Author: Mark Moorehead

Atomic Blonde: Fun to watch, but in the end, disappointing

There’s some enjoyment, certainly, in watching the stunning 41-year-old Charlize Now in theaters:
Theron beat the snot out of skeevy-looking guys.

Tune in to this young achiever; her success story is music to our ears

Graduating from the University of Rochester would be an impressive accomplishment by itself.

‘Astounding’ progression of youthful bluesman Jonny Lang sells out upcoming Chandler performance

In an era of information overload, the classic mythology and heresay of blues music likely wouldn’t hold water for today’s skeptical crowds, but its many legends still persist.

Jewish film festival comes to Chandler Harkins

According to the Book of Exodus, after leaving Egypt the Jews spent 40 years in the desert. As of this year, the Greater Phoenix Film Festival is more than half way to the same tenure in this different desert.

1950s-era birth of McDonald’s burger empire shines light on Ray Krock’s successes, foibles

Near the beginning of this chronicle history of the McDonald’s empire, we get a look at the hamburger stand in San Bernardino, Calif., that started the chain.

‘Hidden Figures’ unveils overt segregation rampant in America in the 1950s, ’60s

We tend to think of NASA as part of the “New Frontier” and “Camelot” and.

Actor’s Equity veteran takes a bow at Tempe Arts Center

You know how they say Arizona’s a dry heat?” asks Ralph Remington.

Diversions

The Arc and Sprout Film Festival— Showcasing films about, starring, and in some cases made by people with intellectual and development disabilities, this 2nd annual fest, presented by The Arc of Arizona and Chandler-Gilbert Arc, can be taken in all in one day.

A lesson well learned: No joke

A little over a month ago I was driving east along Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, a little too fast. I hadn’t realized I was going too fast, but a nice young Tempe police officer went to the trouble to point it out to me, even though this meant following me on his motorcycle, using the flashing lights mounted on the vehicle to get my attention, and then, when I pulled over to the side of the road, dismounting and coming up to the side of my truck.

Dining out: Despite some plusses, few seem drawn to lakefront venue

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in July, too hot to go outside, so I’m sitting around with my family, enjoying a quiet lunch.