It's not easy being single.
Cowboy hats are thick as thieves at the Western-slanted Cactus
Moon on East Broadway, which bills itself as "Tucson's largest and
No. 1 nightclub."
When World Wrestling Entertainment — much more commonly known as
WWE — was last in Tucson in March of this year, the scripted,
ongoing feuds between wrestlers like Undertaker and Batista were at
the forefront of fans' minds.
McDonald's recently added the Southern-Style Chicken Biscuit to
its breakfast menu. You might have seen some of the TV commercials
where consumers are shocked (but eventually delighted) over the
idea of eating chicken for breakfast.
For all of you who never make it Downtown unless you absolutely
have to, the people behind the local TV show "The Beat" say you're
Comic-Con International is an annual tradition when San Diego
becomes heaven on Earth for thousands (123,000 last year) of geeks.
The next gathering will be next week.
Though it's sometimes called "goofy golf," miniature golf can be
a serious, competitive business.
Despite recent sprinkles of monsoon rain, it's still pretty darn
hot out there. So it's only to be expected that a young man or
woman's thoughts turn to refreshing treats.
As the mercury hovers in triple-digits, the shopping mall calls
out to beleaguered, sweaty Southern Arizonans like the mythological
This Saturday, Tucsonans looking for help getting in shape are
encouraged to weigh in — with the cameras rolling.
It's been three years since "Napoleon Dynamite" thrust Tater
Tots back into the nation's consciousness, but the repercussions
are still being felt.
The young folks who make up the cast of the new ABC Family
original series "Greek" (starting 9 p.m. Monday) will be unfamiliar
to most. But regular YouTube dwellers will recognize at least a
couple of the faces.
Taco Bell has always been a vanguard of the fast-food industry —
blazing trails with quasi-Mexican offerings like the "Enchirito" —
and it's got a couple of new items in the mix.
"Mutiny," the handle given to the weekly Thursday DJ night at
The Surly Wench Pub on Fourth Avenue, implies a rowdy crowd.
Fire. The wheel. The printing press. The iPhone.
Local programming on network affiliates is usually news, sports
or some sort of midday show on home improvements.
The inundation of shaky reality shows and repeats lead many to
use the summer to catch up on TV series through the magic of
If you blinked, you missed "Firefly."
There's no hiding from the summer in Southern Arizona, so why
not greet its official start the right way with a solstice
Sushi. Anathema to some, a virtual religion to others. Count me
as somewhere in the middle — sure, it can be pretty tasty, but not
really something worth craving.
Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, is
celebrated all across the country. It's been an organized
celebration in Tucson since 1970.
One of Disneyland's newest stars is from Tucson.
Believe the hype: Friday marks the end of an era in television
Although the credits and movie poster will tell you that Keri
Russell is the star of the current indie comedy "Waitress," when
you actually see the film you find out that's really not the
The "staycation" is a relatively new concept. With all the lush
resorts in Tucson and nearby, who needs to go elsewhere?
By her own admission, Tamra Ruggiero is the last person you'd
expect to enter a race.
Season finales have come and gone, and outside of a handful of
summer shows running new episodes and a gaggle of bizarre reality
shows (searching for pirate treasure! celebrities racing cars! )
there's really not a lot on.
Glendale's Jordin Sparks might have won "American Idol" last
week, but now the Old Pubelo has its own singing star — Tucson
Benihana Karaoke Champion Aaren Lesco.
Iconic alt-rock crooner Morrissey, he of the pompadour and
lyrics like "When I'm lying in my bed, I think about life and I
think about death, and neither one particularly appeals to me," is
in concert here Thursday night, the first time he's been in Arizona
for nearly five years. Never seen …
Pretty much every big series on TV has its season finale this
week, and, as always, there are a plethora of big questions to be
answered in the lives of some of your favorite fictional
characters. We've enlisted the help of the official Caliente Magic
8-Ball to see if we can get some answers…
"We were YouTube 20 years before YouTube existed."
Our cover this week is dedicated to the busy summer movie
schedule, but there's a fair amount happening during the hot months
on the small screen as well.
When you hear someone describe Moscow Cats Theater, coming to
the Tucson Convention Center Sunday, you might suspect that they're
putting you on.
The five major television broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, Fox,
NBC and The CW — announce their fall lineups the week of May 14.
While hits such as "House," "Heroes," "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy"
ain't goin' nowhere, some shows are toast, and several others are
"on the bubble." Consider it TV p…
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When you hear the word "chalk," you might think of a lot of
things — a chalkboard, "chalk it up to bad luck," or a gymnast
slapping his hands with chalk before hitting the pommel horse.
On Nov. 6, 2001, the UPN aired the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
episode "Once More With Feeling." The series has since ended and
that network no longer even exists. So why are we still talking
about the episode?
Nielsen Media Research, the same group responsible for TV
ratings, last month released a report saying the average American
home receives 104 television channels.
El Sur means "The South." That's it. If it were in English, the
name would probably be too simple.
No matter how the movie version of Adult Swim's "Aqua Teen
Hunger Force" — the verbosely titled "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon
Movie Film for Theaters" — does at the box office, it's already
made a big impact.
"Ghost Rider." "300." "TMNT."
One of the neat things about comics is that just about anyone
can do them. All you need is a pen and paper — and not even that if
you're going to do a Web comic — and find some way to get people to
see your work (knowing how to draw and/or write helps too, of
The cliché says "all good things must come to an end."
Shows like "Project Runway" have taught us the kind of hard
work, craft and dedication that goes into the world of high
fashion. Still, it's easy to see fashion shows themselves as an
inherently shallow concept.
It's Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair time again, and there's
plenty of fun to be had. And we'll get to that.
Before YouTube opened the floodgates for amateur auteurs, Dan
Harmon and Rob Schrab had Channel 101.
Right now is a magical time for TV: Midseason. Where some of
your favorite shows are replaced by, um, other shows. "The Office,"
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and even "Happy Days" — all midseason