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How does a piece of literature become a “classic?” How is the “very best” of any culture determined, and, by whom? Is there a checklist? Who creates that checklist? What values are inherently connected with any kind of “best” lists? And what is “quality?”
“Veronica Mars” had one truly amazing season followed by two pretty good seasons. The critically acclaimed series was then abruptly cancelled, but left behind a dedicated fanbase. A fanbase so dedicated that they donated over five million dollars on Kickstarter to get a “Veronica Mars” movie off the ground. Now in the same vein of Joss Whedon’s “Firefly,” the crime solving young adult has been resurrected for a feature written and directed by series creator Rob Thomas.
Congressman Doug Collins writes that our military has a growing wave of anti-Christian hatred. He was a chaplain during the Iraq war, and when the government shutdown occurred orders came down from Obama to stop all Christian services during that time. Other incidents have also occurred: 1. Soldiers at Fort Hood were told that evangelical Christians should be considered enemies of America. 2. Soldiers who believe in Christ are targeted, while Muslims are welcome to display their prayer rugs publicly. 3. Many high-level officers have been let go, because they mentioned God, or Jesus in reports to the troops.
Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
When it comes time to apply for a mortgage in 2014, you might be surprised at how much documentation you’ll need when applying for a home loan. Especially if you are a first-time home buyer or someone who has not been through the process since before all the new rules and regulations implemented in the past few years.
The state’s education system and the controversial SB 1062 dominated the discussion Friday at the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce public policy meeting.
Marine veteran Robert Serocki Jr. always knew he wanted to serve his country, dating back to when he was 5 years old and living in Detroit.
Heather Godina always knew she wanted to complete a triathlon. She had experience in two-thirds of the event heading into her 29th birthday, with a strong background in swimming and two full marathons under her belt, so it wasn’t unimaginable to add a bicycle to the equation.
PARIS — Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris' most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.
It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
Washington • When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy.
Physician: “OK, Mr. Jones, your cholesterol and blood pressures are too high. You need to take these medicines and get some exercise. Come back in a few months. Any questions? Good! Stop at the front desk to get scheduled.”
Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
One of the pitfalls of being a sports writer is the impartiality that needs to be obtained to do your job properly.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — For years, fans have been telling Ruth Reichl that they love her novels. Problem was, she hadn't written any.
LOS ANGELES — With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.
Concert-going can be a pricey hobby, but the Hits Deep Tour coming to Grand Canyon University Arena on Feb. 28 gives you more bang for your buck. Hosted by the multi-Grammy-winning hip-hop artist TobyMac, the concert features a hit-parade of contemporary Christian music from stars like Mandisa, Matthew West, Brandon Heath and Matt Maher.
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007 and she’s had a close hand in the writing process, Neil Meron said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
A family trip abroad, a foreign deck of cards and the arduous search for acceptance led Ahwatukee native, Daniel Mefford, to write and self-publish his very own fantasy book.
Arizona cannot cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Arizona voters have a constitutional right to wrest control of drawing congressional boundaries from the state Legislature, a federal court ruled late Friday.