Hola Chingona, formerly known as Chingona Arizona, celebrated its first anniversary this month. The shop sells unique handmade novelty items that connect with Mexican-American millennials and more.
Catherina Oda, 17, is a local teen playwright who has been composing plays since she was a child. She has written over 15 short plays, including "No Other Nemesis" which debuts at Live Theatre Workshop in Tucson this weekend.
Tucson mural artist Joe Pagac plans to dress up like a hot dog and hike 100 miles around Tucson to raise money for the Community Food Bank, and he's looking for a few fellow frankfurters to join him on the trail.
Mini jellyfish-like creatures, smaller than an inch across, have been spotted at least three times in Sabino Canyon since the 1980s. Read moreHold on ... teeny tiny freshwater jellyfish have been spotted in Sabino Canyon (?!)
In March, Ariana Grande created and helped raise $3 million for the Protect and Defend Trans Youth Fund. The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is one of 18 groups splitting the money. Read moreAn Ariana Grande fundraiser helped this Tucson nonprofit double its staff
A guide to notorious gangster John Dillinger's short-lived stay in Tucson and his eventful capture by the Tucson Police Department. The guide also includes the impact of his capture on Tucson's cultural scene through local bars, murals and events. Read moreJohn Dillinger's eventful capture in Tucson: the history and how it's remembered today
A list of locally-owned print and design shops in Tucson, Arizona. Many of these shops offer screen printing, stickers, signs, custom cards, invitations and promotional items for businesses. Read more9 local print shops to help you create custom T-shirts, invitations and more
Tucson's Borderlands Theater, which brings the stories of the city's barrios and their people to the stage, has received a national accolade. Read moreThe rich stories of Tucson barrios: Borderlands Theater gets national acclaim
The Female* StoryTellers organization celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022. Over the last decade, local women have shared amusing, heartwarming and even gut-wrenching stories about real-life female experiences. Read moreThis local storytelling group celebrates 10 years of female empowerment and hope
Mount Lemmon becomes Tucson's own winter wonderland this time of year. Read moreTips for enjoying a snow day on Mount Lemmon ❄️❄️
Sweetwater Preserve, located on Tucson's west side, is home to 15 trails for hiking, mountain biking, equestrians and dog walking. Read moreA quick guide to hiking the saguaro-studded Sweetwater Preserve
A plant expert from Tohono Chul gives us tips on caring for Tucson plants during the winter, including when to cover plants, what to cover and why everyone puts Styrofoam on columnar cacti. Read moreWhy we put Styrofoam cups on cacti and other Tucson winter gardening tips
As 2022 comes to a close, we're reflecting on the year we had. Thanks for being here. Read moreWe love writing about Tucson. These were our favorite stories of 2022 ❤️
Eat a Sonoran hot dog, cheer on the Wildcats, visit Tucson Meet Yourself. How many of these very Tucson things have you done? Read more19 must-do things to add to your Tucson bucket list
MOCA Tucson is currently seeking plant matter and inorganic debris from your yard, gardens and sidewalks for a new art installation opening next year. You can drop off items during MOCA's regular hours of operation. Read moreMOCA Tucson wants your plant matter and debris for a new art installation 🍃
Liz Baker-Bowman recounts how a seventh-grade science experiment, The Wishing Tree at the Winterhaven Festival of Lights, has become key in many life moments. Read moreThe family behind The Wishing Tree in Winterhaven has kept every wish from the last 23 years
Now through Jan. 3, Tucson's Park Place Mall is home to two Giving Machines — vending machines that allow you to donate to local and global nonprofits. Read moreGive to a nonprofit through these new vending machines in the mall
Winterhaven Festival of Lights, Tucson's favorite holiday tradition, is made possible thanks to a lot of love and hard work from the neighborhood's residents. Read moreWhat it's like to live in Winterhaven, as told by two residents
Tucson bookstore owner Syrena Arevalo-Trujillo emphasizes representation, stocking up on books by Hispanic authors and about Hispanic topics. Nearly half are written in Spanish. Read moreBarrio Books meets readers where they are, through pop-ups and its home at Hotel McCoy
Tucson maker Emily White's shop “La Vida. Taprūt.” is home to handcrafted wooden houseware items, including cutting boards, paddles and bench scrapers. She made the pivot from thrifting vintage items to woodworking two years ago. Read moreFrom thrifting to woodworking: this local maker makes handcrafted home items out of wood
A shared retail space is giving local businesses the opportunity to try their luck in downtown Tucson. Businesses at Proper Shops include a crystal shop, a small art gallery and a spot for jewelry. Read moreShop from several local businesses under one roof at this new downtown space
If you're in Tucson, Arizona, for the holidays, a wedding, to escape the cold — or maybe you live here already and are looking for a uniquely Tucson spot for your next staycation, here are 14 hotel and lodging suggestions. Read moreVisiting? Need a staycation? 14 hotels that are uniquely Tucson
The Koru Multicultural and Diverse Library opened in Tucson, Arizona in August at The Historic Y. The library started in South Korea by Mia Lee and Katrina Katrina Kerstetter in 2016. The library aims to connect people to globally diverse cultures through picture books. Read moreThis hidden library connects people to multicultural picture books 📚
Las Mujeres Verdes are a group of four Latinas looking to uplift local makers. They host monthly markets in collaboration with organization Flowers & Bullets where you can find food, handmade goods and more. Read moreThese four Latinas want to uplift the community one market at a time
Clothing, jewelry, art pieces and more by Native American artisans can be found at the nonprofit Native Music Coalition's trading post on the south side. Read moreFind Indigenous pieces at this new store on Tucson's south side
If you're only in Tucson for a few days, here are our suggestions on what to do and eat while you're visiting — from a taco tour to a cup of coffee at Barista Del Barrio to a hike through Saguaro National Park. Read moreYou have 72 hours in Tucson. Here's what you should do.