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Wisps of hauntings at Hotel Congress

When hip-hop artist performed at the Hotel Congress a few years back, he stayed in one of the rooms that is purported to be haunted. I say “purported” because I am a bit of a skeptic about such things, even though my Mexican grandmother regularly spoke to relatives who had passed on.... Read more»

Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dead at 71

Rolling Stone magazine reported that American rock legend Lou Reed died Sunday at the age of 71. The cause of his death is not yet known, but Reed was a heavy drinker and drug user for years, and had a liver transplant in May.... Read more»

Spanish band Delorean falls victim to 'virtual kidnapping' in Mexico

Spain is urging its citizens to take extra precautions when visiting Mexico following the “virtual” kidnappings of Spaniards traveling here, including indie music band Delorean. Virtual kidnapping? It’s exactly that — a case of ransom being demanded when no one has actually been abducted.... Read more»

Willcox celebrates hometown hero with 62nd annual Rex Allen Days

Rex Allen, dubbed the “Last of the Singing Cowboys,” is celebrated by his hometown of Willcox with an annual festival that brings the town together with numerous events including sports tournaments, a rodeo, a car show, and a parade.... Read more»

Women fighting back on video game misogyny

Some said banter between two players at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a man and a woman, went too far, with comments interpreted as rape jokes.... Read more»2

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Focusing on Southern Az's film industry

Thomas Collins of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, Tucson Film Office Director Shelli Hall, actor and producer Jeffery Patterson, director Matthew Gratzner, assistant to the Pima County Administrator Nicole Fyffe, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

Should your next cup of Nespresso come from South Sudan? George Clooney thinks so

Nespresso frontman George Clooney calls the company’s plan to develop coffee plantations in South Sudan a “game-changing move.”... Read more»

Court: Tucson man no longer entitled to royalties for Spider-Man toy

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Marvel Enterprises Inc. no longer has to pay royalties to the Tucson inventor of a Spider-Man web-shooter, after the patent on the toy expired. A reluctant panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court‘s ruling against Stephen Kimble in a published opinion.... Read more»1

Fox Theatre

Mark Lindsay: A Raider’s renaissance

A major ‘60s icon, Paul Revere and the Raiders’ frontman Mark Lindsay cut a singular figure in his velour Revolutionary War coat, boots and ruffled shirt, pony-tail and very, very tight pants. Girls went moony over his pictures in Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, screamed and swooned when he sang. And it wasn’t a hollow image. ... Read more»2

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Spark up your Fourth with a visit Downtown

It’s July 4th, and you know what that means: barbeques, beer, and - most importantly - fireworks! The 17th annual A Mountain fireworks celebration will take place Thursday and downtown Tucson is ready to provide you with the full experience.... Read more»

Analysis

The rise of the American antihero

Edward Snowden’s decision to come forward as the über-leaker behind the latest government abuse scandal has made him into a modern antihero. He and Bradley Manning are shattering traditional concepts of patriotism, loyalty, even legality. A TV series can’t be far behind.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rebranding Tucson tourism

Interviews with Allison Cooper, vice president of marketing at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus Councilwoman Karin Uhlich and historian Ken Scoville on the 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House, and a preview of this Saturday’s “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive with Community Food Bank President/CEO Bill Carnegie and Dan Turrentine of the National Association of Letter Carriers.... Read more»

George Jones, admired country music superstar, dies at 81

Country music superstar George Jones, who was best known for his hit classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” died Friday. He was 81.... Read more»

Lift a glass and sing along: St. Patrick's Day playlist

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without a pint of Guinness, some soda bread, and amazing music. Here are a few of our favorites. Slainte!... Read more»

Accenture Match Play Championship

Weather could put chilly bite in Match Play tourney

Fans poured into the Ritz-Carlton’s Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Tuesday, hoping to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s best golf talent in town for the Accenture Match Play Championship. When matches tee off on Wednesday, those fans might have a less sunny sight, as wind, rain and even possible snow are forecast.... Read more»

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