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'Bad Country,' by former Tucsonan, nominated for Poe Award

'Bad Country,' by former Tucsonan, nominated for Poe Award

CB McKenzie, whose book also won the 2013 Tony Hillerman Prize, will be at the book festival.  

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Tucson Festival of Books writers competition winners announced

Tucson Festival of Books writers competition winners announced

Level of submissions "truly phenomenal," says one judge.

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Invisible Theatre romance sweet, but not too sentimental

Invisible Theatre romance sweet, but not too sentimental

Play is filled with laugh-out-loud quips and funny moments.

January 23, 2015 4:25 pm Photos

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Hone your writing skills at the book festival

Hone your writing skills at the book festival

News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.

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A touch of Elmore Leonard on TV

A touch of Elmore Leonard on TV

"Justified," based on work by book festival favorite, begins its last season Tuesday.

January 17, 2015 9:30 am Photos

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Review: 'The Savannah Disputation' a delicious romp

Review: 'The Savannah Disputation' a delicious romp

Tale of two sisters, a priest and a fundamental evangelist is irreverent, funny.

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Tucson Festival of Books: Reading, writing and rocking

Tucson Festival of Books: Reading, writing and rocking

Authors' band to kick off two-day celebration of reading and literacy.

January 10, 2015 2:00 pm Photos

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Bobcat on the prowl

Bobcat on the prowl

Bobcat designed from letters is the mascot of the '15 Tucson Festival of Books.

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'The Interview,' 'Mockingjay' have similar themes, different outcomes

'The Interview,' 'Mockingjay' have similar themes, different outcomes

'Mockingjay' makes a bold political statement. 'The Interview' is fodder for sixth-grade boys.

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Boxing Day update: Ugly necklace strengthens bond among four women

Boxing Day update: Ugly necklace strengthens bond among four women

Giving "The Empress Carlotta" forges love and laughter.

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Blondies

Blondies

Blondies are rich — 2-bite pieces is enough to satisfy.

December 24, 2014 7:00 am
Blondies

Blondies

Blondies are easy to make.

December 24, 2014 7:00 am
Blondies

Blondies

This recipe is a good bar-cookie base to which you can add dried fruits, nuts or chocolate chips. I added walnuts to this recipe.

December 24, 2014 7:00 am
Blondies are brownies' yummy, nonchocolate brethren

Blondies are brownies' yummy, nonchocolate brethren

This blondie recipe is also an excellent bar-cookie base.

December 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Happy Festivus!

Happy Festivus!

According to "Seinfeld" lore, Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us, is celebrated Dec. 23.

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Think inside the box: Last-minute shopping ideas

Think inside the box: Last-minute shopping ideas

Three shopping spots packed with unique gift items.

December 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas downtown

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas downtown

Classic movies, parade, festival give downtown an ol' fashion feel.

December 19, 2014 11:15 am Photos

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Think inside the box: "Mama's Santos"

Think inside the box: "Mama's Santos"

Don't wait: Order "Mama's Santos: An Arizona Life" for Christmas giving.

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Fa la la la la: Raise the seasonal roof

Fa la la la la: Raise the seasonal roof

Nothing like a community songfest to get you in a holly-jolly mood.

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Split-pea soup

Split-pea soup

Let the slow-cooker do the work while you are at work or out and about. Put in a bowl with an Italian parsley sprig and dinner is served.

December 12, 2014 7:00 am
Voilà! Here's an easy-peasy dinner

Voilà! Here's an easy-peasy dinner

Split-pea soup in the slow cooker makes a satisfying meal.

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Almond Roca Cookies

Almond Roca Cookies

My mom refers to these Almond Roca Cookies as "The Cookies"

December 10, 2014 10:00 am
Knock-your-socks-off tasty cookies are a holiday must-have

Knock-your-socks-off tasty cookies are a holiday must-have

Almond Rocca-like cookies are a sweet blend of buttercrunch, chocolate and almonds.

December 10, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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The most famous reindeer of all

The most famous reindeer of all

Tune in tonight for the 50th anniversary showing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

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Write a letter to Santa

Write a letter to Santa

Postal History Foundations makes it easy to write the jolly old elf.

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Holidays in Tucson: Beating a 'Bah! Humbug!' mood

Holidays in Tucson: Beating a 'Bah! Humbug!' mood

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Devil's claws in a centerpiece

Devil's claws in a centerpiece

I like the contrast of shiny and sparkly with the natural and vintage. The bread bowl is from my great-aunt's basement in Illinois. 

December 01, 2014 7:00 am
On the Christmastree

On the Christmastree

A devil's claw can be strung with fishing line and hung on the tree or just poke it into the branches. 

December 01, 2014 7:00 am
Centerpiece

Centerpiece

I like the contrast of shiny and sparkly with natural and rustic. The bread bowl is from my great-aunt Ruth's Illinois basement.

December 01, 2014 7:00 am
Dried pod

Dried pod

The plant’s woody seed-pod splits open at one end into two curved claws or horns. Bet you can guess how it gets it's name.

December 01, 2014 7:00 am
Holidays in Tucson: Decorating with devil's claw

Holidays in Tucson: Decorating with devil's claw

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Book festival authors announced

Book festival authors announced

News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.

November 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bibliophiles take note — Indies First today

Bibliophiles take note — Indies First today

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Holidays in Tucson: Shop local, shop small today

Holidays in Tucson: Shop local, shop small today

Trends, traditions and ideas for a season of celebration.

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Autumn in Tucson: The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Autumn in Tucson: The 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

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This Nativity scene is an 800-piece marvel

This Nativity scene is an 800-piece marvel

El Nacimiento at the Tucson Museum of Art’s historic Casa Cordova is a tradition that you will find only in Tucson 

November 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Festival of Books: 'Longmire' heads to Netflix

Tucson Festival of Books: 'Longmire' heads to Netflix

News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.

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Basil doesn't do well in cold weather

Basil doesn't do well in cold weather

Do as I say and not as I did — don't ignore freeze warnings. This is my basil plant. I should have covered it or moved it under the cover of the porch.

November 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Autumn in Tucson: Baby, it's cold outside

Autumn in Tucson: Baby, it's cold outside

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

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Autumn in Tucson: After the turkey

Autumn in Tucson: After the turkey

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

November 25, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Turkey, wild rice and mushroom casserole

Turkey, wild rice and mushroom casserole

Yikes! I forgot the almonds on top of the casserole. The almonds make a lovely topping and add to the autumn-like taste of this dish.

November 25, 2014 7:00 am
Start mashing now for delicious Thanksgiving potato casserole

Start mashing now for delicious Thanksgiving potato casserole

Prepare ahead while the kitchen is less hectic.

November 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Autumn in Tucson: Back away from the Christmas tree

Autumn in Tucson: Back away from the Christmas tree

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

November 22, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Autumn in Tucson: Sabino Canyon

Autumn in Tucson: Sabino Canyon

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

November 21, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Autumn in Tucson: El Nacimiento opening

Autumn in Tucson: El Nacimiento opening

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

November 20, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Owl haunt in Honey Bee Canyon

Owl haunt in Honey Bee Canyon

Owls frequent this spot. Best time to see them is spring when there are nests.

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Needs a hug saguaro

Needs a hug saguaro

This Saguaro looks like it needs a hug.

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Water trough

Water trough

A watering trough is a reminder of another era.

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