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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»

Tucson filmmaker nabs Sundance audience award

A seven-minute short film warning of the perils of catnip has won the Short Film Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Tucson filmmaker Jason Willis captured the prize with “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?,” a tongue-in-cheek take on drug education films. (with video)... Read more»

Dillinger Days to again blaze at Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress’ “Dillinger Days” returns this weekend, bringing back memories of bootleggers, bankrobbers and straight bourbon.... Read more»

Commentary: Race & beyond

‘Django Unchained’ escapist and thought-provoking

If it hadn’t have been for Spike Lee, I might have blissfully ignored “Django Unchained,” the much-talked-about Quentin Tarantino movie about a revenge-minded slave set in pre-Civil War America. There’s nothing like a race-based pop culture contretemps to provoke racial chatter.... Read more»

Christmas, Inc: American trees take over Mexico

U.S. and Canadian Christmas trees have flooded into Mexico in recent years, along with increased North American trade in everything from avocados to artisan liquor. This holiday season alone, more than a million trees have been imported over the Rio Grande, but not everyone sees the southward flow of pines as a welcome present.... Read more»

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos)... Read more»

Native Americans: Preserve identity in face of pop culture

A San Carlos Apache Tribe member joined others who testified to a Senate committee that popular images of Native Americans, often offensive, need to be challenged for the tribes to preserve their culture for future generations.... Read more»1

Funniest celebrity election videos

If you vote, Will Farrell will eat his toe nails. Joss Whedon thinks Romney will “put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.” And Lena Dunham wants girls to “do it” with the right guy.... Read more»

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