Bob Garver: “The Peanuts Movie” review

Bob Garver: “The Peanuts Movie” review

By Bob Garver “Peanuts,” the comic-and-cartoon franchise created by Charles M. Schultz about perpetual loser Charlie Brown and his beagle Snoopy, is getting its first big-screen treatment of the modern era. I have three compliments right off the bat. First, even though it’s a 3-D animated version of 2-D animated characters, there is nothing distractingly […]

American and Qantas partner for trans-Pacific dominance

American and Qantas partner for trans-Pacific dominance

American Airlines is teaming up with Qantas Airways in a bid to become lion of the Pacific when it comes to flights from the U.S. to the lands Down Under. In an announcement Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), American Airlines Group President Scott Kirby announced new service from Los Angeles to Auckland to […]

Coping with holiday delays

Coping with holiday delays

If you are flying through Los Angeles International Airport for the Thanksgiving holiday, be prepared to slog through the busiest airport in the nation. If that’s not bad enough, LAX travelers will probably face some of the country’s worst delays. But travelers in the know may be able to make the best of delays at […]

Eric Peters: Things you won’t find in your next new car

Eric Peters: Things you won’t find in your next new car

By Eric Peters It’s almost impossible to find a new car that doesn’t come standard with amenities that used to be expensive options such as air conditioning (usually, automatic climate controlled air conditioning), power windows and locks, cruise and (usually) at least a four-speaker stereo system. But there are also items that used to be […]

Pixar in concert at the TSO

Pixar in concert at the TSO

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is your destination for family fun over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For the first time in its history, Pixar has compiled a series of clips from its 13 feature films, with the music performed live by a full symphony orchestra. This visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media […]

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories’

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories’

THE SOUTHERNER’S COOKBOOK: RECIPES, WISDOM, AND STORIES From the Editors of Garden & Gun Harper Wave, $37.50, 307 pages Southern cooking is a little bit like Scarlett O’Hara: wickedly bewitching, multifaceted and potentially harmful to your health … but awfully hard to resist. For starters there are the ingredients; as I stated in a piece […]

3-D printing: The new frontier in orthopaedic medicine

3-D printing: The new frontier in orthopaedic medicine

KNEE IN A BOX Dorothy Bowser first began having problems with her legs when she tore the meniscus in her left knee 13 years ago. Soon afterward, the 78-year-old Vineland resident’s right knee started to hurt. The pain in her right knee gradually worsened until she found that if she sat down in a chair, […]

Play sports while on a sea cruise

Play sports while on a sea cruise

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Many people take a sea cruise to relax. Others take a cruise for the parties on board. Now people who enjoy playing sports will have a berth on the newest ship from Royal Caribbean. The Harmony of the Seas will sport more than 30 different options, including golf, badminton, […]

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 […]