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Pablo Picasso, Intérieur de taverne / Tavern Interior (detail), 1897–1898, oil on canvas / Collection of the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation / © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Figure Examined

A tour of masterpieces from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation that are on display at the Tucson Museum of Art.

Mar 27, 2015

Arizona Westerns

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at two classic films made in Arizona that were influenced by the flavor of the Southwest in different ways.

Mar 26, 2015

A Book I Love

Readers of all ages tell about the books that have touched, thrilled, or inspired them the most.

Mar 19, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for March 13th, 2015

Meet a local man who overcame his illiteracy while in his 50s; all-around entertainer Ben Vereen reflects on a stellar career; author Elizabeth Evans explores friendship & betrayal in her novel "As Good as Dead"; National Pi Day gets a closer look.

Mar 12, 2015

"As Good as Dead"

An act of betrayal looms large in the latest novel from Tucson author & creative writing professor Elizabeth Evans.

Mar 12, 2015

"Demigods on Speedway"

Author Aurelie Sheehan's new story collection explores the mythical side of one of Tucson's busiest thoroughfares.

Mar 6, 2015
Leonard Nimoy was an enthusiastic guitarist and songwriter throughout his life.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, the Poet

Explore a lesser known side of the late actor's work, one that earned him a devoted following beyond the final frontier of "Star Trek".

Mar 6, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for February 27th, 2015

A day at one of Tucson’s largest RV parks; tour Tucson with crime novelist Elizabeth Gunn; what do solar powered cars and zombies have to do with STEM courses? We'll explain; and a visit to one of the Frenchest places in Tucson.

Feb 27, 2015
Elizabeth Gunn stands along the Rillito Riverbed and multi-use path. This is the opening scene in the first book in her Tucson mystery series.

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Feb 27, 2015

A Day at the Voyager RV Resort

How do our winter visitors fill their days in the desert?

Feb 26, 2015

The 2015 Academy Awards

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the Oscars, and questions whether they do more to help or hamper the way filmmakers approach their craft.

Feb 19, 2015

Quartet for the End of Time

Author Johanna Skibsrud discusses drawing on a famous piece of music for inspiration, and reads from her new novel for "Sound Fiction".

Feb 5, 2015

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

Jan 29, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for January 23rd, 2015

Burt Bacharach headlines the Tucson Jazz Festival; a visit to The Flying Leap Vineyards in Southern Arizona; and from Tierney to Depp, a look at three films about John Dillinger.

Jan 22, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for January 16th, 2015

Volunteers unite to help students in danger of dropping out; how the ecological war against buffelgrass is waged; restoring the legend of Vaudeville-era entertainer Sophie Tucker; a look back at the films of Sir Alec Guinness.

Jan 15, 2015
From Gershwin to Garland

Broadway to Hollywood

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

Dec 5, 2014

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