Ending misconceptions about the mentally ill is a goal of local writer and editor Sheila Wilensky, who recently published a book, “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging From the Shadows of Mental Illness.” Wilensky includes the perspectives and insights of several Tucsonans in her work.
In the era of texting and tweeting, a centuries-old communication technique still has fans at the University of Arizona.
The original 1931 “Frankenstein” movie poster set a world record when it brought $262,900 this summer at Heritage Auctions.
La portada del libro destacado de Oscar Hijuelos, "The Mambo Kings Play the Songs of Love".
W. John Cocke works on calligraphy in his dining room. From 1978 to 1999, Cocke used calligraphy to reproduce the first four books of the New Testament and has published his work.
Cocke displays various styles of calligraphy. The art form "is dying out, and people are not writing much by hand anymore. They are doing texting and emailing," says the retired astronomy professor.
Cocke draws lines on calligraphy paper. The art requires focus because big mistakes mean scrapping a whole page. Cocke, a left-hander, must be especially careful.
W. John Cocke devoted decades to exploring the cosmos through equations and cutting-edge telescopes.
Carrie Gerlach Cecil is upfront about it:
Kevin Doorlag, of Michigan, stands with Zeus, who now holds the title.
George, a Tucson Great Dane who was crowned the Guinness World Records World's Tallest Dog in 2010, has been overthrown by Zeus.
Dave Nasser and George, the Great Dane, are both happy for Zeus. George earlier held "tallest dog" title in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Suzanne Hensel, author of a book on Summerhaven titled "Look to the Mountains," reflects on the Aspen fire on the porch of the Huntsman Cabin which survived the fire. It is the oldest on the mountain. It was completed in 1908. Photo by Ron Medvescek, Sept. 12, 2003
Without her good name, her swimming medals, her endorsement income and her athletic talent, Amanda Beard’s life story — perspective warning: she’s only 30 — isn’t much different than that of a girl down the street.
Holaway library wins $2,000 in books
From the Star's community calendar:
Dr. Jack Copeland holds a model of the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart during a press conference announcing FDA approval of the heart in a University Medical Center conference room Monday, October 18, 2004 in Tucson, Arizona. The unit which controls the heart when implanted in a patient is…