Nominations open for 2016 AZ Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations open for 2016 AZ Governor’s Arts Awards

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Nominations are now open for the 35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in seven categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona. The business category has been split into two divisions, a new category for […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Chevy Equinox new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Chevy Equinox new car review

By Eric Peters If you’re looking at this medium-small crossover SUV, there are two things to know before you pull the trigger. First – in its favor – it offers the strongest V6 you can get in this price range. The same basic V6 that’s used in the sporty Camaro (and also the luxurious Cadillac […]

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

Ben Marwick, University of Washington Reproducibility is one of the cornerstones of science. Made popular by British scientist Robert Boyle in the 1660s, the idea is that a discovery should be reproducible before being accepted as scientific knowledge. In essence, you should be able to produce the same results I did if you follow the […]

Americans want mandatory fees included in hotel rates, survey finds

Americans want mandatory fees included in hotel rates, survey finds

  If you hate finding an unexpected resort fee added to your hotel bill at checkout, you are not alone. A national survey found that 80 percent of Americans believe that mandatory resort fees should be included in the daily room rate that is advertised to potential guests. The survey findings should be no surprise. […]

Bob Garver: “Spectre” movie review

Bob Garver: “Spectre” movie review

By Bob Garver “Spectre” is the fourth and supposedly final turn for Daniel Craig as James Bond. Previous Craig installments have included 2005’s “Casino Royale” and 2012’s “Skyfall,” two of the best-reviewed films in the entire 007 franchise. The new film isn’t as good as either of those as it lacks a certain punch in […]

The art of the Hopi

The art of the Hopi

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson’s Medicine Man Gallery will feature over 160 Hopi works in an up-coming show this month and continuing into December. The works of Edward S. Curtis Original Photogravures, Pottery by Nampeyo and Paqua, Kachinas, Baskets, Jewelry, Dance Clothing, Regalia and Dan Namingha Paintings will be featured. All pieces are […]

Eric Peters: The C02 trump card

Eric Peters: The C02 trump card

By Eric Peters It had to happen – and now it has. VW – and soon, everyone else, inevitably – is under the gun over “emissions” that aren’t even pollutants. Carbon dioxide. This inert gas (look it up if you missed it in high school chemistry) doesn’t contribute to smog, cause acid rain, deplete the […]

Live Out Your Dreams Of Being An Astronaut

Live Out Your Dreams Of Being An Astronaut

Childhood dreams of flying to Mars could soon be a reality. NASA is seeking astronauts to join its active corps, all it takes is filling out all the proper forms. There are some restrictions for such a great opportunity, but one does not have to be a pilot or rocket scientist to become an astronaut. […]

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years as fares keep falling

Thanksgiving air travel to be highest in 8 years as fares keep falling

Thanksgiving air travel in the U.S. is expected to rise 3 percent this year with 25.3 million people hopping planes, the most crowded the skies have been since the Great Recession. The good news for travelers is that airfares have been on a distinct decline since summer, according to a forecast released Thursday by industry […]

Frontier Airlines raises bag fees for the busiest travel seasons

Frontier Airlines raises bag fees for the busiest travel seasons

If you fly Frontier or Spirit Airlines, the two ultra-low-fare carriers have a holiday surprise for you: higher bag fees. Denver-based Frontier is following the lead of Spirit by hiking bag fees for the holiday period, from Nov. 19 through Jan. 5. At Frontier, the fee of $25 to $30 for the first checked bag […]