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Bowden at the 2010 Texas Book Festival in Austin.

Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term "journalist" — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth. Read more» 5

Zoellner riding the rails in Peru.

Journalist, author and Tucson native Tom Zoellner will give a reading from his new book "Train" at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave, on Friday evening. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We talk with Tom Zoellner, author of "A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in Arizona" on the Friday Focus. Then, it's the Reporters' Roundtable featuring Dan Shearer of the Green Valley News and Jimmy Boegle of the Tucson Weekly. Plus, the Weekend Watch with Matt Russell. Read more» 3