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One final time, here's our annual naughty list of people, places and things for whom we'd like to buy a one-way ticket
A selection of our readers' choices, in varying degrees of length and sanity
The battle over abortion rights shifts from the campaign trail to the courtroom
In advance of TUSD's school-closure vote on Dec. 20, teachers, parents and students ask for mercy
While school gardens have been blossoming around TUSD for years, garden-to-cafeteria programs are just beginning to sprout
A functioning medical-marijuana dispensary is finally open in Tucson
When a school closes, the community that's left behind begins to crumble
Will state lawmakers expand the AHCCCS rolls? … Pima County beats Marana in the latest sewer-plant battle … Americans believe in nonexistent plots … Steve Kozachik plans a town hall … and so very much more!
Mindy Blake says goodbye to KOLD ... Brian Jeffries playing both ways with UA football and men's basketball
Possible public sex turns into a drug citation ... a man learns that drinking (all afternoon) and driving don't mix
Two collectors show there's a lot more to black-velvet paintings than dogs playing poker
A visit with gender activist Betty Makoni ... found and salvaged art at Conrad Wilde Gallery ... A twist on the tale of the Gingerbread Man ... Mercado San Agustin opens up for it's Annual Holiday Bazaar.
Pick of the Week
See the world, revised, in Matthew Buchholz's
Altenate Histories at Pop-Cycle, Saturday, Dec. 15.
Peter Jackson's much-anticipated return to Middle Earth is a huge disappointment
'Hitchcock' is an enjoyable but surprisingly lightweight bit of cinema
Seth MacFarlane's raunchy teddy bear comedy comes home ... Terry Gilliam's trippy
Brazil is now on Criterion Blu-ray ... and you know you want more MST3K.
Gypsyhawk heads to Tucson for the first time—with riffs running against the grain
In which we freak out about the Great Cover-Up ... also, we urge you to check out My Jerusalem at Plush on Dec. 18
ZZ Top at AVA at Casino Del Sol: Sunday, Dec. 9
The 17th Street Guitar and World Music Store's top sales for the week ending Dec. 7, 2012
ATC's 'Emma' is light entertainment that will satisfy some, and underwhelm others
Arizona Onstage's stunning 'Lady Day' brings Billie Holiday to Life
A tour of downtown galleries and museums reveals numerous fine holiday-themed treats
Ten years of research powers a compelling biography of a Western pioneer
Antigone Books' best-sellers for the week ending Dec. 7, 2012
Tapas Fusion's ambition is admirable, but that's not enough to cover up a number of missteps