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Two Mesa men convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, and wire and mail fraud

From AZ Central

A long-running Arizona affinity-fraud case took an important step toward conclusion with the conviction last week of two Mesa defendants. Guy Andrew Williams, 42, and his father Brent F. Williams, 66, were convicted June 28 of 38 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in an action stemming from crimes targeting wealthy Mormons in Arizona and neighboring states beginning in 2002. The verdict capped a two-week trial conducted by visiting U.S. District Judge Jack ... Quick Read

Packing a picnic for this year's 4th? $6 per head

From AZ Central

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person. That's according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, which launched an informal price survey this year looking at the cost of hot dogs, cheeseburgers and other Independence Day fare. ... Quick Read

Quiz: Match the Movie President to His Movie Speech

From nymag

It's almost Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate than to pay tribute to the many men who have played our commander-in-chief on the silver screen? (Speaking of, we definitely need more female presidents in film. Also, there are probably better ways to celebrate Independence Day.) Whether saving us ... More » ... Quick Read

Lovelace Trailer: And Now, Deep Thoughts

From nymag

Here's the first official trailer for Lovelace, the Amanda Seyfried?led biopic about Deep Throat porn legend Linda Lovelace. There's nothing too scandalous in the trailer, unless you count audacious mustaches, in which case, well, yes, there are a few audacious mustaches. (And some truly shocking wigs on the fellas.) It ... More » ... Quick Read

Branded: 'Lone Ranger' Collection Pops Up at Will Leather Goods

From hollywoodreporter

Head to the wild, wild west with authentically made leather belts, totes and backpacks.read more ... Quick Read

Military ousts Egyptian president Morsi

From Philadelphia Inquire

Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections, announcing that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced. Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. ... Quick Read

Jody Rosen?s Songs of the Week: K-Ci & JoJo Return!

From nymag

K-Ci & JoJo, ?Knock It Off? The first single in over a decade from brothers Cedric ?K-Ci? Hailey and Joel ?JoJo? Hailey, two fourths of nineties boudoir R&B giants Jodici, wafted into earshot last week, in a billowing cumulonimbus of Spanish Fly fumes. ?Knock It Off? is a modest nostalgia ... More » ... Quick Read

Let?s Look at Johnny Depp?s Many, Many, Many Hats

From nymag

In The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp's Tonto wears a dead crow on his head, and while that's sorta weird, it'd be even weirder to see Depp without something weird on his head. The actor's predilection for onscreen headgear ? whether it's his Jack Sparrow bandanna or his Willy Wonka top ... More » ... Quick Read

25 Books to Beach-Read This Summer

From nymag

Books and summer. Books and summer and a frosty, easy-sipping beverage. Books and summer and a frosty, easy-sipping beverage and a hammock positioned under the shade of an oak or palm tree, preferably with a cool breeze wafting overhead. If you?re like us, these increasingly relaxing endeavors make you sigh, ... More » ... Quick Read

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon on The Way, Way Back and Getting in Trouble at the Water Park

From nymag

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, otherwise known as the Oscar-winning writers of The Descendants, make their first outing as directors with The Way, Way Back, in which they also have extended cameos. Rash (usually seen as Dean Pelton on Community) plays Lewis, a beyond-jaded equipment rentals manager at the Water ... More » ... Quick Read

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