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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “Dry World

This looks awesome. The loss of riparian habitat in SE AZ due to groundwater pumping is heartbreaking. And yes, I'm fully aware that by living here I am part of the problem.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by cottonwood on 07/04/2013 at 5:34 PM

Re: “The Old Man Sees

Excellent review, Christine! Certainly piqued my interest! Thank you!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Southwest on 06/19/2013 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Bird Brains

Margaret, I really like your approach with this review: identifying and summarizing a common theme with much of the artwork (i.e. birds), and then then sorting it all out with an ad hoc "awards ceremony". You should take it a step further, and create a "Regan" award for each of those categories. "And the winner of the Regan for 'Best Vacation' goes to....!" And then email the winner a little jpg file of the award graphic. ;)

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Posted by Howard Salmon on 06/16/2013 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Hapless Hippies Foul The Frontier

The hippie culture has changed in Taos.. The communes and the race wars over..The annual Hippies vs Indians baseball game was today, a 30 year tradition..

Posted by Russell Droke on 06/02/2013 at 11:48 PM

Re: “High Tide in Tucson

The headline is disappointing; I was expecting some reference to the book by our local author, Barbara Kingsolver. Her book entitiled High Tide in Tucson: Essays From Now or Never is one of my favorites.

Posted by Mimizspan on 05/30/2013 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Ode Jobs

I have been thoroughly, delightfully impressed by Root's translations. I'd like to suggest readers visit the site for more information on Neruda, including a biography, a documentary, and more.

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Posted by neftali on 05/30/2013 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Bullies at the Border

Chuckle. Yes, that David Duke-led Klan Border Watch of 1980 -- which just coincidentally resembled the Minuteman operation of April 2005 in many ways -- was just a figment of my imagination, created to sell books.

Here's an article that lays out the lineage pretty clearly:…

Thanks for the nice review, Christine. I really came to love Tucson in my time there.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Neiwert on 05/10/2013 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Bullies at the Border

I guess if this book can compare the Minute men to the KKK then I can compare illegals to invading hordes that want to take over our county and destroy it through monetary means by leaching off our government.
But one is true and the other is just to sell a book. Where are the book burners when we need them?

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZPaul on 05/09/2013 at 6:04 AM

Re: “Tasty Serial

I have every book written by Joe Brown, Best books I have ever read! I sure hope he writes 60 more, I am 77 so that should get me to the end of my time! I was in Patagonia several time from 1960, my Mother & Dad lived in Tucson (running horses). I loan my books to any one who wants to read them, even sent one to a lady (hair dresser) in Rapid City, SD, she was born in Patagonia. Kaleta Jones Torti, Athens, Texas

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Posted by Kaleta Torti on 05/06/2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “America's Indian

Robert Utley has the "chops" to write an accurate history of Geronimo unembellished by all of the revisionist guilt that seems to prevail in most recent movies and books about the Apache indians.

The "bad indians" vs. "good indians" reversal in modern popular perceptions really misses the complexities of the conflicts that existed in the 19th century "Indian Wars" period. Robert Utley has a wealth of knowledge on the period and is a reliable source for the history of that time.

Posted by JCC on 03/22/2013 at 12:13 PM
Posted by Ricardo Small on 03/21/2013 at 8:02 AM

Re: “America's Indian

At, Geronimo's autobiography is available for free on Kindle.

Posted by Ricardo Small on 03/21/2013 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Women on a Sex Strike

I saw the show opening night and was more than pleased that I chose to go! Hilarious, inventive and full of feminism, Lysistrata offers more than a quirky joke or two. A must see!

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Posted by Iguessthisisme on 03/13/2013 at 10:14 PM

Re: “A Big Honor for Big Jim

I worked at Old Tucson when Jim was in 'Diamond Studs' he was very funny - I am trying to find any photos of that stage musical to post on the Old Tucson Alumni Facebook page - if anyone has any I would love to see them.

Posted by Richard Wenz on 03/10/2013 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Tracing History

Thank you for the nice review of the show! Also if your in the Phoenix area Chris Pappan will have works at the Heard Museum Indian Market on March 2nd and 3rd, and also at the "Outside The Lines" exhibit at the Heard museum north in Scottsdale. Ryan Singer will also be showing more of his work at the 1205 Space, (1205 W. Pierce St Phoenix) opening Friday, March 1st . I would also just like to point out that the above image is by Ryan Singer and not Chris Pappaus.

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Posted by Chris Pappan on 02/23/2013 at 7:20 AM

Re: “The Good Guy

Yeah, we in the family kinda like him (as well as his wife, Margaret). Rest assured we will
keep their memory alive.

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Posted by Bob Paul on 02/22/2013 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Tango Triumvirate

Went and saw this. Absolutely amazing. Robert Beltran was a perfect mix of Nathan Lane, Al Pacino (alla Carlito's Way) and Edward James Olmos in his theatrical narration.

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 02/20/2013 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Musical Theater, Punk Rock Style

Enjoyed the movie but LOVE this show. A lot of heart and so much fun. Not to be missed!

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Posted by Nikki Sanchez on 02/13/2013 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Maverick Matadors

Boxing to bullfighting, there is nobility in most blood sports, not only because they are so elemental. One finds what he looks for; maybe vegetarians dislike bullfighting on moral grounds but meat eaters must be hypocrites. Just visit a slaughterhouse sometime.

Both bulls and toreros are truly brave. The bullfight is a beautiful example of how elegant bravery can be. Dog fighting, otoh, is just brutal.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tohbi on 02/12/2013 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Christianity and Clinical Psychology

I saw this play last night, Jan. 31, and was very impressed with the production. I recommend "Freud's Last Session" to anyone interested in thoughtful, forceful and evocative theater. Outstanding, in my book.

Posted by theater lover on 02/01/2013 at 1:03 PM

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