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Tucson’s Red Letter Day

An excerpt from the new book High in Desert Skies by Tucson author Bill Kalt

A 2017 Reading List

A great way to finish out your holiday shopping list

Jazz Ambassadors

An excerpt from the new book Cuba, Hot and Cold by Tom Miller

A conversation with Tucson author Tom Miller

Jim Nintzel has a few questions for Tom Miller and his new book "Cuba, Hot and Cold"

A Box Full of Trouble

I got home at dusk and saw the shoe box on the steps of my Airstream. It wasn't there when I left. The hackles went up on my neck.

A Book That Will Make You Believe in Murder Again

Brash Books just published my first novel, Double Wide. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here—more than three decades? Sounds about right.

From War to Peace

I had (and still have) an abiding love for the Peace Corps.

Blood on the Tracks

The rescue unit flipped the lights to frantic flashing and gained speed after turning onto the highway.

Woman of Mystery

Bestselling mystery novelist J.A. Jance came to Tucson earlier this month to sign copies of "Proof of Life," the newest book in her J.P. Beaumont series.

Checkpoint Trauma

Joshua Garcia's pulse quickens every time he approaches a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

Storming the Wall

One hot day in Tabasco, southern Mexico, in 2015, author Todd Miller met three young Honduran farmers trying to escape catastrophe.

Fall Arts Preview: Books

Get your written word on. Where to find readings, author events, workshops and more this fall.


The Range

The Weekly List: 23 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Farrah Needs a Home

The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

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Staff Pick Events

  • Tour the UA Tree-Ring Research Lab @ The UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

    • 1 going/interested
  • Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La! @ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour

    • Saturdays. Continues through April 14 $35
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  • Laughing Liberally Comedy Showcase @ The Flycatcher

    • Fourth Sunday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m. Free
    • 1 going/interested

Popular Events

  • Turquoise Trail Walking Tour - Feb. 17, 10 am - 12:30 pm @ Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón

    • Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $12
    • Buy Tickets
  • 50% off Visual arts - frames, canvases, paints, pastels, etc. @ Upcycle Tucson

    • Sat., March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10
  • Jewelry Making - Bracelets @ Upcycle Tucson

    • Sat., March 3, 10-11:30 a.m. $19
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    Book lovers rejoice: There are many pages to turn this spring.
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