Mules, local color, wannabes. [...]
What scares me is the thought that when law enforcement agencies have military hardware, firepower, and training, they’ll inevitably cook up reasons to use it. [...]
Our friend Martha, a local bicycling and community activist, organizes an annual ride called Bike to Beer. The purpose of the ride is to cycle through parts of Tucson where residents are trying to build better neighborhoods, stopping to look at and discuss watershed management, urban farming, recycling, and traffic calming projects. The ride ends [...]
We go walking in downtown Tucson every Monday night. The event is called Meet Me at Maynards, but I always think of it as “Meet Meat Maynards” since their web domain is meetmeatmaynards.com. It’s a kind of dyslexia, I think.
The walks no longer start and end at Maynards but across the street at the [...]
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring banned book reviews and news roundups.
Banned Chicano writers respond to the Tucson Unified School District book banning by publishing an anthology titled “Ban This!” What do you suppose the odds are it’ll be adopted by TUSD?
The only thing better than [...]
I am “kind and broad-minded.” So says the fortune cookie that came with last night’s Thai takeout. The provenance is shaky at best (Thai food & fortune cookies?), and it’s not really a fortune, but I’ll take the compliment and answer, “Thank you, I try to be.”
I’m expecting a call from the Ducati dealer [...]
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post featuring news about banned and challenged books.
When I began following the Tucson Unified School District book banning story, I found one of the most interesting sources of behind-the-scenes reporting, both within TUSD classrooms and on its governing board, to be David Morales’ Three Sonorans [...]
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