Eric Peters: Three things to know about oil changes

Eric Peters: Three things to know about oil changes

By Eric Peters You’ve heard the saying, your mileage may vary? The same applies to oil and filter changes, too. The intervals (time and mileage accrued) are general recommendations that may not apply in your specific circumstances. Variables that affect change intervals include: How old the car is; how often the car is driven; how […]

Michael Taube: ‘Lincoln’s Political Thought’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Lincoln’s Political Thought’ book review

LINCOLN’S POLITICAL THOUGHT By George Kateb Harvard University Press $24.95, 256 pages Lev Grossman, in his Jan. 31, 2008 Time magazine essay, “The Lincoln Compulsion,” made this intriguing observation: “There have been more books about Abraham Lincoln than any other American.” It’s true. A staggering 16,000 books have been written about the 16th U.S. president. […]

Here’s why scientists hide their doubts about global warming in the media

Here’s why scientists hide their doubts about global warming in the media

  A recent study looking into how scientists explain global warming uncertainty to the public has some interesting findings: Many scientists don’t actually talk about uncertainty when speaking to journalists. In fact, scientists who regularly talk to the press are more likely to sound the alarm on global warming, and are often reluctant to publish […]

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

MIAMI — With billions of tourism dollars at stake, Caribbean and Central American business and health officials are scrambling to protect an industry under threat from the Zika virus. The Pan American Health Organization on Monday added Jamaica and Costa Rica to the list of countries in the Western Hemisphere where the Zika virus has […]

Emil Franzi on Music: Historic Mahler recordings and performances

Emil Franzi on Music: Historic Mahler recordings and performances

By Emil Franzi Tucson Symphony Conductor Laureate George Hanson just gave us a world class performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde last month. He was able to do so because during his tenure as Music Director of the TSO he also helped birth the Tucson Desert Song Festival which includes numerous local music […]

Eric Peters: Before you buy a bike

Eric Peters: Before you buy a bike

By Eric Peters Motorcycles are a lot of fun. They’re also relatively inexpensive to buy – and they get great gas mileage. But if you’ve never ridden before, there are some things you should consider before you buy your first bike: * Motorcycles (and scooters) take more skill and involvement to operate than a car […]

Philip Kopper: ‘Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates’ book review

Philip Kopper: ‘Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates’ book review

THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES; THE FORGOTTEN WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Sentinel, $27.95, 238 pages As a scholarly truism holds, “every generation rewrites history to suit itself,” the same might be said for every historian, and every news anchor who wants to be one. Brian Kilmeade of […]

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, […]

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