Author Archive: Hannah Joyce McCain

Recent transplant to Tucson. Originally from Portland—no, the other Portland (in Maine, silly!). I like late-night conversations, thought-provoking literature, not falling off my bike on 4th Ave, and cooking dinner for friends.

FYI: There is no sponsored content on the Zócalo Hannah blog. That's not my style.

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interview: alexsey’s art

interview: alexsey’s art

November 22, 2012 |

I came across Alexsey Kashtelyan, a local artist and illustrator, as he was working on a t-shirt design for local band Young Hunter at Café Passé. I was intrigued by the piece he was working on, which combined the graphic impact of hyper-stylized text (a note: Alexsey does some work in Hebrew, and/but, interestingly enough, […]

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interview: fair wheel bikes

interview: fair wheel bikes

November 17, 2012 |

Memo from the guys at Fair Wheel Bikes*: your bike is not a toy. But it’s not an indestructible machine, either. “A lot of people come in here with unreasonable expectations about their bikes,” Patrick, a Fair Wheel Bikes mechanic, told me. But the bad news is that even at this world-reknowned bike shop, “we […]

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street style: university

street style: university

November 14, 2012 |

I spotted Portia, a hairdresser, while she was outside taking smoke break. I loved her nonchalant attitude and the small details that turned a plain, all-black uniform into something memorable: ripped (and cuffed!) jeans, an off-the-shoulder top, and a big pendant necklace. Her tattoos (so ubiquitous in Tucson—I love it) added a nice touch, too, […]

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in pictures: the international wildlife museum

in pictures: the international wildlife museum

November 9, 2012 |

Aka the Dead Animals museum. Whatever. Let’s talk morality another day… For now, pictures! (FYI: this trip was part of Holly’s and my “Discover Tucson” series. It’s not really a Zócalo Hannah thing, but more of a hey-whaddayou-wanna-do-on-our-days-off thing. Part one was the M.T.D.E., part two was the un-reported-upon trip to the San Xavier Mission, […]

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i’ll see you at: where i’ll be on election night!

i’ll see you at: where i’ll be on election night!

November 5, 2012 |

So y’know how some people are all “the world’s gonna end if Romney gets elected!” and some people are all “the world’s gonna end on December 21st!” and people used to be all “Obama is the Messiah and will fix everything!” and other people still are all weirdly and endearingly optimistic about December 21st like […]

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in pictures: all souls procession

in pictures: all souls procession

November 5, 2012 |

…And then my camera died.    

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in pictures: ozma atelier (+ street style bonus!)

in pictures: ozma atelier (+ street style bonus!)

November 3, 2012 |

On our way to BICAS, my friend Sarah and I passed by Ozma Atelier. Intrigued, we decided to stop in once we’d picked up a rental bike for Sarah. At Ozma we found owner Jane (looking absolutely fabulous) and a veritable treasure trove of designer and vintage clothes. There’s also a little gallery (aptly named […]

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it’s a thing: skorts, pt. 1

it’s a thing: skorts, pt. 1

October 29, 2012 |

You might remember skorts. You might not. Honestly, I don’t really care either way. All you need to know is: business in the front, party in the back (one of my friends made that mullet analogy… Jessie? It was a good one; I liked it). So, skorts. They might not be coming back, but since […]

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in pictures: world margarita championship

in pictures: world margarita championship

October 29, 2012 |

Electoral systems in this country are just messed up, straight up. I mean, everyone knows that the electoral college is a silly relic that should be discarded, and, c’mon, can we not all agree that it is ridiculous that you can only vote for ONE margarita for the World Margarita Championship’s “People’s Choice” Award? Unable […]

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interview: krysta + joel of TOPAZ

interview: krysta + joel of TOPAZ

October 25, 2012 |

OK. This might just be me, but y’know those sort of projects—be they restaurants, artistic creations, street festivals, zombie poodles, what have you—that make you think, Wow, who the hell was cool (or crazy) enough not only to come up with this idea but actually pull it off?  Now, I’m not claiming they’re up there […]

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