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On Feb. 15, over 180 New York Times contributors wrote an open letter expressing concern of editorial bias in the paper’s recent coverage of transgender and gender-diverse people. Citing numerous examples of homophobic and transphobic reporting in the paper’s recent history, the letter expressed disappointment with the Times for “(following) the lead of far-right hate groups in presenting gender diversity as a new controversy warranting new, punitive legislation.”
Battle of the Brunch: Snooze
The votes are in! Here's the list of places on or near ASU's four campuses that have earned the title of "Best of ASU." Don't forget to pick up your copy of our "Best of ASU" print issue which is on campus newsstands now!
Take a look at the surveys below and cast your vote! Do you think you know the best places to grab a bite to eat, pick up coffee or go on a date? Let us know!
SPM asked and ASU answered! We've compiled a list of all the best places on or near each of the four main campuses based on your votes. Be sure to check out SPM's Best of ASU issue on racks now!
Now that we've all heard ASU President Michael Crow's big plans for change at the University, ASU students have been wondering what will happen to their little niche at ASU. I wonder what will happen to the newspaper I've worked at for the better part of the past four years.
Gov. Janet Napolitano will guest coach the ASU women's basketball team when it faces Oregon on Thursday. I can't wait to see Janet on the sidelines. It will be interesting to see whether our governor can match the intensity of Coach Charli Turner Thorne and guide the Sun Devils to a win over the Ducks.
You might have seen belly dancers at Sinbad's or Oasis Cafe on a Friday night--beautiful ladies fluttering around in chiffon costumes, chiming finger cymbals to an exotic musical beat and shaking their hips to carry the rhythm.
I was comparing salaries with a friend the other night and discovered that in one week, he earned more than 10 times what this lowly journalist makes in one week. (Sigh!) Though I love dusting off my faux Gucci shoes and that little black top to drink martinis, eat pretty food, drink good wine and more martinis, my wallet does not.
Azar Nafisi's memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran (Random House, paperback $13.95.) is currently #1 on the New York Times' bestseller list. As a literature professor living in Iran after the Islamic revolution, Nafisi privately taught lessons from banned books to a select group of her female students.
Depicting the tragedy of genocide on stage can be risky for any dance choreographer; however the real reason behind the production Fagaala is not to create controversy, but to reveal an interpretation of humanity.
On Saturday, there was a great package deal at Glendale Arena. For $25, you could get a ticket to the Coyotes' game against the Dallas Stars and admission to the ASU-UA matchup in the afternoon.
Michael, a clean-cut, 22-year-old business student, is watching the New Orleans Saints trounce the Atlanta Falcons on a big-screen TV in his home.
In a world of obesity, heart disease and other health problems, a score of trendy diets keep popping up to reverse the doings of bad eating habits. A "low-carb" buzz has sprung up with the Atkins diet, the Zone and the South Beach diet. With their "fad-diet" connotations it's almost unfair to throw the raw food diet into the mix, but the regimen is another way people have been trying to lose weight and get healthy.
Some plays are entertaining. Others are informative. But truly meaningful theatre, theatre that is worthy of calling itself "art" must do more than this: it must make you think. The Exonerated thinks the death penalty is wrong. The Exonerated does not, however, make you think. It talks at you, patronizes you, yells and preaches to you. It is a work that seems better suited to the pulpit than the stage.
When it comes to eateries in Tempe, I always operate according to the Inverse Law of Mall Dining Proportions: if the exterior of a restaurant is unassuming, bland or impersonal, the food inside will be authentic, inexpensive and genuinely good.
The ASU women's basketball team is tied for third place in the Pac-10 standings. Their success can be attributed to the efforts of the players, coaches and the guys who practice with them - except these guys aren't on the men's basketball team.
Jackie Martling is a 55-year-old man with a teenager's sense of humor. But that's why Martling is known as "The Joke Man" on Howard Stern's famed radio talk show.
Darnell Calhoun knew that breaking into the field of sports broadcasting would be rough. But he didn't imagine it would mean squaring up against a Sun Devil heavyweight.