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Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

Tucson’s Inaugural 10 West Festival

October 16, 2015 |

An Innovative Way to Drive Economic Development This month, Tucson creators and entrepreneurs come together for the first ever “10West Festival,” a new and innovative approach to fostering a creative and technological environment in Tucson, with the goal of attracting and retaining talent in Southern Arizona. To learn more about the festival, Zócalo reached out […]

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Firebird III GM Concept Car

Firebird III GM Concept Car

October 1, 2015 |

With its tailfins, double bubble canopy and air brakes disguised in its body, the Firebird III is space-age in the extreme. But it’s not just its Jetsons-meets-Batman style that makes it special. “Most concept cars were just fiberglass dummies and didn’t have parts that really worked. This was the ultimate dream car or show car […]

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Tucson Modernism Week

Tucson Modernism Week

October 1, 2015 |

Photo: On Saturday, October 10, 5pm, join Architect Dino Sakellar (son of Nicholas Sakellar) for an exploration of the life and work of one of Tucson’s iconic mid-century modern architects. The son of Greek emigrants Nicholas and his bride, Phyllis, moved to Tucson soon after World War Two. Over his 50 years of practice he […]

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Songs Stuck on Repeat

Songs Stuck on Repeat

September 29, 2015 |

It’s a nearly universal human phenomenon, an experience that can be a blessing or a curse; educational or irritating; crazy-cool or enough to drive someone crazy. It happens to over 90 percent of us and scientists still don’t really know why. This occurrence is the ubiquitous ear worm – a tune that gets stuck in […]

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Bennuval!

Bennuval!

September 12, 2015 |

Celebrate an Asteroid that Might Collide with Earth Hurtling through space at 62,120 mph is a rather large rock. It’s 500 meters—or about one-third of a mile—in diameter, and even though that’s on the small-to-medium range as far as asteroids are concerned, it’s one that University of Arizona Professor of Planetary Sciences Dante Lauretta has […]

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Q&A with Debi Chess Mabie

Q&A with Debi Chess Mabie

September 5, 2015 |

Last month, the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) announced a restructuring, creating a new leadership position by hiring Debi Chess Mabie as Chief Executive Officer. Zócalo reached out to Mabie to learn a little more about the changes and to find out what’s in store for TPAC’s future. Zócalo: Congratulations on your new position. It’s […]

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Ambassador of Rock

Ambassador of Rock

September 5, 2015 |

Hannah Levin, new host of ‘The Home Stretch’ weekdays from 3-6pm on KXCI 91.3 FM, is a long-time music critic and journalist, graduate of Seattle’s legendary KEXP, and the real-life inspiration for Toni Collette’s character in the indie film Lucky Them. Hannah talked to Zócalo about her recent move to Tucson, her thoughts on gentrification […]

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Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

September 5, 2015 |

Grab a beer and a trowel and get into the garden! The summer is technically over this month and even though some days it feels like the autumnal equinox is a big lie, the garden is gearing up for the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and is getting ready to provide you with a season of […]

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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

August 25, 2015 |

Cristina Devereaux Ramírez’s Feminist Recovery Project Cristina Devereaux Ramírez speaks with verve and passion when she talks about the Mexican women journalists she covers in her recently-released UA Press book. Her eyes flash with light and fire. This passion is good, and required. It’s important and time-consuming research that Ramírez is conducting, saving and sharing. […]

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Mesquite Milling Time

Mesquite Milling Time

June 10, 2015 |

Plant, Harvest, Mill, and Celebrate Wild Abundance Before the Rains Desert Harvesters is co-organizing events to plant, harvest, mill, and celebrate local wild foods in the month of June—the peak of our native bean trees’ harvest season. These events will give you the opportunity to taste and enjoy delicious desert wild foods; learn how to […]

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