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SAINT-EMILION, France — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's CFO, they were clearly fakes — too new looking, not on the right kind of paper.
"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.
The Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio adapter is shown on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Decatur, Ga. The device can be mounted to the bottom of a DSLR camera and provide professional audio mixing capabilites to the sounding recording of the video footage. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
In this photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, examples of labels that help prevent fraud on wine bottles are displayed at Bordeaux winegrower's professional association office in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Counterfeiting has dogged wine as long as it has been produced, but it is getting more sophisticated and more ambitious, particularly as bottle prices rise due to huge demand in new markets, mainly in Asia. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
In this photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Christophe chateau, head of the communication of the Bordeaux winegrower's professional association displays a bottle of wine at his office in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Counterfeiting has dogged wine as long as it has been produced, but it is getting more sophisticated and more ambitious, particularly as bottle prices rise due to huge demand in new markets, mainly in Asia. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
We have traditionally had two inescapable realities in life: death and taxes. Well, you can add to that list: death, taxes and fees. Fortunately, this past week at least one kind of fee was said to be improperly levied. It’s one charged to you for keeping tabs on your government.
There are a plethora of holiday performances to choose from this time of year, and one we’re marking on our calendar is “Celebration” at Mesa Arts Center.
The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Since he began his professional career on “Saturday Night Live” in 1990, the perpetually sarcastic David Spade has rarely left the small screen, appearing in shows like “Just Shoot Me!” “8 Simple Rules” and “Rules of Engagement.”
“Who is the kid who thinks he is the fastest 6-year-old in the nation?” Scott Hembree asked his son, Cyrus, this week.
THINKspot at Red Mountain Library in Mesa will hold a workshop to help aspiring and published writers hone their craft.
Who is Delta Mechanical?
Cherie Currie fronted the teenage all-girl band the Runaways and, along with fellow band mates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox, punched through a male-dominated field with a groundbreaking look and sound.
A man of deep faith, Mesa High football coach Kelley Moore felt he’d written on his own wall it was time for a change last year.
Lance Armstrong didn't just repeatedly lie about doping during his seven Tour de France wins, but he maintained and even flaunted those lies through ill-gotten power — and he still believes his own hype.
In the 17 years since "Swingers," Vince Vaughn has cultivated the comedic persona of an obnoxious and insensitive boor, so it may come as a surprise to learn that "Delivery Man" reveals a softer side entirely. As David Wozniak, the world's most fertile sperm donor, the star plays someone who's overwhelmed as opposed to merely overwhelming. It's a welcome change, though a significant marketing challenge as well, considering DreamWorks has almost no way of letting audiences know that "Delivery Man" is virtually nothing like a Vince Vaughn movie, but rather a heartfelt celebration of the act of parenthood presented under radically exaggerated circumstances.
A considerable upgrade over the first "Hunger Games" movie, "Catching Fire" comes across more like a remake than a sequel.
KENOSHA, Wis. — When the auto plant here closed, this prosperous Wisconsin port city on Lake Michigan lost more than just its largest employer. Its sense of vitality seemed to drain away, and city leaders set out to find something that would inject life into the brick-storefront downtown while the economy went through a transition.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
Art Thomason has spent more than 50 years as a professional journalist, serving publications in Missouri and Arizona as a reporter, editor and columnist. Thomason has been covering Mesa and the East Valley since 1995.
Former NFL cornerback Ray McElroy says one particular play that knocked him to the ground made him realize it’s important to always get up.
It seems quite apt that "The Best Man Holiday," a film about a reunion of old friends, feels just like going to an actual reunion. In ways both bad and good.
In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
For any child who has ever loved a favorite toy, “The Velveteen Rabbit” gives a reason to believe in magic.
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will add several new degrees to its offerings beginning in 2014.