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Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will host an art exhibit titled “Stillness” through March 5. Bernal Gallery, under the direction of curator David Andres, is located on the West Campus in the Center for the Arts complex. A reception will be held on Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. and […]

BEST BETS

BEST BETS

Snuggle up to fun February events Compiled by Erik Medina February is the month of love and relationships. Don’t know how to celebrate? Here are some events suitable for both couples and singles. Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Through Feb.12 More than 40 shows set up across the city in tent, hotels and exhibit […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Talks to explore ‘Frida’ topics Two upcoming talks will explore aspects of artist Frida Kahlo’s work as part of an ongoing exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Pima Community College’s district office will host a free Feb. 3 lecture by Edward J. Sullivan, “Frida Kahlo as Subject and Object in Contemporary Art.” Sullivan, an art […]

HOROSCOPE

HOROSCOPE

By ERIK MEDINA Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Don’t be basic! If you’re single, do things you’re not used to, have fun. In a relationship? Spice things up! Try sushi with your partner. Pisces (Feb.19-March 20) Didn’t get a New Year’s kiss? Don’t get too excited, you probably won’t get a Valentine’s Day kiss either. Sorry. […]

Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

                By TRAVIS BRAASCH Matt Mendez, a former Pima Community College student and University of Arizona graduate, has grown into a successful writer. His first book, a 2012 collection of stories about working-class barrio characters titled “Twitching Heart,” received widespread praise. Author Manuel Muñoz wrote, “This is exactly […]

Steven Wilson focusing on solo work

Steven Wilson focusing on solo work

                    By TRAVIS BRAASCH Steven Wilson was born in Kingston, London and has been playing and recording music since his teens. He’s become one of the world’s most prolific musicians in past decades, working with musicians of every genre. He’s best known as the multi-instrumentalist and […]

Longtime writing instructor Meg Files retiring

Longtime writing instructor Meg Files retiring

By HELENA STONE When Pima Community College writing instructor Meg Files earned a master’s degree in English, she didn’t realize teaching would become her vocation. “I didn’t know I would love teaching,” she said. “Once I started teaching, I knew this is what I was meant to be.” Files has reshaped the West Campus writing […]

TOP 10: Activities for winter break

TOP 10: Activities for winter break

  By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s colder outside, the days are getting longer and winter break is fast approaching. Some of us are finishing large semester projects and others are cramming for finals but many students are already planning their vacation. With a full month off before a new term starts, it would be a waste […]

BEST BETS: Your go-to guide for making the most of winter

BEST BETS: Your go-to guide for making the most of winter

Compiled by Katelyn Roberts Since Tucson has limited chilly nights, locals have to make them count. This Best Bets is all about getting some fun in before it gets too cold and enjoying the holidays before we get too busy.   Tohono Chul Holiday Nights         Dec. 9-10, 16-17 Paths along the Tohono Chul gardens at […]

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

By KATELYN ROBERTS Despite the ease of access to virtually anything anywhere all of the time, technology still seems to stifle our growth as a coexisting community. Filter bubbles are the reason you see posts from your closest friends, you laugh at most of the memes in your feed and you always see oddly accurate […]

Here’s why the stars are not aligned

Here’s why the stars are not aligned

By ASHLEY MUNOZ Hello, I’m Ashley and astrology is my enemy. Now that I’ve introduced myself, let’s get on to it. No, I don’t hate people who read horoscopes for fun. I’m talking about the people who are massively into astrology. You know the ones: The people who base major life decisions on what their […]

HOROSCOPE

HOROSCOPE

Editor’s note: Each quote is from social critic Christopher Hitchens. Dec. 15 marks the fifth anniversary of his death. By S. PAUL BRYAN Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec 21 “Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or […]

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Former Pima Community College student Kathleen Glasgow reached the New York Times bestseller list this fall with her debut book, a young adult novel titled “Girl in Pieces.” “I’m so grateful for the response that ‘Girl in Pieces’ has received from readers,” Glasgow said via email while on a publicity tour. “I […]

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When a former stuntman/producer wanted to settle down two and a half years ago, he opened Tucson Games and Gadgets. “I’ve traveled the world, lived in 14 different countries and then I had an opportunity to come back to Tucson, where I grew up, and try something else,” store owner Mark Kadow […]

Alt-rock band honors genre

Alt-rock band honors genre

Alternative rock has been stuck in a rut, falling more into the mainstream radio world and less into the “I want to write something that means something to someone” sphere. It’s been quite some time since an alternative rock band made me feel hopeful for the genre. Beware of Darkness is different. “Rock is so […]