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“Inside Llewyn Davis” is a new kind of project for the Coen brothers to take on. To an extent, the film is a musical of sorts along the lines of “Once.” In addition to being a love letter to old folk songs, it’s also one of the most brutally honest, if not disheartening, movies about the cruel nature of show business. While different territory for the masterful directing duo, “Inside Llewyn Davis” still has the Coen’s distinctive signature all over it. As with many of their films, they find the comedy in bleakness and the bleakness in comedy, resulting in a narrative that’s either saying a lot or saying nothing at all. However you view it, boy is it fascinating to watch.
Maricopa football coach and district athletic director Cory Nenaber is expected to be named Corona del Sol's new football coach, according to the Maricopa Monitor.
I’m no quilter, but with grandmothers who had homemade quilting racks hanging from their ceilings, I can appreciate a good carpenter’s star or double wedding ring. Those treasured old patterns, pretty as they are, are blown out of the water by the blankets currently on display in Chandler.
What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? You could see acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Mesa.
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Underscoring deeply conflicted characters, who are on a mission to reconceive their unsatisfying circumstances, has become director David O. Russell's sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, "Flirting with Disaster," to last year's acclaimed "Silver Linings Playbook," he effectively unravels the disarray.
The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
Those crazy Regressives keep trying new avenues to convince us that “trickle down” economics actually “works” and their latest scam is the “Fair Tax,” a misnomer if there ever was one!
Downtown Mesa’s Arizona Museum for Youth is inching closer to becoming the i.d.e.a. Museum. The re-branding, set to launch to the public on Feb. 7, 2014, will transform the much-loved family venue with creative innovations, including — fundraisers hope — a place called The HUB.
Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
Santa got lost one Christmas day
Tucked into the Forum at Gilbert Ranch on the northwest corner of Val Vista and Williams Field Road in Gilbert is Isabel’s Amor, a new mom-and-pop restaurant serving homemade Mexican food and craft cocktails.
A pair of East Valley soccer teams remain unbeaten.
When he was a young boy, Mesa Mayor and native Scott Smith remembers what it was like being a child growing up in the fun-filled environment of downtown Mesa. He now looks to the future as he and the city plan for the new urban environment he knows downtown Mesa can eventually become.
“The mother of the 14-year-old murdered and left in a dumpster brought this scumbag convict into her family’s life. She should be charged with child neglect and as an accomplice to murder.”
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, brings its Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17th. Presented by Danny Zelisko Presents, special guest Firebird opens the show.
As the saying goes, Jimmies and Joes trump X’s and O’s.
Chandler was far from the glitz of Chicago or the glamour of Los Angeles when it opened for settlement in 1912. But the man whose name the town bore, Dr. A.J. Chandler, envisioned drawing such visitors.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
Khalia Lanier has what it takes to be a great volleyball player.
A special legislative panel voted Thursday to reduce the number of state income tax brackets from five to three, with an eye on eventually creating a single tax rate.
Saying her new job is too demanding, state Sen. Linda Lopez said Thursday she will resign from the Legislature no later than next month.
As we attempt the uber-busy transition between seasons — fall into winter in this case — with a flurry of winter sports previews and All-Tribune honors for the fall, the New Year has quickly crept up on us.
SAN FRANCISCO — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.