Finding the Funny

Finding the Funny

The second annual Tucson Comedy Crawl, which runs from Saturday, Jan. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 1, offers a little bit of both—that is, the whole “staring reality in the face” thing and the “delightfully entertaining” thing.

Community of hope

In honor of Christina-Taylor’s life and a commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the shooting, local schools are hosting an event on Friday, Jan. 10, in conjunction with Stars of HOPE, an international arts program that seeks to help communities heal after tragedy.

They’re Back!

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, Arizona’s naughty 90 are headed back to the Capitol for what they hope will be a quick legislative session.

Down the Toilet

It feels like we’re gonna have to flush 10, 15 times to get rid of all of this year’s backed-up stupidity. Once again, correspondent Leo W. Banks has read through the news and remembers—hopefully for the last time—the mooks, malcontents and madmen of 2019 before it all swirls away.

Welcome to 2020!

2020 is coming whether you like it or not. Luckily, there are so many places around town celebrating the occasion in so many diverse ways.

Eating Christmas

I was awakened by a text message at about 2 a.m. following Thanksgiving of 2014: “911!! 911!! I’m not bringing the rolls for Christmas. I’VE BEEN ASSIGNED THE SWEET POTATOES! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?”

Take Home ‘Bar Flies’

Since 2015, Phoenix residents have gathered at a downtown bar once a month to listen to true stories told live on stage. The show has popped up at museums, bars, parks, and even Tucson’s Hotel Congress—and now, for the first time ever, Valley Bar’s popular monthly reading series Bar Flies is a book. “Bar Flies: True Stories From the Early Years” features 60 favorite essays from the show’s first four seasons, collected by the show’s co-founders Amy Silverman and Katie Bravo.

Sinking Feeling

Authors Eric Kuhn and John Fleck bust a longstanding myth that the Colorado River is facing a shortage today because when our elected officials decided how to divvy up its water, they used measurements from particularly good years and over-allocated the river’s bounty. But as Kuhn and Fleck reveal in the book, scientists knew at the time that the river was being over-allocated, but the politicians ignored their warnings.

A River in Deficit

The Colorado River once dumped millions of gallons of water annually into the Gulf of California, but now dries up before it ever reaches the sea.

Making History

It was a story that had to be told, Henry Barajas repeated to himself, year after year. The story he needed to tell was about a forgotten slice of Tucson’s history, a story about a proud but stepped-on community, a story about unlikely heroes who overcame insurmountable obstacles.

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Parades! Concerts! Gingerbread Houses! Light Shows! And, of course, Nutcrackers!

If what makes your holidays happy is nestling up on the couch every night with some hot chocolate and Netflix, then have a cozy holiday season! But if what gets your bells a’jinglin’ is attending festive events (or doing some combination of nestling and event-attending), then check out the list below.

Interviewing a Tire

Remembering Chuck Bowden: An excerpt from the new book America’s Most Alarming Writer

If Memory Serves

On a bend, I will see it, a piece of ground off to the side. I will know the feel of this place: the leaves stir slowly on the trees, dry air smells like dust, birds dart and the trails are made by beasts living free. The stars do not complain. They live, explode, die and send no messages of regret. Sometimes, as the darkness grows I can hear them, always a low hum but I never quite catch the melody.

Stewards of the written word

Sun Sounds of Arizona is a radio station that provides audio access to print information, such as newspapers and short stories, to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. This service is available via three affiliate stations in Tucson, Tempe and Flagstaff, and covers a wide range of content for a wide range of listeners.

Screen Savors

For its tenth anniversary, the Loft Film Fest is bringing Tucsonans films from Hungary, Sweden, Guatemala, South Korea and more. As with previous Loft Film Fests, this year’s event does not stick to a core theme, but rather celebrates all forms of film, from classic to cutting-edge, and even some that push the boundaries of what is considered film at all. 


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Staff Pick Events

  • DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

    • Sundays, 8-9 p.m. $6
  • World Flute Concert @ San Pedro Chapel

    • Fri., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. 25
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  • Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

    • Mondays, Saturdays No charge. Donations appreciated.
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Popular Events

  • Chinese New Year Celebration Year of the Rat @ Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

    • Sat., Jan. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5.00
    • Buy Tickets
  • Citrus Jubilee at the Farmers Market: Oro Valley @ Oro Valley Farmers Markets

    • Sat., Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free
  • World Flute Concert @ San Pedro Chapel

    • Fri., Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m. 25
    • Buy Tickets

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