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What is Consciousness?

What is Consciousness?

April 9, 2014 |

The question—as fundamental and mysterious as any in the universe—intrigues an array of scientists and philosophers today as it has for centuries. Scientists, philosophers, researchers, scholars, artists, students and humanists from around the world will convene in Tucson this month to speak, listen, discuss, debate and present their ideas on the exact nature of consciousness. […]

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Tidbits

Tidbits

April 4, 2014 |

Jazz Performances @ Main Gate Square Whether you are a jazz buff or someone interested in live entertainment, the concerts Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are hosting this month are sure to inspire. The shows take place at Main Gate Square on April 4 and April 18 at 7 p.m. in Geronimo Plaza, 814 […]

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April’s Bicycle Hullabaloos

April’s Bicycle Hullabaloos

April 3, 2014 |

Paolo Soleri, the architectural mastermind often credited as the grandfather of sustainability, saw the city as earth’s newest organism. More accurately, he called the city a “hyperorganism,” meaning that it exhibits traits of a living thing (consuming materials, putting out waste, supporting the lives of smaller organisms), but that it lacks the self-governing mechanisms (like […]

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A Body Love Revolution

A Body Love Revolution

March 19, 2014 |

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” – Simone De Beauvoir Jes Baker is fierce and she is fantastic. She also happens to have a plus-sized body. In our physical perfection-obsessed American culture, fat and attractive are incongruent. We are bombarded with thousands of negative body images from the television, magazines […]

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Gardeners Square off at “Growdown”

Gardeners Square off at “Growdown”

March 4, 2014 |

On your mark. Get set. Grow! It’s time for the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ (TBG) second annual Growdown!, and this year’s gardening gurus are leaving nothing to chance. Three local landscape design firms will put their trowels to the test between March 18 and 22 in a battle to create the best small garden space in […]

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Gardening for the Health Benefits

Gardening for the Health Benefits

February 16, 2014 |

There are many great reasons to start a vegetable garden. Gardening is a rewarding hobby that exercises the mind, body, and the soul. Home grown produce is cheaper and tastier than produce you’ll find at the grocery store and the farmers’ markets. The greatest benefit of all, however, may be the fact the foods we […]

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Along The Line: Beauty, Health & Wellness

Along The Line: Beauty, Health & Wellness

February 10, 2014 |

Sun Link – the Tucson Streetcar project that wends 3.9 miles through the heart of Tucson – is heading toward completion with an estimated time of arrival for public use at the end of this summer. Over the next several issues, Zócalo Magazine is covering the businesses along, and in proximity to, the streetcar line […]

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Rodeo Fever

Rodeo Fever

February 9, 2014 |

Rodeo events start Feb. 15 and transform Tucson through Feb. 23 Not much can outshine this Old Pueblo extravaganza, with its thunder of wranglers and cattle cars that charge into the city to turn Tucson into what it has historically been – the city of the cowboy, comfortable when hooves pound and dust billows. Whether […]

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The Chemistry of Love & Lust

The Chemistry of Love & Lust

February 2, 2014 |

It all starts with eye contact. Maybe you see each other from across the room at a bar or an office party. There is a tingling in your extremities, a fluttery feeling in your stomach. Your heart beat quickens, your blood pressure rises as you move toward one another and everything else around you disappears. […]

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Express Your Inner Horse

Express Your Inner Horse

January 14, 2014 |

Pass the lucky-money envelopes and deck the halls anew with simply red. In the spirit of inclusiveness, tradition and fun, Tucson soon should be awash with exotic new year revelry.  But don’t forget your saddle, because this is 4711, the Year of the Horse – one of the animals from the Chinese zodiac which rotates […]

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