Friday, March 30, 2007

OK in China

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 4:48 PM

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!"

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 5:18 PM

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.

In-n-Out Update

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 5:16 PM

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Some Late-Breaking Events

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 5:00 PM

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).

  • Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

    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 or call 626-3765.

  • Sunday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m.

    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 for info.

  • Sunday, April 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.

    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 or call 490-2002 for info.

  • Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

    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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blogging Advisory

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 6:31 PM

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.

Island Life

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 5:12 PM

The New York Times is reporting that Arizona's beloved sky islands are in trouble.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Shootout at the Loft Corral

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 5:32 PM

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 Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 2:24 PM

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.

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