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Not-So-Free Comic Book Daynew

The annual celebration of pen-and-ink is a great opportunity for local comic retailers hoping to make year-long customers out of one-day shoppers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Henry Barajas  |  05-01-2014  |  Cartoons

Cities & Homesnew

Writer Cord Jefferson reflects on growing up in Tucson and what leaving his hometown taught him.
Tucson Weekly  |  Cord Jefferson  |  04-24-2014  |  Culture

An Advertising Iconnew

The Santa figure the public came to know and love was born, in part, in Tucson.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jane Eppinga  |  11-29-2012  |  History

Pepper Spray Nationnew

A not-intended-to-be-factual look back at 2011.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks and Jim Nintzel  |  12-30-2011  |  Commentary

Spelunk Much?new

Go out while staying in by exploring Tucson-area caves.
Tucson Weekly  |  Shain Bergan  |  05-25-2011  |  Travel

Santa's Book Listnew

Grab an indie paperback for nice (and naughty) readers.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  11-18-2010  |  Shopping

Joy on CD and Vinylnew

Despite an apparent decrease in box-set releases, there are still plenty of amazing gift-giving options
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  11-18-2010  |  Shopping

Red Meatnew

Pumping the air back into despair.
Tucson Weekly  |  Max Cannon  |  08-18-2010  |  Cartoons

Life With a Neurotic Twistnew

After nearly 40 years of honing a profoundly neurotic stand-up act, Richard Lewis could write a textbook on twisted, self-depreciating improvisation.
Tucson Weekly  |  Will Ferguson  |  03-17-2010  |  Performance

No Whiners: Lewis Black Has Been Hard at Work on a Booknew

Lewis Black says he was locked indoors for the better part of December, working on a new book. His work — standup, television appearances, books, etc. — is basically one giant, irritated rant.
Tucson Weekly  |  Amanda Portillo  |  12-31-2009  |  Performance

Gift Guide: Gimme Gadgetsnew

In the time-honored American tradition of radical individualism, I've decided to bring the focus of my annual gift guide back to me, me, me. These are things I want, and I promise to write you a lilac-scented thank-you note if you buy them for me.
Tucson Weekly  |  Saxon Burns  |  11-18-2009  |  Video Games

Jessica Cox is Just Like Any Other Licensed Pilot -- Except She Has No Armsnew

At a small airport northeast of Tucson, Cox is the only pilot preparing for a flight this morning. She removes the chains that hold the 1946 Ercoupe 415-C in place, unscrews the fuel cap to assess the gas level and begins checking the plane over. She performs all of these tasks with her feet.
Tucson Weekly  |  Irene Messina  |  08-28-2009  |  Culture

John Leguizamo Goes from Chi-Chi to Sidnew

John Leguizamo is currently touring with his latest performance piece, John Leguizamo Live!. I recently talked to him about the show, his past performance pieces and some tumultuous moments in his Hollywood career.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-12-2009  |  Theater

After 75 Years, the Mystery of Young Nature Writer Everett Ruess Has Likely Been Solvednew

Everett was last seen by a sheepherder near Escalante, Utah, on Nov. 19, 1934. Four months later, his burros were found southeast of Escalante in Davis Gulch, and in a nearby cave, where the wanderer made his last camp, searchers found his footprints and discarded food cans. But Everett himself had vanished. He was 20.
Tucson Weekly  |  Leo W. Banks  |  08-12-2009  |  History

Robert Mapplethorpe's Conspirators in Coolnew

The controversial photographer's traveling show includes way too many bland celebrity pics.
Tucson Weekly  |  Margaret Regan  |  08-05-2009  |  Art

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