Vegetarian diets don’t mean longer life, study finds

Vegetarian diets don’t mean longer life, study finds

By Ruth Kava / ACSH One reason often cited for becoming a vegetarian of some sort is that such a lifestyle is somehow “healthier.” And indeed, there have been studies linking vegetarianism to a lower risk of some types of breast cancer. Conversely, some studies have linked high consumption of meat to an increased risk […]

Atlantis Resorts plans world’s most expensive resort in Hawaii

Atlantis Resorts plans world’s most expensive resort in Hawaii

From Travel Pulse Atlantis Resorts’ entry into the U.S. could result in the world’s most expensive resort. Citing sources close to the situation,Hawaii News Now reported the resort chain is in the process of finalizing a deal to construct a resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii. Originally announced back in 2005, the project stalled. However sources […]

To Bead True Blue & The Tucson Bead Show

To Bead True Blue & The Tucson Bead Show

By SoAzNewsX For nine days, January 31st through February 8th, there are two shows that present the best in Tucson –To Bead True Blue & The Tucson Bead Show. Together, they feature 1775 booths and workshops –with legendary artistic beadmakers, rarely-exhibited lampwork glass bead masterpieces, and selections of high-quality, handmade merchandise. Attendees come from around the world to buy […]

Emil Franzi: ‘The Opera Goers Complete Guide’ book review

Emil Franzi: ‘The Opera Goers Complete Guide’ book review

By Emil Franzi REVIEW OF THE OPERA GOERS COMPLETE GUIDE by Leo Melitz (1859-1927) Dodd, Mead and Company, Garden City NY. 1921w later addendum The title page states “Translated by Richard Salinger. Revised and brought up to date after consultation with the Librarian of the Metropolitan Opera Company by Louise Wallace Hackney”. Melitz was Director […]

Eric Peters: Why the old stuff was cool

Eric Peters: Why the old stuff was cool

By Eric Peters It’s hard to imagine a 7.4 liter V8 that only made 200 hp. It did. Back in ’76, the year my Pontiac Trans-Am left the Norwood, Ohio line. And my car was pretty much top-of-the-pile. The typical V8 of that era offered up perhaps 170 hp. Some less. Seems sad, right? Sure. […]

Joseph C. Goulden: ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ book review

Joseph C. Goulden: ‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ book review

THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE: HOW CHURCHILL’S SECRET WARRIORS SET EUROPE ABLAZE AND GAVE BIRTH TO MODERN BLACK OPS By Damien Lewis Quercus, $24.99, 402 pages The British commando operation was so audacious that it could be rightly termed harebrained. With an assault team aboard, a sailing vessel disguised as a Swedish pleasure boat, the […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Beethoven Symphony #4

Emil Franzi on Music: Beethoven Symphony #4

By Emil Franzi TSO notes from the 2013-14 season: BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY #4 “A slim Norse Maiden between Two Greek Gods” is one translation of Robert Schumann’s description of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. You might infer that it is a lesser work, following the Revolutionary “Eroica” and preceding the dramatic Fifth. Not hardly. The Fourth is an […]

AZ Opera’s Ryan Taylor to lead Minnesota Opera

AZ Opera’s Ryan Taylor to lead Minnesota Opera

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Opera Board Chairman Robert Tancer has announced that Ryan Taylor has accepted the position of Minnesota Opera’s General Director, according to a news release from Arizona Opera. Minnesota Opera is one of the top opera companies in the country, and the organization where Ryan began his career in opera as a Resident […]

Princeton grad who ‘killed Pluto’ says there may be a new planet

Princeton grad who ‘killed Pluto’ says there may be a new planet

The man who “killed Pluto” now says there’s new ninth planet that could make the cut in our solar system. Astronomers Michael E. Brown, a Princeton University graduate, and Konstantin Batygin reported Wednesday that they believe there is another planet beyond Neptune, which could be up to 10 times the size of Earth — although […]

Utah skiing at Deer Valley, Solitude offers Rocky Mountain adventures

Utah skiing at Deer Valley, Solitude offers Rocky Mountain adventures

ANALYSIS/OPINION Let’s face it, winter in Utah means skiing. Hell, they even put it on all the license plates. And after a somewhat disappointing snowfall in the 2014-15 season, 2015-16 has thus far been off to a tremendous start thanks to ample El Nino-facilitated precipitation that has made the Rocky Mountains a paradise for the […]