Robrt L. Pela
10 months ago | Film Reviews
Filmmaker Mary Mazzio's Underwater Dreams is timely, because it deals (perhaps too tangentially) with immigration reform. And the movie, which recently played for a week on various cable networks and now has opened nationwide in commercial theater...
10 months ago
This might be a story about the beginning of the end of Sunnyslope as we know it. Call it the Dumbing Down of Mayberry, or How We Lost Another Round to the Big Box Guys. Call it progress, or community evolution, or stop reading now before I get to...
10 months ago | Visual Arts
The Legos are back. And, once again, these colorful interlocking plastic bricks and mini-figures are housed at a local museum — this time at the Heard, in an exhibition called "BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard" that's timed, no doubt, to ca...
10 months ago | Theater
Summer is not yet half over, and we are hot and tired and want a chilled beverage. If we must be entertained, we want simple amusements, please, Beckett can wait until November. Actors Theatre — poor, beleaguered, recently almost-dead Actors...
11 months ago
"I was too creeped out by people to go to camp as a child," says Wendy Raisanen, curator of exhibitions and collections for Scottsdale Public Art. "But if I'd had a camp like Camp Dreamtree, I might have been tempted." Raisanen, who grew up in Sco...
11 months ago | Cafe Reviews
I remember Caesar salads the way other people recall first dates. I can recite for you my best Caesar, and my worst; can list for you the most disappointing Caesars in my life, and how they fell short. I especially recall my first Caesar, prepared...