Diversions

Smashing stuff becomes a big hit: New W. Chandler business says it’s all in your head

By M.V. Moorhead Why is it that so many people enjoy smashing inanimate objects? Krysten Leach, owner and manager of Desert Smash AZ in West Chandler, has a theory. “I think basically it’s all in...

WATCH: Downtown Chandler widens its appeal to Friday night funlovers

By M.V. Moorhead Early in the morning these days, or even after dark, it’s comfortable to be outdoors. Sometimes in the middle of the day, clouds pass in front of the sun and we don’t feel...

Teachers earn star power in iconic film gems

By M.V. Moorhead After a short, hot summer—in Arizona it’s the warm-up, of course, to a long, hot fall— back-to-school time has rolled around again. A movie night on this theme may...

Book explores womens’ struggles in male-dominant workplace

By Christopher Fiscus A new book by two Arizona State University professors chronicles the rise of women in America’s newsrooms and lessons about what it takes to lead in a traditionally male-dominated...

Museum revisits glory days of revered Chandler boxer

By Wrangler News Staff It was March 22, 1967. Two men faced off in the boxing ring at Madison Square Garden, where the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World dangled before them....

Outstanding high school flutists to perform at MCC’s Arts Center

The most outstanding high school flutists from Arizona were selected by audition to form a unique flute orchestra as Mesa Community College and Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEF) present the first annual All-Arizona Flute Choir.

Restaurant entrepreneur performs Voodoo magic—one more time

By M.V. Moorhead VooDoo Daddy’s is back—or maybe it would be more accurate to say it’s here for the first time, and potentially better than ever. Confused? No need to be. Tempe and...

New ticket pricing at TCA brings savings

By Wrangler News Staff Tempe Center for the Arts is venturing into a new, collaborative approach to subscription ticket sales this season. Aimed at developing a true partnership with local presenters, the Mix...
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