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 …
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.
FLORENCE — Join the Pinal County Historical Museum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 for its Zoom Book Club meeting discussing “Freemasonry: An Introduction” by Mark E. Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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…
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…
COOLIDGE — Residents of Coolidge looking for an escape from the sheltered realities of the pandemic have had one reliable venue throughout the past few months. The Pita Patio Grill has continued to host live events — with social distancing precautions recommended — on a weekly basis, includi…
PHOENIX — The Heard Museum has a new exhibit, All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving, showcasing 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers.
I admit, though I have reviewed Yakuza games in the past, I am not an actual fan of the series. I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the franchise, but it’s just never been a game that’s drawn me in. Maybe that’s why I am a good choice to review these games. I don’t go in with any b…
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
Back in 2001 many developers were cranking our FPS games as fast as they could to meet the demand of an eager gaming public. Games such as DOOM, DOOM 2, Half-Life, and Duke Nukem 3D inspired numerous clones and there had come a point of oversaturation for many gamers due to the poor quality …
TEMPE -- Salute to Service at Arizona State University will move forward this year with virtual events planned from though Nov. 19, including a concert by multiplatinum-selling alternative rock band the Gin Blossoms.
COOLIDGE — Kristen Szakacs was not intimidated by the idea of starting a new business during the pandemic. But she does acknowledge that at first, the espresso machine “scared the crap out of me.”
COOLIDGE — Coolidge resident Sherry Mullins has been doing the same Halloween routine for nine years: she stays at home, gets dressed up and passes out candy. Despite the pandemic, this year was no different.
COOLIDGE — Finding ways for Coolidge to come together has been a challenge during the pandemic. But on Saturday, locals and visitors strolled down Coolidge Avenue to the sight of custom-painted vintage cars and motorcycles and devoted owners showing off their passion for these vehicles.
COOLIDGE — COVID-19 has nixed a wide range of events and celebrations this year. The Coolidge Parks and Recreation Department has especially felt the effects of the pandemic, as the majority of city-sponsored and organized events have been canceled.
COOLIDGE — The Glyptodonts of Southern Arizona will be the topic of a special virtual event hosted by the Pinal Geology and Mineral Museum in observance of National Fossil Day.
COOLIDGE -- COVID-19 has changed a lot of things. Long-awaited events have been canceled, many are working from home and schools have put off campus reopenings.
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CASA GRANDE — COVID-19 might go down in history as the Grinch who stole Christmas, or who at least significantly changed some annual holiday events.
COOLIDGE — With only so many options that families can take advantage of to entertain their little ones while following social distancing guidelines, a local Coolidge organization is tackling that problem and giving back to the community in a unique way.
COOLIDGE — In light of COVID-19 and adopted social distancing practices, many social gatherings around the world have been canceled through April. For many children, that also included long-anticipated Easter egg hunts.
FLORENCE — The company that produced the “Live PD” television show will return to Pinal County to tape sheriff’s officers on the job for another year, according to an agreement approved 4-1 Wednesday by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
COOLIDGE — Runners, carnival goers, parade onlookers, car enthusiasts and music lovers kept Central Avenue abuzz with activity throughout the Cotton Days weekend.
COOLIDGE — Some musical groups get their start already knowing the genre they want to share with the world. The story is somewhat different for the mariachi group known as Mariachi Nueva Era.
COOLIDGE — 10th & Main may have gotten its start at a barber shop, but the band will be playing to a much wider audience at Coolidge Cotton Days.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — A celebration of the humble, hard-shelled gourd and all its possibilities will take place Feb. 7, 8 and 9 with the 17th annual Running of the Gourds festival at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
SIGNAL PEAK — Joe Castillo is a storyteller and an artist. When he’s on-stage, he hopes to tell a tale that captivates the audience both visually and emotionally, illustrating his story with a series of images in sand.
COOLIDGE — Every team is under different circumstances heading into the girls basketball season in the days of COVID-19. At Coolidge, worry over the virus has led to a massive drop in turnout,…
COOLIDGE — Everything was lining into place. The coach who led Coolidge to the top of Arizona high school basketball had returned. The star player who missed his entire junior season due to in…
PHOENIX — Just four days after the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s executive board voted to cancel the winter sports season, that decision was reversed.
PHOENIX — In a move that came out of nowhere for many, the Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board voted to cancel the winter sports season Friday morning.
COOLIDGE — Superintendent Charie Wallace will be ending her tenure having done an “amazing job,” according to the Coolidge Unified School District board. But with plans to retire long in the w…
COOLIDGE — Imagine Schools announced Thursday that they would continue with a virtual learning model for all their southwest regional schools, including Coolidge, until at least Jan. 29.
COOLIDGE — With COVID-19 numbers surging within the state and county, the Coolidge Unified School District Governing Board voted to continue with remote learning indefinitely.
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College has announced the following students graduated in December. The listing is organized alphabetically by campus and includes the certificate and/or degree t…
COOLIDGE — The CAVIT Governing Board members have approved awarding special credit to struggling students so that their academic careers aren’t derailed by challenges unique to the pandemic.
COOLIDGE — The pandemic has, at least temporarily, disrupted and reshaped learning environments. But connecting with new technology is the lesser challenge of pandemic-interrupted education. T…