JetBlue expands charter service To Cuba

JetBlue expands charter service To Cuba

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner With the Obama Administration opening up ties with Cuba, American-based airlines are jockeying for position to get their flights in to Jose Marti Interational Airport. The latest of these airlines is JetBlue. The airline announced it has expanded its charter service to the Communist-governed island with flights beginning Dec. […]

Hollywood and the war on drugs

Hollywood and the war on drugs

By Sonny Bunch / Washington Free Beacon A taut procedural thriller tinged with the trappings of the horror and war genres that shines a light on the relentlessly self-perpetuating logic of the war on drugs, Sicario is one of the best films of the year. The film begins with the FBI raid of a home […]

Comedic southwestern operetta ‘Arizona Lady’ draws on Jewish experience

Comedic southwestern operetta ‘Arizona Lady’ draws on Jewish experience

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The story of Arizona Lady is told for laughs. Centered on the efforts the feisty Lona Farrell to succeed at ranching in her new Arizona home, it combines the state’s cowboy heritage and Southwestern flair with the banter, wacky characters and plot twists of comedic Viennese operetta. Lona confronts […]

Finding the ‘conservative’ author unlocked

Finding the ‘conservative’ author unlocked

By Jonathan Hoffman There is a way to tell if a book is a well written polemic by a conservative author. I call it “The C Clue.” If you look up a book on Amazon, you will see a horizontal bar graph. This graph depicts the relative numbers of the different star ratings. A conservative […]

Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The ripening saguaro fruit and arrival of summer rains signal the re-birth of the desert and in the Tohono O’odham tradition, the beginning of a new year.  Old Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation, The Arizona Historical Society, and Festival Director Angelo Joaquin, Jr. welcome all area residents and […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

By Eric Peters I have been waiting for you… It took 45 years, but the moment has finally arrived. A real muscle car is once again available. Scary. Dangerous – in the hands of a fool or a novice. A car that’s got more engine than traction and you’d damned well better respect that. 707 […]

Bob Garver: “Minions” movie review

Bob Garver: “Minions” movie review

By Bob Garver  Let me open by admitting that I am not the target audience for “Minions.” The target audience for this movie is people who do not completely despise the Minions; the gibberish-spewing, jellybean-like henchmen from the “Despicable Me” movies. I believe the Minions are annoying little dummies who shouldn’t have been allowed to […]

Rebecca Guthrie: “The Fiddler in the Subway” book review

Rebecca Guthrie: “The Fiddler in the Subway” book review

By Rebecca Guthrie Perhaps you may recall several years back hearing about the world class violinist who played in the subway in Washington D.C. and was practically ignored. It was a social science experiment dreamed up by essayist and featured writer Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post. The article was called “The Fiddler in the […]

Bob Garver: “Terminator Genisys” movie review

Bob Garver: “Terminator Genisys” movie review

By Bob Garver “Terminator Genisys” is one of the most confusing movies I’ve seen in a long time, or at least since “Interstellar.” If I assigned pushpins to the events of this movie, put those pins on a bulletin board, and tried connecting them with string in order to follow them, I would wind up […]