Phil Richardson: Disruption, technology and the Stock Market

Phil Richardson: Disruption, technology and the Stock Market

By Phil Richardson First, before I get into the topic, I am prompted to use an old, old rejoiner..older than me, after watching the Republican and Democratic Parties’ debates: “Talk is cheap.” Disruption: The word has taken on a new meaning and become a “hot” new word in this decade. Webster says to “disrupt” is […]

Bob Garver: “Goosebumps” movie review

Bob Garver: “Goosebumps” movie review

By Bob Garver “Goosebumps” is based in a series of kids’ books from the mid-90s. The books were advertised as scary, but more than anything they were just weird. Most of them saw a monster du jour making life difficult for a bland teenage main character until they got really dangerous and had to be […]

‘Can We Take A Joke?’ to make world premiere at DOC NYC

‘Can We Take A Joke?’ to make world premiere at DOC NYC

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Is edgy comedy doomed? Has a culture of outrage created a new “right not to be offended?” What would some of America’s most revered comedians of bygone eras like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin think of today’s audiences who seem more preoccupied with taking offense than protecting free speech? […]

‘Kissinger, 1923:1968: The Idealist’ book review

‘Kissinger, 1923:1968: The Idealist’ book review

By Tom Rogan  In the first part of a projected two-volume biography, Niall Ferguson challenges us to re-consider Henry Kissinger’s formative years. A Harvard professor, historian, and media personality, Ferguson is serving as Kissinger’s authorized biographer. Pushing back against the notion of Kissinger as a Machiavellian ultra-realist, Ferguson synthesizes tens of thousands of documents into […]

Moon detour is the best route to Mars

Moon detour is the best route to Mars

The journey to Mars will be dangerous for astronauts. But first they have to escape Earth’s gravitational pull. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT In order to launch humans to Mars, a new MIT study suggests that fueling up on the moon would lighten the launch load by 68 percent. Previous studies have suggested that lunar…

Eric Peters: New car buying Jedi mind tricks

Eric Peters: New car buying Jedi mind tricks

By Eric Peters Remember the famous scene from the original Star Wars? Obi Wan and Luke run into an Imperial checkpoint heading into Mos Eisely spaceport. Using his Jedi powers of suggestion, Obi Wan whispers to the imperial stormtrooper, “You don’t need to see his identification… These aren’t the droids you’re looking for… he can […]

Volkswagen to recall 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe

Volkswagen to recall 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe

Volkswagen says it will recall around 8.5 million diesel cars in the European Union which have manipulated engines, beginning in January. The move comes after the German authorities ordered VW to recall and refit 2.4 million diesel vehicles early next year because of rigged emissions tests. Meanwhile Italian finance police have reportedly raided VW’s Italian […]

Vienna Boys Choir coming to Tucson for a one night only appearance

Vienna Boys Choir coming to Tucson for a one night only appearance

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert one night only, Wednesday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. The program, “Around the World in 80 Minutes” – in the Footsteps of Jules Verne, will feature music from England, France, Austria, India, […]

The Orionid meteor shower coming to a sky near you

The Orionid meteor shower coming to a sky near you

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The annual Orinid meteor shower is coming up next week and if the forecast holds, it should be a spectacular show in the sky. At least 20 meteors per hour are forecast to stream across the night sky on Oct. 21 and 22. More from earthsky.org: The best time […]