The Tucson Weekly Web site is not banned in China. At least that's according to the Great FireWall of China, one of myriad tools that spring up all over the Web to do nifty things.
The link that proposes to show what TW looks like on the Chinese Web does not, however, appear to be working. Even after turning off the pop-up blocker.
So, Jimmy, if you're checking in on the blog, "祝賀!"
Democrat Daniel Patterson, the enviro who is considering a run against Republican Mayor Bob Walkup this November, has put up a Web site for his proto-campaign. So far, it's mostly links back to his blog. Patterson says he'll make up his mind in the next few weeks.
It's also his 36th birthday. Many happy returns, live long and prosper, and all that jazz.
I drive by In-n-Out a lot on Broadway/El Con Mall and it looks finished.
I just called corporate headquarters and she very hesitantly said that April 19 was going to be the opening date.
I will check back as it gets closer.
Here are a few events that were received too late for inclusion in our print issue (the details of which you can see to the right).
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
545 S. Fifth Ave.
Poetry Reading. Arizona Quarterly, Chax , POG and the UA Poetry Center sponsor a reading by poet Harryette Mullen. Copies of Mullen's books will be available for sale. The reading is free. For more information, visit www.poetrycenter.arizona.edu or call 626-3765.
Fox Tucson Theatre
17 W. Congress St.
Top Model Search. An open model call for Style 2 Fashion's Arizona's Top Model Search. Visit www.style2fashion.com for info.
El Ojito Springs Coffee House
452 S. Stone Ave.
Lamplight Reading Series. Poet Roberta L. Howard will be featured. An open mic follows. Free. Visit www.thefunktionaladix.com or call 490-2002 for info.
Steinway Piano Gallery of Tucson
2850 E. Speedway Blvd.
Pianist to Perform. Marjorie Lee will perform works by Scriabin, Beethoven and Schumann. $10 suggested donation, to benefit the awards fund for the Honors Recital of the Arizona State Music Teachers' Association. Seating is limited. Call 325-9797 for reservations.
Hey, kids! Just a note to let you know that for the better part of the next two weeks, I'll be away, galavanting around another continent. The illustrious John Banks will be moderating, and the usual gang of idiots will be blogging.
Assuming I do not cause an international incident, I'll be back around April 7. In the meantime, be good, unless it's appropriate to be bad. Smooches.
The New York Times is reporting that Arizona's beloved sky islands are in trouble.
The gang at the Loft Cinema continue to keep it real, cinema-wise. This Tuesday, March 27, we'll have the Big Reveal of the winners of the 48-Hour Shootout, a contest for local filmmakers to create a short picture show in just two days. As one of the judges for the contest, I can tell you that some of the nine films are really good, especially given the time constraint.
Incidentally, they all had to include at least one marshmallow peep.
If you're not doing anything tomorrow night, stop on by the Loft, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Show starts at 7 p.m.
On Feb. 15, the Tucson Weekly ran a photo essay by Debbie Nathan regarding Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera, who was shot and killed in January by Border Patrol agents.
Well, the Sierra Vista Herald—which, like the Weekly, is owned by Wick Communications—is reporting that there are some serious inconsistencies in the stories being told about the shooting. Check out that story here.