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Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
This is a Shout Out to the Cambridge Academy Students in Queen Creek, who are participating in the second “Cans 4 Kids” aluminum beverage can recycling fundraiser. The funds raised by these students will benefit a boys foster group home in the area this Christmas Season. Thank you for being kids helping kids during this season of giving! Merry Christmas!
Rarely has a story about an angelic schoolgirl been narrated by Death. But such is the case in the dark, yet wondrous Nazi Germany-set "The Book Thief." ''Here's a small fact: You are going to die," we're told via voiceover by the Grim Reaper as we meet our young heroine, Liesel Meminger, played exquisitely by 13-year-old French-Canadian newcomer Sophie Nelisse.
Since the Tribune has decided that I must join Facebook to participate in discussions here, I am rather limited to letters. Ms. Turley-Hanson’s censorship campaign does deserve an answer, so here it is.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.
If you think you couldn't possibly enjoy Shakespeare, this could be the show to change your mind.
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
The Broadway original is a musical tale of loyalty, friendship and community. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton the elephant who must protect the Whos from danger while guarding an abandoned egg.
Visitors will learn about astronomy concepts, recent discoveries and current astronomical events after nightfall every second Friday of the month.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The distinct regional tastes of New Mexico have become a huge draw for foodies, thanks to the cultural fusion of Anglo, Native, Mexican and Spanish cuisines.
Sometimes adolescents just speak a different language.
When Stephenie Meyer's name is mentioned, most people think of her "Twilight Saga" vampire books and films. But the author wants a new audience as a film producer.
NEW YORK — There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.
Lori Marino, a lecturer in psychology at Emory University, is photographed next to an image of a pig on her computer at left, and a cat on a calendar hanging in her office in Atlanta on Friday, July 26, 2013. Marino has conducted extensive research on the intelligence of whales, dolphins and primates and plans to review existing scientific literature on farm animals' intelligence, prepare summaries that would be accessible to the public, and identify areas where further research would be useful. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
It can’t hurt to kick off the school year with some positive reinforcement about reading, and that should be available in spades at Girls Night Out, a free event for teen readers featuring No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike and fellow writers Suzanne Young and C.J. Hill.
LOS ANGELES — We all know he can leap tall buildings in a single bound and bend steel in his bare hands. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that during a time of crisis even the porn industry turns to Superman.
In the July 11th opinion piece, "Rosenstein: Should the legal BAC level be .05?", Craig Rosenstein wrote that most people only begin to be impaired to operate a motor vehicle at a BAC level of .08 and that there are no peer-reviewed studies supporting that impairment begins at lower levels. As the National Transportation Safety Board thoroughly laid out in our recent report, those statements are factually inaccurate.
SAN FRANCISCO - Investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed focused Monday on decisions made in the cockpit of the giant jet, where an experienced pilot was learning his way around a new aircraft and fellow pilots were supposed to be monitoring his actions.
A Texas congressman who was choking on a piece of popcorn is thanking a fellow Republican from Arizona and a House staffer who is also a doctor for stepping in to help.
On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press announced amendments to its style book, effectively banning the use of the word “illegal” to describe a person as in “an illegal immigrant.” This announcement was followed by similar pronouncements from other news sources, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post.
A burglar who tried to cover his tracks ended up giving police a major clue.
School children can take part in the newly created Club READ (Reading Experiences Appreciating Diversity) this summer thanks to a City of Chandler Human Relations Commission Diversity Mini Grant.
Mesa Library offers free programs for kids of all ages to stay engaged with activities during the summer months. The variety of programs includes reading, bowling, art and music. The programs will take place at the Main Library, 64 E. First St.; Dobson Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road and the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road.
Craig Zisk moves from TV to big screen with the story of a teacher played by Julianne Moore who sleeps with a former student.
A Valley woman's dying wish was fulfilled this Mother's Day weekend, thanks to the Dream Foundation.