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Progressives Make Statement In Phoenix

In The Conservative Hotbed That Is The Phoenix Metro, Progressives On The National Scene Gather To Get Out Their Broader, National Messages And Also To Engage Local Groups And Issues.

Fears Of Proms In A Pawn Shop

As Schools In Shopping Centers And Strip Malls Become Increasingly Prevalent, An Educator And Writer Wonders Aloud Whether That Environment Is Even Slightly Appropriate For Learning.

Bernie Sanders, Netroots Nation Invade Phoenix

Consciousness Calendar July 15 to 29: Featured Is A Gathering Of Progressives And A Celebration Of A Community Organization, As Well As Gun Violence Prevention, Community Performances And More.

Phoenix Metro Art Institutions Poised For Change

Three Of The Most Well-Known And Renowned Art Institutions Have New Leadership With Designs On Bringing The Arts To Modern Audiences.

July 4 Events In The Phoenix Metro

Interesting, Yet Relative Unknown Trivia About July 4 As Well As A Sampling Of Some Of The Biggest And Best Things To Do Over The Independence Day Weekend.

Local Business Tips July 8 At ThirdSpace

Consciousness Calendar July 1 to 16: Featured Is A Presentation To Help Local Business Grow In Arizona But Also Featured Are Celebrations Of Women, Networking Events, Art Tours And Neighborhood Workshops.

Celebrating Independents Week June 27 Through July 5

Consciousness Calendar June 17 to July 1: Featured Is A Celebration Of Local And Independent Business. Also Community Gatherings, Documentary Screenings, Food Events And More.

Phoenix Comicon: Moving Forward With The Con

Phoenix Comicon Showed It Is Going To Continue To Grow This Year And It Can Get Even Better In The Future, According To Ryan Scott, Our Resident Con Expert.

Young Democrats Of AZ Set For Phoenix Gathering

Featured Is A Gathering Of Young Democrats But Also Included Is A Woman Awards Ceremony, Documentary Screenings, Marijuana Legalization Discussion And Much More.

Sunday Still A Thrill At Phoenix Comicon 2015

The Final Day Of The Biggest Pop-Culture Convention In The Southwest Will End The Event With A Bang, Featuring Appearances By Christopher Lloyd And Ron Perlman.

Saturday Set To Shine At Phoenix Comicon 2015

The Biggest Crowds, Best Panels, Most Outrageous Costumes And More Are On Tap For The Busiest Day Of The Con, Peruse Our Picks For The Can't Miss Events.

Thursday and Friday At Phoenix Comicon 2015

The Annual Gathering Of Lovers Of Comics, Pop Culture And Much More In Downtown Phoenix Got Off To An Eager Start Thursday With Much More To Come Over The Remaining Three Days.

A Geek's Guide To Phoenix Comicon 2015

Phoenix Comicon Will Invade Downtown Phoenix From May 28 To 31 But With Hundreds Of Options Of Things To See And Do, We Have Narrowed It Down To The Best Of The Best.

Thousands Plan To March Against Monsanto In Arizona

More Than 4,000 Are Expected In Tempe, Along With 1,000 In Tucson As Well As Other Groupings In Flagstaff And Sierra Vista, To Decry The Policies Of The Long-Tenured Chemical Giant.

Underground Publishers Set To Gather In Phoenix

Featured Is An Independent Publishers Convention But Also Highlighted Are Community Gatherings, Benefit Concerts, Protests, A Discussion On Our Water Future And Much More.

Phoenix Comicon Is A Hit Thanks To The Volunteers

Phoenix Comicon Is Coming Back To The Phoenix Convention Center This May, But Perhaps Only Thanks To The Hundreds Of Unpaid Volunteers Who Work Behind The Scenes To Make It Happen.

Rand Paul To Visit ASU May 8

Consciousness Calendar May 6 to May 20: Featured Is A Visit By Rand Paul To ASU But Also Included Is Workplace Health Lectures, Local Business Awards And Much More.

Taste Bud Trip: Eating Europe In The Phoenix Metro

In A Desert Metropolis Rife With Chain Restaurants And Kitschy Distractions, There Are A Few Jewels That Resonate One's Palate With The Flavors Of The Old World.

Cannabis Debate Set To Spark In Phoenix April 29

Consciousness Calendar April 22 to May 6: Featured Is An Organized Debate On The Topic Of Cannabis But Also Included Is Voter Registration Education, Help For The Homeless And Much More.

Free Comic Book Day Returns To The Valley On May 2

Comic Book Fans Will Get The Chance To Visit Their Favorite Shops On May 2 To Grab Some Free Comic Books And A Whole Lot More.

Phoenix Pride Festival Begins April 11

Featured Is An Annual Festival For The LGBTQ Community But Also Included Are Ways To Raise Money For Charity, Help The Homeless And An Earth Day Celebration.

Record Store Day Set To Spin The Phoenix Metro April 18

The Worldwide Celebration Of All Things Vinyl Led By This Year’s Ambassador, Dave Grohl, Will Be Bigger And Louder In 2015, As Locations Across The State Will Welcome Audiophiles And Music Lovers Alike.

Take Back The Night Friday In Downtown Phoenix

The Grassroots Movement Take Back The Night Is Coming To Downtown Phoenix On April 3 To Bring Light To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Issues.

Phoenix Film Festival Is More Than Just Movies

The 15th Phoenix Film Festival Kicked Off Its Eight Day Run On Thursday And The First Weekend Brought Animal Docs, Auctions, Indie Comedies and Much More To The Tables Of Local Film Lovers And Creators.

Arizona Gives Day: Focus On Nonprofits April 7

Featured Is a Statewide, Online Donation Event For Nonprofits. Also Included Is a Gender Equality Event, A Talk On How To Enjoy Your Life, Community Gatherings and More.

The Rebel Lounge Will Always Be In A Mason Jar

The Recent Announcement That Psyko Steve Will Be Bringing The Mason Jar Back To Life As The Rebel Lounge Elicits Personal Memories Of First And Funnest Small-Venue Concerts Among A Large Swath Of Phoenix Metro Residents.

Phoenix Comicon Preps New Downtown Invasion

After a Record Setting Year of Attendance in 2014, Phoenix Comicon is Coming Back to Downtown Phoenix May 28 to 31 With Even Bigger Names And Perhaps Crowds That Exceed 100,000.

Bitcoin Summit At Sheraton Crescent Hotel On Pi Day

March 11 to 25: Featured Is a Summit for Bitcoin Users and Merchants, But Also Highlighted Are Committee Meetings, Healthcare Information, Democratic Women's Protests and More.

Devouring The Devoured Culinary Classic

This Weekend, The Arizona Culinary Festival Once Again Thrilled Foodies In The Phoenix Metro With Tasty Treats And Beverages Galore As Well As The Ability To Enjoy The One-Of-A-Kind Ambience.

The Net Neutrality Battle Is Not Over

Now That The FCC Has Ruled — And Telecom Companies Have Eyed Legal Action To Stop It — Is A Free And Open Internet Now A Sure-Thing For End-Users?

Crowd Devours Phoenix Bartending Competition

TThe Liquor-Based Offshoot Of The Devoured Phoenix Culinary Event Spotlights Some Of The Best Drink-Makers In The Phoenix Metro Who, Like The Attendees, All Went Home As Winners.

Thousands Expected To Protest Education Funding Cuts

Featured Is A Protest At The Capitol. Also Highlighted Are Community Meetups, A Discussion On 3D Printing, Bookstore Events, The Bitcoin Summit, And Much More.

An Artistic Life: Talking With Taylor Jensen

Longtime Phoenix-Metro Artist Talks Mentors, Procuring Shows, Living As An Artist, Music, And How He Is Writing A Children's Book In Part To Make His Mother Have Something To Brag About At Work.

Parraz, Citizens For A Better Arizona, Call It Quits

The Non-Profit Group That Spearheaded The Recall of Russell Pearce And Was Led And Founded By Activist Randy Parraz, Has Announced It Will Cease Operations And Focus Exclusively On Helping Get Democrats Elected.

Peace Fair And Music Fest Set To Rock Tucson

Featured Is A Free Fair and Music Festival, But Also Highlighted Are Various Committee Meetings, Civic Leadership Discussions, A Chance To Meet Author Philip Connors and More.

The Problem With, The Problem Of Whiteness

Amid The Furor Over The ASU Class That Seeks To Discuss How Whiteness Impacts The Ways Students Learn And Teachers Teach, A Professor Continues His Intellectual Journey As White Supremacists Jump On The Bandwagon.

Young Americans For Liberty Will Host Event At ASU

Featured Is A Meeting Of The Young Americans For Liberty, But Also Highlighted Are Wilderness Graffiti Volunteering, City Of Phoenix Workshops, Political Discussions and Much More.

Top 5 Phoenix Eateries In Which To Break A Heart

Whether You Are An Uncouth Rude-Boy, A Cold-Hearted Ice Princess or Or Simply A Sociopath, These Downtown Phoenix Restaurants Can Serve Your Palate As You Get Down To The Business Of Breaking Someone's Heart.

Roosevelt Row Denizens Fight Inevitable Progress

More Than A Decade After The Downtown Phoenix Neighborhood Began Its Revival By Utilizing Unique Architecture And The Passions Of Local Artists, Deep-Pocketed Developers Are Eying The Area For An Overhaul.

The Projection Bombing Of Super Bowl 49

Local Artist Collective Onomoly Merges Technology And Artistic Statement To Create Free Speech Platform For Phoenix Residents Stifled By The Big Game.

Arizona Legislature Convenes Amid Cloudy Budget Forecast

With An Entirely New Lineup Among The Elected Leadership Positions — Gov. Ducey, Speaker of the House Gowan and Senate President Biggs — Challenges Will Test Opening Proposals To Meet Budget Requirements.

Arizona And Local Prime Cuts 2014

From Political Tidbits And Issues That Caught The Attention Of Most Of The State To Information And Coverage Of Popular Events, Modern Times Magazine Reflected A Diverse, Energetic Population.

The Meh-vel Experience

The Marvel Experience — A Traveling Amusement Park Attraction That Recently Opened At Salt River Fields — Fails To Deliver On The Pre-Opening Day Bravado Of Its Creators, Bringing Ho-Hum Thrills To A Brand Known For Superhero Feats.

Ashley Naftule On How To Avoid The Performance Rut

One Of Phoenix's Oddest And Most Over The Top Performance Artists Talks About Getting Started, Past, Characters, Some Awful Early Performances, And How To Keep It Fresh.

Brisbon Shooting Response Continues To Roil In Phoenix

After Nearly A Week Of Marches And Protests, Local Residents Took A Night Off Wednesday, But All Indications Point Toward A Long, Drawn-Out Campaign To Change The Way Communities Are Kept Safe.

Mesa Grad School To Host Creative Writing Conference

Wilkes University, A New Entrant Into The Phoenix Metro Education Landscape, Is Highlighting Their Creative Writing Graduate Program With An Open-To-The Public Creative Writing Conference And An All-Collegiate Poetry Slam.

Phoenix Marchers Rile First Friday, Decry Police Violence

Phoenix-Metro Residents Including Some Who Marched Thursday, Anarchists And Downtown Residents, Marched Up And Down Roosevelt Street Before Being Stopped By Police In Riot Gear On Their Way To Police Headquarters.

Creator Of New Bio Discusses The Infamous Jack Durant

The Phoenix Metro Filmmaker And His Production Company, Running Wild Films, Have Been Working On The Production For The Past Two Years And Are About To Begin Filming In Arizona’s Capitol With Hollywood Talent.

Phoenix Protest Of Brisbon Shooting: Just The Beginning

Thursday Night In Downtown Phoenix, More Than 100 Gathered To Protest The Tuesday Incident That Ended With The Death Of Rumain Brisbon, With More Events Scheduled For First Friday In Downtown Phoenix.

The Marvel Universe Is Set To Save The Phoenix Metro

Black Panthers, Black Widows And She-Hulks, Oh My: The Marvel Experience Brings One-Of-A-Kind Technology And The Earth's Mightiest Heroes Together For A Once In A Lifetime Superhero Extravaganza At Salt River Fields.

Marvel Experience Contest Deadline Extended To Dec. 12

Modern Times Magazine Is Teaming Up With The Marvel Experience To Give One Lucky Writer The Chance To Earn Two Free Tickets To The World Preview Event By Submitting An Original Piece Of Micro-Fiction Before Dec. 5.

Arizona GOP Wins 2014 Battle, Preps For 2016 War

Republicans Continued Their National Win Streak In Arizona To Nab The State’s Executive Seats, But Democrats Still Manage To Celebrate Thanks To Wins By Gallego, Sinema and Kirkpatrick.

Arizona State Fair Week One Wrapup

Concerts Take Center Stage: Amidst The Giant Corn Dogs, Turkey Legs, $10 Beers, And $20 Rides, The Amazing Headliner Concert Series At Veterans Memorial Coliseum Is A Cacophony Of Wonderful Treats.

The Night Porsha O. Stole The Show

At The Finals Of The Individual World Poetry Slam 2014 in Phoenix, A Bevy Of Talented, Enthusiastic And Bold Performers Took The Stage To Say Their Piece And Entertain The Crowd But One Woman Grabbed The Room By The Collar And Slammed It Into Submission.

Rides + Music + Games = Arizona State Fair

The Equation Adds Up Every year As Millions Head To The State Fairgrounds For A Summer (Or Autumn) Tradition To Walk The Midway, Eat, People Watch And More With Friends And Family.

Phoenix Comicon Goes Christmas Spectacular?

The Local Geek Event Celebrates Some Of The Hottest Franchises And Styles Of Our Collective Culture Expands Its Reach With A Winter Event That Just Might Make Christmas Shoppers Stop At University Of Phoenix Stadium In December.

Even After Resigning, Pearce Will Not Go Away

Now That Russell Pearce Has Left His Republican Party Position After Drawing Criticism — Even From Within The Party — Some Might Think He Will Go Away, But The Reality Of The Situation Indicates Something More Troubling About The American Right.

Electrical Magic: Long Live The Firehouse

Thanks To An Incredibly Successful IndieGoGo Campaign, The Firehouse Will Be Able To Afford To Make Its City Of Phoenix Mandated Electrical Upgrades But They Are Still In Need Of Financial Support Heading Into Share Fire Festival.

The Night Ruben Gallego Became A Congressman

In An Important Democratic Primary, Ruben Gallego Gains The Nomination — And Effectively The Congressional Seat — More Than Two Months Before The General Election.

Races To Watch In The Arizona Midterm Primaries

With The State’s Primaries On The Horizon We Take A Look At Some Interesting Races, Including Those For Governor, Corporation Commission and Congressional Districts No. 7 and 9.

Woodstock: The Festival That Changed The World

Phoenix Center For The Arts Shows The Documentary Film Of One Of The Most Famous Cultural Events Of All Time To Celebrate The 45-Year Anniversary Of The Festival That Changed Music And The World.

Second Annual Film Festival Comes To Welcome Diner

Kitchy Downtown Eatery Hopes To Beat The Summer Slump With Short Film Contest — No More Than Three Minutes Total — Featuring Specially Selected Props And A Some Special Lines Of Dialogue.

Grand Canyon Coal Plant Deal Is Short-Term Band-Aid

The EPA Has Approved A Proposal By The Self-Proclaimed Technical Working Group — Led By Salt River Project And Other Plant Owners — That Will Reduce Emissions At The Navajo Generating Station By One-Third.

Phoenix Set To Host Copper State Poetry Slam

For The Second Year In A Row, The Capital Of Arizona Will Be The Center Of The State's Spoken Word Universe When Downtown Phoenix Hosts The State Championship Of Slam Poetry.

Flagstaff: More Than Just Cooler Than Phoenix

No Matter What Interests — Or Budget — A Traveller Might Have, Flagstaff Has A Plethora Of Local Activities Along With Many Others Within A One-Hour Drive That Make It A Great Place To Escape Summer Temperatures.

Arizona, Keep The Focus On Ersula Ore

Despite The Rancor Surrounding The Incident Based Upon Racial Profiling Concerns, The Case Is More Accurately About How ASU Police And Other Peace Officers Interact With Residents.

Consciousness Calendar July 1 to 15

Midsummer In The Phoenix Metro Means There Are Some Literally Hot Events, Including Gatherings Of Right And Left-Wing Activists As Well As Ways To Expand What We Think We Know.

July 4th Events In The Phoenix Metro

A Sampling Of Some Of The Biggest And Best Things To Do Over The Independence Day Weekend As Well As Some Interesting, Yet Relatively Unknown, Trivia.

Consciousness Calendar June 24 to July 8

As Summer Gets Into Full Swing, Independence Day Brings A PALS Protest At The Circus, Local Anarchists Hosting A Documentary, All While The Primary Election Looms Ever Nearer.

Made In The Shade Beer Festival A Sudsy Good Time

While The Event Was As Good As Ever — Featuring Cool Temperatures, Plenty Of Beer And Good Music — The V.I.P. Section Was Just A Bit Too Costly For Very Little Return.

The Future Of Electric Power Is Buzzing In Arizona

As Small And Private Solar Generation Becomes Increasingly Widespread, Public Utilities And The Arizona Corporation Are Taking Aim At New Regulations That May Also Include Fuel Cells, Batteries And Other Technologies.

Consciousness Calendar June 17 to July 1

Featured This Week Is HIV Testing Day, A Consciousness Raising Event On Race In America, World Refugee Day, As Well As An Immigration And Worker Rally.

Beers, Brews, And Cool Arizona Breezes

Flagstaff’s Made In The Shade Beer Tasting Festival Does More than Provide A Respite From The Central And Southern Arizona Heat, It Also Raises Money For A Good Cause.

Consciousness Calendar June 10 to 24

June’s Heat Will Continue To Envelope The Phoenix Metro As Consciousness Raising Events Continue Unabated, Including LUNAFEST, A Demonstration Against Planned Parenthood And A Homelessness Fundraiser.

Fight Against Urban Camping Continues In Phoenix

Ballot Initiative And A Street Newspaper Are Being Organized By The Phoenix Campaign To Legalize Urban Kamping In Hopes Of Ending Ordinance That Makes It A Crime To Be Homeless.

Consciousness Calendar May 27 to June 10

Summer Is Full-Steam Ahead With Activities That Include Progressive Advocacy Training, Non-Governmental Organization and Public Wayfinding Events, Community Gardening And More.

Arizona Prison Theater Project Ponders Hard Time

ASU Graduate Student Julie Rada Works With A Group Of First Time Offenders And The Result Is A Self-Scripted Work That Uses Dreams To Help Inmates Realize Brighter Tomorrows.

Thousands Expected To March Against Monsanto In Tempe

The Third Annual Protest Of The Agrichemical Company — And World’s Largest Seed Supplier — Will Be Held In And Around Downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue District Saturday Morning.

Consciousness Calendar May 20 To June 3

Featured Is A Gathering Of Experts And Policy Wonks From Throughout The Globe Which Will Descend On Scottsdale; Also Featured Are Protests, Marches And Educational Gatherings Galore.

Will Phoenix Comicon Sell-Out In 2014?

Due To Concerns From The Phoenix Fire Marshal, Phoenix Comicon Puts Caps On Attendance This Year And May Have To Turn Away Those Relying On Buying Memberships On-Site.

Channeling The Authors Of The U.S. Constitution

Timothy Sandefur, Lead Attorney For The Pacific Legal Foundation's Economic Liberty Project, Warns That Progressive Government Was Not The Intent Of The Founding Fathers At A Goldwater Institute Luncheon.

Memorial Day Events In The Phoenix Metro

Originally Began In The Aftermath Of The Civil War, Memorial Day Remembers The Eternal Sacrifices Thousands Have Made In Military Action On Behalf of The People Of The United States.

Salmon and Sinema Provide Sneak-Peek At 2014 Election

Amongst The Members Of The East Valley Partnership In Mesa Earlier This Week, U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon and Kyrsten Sinema Discussed The Issues That Will Likely Dominate The Arizona Political Landscape in 2014.

Consciousness Calendar May 13 To 27

May Concludes With Several Memorial Day Events, The 2nd Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies, The Harvey Milk Passion And Politics Brunch, And The 2014 March Against Monsanto.

Donate To Phoenix Food Banks At The Mailbox This Saturday

In The Extension Of A Tradition Began Nearly 40 Years Ago In The Phoenix Metro, Letter Carriers Across The Country Will Collect Food Left At Post Boxes On May 10.

Debating The U.S. Constitution

The Modified Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Between A Constitutionalist And A Democrat Was Sponsored By The Conservative Business League; Another Is Scheduled For May 13 In Casa Grande.

Consciousness Calendar May 6 To 20

As The 2014 Election Grows Closer, Partisan Events Abound As Do Community Education Opportunities, Chances To Engage Yourself And Others And To Find New Perspectives.

Sex Trafficking Recruitment Goes Social

Social Media And Crossover Publications From Major Media Companies Are Among The Tools Which Profiteers Of Sex Trafficking Use To Lure Their Victims.

Sex Trafficking Thrives In The Phoenix Metro

Although Next Year's Super Bowl In Glendale Adds Lumens To The Spotlight, Sex Trafficking Still Can (And Does) Happen In Phoenix, And Unfortunately Teens Are Most At Risk.

Consciousness Calendar April 29 To May 13

The Lovely Month Of May Brings To The Phoenix Metro State Legislature Wrap-Ups, A Debate Between A Democratic Congressional Candidate And A Libertarian Constitutionalist, And Several Sierra Club Events.

Northwest Snowpack Grows, But Southwest Remains Dry

Early April Is The Transition Period From Snow Accumulation To Snowmelt, And The Month’s Forecast Is Important For Water Supply Planning In The Region.

Secretary Of Navy Talks Energy Security At ASU Event

Secretary Ray Mabus Discusses The Department Of Defense’s Plan To Increase Its Renewable Energy Use By At Least Half By 2020, And The Navy’s Collaborative Research With Universities And Other Agencies.

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.


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.

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.

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 Today
Three 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
Legends Stills, Mathis Tuned To Thrill Phoenix

Unlimited Arts Calendar July 22 To Aug. 5: Featured Are The Phoenix Metro Appearances Of Legends Johnny Mathis and STephen Stills As Well As Local Theatre And Visits From Trending National Musical Acts.

George Lopez Hits Phoenix, Raises Food Bank Awareness

Unlimited Arts July 8 to 22: Featured Is A Comedy Show That Is Also A Canned-Food Drive As Well As Out-Of-Town Music Acts, Theater Announcements And Much More.

Northern Nights Music Festival Is A Cool EDM Event

Featured Is A Trip To Northern California For Northern Nights, An EDM Nature Festival As Well As Events In The Phoenix Metro That Will Hopefully Make The Summer Heat A Bit More Bearable.

2015 Warped Tour: A Sweaty, Musical, Happy Mess

The 2015 Vans Warped Tour Made Its Stop Through Arizona, And Opened A Very Mixed Bag Of Fun, Way Too Much Sun And Musical Treats That Somehow Makes It All Bearable.

First Look: Jurassic World

The Fourth Film In The Series Suspends Disbelief With A Tale That Is Remarkably Believable, Primarily Thanks To The Real Stars Of The Film: Raptors, Indominous Rex And The Rest Of The CGI Dinosaurs.

Local Dance Crews Descend Upon Symphony Hall

Featured Are Some Of The Top Young Dancers In The Phoenix Metro, Rock And Roll, Bluegrass, A James Joyce Literary Event That Will Be Bathed In Beer, As Well As Other Intriguing And Thrilling Events.

New Orleans Jazz Comes To Phoenix

Unlimited Arts: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Will Make A One-Night Appearance At The Musical Instrument Museum, As Well As Symphony Performances And A Gaggle Of Great Events Throughout The Phoenix Metro.

Phoenix Film Festival Rewind: Memorable Movies

The 2015 Phoenix Film Festival Recently Wrapped Up It's Eight Day Takeover Of The Harkins Scottsdale 101 And Had A Lot To Offer Attendees.

Lightning In A Bottle Readies 10-Year Spectacular

Unlimited Arts May 14 And Beyond: Featured Is The Premier Alternative/New Age Music And Life Festival As Well As Local Events And Happenings In The Phoenix Metro.

Celtic Women Will Raid The PHX Metro For One Night

Unlimited Arts April 29 to May 13: Featured Is An All-Female Irish Musical Experience As Well As Hard Rock Acts That Could Blow Out Windows, Theatrical Escapades And Much, Much, More.

Tucson Folk Festival Celebrates Its 30th Year

Featured Is The Preeminent Folk Festival Of The Southwest But Also Included Is Performances By Rock Bands, Pop Favorites, Classical Standards, And Theatrical Events For All Ages.

Hardcore Group Resists "Bro" Culture

Roger Zubiate Of Local Hardcore Band, Cloak, Reviews Their First Year And First Release As A Band, Discussing Musical And Lyrical Aspirations As Well As Where The Band Is Headed In 2015.

The Reverend Horton Heat Brings Rockabilly To PHX

Unlimited Arts: Also Featured Is A Four Chambers Event, An Australian Songstress, A UK Rock Duo Backed By Rick Rubin, And A Royal Family Of Reggae Who Will Bring The Irie To The Phoenix Metro.

Review: Phoenix Lights Festival Triumphs

The Prospective Energy That Preceded The Phoenix Lights Festival Was Exceeded By The Lights, Atmosphere, People And Powerful Performances By All The DJs, Especially Headliners Zeds Dead and Hardwell.

Phoenix Lights Festival Hosts Epic DJs, Unique Party

Headliner Hardwell, Canadian Duo Zeds Dead And Phoenix First-Timer Lane 8 Will Bring The Beats To Civic Space Park This Saturday For An Extraterrestrially-Inspired Outdoor Extravaganza.

Phoenix Film Festival Gears Up For Its 15th Year

Now In Its 15th Year, The Largest Film Event In The State Will Bring Hollywood Heavyweights And Local Luminaries To North Scottsdale For A Celebration Of Cinema.

Science Rocks PHX! Set To Jam At Civic Space Park

Featured Is A Unique, Combination Event In Downtown Phoenix, But Also, For A Thrill Catch Gershwin Classics At The Phoenix Symphony, Romeo and Juliet, The Cerny Brothers, Heavy Glow And More.

Warhol To Invade Phoenix Art Museum On First Friday

Unlimited Arts: Featured Is A First Friday For The Ages At The Phoenix Art Museum. Also: A Youth Sounds Of Arizona Concert, The Wicker Suitcase, And Hurray For The Riff Raff.

Five Phoenix Albums That Should Not Be Ignored

Small Leaks Sink Ships, Wolvves, decker., The Ricardos, And The Stakes Have All Dropped New Albums In The Early Part Of 2015 And So Far It’s Looking Like A Good Year For Phoenix Music.

The Moseys Results: The Best In Phoenix Metro Music

Modern Times Magazine Presents The Results Of Our Second Annual Mosey Awards For Best Band, Best Lead Singer, Best Song And Much, Much More As Voted On By Our Readership.

The Da Vinci Codex

Leonardo Da Vinci's Personal Diary Of Ideas, Theories, And Diagrams Comes To The Phoenix Art Museum For A Limited Engagement In The Steele Gallery.

Fairy Bones Shows Off A Flair For Dramatics

Phoenix-based Synth Punk Four-Piece Will Get Dramatical On Their Debut L.P. With A Listening Party At The Welcome Diner And A Release Party Jan. 31 At Scottsdale’s The Rogue Bar.

Vote The Moseys: The Best In Phoenix Metro Music

Modern Times Magazine's Resident Expert On The Phoenix Metro Music Scene, Jeff Moses, Presents His Preliminary Picks For Best Band, Best Lead Singer, Best Song And Much, Much More And Invites Fans To Vote For The Winners.

MMMF Local Stage Announced

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Has Announced Their 2015 Local Stage And In Their 12th Outing They Have Picked A Spectacular Bunch Of Bands To Represent The Phoenix Metro.

Music/Arts Prime Cuts 2014

From First-Run Blockbusters To The Intricacies Of The Local Music Scene, The Modern Times Magazine's Top-Read Music/Arts Articles From 2014 Show The Depth Of Interest That Is Alive And Well In The Phoenix Metro.

Coachella's Drake Pick Is Bad Mojo For Major Festivals

The Coachella Lineup Has Been Announced And With Emo-Hip-Hop Superstar Drake Headlining, It Appears The Essence Of Cool Which Festivals Like Coachella Once Exuded Is Now Available For Purchase To The Highest Bidder.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015 Lineup

The Phoenix Metro's Best Musical Event Has Reached Back And Hit It Out Of The Park With Stellar 2015 Lineup Featuring Mainstream Appeal And Jam-Band Tradition, Featuring A Greater Emphasis On EDM.

Hip Hop + Seinfeld = A Freshtivus For The Rest Of Us

Local Clothing Brand Joins Forces With Hip-Hop Community And National Level Headliners To Make One Of The Best Rap Shows Of The Holiday Season In The Phoenix Metro.

Tristan Jemsek of Dogbreth Talks Tours, Classic Rock, More

Fresh Off An International Tour With Andrew Jackson Jihad, The DIY Phoenix-Based Outfit Shares That Some Of The Members Have A Love For Classic Rock Luminaries Such As Pink Floyd, The Eagles And The Boss.

MMMF Leaks Part Of Local Lineup, Predictions

Perhaps The Best Music Festival In The Phoenix Metro, McDowell Mountain Music Festival Has More Competition Than Ever In 2014, But Organizers Remain Unfazed As They Prepare Their Twelfth Annual Jam Band Fest.

Totally Gnarly: 1980s Night At The Arizona State Fair

The Treat For Arizonans Who Still Love The Music Of The 1980s — Hair, Synthesizers And All — Was That The Bands Were Able To Deliver Some Respectable Performances More Than 30 Years Later.

ALMF: The Phoenix Metro Music Scene Rocked It

In Their Fifth Edition, The Apache Lake Music Festival Grew In Leaps And Bounds: They Attracted A DIverse Group Of Bands From All Over The Phoenix Metro  Music Scene With The End Result One Of The Most Fun Events Around.

Live Updates From Apache Lake Music Festival 2014

Music/Arts Editor Jeff Moses Will Be On The Ground All Weekend At Apache Lake For ALMF 2014 Providing Commentary And Exclusive Interviews At One Of The Premier Music Events In Phoenix.

Raymond McAndrew Talks Perfect Pussy

The Guitarist Talks Being In A Cutting Edge, Woman-Led Punk Band, The Syracuse, N.Y. Music Scene, Relentless Touring As Well As Giving Updates On Side Projects Like SSWAMPZZ.

Nothing ‘Sublime’ About A Glorified Cover Band

It Is Rude And Somewhat Embarrassing To Anyone Who Ever Listened To The Bradley Nowell Line Up's Music That Eric Wilson Is Enabling The Monstrosity Known As Sublime With Rome To Tour Using The Name Sublime, Or Even Play Music At All.

It May Be Fall, But It Is Always Springtime For Hitler

Arizona Broadway Theater Has Opened Their 10th Season To Uproarious Laughter And Outrageously Offensive Jokes With Mel Brooks’ Hysterical Broadway Hit The Producers Featuring A Cast That Might Make One Forget They Are Not On The Real Broadway.

Roger Clyne Talks Music In The Phoenix Metro

Roger Clyne And The Peacemakers Are Legends In The Southwest Who May Know Better Than Anyone What The Area’s Music Scene Was And Can Be: Catch Them Saturday, Oct. 18 At Downtown Phoenix’s Pressroom.

Summer Ends Music Disaster

Luckyman’s Big Time Fall Festival Falls Flat On Its Face Due To Poor Planning, Underwhelming Promotion, Incoherent Musical Acts, Way Too Many Rules, And A Destructive Storm.

The DJentrifiers Palace

Some Of The Biggest Musical Acts In The World To Put On The First Ever Summers End Music Festival At Tempe Beach Park And Modern Times Magazine Is On The Scene With Live Updates With Boots On The Ground.

Summers End Music Festival Live Updates

Some Of The Biggest Musical Acts In The World To Put On The First Ever Summers End Music Festival At Tempe Beach Park And Modern Times Magazine Is On The Scene With Live Updates With Boots On The Ground.

Rubber Brother Prepares To Show Out With Blow Out

Instructions Set To Headline Rubber Brother Records' First Big Show Since Their Former Tempe-Based Venue, The Parliament Shut Down At Trunk Space In Downtown Phoenix.

Decoded: Apache Lake Music Festival’s 2014 Lineup

A Little More Than One Month Until Show Time, ALMF Has Released The Lineup For Their Oct. 24 and 25 Lakeside Shindig In Eastern Arizona And Phoenix Metro Music Critic Extraordinaire, Jeff Moses, Breaks It On Down.

Arizona State Fair 2014: Little Bit Country, Rock And Soul

Danny Zelisko Presents And The Arizona State Fair Are Teaming Up Once Again With The Result Being A Concert Series That On Paper May Be One Of The Best To Grace The State Of Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Bands From Different Lands: Survay Says!

This Month’s Spotlight Shines All The Way To New Jersey To Find A Ska/Punk Band That, Because Of Their Extensive Touring, Feels Like The GArden State Isn’t As Homey As It Used To Be.

Garage Punks Thin Bloods Talk Tumors, Viruses

Tempe Based Three Piece With A Grunge Rock Sound Are All Set For A Record Release Date At the Crescent Ballroom With Playboy Manbaby, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, and Boss Frog.

Shining A Spotlight On Ernest Borgnine

The Former Character Actor Who Also Took Several Turns As A Leading Man Dishes On How He Was Nearly Type-Cast As A Bad Guy And A Few Lessons He Learned From His Mother.

Where Art Meets Music: Ryan Stilwell

With A Child On The Way And A Hefty Live Show Schedule As Lead Singer Of Glendale’s Black Bottom Lighters, “Stilly” Still Finds Time To Put Paint To Canvas And Create More Than Music.

Going Deep Over Deep Purple’s New Tour

Take A Trip Down Memory Lane And Then Back To The Future With The Original Highway Stars Who Bring To The Stage Some Of The Most Recognizable Riffs In Rock.

Music You Need To Be Hearing: Scorpion Vs. Tarantula

Their Sound May Not Be Original, But Their Live Show Is Second To None In The Phoenix Metro. The Band Also Known As SVT Proves With Every Live Show That Rock And Roll Is Alive In Phoenix.

Lorde To Curate Soundtrack For Next Hunger Games Film

The 17-Year-Old Kiwi Sensation Seems To Have Already Conquered Every Other Facet Of Contemporary Music So She Has Now Set Her Sights On Making Film Soundtrack Albums.

High School Punk Band Drops Debut Record

Gilbert’s The Line Cutters Release Their First Attempt At An Album And Guess What? The Assemblage Of Tunes Is Absolutely Thrashtastic — Even If You Don’t Live In Suburbia.

Apache Lake Music Festival 2014 Wishlist

ALMF Is Preparing For Their Fourth Annual Festival And Since The Lineup Has Not Been Released Yet Here Is Our 10 Best Hopefuls For The Lakeside Party.

Tommy Rall Did It All!

Former MGM Studio Dancer — Who Was One Of The Most Admired Hoofers To Grace The Silver Screen— Talks About His Performances In Hollywood Classics As Well As Some Collaborations And Confrontations.

Bands From Different Lands: You Bred Raptors?

The Astoria, Queens, NYC-Based Dinosaur Obsessed Progressive Post Rock Has Found A Following In The City That Never Sleeps — And Hopefully Will Not Be A Victim Of A Lawsuit From Universal Pictures.

Phoenix Poet Blends Spoken Word And Circus Absurd

Phoenix-Based Poet Joy Young Uses Sharp Wits, Entertaining Antics And A New Spin On Spoken Word Poetry To Work Toward ‘Queering’ As Much As She Can.

Shirley Jones: From Prostitute To Mrs. Partridge

Along With Recollections Of Many Aspects Of Her Long And Storied Career, Jones Specifically Waxes About The Role That Earned Her An Oscar, As Well As The Profitable Role That Ultimately Ended Her Film Career.

Peter Pan Opens At Arizona Broadway Theatre

Peoria Based Dinner Theater Company Brings The Flying, Pirate Fighting, Perpetual Child To The Phoenix Metro With A Laugh-Heavy Rendition Of The Beloved Classic.

Measuring Up To James Cagney

More Than 25 Years After His Death And 115 Years Since He First Burst Forth Into The World, The Little Tough Guy Is Remembered For His Larger Than Life Persona And His Love Of Musicals And Dance.

No, No, Says Nanette: At Least Not Yet

Hollywood, Broadway And Television Legend Nanette Fabray Talks About Her Early Days In The Contract System And Working With Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks And Sid Caesar.

Where Art Meets Music: Tato Caraveo

Downtown Phoenix Based Muralist, Musician, And Bartender Is Quickly Becoming An In-Demand Muralist With Six Currently Viewable In The Phoenix Metro.

Music You Need To Be Hearing: DJ Scapegoat

Andy Cooper Is The Man Behind The Goat And While He Works On His ASU History Degree, He Brings A Healthy Dose Of Hip-Hop History To His Performances.

Tribute: Eli Wallach On Upstaging Clint Eastwood

The Veteran Method Actor — Who Passed Away Last Week At The Age Of 98 — Talks His Classic Pairing With Eastwood And Playing Mexican Bandits While Being A Born And Bred New Yorker.

Firefly Is On The Brink Of Elite Festival Status

Dover, Del., Hosts Four Day Music Festival With All The Bells And Whistles Of The U.S.A’s Mega Festivals Like Coach, Roo, Austin City Limits Thanks To A Community That Embraces The Event Like No Other.

June Lockhart: Always Down To Earth

The Perennial Mom — She Played The Maternal Characters In Lassie And Lost In Space Among Many Others — Carved An Acting Career That Is As American And Hometown As Apple Pie.

De-Mystifying The Martin Landau Method

The Hollywood Legend Dishes On Working With Hitchcock, The Roles That Have Buoyed Him In Recent Years And What Makes A Successful Acting Career.

Bands From Different Lands: Kitten Pyramid

In The First Edition Of What Is A New Monthly Series Reveals A U.K. Based Progressive Rock Band That Literally Plays For Better Mental Health.

The Best Cosplay From Phoenix Comicon 2014

From Zombie Barbie To The Main Characters From A Certain Fight Inspired Feature Film, Modern Times Magazine Has Selected The Best Cosplay We Captured Through Our Lenses.

Phoenix Comicon 2014 Recap

Now That The Southwest’s Pop Culture Event Has Wrapped, It’s Time For Some Constructive Criticism Of The Event As Well As Some Laurels For The Best Cosplay Attendees.

Judy Garland: A Legend Remembered

Publicized Early In Her Career As “Little Girl With A Great Big Voice,” The Hollywood Icon Developed Into One Of The Most Beloved Entertainers That Ever Graced The Silver Screen.

Phoenix Comicon Live Blog: Sunday

The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The Southwest Will Wrap Up This Year's Festivities With A Plentiful Lineup Including Panels About The Harry Potter Universe And Other Magical Fare.

Holy Wedding Proposals At PHX Comicon Batman!

Batman obsessed local artist Josh Kirby Proposed To His Fiancée In Front Of The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder, And The Woman With Nine Lives.

Phoenix Comicon Live Blog: Saturday

The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The South West Is Taking Place The Weekend Of June 5 Through June 8 And The Modern Times Crew Will Be There All Weekend.

Phoenix Comicon Live Blog: Friday

The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The Southwest Blasts Into Day Two With Some Spotlight Panels And Enough Fun For Everyone And The Modern Times Crew Will Again Be There To Capture It Live.

Phoenix Comicon Live Blog: Thursday

The Premier Pop Culture Event Of The South West Is Taking Place The Weekend Of June 5 Through June 8 And The Modern Times Crew Will Be There All Weekend.

Josh Kirby Straddles Phoenix Metro Art, Music Scenes

With His Band, Whiskey And The Barrels, and His Comic Book Obsessed Art Work, Josh Kirby Has Both Feet Firmly Planted In The Artistic And Musical Firmaments Of The Local Scene.

Bruce Dern: Rebel With A Cause

The Former Hottest And Most Eccentric Actor Of A Generation Talks About Inadvertently Training Terrorists, And His Silver Screen Swan Song With Contemporary, Powerhouse Performances.

Tempe Art A Gogh Gogh Ends Sail Inn Run

The Major Arts Night In The Phoenix Metro — Featuring Music And Much More — Will Need A New Home Due To The Sail Inn’s Impending Closure June 29.

Hollywood Comes To Phoenix

A Sneak Peak At The Costumes Depicting Iconic Characters From Classic Hollywood Films That Will Be On Display At The Phoenix Art Museum This Summer.

Summers End Music Festival Local Stage Announced

Tempe Beach Parks New Three Day Music Festival Just Released Which Phoenix Based Bands Made The Cut And Except For A Few Surprises, The Local Music Scene Is Well Represented.

Viva Las Vegas And Elvis, Of Course

More Than 50 Years After Making The Classic Film That Has Employed A Horde Of Impersonators In Bedazzled Jumpsuits, Elvis Presley’s Impact On His Co-Stars Is Virtually Unparalleled.

Summers End Music Festival Local Wish List

The Three Day Music Extravaganza Is All Set At Tempe Beach Park Except For The All Important And Heavily Coveted 14 Local Time Slots, And Music/Arts Editor Jeff Moses Makes His Picks.

When (And Why) Mr. Capra Took On Washington, D.C.

The Man Who Saved Columbia Pictures In The 1930s Will Always Be Remembered For His Iconic Films, But Beyond The Criticism That He Overly Romanticized American Life Are Films That Attacked Greed And Corruption.

Wolvves Attack!

Phoenix Based Garage Punks New E.P. Go Demon Or Go Home Has Bark, Bite And A Little Dangerous – A Noble Effort For An Up And Coming Band.

NXOEED's Hidden Gallery In Phoenix

Phoenix Based Artist James B. Hunt Prepares To Unleash A Gallery Show, Treasure Hunt Style This Saturday In And Around Various Haunts Within The Phoenix Metro.

Why We Celebrate Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday

From Google’s Search Page To Headlines Across Newspapers And The Inter-webs, The World Recognized What Would Have Been The 85th Birthday Of Every Body's Fair Lady.

Black Bottom Lighters Hope To Go International

Glendale-Based Reggae Outfit Competes Through Online Vote And Live Performances For Chance To Play The Hard Rock Rising Music Festival In Rome, Italy.

Classic Batman Pows Its Way To Phoenix Comicon

Adam West, Burt Ward And Julie Newmar Will Bring The Classic Vibe To Phoenix Comicon As The Stars Of The Original, Campy TV Batman Will Make An Appearance At The Southwest’s Pop Culture Showcase.

Keeping The Faith In Hollywood

In Recognition Of Jewish-American Heritage Month, A Remembrance Of Some Of The Greatest Contributions To Popular Culture From Hollywood Icons And Legends Including Spielberg And Seinfeld.

Live Updates: Miami Loco Art Walk

The Three-Day Art Party In Miami, Ariz. Attracts Many Of Best And Brightest In The State’s Arts Scene And Modern Times Is Live On Location With Observations And More.

Jason Of All Trades

As Phoenix Based Artist Jason Louiselle Prepares To Close His Show At Cloud City He Opens Up With Modern Times Magazine About Moving To Phoenix, How He Built The Wooden Tree And Playing The Bass.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Daryl Washington's Fate Is A Punch In The Face For Cards

The Player's Past Actions Have Resulted In Drug And Domestic Violence Suspensions, And Even If He Is Becomes A Member Of The Squad In 2015, He Will Negatively Impact The Team And Society.

LaRussa, Dbacks Brain Trust Pushing The Right Buttons

With Performances Indicative Of A Young, Hungry Team, The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Have Been Properly Motivated Through Guile And Cunning — And Perhaps The Tomas Experiment Was More About Lamb.

Cactus League Nixes Value, Loses Relevance

Beyond The Recent Hubbub Over The Loss Of Small-Town Intimacy That Was The Hallmark Of Arizona's Spring Training Experience Is The Simple Fact A Better Baseball Experience Is To Be Had At Other Venues With Other Teams.

Dragic Fiasco Is A Major Failure For Phoenix Suns

It Seems The Relationship Between The Slovenian Guard And The Front Office Is Broken, But Why? Also, Fitz Signs With The Cardinals Again And The Arizona Diamondbacks Will Soon See If Stewart And LaRussa Can Run An Organization.

NFL Domestic Violence Saga: Follow The Money

Despite What The NFL, Team Owners, And Players Say, Fixing The Off-Field Violence Problem Is Not As Important As Winning, Selling Merchandise And Signing Billion-Dollar Television Deals.

The Last Word On Marshawn Lynch?

Journalists And Other Sports Commentators Should Halt The Superstar Tailback From Building A Brand Through His Anti-Hero Antics By Simply Taking Away His Soapbox Since He Has Nothing To Say Anyway.

Super Bowl Stars Super Apprehensive With Media

Marshawn Lynch and Bill Belichick Maintain Standoffish Relationship With The Media Amidst Ever-Mounting Hype Building Up To The Big Game In Glendale.

As Deflategate Simmers, Patriots Plot Next Tricks

Despite The Attention Brought About By The Under-Inflated Balls, Belichick And The New England Patriots Are Likely Plotting Some Way To Gain A Tactical Advantage In The Super Bowl.

Why Fans Should Care About The Super Bowl Sex Trade

Along With The Seahawks, Patriots And More Than 100,000 Fans, Sex Traffickers And Their Victims Will Likely Be Making A Special Trip To The Phoenix Metro Over The Next Two Weeks.

Sports Prime Cuts 2014

In These Days Of Sport Overload — No Fan Can Imbibe All Of the Sports Chatter From the Plethora Of Devoted Television Channels, Websites, And Radio Outlets — Modern Times Magazine Picks Its Spots.

Don't Hold Your Breath On A Goran Dragic Trade

The Dragon Has Been As Good, Or Perhaps Even Better, Than Steve Kerr Prophesied He'd Be After The 2008 Draft, And The Organization WIll Not Likely Get Enough For Him.

Will Larry Fitzgerald Return To Arizona Cardinals?

Now That The Season That Once Held So Much Promise Is Now Over, The Future Of One Of The Best Wide Receivers To Ever Haul In The Pigskin Is In The Balance With Little Hope Of A Happy Resolution.

Can The Arizona Cardinals Regain Defensive Dominance?

Heading Into This Weekend’s Playoff Battle Against The Carolina Panthers, The Arizona Cardinals Must Find A Way To Contain Cam Newton, But With Recent Failures Against Similarly Styled Quarterbacks, The Task Is Daunting.

Lynch, Belichick Lead Press Conference Hall Of Shame

During The Holiday Season, One Might Assume That Even The Most Hardened NFL Press Conference Curmudgeon Might Find A Shred Of Professionalism, But Marshawn Lynch And Bill Belichick Are Not Average Scrooges.

In Search Of: A Hollywood Ending For Cardinals Fans

Kurt Warner Is Not — And Should Not — Make A Comeback. But There Are Some Candidates Who Could Come Out Of Relative Obscurity And Be Able To Possibly Lead The Cardinals To The Promised Land.

Darnell Dockett Is At It Again

This Time, The Lovable Internet Troll Who Also Happens To Be One Of The Best To Ever Suit Up For The Arizona Cardinals, Concocted That He Was On Jury Duty In An Ironic, Satire-Filled Tweetfest That Ended With A Malia Obama Reference.

Hey, NFL, No More Hollow PR Campaigns, OK?

With The 2014 Season Of The National Football League Already Destined To Go Down In History As The Year Of Domestic Violence, The NFL Wages A Public Relations Campaign That Merely Deflects Responsibility Once Again.

Moves That Might Bring The D-backs Back In Contention

Tony LaRussa, The Arizona Diamondbacks Head Honcho For Baseball, Wants A Winning Team On The Field, But In Order To Accomplishment That Feat, Maybe They Should Sign Melky Cabrera And Trade Some Fan Favorites.

In Search Of Phoenix Suns' Early Struggles

With Expectations High For The Young Season, The Pedestrian Start Of Has Fans And Prognosticators Questioning The Signing Of Isiah Thomas But The Real Question Is When Will Dragic And Bledsoe Elevate Their Games?

Drew Stanton Will Be Good Enough For Cardinals

Despite The Loss Of Former Heisman Trophy Winner And Top Tier FIeld General Carson Palmer, Perennial Backup Drew Stanton Only Needs To Be Efficient And Turnover Free For The Cardinals To Gain A First Round Bye.

Joe Maddon Is A Larger Than Life, Manager Of Yore

Baseball Has Always Had Its Weird, Abrupt Separations Of Men And Organizations And In That Tradition, The Departure Of Maddon From The Tampa Bay Rays To The Chicago Cubs Will Be One That Is Remembered For A Long Time.

Larry Fitzgerald Is The Heart Of Arizona Cardinals

The Dreadlocked One By Way Of Minnesota Is Having A Rebirth This Season After The Disasters That Were The Immediate Post-Kurt Warner Years And Has Played A Major Role In Developing The Receiver Corps.

Royals Tug The Heart, But Giants Have The Arm

Regardless Of The Great, Cinderella Story That Is The Kansas City Royals, The San Francisco Giants Have Madison Bumgarner On Their Side And He Just Might Be The Hurler That Defines The Dynasty.

Darnell Dockett Is A Loveable Meathead Troll

The Currently Injured, Defensive Line Standout For The Cardinals Is Obviously Having Fun With Fans And That He Is A Living The Dream Of A Player In The National Football League

Cheers, Sales And Boos At Suns' Open Practice

Since It Is The Phoenix Metro, Fans Are Always Most Active When Free T-Shirts Are Being Passed Out, But From The Tenor Of The Play On The Court In The Preseason, This Year’s Team Remains Focused On Playing Hard — Even When It Supposedly Doesn't Matter.

Did Chip Hale Win The Press Conference?

Perception Is Reality, Especially In Professional Sports Where Champions Are Usually Derived From Those Willing To Push Themselves To Win, And If The Press Conference Is Any Indication, Chip Hale Is The Right Guy To Step Into The Hot Seat With The Arizona Diamondbacks.

Chip Hale A Surprising, But Smart Pick For Dbacks

The Coming Home Party For The Former University Of Arizona Star And Longtime Contributor To The Diamondbacks Will Be A Welcome Breath Of Fresh Air To A Team That Has Suffered Through A Season That Saw Them Finish With The Worst Record In Baseball.

Royals Vs. Orioles Shapes Up As A Great ALCS

Despite The Fact That Neither Team Is In A Major Market — And The Calls From Big City Opinion-Makers Like Ken Rosenthal That No One Will Care — People Will Watch And The Game Action Will Likely Be More Than Thrilling, But Legendary.

Arizona Cardinals: Finally Beaten And Now Battered

Despite The Tough And Tenacious Team That Had Begun To Show Itself Over The First Few Games, The Arizona Cardinals Are Getting Thin Along The Defensive Front And Nearly Non Existent At The Quarterback Position: Plus Suns and D-backs Tidbits.

Hey, LaRussa, Dbacks: Don’t Forget About Bob Brenly

The Only Man To Ever Have Led The Diamondbacks To The World Series Has Been Sitting In The Broadcast Booth For The Past Two Seasons — Will He Finally Get A Chance To Return To The Dugout For The Team That Spurned Him In 2004?

The Worst Of Major League Baseball

As Many Prepare To Nominate Their Picks For The Standard Post-Season Laurels, We Pull Away From The Pack And Identify The Leading Contenders For Least Valuable Player, Not Cy Young, And Shouldn’t Have Been A Rookie Of The Year.

Cardiac No Longer, Cardinals Are Now Capable

Less Than A Quarter Of The NFL Season Has Passed, But The Arizona Cardinals Are Looking Like A Team That Will Accept Nothing Less Than A Playoff Berth And Perhaps Much, Much More — Like A Deep Run In The Playoffs?

Goodell Has Fomented His Own Demise

Despite The Ray Rice And Adrian Peterson Scandals, By Penalizing Marijuana Smokers More Than Violent Tendencies, The Crumbling Reign Of Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The National Football League Is Clearly A Result Of His Own Policies.

Let's Hear It For The Phoenix Mercury

In A Somewhat Fitting Turn Of Events, The State Of Arizona And The Phoenix Metro — Which Happens To Be A Respectable, Although Not A Top-Tier Area — Is On A Run Of Respectable, Although Not Top-Tier, Sports Championships.

Ray Rice Should Be Knocked Out, Too

Now That The Video Of Former Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice Punching And Knocking Out His Wife, He Should Be Banned From The Game To Send A Message That Such Actions Are Unacceptable In Modern Society.

Cardinals Win And Look OK Doing It

Despite The Off-Season Revamping Of The Defense — And Especially The Linebacking Corps — Stopping The San Diego Chargers Was Not A Concern. Also, Mercury Gets Stanton’s Support And Dbacks Relieve Kevin Towers.

Arizona Cardinals Take Tactical Angle On Final Cuts

While Only Four Cornerbacks Made The Final Roster, Defensive Backfield Help Is Coming And Spots Needed In Linebacking Corps; Also, Hudson A Feel Good Story For Dbacks, And How Fans Might Get Suns Love Before Bledsoe.

Saluting Zobrist And Sherman: Two Workhorses

Ben Zobrist And Anthony Sherman Might Not Get The Headlines Of Peyton Manning And Mike Trout, But They Personify The Team Element In Modern Professional Sports.

NFL’s Rookie Compensation Pool Is Good For Business

Using Sam Bradford As The Most Recent Example, The Cap On Rookie Salaries Has Allowed The Best Players To Get Picked And Allow Teams To Stack Essential Positions Like Quarterback.

Arizona Rattlers: The State’s Secret Sports Dynasty

With Their Triumph In The ArenaBowl, The Big Team On A Short Field Has Cemented Its Legacy. Also: Feely Done With Cardinals And Yes, Kevin Love Will Not Be A Member Of The Phoenix Suns.

Moneyball Takes A Funny Hop For Beane, A’s

Anyone Banking On The Oakland A’s Making A Deep Run Into The Playoffs After Acquiring Samardzija, Lackey And Hammel Might Have Misjudged How Important Cespedes Was To Connie Mack’s Old Team.

Eccentric, Talented Dockett A Big Loss For Cardinals

Also In The Roundup Is Discussion On The Kicker Battle Between Feely And Catanzaro As Well As A Sneak Peak At The Road Warrior Mentality The Phoenix Suns Must Have In 2014 And 2015.

How Cleveland Is A Lot Like Miami For LeBron James

For All Of His Individual Greatness, James Has Learned — Likely Thanks To His First Run In Cleveland — That He Not Only Needs Help But At Least A Couple Of Superstars To Win A NBA Title.

Not Just Yet: Arizona Cardinals Are NFL’s Best

Despite The Result From The First Contest Of The Preseason, The Regular Season Is A Bitter Mistress Which Should Temper Enthusiasm For Now: Also, Suns Still Haven’t Done Much And Rattlers Reach The ArenaBowl.

Surprises Abound On Arizona Cardinals' Depth Chart

Paul Fanaika And Bobby Massie Are Not Surprisingly Holding Down The Right Side Of The O-Line, But Names Like Kenny Demens And Darren Fells Might Just Be Household Names By Season's End.

Has Kirk Gibson Gone From Grit To A Twit?

The Fact That The Arizona Diamondbacks Are Wracked With Injuries Has Laid Bare A Vital Perspective On Manager Kirk Gibson: He’s Not Just Tenacious, But A Bit Over His Head As Manager.

John Brown An Early Hit For Arizona Cardinals

Now That He Has Been Out On The Field, Early Analysis Has The Rookie From Pittsburgh State As The Steal Of The Draft; Also, PJ Tucker Gets A DUI And The Arizona Rattlers Are Looking Better.

Calling All Angels To The Outfield

Major League Baseball's Expanded Wild Card Scheme Has Negated The Common Sense Notion That Baseball Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint And The Anaheim Angels Might Prove It Again In 2014.

Did D-backs Erase Demons With Aces’ Brawl?

Bench-Clearing, No-Holds-Barred Brawl Between The Reno Aces And The Albuquerque Isotopes Brings Back Memories Of The 2013 Melee That Seemed To Sink The Diamondbacks’ Season.

Question Marks Remain For Cards, Dbacks, Suns

Each New Season Is Dependent On Health No Matter The Sport, But For The Arizona Cardinals, Tight End, O-Line And Safety Are Glaring Concerns; Also, Suns And Bledsoe Still Have Not Reached Agreement.

Chris Brown: A Bad Choice For ESPYs

Sure, Rihanna Might Have Forgiven Her Former Boyfriend, But Judging By Brown's Comments At The Sports Network's Awards Show, He Is Not An Example Of Good Judgment For Anyone.

Why Isaiah Thomas Makes Perfect Sense for Suns

Adding The Diminutive Guard Who Played His College Ball At The University of Washington Might Not Seem To Make Sense At First Blush, But His Presence Makes Sense For This Season And Beyond.

D-backs Begin To Re-Tool For 2015

Yes, The Arizona Diamondbacks Are Still Struggling Mightily Even Though Paul Goldschmidt Continues To Rake, But The Rattlers Are Rolling To The ArenaBowl And The Coyotes Are Shoring Up Their Weaknesses.

Oakland A's Just Might Have Built A Contender

Unlike Past Years Where The Team Gets To The Playoffs And Gets Nipped By A Larger Payroll Club, This Year’s A's Have Added Some Quality Pieces That Might End Up In The World Series.

Can The Arizona Diamondbacks Get Worse?

With The Trade Deadline Very Quickly Approaching, The National League’s Worst Team Will Likely Be Moving Some Veteran Talent Which Will Just As Likely Bring Short-Term Pain.

LBJ Aside, Offseason Bright For Phoenix Suns

If T.J. Warren Can Still Put The Ball In The Basket At The Next Level And Tyler Ennis Is Better Than Kendall Marshall, The Phoenix Suns Might Just Be A Playoff Team In 2014-2015.

Arizona Cardinals Seek Help, Suns Ready For Draft

With The Loss Of Daryl Washington And The Age Of The Guys Currently On The Depth Chart At Middle Linebacker, This Off-Season Decision Might Be The Biggest Decision Of The Regular Season, Too.

Dbacks 2014: All Is Not Lost, Although The Season Likely Is

The Loss Of Patrick Corbin And The Stymied Development Of Archie Bradley Are Main Factors Behind The Lackluster First Half, But The Future Still Remains Bright.

World Cup Is A Microcosm Of Society’s Ills

Its About Time The World Begins To Question Whether The World Cup Is Worth All Of The Cost And Work For A Host Country — Especially A Challenging Economic Situation Like Brazil.

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 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.
MTM Exclusive: João Cerqueira

When Jesus of Nazareth comes back to Earth — maybe for the third time, maybe not — he finds that not all of those known as his most dedicated followers see things from a similar point-of-view.

Four Festivals Fold In Favor Of Touring Mega-Spectacle

Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, And Austin City Limits Will Be Closing Up Shop As Of 2017 And Changing The Format Of American Music Festivals Forever.

Fiction And Satire Prime Cuts 2014

Complementing Our News And Features, The Modern Times Magazine Fiction and Satire Section Provides Comic Relief To The Real Stories That Aren’t Really So Funny But Are Best Tackled By Entertainment.

Marvel Fiction Finalists Unleash Their Powers

The Stories Are In And With Much Joy, Excitement, And Laughter, Modern Times Magazine Is Proud To Release The Two Finalists That Will Have The Chance To Win Two Free Passes To The Marvel Experience.

Arizona GOP Looks To UFC For New House Rules

In The Shadow Of The State Capitol Building Friday, New Arizona Speaker Of The House David Gowan Introduced Local Ultimate Fighting Championship Competitors That Made A Neck Chop More Potent Than A Piggyback Bill.

The Sun Also Sets: Or, Living In Phoenix In Summertime?

Local Writer Takes Us On A Trip Through Some Of The Sights And Sounds Available In The Phoenix Metro When Its Hot — And What We Adore, Bemoan And Find Jocular — In A Partly Fictional Tale.

New: 'Crashing In The Darkness'

As The Summer Comes To An End, Modern Times Magazine Presents A Collection of Short Stories And Poems — This Weeks Addition By Danny Valdez.

Andrew Thomas Stands Up To Phoenix Gay Lobby

Former County Attorney Gears Up To Run For Governor By Touting His Harsh Stance On Immigration And Bravery In The Face Of The Gay Lobby But Ends Up In A Place He Didn’t Expect.

Gay-Kiss Gate Rocks The Foundation Of ESPN Nation

The Hometown Movement Promoting Healthy Old-time Boyhood Experience, or HoMoPHOBE, Responds To The NFL Draft’s Homosexual Debacle With A Diatribe That Defends Yet Vilifies.

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.


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.
Stereotypical USA: Why Shylock Dominates Cinema

A Professor And Author Explores How In Feature Films And The Small Screen, Hollywood Reinforces Anti-Semitic Stereotypes Even When It Helps To Devalue The True Message.

Going DARK Over GMOs

With Recent Passage In The U.S. House, A Bill That Will Require Labeling Is Catching Flak From Some Quarters Due To Not Requiring Mandatory Labeling For Genetically Modified Organisms.

Catching George Burns Between Puffs

In The Second Of A Three-Part Series, Two Entertainment Journalists Recount The Tale Of How They Managed To Secure An Interview With One Of The Grandest Kings Of Comedy.

Hunting George Burns, Comedy’s Elder Statesman

The Iconic Leader Of The First Wave Of Comedy In The Electronic Age Is Pursued By A Pair Of Entertainment Journalists In The First Part Of A Series About How They Secured An Interview With The Legend.

Steve Lawrence Moves On Without Eydie

The Former Star For the Stars Recently Celebrated His 80th Birthday Without His Equally Talented And Renowned Wife, Eydie Gorme By His Side.

Crazy Cat Lady, Hyperreal Mix

Dreams Of Hypoallergenic Cats By One Who Is Allergic In Order To Connect To The Natural World That Is At Times Lost In Our Modern World.

What If Confederate Flag Lovers Could Be Honest?

In The Age Of Political Correctness And Closet Racists, It Is Not Very Hard To Believe That Anyone Claiming To Support What Has Become Known As The Confederate Flag Is Likely A Racist.

Jack Carter Wanted, And Deserved, His Due

The Cantankerous Television And Film Actor, Who Was, At One Time, A Bigger Name Than Both Jackie Gleason And Sid Caesar, Passed Away In Near Anonymity In Late June.

Reflecting On Four Decades Of Entertainment Journalism

How Two Teenagers From St. Paul Followed Their Dreams And Ended Up Interviewing Some Of The Biggest Names In Hollywood History.

Fred Astaire’s Silent Partner, Hermes Pan: Part II

More From Hermes Pan On Fred Astaire Including Why Ginger Rogers Was Astaire’s Best On-Screen Partner, How The Two Worked To Get Routines Right.

Fred Astaire's Silent Partner, Hermes Pan

Part One: Hermes Pan, Was More Than Fred Astaire's Dance Assistant, He Helped Create The Iconic Choreography That Defined The Best Performances Of Astaire.

Celebrating Les Paul At 100

Guitar Virtuoso Trail-Blazed His Way To Becoming The Consummate Musician And The Darling Of Dozens Of Rock And Roll Icons Who Credit Him With The Innovations That Changed The Music World Forever.

Sammy Cahn And The Miracle Of Songwriting

Lyricist Cahn May Have Used A Typewriter Keyboard To Construct His Musical Classics, But The Lyrics That Emanated From The Merger Of Man And Machine Were Nothing Short Of Miracles.

Talking Up To Carleton Carpenter

A Short Conversation With A Tall Man Reveals What It Was Like To Make Memorable Cinema Moments While Tongue Twisting With Debbie Reynolds And Having A Run-In With Gene Kelly.

Orson Welles Is Still Bigger Than Life At Centennial

Whether Making Classic Films Such As Citizen Kane Or Pitching No Wine Before Its Time, Orson Welles Left An Enduring Mark On Popular Culture.

The Trailblazing Spirit of Pam Grier

More Than Just One Of The Prettiest People To Ever Make It Big In Hollywood, Grier Is Also One Of The Toughest And Persistent Champions Of The Strength Of Women To Grace The Silver Screen.

Billy May's Swinging Affairs

Legendary Bandleader Talks Coming Up As A Jazz Musician In The Genre's Golden Age As Well As What It Was Like To Perform With Glenn Miller And Frank Sinatra.

The Forgotten James Bond Is Still A Thrill

George Lazenby, Also Known As The First Replacement For Sean Connery, May Look More Haggard Than Suave These Days, But He Still Knows How To Pack A Punch.

Three-Sheeting With Mary And Eddie Foy

Remembering One Of The Great Heroes Of Vaudeville Through The Memories Of Two Of His Also Talented Children About What Drove Their Dad To The Top Of The Heap.

The Velocity Of Ann-Margret

The Ever-Sexy And Ever-Hyphenated Ann-Margret Is Addicted To Speed, She Said At The TCM Film Festival, Partly Inspired By Her Rural Upbringing But Also Marlon Brando In One Of His Most Iconic Roles.

Going Hollywood At The TCM Film Fest

Jam-Packed Crowds Of Adoring Fans Have Finished Rampaging Through Los Angeles For The Annual Celebration Of Classic Cinema Put-On By The Biggest And Best Source Of Old Movies In The United States.

The Loudness War And How It Impacts Consumers

YouTube Is The Number One Way People Listen To Music Today, But Their Treatment Of Audio Is A Potential Problem For Listeners Who Are Largely Unaware That There Is Any Difference.

The Real McCoy: Recollecting DeForest Kelley

Spock May Have Given Star Trek Logic And Kirk Might Have Provided Bravado and Sex Appeal, But As Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, Kelley Gave The Show Some Heart.

Hawthorne-Bashing: Literary Hate Crime

While Many High Schoolers — And Their Parents, Too — Cannot Seem To Relate To Hawthorne’s Classic, The Scarlet Letter, Using Emma Stone’s Easy A As A Modern Signpost Is Misguided, At Best.

Steve McQueen Was The King Of Cool

The Hollywood Legend — Who Would Have Been 85-Years-Old This Week If Cancer Hadn’t Dimmed His Star — May Have Last Appeared On Film More Than Three Decades Ago, But His Status As An Intransigent Rebel Persists.

Nicholas Brothers: The Great American Flyers

The Dancing Nicholas Brothers Defied Gravity — Higher And In More Ways Than Any Other Dancers Or Athletes Like Michael Jordan — And They Are Likely The Greatest Flash Act In Showbiz History.

How The Sound Of Music Surprised Everyone

Part Two of A Two-Part Series: The Hollywood Version Of The Tale Of The Von Trapp Family's Escape From Austria Was Not Anticipated To Be Such A Smash, And Was Lambasted By Some Critics As Syrupy.

Celebrating The Sound Of Music: Part One

The Hollywood Version Of The Tale Of The Von Trapp Family's Escape From Austria Continues To Resonate, Cementing Its Status As A National Love Affair 50 Years After Its Release.

Assessing The True Costs Of Animal Cruelty

The FBI Has Classified Animal Cruelty As a Top-Tier Felony and While Animal Cruelty Needs To Be Taken Seriously, That May Be a Bit Too Serious.

Ted Knight, The Last Great Anchorman

With Brian Williams Tarnished By Embellishment, Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane To When News Anchors Were Trusted Members Of The Family With Ted Knight Whose Stingy Portrayal Of Ted Baxter Belied His True, Generous Nature.

How John W. Bubbles Changed America

The Originator Of Rhythm Tap Talks Dancing With Reel To Real, Including Nuggets About His Selection As Sportin' Life, And Giving Fred Astaire Dancing Lessons For $400 Per Hour.

The Jack Lemmon Law

The Actor, Who Was A Hollywood Heavyweight For More Than Four Decades In Dramatic And Comedic Roles Alike, Would Have Been 90-Years-Old This Week, So We Celebrate With Our Choices Of His Best Films.

Reveling In The Hilarity Of Eddie Bracken

Much More Than A Character Actor Par Excellence, Eddie Bracken Should Be Hailed As The King Of Screwball Comedies For His Hilarious Portrayals Of Milquetoasts And Nerds.

A Chat With Uncle Miltie

The Man Who Many Credit As The First True Television Star Discusses Life, Humor, How He Got His Most Famous Moniker, And Other Things That Go Funny In The Night.

Tippi Hedren On Rod Taylor, The Original Birdman

The Actress, Who Turns 85 Today and Is Also The Mother of Melanie Griffith, Recalls That Alfred Hitchcock Was A Bigger Nemesis That The Birds.

Grade A Prime Cuts 2014

Some Say The Cream Rises To Top And Others That The Nest Of The Best Are The Cream Of The Crop. Forget The Milk And Let’s Get To The Meat With The Grade A Prime Cuts Of 2014.

Nation And World Prime Cuts 2014

Complementing Our News And Features, The Modern Times Magazine Fiction and Satire Section Provides Comic Relief To The Real Stories That Aren't Really So Funny But Are Best Tackled By Entertainment.

Debbie Does SAG

Perhaps The Greatest Collection Of Parts In The Entertainment Industry, Debbie Reynolds Personifies Personality And Will Receive Well-Deserved Recognition From The Screen Actors Guild.

Mark Metcalf Beyond The Animal House

The Actor Who Played The Immortally Evil Neidermeyer In The 1970s Classic Also Made A Mark Decades Later As The First Real Baddy To Go Up Against Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers.

America Had Eyes For Harry Warren And His Tunes

The Oft-Forgotten Composer Who Worked At All Three Of The Major Studios And Arguably Was Just As Accomplished As Berlin, Porter, Kern And The Gershwins, Discusses His Lack Of Chutzpah And Much More.

Classic Roots Inspire Rob Marshall's New Film

The Marshall Plan In The New Millennium Is Not Rebuilding Europe And Defending Against Communism, But The Single-Focused Passion Of Director Rob Marshall To Celebrate Musicals As A Creative Process.

Livingston And Evans: Anatomy Of A Christmas Carol

From The Halls Of Christmas Past Comes One Of The Most Successful Songwriting Duos Of All Time Who Saw Christmas Songs As A Way To Possibly Have A Hit Each And Every Holiday Season.

Deep Into The Festering Mind Of Jackie Coogan

Jackie Coogan, The Wackadoodle Star Of The Iconic 1960s Wackadoodle Television Series, Was Also One Of The First Real Child Stars After His Breakout Role With Charlie Chaplin But Will Always Be Remembered As Uncle Fester.

Chuck Who? Director Walters Gets Due Credit In New Bio

Although Recognized By Song And Dance Fans For His Memorable Musicals, The Director Has Also Put His Mark On Many Other Films And Will Be The Focus Of A Special Series Of Showings On Turner Classic Movies.

Leslie Nielsen: From Gravitas To Goofball

Often Actors Become Typecast Or Simply Do Not Have The Range To Cross From Drama To Comedy, But For One Of The Most Late-Blooming Comic Actors In History, Being Funny Was Something That Came Naturally.

Jerry Lewis On Forward Movement And Sight Gags

Hailed As A Genius In France, And Largely Forgotten In His Native U.S.A., Jerry Lewis Still Maintains He Won't Soon Be Migrating, Mainly Because There Is No Good Egg Cream Available Across The Pond.

Mary Ann or Ginger? The Great TV Debate Turns 50

Dawn Wells, The Actress Who Has Stolen The Hearts — And Stirred The Libidos — Of Millions Across The Globe, Discusses The Great Debate Of Whom Fans Would Most Like To Be With On A Deserted Island.

Paul Newman Was A Living Legend That Deserved It

The Man Who Was One Of The Best Actors Of His Generation Was Also Both A Philanthropist That Didn't Just Donate Money But Made It The Aim Of A Business, And A Regular Guy Who Would Help Stranded Motorists.

Fred de Cordova On Carson, The Tonight Show

The Man Who Directed And Produced The Show From 1970 Onward, de Cordova Was A Multi-Talented Individual Who Kept The Ball Rolling On The Iconic Program From Behind The Camera.

Rolling Down The Cinematic River

Taking A Cruise Along The Mississippi In A Classic And Vintage 19th Century Steamboat While Watching Film Classics Was, For Our Reel To Real Storytellers, A Treat For Both Lovers Of Film And Those That Love The Big Muddy.

Of Columbus, The Redskins, And Ignorant Racism

Nearly 600 Years After The Italian Explorer Reached The New World, The United States Is Immeshed In A Debate Filled With Questions Of What It Means To Be Offensive And Ignorant While Also Using Revisionist History As Justification.

Adele Astaire: Fred’s Better Half

The Screen Legend Played Second Fiddle To His Supremely Elder Sister When He Was An Extremely Young Vaudevillian, But According To Her, He Was Always A Diligent Craftsman Who Would Prep The Stage And Rehearse The Pit Orchestras.

Jules White: A Short Take On Three Stooges

Jules White, Head Of Columbia Studios' Short Subject Department — And The Man Who Produced The Majority Of The Most Memorable Of Stooge Shorts — Discusses Which Of The Three He Thought Was Funniest And More.

Anti-Comedy: The Art of Groucho Marx

Groucho May Have Been The Leader And The Most Well Known Of The Marx Brothers, But Without Contributions From Chico, Harpo And Even Zeppo And Gummo, The Famously Funny Family May Have Never Had Such An Immense Cultural Impact.

Gregory Peck: Unabashed Liberal

One Of The Most Endearing And Respected Stars To Ever Grace A Marquee, Peck Not Only Sought Out Roles That Would Strike A Chord With Audiences But Those That Might Effectuate Change.

GWTW At 75: Frankly, We Do Give A Damn

After Three-Quarters Of A Century, The David O. Selznick Classic Remains One Of The Most Iconic And Timeless Film Classics, Not Just For Its Stunning Imagery But For The Epic Drama That Occurred Behind The Scenes.

Lauren Bacall: Just Aces

The Sultry, Seductive Siren — Who Also Happened To Be One Of The Best Motivators Of A Whistle — Is Remembered During The Time She And Bogey Fell For Each Other By Songster Hoagy Carmichael.

Steiger Talks Dean, Brando, Bogey, Cooper

One Of The Leaders Of The Early Actors Studio Revolution, Luminary Rod Steiger Waxes On Acting, Many Of His Co-Stars And Much More In A Remembrance Of An Interview Done Into The Dusky Twilight.

Gene Kelly: The Epitome Of A Song And Dance Man

From His Humble Beginnings — And Forgetting The Facial Scar — Gene Kelly Took Musicals From Ethereal, Light-Hearted Incarnations To The Incredibly Blended, Real And Groundbreaking Triumphs Of Art.

Brown’s Death Should Be Universally Condemned

As The Town Of Ferguson, Mo., Comes To Grips With The Shooting That Resulted In The Death Of A Soon-To-Be College Student, The Nation Once Again Grapples With The Issue Of Law Enforcement Aggression.

Hitchcock’s Blonde Ambition

The Master Of Suspense Is Still Scaring Up Classic Movie Moments 115 Years After His Birth On Aug. 13 With A Little Help From His Favorite Type Of Leading Lady: Blonde And Smoking Hot.

Angie Dickinson Loves Being A Homebody

Now 81, The Legend Who Worked With Such Luminaries As John Wayne, Frank Sinatra And Lee Marvin, Talks About Reuniting With Old Friends And How Sometimes A Twist Off Cap Is The Right Choice For A Wine.

The Fault In The Fault In Our Stars

Young Adult Literature Can Speak To The Masses — Yet Even The Most Popular Writers Make Poor Judgment Calls And The Work Of John Green Requires Closer Reading.

What's Trending? Business English

From Warhol To Bourdieu And From Art To The Creation Of Technocratic Drones Comes A Discussion About Considering Vocationalism As A Virtue Rather Than A Limitation.

A Distant Roar: MGM At 90

Recollecting The Foundations That Begot The Famed Lion’s Roar While Lamenting The Loss Of A Place And Set Of Ideals That Framed The Images Of A Generation.

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. 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.
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