Bob Garver: “Kung Fu Panda 3” movie review

Bob Garver: “Kung Fu Panda 3” movie review

By Bob Garver I wasn’t crazy about “Kung Fu Panda” in 2008, but I loved “Kung Fu Panda 2” in 2011. So I had high hopes for “Kung Fu Panda 3,” using the logic that maybe this franchise gets better as it progresses. Alas, it seems to have reached its creative peak with the second […]

Is Allegiant America’s most dangerous airline?

Is Allegiant America’s most dangerous airline?

From Travel Pulse Maintenance issues have dogged this low-cost carrier and there have been a number of heart-stopping in-flight emergencies during 2015. So just how safe is Allegiant? You may have never even heard of Allegiant Airlines, and perhaps that’s for the best. The carrier has come under heavy scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration […]

Take a simulated tour of dwarf planet Ceres

Take a simulated tour of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA and the select few people who are chosen to work as astronauts have become quite adept in recent years at leveraging the Internet and social media to share images and discoveries with the Earth-bound. Astronauts at the International Space Station tweet daily and have even recorded a music video and an album in orbit, […]

Woman’s heart attack differs from a man’s

Woman’s heart attack differs from a man’s

By Gil Ross / ACSH A comprehensive report on women and heart disease was released by the American Heart Association and — no surprise — womens’ hearts, and the ailments that afflict them, are significantly different from the male pumpers. The focus of the studies reviewed was heart attack, or acute myocardial infarction. Entitled “Acute […]

Dog has been man’s best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

Dog has been man’s best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

From The Telegraph Man’s best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Beethoven Symphony #8

Emil Franzi on Music: Beethoven Symphony #8

By Emil Franzi From the January, 2015 TSO performance shared with Itzhak Perlman’s performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, George Hanson Conductor. BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY #8 Beethoven’s shortest symphony is not his least complex, far from it. Its relative brevity partly results from its lack of an actual slow movement, something rare in all symphonic literature. […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra gets $1 million endowment

Tucson Symphony Orchestra gets $1 million endowment

By SoAzNewsX The Diamond Foundation has committed to endowing the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster chair for a total of $1 million. This is the second endowed chair in the Orchestra’s 87 year history. The first was the Principal Trumpet Chair endowed by the Connie Hillman Family Foundation. Helaine Diamond Levy, the Executive Director of Diamond […]

Anthony J. Sadar: ‘The Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever’ book review

Anthony J. Sadar: ‘The Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever’ book review

THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH: WHY THE WORLD IS MORE RELIGIOUS THAN EVER By Rodney Stark Intercollegiate Studies Institute, $24.95, 272 pages Faith is strong, especially faith in secularization. In “The Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever,” Rodney Stark challenges the popular notion that the world is becoming increasingly secular. Marshalling […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Scion iA new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Scion iA new car review

By Eric Peters Does it matter what the wrapper says if it’s the exact same Snickers bar inside? That, as the saying goes, is the question. Toyota’s small car spin-off needed a new model; Mazda had one to spare. A deal was struck and – voila – the (ahem) Scion iA. Mechanically, it’s a Mazda2 […]

Bob Garver: “Ride Along 2” movie review

Bob Garver: “Ride Along 2” movie review

By Bob Garver Back in 2014, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart made the idiotic comedy “Ride Along.” The film followed a familiar “hardboiled cop and pesky sidekick” formula that’s been done to death, with the only variation being that it starred the constantly-yapping Hart. Hart’s appeal was, and still is, lost on me, but the […]