A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty

When artist Annie Gordon visited the Asarco pit mine in Sahuarita, she was overwhelmed by its massive size. But she was also struck by its geometries and colors.


Trees, Fire, Rust and Quilts

Two years ago, the Tucson Botanical Gardens made a giant splash with a garden-wide art exhibition about the influence of plants on Frida Kahlo’s artwork.

Stages of Life

Yes, the time when editors yearn for features that designate the most significant happenings that occurred during the year in a writer’s particular purview. So after drifting into a reverie populated by the ghosts of this year past, here is the year-in-review, theater-wise.

A Shining Star on Grant

Five sculpted steel dancers are poised in a circle on a pedestal high above the rocky ground, bathed in a golden light.

Read All About It

You only have to see the turnout at the Tucson Festivals of Books to know that Tucson is a book town—and as usual, there are plenty of books coming out of Southern Arizona this year, whether written by local authors or published by local presses.

Notes of Confidence

If you are a Broadway musical geek—and really, who among us isn’t?—you already know that Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened in New York this month 61 years ago.

“Nollaig Shona”

Nollaig Shona, everybody! That’s Irish for Merry Christmas! And in Tucson, if it’s Christmas time, that means the rollicking crew performing Irish Christmas in America is on its way.

Art From the Dark Side

One of the first things you see—and hear—when you go into MOCA’s Blessed Be show is a giant black box from which human screams are emanating.

Silver Nutcrackers

Forget silver bells this Christmas. This is the year of the silver Nutcrackers.


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    • There is indeed beauty to be found in mining landscapes and mining communities. Head frames,…

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