Robrt L. Pela
Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
2 days ago | Reviews
Musical based on experiences of con man Frank Abagnale Jr. offers delightful summer entertainment.
9 days ago | Film and TV
"Sometimes people fixate on the thing that represents a happy time in their lives, and they’re unwilling to transfer that energy to new things or experiences."
30 days ago | Theater
One-act comedy captures contemporary and age-old fears.
1 month ago | Literary
We may be happy with less — especially as we age, and drop unrealistic life expectations.
1 month ago | Culture News
The inferno that is Phoenix summer can take a toll, but it really is easier to endure than wintry blasts of snow and ice.