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Old West history helps corral Az tourists — and not just in Tombstone

The history of railroads, miners, outlaws and cowboys have made Arizona emblematic of the American West. But the state’s Old West history is not just a romantic tale; it's a history that’s been preserved in a variety of ways, some more authentic than others, and a legacy that continues to help many cities and towns prosper.... Read more»

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Az benefits from pop culture phenomenon as cosplay industry grows

What started mainly as a hobby popular in Japan has exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry that has surged in popularity in the U.S. In Arizona, people can spend thousands of dollars on things like convention tickets, hotel stays, custom-made costumes and props.... Read more»

Navajo rugs: Weaving a story of the Diné people

The stories of the Navajo Nation, the Diné people, are woven into tapestries and rugs by the women and men who know the secrets, who have been taught the sacred songs and prayers that go with the weaving.... Read more»

The squaw dress: A patch of Tucson’s fashion history

In the 1950s, Tucson was a major fashion industry player, all thanks to one garment: the squaw dress. Its influences can still be seen today, proving that despite an offensive name and changing styles, the dress's impact never truly faded. ... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2015

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.... Read more»

Photos: Inside the historic Pima County Courthouse

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... Read more»1

Get into the swim at the Return of the Mermaids

4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson will be swimming with costumed creatures and sea-themed activities Saturday for the "Return of the Mermaids" festival.... Read more»1

Chandler company turns worn out blue jeans into insulation

They’ve been sung about by Neil Diamond, Flo Rida and Blur. They’re worn until they rip and tatter, then worn some more. They are your jeans. When your denim is worn to the point where it’s no longer useful as clothing, it can serve another purpose. A company in Chandler is taking this evergreen apparel and recycling it to make bedding, wall insulation and soundproofing products.... Read more»

Thai men dressing up like Mexican gangsters, it's a thing

They look like Cholos. But appearances are about all these young Thai men have adopted from the notoriously fierce Mexican American subculture.... Read more»

Möda Provŏcateūr

Raising money in style: Fashion show benefits SAAF

The 11th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr show, benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, will feature Tucson fashion designers, salons and dancers at the Tucson Convention Center on Sunday.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession winds through Downtown

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans joined in the 24th All Souls Procession on Sunday night, many donning costumes and elaborate Dia de los Muertos facepaint. ... Read more»2

Photos: 'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson festival

Caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skirted dancers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry continues through Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Previewing Tucson's Modernist Week

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then, we had a preview of Tucson Modernist Week with Demion Clinco, who heads the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Plus, Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Local retail showcases Tucson's sense of place

One of the things that I have long loved about Tucson is the people. We are blessed with incredibly talented people, people dedicated to their community, and some just plain weird people. Tucson has an amazing soul, unlike anything I've seen in other cities, and it defines us.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: No matter your style, Downtown has something to suit

Downtown Tucson is well known as a hot spot for entertainment and excellent dining, but it also has a lively retail and shopping scene. Dozens of locally-owned shops dot the landscape, providing goods that can't be found anywhere else in town. Plus, weekend events listings.... Read more»

Scientists weaving new cure for gray hair

Just in time for baby boomers entering their twilight years, scientists have found out how to reverse graying hair. Scientists discovered that going gray is due to a build up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. This causes the hair to bleach itself beginning from the inside outwards.... Read more»

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