Updated 4:10 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Arizona Daily Sun Publisher Don Rowley, right, presents Barry Brennan, the male 2017 Citizen of the Year, with a framed certificate during the annual recognition lunch at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz., earlier this year. Rowling, the longtime publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun is retiring. Rowley has led the Flagstaff newspaper for 23 years, overseeing changes that included the addition of a Saturday newspaper in 1992 and a move to the west side of town in 1995. (Arizona Daily Sun via AP) less Arizona Daily Sun Publisher Don Rowley, right, presents Barry Brennan, the male 2017 Citizen of the Year, with a framed certificate during the annual recognition lunch at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Longtime publisher of Arizona Daily Sun to retire
Thirty years ago today, Daily Herald sports writer Keith Reinhard vanished without a trace. Reinhard told folks in the tiny Colorado town where he was taking a sabbatical from the newspaper that he was going to hike up a mountain looming above the town. That was the last sighting of the Algonquin father of three, who was known for his mane of long gray hair and his passion for hard work and telling stories. This past weekend the sports writer's son, Kai-allen Reinhard of McHenry, made it to the top of Pendleton Mountain overlooking the old mining town of Silver Plume. "It was very emotional," says Reinhard, 54, who stood at the peak near the remains of a wooden tram tower and thought about his dad. "It was something he always wanted to do. And who knows? Maybe he did."The abundance of theories and lack of evidence intrigues Eric Walter, a filmmaker who is doing a documentary about the bizarre story. Walter, who joined Reinhard's son on the mountain trip, spent much of the past four … [Read more...] about 30 years ago, a Daily Herald sports writer vanished on a mountain. Last weekend, his son climbed it.
x If you thought the hype and anticipation for Infinity War was too much to bear, just wait until Avengers 4. Marvel’s 2019 blockbuster is said to be gearing up for a summer of reshoots ahead of its arrival in May – a full 330 days from now, for those keeping count – and while one Marvel super-fan has been busy watching Infinity War as many times as humanly possible, other viewers are spending their time poring over all sorts of fan theories pertaining to Avengers 4, which looks set to herald a true turning point for the MCU we know and love. Case in point: the following set video that’s currently doing the rounds online. It initially leaked via Daily Mail (h/t Reddit) and appears to show Tony Stark, Ant-Man, and the Hulk talking tactics with a Captain America still dressed in his Phase One attire. Could this be another clue that the Russo Brothers plan to introduce time travel come 2019? See for yourself: Once again, this leaked snippet has been pulled from … [Read more...] about Leaked Avengers 4 Footage Heralds Possible Story Clues For The Marvel Sequel
A few weeks ago, I floated the notion that a new "Tomb Raider" movie is unnecessary when the video-game source material is already cinematic in nature. The North American box office receipts suggest audiences agree. Last week brought Steven Spielberg's ode to gamer culture, "Ready Player One," and that fared better -- but that's an adaptation of a novel about video games, not a video game itself. So, yes, we're still waiting for that first great video-game movie. Is such a thing possible? The answer may lie with a two-year-old global phenomenon that I've just recently become obsessed with. Released in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, "Overwatch" is a team-based, first-person combat game that transcends a genre full of brooding, gun-toting grunts with its cast of 27 distinct characters doing battle in a colorful, stylized world. Instead of fighting terrorists with realistic weaponry a la "Call of Duty," your avatars in "Overwatch" employ freeze rays, sound waves and dragon … [Read more...] about Widescreen: Hollywood should ditch Lara Croft for rich, diverse ‘Overwatch’
When we last left the kingdom of Wauconda, its doors were opening to the world, and its rulers were explaining, to anyone who listened, that they no longer stood in the shadows.Disguised for too long as a modest village hidden by forest preserves, tall grasses and lakes, with seemingly little to offer, Wauconda, its king and his advisers began a charm offensive: Wauconda was officially welcoming outsiders, businesses, tourists — frankly, they were just thrilled you noticed! Also, they didn’t have a lot of choice: Thirty days ago, after the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered, the media rushed to Wauconda, to point out that Wauconda, IlI., sounds like the fictional Wakanda in Africa. Wauconda’s leaders spoke to ABC, the Hollywood Reporter, Canadian radio and the take-away was:Wauconda exists!Thirty days later, Wauconda can now take a breath and consider how much has changed in a month. For instance, a new bakery is opening. And a company that … [Read more...] about For ‘Black Panther’ fans, what to know about the suburban hamlet of Wauconda