Retired critic offers food for thought in online dining series

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

Actor’s wide-ranging genius balanced comedy, drama

It’s claimed that Larry Hagman despised I Dream of Jeannie, the hit show in which he starred from 1965 to 1970. It’s a shame...

Not being a Rockette didn’t stop her from tapping into success

By Sammie Ann Wicks The days of tap-dancing’s 18th century “cutting contests” and “duels” between the likes of African- American “Master Juba” and the flashy...

Despite its shortcomings, ‘Tree of Life’ grows potentially classic roots

The specific subject of Terrence Malick’s new film The Tree of Life is a mid-century, middle-class, middle-American family—dysfunction and tragedy played out in Norman...

Convergence of milestones again puts popular musician in limelight

Story by Georgia Swing Photo by Billy Hardiman Singer-songwriter Walt Richardson looks back at 35 years of entertaining Tempe audiences and says he feels like he’s just beginning. For...

It’s time for screendom’s 2014 Top 10 race, and our longtime film guy shares...

By M.V. Moorhead Time again for the film critics' annual self-indulgence (as opposed to all those weekly self-indulgences): The Top 10 List. Here are 10...

At Childsplay’s Wayside School, the fun promises to be 30 stories high

The academic year is well underway, and if your kids are having a hard time adjusting to their school, maybe they need a taste of Wayside School to put things in perspective.

‘DePalma Week’ features notable director’s three most memorable works

For all the faults of his movies, even for all the supposed great faults of his character, I’ve always had a soft spot for director Brian De Palma.

Childhood memories of DQ

Here in the Valley, the Dairy Queen stays open all year ‘round.

McConaughey lethally convincing as ‘Killer Joe’

What happens when the hit man you hire to murder your mother falls in love with your younger sister? That’s the major dramatic question...
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