimed To Have Put On Concerts For U2, Jamie Foxx, Also Must Pay $30 Million.

Literature Is Not Created Equal Defending The Classical, Introspective Literature of Camus Against The Invasion Of the Pop-Entertainment Canon Of Rowling.

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight and Arizona Would The Wildly Popular Twilight Series Have Benefited From Being Based In The Grand Canyon State?

Evan Weiss Is An Unexpected Surprise Phoenix Frank Turner Show Turns Into A Revelation Of The Power Of Punk And A Talented Chicagoan.

Arizona State Fair Concerts: Idol, Priest, Dogg Snoop Dogg, Sublime With Rome, Bret Michaels, Judas Priest, Billy Idol And More Will Thump Madhouse On McDowell.

More Than A Black Box: Space 55 Downtown Phoenix Community Theatre Is Really A Family Of People With A Shared Love Of The Stage.

It Takes A Tiny Army The Ever Expanding, Creative Assemblage Brings Artists Together To Share Ideas, Inspiration.

The Many Sides Of Daniel Davis Valley-Based Creative Force Building A Company, Family And Arts Collective With Passion And Humility.

Punk/Folkie Frank Turner Bound For Phoenix Englishman Crosses Pond To Bring Aggressive Acoustic Performances To The American Masses.

Say It Ain’t So Sequels Hollywood Is Suffering From A Glut Of Formulaic Garbage That Is Hogging Movie Screens.

Atomic Comics Explodes Founder Of Iconic Valley-Based Chain Claims The Economic Drop Was Too Steep To Overcome.

Way To Go, Amy Winehouse As The World Moans The Loss Of Amy Winehouse, Hopefully Some Will Remember How They Felt Before She Died.

Bon Iver’s New Album Devoid Of Organic Power The Sophomore Jinx Seems To Have Hit Justin Vernon As The Sounds On Bon Iver's Bon Iver Are Experimental And Distant.

When Lightning Strikes: LIB 2011 Experience Lightning In A Bottle From The Shoes Of A Spirit Named Domino.

Phoenix Comicon Growls, Grrrs And Entertains Amid the Myriad of Events and Games to Play, Some Of The Best Moments Came From The Colorful Characters Behind The Heroes.

Phoenix Comic Con Saves Memorial Day Weekend Annual Event Will Bring Leonard Nimoy, Stan Lee And Some Of The Other Big Names In Comics And Science Fiction To The Phoenix Convention Center.

Lightning In A Bottle Festival Primed To Spark The Do Lab’s Tenth Festival Breaks New Ground With Mind Blowing Visuals, Bands, Arts and Education.

The Anthrax Baby
Heavy Metal scion Scott Ian trumpets his first missed shows with Anthrax, but why?

Rocking the Violet Crown
SXSW 2011 will feature national acts such as Duran Duran, The Strokes, Gayngs and many others, but the nation’s premiere music conference also features a few notable Arizona bands.

OZ Works Musical Magic

The musician known as OZ comes to the States and finds the grooves he has been looking for on ‘Broken Pieces.’

The Led Zep, Kubrick Connection

Synchronizations might have gotten their start with “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wizard of Oz,” but that has nothing on Led Zeppelin and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Can Bon Iver Repeat Past Success?
From nowhere to everywhere: What will happen to Bon Iver and Jason Vernon now that he has hung out with Kanye West?

Bridges Prospers with Virtue
True Grit star reigns supreme over the box office by filling the void caused by a vapid Hollywood culture.

‘Super Sad’ Future
Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story reveals a world that trades love for status, prestige, youth and credit score.

What’s Wrong With Chuck Palahniuk?
After a succession of superior works, Chuck Palahniuk, infamous author of “Fight Club,” has begun to churn out more cliche than substance.

Novelist Rock Star
Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom," sparkles with prose that is the embodiment of prozac, ritalin and autism nation.

KISS and Tell
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley and Peter Criss replacements Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer stopped in Phoenix Sept. 24 nearing the end of a long tour. Though nearing 60, Stanley and Simmons still set the stage on fire.

This Is My Suitcase has a Bag of Tricks
Ohio-based This Is My Suitcase might not be taking the country by storm, but their music has a unique sound thanks to songwriter Joseph Anthony Camerlengo and the ability to seem like regular folks with talent.

Saying Goodbye to Dio
Freelancer Julie Mills takes a personal look at the memorial celebration for heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio -- rock God and founding father of the head-bang.
Consciousness Calendar April 22 To May 6

Beyond Just May Flowers, The Final Month of Spring Brings A May Day Rally and Other Labor-Related Events, Presentations From Multiple SCOTUS Justices, Camp HERO, And The International Police Conference.

Consciousness Calendar April 15 To 29

Latter April Brings A Potpourri Of Events Including A Pancake Breakfast For 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates, An International Police Conference Protest, And The Tempe Mayor’s Disability Awards.

Earth Day 2014 Events In The Phoenix Metro

From Scottsdale To Mesa And Tempe To Glendale, The Metropolitan Area Will Host A Variety Of Events Designed To Celebrate Earth Day Including A Downtown Celebration, A Soccer Tournament And Poetry Readings.

Consciousness Calendar April 9 To 22

In The Coming Weeks The Phoenix Metro Offers Bucketsful Of Events, Including Several Journalism Symposiums, A Handful Of Presentations, And An Array Of Various Ongoing/Self-Education Workshops.

Maricopa County Fair Revs Funtime Throttle For 2014

Traditional County Fair Hallmarks — Music, Games, Rides And Livestock Shows — Form The Bedrock Of This Year’s Event, But Highlights Also Include Monster Truck Mayhem And Discounts For Students And Teachers.

Consciousness Calendar April 1 To 15

April Blows In With The Annual Pride Parade And Festival, A Phoenix Cannabis Coalition Rally At The Capitol, The 39th Maricopa County Fair, And ASU's Earth Day Soccer Classic.

Consciousness Calendar March 25 To April 8

Spring In The Phoenix Metro Is Well Under Way With The 34th Annual Phoenix Pride Parade And Festival, The Great March For Climate Action, And The Black And Latino Coalition Project.

Birthday Suit Burlesque Hosts Anniversary TONIGHT!

One Of The Best Troupes In The Phoenix Metro Will Celebrate Their Third Year Of Exciting And Entertaining Fans At Their New Home — Last Exit Live.

Consciousness Calendar March 18 To April 1

The Second Half Of March Brings With It PrepperFest, Arizona’s Moral March, A Handful Of Arts Festivals, Scientific Symposiums, And A Cacophony Of Other Community Events.

Consciousness Calendar March 11 To 25

Mid-March Events Of Interest Include Phoenix Soup! Micro-Grant Fundraiser, Global March For Lions Phoenix, The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, And The Peace Pi Pie Fight For Peace.

Consciousness Calendar March 4 To 18

Spring Dawns In The Valley With Several Journalism Workshops, Various Annual Cultural Festivals, As Well As Protests, Politics, And Art Related Events.

Live From Devoured Phoenix

Modern Times Magazine Contributor Wayne Schutsky Shares All Of The Tempting And Delightful Culinary Treats From The Annual Phoenix Showcase.

The Culinary Return Of Devoured Phoenix

Although It May Be Sold Out Already, Those Without Tickets Can Follow The Happenings As Modern Times Magazine Contributor Wayne Schutsky Will Provide Live Updates That Will Likely Get Readers Salivating.

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 25 To March 11

Events Of Note Include The Inaugural Paint PHX Mural Painting, Numerous Workshops About Climate Change And Weather, And Protests Against Bull Riding And Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Employers Worry About MMJ Workers

Featured Is The Local To Global Justice Festival, But Also Of Note Is That  Springtime Is Welcomed By The Inaugural Sustainability Festival, And That The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots Will Hold A Conference Downtown.

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 18 To March 4

Featured Is The Local To Global Justice Festival, But Also Of Note Is That  Springtime Is Welcomed By The Inaugural Sustainability Festival, And That The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots Will Hold A Conference Downtown.

Old Facilities, Older Rivers, And Arizona Water

Legislation Pending At The State Capitol Supports Bringing The Yuma Desalting Project Back Online, But The Federal Government Says That’s Not The Answer.

MARS ATTACKS!

23rd UFO Congress Brings Experts Such As Coast To Coast AM Jock George Noory, NASA Astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover, Theologian Ted Peters, Crop Circle Filmmaker Patty Greer, And Sasquatch Researcher Kewaunee Lapseritis.

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 12 To 26

Awareness-Raising Events Include The Sustainability Solutions Festival, Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition Day At The Capitol, The 58th Annual Volunteer Non-Profit Service Association Used Book Sale And More.

R Mario's First Friday Feast

Downtown Phoenix’s Chef Mario Has Thrown The Best All-Night, After First Friday Gathering Of The Phoenix Arts Community For The Past Five Years But He Feeds The Arts In More Ways Than One.

Cannabis Anti-Prohibitionists Huddle Over Strategy

On Wednesday, The Phoenix Cannabis Coalition’s February Meeting Covered Its Platform About Law Enforcement, Legislation, Medicine, The Courts, The Prison Industrial Complex, Politics, Labor, And Liberty.

Arizona Politics, Where Cash Is King

Lawmakers, Elections Officials, And Analysts Discuss The Notion Of Money As A Form Of Political Speech And Its Effects On Voter Power And Candidate Ballot Access.

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 4 To 18

February Brings An Array Of Goodies Such As Humane Lobby Day 2014, Arizona Advocacy Network’s Annual Day of Action, Arizona SciTech Festival Lectures, Various First Friday Events, And A Vagina Monologues Production.

Success Forces New Home For Golden Gnome Slamoff

Phoenix Poetry Slam Championship Trades Lawn Gnome For The Phoenix Center For The Arts: Those Who Place In The Top Four Spots Will Represent Phoenix At The National Competition In Oakland.

Phoenix IT Department To Host Data Privacy Program

Phoenix’s Information Technology Staff Will Discuss Critical Information Security Topics Such As Privacy, Hacking, And Media At Friday Event.

Phoenix Metro Consciousness Calendar 1/28 To 2/11

Forthcoming Events Include Humane Lobby Day, Regional Homeless Count, Arizona Advocacy Network’s Annual Day Of Action, And The Four Chambers Press Open Auditions For the Spring And Summer Seasons.

ASU Frat Scandal: The Moron Chronicles

ASU’s TKE Fraternity Embarasses Themselves As Well As Decent People Everywhere With Dimwitted Prank But Is Expulsion And A Press Conference The Right Way To Find A Remedy?

Phoenix Metro Consciousness Calendar 1/21 To 2/4

Ecology, Religion, Socio-Economics, Homelessness, Alternative Energy, Meditation, Water, Indigenous Peoples, And The Bard Himself Are Among The Upcoming Local Smorgasbord Of Conscientiousness: Go Go Go!

PTSD Denied As Medicinal Cannabis Condition

Arizona Department Of Health Publishes Its Mid-Year Review; Other Conditions Denied Status Include Migraine Headaches And Depression.

Brewer Flushes CPS As AZ Legislature Reconvenes

Governor’s State-Of-The-State Speech To The Arizona Legislature Sends Business-Friendly Messages, Requests Legislative Support To Interdict Human Trafficking, And Sets Bar For Mental Health Policy.

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 14 To 28

The Legislative Session Is Now Underway, The Spring Semester At ASU Is A Hive Of Activity; The Presidential State Of The Union And The MLK Jr. Anniversary Are Also Near At Hand.

AZ Legislature Convenes: Live

The Arizona Legislature Convenes In Phoenix Today And Modern Times Magazine Is On The Scene With Up To The Minute Updates.

Mesa Mayor Enters The Fray For Governor

'Pragmatic Republican' Scott Smith Will Resign His Municipal Duties This Spring; GOP Nominee Enters Crowded Primary Field As The Early Front-Runner To Face Unopposed Democrat Fred Duval.

Popular Bartenders In The Phoenix Metro Set For Battle

The Devoured Phoenix Annual Bartending Competition Will Feature Seven Local Bartenders, Media Celebrities And Three Live Acoustic Sets At The Crescent Ballroom.

Ten Arizona Schools Selected For $21K Battle

The Schools Selected As Finalists In The Bookmans School Challenge Will Now Create Videos With The $15,000 Overall Winner Decided By Popular Vote — Runners-up Will Each Win $3,000.

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 7 To 21

A Smorgasbord Of Civic Activities Are Scheduled For When The Legislature Reconvenes Next Monday; Also Included Are Numerous Opportunities at ASU, A Dharma Talk, And Several Activism Training Events.

Newly Formed Phoenix City Council Basks In Hope

Newly Elected Kate Gallego And Laura Pastor, and Re-Elected Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring Spoke At An Inaugural Event In Downtown Phoenix On Thursday.

Bombshell Bills Have Yet To Be Detonated At AZ Legislature

As The Second Session Of The 51st State Legislature Arrives, Highlights From The Pre-Filed, Early-bird Bills Include Lobbying Disclosure, Residential Mortgages, Urban Growth, Nutrition And Sustainable Energy In Schools.

Consciousness Calendar Dec. 31 To Jan. 14

Featured Are Fundraising Galas For The Goldwater Institute And The Arizona Chamber of Commerce (and Industry) Along With A Multitude Of Other Civically Important Events Throughout The Phoenix Metro.

Arizona/Local Prime Cuts 2013

Crowning The List Of Modern Times Magazine’s Top Arizona Stories From 2013 Is An Exploration Of The Annual Veterans Day Parade Brouhaha, Several Activist And Protest Related Events As Well As A Little Something Known As Phabulous Phoenix.

Phabulous Phoenix Awards 2013

Modern Times Magazine Presents The Phabulous Phoenix Awards: A Celebration Of Great Places That Help Define The Phoenix Metro As Multidimensional And A Highly Livable Metropolis.

ASU Doctoral Candidate By Day, Darkwave DJ By Night

Arizona State University Teaching Associate Rob Poe Wears Many Different Hats Throughout The Week: From Teacher To Student To DJ To Anarchist To Muay Thai Fighter.

Phoenix Lands 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam

Aaron Johnson, Owner Of Lawn Gnome Publishing, Provides A Glimpse Into The Collection Of Poetry-Themed Events That Will Consume The Phoenix Metro In October 2014.

Flagstaff Is Site Of Regional Conference Of Radicals

The, A Fire On The Mountain: Anti-Colonial and Anarchist Bookfair, Will Be Held This Weekend In Northern Arizona For Idea Sharing, Education, And Entertainment.

The Unfortunate Case Of The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

New Parade Sponsor, Honoring Arizona's Veterans, And The Phoenix Chapter Of Veterans For Peace, Have Battled To A Stalemate With The End Result Being That The Entire Community Loses.

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 6 to Nov. 20

Featured Event Is A Public Hearing On The Navajo Generating Station, Discussions on Justice, Cultural Festivals And A Smattering of Educational Events.

Rides + Concerts + Games = Arizona State Fair

Head On Down To The State Fairgrounds For A Summer (Or Autumn In Arizona) Tradition That Includes Concerts From Snoop Lion And ZZ Top As Well As Demolition Derby And Other Standard Fair Faire.

Opponents Of U.S. Action In Syria Gather In Tempe

Less Than 100 Participate In An Organically-Created Community Discussion About The Potential U.S Military Action In Syria As Well As A March Down Mill Ave. Saturday Night.

Syrian Military Action Protesters To Gather In Tempe Tonight

Several Hundred Are Expected Along Mill Avenue This Evening, Aiming To Raise Public Displeasure Over Looming Military Action Against The Assad Regime.

Gathering Justice For Arizona

The Unique Event Aspires To Be More Than Just Another Lecture Event, But One That Gathers Together People And Their Opinions In Order To Foster Discussion.

Arizona Could Be First To OK Marijuana For Depression

The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Review Petitions To Add Three New Debilitating Conditions — Depression, Migraines, And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder To The Medical Marijuana Program.

A Guide To Legal Assistance In The Phoenix Metro

It Is Not Necessarily True That Money Is The Only Thing That Can Buy Justice — A Guide To Help Those With Few Funds Help Themselves.

Announcing The Phabulous Phoenix Awards

Modern Times Magazine Presents The Phabulous Phoenix Awards: A Celebration Of Great Places That Help Define The Phoenix Metro As Multidimensional And A Highly Livable Metropolis.

Opinions On Obama Are A Microcosm Of America

The President’s Recent Trip To Arizona Allowed Us In The Grand Canyon State To Take A First-Hand Look At The Underlying Causes Of Many Political Factions — Especially the Regressive Right.

RIP Hollywood Alley: 1988 - 2013

Millions Of Memories Are All That Will Be Left Of The Legendary Mesa Hangout And Music Venue After It Closes Its Doors This Week.

Consciousness Calendar Aug. 2 to 15

Featured Is A Multicultural Networking Event Hosted By One Community Along With A Summer Swooning List Of Thought Provoking Events In The Phoenix Metro.

Fight Against Urban Camping Continues In Phoenix

Group Of Downtown Phoenix Activists Are Continuing The Fight Against Urban Camping — Designed To Illegalize Homelessness — By Forming An Campaign To Get The Issue On The Ballot.

Arizona Accepting Petitions To Expand Medical Marijuana

State Will Accept Petitions To Add Permanent, New Eligible Conditions In Order To Qualify For A Medical Marijuana Card From July 24 to 31.

Consciousness Calendar July 12 to 20

Featured Event Is Special Tours Of Ancient Hopi Pueblo Site Homol’ovi II Saturdays Until July 27, Along With Other Thought Provoking And Educational Events.

Culture Of Resistance Forming In Phoenix Metro

For Some Phoenicians The Release Of Dissent Or Terror Represented Misspent Tax Dollars, For Others It Represented An Attack On A Community.

Arizona Gives Foster Kids Free Education, Sort Of

Gov. Brewer Signs SB1208: No Funding Mechanism Turns A Noble Gesture To Provide Foster Kids A College Education Into Further Neglect Of Public Universities And Colleges By The State.

Border Fence: Incomplete, Slightly Effective Patchwork

For All Of The Political And Social Talk Over The Past Decade Or So About A Commitment To Border Fencing, Prospects For New Construction Seem Dim.

Phoenix Metro Police, Feds Working Together To Blunt Activists

A New Report, Dissent Or Terror Details The Harmonious Relationships Between Local Cities, Law Enforcement And The Business Community To Stymie Activist Effectiveness.

Free Health Clinic Forming In Phoenix Metro

Non-Profit Group That Currently Operates Health Fairs Raising Funds For A Brick And Mortar Structure To Serve The Uninsured And Is Holding A Fundraiser At The Crescent Ballroom This Weekend.

Thousands March Against Monsanto In Phoenix Metro

Held In Conjunction With Protest Marches Throughout The World, Several Thousand March In Downtown Tempe Saturday In An Effort To Bring Attention To Genetically Modified Crops, Animals.

Bisbee A Pioneer For Arizona Civil Unions

City Councilman Moves Forward With An Idea From A Constituent That Has Drawn Attention From Other Municipalities, Including Tempe, Jerome, Star Valley And Guadalupe.

Phoenix Metro To Join Global Monsanto, GMO Protests

More Than 2,000 Are Expected To Gather And March In Opposition To Biotechnology Giant Monsanto And Their Push For Genetically Modified Crops In Tempe May 25.

Scottsdale’s Maya Day And Night Club Is All Wet

Beach/Pool Clubs — While Great Ideas On Paper — Are Disconnected From Reality Since Alcohol, Dancing, Water And Several Hundred College Kids Is A Recipe For Disaster.

Border Wall Battles Nature, Immigration

Millions Of Migrants Make The Trip Across The U.S./Mexico Border Every Year So The Issue Of Border Walls And Immigration Enforcement Is Always At The Forefront Of Debate In Arizona.

Would Arpaio Recall Make A Difference?

The Only Way To Guarantee The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Never Again Devolves Into Its Current State Is Not To Recall Arpaio, But To Change The Power Of The Office.

Tour De Peace Stops In Phoenix Metro

Led By High Profile Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan, National Movement Has Taken To Bicycles To Promote A World That is Less Polluted And Safer.

Lawn Gnome Shakes Up Events

Downtown Phoenix’s Underground, Independent Bookstore Will Replace Their Monday Night Open Mic Event With A Writer’s Workshop Series.

Building Hope Along U.S., Mexico Border

Those Wishing To See Tensions And Violence Reduced On Both Sides Of The Border Meet, March And Pray For Peace And Mutual Understanding in Naco, Ariz.

Drinks With Beverage Guru Mat Snapp

Beverage Director At Chic Restaurant Group Fox Restaurant Concepts Is More Than Just A Mixologist: His Formal Literature Training Makes Him A Heck Of Bartender.

Peggy Plews: Prison Abolitionist

A Fixture In The Phoenix Metro Activist Community, Peggy Plews Is A Tireless Champion For Prisoner Rights Who Dreams Of A World Where Prisons Are No Longer Necessary.

A Day In The Life Of Mexican Repatriation

Regularly Forgotten In The Discussion Over Immigration In The United States, Repatriated Undocumented Immigrants Offered Assistance, Discounted Transportation Back To Their Hometowns.

Talking Jamburritos: Behind The Culinary Creation

Jamburritos Cajun Grill Is Not Just A Great Hybrid Creation From Chef Michael Brown That Combines Southwest, Southern And Cajun Styles But Also Capitalizes On The Metropolitan Food Truck Craze.

Consciousness Calendar March 21 to April 4

Featured Is An ACLU Arizona Event On Digital Privacy, DREAMER Events, A March For Marriage Equality And A Planned Parenthood Luncheon.

Tasty Tidbits From Devoured Phoenix

The Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic Brought Out Some Of The Best Restaurants, Breweries and Other Food-Related Businesses, Reaffirming The Phoenix Metro’s Foodie Emergence.

GMO Debate Cropping Up In Arizona

On Phoenix Metro Stop Of His Information Tour, Author Jeffrey Smith And Several Local Experts Extoll on the Possible Dangers Of Foods That Have Been Genetically Enhanced As Labeling Bill Stalls In Legislature.

An Improvised Q&A With José Gonzalez

Co-Founder Of The Torch Theatre And A Fixture In The Phoenix Metro Improvisation Scene Discusses Intricacies Of The Art And His Own Inspirations.

Immigration Reform Has Only Just Begun

Despite The Fact That Immigration Reform Seems Inevitable, Arizona’s Immigrant Advocates Know The Details Mean Everything And Will Focus On Families To Capture Public Opinion.

Ariz. Accepting Petitions To Expand Medical Marijuana

Those Wishing To Add New Eligible Conditions To The State's Medical Marijuana Program Must Submit Petitions To The ADHS by Jan. 31.

Phoenix MLK Day Turns Political

At Festival Marking Civil Rights Leader, The August Battle For The South Phoenix City Council Seat Takes Center Stage With Warren Stewart In The Spotlight.

Arizona To Mark 20 Years Of Celebrating MLK Day

After Years Of Trials And Tribulations Attempting To Secure Holiday, State Will Mark Two Decades Of Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King.

Arizona Legislature Preps For Battle In 2013

DREAM Act Kids Driver’s License Battle Comes To The Fore As What Promises To Be Another Wild And Wooly Legislative Session Gets Underway.

Arizona Prime Cuts 2012

The Most Read And By Default Best Arizona Articles Of 2012 Include The State Fair, The World's Tallest Building, A Family Feud, Politics And Birther Shenanigans. Which Is No. 1?

Lawn Gnome Becoming The Front Lawn Of Phoenix Founder Aaron Johnson Has Not Only Created A Unique Space That Offers Not Only Books And Music, But A Spot That Is Rapidly Becoming The Center Of Downtown Phoenix.

Occupy Phoenix Builds Community In 2012 A Little More Than A Year After First Appearing On The Local Scene, Occupy Phoenix Continues To Strive Toward Becoming The Common Front In The Battle For Change.

Arizona Erects Bill Of Rights Monument Monument To The First Ten Amendments Of The U.S. Constitution Draws A Disparate Group Of Individuals In Support Of Freedoms.

Counting Arizona: Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics As 2012 Wanes, Numerous Groups Release Nationwide Statistics. Where Does The Grand Canyon State And Its Cities Rank?

Phoenix Police And The Community Response Squad Shenanigans Within The Squad That Reaches Out To The Phoenix Metro Area Community Reveals That Law Enforcement Officials Are As Flawed As The Rest Of Us.

GoGreen Conference Pairs Profit With Sustainability Phoenix Event Gathers Corporate Executives And Political Leaders For An Idea Sharing Bonanza About Why And How Going Green Is Good For The Bottom Line.

Jan Brewer Opts Out Of Obamacare, Reality Arizona Governor Declines Participation In The PPACA Even Though It Would Allow Her To Fulfill The Will Of Voters And Provide Care For Those Living In Poverty.

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 28 To Dec. 11 Featured This Week Is A Conversation With Sandra Day O’Connor, Environmental Events and Members Of The Community Banding Together For Change.

WalMart Protests Spark In Phoenix Although Outnumbered By Those Seeking Deals, Workers, Activists And Other Arizonans Spent Friday Railing Against Practices Of World’s Largest Retailer.

Why Are Arizona Democrats Smiling? The Forever Minority Party In The Grand Canyon State Might Not Control Any Major State Office, But After The 2012 Election, They Are More Relevant Than Ever.

Is Penzone Truly Different From Arpaio? The Defeat Of Joe Arpaio Would Undoubtedly Be A Time Of Victory For The Sheriff’s Foes, But Paul Penzone Would Retain The Use Of Tent City, Deportations.

Arizona Ballot Proposition Scorecard Ballot Propositions Are A Hallmark Of The State’s Populist Constitution But In These Days Of Extreme Views, They Are Mostly Band-Aids And Ideological Exercises in Futility.

A Saturday Fighting GMOs Leads To Zombieland The Fight Against Genetically Modified Crops Is Alive In The Valley And Being Fought By A Handful Of Activists Because We Can Do Better.

SlutWalk Tempe Raises Dialog On Rape An Assemblage Of Men And Women Gathered In Tempe This Weekend To Decry The Stereotype That Victims Are To Blame For Sexual Violence.

Will Crowley Quip Sink Carmona? Republican Spin Machine Finally Gets Something To Stick On Dr. Richard Carmona In Arizona’s U.S. Senate Race, But Is It Sticky Enough To Stop His Momentum?

Carmona A Politico Rambo In Battle With Flake Former U.S. Surgeon General’s ‘Covert’ Campaign Gained Him An Early Foothold Into What Is Now A Highly Competitive Race For U.S. Senate.

Fun + Music + Games = Arizona State Fair The Equation Adds Up Every Year As Millions Head To Fairgrounds With Friends And Family To Walk The Midway From Oct. 12 to Nov. 4.

Take Arpaio’s Prisoners Away? Instead Trying To Defeat Sheriff Joe At The Ballot Box, Should Opposition Unite To Stop Cities From Using County Jail Services?

Protect The Peaks Benefit Concert Finds New Venue First Venue Became Untenable Thanks To Last Minute Enforcement Of City Codes By Tempe Police, So The Rusty Spoke Will Host Rescheduled Event.

Debate Thrives In Phoenix One Year After OWS Critics May Declare The Occupy Movement A Failure, But 11 Months After Phoenix Joined The Party, Discussion Continues To Evolve.

Will S17 Reawaken The Occupy Movement? One Year After Occupation In Zuccotti Park Began, Activities Once Again Are Planned Throughout The World, Including Phoenix.

Arizona Clean Elections Debate Schedule There Will Be Nearly 20 Debates Sponsored By The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission In The 2012 General Election Season.


Arizona Birther Event Goes Bust Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pat Boone And Others Won’t Hold Birtherpalooza Now That Low Ticket Sales Forces Cancellation.

Handicapping Arizona’s Congressional Races Amid The Skewed Races That Lean To One Party Or The Other Is Arizona’s District No. 9 That Will Undoubtedly Break New Ground.

The Battle For Arizona’s U.S. Senate Seat Begins Now Richard Carmona Begins His TV Blitz As Jeff Flake Begins To Recover From His Bruising Primary Battle Against Wil Cardon

Cardon Lashes Out As His Candidacy Sinks North Phoenix Tea Party Takes Offense At Rep. Jeff Flake’s Cancellation As Rival Wil Cardon Blasts Former Friend And Other Opponents.

Phoenix’s Not-So Secret Taco Heaven In A Quest For Tacos Like Those Found On The Streets Of Mexico, One Need Go No Further Than A Trailer Just South Of Downtown Phoenix.

Arizona After The Housing Bubble Experts Opine About The Recovering National And Local Real Estate Markets, Yet Few In The Industry Realize The Boom Was Fool’s Gold.

Dark Clouds Loom Over Arizona Marijuana Lottery Despite Several Legal Challenges, Some In County And State Law Enforcement Cast A Pall Over AMMA Dispensary Certificate Lottery.

MacAlpines Puts The Retro Into Retro-Chic Old Time Soda Fountain Shop Survives in the New Era, While Maintaining a Nostalgic, Old-Time Feel and Values.

Arizona Rejects New MMJ Petitions, Preps Lottery Awarding Dispensary Certificates Is The Next Step For The State As It Implements The Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Program.

Arizona Congressional Races To Watch In 2012 Some Of The Most Competitive Congressional Races In This Electoral Merry-Go-Round Will Be Decided In The Primary Contests.

SB 1070 Ruling Doesn't End Immigration Debate Even After The U.S. Supreme Court Rules, The Immigration Debate Rages And Awaits An Unwilling Congress.

Occupy Caravan To Stop In Phoenix On U.S. Tour Starting From Three Locations Along The West Coast, Occupy Caravan Will Traverse The Country, Ending With A July 4 Celebration in Philadelphia.

Why Did Phoenix Drop Occupy Charges? In Their Motion To Dismiss, The City Of Phoenix Tacitly Supports Occupiers Yet Defends Police Actions To Arrest Them On Oct. 15.

Busy Day For Medical Marijuana In Arizona Public Hearing To Add Migraines, PTSD, Depression And Anxiety Is Held On Deadline Day To Apply For A Dispensary Certificate.

Rural AZ Drives Marijuana Program Competition For Dispensary Certificates Is Strongest In Northern Arizona While Dense, Urban Areas Mostly Remain Up For Grabs.

World’s Tallest Structure Coming To Arizona Border? Clean Wind Energy Has Received Approval From San Luis’ Planning Commission, The First Step In Construction Of Two, 3,000-Foot High Downdraft Energy Towers.

Tempe Closes Activist Created Garden As Local Activists Attempt to Maintain Makeshift Park Space Created Along University Drive Sunday, Tempe Police Compel Them To Clear The Space.

Police Violence Mars Scottsdale May Day March Occupy-Influenced Gathering Descends On Scottsdale’s Downtown, But Despite Vitriolic Rhetoric From Otherwise Peaceful Protesters, Police Resort To Violence.

Activists Build A Park In Tempe Occupy-Influenced Gathering In Tempe Resists Police Attempts At Intimidation And Succeeds In Building A Park On Vacant Space Along University Drive.

Hundreds Expected To Rally In Phoenix Over SB 1070 A Wide Coalition Of Groups Will March Through Downtown In Opposition To SB 1070 As Supreme Court Begins To Hear Arguments.

Arizona May Day Targets Zuccotti Park Owners Local Committee Plans To Build A Park in An Abandoned Lot in Tempe Coincidentally Owned By Brookfield Asset Management.

Arizona Could Be First To OK Marijuana For Depression, Anxiety The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Review Petitions To Add Four New Debilitating Conditions To Medical Marijuana Program.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Ready To Spark After More Than A Year Since It Was Slated To Begin, The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Likely Award Certificates In August.

Russell Pearce Rises From Political Grave The Once-Recalled, Former Arizona Senate President Announces He Will Challenge Sky Mall Founder Bob Worsley For Republican Nomination.

Protestors Target Phoenix BofA Occupy Phoenix And Living United For Change In Arizona, Or LUCHA, Begin Valley Participation In Occupy Our Homes Initiative.

Arizona Unions Fight Conservatism, Privatization Arizona AFL-CIO Executive Director Rebekah Friend Discusses The Unprecedented Attacks On Working People At State Legislature.

Occupy Phoenix Recaptures Magic Rally And March Against The American Legislative Exchange Council Brings Out Largest Crowds Since November.

Bookmans Video Contest Down To Three Arizona-Based Book Retailer Announces Cortez High School, Manzo Elementary and FALA Flagstaff As Finalists.

Occupy Phoenix Endures, Plans Feb. 29 Action Although No Longer Omnipresent At Cesar Chavez Plaza, The Valley’s Occupy Movement Joins National Action Against ALEC.

The Bill Johnsons Big Apple Family Feud Restaurant Group Ends Up In Bankruptcy Court As The Future Of A Valley Fixture For More Than 50 Years Hangs In The Balance.

Bookmans School Challenge Begins Minus A Finalist Apache Junction High School’s Gay Straight Alliance Club Withdraws, Leaving The $21,000 Contest Between Nine Schools.

Occupy Movement Coming To ASU TodayThree Months After Occupy Phoenix Began, Arizona State University Incarnation Of National Movement Will Hold First General Assembly At 4 p.m.

Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Calls On Public For Support Iconic Valley Restaurant Group Heads For Bankruptcy Proceeding Tuesday Amid Family Squabble.

Joe Arpaio: ‘Nuevo-Fascist’ By Using The Classical Definition, Sheriff Joe Is Not A Fascist, But He Just Might Be A New Breed Of Political Operator: A Nuevo Fascist.

Judge Urges Marijuana Dispensary Lottery Maricopa County Judge J. Richard Gama Decides Dispensary Applicants Need Not Be Free From Bankruptcy, Child Support, Other Conditions.

Citizens United Foes Launch Amendment Battle Advocacy Group Common Cause Begins State-Level Initiative Drive For 2012 That Might Include Arizona.

Occupy Phoenix Begins “Free University” Rally And Slate Of Workshops In Support Of Public Education Begin At Noon Saturday.

Arizona Prime Cuts 2011 Stem Cells, Uranium, Occupy Phoenix, and Russell Pearce’s Recall: Which Was The Top Arizona Story Of 2011?

Occupy Phoenix Plans Tie-Dye Protests Local Movement, Undeterred By Thursday Night Rousing By Phoenix Police, Plans Colorful Weekend.

Arizona Redistricting Battle Is ‘Scripted Theatre’ Partisan Representatives Of The Arizona Legislature Appear Before Polarized, Independent Commission.

National Coalition Visits Phoenix, Endorses Occupy ‘We Are One’ National Coalition Of Unions Ends Phoenix Meeting With A Visit To Occupy Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson Energizes Occupy Phoenix Local Movement Revels In Presence Of Legendary Civil Rights, Political Leader When He Visits For A Day.

ALEC Protesters Invade North Phoenix An Amalgam Of Groups, People, Converge On Posh North Valley Resort, Police Use Pepper Spray.

Mathis To Helm Re-formed AIRC Tuesday With Colleen Mathis Back As Chairman, Independent Redistricting Commission Restarts Process.

Eight Arrested At Occupy Phoenix ‘Sleep In’ Supporters Of Local Movement Give Themselves Up For Arrest To Protest Sleeping Ban.

Occupy Phoenix Engages City, Light Rail Supporters Of Local Movement Address Phoenix City Council, Talk To Light Rail Commuters, Plan Direct Action Friday.

Border Corruption Continues Unabated As The National Focus Drifts Away From The U.S./Mexico Border, It Is Business As Usual For Smugglers.

Occupy Phoenix Plans Two Days Of Action Local Movement Announces Occupation Of Light Rail Thursday And A Rally Friday.

Occupy Phoenix To Host Military Teach-ins Local Movement Will Have Several Experts Available Saturday To Help Inform On Military And Veterans Issues.

Jerry Lewis Makes History, Thumps Russell Pearce The Arizona Senate President Loses Recall Battle Against Fellow Mesa Republican.

Occupy Phoenix Delays Grievances Local Movement Cannot Find Consensus On Proposed List Of Grievances, Discussion Heads Back To Committee.

Arizona Redistricting Scandal Is A Horror Show State Republican Leaders Remove Chairman Colleen Mathis After Months Of Attacks And Derision.

Occupy Phoenix Aims To List Grievances Valley Based Version Of National Movement Is Hosting Brainstorming Sessions This Week With Hopes Of Getting Consensus Saturday.

Occupy Phoenix Defends Non-Violent Stance In Wake Of An Arizona Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center Letter, Local Movement Highlights Good Intentions.

Occupy Phoenix Arrives In Court Most Of Those Arrested At Margaret T. Hance Park Nearly Two Weeks Ago Have Court Hearing Wednesday.

Occupy Phoenix: GA Is Everything As The Local Movement Near Wrap Of Second Week, Participation, Understanding Wanes.

Occupy Phoenix Readies For One Week Party Local Movement Started Like A Wildfire, Was Snuffed By Police, Now Smolders Into One Week Party At Chavez Plaza.

City OKs Occupy Phoenix, But Bans Sleep City Hall Allows Protesters 24/7 Access To Cesar Chavez Plaza, Tells Group They Might Eventually Lift Sleeping Ban.

Occupy Phoenix Announces Petition, Reoccupation Local Movement Seeks To Reoccupy This Saturday and To Waive Or Suspend City Ordinances On Trespassing.

Occupy Phoenix: People, Not Products One Man’s Address To The Crowd Went Beyond Slogans And Directly To The Core Of The Movement.

Occupy Phoenix Refuses To Quit A Day After Being Removed By Police From Margaret Hance Park, Movement Regroups To Chavez Plaza, Gets Removed Again.

Occupy Phoenix Busted Up By Police Omnipresent Throughout the Day’s Events, Phoenix Police Clear Protesters From Margaret T. Hance Park At Midnight.

Occupy Phoenix Prelude March Draws Hundreds Friday’s March, The Kickoff To Saturday’s Start Of The Occupation, Reveals Dedicated And Energized Support.

Occupy Phoenix Continues To Grow Nearly 2,400 Have Indicated Via Facebook That They Will Be Attending The Saturday Event.

Thousands Expected To Occupy Phoenix Oct. 15 Grassroots Protest Has Spring Up In Valley Of The Sun, Spurred Through Facebook, Twitter.

Cortes Scandal Exposes Stench of Russell Pearce, Tea Party Although ‘Political Neophyte’ Olivia Cortes Will Remain On The Ballot, Suit Has Exposed The Political ‘Sham.’

Arizona Robber Takes 10 Banks In Two Months The FBI Recycles “Can You Hear Me Now? Bandit” Label For Man Who Has Targeted East Valley Banks.

Civility In A Network World Gone Wild As The Line Between News And Reality-Shows Blurs, NCoC Keynote Dialog In Arizona Becomes A Blame Game.

Russell Pearce, Jerry Lewis To Wrangle Oct. 6 The Two Conservative Candidates Will Spar In Mesa As The Recall Battle Enters The Final Month.

Civility Coming To Arizona National Conference Comes To Battleground Arizona After 65 years in Washington D.C.

Jerry Lewis Fights Back Against Pearce Challenger For Senate President Russell Pearce’s District 18 Seat Slams Pearce Over Moral Issues Of Immigration.

SB 1070 Boycott Ends: Why Now? The National Council Of La Raza Calls Off Boycott As The Supreme Court Weighs The Law’s Fate.

Arizona Threatens, GOP Caves

Arizona’s Bad Reputation Intimidates The National GOP To Award A Presidential Debate.

Defending Katt Williams

As The Comedian Is Lambasted For His Remarks In Arizona, Few Pause To Understand His Argument.

Arizonan Guilty In Stem Cell Smuggling

Arizona Woman, Fredda Branyon, Pleads Guilty To Making Adult Derived Stem Cells And Selling Them For $300,000.

Phoenix TSA Bomb ‘Probe’ Confounds

In A State Known For Strangeness, The Somali Immigrant Fake Bomb Event At Sky Harbor, Takes The ‘Cake.’

Stars Align For Lewis In Pearce Recall

In Battle To Unseat Pearce, Challenger Jerry Lewis Has Credentials To Thump The Arizona Senate President.

Arizona Business Groups Host Green Summit

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Others Will Present Their Upcoming Plans.

Serial Killer Zamastil Down, Many More To Go

The Conviction Of A Serial Killer Is Great, But Thousands Of Unsolved Murders Remain In Arizona, U.S.

The Battle Over Arizona’s Public Political Funding
The Supreme Court Knocks Down Matching Funds In The Second Battle, But Defining Moment Will Come In 2012.

Arizona’s All-Star Game Hoopla
Arizona Will Seem Like The Center Of The Universe July 12 As Sport Collides With Politics.

Hacktivists Target Arizona Over SB1070
Going It Alone On Immigration Matters Has Cost State Millions In Revenue And Has Now Made State A Target.

Why Redistricting Matters More Than Gaga
Although Few Fans Of The Pop Music Icon Even Know What Redistricting Is, Here Are The Top Reasons Why The Process Must Go Gaga.

Grand Canyon Gets Reprieve From Uranium Mining
Secretary Of Interior Ken Salazar Announces A Six-Month Stay, In Anticipation Of A 20 Year Ban.

Medical Marijuana Supporters To Rally At Arizona Capitol June 20
Rally Will Be First Held After Gov. Jan Brewer And Attorney General Tom Horne Suspended The Program.

Who Will Run Against Pearce?
No One Has Stepped Up To Challenge Arizona’s Senate President, An Ominous Sign For Those Looking To Recall Him.

In Praise of Brewer For Jobless Stance
The Culture of College Football Has Never Before Been Seen As So Transparently Broken, And John Junker and the Fiesta Bowl are Rightly Taking The Heat.

Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Brouhaha A Political Ploy
Gov. Brewer’s Court Action On Marijuana Might Cement Federal Legalization.

Honoring The Fallen
Remembering A Gold Star Mom And Her Son On Memorial Day.

Fiesta Bowl Is A Guilty Patsy
The Culture of College Football Has Never Before Been Seen As So Transparently Broken, And John Junker and the Fiesta Bowl are Rightly Taking The Heat.

Border Patrol Bribery Sentencing Exposes Corruption Scourge
Former Agent Provided Drug Cartels Lists Of Sensor Locations, Maps and Aid In Transporting.

Gov. Brewhaha Still Fighting For SB1070
Arizona Governor Skips Ninth Circuit Court Appeal And Takes Immigrant Legislation Directly To The Supreme Court.

The Grand Canyon’s Uranium Question
As the battle continues over uranium mining at the Grand Canyon, most Arizonans are unaware that a big decision is looming.

Arizona DHS Warns Of Federal Marijuana Laws
Arizona Department of Health Services Director and U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Dennis K. Burke are reminding everyone that participating in the state’s medical marijuana program is a violation of federal law.

Palo Verde Set For 20 More Years
The risk/reward factor of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is an all or nothing proposition so let’s hope we can have it all.

Arizona’s Earth Day Activities Were a Passe Exercise
The biggest event in the Phoenix metropolitan area was rife with waste and commercialism.

SB1070 Leaves Behind A Trail Of Losers
Gov. Brewhaha and Senate President Russell Pearce claim victory on the first anniversary of SB 1070, but like Arizona businesses, they are facing the repercussions of a failed policy.

More Than Cookies: Girl Scouts Fight Prostitution
The Girl Scouts of America’s Arizona Pine-Cactus Council was recently honored by FBI Director Robert Mueller for its work in combatting minor sexual exploitation.

Dogma Defeats Pragmatism
Conservative dogma on tax cuts compels Arizona legislature, governor to cut the heart out of Arizona in order to balance the budget.

Medical Marijuana Rules Released
Highlights of the final rules issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services include barring out-of-state operators, and $150,000 in capital for would-be dispensary owners.

All Star Impact On Arizona Senate?
Did the impending MLB All Star game in Phoenix have an impact on the Arizona business community’s attempt to stymie immigration bills?

Census: Arizona Obscured By Numbers
The really important stories to come from initial release of Census data are two new Congressional seats and housing issues, not that Maricopa grew by more than 4,000 percent.

SB 1433 Creates Foggy Future
As Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce’s bill fails, then reportedly passes, then fails again, the state appears to have skirted a possible Constitutional crisis.

Managing Medical Marijuana
Now that the absolute prohibition of marijuana has ended, the Arizona Department of Health Services is tasked with wrangling all of the stakeholders in order to develop rules for dispensaries and patients.

Run, Joe, Run
In a metaphysical convergence of the political kind, Sheriff Joe Arpaio might get the most support for his potential Senate campaign from those who dislike him.

Master Puppeteer Kyl to Retire
After More than 18 years in the U.S. Senate, Jon Kyl’s tenure has shown he cares more about party than the people of his state.

‘Tenthers’ Come to AZ
American patriots Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are credited as the historical foundation for the tenther movement during the NullifyNow! tour in Phoenix.

Ominous Forecast for Capitol
The big numbers in the state budget fiasco obscures the fact that too many tax cuts have bankrupted the state. Image by Ken Lund.

Tragedy in Tucson
In the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the country should begin forging consensus and preparing for the future.

Resolving Arizona’s Resolutions
With the arrival of 2011, it is resolution time. Modern Time Magazine offers resolutions for the state including solving the immigrant debate with an arm wrestling match.

Community is the Key
With the immense amount of inward migration, Arizona has developed quickly but without any deep ties between individual and community. In the first installment of the BEYOND 100 series, Lattie Coor discusses how recent polls and studies indicate there is much work to be done.

Beyond the First 100 Years
As the Arizona Centennial approaches, the time is ripe for looking back to see forward in order to forge a brighter future for the Grand Canyon State.

Pearcing the Term Limits Bubble
Since Arizona passed its term limits referendum in 1992 with an eye to getting entrenched politicians out of office, the state legislature has definitely gotten kookier.

A Gold Star Inspiration
When Valley resident Goldie Murphy lost her son in 2007, it changed her life in ways unimaginable. Three years later, she has not only triumphed over tragedy, but has worked to make the road easier for those who follow.

Gay Marriage and Abortion Debate Flare in Phoenix
Protesters greeted about 250 supporters of the Manhattan Declaration — a new call for Christians to tackle head-on gay marriage and abortion — at a conference in downtown Phoenix Oct. 16.

The Invincible Gov. BrewHaHa
Arizona has long been known as one of the more bewildering electorates, but the state has now entered the Twilight Zone. Proof is as easy as the fact that Gov. Jan Brewer is still trouncing Terry Goddard — even after one of worst debate flubs ever.

Are Speed-Cams Gone Forever?
Now that only police officers will be issuing tickets on state highways, how long it will last with no prospects for a permanent ban? Image by banspy
Fiction/Satire Prime Cuts 2013

Storytelling: Intellectual Hunger Is Not Satisfied By Non-Fiction Alone. And Sometimes, Sarcasm Is Sanctioned, Such As Here In 2013. Still Your Mind And Gaze Upon The Year’s Ink-Spattered Back-Pages.

Duck Dynasty Patriarch Blasts Gay Community

A Letter From Arizona Rednecks For Homosexual Equality Concerning Phil Robertson Of A&E’s Duck Dynasty Who Finds Himself In Hot Water Over Comments About Homosexuality.

Chapter 18: “This Could be the Last Time”

The galaxy-class astral catwomen paint by numbers way out in the Fornax Void, and grease some filthy-dirty alien werewolves in the process.

MTM Fiction Exclusive: Short Story

A long bus ride through the night becomes an adventure into excitement, danger and fear as a solitary traveller meets a new friend with an unknown past.

New Hacker Leak Reveals Puppy Terrorists

The U.S. Government Fears Letting The Dogs Out In Case They Might Be Extremists Plotting To Overthrow The U.S. Government.

A Tantrum - By Tayvis Dunnahoe

Our weekly presentation of flash fiction — micro-sized tidbits of fictional literature — that shoot to the heart of an idea or issue or simply serve to entertain.

Episode 18: "Striving Until The End"

Is man responsible for art, or is art responsible for man? Nelson Cano, a struggling artist for many years, knows not, but he eventually realizes the truth lay beyond the hill.

A Confidential Memo From Wayne LaPierre

Leaked Document Reveals NRA’s Makeover Of The Gun Control Debate Will Include Referring To Guns As ‘Thingies.’

Cinnamon Girl

Take a walk on the macabre side and meet two people who begin a relationship that will evolve to explore the depths and highs of pain, fear, sex, and blood while pondering the unsolved dilemmas of remorse.

Horizon Rising

Episode 12: “A Federal Case” — Despite the best efforts of the White House to control and manipulate the dreamtalkers, the president and his chief of staff find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

Deadly Inspiration

Sometimes, people can turn down the wrong path between morality and justice avenues. Wilbur has done exactly that.

Topical Rerun: Path To Pottersville

New information reveals that the working title for the Path To Prosperity was The Path To Pottersville, the nightmarish world from It’s a Wonderful Life.

Andrew Thomas’ Big Stick Gave Him Brain Damage

According To Sources Close To The Disbarred Attorney, An Accidental Thumping From The Piece of Lumber Began His Road To Lunacy.

Shooters: Crime, Sports and Sex

Episode 21: “It Never Goes Away” — In the epilogue to this novella, no one seems to remember those who have passed except for he that might be most responsible, Tommy Berlini.

People Love A Christmas Story, Right?

Dedicated to Dad’s everywhere who teach their kids that there are more important things in life than stuff.

A Thanksgiving Prayer

In Tribute To William S. Burroughs And Dedicated To The People Of The United States Of America.

Sleep

Eden Is Having Trouble Sleeping And For Some Reason, She Finds Herself Losing Grip On Reality. Mature Audiences Only.

The Map is the Territory

Episode Six “Infinitely Multidimensional” — Popular contemporary quantum physicists hem and haw grandly regarding metaphysics, because the topic is compelling to the laity of both scientific and philosophical communities.

Pizza Noir: Book 2

Chapter 24, “On The Bright Side” — In the finale of Book No.2, Thompson's girlfriends 'come out' to him as fewolves. Mature Audiences Only.

Chris Christie: The Presidential Blimp

New Jersey Governor Urged To Enter The Presidential Race, But Critics Fear He Might Eat Washington.

Phoenix Haboob Caused By Mexican Infiltrators

Border Groups Claim Mexican Crime Groups Have Perfected Weather Technology To Hide Shipments.

Judgment Day May Have Happened

Although Some Think Judgment Day Did Not Occur As Predicted, Reports Have Been Pouring In About Strange Sightings In The Sky And On The Streets.

Gmail Motion Is Not A Gag

The unveiling of Gmail Motion was ruined by the inattentiveness of a entry level webmaster at Google, when a 21-year-old employee suffering from a hangover inadvertently linked the new feature to a prank window intended for the real gag.

Japan Waits for Godzilla

The protector of the land of the Rising Sun was called upon by the Japanese government to end the nuclear crisis, but the legendary beast is being attacked by Mothra and others.

The Problem With the Benjamins
The U.S. Treasury Dept. has delayed the release of redesigned $100 bills. While the official story says it was because of a creasing issue, confidential information points to the use of the bills as bling.

J’lem UFO Sparks Fervor
Jews, Christians and Muslims disagree on what the sightings mean, but they all think that they are No. 1.

America Freaks Out Over Horoscopes
Despite the fact that the 'new' horoscopes are not new, instructor who started the hubbub is mobbed, trapped in office.

Let Moms Get Their Freak On!

With the proliferation of older females having sex with underage boys, maybe it is time to rescind all criminal penalties.

WikiLeaks’ Next Target: Santa Claus
WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange promises to blow the lid on the myths of the jolly old fellows' methods if the world's governments don't back-off.

Voting Booths Sob on Election Day
Unofficial reports say voting booths throughout the nation were sobbing on election day. Both the extreme right and left are wondering why and blame the other side.

Hayden Raises a Ruckus at Democratic Seance
The renowned 'Silent Senator’ and scion of Arizona politics, Carl Hayden makes a lot of noise about the current state of the Arizona Democratic party when leadership searches for answers at a seance.

A Pre-Crime Modest Proposal
Thanks to the sophistication of today's snooping methods and the need for us all to work for the common good, perhaps President Obama should consult President Dimitri Medvedev about adopting more Soviet era pre-crime tactics.

Deadly Inspiration
The conclusion of this exclusive fiction feature -- Wilbur and Mortimer have been pillars of the community for years. Now, they think they can best help their community by committing murder.

Raves Wobble Capitol Dome
State's budget deficit maneuver backfires as one buyer, according to anonymous sources, holds raves on the weekends in state buildings.

From Immigrants to Underwear
State Sen. Russell Pearce, the sponsor of SB 1070, is getting behind a new initiative designed for the public good: underwear outside the pants.
Derek Jeter Gift Suggestions For MLB Teams

The Farewell Tour For The Sure Fire First-Ballot Hall-of-Famer Will Surely Be A Love Fest Rife With Gifts, But After The Months-Long Gala That Was Mariano Rivera's Goodbye, Some Team's Might Need Fresh Suggestions.

PHXAM To Thrill Phoenix Metro Skate Community

Weekend-Long Event Will Feature Both A Contest Saturday And Sunday In Northwest Phoenix As Well As A Musical Event Saturday Night At The Pressroom in Downtown Phoenix.

D-backs Fail To Woo Tanaka But Still Get Lucky

The Japanese Phenom Chooses Several Million Dollars A Year — And More Years — To Join The New York Yankees But The Arizona Diamondbacks Managed To Steal A Couple Of Kisses.

Renovated Memories Part Of Sun Devil Stadium Changes

Despite The Fact That The Renovations Are Necessary And Needed, The Loss Of Upper Deck Seating Brings With It Potentially Bigger Changes In Atmosphere And Most Importantly, Memories.

150 Skaters Are Expected At Union Hills Classic

Competitive Divisions Include Skaters From Ages 3 to 40; Some Of The Sponsored Riders May Also Compete In April’s PHXAM Contest.

Sports Prime Cuts 2013

Beyond Local X-Sports And Outdoor-Related High Adventure, The Phoenix Metro  franchises from the top four professional sports. In 2013, the gilded wings and feathers of our athletic hegemony provided ambient context for life in the U.S. Southwest.

Trumbo (Or Trumbomb) Trade For Dbacks?

Just About A Year After Trading Away A Power Bat That Cost Too Much Money — cough, Justin Upton — Kevin Towers Moves Youngsters Tyler Skaggs And Adam Eaton For An Angels Fan Favorite.

Phoenix Suns Channelling Spirit of ‘88

With A Lane Driving Specialist In Eric Bledsoe, The Currently Surprising Suns Hold A Lot In Common With The 1988-1989 Team, Most Importantly That They Have Quickly Become Relevant.

Goldschmidt Should (But Probably Won’t) Win NL MVP

Even Though The Arizona Diamondbacks’ First Baseman Is Leading Most Of The Traditional Statistical Categories, A Lack Of Team Success And An Inadequate Pitching Staff Has Doomed His Chance Of Winning MVP Award.

Does Alex Rodriguez Deserve A Lifetime Ban?

With The Ryan Braun Scandal Clearly In Selig’s Rear-View Window, The Commish Will Be Forced To Deal With The Fact That A 14-Time All-Star Continued To Use PEDs.

Can The D-backs Keep Control Of NL West Crown?

In Order For The Surprising Diamondbacks To Stay Ahead Of The Los Angeles Dodgers And Other Division Foes, Finding A Power Bat To Protect Goldschmidt.

MLB Dynasties Need Cash To Glove The Moneyball

Billy Beane And His Moneyball Legend Is A Proven Success For Small Market Teams, But In Order To Build A Consistent, Achieving Winner, The Right Big Money Players Make All The Difference.

Selig Gets Lucky With New Interleague Format

The Often Disparaged Commissioner Of Baseball Has Produced His Share Of Missteps, So It Seems Only Fitting That An Accidental Occurrence Finally Leads To A Good Move.

Budding Stars Goldy, Didi And Lefty Pace D-backs

Every Team Needs Good And Young Players, But Very Few Organizations Mine Jewels In The Rough As Promising As Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin And Didi Gregorius.

Can Once-Proud Suns Find Missing Magic?

The Formerly-Mighty Franchise Is Now Rebuilding Thanks To A Series Of Bad Moves, But A Return To Dominance Is Much More Than Just A Couple Of Smart Moves Away.

Are Rattlers New Sports Kings Of The Phoenix Metro?

With The Demise Of The Phoenix Suns, Most Sports Fans Are Looking Elsewhere For A Winner As The Rattlers Hone In On Back-To-Back Championships.

Some Strange, Not So True Tales Of A-Rod

Scuttlebutt Has It Alex Rodriguez Tried To Buy Silence On PED Use, But What If He Is Using His Millions For Other Missteps?

Accidental Starter AJ Pollack Sparking D-backs

After Losing Adam Eaton And Cody Ross To Injury, The Under-The-Radar Outfielder Steps Up And Surprises With Some Dominating Performances.

What GCU Can Learn From FGCU

Grand Canyon University’s Men’s Basketball Program Can Learn A Lot From Florida Gulf Coast University, The First No. 15 Seed To Reach The Sweet 16.

Adam Eaton Can Still Overcome Injury, Win ROY

Arizona Diamondbacks Rookie Might Miss More Than Eight Weeks To An Elbow Injury, But When Healthy He Is Almost As Good As Mike Trout.

Arizona Cardinals Eye Rebuilding In 2013

Although Michael Bidwill And The Cardinals Front Office Might Not Admit It Any Time Soon, This Upcoming Season May Be About Accepting Mediocrity In Preparation For 2014 and Beyond.

Don’t Lose Heart Yet, Arizona Cardinals Fans

Losing Out On Alex Smith Is Not The End Of The World Since It Might Be A Better Idea To Wait For The Offensive Line And Running Game To Develop Before A Good Quarterback Gets Pummeled.

Super Bowl Spoiled By Blackout, Deer Spray

The Beyonce Holograms Might Have Been Cool, But With Performance Enhancing Drama And An Extended Delay Might Be The Signs Of An Event On The Downswing.

Of The D-backs, Cactus League And WBC

The Phoenix Metro Area Will Be The Center Of The Baseball Universe For A Month As Traditional Storylines Merge With National Teams — Keep An Eye On The Italians — That Might Surprise.

Let’s Leave Manti Te’o And His Family Alone

Whether Manti Te’o Was Part Of A Hoax Or Not, The Fact That Teens Recently Out Of High School Are Put Under Such Extreme Scrutiny Is A Societal Quandary.

Arians Is Whisenhunt With Emotion, Graham Minus Hair

At First Blush, New Head Coach Of The Arizona Cardinals Seems Like A DNA Spliced Creation From Psyches of Ken Whisenhunt And Todd Graham

Did Suns Front Office Scapegoat Alvin Gentry?

Well Regarded Basketball Legend Alvin Gentry Takes The First Bullet For What Has Been Some Terrible Luck And Bad Player Decisions.

The Arizona Cardinals’ Baffling Coaching Search

The Front Office Made Quick Work Of Trading Chris Young And Acquiring Heath Bell, They Still Need Help At SS — And A Japanese Free Agent Is On Their Radar.

Sports Prime Cuts 2012

The Olympics, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash, Poker Tournaments, Street League Skateboarding, Todd Graham And Albert Pujols’ Signing Are Tops, But Which Is No. 1?

D-backs Wrap Trades In Time For Christmas

GM Kevin Towers Gets Everything He Was Asking For, Firming A Roster That Might Be Good Enough To Compete For The NL West Title.

Are D-backs Looking To Land Of The Rising Sun?

The Front Office Made Quick Work Of Trading Chris Young And Acquiring Heath Bell, They Still Need Help At SS — And A Japanese Free Agent Is On Their Radar.

Fans Of Phoenix Suns In For A Long Season

The Post-Steve Nash Era Gets Underway And Although It Is Very, Very Early, All Signs Point To Extended Struggles With Consistency, Winning.

D-backs Need Next Year To Be Lucky 2013

With Little To No Mojo At Work In A Disappointment Filled 2012 Season, Franchise Looks Ahead To A 2013 That Will Again Be Dependent On Luck.

The Moment Todd Graham Proved His Mettle

Beyond The Blowout Scores In The Sun Devils’ Two Wins Are The Way They Have Gone About It And How The New Head Coach Expects It Every Play.

D-backs Down, Not Out, Yet

The Arizona Diamondbacks Will Need A Healthy Dose Of Magic While Relying On A Staff Of Rookies During A Pennant Chase.

Biggest Little Poker Tournament of the West

Talking Stick Resort Hosted The 8th Annual Arizona Poker Championship in Phoenix; Thousands Entered Yet Few Conquered The Competition.

Holy Schmidt! D-backs Surging On Big Road Trip

Seemingly Doomed To Suffer Through A Season Where Bad Luck Has Taken Hold, A Sweep Against The First-Place Dodgers Changes Everything.

U.S. Setting Arrogance Records At Olympics

Michael Phelps Affirms Olympic Traditions While Ryan Lochte, Jordyn Wieber And The Dream Team Display Attributes That Bring Bad Karma To The U.S.

Have D-backs Found Their Lost Mojo?

The Arizona Diamondbacks Have Some Talented Players, But Thanks To Injury And What Appears To Be Bad Ju-Ju, They Just Can’t Seem To Put It All Together.

P-Rod Triumphs At Arizona Street League Veteran Paul Rodriguez Defeats The Field And Heavy Favorite Nyjah Houston At The Third Stop Of Rob Dyrdek’s Street League.

Street League Kick-Flips Into Arizona Rob Dyrdek’s Upstart Skateboarding League Will Once Again Thrill The Crowds At Jobing.Com Arena As Nyjah Houston Continues His Dominance.

Zen And The Art Of Mourning Steve Nash As Another Former Member Of The Run And Gun Phoenix Suns Moves On To End Their Career With A Contender, Fans Are Betrayed, Yet Hopeful.

Stage Is Set For D-back Bauer’s Debut Injuries To Daniel Hudson And Joe Saunders Thrusts The Pitching Phenom Smack Dab Into The Middle Of A Battle For A Playoff Spot.

Swoon Or Swagger For D-backs? Things May Have Not Gone According To Plan For The 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks, But There Is Still A Lot Of Baseball Yet To Be Played.

A Tale Of Two Absurd Alberts The Work Of Albert Camus, A Literary Icon of the 20th Century, Might Be The Penultimate Explanation For the Offensive Futility of Albert Pujols in 2012.

D-backs Skip Past April Setbacks Despite The Loss Of Chris Young And Daniel Hudson (And The Struggles of Justin Upton’s Thumb) Kirk Gibson’s Club Is Still In The Hunt.

Phoenix Suns Overachieved in 2012 Even Though The Purple Gang Came Up Short In Their Playoff Run, The Strike Shortened Season Provided Ample Entertainment.

Chris Young Is Early Hero For D-backs Arizona Diamondbacks Show Glimpses of Past Teams Early In 2012, But The Magic In The NL West Might Be With The Los Angeles Dodgers.

Redd, Phoenix Suns Peaking For Playoff Run Former All-Star And Olympian Michael Redd Is Capturing His Former Magic As Suns Begin To Gel, But Can They Make The Playoffs?

Will Slipper Fit Cinderella D-backs In 2012? Despite Predictions, Prognostications, And The Well Intentioned Plans of Teams Everywhere, Injury And Ineffectiveness Can Ruin Any Season.

Wherefore Art Thou, Peyton Manning? As The Football World Awaits The Decision Of The Four-Time MVP, Cities, Organizations Gush Like Love-Sick Teenagers.

Fútbol Trumps Football For Violence American Football Might Trump Fútbol In On-The-Field Violence, But Isn’t Watching Men Beat On Each Other Better Than Drunken Riots?

Phoenix Suns Stuck In Neutral About Halfway Through The 2012 Season, The Valley’s NBA Franchise Is Mired In Mediocrity, Chasing A Playoff Spot.

Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash And The Phoenix Suns Thanks To The Emergence Of 'Lin-derella' in New York, The Future Of The Valley's NBA Franchise Might Have Become Clearer.

Did Moreno Mastermind The Pujols Deal? Might It Be Possible That The Owner Of The Los Angeles Angels Passed On Free Agents In A Half Decade Gamble To Land ‘The Machine’?

It's (Still) Dumb To Trade Steve Nash Despite Ranting Critics And The Dreams Of Other NBA Franchises, Trading Captain Canada Remains A Bad Move For The Phoenix Suns.

Dbacks Chasing World Series Dreams Defending NL West Champs Have Added Even More Pitching, Another Outfield Bat In An Effort To Repeat.

Modern Times Prime Cuts 2011: Sports Most Frequently Read Sports Story Of 2011 Proves That The Phoenix Area's Longest Tenured Franchise Still Reigns Supreme.

Phoenix Suns Seeing Redd After A Lackluster Start To The Season, Planet Orange Turns Redd In Pursuit Of Points.

Todd Graham A Great Fit For ASU Football Down-Home Approach To Football Might Just Be What Is Needed In Aftermath Of The Erickson Era.

Arizona Cardinals Building A Tenacious D Left For Dead Weeks Ago, Ken Whisenhunt’s Squad Is Surging Thanks To A Physical, Smart Defense.

NBA Peace Brings Gift To Phoenix Suns A Gift Of Perhaps Steve Nash’s Last Ride Into The NBA Playoffs Depends On New Faces.

Devils, Cardinals Have Opposing Weaknesses The Valley’s Two Bastions Of Football Disappoint In Two Rivalry Games That Rip Fans’ Hearts Out.

NBA Players Should Start New League In The Battle Over Basketball Related Income, Superstar Players Should Create More Leverage, Legacy.

No Duh: Kirk Gibson Is NL Manager Of The Year The Former MVP And World Series Champion Adds First Trophy As A Manager In First Year At Helm Of Dbacks.

A Blue Christmas: No Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns Can ASU Fill The Void Left By Striking NBA Players And The Owners That Locked Them Out?

Despite NLCS Loss, Diamondbacks Won With The Game Five Loss A Mere Week In The Past, Expectations For Next Year Are Already Growing.

Diamondbacks Down, Not Out In NLDS Experts Sharpen Their Claws As Gibby’s Grinders Face Elimination.

Why The Lockout Is Good For Steve Nash, Suns An Upcoming NBA Season Of About 50 Games Might Keep Captain Canada Fresh For A Playoff Run.

Arizona Diamondbacks Top 5 Magical Events of 2011 As The Regular Season Gives Way To The Postseason, A Look Back Reveals Some Key Performances.

Baseball Gods Smiling On Arizona Diamondbacks Paying Homage To The Historical Lessons Of The Game Bring Gibby’s Grinders A Division Title.

Ian Kennedy and the Cy Young Award Statistics Aside, The Diamondbacks Hurler Is The Underdog Because Of Low Expectations.

Randy Johnson Defines Dbacks History Disregard The Hype: The Big Unit, Star Attraction Of The 2001 Reunion, Will Forever Be A Diamondback.

Hopes Rising for Cardinals, Sun Devils The Valley Representatives Of The Pac-12 And NFL Have Sights Set On Division Titles.

We Believe: The 2011 DBacks Arizona Diamondbacks Dominate The NL West Despite Being Tabbed As One Of The League’s Worst.

Dear Steve Nash: Please Save The NBA The Phoenix Suns Star Could Do A Lot To Help Spur Owners To Make A Deal.

Let Mark Grace Win Legends Race Is It Possible That The Rush To Disgrace ‘Gracie’ Is Backfiring On The Team’s Karma?

Johnson Trade A No-Brainer For Dbacks By Posting More Than 132 Strikeouts In 2011, Kelly Johnson Became A Drag On The Lineup.

Dbacks Are Tiring, But Keep Grinding The Long Season Is Wearing On The Young Squad, But The Giants Are Not Faring Much Better.

Leave Vontaze Burfict Alone Talented Linebacker Is A Target Of Critics and Fans Alike But Is It Warranted?

New Faces, Big Questions For Arizona Cardinals With The NFC West Wide Open, Arizona Cardinals Reboot The Roster With An Eye To The Future.

Arizona Dbacks Thriving Despite Loss Of Drew
As Stephen Drew Is Lost For The Season, Justin Upton Heats Up Again And Top Pick Trevor Bauer Signs.

Street League Has Skateboarding At Crossroads
Street League Skateboarding Might Be The Beginning Of A New Landscape For American Skaters.

Hernandez For Reynolds A Steal For Dbacks
Although Many Lamented The Loss Of Slugging Third Baseman Mark Reynolds, So Far The Deal Has Been A Big Win For Arizona.

Dbacks Fans Show Swagger With Home Run Derby Boos
Can The Long Held Opinion That Valley Fans are Complacent And Apathetic Now Be Put To Rest?

Street League Skaters Ollie Into Arizona
Rob Dyrdek’s Street League Skateboarding Brings Some Of The World’s Best To Glendale’s Jobing.com Arena.

Dbacks Respond To Towers’ Roster Tweaks
The Bullpen Struggled And The June Swoon Was Engulfing The Team, General Manager Reaches For Veteran Help.

Has Phoenix Seen The Last Of Steve Nash?
Everyone States That Steve Nash Will Not Be Traded, But If Next Season Is Cancelled, He Might Be A Free Agent.


Rolling Thunder
The women of the Arizona Roller Derby bring spirit, passion, to a re-emerging sport.

Justin Upton Carrying Arizona Diamondbacks
The 23-Year-Old Phenom Might Have Carried Team Past Their June Swoon.

Phoenix Suns Miss On Jimmer, Add Morris
With The 13th Pick In The NBA Draft, The Purple Gang Goes Safe With A Ho-Hum Pick Based On Need.

Dbacks Battle Giants For NL West
The Battered and Bruised Defending World Series Champions Have Not Had Much Luck So Far in 2011.

Jimmer Mania On Hold In Phoenix
The Top Secret Draft Process Leaves Fans Wishing and Hoping For Jimmer To Join The Purple Gang.

Dbacks See Lincecum In Trevor Bauer
Barring Injury, The Drafting Of Trevor Bauer And Archie Bradley Provides A Bevy Of Quality Starting Pitching Prospects.

Phoenix Suns Draft Hinges on Nash, Jimmer
With The Utah Jazz Drafting Just Before The Phoenix Suns, The Team’s Front Office Is Apparently Eyeing Moving Up In The Draft.

Why Not The Arizona Diamondbacks?
Towers and Gibson Deserve The Credit, But Winning Baseball In 2011 Is An Indictment On The Ineptitude Of Jeffrey Moorad and Josh Byrnes.

Diamondbacks Resurrection
Kevin Towers, Kirk Gibson And The Rest Of The Front Office Deserve Much Of The Credit For Team’s Hustle, Play, Success.

Can Jimmer Jive With Steve Nash?
The Collegiate Star From Brigham Young Just Might Fall Into The Laps Of The Phoenix Suns, But Can He Co-Exist With Captain Canada?

Bulls, Heat Reigniting NBA
The Miami Heat (The NBA’s Version Of A Boy Band) and The Traditionally Formulated Chicago Bulls Are A Breath Of Fresh Air.

The Kurt Warner Effect: Build a Running Game
Ken Whisenhunt, Rod Graves And The Rest Of The Arizona Cardinals’ Front Office Tabs ‘Play Makers’ In Draft With Hints That They Have A Secret About The Future.

Ian Kennedy Masterful As Diamondbacks Enter Crucial Stretch
As May peeks around the corner and the Dbacks beat Cliff Lee, the season reaches critical mass.

Why Won’t The Steve Nash Trade Rumors Die?
Every one involved with the team patently denies Steve Nash will be traded, but the rumor mill has more to do with media hype than reality.

Sun Devil Spin On Uniforms
The new Arizona State University branding effort generates a lot of buzz, but just like recent football seasons, the hype did not exactly match the build-up.

Kirk Gibson Has Dbacks In Swagger Mode
Amid dire predictions to start the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are competing and surprising.

Why Trading Steve Nash is Moronic
Yes, trading Captain Canada would be a bad idea, and hopefully Robert Sarver knows Amare Stoudemire is still playing like an All-Star.

Fact Or Fiction: 2011 Dbacks
As the time to open the roof at Chase Field and play nine innings approaches, experts are not impressed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But according to the legends of the game, anything is possible in baseball.

Can Frye, Nash Lead Suns To Playoffs?
If the new dynamic duo of Channing Frye and Steve Nash can manage to stay healthy, they just might have a chance. Maybe.

NFL Shadow Games
As the NFL’s labor woes escalate, when will Arizona Cardinals and NFL fans sober up to the realities of pro sport?

Aaron Heilman Rejects Reliever Label
Eschewing success from out of the bullpen, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Aaron Heilman takes another stab at being a starter.

Dragic Deal Foretells Nash’s Future
Many may have yawned when Goran Dragic was traded to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks, but the move may be a strong signal that the team will try to resign Steve Nash.

Swagger Seeking Snakes
After two of the worst seasons in franchise history, Arizona Diamondbacks management seeks to instill a mindset primed for success.

Gortat Through Polish Eyes
The Phoenix Suns’ newest sensation as seen through the eyes of Polish journalist Lukasz Ceglinski.

When Nash Was Dragic
Once upon a time, former All-Star Steve Nash had a career path that looked an awful lot like that of Goran Dragic.

Arms Aplenty for Dbacks
Kevin Towers has transformed Diamondbacks spring training competition into a different kind of pitchers duel.

Suns, Knicks Rivalry is Getting Interesting
The re-emergence of bad blood between the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks has nearly elevated their meetings into epic matchups worthy of Roman numerals.

Blue Skies Rising Over Chase Field
Things just might be looking better for the Arizona Diamondbacks now that they have overhauled the bullpen and rebuilt the bench. When you are at the bottom the only way to go is up, after all.

Babby, Blanks Remake Suns
After inheriting an unbalanced team this Summer, Lon Babby and Lance Blanks have put their first stamp on the Phoenix Suns by trading for Gortat, Carter and Pietrus.

D-backs Whiff on Trades
As the off-season unfolded, new Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he wanted to cut down on the team’s strikeouts, then he went out and swung for the fences on trading Mark Reynolds and Justin Upton.

Shooting Suns
As Phoenix fans have learned in the past, a team full of shooters means plenty of fun and firepower. But more importantly, a team that shoots from the outside and has no interior presence must keep turnovers to a minimum to stay competitive.

Where Have You Gone, Kurt Warner?
The longing for the days when Arizona Cardinals fans were treated to performances of a future hall-of-famer are beginning to ebb as the team struggles. At the midpoint, it is becoming clear that although the Super Bowl won’t happen this year, a chase at the playoffs might.

The Unknown Phoenix Suns
As the 2010-2011 season unfolds, the Phoenix Suns are a mystery wrapped in an enigma. There are new players, a new front office and a new outlook. And, for the first time in eight years, it is unclear when the franchise will again compete for a championship.

Forgotten Pitching Brilliance
For three seasons from 2006 to 2008, Brandon Webb was one of the best pitchers in baseball. He says the shoulder is now healthy, but after two years on the shelf, no one will simply believe him. He will probably face this trial with another club, but he gave Arizona fans three great years that will be hard to duplicate.

Thanks for the Memories, Amare
Since becoming a member of the Phoenix Suns in 2002, Amare Stoudemire has been the center of attention. The guy brought instant credibility with thunderous dunks and blossomed before our eyes. Good luck, big guy. Image by Keith Allison

The Return of the Cardiac Cards
The 2010 season has not been a period of extreme dominance for the Arizona Cardinals. They have won some games — some might say they were lucky — and they at least provide some entertainment. Surviving the rest of the season, though, might just mean a trip to the cardiologist.

The Dbacks Bullpen Fiasco
The Dbacks front office must accept blame for destroying a bullpen that won in 2007 with irresponsible trades of Jose Valverde and a handful of others.
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