Border tensions are boiled down to two families in “ No Man’s Land,” an uneven independent thriller with some redeeming qualities. Its heart, and homages to classic Westerns, are in the right …
CASA GRANDE -- With the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season fully in swing, it’s a great time to try a few recipes that feature the annual sweet treats as a main ingredient.
NEW YORK — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.
PHOENIX — In February, the Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual events and community-engagement opportunities, including the virtual unveiling of the museum’s newly established Geoffrey Beene Archive, hosted in partnership with Arizona Costume Institute, a press release from t…
LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
The potential pitfalls of a movie that brings together Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown for a night on February 25, 1964, seem so numerous, so prone to falling into caricature, that “One Night in Miami ...” feels like a miracle.
Doug Liman’s “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful.
CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande RC Flyers, an Academy of Model Aeronautics award-winning club dedicated to promoting interest in model aviation and assisting area charities, has expanded its board of directors and added to its responsibilities.
CASA GRANDE -- Playwright and director Gwen Wright hopes that people sit back, relax, laugh and forget about their worries for a little while when they watch her new murder-mystery comedy, “A Word Before Dying.”
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
CASA GRANDE -- Thanks to the internet, I recently learned that for my entire life, I’ve been folding burritos and wraps all wrong.
CASA GRANDE — Most sports slowed down at some point during the COVID-19 pandemic, but pickleball has continued to grow in popularity.
Just before the outbreak of the World War II, a small-time archeologist was hired by a local woman to excavate her land. The thought was that it possibly contained some Viking remnants. But what was unearthed in the mounds out in the fields was far more significant than they could have imagi…
CASA GRANDE — While there may be a few fans of folded paper maps still out there, for many who enjoy road warrioring in a recreational vehicle, a GPS navigation system is a must-have tool.
There’s an iconic photograph of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was taken as he triumphantly boarded one of the first integrated buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
CASA GRANDE — Everyone appreciates simple and convenient cooking techniques. When it comes to easy kitchen tasks, does anything get any easier than making a hard-boiled egg?
CASA GRANDE -- Jeff Law still remembers his first record. He was 7 years old and rode his bike with his allowance in his pocket to a local store, where he found a 45-rpm single of Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me.” Like most of the band’s songs, the music immediately blasted out of his p…
It’s hard to decide what’s most shocking in “The Dissident,” Bryan Fogel’s urgent, gripping new documentary about the horrific murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
NEW YORK — Even before “The Dissident” made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, director Bryan Fogel had a sense that his explosive Jamal Khashoggi documentary was going to be a tough sell.
“Pieces of a Woman” begins with a tragedy. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) is expecting her first child with her partner Sean (Shia LaBeouf). For a few minutes, we see them in the final stages of preparation for life with a baby: She’s saying farewell to her co-workers and packing up her things; Her …
CASA GRANDE — COVID-19 and the fact that many Canadian and other winter visitors have not returned to Casa Grande has impacted membership of the Casa Grande RC Flyers club, a press release from the club said.
NEW YORK — Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year's New Year's Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady.
CASA GRANDE -- There’s nothing better than spending the day in your car on a long, open road with the windows rolled down, accompanied by 40 of your closest friends. At least, that’s what the members of Desert Sky Mustang Car Club of Arizona think.
There is no doubt that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the most in-depth and well-received entries in the franchise, even as people are finding out the strange and crazy details in the games story, but more on that later. We here at SKNR know that the game has been out for a while, but o…
CASA GRANDE — As one year closes and another one begins, our family celebrates the new beginning with heaping bowls of traditional Haitian pumpkin soup, also known as soup joumou.
PHOENIX — This January, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual events and community-engagement opportunities, including the next installment of “The Whole Story” and the museum’s biweekly “PhxArtist Spotlight” series.
The latest cinematic rendering of “ Pinocchio,” from Italian director Matteo Garrone, is informed not by the friendly 1940 Walt Disney retelling, but the original source material. Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” is a much darker affair than the song-filled animated v…
TUCSON -- "Missing in Brooks County," a documentary co-directed and produced by University of Arizona faculty members, continues to screen in film festivals around the United States and overseas. The documentary follows two families searching for missing loved ones near the U.S.-Mexico borde…
Once again the call has gone out, and players have flocked to return to Azeroth to experience the Shadowlands. Promising players new challenges and adventures, and enticing them to revisit old content, the latest warcraft expansion has infused new life in their already stable franchise.
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Museum on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. for its second Zoom Book Club meeting discussing the book “Es Verdad” by Lottie Colton Devine.