Tips for driving your first solo trip alone cross-country

Tips for driving your first solo trip alone cross-country

By Vania Silva / National Motorists Association Headed for your first solo road trip cross-country? Don’t leave home without having read this article. Learn how to avoid traffic, save money and more importantly, how to stay awake and arrive safe on your first solo trip. Before Setting Off Before setting off cross-country, the first thing […]

Travel to Relais La Suvera: A Renaissance masterpiece

Travel to Relais La Suvera: A Renaissance masterpiece

Relais La Suvera in Casole d’Elsa, Tuscany, the 14th century former Papal Palace of Pope Julius II. (Photo by Alison Reynolds) PIEVESCOLA, ITALY, April 27, 2016 – Relais La Suvera is the stunningly incredible 14th century former Papal palace of Pope Julius II and one of the most fascinating historical five star luxury resorts in […]

New estate collection of paintings & drawings – early Western art at Tucson gallery

New estate collection of paintings & drawings – early Western art at Tucson gallery

By SoAzNewsX Two large estate collections of  early Western art works and 11 Navajo weavings are available at Tucson’s Medicine Man Gallery. Artists include: Maynard Dixon, Edith Hamlin, Gerald Cassidy, Gustave Baumann, Lavaun B. Curtis, Frank Tenney Johnson, Joseph R. Willis, Joe De Yong, Jessie Benton Evans, Pete Martinez, Roi Partridge, Marjorie Jane Reed, G. Russell Case, Merrill Mahaffey, Harry Wagoner, Thomas Bate,  and William J. Carpenter. Collection […]

Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

By Ryan Santistevan / Cronkite News A new exhibit by the award-winning team of Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali that showcases isolated descendants of African natives who settled in Mexico is on display at the monOrchid gallery in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row. The husband-and-wife team spent the past 10 years creating “Invisible Mexico (Encuentro […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Toyota Tacoma new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Toyota Tacoma new car review

By Eric Peters If you miss reasonable-sized trucks – what 1500 series trucks used to be before Codpiece Fever overtook the country – you might want to have a look at a “mid-sized” truck like the 2017 Tacoma. Would you be shocked, Geraldo-style, to discover that a 2017 Tacoma Access Cab with a six foot […]

Eric Peters: The compliance car

Eric Peters: The compliance car

By Eric Peters There’s a new model out you may not have heard about – the compliance car. It’s a car that, for one reason or another, almost no one is willing to buy – and so must be given away at a loss. Well, that part isn’t new. From the Edsel to the Pacer […]

Andrew J. Bacevich: ‘The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace’ book review

Andrew J. Bacevich: ‘The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace’ book review

  By Andrew J. Bacevich The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace, Susan L. Carruthers, Harvard University Press, 384 pages. At what point do egregious factual errors undermine the credibility of an otherwise carefully researched and thoughtful book? I can’t say with precision, but The Good Occupation by Susan Carruthers, a professor of […]

Martin Rubin: ‘Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire’ book review

ROBERT LOWELL: SETTING THE RIVER ON FIRE By Kay Redfield Jamison Knopf, $29.95, 530 page, illustrated Seldom if ever has there been such a neat match between author and subject as in this penetrating study of the American poet Robert Lowell (1917-1977). If other poets have struggled with mental illness, there can be few who […]

Bob Garver: “Kong: Skull Island” movie review

Bob Garver: “Kong: Skull Island” movie review

By Bob Garver I bet when most people hear the term “Viet Cong” for the first time, they snicker at a mental image of King Kong fighting in Vietnam. Almost everyone outgrows this joke in about a minute, but not the makers of “Kong: Skull Island.” They’ve spent $190 million and years of effort making […]