Daniel Davis: ‘Russell Kirk: American Conservative’ book review

Daniel Davis: ‘Russell Kirk: American Conservative’ book review

RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE By Bradley J. Birzer University Press of Kentucky, $34.95, 608 pages As an aging man, Russell Kirk was appalled one day to find his daughter watching a television set, an invention he decried as the great perverter of man’s imagination. Being on the third floor, he promptly tossed the device out […]

The Top 15 movie tours to take this summer

The Top 15 movie tours to take this summer

From Travel Pulse Whether you’re planning a family road trip through Arizona or a pilgrimage to Middle Earth this summer, there is a movie tour just waiting for you. Here are our 15 top movie tour picks for 2016. Atlanta Movie Tours, Atlanta, GA Currently, Atlanta is the third most popular filming location, behind New […]

Diabetes may not be as permanent as we thought

Diabetes may not be as permanent as we thought

Roughly 330 million people around the world have Type 2 diabetes; the cure for it may be as simple as adhering to a strict diet. In 2011, a team of United Kingdom researchers from Newcastle University published a study that showed Type 2 diabetes could be reversed in overweight and obese patients who followed a […]

State Department issues Europe travel alert after Brussels attacks

State Department issues Europe travel alert after Brussels attacks

The State Department issued a travel alert Tuesday night, advising Americans of the “risks of travel to and throughout Europe” for the next 90 days. In its statement, the department said terrorist groups “continue to plan” further attacks in the wake of Tuesday’s bombings of the Brussels airport and subway that killed more than 30 […]

Arizona Theatre Company 50th Anniversary season: Ambitious schedule includes world premiere, Broadway hits, musicals

Arizona Theatre Company 50th Anniversary season: Ambitious schedule includes world premiere, Broadway hits, musicals

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season promises to be its most ambitious ever with a six-show mainstage lineup of the finest contemporary and classic American theatre.  The lineup ranges from the just-closed acclaimed Broadway hits King Charles III and An Act of God, by 13-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Daily Show With John Stewart; to the Johnny Cash […]

Violinist Tiffany Chang wins Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition

Violinist Tiffany Chang wins Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition

By SoAzNewsX Violinist Tiffany Chang won the 2016 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition sponsored by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the $1,000 cash prize, she was invited to solo with the orchestra in concerts on April 1, 2 and 3. Chang, who lives in Chandler, will perform the first movement of the […]

Eric Peters: 2016 VW Passat new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 VW Passat new car review

By Eric Peters Last year, VW nixed the so-so-fuel-efficient (but simple and inexpensive) 2.5 liter in-line five that used to be the Passat’s standard engine in favor of aslightly more fuel-efficient (but more expensive and complicated) four cylinder turbocharged engine. This year, Uncle’s nixed the extremely fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine that used to be optionally […]

Gary Anderson: ‘The Industries of the Future’ book review

Gary Anderson: ‘The Industries of the Future’ book review

THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE By Alec Ross Simon & Schuster, $28, 320 pages Alec Ross opens his account of the next wave of the industrial revolution with a description of the casualties of the second wave. As a college student in the 1990s he worked nights mopping up a sports/entertainment venue in West Virginia. […]

Bob Garver: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” movie review

By Bob Garver Last year, the “Hunger Games” series went out with a relative whimper when “Mockingjay – Part 2” made $50 million less than any other film in the franchise with “only” $281 million. It appeared that the “Movies Based on a Series of Young Adult Novels About Teenagers in a Dystopian Future” fad […]

How the Grand Canyon changed our ideas of natural beauty

How the Grand Canyon changed our ideas of natural beauty

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed it “one of the great sights every American should see.” It’s true. Every visitor today knows the Grand Canyon as a unique testimony to […]

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