Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon’s autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC’s 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 […]

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

A critically acclaimed musical with one of the most diverse casts on Broadway tried to reverse slumping ticket sales by replacing a black actor with a more famous white one, but social justice warriors torpedoed the move, and the show will not go on as a result. “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” […]

Who knew? Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell were best friends

Who knew? Alice Cooper and Glen Campbell were best friends

Alice Cooper was also good friends with the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. They used to golf together. – Ed. Alice Cooper on his friendship with Glen Campbell: Who knew that the “godfather of shock rock,” known for his macabre heavy-metal act featuring decapitated dolls, was the best of friends with country superstar Glen Campbell? […]

Eric Peters: 2017 BMW 5 Series new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 BMW 5 Series new car review

By Eric Peters There is a Moore’s Law for cars, too. Like computers, they get faster – and cheaper – with each new generation. BMW’s new 5 Series is a case in point. It is now almost as large as the 7 Series used to be – and it offers many of the amenities (including […]

“Autonomous” cars . . . and Social Security “contributions”

“Autonomous” cars . . . and Social Security “contributions”

By Eric Peters Within 12 years, only 5 percent of the driving done in this country will be done by “autonomous” drivers – according to a study that is getting huge play all over the mediascape. That is to say, only 5 percent of the driving will be done by people like you and me – ordinary people […]

Nothing runs you like a Deere…

Nothing runs you like a Deere…

By Eric Peters How long before they bring back prima nocta? It’s a serious question. Other aspects of feudalism have been part of everyday life for so long now we hardly notice them – and even consider it normal – just as the peasants of 500 years ago probably did. For instance, just like the kings […]

John R. Coyne, Jr: ‘The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See’ book review

John R. Coyne, Jr: ‘The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See’ book review

Sharyl Attkisson, as The Washington Post put it, has been a “persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story,” as well, one might add, skepticism about the practices and principles of major media organs like The Washington Post. Her exposes of giant corporations, charities and political missteps by both parties have received prestigious journalism […]

Bob Garver: “Annabelle: Creation” movie review

Bob Garver: “Annabelle: Creation” movie review

By Bob Garver We were first introduced to possessed doll Annabelle in 2013’s “The Conjuring,” where she was freaky, but inconsequential. She was spun off into her own prequel movie in 2014, which I didn’t see, but I’m told couldn’t scare a cockroach away from a spotlight. Now she’s getting another movie, a prequel to […]

Summer failure: Hollywood box office down 12 percent

Summer failure: Hollywood box office down 12 percent

From Truth Revolt Hollywood, whose remakes, reboots, and raunch comedies have failed to capture the public’s imagination, has had an abysmal summer at the box office, which has seen a 12 percent drop from last year. Since May, the North American box office has taken in $3.43 billion, down from last year’s $3.9 billion. “What we all […]

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