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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.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — For years, fans have been telling Ruth Reichl that they love her novels. Problem was, she hadn't written any.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few could justifiably question the beauty of a Hayao Miyazaki film. A revered master of animation, the Oscar-winning director/writer makes something as simple as a hazy sky so ravishing, it can take your breath away.
Big screen. Big effects. Big budget. Big box office.
NEW THIS WEEK
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
NEW YORK — Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on.
I know shopping online is the craze nowadays, but it can be bland. I recall that thrill in trying out the latest gadgets at the local Five & Dime, the intrigue I felt in browsing through that Army Surplus store, the entice in a candy shop, and the joy I had in playing around at the toy store.
George Clooney, movie director, started out with so much promise.
The new film, The Monuments Men, depicts the efforts a little known team of soldiers whose mission it was to save and protect historically important cultural artifacts and buildings in the European theater during World War II. It’s a very interesting prospect for a movie, but unfortunately the end result is more sleep inducing than a high-school history class.
Firsthand accounts of the most successful uprising and mass breakout from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II will be showcased in Take A Stand: Resistance & Survival on Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts.
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
RICHMOND, Va. — Gone are the days when only a bottle of wine — or maybe a bottle of the hard stuff — would suffice as a gift to bring your holiday party host.
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)?
I was 4 ½ years old when I delivered my first news report.
Half a century ago, Sid Davis was the first journalist to learn John Kennedy had died. Instead of breaking the biggest the biggest news story in the world, he waited because he wanted to make sure he was right. It is hard to image a journalist making the same choice nowadays amid our modern cacophony of inaccurate reporting, but perhaps Davis has something to teach us.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
The Tempe Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Veterans Day beginning at 10 a.m., and the parade will travel northbound along Mill Avenue from ASU Gammage to Rio Salado Parkway.
Fallen Royal Air Force and American pilots will receive recognition at a memorial service at Mesa Cemetery on Sunday morning.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
A series of Veterans Day events meant to honor those who have served in the armed forces are scheduled to occur in Gilbert and Mesa between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
Editor’s Note: As part of the Tribune’s sponsorship of the Higley Unified School District’s sixth-annual Veterans Day celebration, we are proud to present the text of Higley High School senior Morgan Getts’ upcoming speech at Friday’s event.
As part of my duties as President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I have the opportunity to talk to leaders across the nation about a number of important issues. Many of the topics affect nearly every city, large or small. Airports is a topic that is right at the top of this list.
John McCain is still seething about the government shutdown and those darn conservative upstarts who caused it. For no good reason, the lives of thousands were interrupted in “real and painful” ways.
Students in Mesa have until Nov. 14 to contribute their literary skills to the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.