Bob Garver: “Hotel Transylvania 2” movie review

Bob Garver: “Hotel Transylvania 2” movie review

By Bob Garver “Hotel Transylvania 2” is a lame animated movie that takes some of the most well-known characters in horror and makes them kid-friendly (which I can accept) and unfunny (which I can’t). The main characters are vampires and there’s a lot of talk of fangs in this movie. I was ready to make […]

New bar in [Insert town here]

New bar in [Insert town here]

Ever notice that your local newspaper or local news website has stopped covering the NEWS and instead, covers the opening of this new bar or that new restaurant? A great satire piece on that trend. – Ed. By Max Chanowitz Who else is excited for the new cocktail bar? I’m talking about the one opening […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Hyundai Tucson new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Hyundai Tucson new car review

By Eric Peters Why make another of what everyone else is making – and hope it’ll sell? Wouldn’t it be smarter to offer something no one else is making instead? That would probably sell. This new Hyundai Tucson is another crossover SUV – but it’s not “just another” crossover SUV. What they’ve done is bridge […]

Travel to spooky destinations this Halloween

Travel to spooky destinations this Halloween

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Halloween is coming up and many people like to experience the paranormal first-hand at destinations that proclaim to house paranormal activities. HauntedHouses.com has unveiled its 2015 list of the Top 13 Haunted Houses in America. More from Travel Pulse: To determine which attractions deserved to be on the list […]

JetBlue expands charter service To Cuba

JetBlue expands charter service To Cuba

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner With the Obama Administration opening up ties with Cuba, American-based airlines are jockeying for position to get their flights in to Jose Marti Interational Airport. The latest of these airlines is JetBlue. The airline announced it has expanded its charter service to the Communist-governed island with flights beginning Dec. […]

Hollywood and the war on drugs

Hollywood and the war on drugs

By Sonny Bunch / Washington Free Beacon A taut procedural thriller tinged with the trappings of the horror and war genres that shines a light on the relentlessly self-perpetuating logic of the war on drugs, Sicario is one of the best films of the year. The film begins with the FBI raid of a home […]

Comedic southwestern operetta ‘Arizona Lady’ draws on Jewish experience

Comedic southwestern operetta ‘Arizona Lady’ draws on Jewish experience

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The story of Arizona Lady is told for laughs. Centered on the efforts the feisty Lona Farrell to succeed at ranching in her new Arizona home, it combines the state’s cowboy heritage and Southwestern flair with the banter, wacky characters and plot twists of comedic Viennese operetta. Lona confronts […]

Finding the ‘conservative’ author unlocked

Finding the ‘conservative’ author unlocked

By Jonathan Hoffman There is a way to tell if a book is a well written polemic by a conservative author. I call it “The C Clue.” If you look up a book on Amazon, you will see a horizontal bar graph. This graph depicts the relative numbers of the different star ratings. A conservative […]

Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Old Tucson hosts Happy O’odham New Year Dance

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The ripening saguaro fruit and arrival of summer rains signal the re-birth of the desert and in the Tohono O’odham tradition, the beginning of a new year.  Old Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation, The Arizona Historical Society, and Festival Director Angelo Joaquin, Jr. welcome all area residents and […]

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

Eric Peters: 2015 Dodge Hellcat new car review

By Eric Peters I have been waiting for you… It took 45 years, but the moment has finally arrived. A real muscle car is once again available. Scary. Dangerous – in the hands of a fool or a novice. A car that’s got more engine than traction and you’d damned well better respect that. 707 […]