John Roark

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  • 14 years ago

    On my way to lunch at the Authors' Café with Denise Hampton and Christina Skye, two of the Valley's own nationally acclaimed romance novelists, I made a mental list of words reminiscent of this style of literature. Words like forbidden, rav...

  • 14 years ago

    Not everyone can add arrow retrieval and blood-and-mud touchups to a résumé, but Phoenix College Art and Photography department chairman Roman Reyes can now list these skills on his.Reyes had the opportunity to work on a special-effe...

  • 14 years ago

    In preparing for my lunch with Phoenix-based lyric baritone Jeremy Aye, I asked friends if there was anything they wanted to know about opera but were afraid to ask. For many of these clods, their knowledge of opera is limited to "Mighty Mouse" ca...

  • 14 years ago | Wake Up Call

    In 1921, the boys working on a promotion in the marketing department of General Mills put their heads together. Their mission: to create the perfect woman, an icon for housewives everywhere to trust and emulate.They labored intensively to make sur...

  • 14 years ago | Wake Up Call

    Since the beginning of time, or at least harking back to the days when the earliest life forms washed ashore gasping for coffee, we have answered the call of caffeine.Since we are no longer content to merely brew the stuff ourselves at home, coffe...

  • 15 years ago | Wake Up Call

    On a busy evening before the holidays, I entered Houston's without a reservation. There was an uneasy feeling in my stomach as I approached the exquisite creature standing behind the podium. She was looking down; her hair was like a Pantene commer...