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The fun-loving, soul-eating, heart-stealing horror rock of Pigmy Death-Ray

For all the noise and in-your-face angst of punk, there's still nothing that quite embodies rock's spirit better than a sultry, feisty frontwoman — like Luci Furr and her Tucson band Pigmy Death-Ray. Plus coming attractions and this week's live music listings.... Read more»

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Film review

'The Kids Are All Right:' post-nuclear domestic drama debuts at Sundance

"The Kids Are All Right" is an understated yet entirely apt title for Lisa Cholodenko’s family drama, one of the highlights of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. ... Read more»1

Film Awards

Nominees announced for 82nd Academy Awards

At 5:30 AM PST, Academy President Tom Sherak and actress Anne Hathaway announced the nominees for all major awards at a press conference in Hollywood. ... Read more»3

Comic: Seventeen words for snow

A womb of one's own

Time spent in utero is no picnic for adventure seekers.... Read more»

Gallery review

Firestone Gallery premieres paintings by Brit Andy Burgess

On Jan. 23, Tucson gallery owner Eric Firestone premiered “Get What You Want,” a collection of new collages and paintings by British artist Andy Burgess. ... Read more»

Read our live blog of the Grammys

While you're watching the Grammy awards on Sunday night, keep an eye on your laptop for a real-time stream of snark.... Read more»9

Book Review

Kathy Griffin: 'Official Book Club Selection'

Kathy Griffin carries a pistol in her mouth—a weapon she brandishes in her new memoir, “Official Book Club Selection.”... Read more»

TV

'Dollhouse' shows post-apocalyptic Tucson

Tucson was envisioned as a post-apocalyptic, bombed-out wreck of city in the "Dollhouse" series finale on Friday. ... Read more»1

Music profile

Taiwan rocks: Chthonic is loud. They're angry. They hate the Chinese government.

Chthonic has played Taiwan since the mid-1990s, mixing an "extreme metal" sound, derived from Scandinavian bands, with Asian flavors and a strong pro-Taiwan political stance.... Read more»

Concert preview

'Haiti Reborn' concert to raise relief funds

Looking do more to help victims of the Haitian earthquake? Come out to see some great local music at the Benefit for Haiti Reborn at Club Congress on Sunday.... Read more»

'You're all a bunch of phonies'

J.D. Salinger dies: A sad day for bananafish

Reclusive author and literary legend J.D. Salinger died of natural causes Wednesday at his Cornish, N.H. home. He was 91 years old.... Read more»2

Analysis

Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man' defines a people, an era

The latest picture from brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, "A Serious Man," tenaciously insists on the specificity of its setting, a Jewish home during the Summer of Love.... Read more»

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Arts council awarded $200k for grassroots arts & culture

The Kresge Foundation announced that Tucson will be among cities to receive a $200,000 grant over the next 2 years for a new community arts project. The grant will be administered by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

Music profile

Bajo Turbato: Musician Chris Black debuts endeavor with Gabriel Sullivan

Self-proclaimed "Latin-gypsy party band" Bajo Turbato will open for one-man-band and curiosity That 1 Guy Thursday at Plush. The band is actually a duo: Chris Black, local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, on violin, and Tucson mariachi/punk icon Gabriel Sullivan on bajo sexto.... Read more»2

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

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