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Jimmy Fallon introduces Julia Roberts to 'Face Balls'

published about 4 hours ago
Jimmy Fallon introduces Julia Roberts to 'Face Balls'
Jimmy Fallon plays a lot of games on "The Tonight Show," but to keep things fresh, he can't just play the same game over and over again. Sometimes, they're good ideas (lip sync competitions are always fun) and other times they're "Face Balls."

ArtsBeat: Banksy Surveillance Work Is Vandalized

published about 4 hours ago
ArtsBeat: Banksy Surveillance Work Is Vandalized
A Banksy work located near Britain’s surveillance headquarters was painted over by an unknown party.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy': Marvel's space opera gets stellar reviews

published about 5 hours ago
'Guardians of the Galaxy': Marvel's space opera gets stellar reviews
With names like Star-Lord, Groot and Drax the Destroyer, the motley band of heroes at the center of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" don't have near the name recognition of, say, Iron Man or Captain America — but don't brand them the B-team just yet.

The end for Ulu

published about 5 hours ago
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Grand Canyon University puts Mesa campus on hold

published about 1 hour ago
Grand Canyon University puts Mesa campus on hold
Grand Canyon University has delayed the opening of an East Valley satellite campus to 2016.         

Peoria man's death near Sedona labeled 'suspicious'

published about 2 hours ago
Peoria man's death near Sedona labeled 'suspicious'
A Peoria man found dead on a trail near Sedona has Yavapai County investigators asking for public input         

Phoenix man takes on graffiti vandals with $1,000 reward

published about 2 hours ago
Phoenix man takes on graffiti vandals with $1,000 reward
The owner of a north Phoenix "lamp hospital" is fed up after 15 years of vandals painting graffiti on his property.         

Tempe bans e-cigarette use in public

published about 3 hours ago
Tempe bans e-cigarette use in public
Tempe appears to be the first city in Arizona to ban e-cigarette use in public areas.         

Stocks have worse week in two years

published about 1 hour ago
Stocks have worse week in two years
There was no reprieve for investors Friday as the U.S. stock market retreated for a second day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was on ... more

Death of man in NYPD chokehold controversy ruled a homicide

published about 1 hour ago
Death of man in NYPD chokehold controversy ruled a homicide
The death of a 43-year-old New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police officers has been ruled a homicide, according to ... more

Hubble sees ancient galaxy that acts as enormous magnifying glass

published about 1 hour ago
Hubble sees ancient galaxy that acts as enormous magnifying glass
It was a dumbfounding discovery. Using Hubble telescope data, a scientist spotted a "lensing" galaxy that was enormous, extremely distant and acting as a magnifying ... more

July restaurant openings, closings

published about 1 hour ago
July restaurant openings, closings
It was an unusually active July for new restaurants in the Valley. Sixteen restaurants opened and six places closed.         

News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin

published about 1 hour ago
News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada.

City Kitchen: A Round Friend to Everyone

published about 2 hours ago
City Kitchen: A Round Friend to Everyone
So many different kinds of eggplant and so many good ways to cook them.

T Magazine: Danny Bowien on How to Look Sharp and Why He Chopped His Locks

published about 4 hours ago
T Magazine: Danny Bowien on How to Look Sharp and Why He Chopped His Locks
The chef behind Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina discusses biking style, where to buy the best T-shirts and the virtues of kitchen clogs.

Chat & Chow: Restaurants Near Hospitals Offer Real Comfort Food

published 1 day ago
Chat & Chow: Restaurants Near Hospitals Offer Real Comfort Food
There is a subset of restaurants in New York that cater specifically to people celebrating birth, mourning death and negotiating illness, all because of where ... more

Hungry City: Lumpia Shack Snackbar in the West Village

published 1 day ago
Hungry City: Lumpia Shack Snackbar in the West Village
The Filipino menu at Lumpia Shack Snackbar in the West Village takes a step up from the food market.

Table Talk: Yakiniku at Gyu-Kaku

published 1 day ago
Philadelphia has a branch of Japanese BBQ bar/restaurant Gyu-Kaku, at 1901 Callowhill St. (267-603-9482), in the Granary, across from stalwart Rose Tattoo Cafe, behind the ... more

T Magazine: An E-Commerce Emporium for Locally Made Goods

published 1 day ago
T Magazine: An E-Commerce Emporium for Locally Made Goods
Founded by a native New Yorker tired of seeing chain stores replace mom-and-pops, MadeClose sells handcrafted goods, from foodstuffs to bicycles, with a sense of ... more

House Proud: Drawing Ire, Not Artists

published 1 day ago
Free-range chickens, yoga, a lake: Now all an arts retreat needs are obliging neighbors and some gifted guests.

On Location: Portland, Ore.: Nothing Fancy

published 1 day ago
A couple downsizes with a mission: to turn their entire home into a family room.

Shopping With Christine and John Gachot: Low Stools, High Art

published 1 day ago
With pieces this pretty, you’ll want something else to help you reach that upper shelf.

Currents: Q&A: Everyone Into the Kitchen

published 1 day ago
Currents: Q&A: Everyone Into the Kitchen
Johnny Grey, a celebrated kitchen designer, on strategies for making food preparation more sociable.

On the Road Again: RV Sales Picking Up Speed

published about 1 hour ago
On the Road Again: RV Sales Picking Up Speed
After bottoming out in the spring of 2009, RV sales have improved along with the economy.

Q&A: GEORGE HOBICA finds air travel’s rare silver linings.

published about 3 hours ago
Q&A: GEORGE HOBICA finds air travel’s rare silver linings.
An air travel expert warns about new baggage and seating restrictions when you fly.

Night at the Museum: Adults-Only Sleepovers Offered

published about 5 hours ago
Night at the Museum: Adults-Only Sleepovers Offered
The American Museum of Natural History is expanding its popular program all-night program.

It's almost Shark Week! 5 cool places to see 'em up close

published about 6 hours ago
It's almost Shark Week! 5 cool places to see 'em up close
If you haven't seen it yet, actor Rob Lowe plays a shark-riding, chum-flinging action figure in a hilarious ad for Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week ... more

ArtsBeat: International Arts Events Happening In the Week Ahead

published about 6 hours ago
A slideshow of arts events around the world worth knowing about this week.