Laugh Parade

Laugh Parade

So what’s in the paper? Tucson’s comedy scene has exploded in recent years, with more stand-up, improv and open mics happening than ever before. Plus music, movies, food, drinks, art and the latest news in the Old Pueblo.

Make Womb for Daddy

In today’s world, you learn to expect the unexpected. And speaking of expecting, Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith brings us the story of Cain Pierce, a trans man who is pregnant with his first baby. The mom, of course, is a trans woman and former local drag queen. It’s a complicated story, but as the wise man once said: Life finds a way.

Nine Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years since those gunshots rang out on a clear Saturday morning in Tucson, taking six lives and forever changing many others. This week, associate editor Jeff Gardner writes about how the friends of the youngest victim of the shooting, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, are honoring her in the year she would have graduated high school.

Jazz Hands, Everyone!

The new year brings the sweet notes of bebop, swing and soul to our town with the Tucson Jazz Festival, now in its sixth year. We have a cover package all about this year's jazz fest, plus, plenty of other stories to get you started on this new year.

Hello and Goodbye

The new year brings some changes here at Tucson Local Media, the newspaper empire that publishes Tucson Weekly along with our sister newspapers: Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News, Inside Tucson Business and Desert Times.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The holidays are galloping along like a one-horse open sleigh, carrying us through the end of the year and right into the launch of 2020.

It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Christmas

For the Past several years, my friend Amy Silverman, with the help of her co-conspirators, has organized a Phoenix storytelling event called Bar Flies. The stories range from dramatic to heartbreaking to funny. And now many of them have been collected in a book, Bar Flies: True Stories From the Early Years.

Flow Job

Our cover package this week highlights Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River, a new book from our friends at UA Press.

Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! See you at the dinner table!

Happy Birthday, Hotel Congress

You don’t turn 100 every day, so a big congrats to Hotel Congress for hitting the century mark. Home to landmarks like Club Congress and the Cup Café, Congress has become a cultural centerpiece in Tucson. You never know who you’re likely to see when you pop in for breakfast: Is that a U.S. senator? An indie rock star? A renowned artist?

Memory Lane

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since reporter and author Charles Bowden died at age 69. But even though Chuck—famous for his investigations into the drug trade along the border as well as his environmental writing—is no longer with us, his words are.

Arts, Big and Small

We’ve got a lot of arts in this week’s issue, including Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith’s profile of Mario Patino, who creates astonishing miniatures from his memories of growing up on Tucson’s south side.

Silver Screen Spectacular

If you like movies—I mean, if you really like movies—then you might as well request a few days off from work for the Loft Film Fest.

Our Best To You

Here we are again, with our most anticipated issue of the year: Best of Tucson® 2019.

Welcome to the World, Ricky Rose!

Huge congratulations are due to Brian Smith and his wife, Maggie Rawling Smith, for the birth of their first daughter. Little Ricky Rose is happy, healthy and quite hungry, to hear Brian’s side of it.

Folk Yeah!

This week, we feature the latest book from Big Jim Griffith, the famed local folklorist and founder of Tucson Meet Yourself, as well as preview Meet Yourself which takes place this weekend.

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Make Womb for Daddy

    • Just wtf. A guy that used to be a girl got pregnant by a girl…

    • on January 16, 2020
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    • A woman got pregnant.

      Science, yo!

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