Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.
News about the authors and behind the scenes of the Tucson Festival of Books.
Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is to be savored and enjoyed.
My mother gave me a medium-size dough press that is perfect for making empanadas. What that a hint, Mom?
Use the dough press to cut large circles that can be placed in the press.
Pumpkin Empanadas ready to eat. They are best served warm.
Baking empanadas fills the house with the quintessential autumn aroma of sweet pumpkin. The egg bath helps give the pastries its golden brown color.
You can also make a rough circle of dough, place it in the press and then trim after it is pressed. I found the empanadas sealed better and looked more finished by this method.
We will be explaining why autumn is the year's best season.
Trader Joe's pumpkin butter is one of the signs of autumn in Tucson. Check out our blog explaining a few of the reasons we love fall beginning Sept. 21.
Seven chairs took about two hours to do.
Step 3: A step-by-step how to on upholstering your own dining room chairs. When measuring to cut the new piece of upholstery, measure at the chair’s widest part.
Step one: A step-by-step how to on upholstering your own dining room chairs. What you need: top: an electric screwdriver; a stable gun or two and stables; bottom: scissors or a rotary cutter, a screw driver to fit the screws in the chair, and pliers. Not pictured but also needed: a staple pu…
Step 2: A step-by-step how to on upholstering your own dining room chairs. Take your staple puller and remove the stables holding any trim and/or the current upholstery, if you are going to remove rather than cover up.
Do you know when Labor Day began? Do you know what fashion faux pas you might be making? Take our quiz and find out.
For the third year, kids are hunting the elusive traveler.
“Dorothy Parker’s Last Call” continues through July 19 at Live Theater Workshop.
Live Theatre Workshop’s production continues through July 19.
If you've ever shared a bedroom, you can relate to Chris Gall’s new book “Dog vs. Cat.”
We're talking real milkshakes — with real ice cream (not low-fat varieties or frozen yogurt), vanilla and milk.
The musical biography of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continues through Sunday.
The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons opened Tuesday evening at Centennial Hall.
Netflix is working with DreamWorks Animation on children’s series “Dinotrux,” based on Tucsonan Chris Gall’s books that are filled with menacing bullies — part-truck, part-dinosaur — that rumble and bulldoze their way through prehistoric Earth.
Friday is National Doughnut Day — take our quiz and check your doughnut savvy.
National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June, celebrates the usually sweet, deep-fried ring-shaped piece of enriched dough.
Star copy editor Mary Kathleen Cooney died Saturday morning at Tucson Medical Center’s Peppi’s Hospice after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 66.
You could twist your way into prime seats for the opening night of Broadway in Tucson’s upcoming “Jersey Boys” and be pictured in the June 12 Caliente.
The Star lost two members of its extended family last month: Eleanor Rice Feeney, 90, who died April 21 in Tucson, and Walt Nett, 59, who died April 23 in Lubbock, Texas.Both were journalism pioneers who enriched the news business, the community and their friends.
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“Burning Patience” is a sweet, humor-laced romantic romp that is set against the tumultuous politics of Chile in the late 1960s and early ’70s, events the U.S. television networks’ nightly news shows barely touched upon.
No time to dye Easter eggs? No muss, no fuss Easter eggs are $4.99 at Fry's on Tucson's east side.
The trumpet-like shape of the daffodil is said to announce the arrival of spring.
Daffodils in the U.S. are Lent lilies in England.
Don’t tell J.A. Jance she looks tired.
The Tucson Festival of Books has the community reading and is an economic bonanza, paying off with cash in coffers, exposure for businesses and improving Tucson’s image.
Richard Russo writes everyman stories.
Where in the world would you go to celebrate a 20th anniversary? An Albuquerque book group picked the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books.
It ranks higher than a book about Bonnie and Clyde. It's on the heels of a Tony Hillerman collection of nonfiction essays.
The award-winning series “Mama’s Santos: An Arizona Life” by Arizona Daily Star reporter Carmen Duarte is now available as an e-book in Kindle and Nook formats.
Review: Arizona Rep opened "The Man Who Came to Dinner" Wednesday night.
Seasonal sweets are lurking everywhere. The candy corn on a co-workers’ desks. Huge bags of candy line store shelves. The friendly bank teller pops a tiny candy bar in with your transaction receipt.
Your home’s pantry or candy dish is probably stocked — just in case you get a few trick-or-t…
Before you reach into that trick-or-treat bowl or nibble on a Halloween-size candy bar, take our five-question quiz and see how an Almond Joy or Twix will fit into your daily eating. Find it online at azstarnet.com under “Online extras” or go to goo.gl/OZOAc0
Betty Friedan. Gloria Steinem. Marilyn French.
Surveillance, suspicion and misinformation evoked tension and paranoia during the Invisible Theatre’s opening Wednesday of its 43rd season with John W. Lowell’s 2009 “The Letters.”
Author C.E. Poverman doesn’t preconstruct his complex, richly nuanced characters. He discovers who they are as he writes.
Chris Fabry hopes readers find truth in his fiction.
People, place and plot trump process and procedure in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series.
Southern Arizona is full of mystery. It's fertile ground for those who want to read or write a classic - whether it's a murder-on-the-first-page whodunit, a contemporary novel packed with heart-pounding action and tension or a thriller set in a faraway time and place.