Editor’s note


You've heard the arguments, thrown away the mailers and sat through the relentless TV ads. Now relief and the big day are on the horizon: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

We can think of plenty of reasons for you to vote, but we lay out our top 13 in this week's feature story, along with a cheat sheet on how to vote on the propositions. Check it out, and if you haven't cast a ballot, get to the polls on Tuesday and make your voice heard!

We'll be bringing you Tuesday night election results on The Range at TucsonWeekly.com, and will have plenty of post-election analysis in our next edition.

We also want to give a big shoutout to Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith, who is just back from jolly old London for the launch of his new book, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera. You can help Brian celebrate not only the book, but also a Tucson Salvage documentary directed by his wife, Maggie Smith, at 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Loft Cinema. Find the details in this week's Reel Indie column.

Elsewhere in the paper this week: The Skinny reveals that Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller called for a Sheriff's Department investigation into single memo that went missing in her office; calendar editor Emily Dieckman finds out what's up with the cosplay scene at this weekend's Tucson Comic-Con; Chow writer Mark Whittaker discovers a new mash-up of Indian and Latin foods; arts writer Margaret Regan checks out the latest show at downtown's Etherton Gallery; theatre critic Sherilyn Forrester takes in Arizona Theatre Company's celebration of newspaper columnist Erma Bombeck; staff writer Christopher Boan talks with The Record Company ahead of their show at 191 Toole; movie critic Bob Grimm states Mid90s is the best movie ever made about skater culture; comedy writer Linda Ray previews the upcoming Tucson Comedy Arts Festival; and there's plenty more, so dig in, already!

See you at the voting booth!

— Jim Nintzel

Executive Editor

Hear Nintz talk about what's happening in Tucson's entertainment scene Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during The Frank Show on KLPX, 96.1 FM.