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Dating in Tucson

Dating in Tucson

It's not easy being single.

August 02, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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More than a country bar

More than a country bar

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."

August 02, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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TCC gets WWE 'Raw'

TCC gets WWE 'Raw'

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.

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Lovin' that McDonald's survey

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.

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'Beat' touts Downtown

'Beat' touts Downtown

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 missing out.

July 19, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Comic-book fans to flood San Diego

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.

July 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Different strokes

Different strokes

Though it's sometimes called "goofy golf," miniature golf can be a serious, competitive business.

July 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Don't miss Sonic's new slush and those 'Extreme Tots'

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.

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Have a ball in a mall

As the mercury hovers in triple-digits, the shopping mall calls out to beleaguered, sweaty Southern Arizonans like the mythological sirens.

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Tucson gets version of 'Biggest Loser' (but with a gentler touch)

Tucson gets version of 'Biggest Loser' (but with a gentler touch)

This Saturday, Tucsonans looking for help getting in shape are encouraged to weigh in — with the cameras rolling.

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'Cheesy tots,' 'extreme tots' take basic taters to new heights

'Cheesy tots,' 'extreme tots' take basic taters to new heights

It's been three years since "Napoleon Dynamite" thrust Tater Tots back into the nation's consciousness, but the repercussions are still being felt.

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Net is generating acting talent

Net is generating acting talent

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.

July 05, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Taco Bell adds to its quasi-Mexican menu

Taco Bell adds to its quasi-Mexican menu

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.

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It's friendly, cool, not too loud at Surly Wench

It's friendly, cool, not too loud at Surly Wench

"Mutiny," the handle given to the weekly Thursday DJ night at The Surly Wench Pub on Fourth Avenue, implies a rowdy crowd.

July 05, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Coming Friday: iPhone

Coming Friday: iPhone

Fire. The wheel. The printing press. The iPhone.

June 28, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Bad films make for good TV

Bad films make for good TV

Local programming on network affiliates is usually news, sports or some sort of midday show on home improvements.

June 28, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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DVDs are a great tool for playing TV series catch-up

The inundation of shaky reality shows and repeats lead many to use the summer to catch up on TV series through the magic of DVDs.

June 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
'Serenity'

'Serenity'

If you blinked, you missed "Firefly."

June 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Multicultural celebration marks the official dawning of summer

Multicultural celebration marks the official dawning of summer

There's no hiding from the summer in Southern Arizona, so why not greet its official start the right way with a solstice party?

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Japanese restaurant serves up generous portions at good prices

Japanese restaurant serves up generous portions at good prices

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.

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A celebration of freedom

A celebration of freedom

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.

June 14, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Local lands frightful job at Disneyland

Local lands frightful job at Disneyland

One of Disneyland's newest stars is from Tucson.

June 14, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Barker's successor, come on down!

Barker's successor, come on down!

Believe the hype: Friday marks the end of an era in television history.

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Exploring the meaning of pie

Exploring the meaning of pie

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 case.

June 07, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Vacation in your backyard

Vacation in your backyard

The "staycation" is a relatively new concept. With all the lush resorts in Tucson and nearby, who needs to go elsewhere?

June 07, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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And so it goes . . . maybe

And so it goes . . . maybe

"Made in America."

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Top secret

Top secret

Subway

May 31, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Take a step toward health

Take a step toward health

By her own admission, Tamra Ruggiero is the last person you'd expect to enter a race.

May 31, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Quick fixes for forlorn fans in withdrawal

Quick fixes for forlorn fans in withdrawal

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.

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Karaoke 'addict' on to nationals

Karaoke 'addict' on to nationals

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.

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FYI: Morrissey is not the norm

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 …

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Our Magic 8-Ball has finale say

Our Magic 8-Ball has finale say

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…

May 17, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Access TV thriving

Access TV thriving

"We were YouTube 20 years before YouTube existed."

May 17, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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TV summer busy, too

TV summer busy, too

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.

May 10, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Unusual pawformance

Unusual pawformance

When you hear someone describe Moscow Cats Theater, coming to the Tucson Convention Center Sunday, you might suspect that they're putting you on.

May 10, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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What shows will return?

What shows will return?

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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KVOA enters high-def era

KVOA enters high-def era

Your local Tucson news — brought to you in crystal-clear high-definition.

April 26, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Festival chalk-full of high art

Festival chalk-full of high art

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.

April 26, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Loft in tune with 'Buffy'

Loft in tune with 'Buffy'

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?

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So, do you watch 104 channels?

So, do you watch 104 channels?

Nielsen Media Research, the same group responsible for TV ratings, last month released a report saying the average American home receives 104 television channels.

April 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
East Side's El Sur a sure thing

East Side's El Sur a sure thing

El Sur means "The South." That's it. If it were in English, the name would probably be too simple.

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Adult Swim splashing along

Adult Swim splashing along

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.

April 12, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Drawn to comics

Drawn to comics

"Ghost Rider." "300." "TMNT."

April 05, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Locals loving the comics

Locals loving the comics

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 course).

April 05, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Cue the fat lady

Cue the fat lady

The cliché says "all good things must come to an end."

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Ebony Fashion Fair is back

Ebony Fashion Fair is back

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.

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Go Fourth and enjoy yourself

Go Fourth and enjoy yourself

It's Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair time again, and there's plenty of fun to be had. And we'll get to that.

March 22, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
VH1 show inspired by Channel 101

VH1 show inspired by Channel 101

Before YouTube opened the floodgates for amateur auteurs, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab had Channel 101.

March 22, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Goldblum's detective talks to the dead

Goldblum's detective talks to the dead

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 replacements.

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We're in luck this weekend

We're in luck this weekend

MUSIC

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