For a senior pastor facing his third sermon on a Sunday morning, nothing lifts the spirit quite like the triumphant boom of a pipe organ.
Before craft-beer breweries really started hopping in Tucson, there was Thunder Canyon Brewery.
Dinner honors Hector Espinoza.
Wildcats and wings go together.
A whiff of baking bread smells like comfort food anywhere in the world.
Month-old eatery launches weekend brunch.
When you want something sweet — but not too decadent — two cinnamon doughnuts ($7) from Wildflower American Cuisine in Casas Adobes Plaza won’t disappoint.
When country singer Willie Nelson needed his tux altered during a Tucson visit several years ago, he went to seamstress Rina Antonucci.
Shelene Taylor has yet to reach her dreamed-of life as a beach bum in the Bahamas.
Food culture thrives off the exit ramps of Interstate 10, and not just road-trip munchies.
Gardeners come to Gene Joseph fed up with daily watering.
Crystal Gillette is a self-declared “book nerd.”
To research “Backcountry: A Novel,” James W. Clarke trekked through Glacier National Park in Montana, sometimes hiking 10 to 18 miles at a time.
Each year, Joni Rubinstein reads to her children when they say goodnight on the eve of a birthday.
With scraps of paper scattered around her, Karen Callan sat on the floor of her home’s yoga studio and organized the chapters of her first book.
Frances Washburn got her literary start reading the neighbor boys’ unwanted comic books.
Nancy E. Turner grew up with a divided childhood.
Whether it starts “Once upon a time” or “Lights! Camera! Action!,” a story’s success depends more on its spirit than the method of delivery.
A festival of books might as well be a festival about life. The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books has it all — science, culture, food, fiction, art and a whole lot more. Organizations and groups from around the city show up to man booths, host activities and volunteer.
At Buffalo Exchange, fashion tells a story.
Editor’s note: This is part of a recurring series that looks at Tucson’s unique shopping spots.
When James W. Johnson met the lover of the late artist Ted DeGrazia in a parking lot, he knew little about the man or his art.
Tucson, meet traditional, Indian music — with a twist.
Lucchese Lieutenant boots, $1,000. These boots don’t look like they belong in stirrups . We’d buckle ’em on and head out to a nice dinner. J. Gilbert Footwear at Casas Adobes Plaza, 7041 N. Oracle Road, 531-8385, jgilbertfootwear.com
For the 60th year, rockhounds will gather at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for a treasure hunt and some mineral eye candy — the main show at the Tucson Convention Center today through Sunday hosts exhibits from some of the world’s finest museums.
Regan and Megan Jasper don’t need hearts and flowers to celebrate. They’ll crack open a bottle of bubbly just to enjoy rare time at home — together.
When the cavalry marches and the mariachi bands serenade, historic Fort Lowell rises from the ruins.
Dressing to flatter your figure sometimes means ditching sizes.
GemRide, the city’s free shuttle system, will ferry treasure hunters to more than 30 gem shows this year.
Sherman Mohler is a citizen scientist, thanks to his son, Ben, a future paleontologist.
Rappelling into old mines. Crawling through caves of wonder. Chasing meteorites around the world. • Treasure hunting still happens. What you see in displays and for sale at the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase in the next two weeks is only part of the story. • Sixty years ago the Tucs…
Michael Farmer’s pursuit of meteorites takes him across the globe, often into the unknown.
The old mines and desert vistas of Arizona launched Gene Schlepp, a kid from the Midwest, into a new frontier.
When exploration geologist Peter Megaw had a career choice between Denver and Tucson more than 30 years ago, the gem show sold him on Tucson.
When you spend your workday doing hair and makeup, you had better look the part.
It was almost by accident that the Smithsonian Institution started showcasing treasures in 1961 at the young Tucson Gem and Mineral Show .
Sharon Whiteley remembers the days of running through airports in pointy-toed heels.
What better place to buy feel-good gifts for your home than in, well, a home?
Blacksmith Ira Wiesenfeld hoisted a motorboat 16 feet long into the branches of a dead eucalyptus tree near his home — a detour from his previous plan to turn the tree into a giant slingshot.
Rebecca Ludlum wrote about her sons’ antics to help her cope with their energy.
Hundred-dollar necklaces dangle from a twisted tree branch that Monica Negri found in the wash behind her home — it fills the corner of her bedroom.
Move your morning coffee stop to your kitchen and DIY.
When Elizabeth Naughton and Amy Huether tested the fabric for their line of sun-protective sportswear, no mannequin would do.
Coffee beans cool after roasting at Savaya Coffee Market.
When dozens of Father Christmas look-a-likes fly to a Santa convention in Branson, Mo., by airplane instead of reindeer, the kids on board might need an explanation.
Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year, it is quite the destination.
Joeann Fossland’s first ugly Christmas sweater does not disappoint.
Ryan Davidson gives back by playing with Pepper the puppy.