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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “Storming the Wall

You honestly think Santa Cruz and Pima counties are exempt from the climate? This is all happening at lightning speed.

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Posted by Ruben Ruiz on 09/15/2017 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Storming the Wall

We in Tucson may see a whole lot of immigrants from Phoenix long before more Latin Americans arrive in 2050. The heat-fatality bell curve up north is getting increasingly broad. Before, only Maricopa County's kids and old folks -- people with little political clout, and often without access to air-conditioning -- died from extreme heat. Now that Maricopa's heat is regularly rising into the higher (often fatal) three digits, and because running A/C (which, incidentally, releases more heat and climate-change gases into the air) is becoming more expensive, people in the middle ranks of society (by age and income) will begin suffering heat-related symptoms including fatal heatstroke. A whole lot of people -- possibly in the millions, certainly in the hundreds of thousands -- will be high-tailing it to our relatively cooler climes in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. There'll be no border guards or a wall to protect us from this internal migration, unless we deploy a Grapes of Wrath strategy completely alien to our Borderlands culture. What are We going to do with all of Them? Where will they live? How will they earn livings? How do we accommodate yet more traffic? And how do we protect our Borderlands culture from awful, intolerant religious and racist influences that many of the immigrants will bring with them, influences that resulted in Sheriff Joe's lengthy tenure, that sustain the reactionary Goldwater Institute and related kook lobbies, and that pay the lion's share of Republican campaign expenses in Arizona? We have some planning to do, and soon!

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Posted by Jake on 09/15/2017 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Storming the Wall

I appreciate converting the numbers to Fahrenheit so Americans can understand just how devastating climate change is going to be. But I think this conversion is a wee bit off: 5 degree Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) .
5 degrees C is 9 degrees F.

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Posted by bslap on 09/14/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Stolen Goods

I wonder how that couple got that painting? And why was it behind the bedroom door?

Posted by Carol on 09/12/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Stolen Goods

Real investigative journalism would have turned up more of the story. Is the delay just for the FBI to check the fingerprints on the painting?

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Posted by rpsparkmd@cox.net on 09/08/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Fall Arts Preview: Theatre

How are the theatre companies for this fall arts preview chosen?

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Posted by Tucson Theatre Scene on 09/01/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Fall Arts Preview: Theatre

Hi! What about Arizona Rose Theatre? They have a new theatre in the Tucson Mall, and they just finished a great kid friendly show, "The Musical World of Disney." Check out their full season here: www.arizonarosetheatre.com. Their opera company is producing "Hansel and Gretel," then the theatre branch is producing "The Odd Couple," and in December they have a "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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Posted by Tucson Theatre Scene on 09/01/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Bloom Free

Isaac you were born to do this work. As Jocelyn Valencia was born to do hers. Give us more to see, as Sondheim said...

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Posted by omoya on 08/11/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Bloom Free

Great piece on a spectacular human. Ive been away from Tucson and its important scene for some time, but as I watch from a distance, Jocelyn is magic, the kind of magic needed in Tucson, and this world. Many blessings and continued success.

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Posted by E Letra on 08/10/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Bloom Free

I really struggle with this. Am I the only one who struggles with the problems of being "woman of color in a white patriarchy" while at the same time indulging what arguably presents itself as a misogynist culture with a capital "M"?

To quote some 21 Savage lyrics: "Spray your block down, we not really with that ru-rah shit/Glock cocked now, I dont really give no fuck bout who I hit/Yeah, your bitch, she get jiggy with me/Keep that Siggy with me/Bitch, Im Mad Max, you know I got Ziggy with me"

Maybe, just maybe, the "ugly gentrification" we see in Tucson and elsewhere might, at least in part, have something to do with the fact that people here are getting tired of being exposed to the very themes that hip-hop seems to eternally perpetuate, like all this gang crap, glorification of misogyny, violence and crime ?

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Posted by AZDiver on 08/10/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “A Peek Into 9/11

Charlie Sheen and the rest of us with a 4th grade education know that 9/11 was indeed a very inside job. It is way past time for the rest of the world to wake up before the wars generated because of the false flag attack destroys the world. Those buildings were imploded with demolition, just like Silerstein said they decided to 'pull' Building 7. Wakeup America have the courage we need to demand a criminal investigation.

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Posted by Cheri Jacobs Aspenleiter on 08/01/2017 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Fun and Games and More

I've been to their gallery in Bisbee a few times and always enjoyed their work. Congratulations on your show! I wish I could be there!

Posted by Dane Henas on 07/29/2017 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Fun and Games and More

Love these two artists! So talented as well as open and approachable!

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Posted by Tammy Maki on 07/26/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Fun and Games and More

And thanks to Margaret Regan for bringing it to our attention.

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Posted by Karen7 on 07/21/2017 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Fun and Games and More

What a clever curator, to have found Sam and Poe in Bisbee! And then to bring them to Tucson! I'm entranced by their work and I've visited the exhibit three times already. I'm planning to bring some friends to share it with.

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Posted by Karen7 on 07/21/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Requiem for Rolf

Rolfs death has turned sweet 16. I cried over his absense tonight for the first time since I cried laat, 16 years ago. I didnt understand myself over the years, meaning why I felt so cold and absent of care of who we were to each other, but for whatever reason, Rolf resurected for me tonight, whole, im glad this piece exists on line. Your portait of him, is intensely accurate. Prayer cireworks up forever.

Posted by Niles Hunter on 07/17/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Bisbee Deportation

The name of my art project is "The Undesirables" not The Deplorables. The title is critically important.

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Posted by Laurie McKenna2 on 07/07/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Bisbee Deportation

my name is Laurie McKenna, not Laura McKenna. Thank You Tucson Weekly!!!

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Posted by Laurie McKenna2 on 07/07/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Bisbee Deportation

Admission to Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum is free for Bisbee residents during July and August.

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Posted by bethhenson on 07/06/2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Bisbee Deportation

Thanks for the great coverage! We have worked long and hard on all these events and hope to share what we have done with Tucson and the rest of the free world in Baja Arizona.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 07/06/2017 at 7:33 AM

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