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Sensei and Sensibility
Two outsiders take readers inside Japan.
Life on the Line
A new CD and photography book provide a glimpse of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
An American explores the gritty world of the "narcocorrido."
American men and women buck the system to risk life and limb in the bullring
Jim Harrison indulges huge appetites, displays tough-guy charm and a warm heart and drops names aplenty in his new collection of essays.
Hoods and Whores
William T. Vollmann and Nick Tosches talk tough.
At the SW Literature Project, word junkies rejoice.
Catalog of Kink
"The Gourmet Club" is sexy and strange.
The Power of Pedro
Denise Chávez's Girls are 'Loving Pedro Infante.'
Jimmy Santiago Baca's school of hard time.
Villa and Varmints
Jane Coleman's characters ride the line.
Oprah's Bull Club
Finally, a bullfight book for women.
Jotos and Hangings
"Another Mexico" covers the real Mexico.
Photographers Jock Sturges and Fabio Cabral create images that are sensual but never pornographic.
Hunter Thompson's letters thrill and enthrall.
Fighting writers knock themselves out.
El Paso Paseo
Dagoberto Gilb carves "Woodcuts of Women."
Crones and Crazies
There's nothing wrong with El Puente's stereotypes.
Burning Down The House
Dave Alvin brings his flame thrower to El Casino.
Hapless Hippies Foul The Frontier
Does free love deserve a free lunch?
Cockfights And The Kitchen Sink
Tom Miller's reportage is lively and lustrous.
You Talkin' To Me?
A new study of Taxi Driver isn't perfect, but it's close.
Old Dudes And Derriere
Jim Harrison's new collection sparkles with humor, heartache and a bit of butt.
Into The Wild
Greg McNamee's latest explores the American wilderness.
The Sisters Morales come home to Tucson.
Ríos' writing is quiet, graceful, often luscious, but never sentimental or cloying.
Some local restaurateurs want the city to butt out of their business.
Robin and Kathryn Smiley give starved bibliophiles something to savor.
Morality play disguised as genre potboiler, "The Difference" is a thinking-man's Western.
Tucson writer and photojournalist John Merino retraces the footsteps seared into El Camino Del Diablo, The Road of the Devil.