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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Apr 2014

Tales of Tucson: Dillinger's Last Love

A story about something that might have happened in Tucson more than 80 years ago, and kept secret ever since...

Apr 3, 2014

"Salt of the Earth"

Film writer Chris Dashiell says that this little-known 1954 film dealt with modern political themes revolving around work and marriage

Feb 14, 2014

Doc Explores '60s Activism Through Family Experience

"It's a film about the tragedy of idealism," says director of Tatanka, one of the films featured at the Loft Film Festival.

Nov 8, 2013

New Study: Warfare May Not Be Part of Human Nature

An adjunct research scientists at the UA led investigation, says group-on-group violence is relatively new.

Aug 22, 2013

Tucson Drive-In History

Film writer Chris Dashiell takes a fond look back at the golden age of the Old Pueblo's outdoor movie theaters

Aug 2, 2013

Working for Equal Rights

Tucson group tries to raise awaress, education and opportunity for often-marginalized residents

Mar 21, 2013

Memphis Belle Lands in Tucson

A movie star aircraft is in Tucson to help educate people about World War Two.

Mar 14, 2013

Three Views of John Dillinger

"Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger made history in Tucson 79 years ago this month. Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at three different Dillinger-inspired films from three different Hollywood eras

Jan 24, 2013
Tucson architect Anne Rysdale

Tucson Architect Made Mark on City, Forged Way For Women

Anne Rysdale reflects on more than 60 years in architecture

Nov 29, 2012

CD 1: The Flavor of Arizona

New district larger, more diverse than several states

Nov 2, 2012
9/19/12. Rebecca Brukman.

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Sep 20, 2012

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Jul 5, 2012

From Ragtime to Romance

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.

Jun 14, 2012

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

Jun 14, 2012

Ancient Signs of Intelligent Life

Visit some petroglyph sites in the Tucson Mountains with guide Allen Dart, the executive director of The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.

May 31, 2012

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at some of the different interpretations this historic event has received in film, from "Tombstone" to "Hour of the Gun"

May 11, 2012

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