Robrt L. Pela
6 days ago | DIY
New year, new you — new hobbies. In the 2016 edition of Project PHX, our annual how-to guide, we're here to help with DIY projects that range from doable to dreamy. Learn how to build a tiny house and make your own chocolate. Become an embroidery ...
9 days ago | Travel
In an era when our telephones can tell us, in a charming British accent, how to navigate city streets we've never driven before, and one can purchase bacon-wrapped Jack Daniel's and a seat on the next shuttle to the moon, there simply is no reason...
13 days ago | Theater
Last month, I met an actress who told me I'd once compared her performance in a play to "a dank flatulence." I don't remember this, but it sounds like something I might have written, so I believed her. She may be relieved to know I found her neith...
2 months ago | Theater
I very much wanted to love Heathers: The Musical, which you will find screaming its head off at the Tempe Performing Arts Center for the next couple of weeks. I've counted Daniel Waters' 1988 film about murderous high schoolers among my all-time f...
3 months ago | Theater
The horror of Nearly Naked Theatre's Monster has nothing to do with the macabre action of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the story on which this play is based. It hasn't anything to do with the inferior production, the sluggish acting, the slow and ...
3 months ago | Film and TV
I never shopped at Tower Records, the global retail chain whose story is told in actor Colin Hanks' new documentary, All Things Must Pass. My neighborhood record shop, a half-block from my childhood home, was a locally owned chain store called Hol...