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300: Rise of an Empire is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film, 300, one of the most stylized action films ever made. The new movie has the same gritty and dark HD tonal quality of the first movie, as well as the sporadic ultra-slow-motion effects that capture the exaggerated battles and blood-spilling in extreme detail; but it’s missing some of the heart from often copied original.
The African Children’s Choir, a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s children, will perform African songs and dances alongside the Chandler Children’s Choir on March 21.
ALBANY, N.Y. — American athletes in Sochi are facing breakfast without their team-sponsoring Greek yogurt, thanks to a bureaucratic web of international trade negotiations.
Mesa youth interested in learning how to write computer code can join Mesa’s new Code Club at the Main Library.
One-hundred people have been arrested in connection to multiple fraud check mills operating out of the Valley, according to authorities.
I don’t care much for what is called "reality TV." Like the propaganda Michael Moore disguises as documentaries, reality shows are selective in their reality, and in being so, manipulate their viewers. Of course, many viewers are clearly aware of this, but still watch avidly, either to laugh at or laugh with the characters.
Is it possible that Kerry and Obama are so naïve about negotiating with Iran that they really think that they have pulled off something wonderful with the Islamics? Have neither of them heard about tawriya, an Islamic doctrine that allows lying in virtually all circumstances where the Islamic wishes to keep their true intentions secret from Infidels (nonbelievers)?
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
LONDON — Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press.
PORTLAND, Maine — A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.
“Now that our debt exceeds that of the entire Eurozone and United Kingdom’s combined debt, every taxpayer in America should be ready to vote the Grey Beards out of Washington regardless of political party. Harvard graduates have proven that they don’t understand the first thing about economics. If we don’t change things very soon we won’t have to worry about it because the Chinese will come in and give us a lesson in basic economics.”
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.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
“Interesting how the President, who said he WILL NOT negotiate, is belittling the GOP for not negotiating!”
SAN FRANCISCO — Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut is a small state that can be crossed in a matter of hours, depending on traffic, offering relatively easy access for travelers looking to visit various corners of the state. One compact area packed with attractions is the southeastern region, which includes Long Island Sound and a popular shoreline state park, Yale University's hometown of New Haven, sites related to New England's maritime and military industry, and the University of Connecticut in the eastern part of the state. Here are five free things to do and see there.
ACAPULCO, Mexico — The death toll in massive flooding in southern and central Mexico rose to 57 on Wednesday as desperation mounted in the cut-off resort of Acapulco, where residents looted a store and thousands of exhausted, despondent tourists waited to be ferried out by air.
This undated image provided by Yale University shows a gallery with a painting by J.M.W. Turner at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Conn. The center houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. It’s one of a number of free things to see and do in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Yale University, Michael Marsland)
Chemical weapons are a horror for all of the world. BUT, why isn’t the UN in stepping up the plate?
The most often-used argument I hear for agreeing to take military action in Syria is that if we don’t, the United States will appear weak-willed.
DENVER — For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.
Never been a heavy metal fan? The new look of brass, copper, bronze and nickel in this fall's decor might change your mind.