Friday, March 7, 2014 5:18 pm
It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
Friday, March 7, 2014 5:21 pm
Arroyo optimisitic about quick return, has no intention of missing regular-season start for first time in lengthy career.
Friday, March 7, 2014 2:15 pm
The recent vote at the (Volkswagen) plant in Tennessee is not only a victory for VW’s employees, but a triumph for America. Too long, far too long, have unions been a sanctuary for those whose primary motives are to pilfer dollars from honest working men and women while at the same time giving preferential treatment to relatives and friends. Not to be overlooked are practices that amount to bigotry and coercion against workers, many of whom have no choice but to pay dues to union bosses.
Friday, March 7, 2014 11:37 am
Friday, March 7, 2014 10:38 am
This match ranks high on the list of all-time top wins in Basha High School girls tennis history. The Bears stormed their way onto the courts of arguably the most acclaimed girls tennis program in the East Valley and scratched out a victory by the slimmest of margins.
Friday, March 7, 2014 9:11 am
To this generation, Elaine Stritch is probably best known for playing Alec Baldwin’s overbearing mother on “30 Rock.” Before she was Colleen Donaghy, however, Stritch already had quite the résumé. In a showbiz career that’s now spanned roughly seven decades, she’s done it all, from movies, to television, to radio, to cabaret. Stritch cemented herself as a performing legend on the Broadway stage, starring in countless plays and finally winning a Tony for her one-woman show back in 2002.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:45 am
Robert De Niro is a ruthless gangster; John Cusack is experiencing motel hell; a hot hooker with a heart of gold is on the run; a satchel bag with mysterious contents. Haven’t we seen all this before? The Bag Man desperately borrows from dozens of other dark and gritty crime-thriller films, but, unfortunately, it is more ‘bore’ than noir.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 am
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
Friday, March 7, 2014 7:00 am
The year 2012 wasn’t exactly the best for Highland High School student David Perre and his family. It was a Murphy’s law kind of year, one in which the family kept finding ways to return to the hospital with a slew of afflictions. Perre’s mom even lost a chunk of her thumb in a situation involving the family dog and some pork.
Friday, March 7, 2014 6:19 am
A few weeks ago we got “The Lego Movie,” an animated feature that looked like a disaster waiting to happen. Since its release, however, the film has become a box office hit and received praise from virtually every human being on the planet, myself included. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is another family movie that seemed destined to flop at first glance. A modern day 3D extravaganza based on a 1960’s cartoon that was never even so great to begin with? I smell another “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
Friday, March 7, 2014 5:03 am
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
Friday, March 7, 2014 4:12 am
NEW YORK — Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Legendary science fiction writer Harlan Ellison is working with IDW Publishing to resurrect the original script for his classic Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever” in comic book form. A five-part miniseries based on Ellison’s teleplay will expand on the story, one of the franchise’s most famous and acclaimed but also a far cry from the author’s vision.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:53 pm
The 1940s was the last time in the 20th century the entire country shared a common popular music. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the Big Bands were drawing record crowds while sustaining national morale during World War II.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:45 pm
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died Thursday in Tucson.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 4:12 pm
NEW YORK — United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:45 pm
Chill-out to the sounds of renowned jazz and R&B musicians including Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Kevin Ross, Eric Darius, and Ne-Yo (pictured) during this three-day festival at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:47 pm
On March 4, career criminal William Thornton, who was wanted by police for an outstanding felony warrant and was a suspect in an attempted murder, shot and killed Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs during an attempt to arrest him. A second detective was seriously wounded.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:06 pm
The Queen Creek High School baseball team will look to the experience of its upperclassmen as it starts the 2014 season.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:42 pm
Common sense would dictate that Chickenhawks like Dick Cheney and Ted Nugent should be the last people to be consulted about troop levels and defense matters, but that’s exactly what is happening. Chickenhawks everywhere hope that an aggressive chest-thumping posture on fighting for your country will cause the American public to have amnesia about how these cowards showed the white feather when it came time for them to stand up and fight for their country during the Vietnam War. When it comes time for someone to fight for their country, Nugent and Cheney think there is no limit, as long as it does not include them. It insults our veterans to let Cheney and Nugent pose as patriots.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:15 pm
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:45 pm
I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:45 am
A late-night pursuit through Chandler and Phoenix concluded with the arrest of four people allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:25 am
Phil Vassar knows how to write hits ... and sing them, too. For more than a decade the country singer-songwriter has hit the charts over and over again, with tunes such as “Carlene,” “American Child,” “The Sound of a Million Dreams” and the No. 1 smash “Just Another Day In Paradise.”
Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:15 am
Mesa police are looking for a man who's been going up to apartment patios and exposing himself.