Top apps for independent travelers

Top apps for independent travelers

From Travel Pulse Travel apps have become an invaluable tool for globetrotters. There are apps that can book discount hotel rooms at the last minute, snag you a table at the world’s top restaurants and even help you connect with locals offering guide services and insights about their hometowns. To help sort through the countless apps available […]

Eric Peters: 2018 Nissan Versa new car review

Eric Peters: 2018 Nissan Versa new car review

By Eric Peters Last year, the average price paid for a new car was about $35,000. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay $35k to drive home a new car. A nice new car. Heat did come standard . . . You could, for example, buy a brand-new Nissan Versa – with AC, with a four […]

Eric Peters: Cowboys, truckers and us

Eric Peters: Cowboys, truckers and us

By Eric Peters Being a trucker – especially an owner-operator – used to be a lot like being a cowboy was back in the 1800s. On your own timetable, beholden to none – so long as the cows (or the cargo) got where they needed to be on time. Independent, free. Which, naturally, is why both […]

Eric Peters: Another reason for the electric car push

Eric Peters: Another reason for the electric car push

By Eric Peters Whenever the government is rabidly enthusiastic about something you can be reasonably sure you shouldn’t be. Electric cars are being pushed for all kinds of reasons, none of them beneficial to us. If that weren’t the case, then it wouldn’t be necessary to push (mandate, subsidize) electric cars. They would be embraced as naturally – as freely […]

“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) next production in the 2017-18 season is John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, which the New York Times called his “finest work since Doubt,” (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner). Outside Mullingar, nominated for the Best Play Tony Award in 2014, will play at the Temple of Music […]

Gary Anderson: ‘The Second World Wars’ book review

Gary Anderson: ‘The Second World Wars’ book review

THE SECOND WORLD WARS: HOW THE FIRST GLOBAL CONFLICT WAS FOUGHT AND WON By Victor Davis Hanson Basic Books, $25, 750 pages On those occasions when I watch “Jeopardy” on TV, I have always wondered why people born after 1980 seem to do so poorly when the category has something to do with World War […]

Paul Davis: ‘Robicheaux’ book review

Paul Davis: ‘Robicheaux’ book review

ROBICHEAUX By James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 464 pages Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke’s troubled, flawed and heroic character, first appeared in the 1987 crime novel “Neon Rain.” The Cajun, semi-retired New Iberia, Louisiana, sheriff’s detective, a Vietnam veteran, former New Orleans homicide detective and struggling alcoholic, has throughout the series of novels […]

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 3” movie review

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 3” movie review

By Bob Garver When we last saw the a cappella group The Bellas in “Pitch Perfect 2,” most of them were graduating college and the sky was the limit for their futures. But, as we see in clips of a documentary being made by the franchise’s oddly Bella-obsessed commentary team (John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth […]

Global warming films flop at box office in 2017

Global warming films flop at box office in 2017

Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it. The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet. Yet […]