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Tucson Salvage Tucson Salvage He’s having a baby! January 16, 2020
Almost Famous Almost Famous 25 Years Later, frontman Brian Smith reflects on the misadventures of a bunch of coulda-shouldas called Gentlemen Afterdark September 03, 2015

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    Redemption by Rickie
      Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith reflects on how his gorgeous new baby opened his heart in ways he could never have imagined.
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    He’s having a baby!
      A story of life, death, identity, love, birth and hard-won queer pride.
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    Maid in America
      She was born in the late 1950s and I learn she knows well horrible conclusions of gender inequality, the endless 14-hour workdays in pizza places and maid services, the undervalue, the underpayment. Her fingers and body ache. There’s no taking time off from work, never was, and there never was money for a babysitter, or a lawyer, or owning a home. There is no car. Call her a feminist or a survivor or a trailblazer or a sucker, she doesn’t care, wouldn’t have time even if she did care. “It is what it is,” she’ll say.
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    Marquez “Quezzy” Johnson is just a working class kid who turned hip-hop fascinations into a career
      Supported by gung-ho team din and Technotronic’s “Pump Up the Jams,” Marquez “Quezzy” Johnson saunters to the plate, grins wide, and pops a hip-hop dance move. Bases loaded, the green team pitcher backs up, deliberates a second or two and underarms a fast bouncy one toward home plate.
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    Crafty beauty from Tucson’s dark crevices
      A profile of Mario Patino, who creates astonishing miniatures from his memories of growing up on Tucson’s south side.
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