Arts & Life

New BBQ restaurant and Bar opens in place of The Fix

University Boulevard’s resident mac n’ cheese fix has officially vacated the premises, but a new barbecue joint moved in this summer in hopes to establish their name. The Blind Pig, located in Main Gate Square, is a new family-owned barbecue restaurant and bar that offers a dive environment with a variety of dining options. Read more

Odyssey Storytelling, the story of stories

Historic Fourth Avenue is abounding with stories waiting to be found and just around the corner at The Sea of Glass — Center for the Arts, they are told by Odyssey Storytelling. As the first community storytelling event in Arizona, Odyssey Storytelling has a distinguished reputation. But according to Joseph Silins, a volunteer at Odyssey Storytelling, the narratives spun at their events are honest, genuine and human, which sets them apart. Read more

Q&A with military veteran and stand up comedian Bobby Henline

After a decade of being out of the military after serving through Operation Desert Storm, veteran Bobby Henline was inspired to re-enlist after the Sept. 11 attacks. Recovering from an explosion that left severe burns over 38% of his body, he later began to do stand up comedy and was featured in the documentary “Comedy Warriors”, the film “Sophie and the Rising Sun” and the TV series ‘’Shameless”.  Read more

Stick with Audrey, she’ll bring more color into your life

From trendy stickers that people can place on their Hydro Flasks to colorful art prints and cards for people to send their friends, Audrey De La Cruz has turned her personal artwork into crowd favorites with her self-run business, Annotated Audrey Art. Hailing from Los Angeles, De La Cruz was working with English teachers and international students as a program representative at UCLA.  However, she wanted a new work landscape to pursue her passion for art and drawing rather than working a desk job. Read more

Mama Carey's restaurant is full of soul food and family

On the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Park Avenue, Mama Carey’s Kitchen & Catering is where soul food meets family.  The restaurant, which has replaced Wildcat Cafe inside the Metro Wildcat convenience store, is now open for business after its grand opening on Aug. 24. Read more

Q & A with State Poetry Champion and spitting poetry verses

  Edgardo Aguilar, a Tucson native, former Desert View High School student, and now a University of Arizona freshman acquired one more important title this year: ‘2019 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Champion.’ The Daily Wildcat spoke with Aguilar to discuss his inspirations, his experiences, his thought process behind his poems and his favorite lyrics at the moment. Read more

Laugh and improv with Unscrewed Theater

A quick look at the sign will tell you all you need to know — things just aren’t normal in this theater. At the Unscrewed Theater, currently located at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd., improv-comedy stands tall. Read more

Grab an ice-cold ‘Peachy Boi’ from Presta

Presta Coffee Roasters has quickly become a Tucson staple with its rich coffee blends and colorful variety of drinks. The coffee shop serves Tucsonans from two locations: one on First Avenue and Grant Road, and the other in the Mercado San Agustin on Avenida del Convento.  Read more

UA: Home to the world's largest collection of children's literature

There are a lot of hidden gems at the University of Arizona, but what most people don’t know is that the fourth floor of the College of Education building houses the United States’ largest collection of children’s literature, estimated at about 40,000 books, known formally as Worlds of Words.  Katherine Short is the director of WOW, as well as a professor focusing on global children’s and adolescent literature here at the UA. She is an avid booklover and started this program because of her innate desire to show children here in the U.S. about what it means to be a global citizen.  Read more

Program gives Tucson community chance to dive into UA curricular

There’s one thing that ties gun debates, Brexit and Mexican idols together and it’s the Community Classroom. Community Classroom was rolled out for community members of Tucson in fall of 2018. The program is an initiative to target potential learners that are not full-time or part-time students. Read more