Smurf redux

The third entry in Sony’s Smurf series focuses on Smurfette, the lone female among the tiny blue-skinned residents of Smurf Village.

Retired critic offers food for thought in online dining series

Many Valley restaurants have fed Howard Seftel without knowing it, at first.

Ozomatli brings multicultural message of unity to Tempe show

Ozomatli guitarist and singer Raul Pacheco, asked over the phone about how his band manages to couch serious messages inside dance-ready songs, nicely sums up the band’s musical and political philosophy.

Film-making adventure was a real ‘eye-opener’

“It was, oh was eye-opening,” says Lisa Vargas. “I have this idea that I want to do films, but I’d never actually been on a movie set before.”

‘Fist Fight’ Foul comedy with a small, redeeming bit of drama

Charlie Day is Andy Campbell, a milquetoast English teacher at an underfunded, underachieving, metal-detector-enclosed high school.

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.

Warped Your Records promotes gleeful rock from Chandler and beyond

Last summer, Colin Bauer and his family moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona, but his beloved guitars wouldn’t be arriving for another few months.

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 the general unembarrassed optimistic idealism we associate, accurately or...

What’s Fido thinking? Pet psychic knows

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