Arts & Life

Dogs, denim and daring to learn

Fashion minor students at the University of Arizona are learning the tricks of the trade as they host and plan a Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show. While these students are learning what it really means to work in fashion, they’re doing it all in a sustainable manner and for a charitable cause. The second annual Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show is on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. on the UA Mall.  The students have been working the majority of the semester on designing capes for the dogs using donated, upcycled materials, as well as planning the entirety of the event themselves. Read more

Dogs, denim and daring to learn

Fashion minor students at the University of Arizona are learning the tricks of the trade as they host and plan a Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show. While these students are learning what it really means to work in fashion, they’re doing it all in a sustainable manner and for a charitable cause. The second annual Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show is on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. on the UA Mall.  The students have been working the majority of the semester on designing capes for the dogs using donated, upcycled materials, as well as planning the entirety of the event themselves. Read more

Q&A: Minoru Yanagihashi on the WWII Japanese American experience

History is closer to the present day than some may believe. For Minoru Yanagihashi, former professor from the University of Arizona Department of East Asian Studies and author of “The Japanese American Experience: Change and Continuity,” the history of Japanese American internment seemed like only yesterday. The Daily Wildcat interviewed Yanagihashi to learn more about his book, which is set to be released in spring 2020, and his expertise in Tucson’s Japanese American history. Read more

Black community at UA opens doors to students far from home

The black community of the University of Arizona came together last week to bring a little more light and a little more food to students for Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, Nov. 22, the African American Community Council, or AACC, held a potluck in partnership with Team Keeping the Culture Alive, offering students the opportunity to get to know their community. Read more

Borrow a dog for a day with PACC’s Pawjama Party

What do you get when you cross a library with an animal shelter? Pima Animal Care Center’s Daytrip and Pawjama Party Program.  PACC is offering anyone with a soft spot for furry friends the opportunity to spend an afternoon, evening or even a few days with a shelter dog of their choice.  Clients check out a dog much like a book at a library using a binder of potential dogs that are good candidates. The profiles of various shelter dogs can help potential clients find one that suits their lifestyle or ability, such as being well-behaved on a leash or good with kids.  Read more

Alternative activities for Thanksgiving day

With Christmas just around the corner, Thanksgiving is here to remind us of the importance of the family. The University of Arizona has a strong gathering community that invites students to be part of activities. In an attempt to reunite students and make them feel at home, UA departments, councils and associations have organized various events this Thanksgiving season. Read more

Wings and Rice, 13 years of flavor

Named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015, Tucson is nationally recognized as the place to go for the country’s most diverse cuisine. With so many food options in one city, it’s difficult to think that anybody could try everything at one restaurant — but Wings & Rice comes pretty close. At first glance, one may be surprised by the diversity of options on the Wings & Rice menu. From Philly cheesesteak sandwiches to hibachi fried rice, this restaurant offers “a bit of everything,” as stated on the restaurant’s website. Opened just around the corner in 2006 at the crossroads of Pima Street and Craycroft Road, restaurant owners Ken Kang and his wife, Lona Kang, wanted their restaurant to stand out. Read more

Local band, Others, releases experimental album

Others, the Tucson-based band comprised of Daniel Martin Diaz and Lesli Wood, released its new album, “Geist,” on Nov. 8 with no restraint when it comes to artistic vision. The songs on “Geist” have no clear verses, choruses or even lyrics. Rooted in classical music with a kraut-rock type of sound, the sound speaks and breathes for itself. “The music was guiding us, as opposed to us guiding the music,” Diaz said. Read more

Kelly, Giffords ride El Tour for Friends of Aphasia

Retired NASA astronaut and Navy veteran Mark Kelly is not just racing for a seat in the U.S. Senate next year — he is also racing in this year’s El Tour de Tucson. Kelly will be racing again in this year’s 25-mile ride alongside his wife and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The pair will be riding for the non-profit Friends of Aphasia, an organization that Giffords co-founded with Suzy Gershman and Gifford’s speech therapist, Fabi Hirsch Kruse, for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke. Read more

The perfect dance illusion

Imagine being on stage with dancers during a performance, experiencing the artform up close and personal. Mixing optical science and dance, University of Arizona graduate student Gregory Taylor has created a project that is the first of its kind to grace the UA dance stage: a virtual reality ballet piece. Read more

Q&A: Musician Kalidas on his new EP

Kalidas is a contemporary recording artist with six new songs recently released on his EP called Don’t Vote 4 Trump and other love songs. The Daily Wildcat talked with Kalidas about his EP released on Nov. 15. Kalidas gives The Daily Wildcat a glimpse behind his music as well as the music industry as a whole. Read more