Arts & Life

University of Arizona alumni comes back to campus with an award-winning film

Justin Mashouf graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 where he received his bachelors in Media Arts. He is now a four-time Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. Mashouf is now coming back to campus to screen with his recent and the most praised film in his career, "The Honest Struggle," on Oct. 18. With this film, Mashouf claims that the UA always had a part of his heart.  Read more

Breaking Bad returns in an intense and entertaining way

"Breaking Bad" is not only one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time, but it is my favorite drama series of all time. When the making of the sequel movie "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" was announced, I was skeptical, hoping that the memory of the show wouldn’t be tainted. So, how did it live up to its predecessor?  Read more

Adoption event sheds light on a different kind of wildcat

Prepare yourself to meet some cute and cuddly creatures at the Tucson Shelter United Adoption Weekend on Oct. 18-20.  The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Pima Animal Care Center and Hermitage Cat Shelter, a no-kill shelter, are offering discounted adoption fees, raffles and other pet-related festivities at each of their facilities over the weekend. In celebration of National Foster Appreciation Day, Hermitage Cat Shelter is also offering an additional informational session on cat fostering on Oct. 18, plus the chance to meet former foster cats.  Read more

Modern styles through the art of thrifting

Tucson Thrift Shop stands as a colorful relic in the heart of Fourth Avenue, with shades of blues, yellows, pinks, purples, oranges and greens covering the exterior of the building. Inside, the store has almost like a walk-in closet kind of vibe, with articles of clothing of any size, type and style from princess tiaras to denim jackets.  Read more

Explore Tucson with the University of Arizona’s oldest club

With countless hikes available within an hour of the University of Arizona, scores of students that share a passion for the outdoors would group together, forming what would eventually be touted as UA’s oldest club. Known as the UA Ramblers Hiking Club, this student organization exists for a simple reason: the desire to get out and about, both in Tucson and beyond. Read more

Succession Finale Preview: HBO has its GoT successor in Succession

When "Game of Thrones" ended back in May, people were wondering what would be the next show to take over HBO. After some searching, I think they’ve found it in the business and family drama "Succession."  "Succession" follows the Roy family, headed by their father Logan Roy (Brian Cox), who is the CEO of the largest media conglomerates in the nation, Waystar Royco. As his health and fitness to run the company starts to come into question, Logan Roy's family starts leveraging their qualifications and skills to become the next chairman of the company.  Read more

Q & A with Secret Tucson author, Clark Norton

  Clark Norton, the author behind “100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die,” had his new book “Secret Tucson: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure” published on Sep. 15. Throughout Norton’s five years in Tucson, he claims to have found hundreds of mysterious things that locals and visitors have most likely never heard of.  Read more

Lights, camera, action! Film Fest Tucson returns downtown

 Calling all movie buffs, cinephiles and lovers of all things film. The Film Fest Tucson is returning to the Old Pueblo with a weekend of cinema on Oct. 10-12. The fourth annual festival will be held at various locations downtown throughout the weekend including the Fox Theatre Tucson, the Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral and the AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown.  Read more

Staying safe in this Family Weekend’s hiking events

Tucson is well known for its beautiful desert hiking trails and the tall saguaro cacti that often line them. For families looking to explore Tucson’s scenic allure, University of Arizona Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Rec has organized two hiking expeditions through mountain trails for Family Weekend: a Moonlight Hike and a Mount Lemmon Day Hike. Read more

Nobody’s Joking about Joker

 "Joker” was released this past weekend and it was a big headline and talking piece throughout media platforms, with some people predicting big awards in this movie's future. So does it deserve the hype?   Read more