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Local release roundup; plus drummer-of-all-trades Daniel Thomas

A trio of new Tucson records, Return of The Mermaids, Poster Children, and an interview with one of Tucson's hardest-working musicians: drummer Daniel Thomas. Plus, your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music listings.... Read more»

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Michael Chabon essays

Book Review: Chabon's 'Manhood for Amateurs'

Michael Chabon is renowned as a premier prose stylist, and in "Manhood for Amateurs" he manages to foster that reputation while maintaining a largely self-deprecating tone. ... Read more»

Haggis import ban to be lifted by U.S.

Haggis, the traditional Scottish dish made from minced sheep offal, oatmeal and spices, may soon be allowed back into the U.S. after a 21-year ban based on mad cow disease worries.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Life's but a walking shadow

Why feel the need to invest in an expensive mp3 player when you can pick up a talking, singing, footstep-measuring minstrel at most major retailers? And if you find one that speaks in an Elizabethan dialect, all the better!... Read more»

Local blues

Tucson bluesmen take their award-winning duo to Memphis

Local blues duo Tom Walbank and Arthur Migliazza represent Tucson blues at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, to much acclaim.... Read more»3

Comic: Conan O'Brien

Just call me Dick: Ebersol on Tonight Show follies

Too much has been written about NBC's ridiculous move pushing Conan out of the Tonight Show chair to bring back Leno.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

The more sand that has escaped

In these trying economic times, real estate moguls will tell you that it's very important to hold onto whatever land you've got.... Read more»

Sonic Youth throws down musical gauntlet for 2010

What's your prediction for the best upcoming 2010 concert in Tucson? Read ours here and let us know in the comments.... Read more»2

Red Room

Amy Rude: Bringing it all back home

Amy Rude has assumed the alias of Auntie Boots and is bringing her monthly Low Down Blues Revue downtown to energize the local music scene.... Read more»

Liveblog

Golden Globes: Because actors are the most important people on the planet

TucsonSentinel.com is pleased to bring you the first in a series of television liveblogs. Stay tuned for liveblogs of the State of the Union, an American Idol episode or two, the Oscars, the Lost premiere and any other random television offerings we see fit.... Read more»4

A touch of blarney in Mexico

With pints of thick black Guinness passing over a dark wooden bar, the Pogues’ Christmas melody blasting out of speakers and revelers noshing on bangers and mash, the pub feels like it could be in downtown Dublin — or even Southie in Boston. But this drinking hole sits in the heart of Mexico City; it is one of dozens of European-style bars and pubs that have sprung up in the capital in recent years. ... Read more»

Rogue Theatre

No longer a homeless Rogue

The Rogue Theatre’s new permanent home is helping boost attendance for their avant garde productions. According to Joe McGrath, artistic director of the company, attendance at this season’s first project, Animal Farm, was up by 30 percent over previous shows. ... Read more»

Comic:

World's dumbest extortionist hits on Letterman

After years of pointing out the trials and tribulations of others, David Letterman's got a bit of a problem himself... Read more»

Health & Fitness

Mexico's growing obesity problem

MEXICO CITY — Pilar Blanco and her family sit down to dinner in what looks like an age-old meal time ceremony. But when she serves up the food, there is one major difference from tradition: instead of tortillas and beans, the family eats instant noodle soups, potato chips and fizzy soda.... Read more»

Food safety

Would you know if you ate poisonous puffer fish?

When a Chicago couple grew dangerously ill two years ago after eating a home-cooked fish dinner, Canadian scientists figured out what had sickened them by using a new genetic test. The Chicago couple — who recovered — had dined on poisonous puffer fish that had been mistakenly labeled as a safe monkfish.... Read more»

Italy

Berlusconi's midsummer Italian sex comedy

Italians have long grown accustomed to the din in a country divided politically. Harder to shrug off is a recession that has them feeling more worried and depressed. 33 percent say they're having sex less often. That apparently isn't the case with Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. For the past year, his alleged sexual exploits have been the stuff of widespread media coverage, café chatter and, most recently, tape-recorded pillow talk.... Read more»

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