Arts

Festival highlights modern Mexican cinema

Film lovers of all ages and cultures unite. Tucson Cine Mexico is bringing some of our southern neighbor’s best contemporary films to town. Tucson Cine Mexico has been a staple of the city’s film festival lineup since 2004 and is the longest-running showcase of contemporary Mexican films in the country.  Read more

DJ Pike Romero talks hip hop influences

When it comes to Tucson hip-hop, it’s almost impossible to miss DJ Pike Romero. Romero, aka Smash Lames, is a DJ in the Tucson area and the director of Tucson’s Hip Hop Festival. The Daily Wildcat had a chance to interview him about what inspires him and who he looks up to in hip-hop. Read more

Review: 'Taken' TV series keeps all the action and gunfire of movies

Nearly a decade ago, the original "Taken" film that began the unforgettable trilogy was released. Audiences everywhere were floored by the action, Liam Neeson’s performance and the immortal words spoken by Neeson’s character, Bryan Mills: “I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.” Of course, Mills, a retired CIA field operative, more than carries out his declared threat. Read more

Take a hike: Five trails around Tucson

Tucson is home to some of the best hiking trails in the world. If you ever find yourself craving fresh air and the great outdoors, here's a list of the five best hiking trails in the area, from easy to difficult. Read more

Late 90s classics turn 20

With all the hits produced, 1997 was a great year to spend in the movie theaters. The list notable films we know and love includes “Titanic,” “Liar Liar,” “Fools Rush In” and “Con Air,” among plenty of other classics. Read on for a throwback to the late 1990s, when the Spice Girls and “Seinfeld” were all the rage. Read more

The new slackers on campus: Slacklining

If you’re walking on campus near the corner of University Boulevard and Park Avenue, you’ll likely find a few shirtless men balancing on a slack rope strung between two trees. These men are students with a variety of backgrounds who all share one thing in common: Their love of slacklining. Read more

Festival of Books showcases literacy in Tucson

Amazon recently ranked Tucson as No. 7 in it’s top 20 most well-read cities in America, which is no surprise here. The Tucson community celebrates its love for literature every year at the Festival of Books, held on the UA Mall. Read more