Diversions

Trapped at home with no place to go, Tempe Town Lake beckons

With temperatures soaring and cabin fever raging, Tempeans and others from across the Valley are turning to Tempe Town Lake for a cool time near the gentle waters. From kayaking to paddle...

Library staff’s reading, listening favorites could be yours, too

Editor’s note: A new feature from the Tempe Public Library, this periodic contribution offers staff members’ personal suggestions, including fiction and nonfiction, as well as different genres and mate- rials for adults,...

Hey, if nothing else, now’s the time to catch these faves

By M.V. Moorhead This past week I heard somebody observe that is the first time in history that we can save humanity by laying in front of the TV and doing nothing. “Let’s not...

March filmfest looks back at movies with a link to Tempe

By M.V. Moorhead Who knew that Tempe had such a long and varied movie career. As one might expect, the fine folks at Tempe History Museum did. And they mean to prove it, with a...

Our reviewer’s retrospective: Looking back at top filmfare of the decade

By M.V. Moorhead The curtain is now open on all of 2019, providing a rearview look (again...) at that arbitrary annual movie-critic ritual, the Top 10 List. But let’s not overlook what I...

Photo Gallery: Wishing you a Merry Christmas, one picture at a time

From the slopes of Snowbowl where Santa escaped his ASU final exams, to the streets of Downtown Chandler where local friends gathered for a pub crawl, here are the best Christmas photos...

Motor-head ennui no matter: Our film guy was revved on this one

By M.V. Moorhead Despite its promising stars and director, I admit that I dragged my feet a little when it came to seeing Ford v Ferrari. This wasn’t because of the film’s formidable...

Message of cultural phenom ‘Joker’ prevails in theaters

By M.V. Moorhead Late Saturday evening this past weekend I was approaching the door of a Quik Trip when I glanced up to notice The Joker headed to the same spot from the other...
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