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James Stewart and Kim Novak share in the paranoid thrills of "Vertigo" (1958).

Three Great Film Scores

Chris Dashiell shares his admiration for the music from "Vertigo", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and discusses what each added to their respective films.

May 8, 2015
Filmmaker Wade Shields says "Slashed" is actually more comedy than horror.

Student Filmmakers Confess: "I Dream in Widescreen"

Diverse UA film showcase includes a contemporary silent film about the trumph of a dancer's spirit, and a horror / comedy / musical about the wife of a serial killer.

May 1, 2015
The documentary "Now en Español" tells the behind-the-scenes story of five Latina actresses in Hollywood.

"Now en Español"

Documentary film explores Latina identity through the story of five actresses who provide Spanish voices for the American TV show "Desperate Housewives".

Apr 30, 2015
"We've always been a very close class," said reunion planning committee member Jo Margaret Wilson Morrison

Tucson High School's Class of 1945 Celebrates 70th Reunion

In their late 80s, former classmates lunch together - perhaps for the last time

Apr 24, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for April 24th, 2015

Director Kirby Dick discusses making "The Hunting Ground" about sexual assault on college campuses; Tucson High alumni celebrate their 70th class reunion; ecologist, author and MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan shares his love of growing things.

Apr 23, 2015
Nabhan encourages using local food sources such as mesquite trees in the Sonoran desert.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

Apr 23, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for April 17th, 2015

A unique stage production of "Beauty and the Beast"; Martin Short shares his joy at making people laugh; Julie Newmar talks about being Catwoman, visiting Tucson for "Route 66", and more.

Apr 17, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for April 3rd, 2015

Attend a meeting for Nigerian immigrants living in Arizona; find out how Prom-o-Rama is helping make girls' prom dreams come true; meet linguist, poet, and MacArthur Fellow Ofelia Zepeda; and Interpol's drummer talks about keeping the music fresh.

Apr 2, 2015
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

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