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I don’t care much for what is called "reality TV." Like the propaganda Michael Moore disguises as documentaries, reality shows are selective in their reality, and in being so, manipulate their viewers. Of course, many viewers are clearly aware of this, but still watch avidly, either to laugh at or laugh with the characters.
This undated photo provided by Samantha Yanks shows Yanks, editor-in-chief of "Hamptons" magazine in New York. The very social Yanks, an avid Tweeter, Facebooker and Instagrammer, says she uses them all as a tool to keep up to date with people she likes and admires, and to keep them posted on what she’s doing. Yanks is conscious of asking permission to post updates and especially photos if they involve anyone else. (AP Photo/Samantha Yanks, Bell Soto)
This undated photo provided courtesy Samantha Yanks shows Yanks, editor-in-chief of "Hamptons" magazine, at home in Bridgehampton, New York. The very social Yanks, an avid Tweeter, Facebooker and Instagrammer, says she uses them all as a tool to keep up to date with people she likes and admires, and to keep them posted on what she’s doing. Yanks is conscious of asking permission to post updates and especially photos if they involve anyone else. (AP Photo/Courtesy Samantha Yanks, Ben Fink Shapiro)
Those with a passion for genealogy research or others who are novices but want to trace their family roots, will find a wealth of helpful tips and tools at the second annual Mesa AZ Family History Conference on Oct. 26.
Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people's homes or rooms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people's homes or rooms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan. “Duck Dynasty,” as you surely are aware, is an A&E reality show that presents the Robertson clan, the long-bearded owners and operators of Duck Commander in West Monroe, La. Duck Commander hand-makes duck calls.
"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one could be forgiven for thinking it appears on his birth certificate.
"Somewhere along the way I lost a step," says Vin Diesel, aka that gravelly voiced, visually impaired, planet-hopping outlaw and badass they call Riddick. "I went and got sloppy."
Freelance writer Shane Dale lived in Chandler and Mesa growing up, went to college at the University of Arizona, married an Arizona State graduate and now lives in Queen Creek. An avid sports fan, he found it odd that a book had never been written about the football rivalry between the two universities.
SALT LAKE CITY — A lottery system for hikers makes it difficult for many to win a permit to visit a rock formation called The Wave — and that may have colored the judgment of a couple who set out in brutal heat and were found dead along the trail.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
Boz Scaggs knows he has a reputation for being something of a perfectionist. The casually stylish singer-songwriter recalls the endless tinkering and expansive budgets that went into making his multiplatinum 1970s albums “Silk Degrees” and “Down Two Then Left.”
A lone, painted white bicycle sits at the side of Usery Park Road near Bush Highway.
Swaroon Sridhar is the valedictorian of Mountain Pointe High School's Class of 2013. He was one of 20 recipients of the Flinn Scholarship, the most prestigious award an Arizona student can receive. He was also the top overall scorer in the 2013 Arizona State Academic Decathlon and 10th in the United States in Round 3 Academic Decathlon Competition.
If your goal is to lose weight, look and feel your best and live a healthy, vibrant life, be aware of the damaging additives and synthetic chemicals in the foods you buy and eat. Seventy-five percent of the average American diet is from processed and packaged foods, which equates to approximately 10 pounds of additives eaten annually.
NEW YORK — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis aren't the only ones poppin' tags at thrift shops.
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, Janelle Monae performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Monae says she's an avid thrift shopper, namedropping stores like Little Five Points, Ragarama and Poor Little Rich Girl as her favorites in her Atlanta hometown. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Janelle Monae arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Monae says she's an avid thrift shopper, namedropping stores like Little Five Points, Ragarama and Poor Little Rich Girl as her favorites in her Atlanta hometown. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Since 1986, the Scripps Celebrity Super Bowl Poll has been asking big names in entertainment, news, sports and pop culture to predict the outcome of the big game. This year, more than 115 celebrities picked between the San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and the Baltimore Ravens, featuring linebacker Ray Lewis.
PARKER, Texas (AP) — The white two-story home with stately pillars overlooking a green Texas pasture where longhorns roam is instantly recognizable: This is the power seat of television's famous Ewing family.
Superstition Arts & Cultural Alliance (SACA) and Dreams and Legends Gallery have announced their selection of Robert Jensen as January's Superstition Artist of the month.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Lisa Campbell is not your average Michael Jackson fan girl.
Lee Wasden was the security guard — usually on cafeteria duty and keeping watch on students within the school’s gates — who was often referred to as “Bill Cosby” by students.
Clay Wells joins Gilbane Building Co. as senior manager of business development for Arizona. He will focus on public and private construction programs for Gilbane Building Company’s Arizona district.