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Swedish meatballs and Costa Rican tamales are just the beginning ...

Autumn in Tucson: We share why fall is to be savored and enjoyed.

  • By Kethia Kong For the Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Meet Yourself returns to downtown for its 42nd year.

Oro Valley Meet Yourself highlights the town's diversity. 

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  • Arizona Daily Star

Thousands of people to converge on downtown for weekend festival.

Our assignment for September was to capture this city's food.

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Help needed to research the ways different cultures cope with death and grief. 

Markers of death and dying are all around: the roadside flowers and crosses memorializing a loved one, the white-painted bikes at the scene of…

  • Arizona Daily Star

Here’s a partial list of what to expect today at Tucson Meet Yourself, the city’s celebration of culture and food.

  • Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star file photo

A sculpture of sand trout in the Rose Hill Wash on Tanque Verde Road, Tues. July 5, 2011.

  • Doug Kreutz/ARIZONA DAILY STAR

No fishing for sand trout at the Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary loop trail. Photo taken 12/11/09.

  • Jim Griffith Special to the Arizona Daily Star

It all began when the Sonoran Desert started drying up, to become what it is today.

  • Jim Griffith Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Jokes are a part of any culture’s folklore and can serve as a kind of salve or ointment that we can slather over the raw places in our consciousness.

  • Jim Griffith Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Let’s start with a river – The Santa Cruz River. We have to start there, because that’s where human settlement in this area started.

  • JEFFRY SCOTT/ARIZONA DAILY STAR file photo

Members of the Lajkonik Polish Folk Ensemble perform for the Tucson Slavic Festival Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Ch…

  • Jim Griffith Special to the Arizona Daily Star

True to my promise, I’m alerting you to events related to the subject of this blog, the living cultural traditions of Tucson.

  • Illustration by David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star
  • Illustration by David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star
  • Jim Griffith Special to the Arizona Daily Star

There are many ways in which one can describe Tucson. It’s a place of Sunbelt sprawl and rapid growth. It’s the home of Davis-Monthan, Raytheo…