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Arts & Life

The past century of race, riot and protest in the United States: A brief timeline

One hundred years before the Black Lives Matter movement, diverse communities across the U.S. stood up in solidarity against social injustice like police brutality. Black Americans battled police brutality through the power of protests, riots and social uprisings.  According to Tyina Steptoe, a University of Arizona Department of History associate professor who specializes in race, gender and culture at the UA, the language used to describe these events can indicate biases. Read more

Local artist Joe Pagac travels the nation and paints murals

Wet paint brushes lie on the floor next to sketches that inspired the canvas above them. Local artist Joe Pagac stands focused as he adds to his nearly blank canvas of a sugar skull he is recreating for a client. With each stroke of his brush, the painting comes alive and the bright colors beam off the portrait. Read more

ZUZI! Dance to host "No Frills" dance show

"No Frills Dance Happenin'" is an event that presents emerging dance performers who can be seen making new and creative variations of dance. Along with the new young performers, the event also showcases the works of choreographers from different dance organizations such as Arts for All, Dancing in the Streets and Leaps For Lives Dance Company. Read more

People you meet from a hitchhiking trip

Sunday morning began with two eggs, a cup of coffee and an empty 90-liter backpack. Supplies sat around the pack while I looked over a map of Arizona. The loosely made plan for spring break was to hitchhike up through Show Low, Arizona to St. George, Utah and circle around to Kingman, Arizona, then back to Tucson. The catch was I’d have to do all of that by Friday, when I had to work. Read more

Tucson Cine Mexico kicks off with filmmaker talk

The Tucson Cine Mexico 2017 festival kicked off with an Artist/Filmmaker Talk with “Bellas de Noche/Beauties of the Night” filmmaker Maria José Cuevas and University of Texas at Austin associate professor Laura Gutiérrez on March 22. Read more

A closer look at the Outdoor Rec

The Outdoor Rec Program offers numerous resources, ranging from certifications to group bonding and team activities at the challenge course. Besides being an outlet to the outdoors, the program is largely focused on educating the UA community and those in the Tucson area about the outdoors. Read more