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LOS ANGELES — If "unplugged" acoustic music was a hallmark of the '90s, surely "wireless" listening is the big trend of the '10s.
NEW YORK — The holidays bring out the inner-coffee table book obsessive in gift buyers. They're easy, weighty and satisfying to give. You've done your job with your pricey treat.
Comic book movies are increasingly, like Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," lost in space.
It was the time of day when afternoon starts to creep into evening at the end of an average Arizona October; the sun still lorded over the earth and kept the surface dwellers warm to a slightly uncomfortable degree.
“No need to be sad Sen. McCain. People still remember your running for president and the elevator you had installed for your car. Also in the ready room of every US Military airbase I’m sure there is a poster of you in your flight suit with the inscription — ‘hey blank-blank these things are expensive, Don’t McCain your plane!’ ”
Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.
It’s a dream for bodybuilders across America to compete at the national level. It takes a lot of dedication, hard work and sweat. Some, never make it. But those who do, never look back.
RIO DE JANEIRO — It's bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country's cuisine. But Alex Atala finds it particularly galling that even at home it rarely gets the respect it deserves.
I remember when a billion used to be a number so big nobody could comprehend it, though it is still a massive number.
It's been reported the last words Steve Jobs said were, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow."
BIMINI, Bahamas — Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double.
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) of the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to ask the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to conduct more tests and release more information to the community as a supplemental DEIS.
When Hollywood film crews headed to Arizona to make movies, the East Valley became a favorite choice, and as a proud Arizonan, I seem to gravitate to films that I otherwise might not choose to see simply because I hope to see somewhere I’ve been.
I’ve been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War.
Overnight you might catch some shooting stars as meteors from the Perseid Meteor Shower will peak.
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
Hundreds of bus drivers went on strike Thursday in several Phoenix suburbs, shutting down service that serves some 57,000 riders daily in the affected suburbs and on routes to other cities.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — On a day filled with speeches from dignitaries including the vice president, the words of the lone survivor of a fire crew overrun by flames resonated deepest in an arena packed with firefighters from around the nation.
The Founding Fathers' core vision for America was that God sets men free — it’s their natural right to have liberty and each is made to rule on the principles of Christianity and respectful of the Judeo-Christian roots. Its influence is all over the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which was the mission statement and was approved by the Continental Congress.
We are a month into summer vacation, have you heard the dreaded “I’m bored” phrase yet? Quite honestly, I don’t hear that phrase very often around this house; I try to keep our boys quite busy with adventures, etc. But this year I hadn’t put much thought into our summer fun days, there will be hiking and camping in the mountains, fishing, swimming — pretty standard things we do every summer. But this year will be a little different.
With a possible work stoppage looming for Monday, July 1, Valley Metro is warning East Valley bus riders to be prepared to make alternative travel plans.