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  • The Grand Prix: An Excerpt From Spent Saints
  • The Grand Prix: An Excerpt From Spent Saints

    An excerpt from Tucson Weekly columnist Brian Smith’s new collection of short stories
      His foot clipped into the pedal and the pedal was connected to the crank and his leg pushed down and perspiration stung razor burns on the tops of his shins.
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  • Eat This, Tucson
  • Eat This, Tucson

    Passionate food and drink creatives bring deliciousness to this special food region
      Although some may say it's old news Tucson was recognized as an UNESCO-designated City of Gastronomy, others say food and drink in this desert town should always be celebrated along with its food-loving entrepreneurs.
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  • Writing Community
  • Writing Community

    U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and writer Tim Hernandez bring their writing life to the Tucson Festival of Books
      Author Hernandez solves the mystery of the unknown deportees lauded in famous Woody Guthrie song
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  • You Can’t Make History Alone
  • You Can’t Make History Alone

    Juan Felipe Herrera on poetry rallies, villages and more
      Award-winning poet, professor and children’s book author Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate. His work addresses the multidimensional plight of migrants, of class and of language.
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  • Creative Soul
  • Creative Soul

    Five bright Tucson lights to help ease what sometimes seems like the darkest of days
      Today, in 2017, it seems we are damn near obligated to focus on our collective future since a certain someone in Washington is hell-bent on dismantling it Tweet by 140-character Tweet.
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  • Bring Out Your Brew
  • Bring Out Your Brew

    Tap into Tucson's crafty kegs for the 7th annual Arizona Beer week
      Bear down and bottoms up, Tucson.
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  • La Vida No Vale Nada
  • La Vida No Vale Nada

    Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert
      Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert, published by the University of Arizona Press, addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration.
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  • Dear Mr. President
  • Dear Mr. President

    Letters from Tucson Weekly readers to the 45th President of the United States of America
      This inauguration is, well, a historic mess based on a campaign that brought racist and sexist vitriol to the surface that made it difficult for many American sitting together at Thanksgiving dinner with relatives across the land.
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  • Not Going Anywhere
  • Not Going Anywhere

    Tucson standing with the immigrant community
      People gather around Pima County Public Defender Margo Cowan, as she tells them, unequivocally and in perfect Spanish, that they're protected.
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  • 2016: What a Bust!
  • 2016: What a Bust!

      2016 is nearly over and you'll find plenty of lists of the so-called Top Stories of the Year. We, on the other hand, have spent the year reading the newspapers, browsing the online sites and watching the TV news to collect what can only be described as the Bottom Stories of the Year.
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  • Welcome to 2017
  • Welcome to 2017

    10 things to do to celebrate what we hope will be a damn good year
      Go forth, kick this rotten year in the ass.
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  • Local Heroes 2016
  • Local Heroes 2016

      Our annual look at people who make Tucson such a great place to live.
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  • Holidaze
  • Holidaze

    Your post-election apocalypse guide to making the holidays a bit brighter (if that's possible)
      This could be the best time to figure out how to salvage this holiday season beyond adding extra bourbon to the eggnog or feeding your grief with Aunt Claudia's Chex party mix and sugar cookies.
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  • The Battle at Home
  • The Battle at Home

    For combat veterans, marijuana may be the best weapon in their invisible war against PTSD
      Between 11 and 20 percent of veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom have PTSD, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, the FDA has approved two medicines for PTSD treatment: Zoloft and Paxil. Both have labels warning of increases in suicidal thoughts.
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  • Laugh-O-Rama
  • Laugh-O-Rama

    Tucson’s comedy scene is a festival of laughs
      Justin Lukasewicz, founder of the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival, doesn't have a favorite joke. "I'm not good at telling jokes," he says with a smile. But the idea of making Tucsonans laugh consumes almost half of Lukasewicz's waking hours.
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  • Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements
  • Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

    Because if you can’t trust us, who can you trust?
      Well, we're here to cut to the chase and give you some straight-up advice about who you should vote for next month.
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  • Creative Community
  • Creative Community

    TENWEST festival returns with a mission to support economy and culture through connections, fun and hometown hospitality
      The second annual festival, in the same vein as Austin's South by Southwest, is all about creating connections and making Tucson a better city.
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