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Aguirre pokes at Tucson streetcar with Facebook prank

A social media stunt is mocking the Sun Link streetcar project, and Tucsonans are falling for the joke. A page dubbed Community Link Integrated Transit of Tucson invites locals to “Ride the CLITT.” The man behind the satire is longtime Downtown arts activist David Aguirre.... Read more»1

MegaMania!! comic confab set to draw crowds Saturday

Do you adore anime? Are you mad about manga? MegaMania!!, the Pima County Public Library’s fourth annual comics convention, returns Saturday at the Downtown Campus of Pima Community College.... Read more»

If there is one image that sums up the World Cup in Brazil, this is it

You don’t need to know that much about Brazil to take in this image.... Read more»

Art programs’ move to warehouse boosts ASU’s downtown presence

For Dean Reynolds, pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in painting at a new studio space downtown rather than at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus means greater opportunities to connect with the thriving art community here.... Read more»

Goldwater statue set for U.S. Capitol unveiled in Phx

An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of late U.S. Sen. Barry M. Goldwater unveiled Monday will be displayed at the State Capitol before heading to Washington later this year to represent Arizona at the U.S. Capitol.... 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»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: Cocaine is evil?, border artists & Israel immigration

In our immigration news roundup and border media criticism column, Sonoran Ramblings, we’re looking at a recent Slate piece on cocaine trafficking, a New York Times piece on artists living in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, and the recent protests of undocumented Africans living in Israel. ... Read more»

Arizona Underground Film Festival

Freaky film festival features strange cinema

Starting Friday the 13th, the nine-day (and night) Arizona Underground Film Festival surveys a startling array of works in its celebration of genre cult movies. This year the festival is concentrated in downtown Tucson, with all films showing at the Screening Room... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Group seeks recall of Sunnyside school board

Jim Rounds, economist and VP of Elliott D. Pollack and Co.; artist Diana Madaras, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Richard Hernandez, chair of the Sunnyside school board recall effort.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are public libraries still relevant?

An interview with Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Melinda Cervantes, director of the Pima County Public Library system. Also, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly had the every-other-Tuesday Buckmaster Arts Report.... 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»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why traditional democratic governance has become almost impossible

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington, D.C. contributor, leads off the show with an update from the capital. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker report. Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor.... Read more»

Ben's Bells finding new home in Newtown

The Tucson-based Ben’s Bells Project is adding another chapter to their story of spreading kindness. This one takes place in Newtown, Conn., where not even a blizzard could keep founder Jeannette Maré from warming the hearts of residents.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Not too late to protect yourself from cold & flu

Washington contributor Terry Bracy reports on the very full agenda for the new Congress. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and nutrition reporter Jack Challem on cold and flu protection. Plus, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan.... Read more»

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