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Tempe native Blake Webb spent three years in marketing before deciding to pursue his dream of acting and move to Los Angeles. Acting clichés aside, it took a while for Webb to begin his professional acting journey, but the two years he’s been in the business have been busy with independent films, shorts and even a play, and has produced a résumé loaded with lead roles.
One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene — the patty melt.
FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of the social network service Facebook, speaks during a panel session at the 41st annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book’s out in 28 languages. "Lean In: for Graduates," out Tuesday, includes the original text enhanced with new chapters, many containing concrete advice for graduates. For example: How to craft a resume (and get rid of those typos!). How to handle a first interview. And how to negotiate a first salary. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)
“This is the end, beautiful friend.” That line from The Doors’ song could easily sum up Friday at the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (PFF) and International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival (IHSFF), where several apocalypse themed films were showcased throughout the day and the highlight of the evening was meeting the amazingly beautiful Dee Wallace, who was on hand for the screening of her classic film, Cujo.
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
What the heck is our U.S. Sen. John McCain doing in Davos, Switzerland at some World Economic Conference. He was lecturing some “big shot” Russian Legislator about so-called “Syrian Cluster Bombs.” These weren’t cluster bombs they were “barrel bombs.” Some type of crude bomb with explosives and nails packed into a steel barrel and dropped by a helicopter of all things.
Chandler will be represented in next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
I am writing about Bill Richardson’s thoughtful column: “Our new crime-riddled ‘Five C’s’ and what to do about them” (Commentary, Tribune, Sept. 18).
An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row was released on bond Friday after a judge ruled there's no direct evidence linking her to the death of her young son, other than a purported confession to a detective whose honesty has been questioned.
FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo, the new Ferrari, named LaFerrari, is presented during the first media day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland. Ferrari sold all of its 499 limited-edition LaFerrari hybrid supercars before they even debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March. The LaFerrari costs $1.3 million. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
KANATA, CANADA - APRIL 5: USA vs Switzerland - Preliminary round action at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
NEW YORK — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
A Mesa father and son have been convicted of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme that targeted the area's Mormon community.
The Matterhorn in Switzerland is shown on a triangle tile, left, as Mesa, Arizona is shown on the other tiles being constructed as part of The Great Globe Project inside a building on the E.V.I.T. campus in Mesa, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
The Matterhorn in Switzerland is shown on a triangle tile as part of The Great Globe Project inside a building on the E.V.I.T. campus in Mesa, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]
NEW YORK — Recent high-profile attacks on tourists in India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico — including rapes — have raised questions about personal safety for overseas travel, especially for women. But frequent travelers and those who work in the industry say a few common-sense precautions can go a long way to ensuring personal safety.
Sadly, again, we see a crazed attacker going on a rampage against innocent victims. This time it was in a community college in Houston and the attacker had a knife instead of a gun. Should we anticipate that Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, and President Obama will now be calling for background checks when trying to purchase cutlery? Should knives of a certain length be outlawed? Will we see politicians surrounded by family members of the injured speaking out against Swiss Army?
“Seriously, some people need to get a life. The main news stories on national television have been about Te’o’s girlfriend saga and whether or not Beyonce lip synced at the inauguration. Please find something more news worthy to report about!”
We race into the 2012 homestretch following a record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend, where blockbuster franchises like “Twilight” and James Bond weren’t the only ones to do gangbuster business. Oscar-heavyweights “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi” both exceeded expectations in wide release, while independent fare “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hitchcock” saw decent numbers in far fewer theaters.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
A Mesa mother of two is trying to teach her children while also igniting a spirit of service that expands beyond the boundaries of Arizona.
In an increasingly digital world, aspiring authors have more options — and cheaper ones at that — for self publishing. But with self publishing also comes different challenges, said a new Mesa author.
A movie about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis probably doesn't sound like it would be a laugh riot — or should be — but that's just one of the many ways in which "Argo" is a glorious, gripping surprise.