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.

What’s Fido thinking? Pet psychic knows

“Did you ever look at her and wonder what she was thinking?”

New Affleck action thriller is not the “Accountant” we’ve all known

There’s a degree of wit simply in naming an action thriller The Accountant.

Teen playwright scores a hit with big stage production

Briana Fleming never planned to be a playwright.

Starpower plus a new spin make ‘Magnificent Seven’ a worthy entry

In Rose Creek, some years after the Civil war, poor farmers hire a gunslinging warrant officer to defend them against the mining kingpin who’s trying to run them off.

Flip Orley returns to his Phoenix roots for four hypnotizing shows at Tempe Improv

An exotic-looking guy in a tux, swinging a pocket watch in front of the eyes of his subject.

Krasinski-Martindale mashup lends heart to American-family tale ‘The Hollars’

The Hollars — Even though the small-town middle American family of the title isn’t especially prone to raising their voices, the name somehow fits just the same.

Some sound advice for hot-weather meal prep: Stay cool

In August 2002, when we first moved to the Valley, we had the brilliant, moneysaving idea of keeping our Thermostat set to 90 degrees.

Film Fare: Streep reaches a high note in comedic ’40s docu-singoff

Florence Foster Jenkins—The title character was a much-loved patron of the New York classical music scene who loved to sing.