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Casa Video Top 10

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:48:00 -0700

(image) The next week should be a busy one. Between trying to avoid the El Tour de Tucson route, hanging out with (or protesting against) Steve Bannon—and maybe his local, exclamation point-loving brother—and everything else this sunny city has to offer right now, I can't image anyone is going to have much time to hang out at home and watch movies with their cats.

... but just in case you do manage to squeeze in a few low key hours at home, here are the top 10 rentals at Casa Video right now:

The Dark Tower

Wonder Woman

War for the Planet of the Apes




Laughing Stock: The People's Pervert Does Christmas

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:16:00 -0700

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“I'm busier in my career than I have ever been in my entire life,” says Baltimore septuagenarian John Waters, the author, stand-up comedian, satirist, paradigm smasher, movie auteur and, not least, his hometown’s Statue of Liberty. He styles himself as “The People’s Pervert.”

Waters brings his annual, one-man Christmas show to the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 2.…



Facebook-Free Friday

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:18:00 -0700

(image) I enjoy Facebook. I really do.…



Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:22:00 -0700

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The rap genre lost one of its up-and-coming artists on Wednesday.

Fast-rising rap artist Gustav Ahr, or "Lil Peep" passed away before his show on Wednesday night at The Rock, with the exact cause of his death still under investigation.…



The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:00 -0700

(image) Your Weekly guide to keeping busy in the Old Pueblo.

Music




Reefer Relief

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) A salient solution to dispensaries' cash-only conundrum has surfaced in California. A salient solution to dispensaries' cash-only conundrum has surfaced in California. State-owned banks may be the answer to finally allowing marijuana businesses to open bank accounts.…



Know Your Product

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Orchestral arrangements and lush harmonies help push the indie rock of Oregon band The Cabin Project out of the mundane Orchestral arrangements and lush harmonies help push the indie rock of Oregon band The Cabin Project out of the mundane, fully forming something emotive and hair-raising. Lead singer Katie Sawicki was a Brooklyn folkie, and that period served as an effective apprenticeship.…



Native Tongue

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Before speaking with experimental electronic musician Elysia Crampton, she sent us an email briefing us about certain facets of her identity, so that there wouldn't be any awkwardness. Before speaking with experimental electronic musician Elysia Crampton, she sent us an email briefing us about certain facets of her identity, so that there wouldn't be any awkwardness. We appreciated the heads-up, truth be told, because we like to get things right from the off.…



Reel Indie

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Picks for the best in indie theaters this week. Planes, Trains and Automobiles. You've probably sat next to some less-than-ideal people on planes, trains and automobiles throughout your life, but when Neal Page finds himself stuck next to a garrulous, gauche shower-curtain-ring salesman (who stole his taxi, no less!)…



Life Without Louis

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Last week, I got a message saying Louis C.K. was available for interviews along with a link to watch his latest film. Last week, I got a message saying Louis C.K. was available for interviews along with a link to watch his latest film, I Love You, Daddy. I also got a form asking for, among other things, my reaction to the movie.…



In the Blood

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Deep into the 2017-2018 Theater season, we are still being served up challenging and thoughtful, funny and sometimes downright perplexing fare Deep into the 2017-2018 Theater season, we are still being served up challenging and thoughtful, funny and sometimes downright perplexing fare by Tucson's impressive array of theaters. Last week curtains (figurative, of course) went up on the stages of Invisible Theatre and the Arizona Repertory Theatre, two of the best of the bunch.…



Tragic Landscapes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Migrants crossing the tragic landscape of the borderlands leave many things behind: backpacks, jeans, food cans, empty water bottles—and sometimes their lives. Migrants crossing the tragic landscape of the borderlands leave many things behind: backpacks, jeans, food cans, empty water bottles—and sometimes their lives. The Sonoran Desert has yielded more than 3,000 deaths since the turn of the century, with border crossers losing their lives to dehydration and exposure.…



Days of Wine and Roses

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) It wasn't all black tie, but it was an upscale event at last week's inaugural wine festival. It wasn't all black tie, but it was an upscale event at last week's inaugural wine festival honoring the early day pioneers of Arizona's now nationally recognized wine industry. Designed as a fund-raiser to develop a University of Arizona research library on wine making, 112 paid participants each anteed up $125 for a 4-course meal with appropriate crushed grape libations.…



Regional Attraction

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Yet again, we find ourselves in the rapture of another fantastic restaurant that began humbly rolling upon wheels and parking wherever they darn well please. Yet again, we find ourselves in the rapture of another fantastic restaurant that began humbly rolling upon wheels and parking wherever they darn well please. Thing is, when you sell tacos, especially here in the Sonoran Desert, those tacos better be mega-legit and inspire long queues and online rants and praise.…



Tucson Salvage: Portrait of a quiet man who long gazes at moments

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Alone in the world and full dark is falling soon, and he listens to the stupid cars and trucks pass by, their hypnotic low rumble, the severity and austerity. Alone in the world and full dark is falling soon, and he listens to the stupid cars and trucks pass by, their hypnotic low rumble, the severity and austerity. He leans in toward the unsettling traffic from just behind the curb, absolutely motionless and expressionless.…



The Skinny

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) The stampede of Republican lawmakers retreating in horror from Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is quite the spectacle. Silence = Complicity? Rep. Martha McSally declines to comment on Roy Moore's pursuit of teen girls…



Police Dispatch

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) An intoxicated collegiate had an amusingly elementary response when a cop caught him with his pants (partially) down, according to a UAPD report. East First Street Sept. 30, 3:20 p.m.…



Police Dispatch

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) After allegedly gyrating against an office window (among other odd and salacious behaviors), a man was barred from University of Arizona property. East University Boulevard Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.…



NAFTA Nuances

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Growing stuff to feed hungry people has always been big business. Growing stuff to feed hungry people has always been big business. The latest figures in Arizona, released just last week at the annual Arizona Farm Bureau meeting in Mesa, show the economic contribution of agribusiness in the Grand Canyon state has reached a record $23.3 billion—a 25 percent increase over the last five years and a 60 percent jump over the last 15 years.…



Picture of Youth

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Shelby Zismann seems older than 17 as she talks about processing the two-year relationship where she experienced emotional abuse. Shelby Zismann seems older than 17 as she talks about processing the two-year relationship where she experienced emotional abuse. One of her photos, framed on the wall of student-run Noble Street Gallery at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, shows a young woman holding a knife, looking at her poised arm, its hand in a fist.…



Editor's Note

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) I’m delighted (and a little bit jealous, TBH) to say that my old friend and frequent TW contributor Leo W. Banks has published his first novel. I'm delighted (and a little bit jealous, TBH) to say that my old friend and frequent TW contributor Leo W. Banks has published his first novel—and as they say in the reviews, it's a real page-turner. Leo and I share a fondness for pulp mystery novels and Double Wide fits the bill.…



A Book That Will Make You Believe in Murder Again

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) Brash Books just published my first novel, Double Wide. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here—more than three decades? Sounds about right. Brash Books just published my first novel, Double Wide. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s.…



A Box Full of Trouble

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:00:00 -0700

(image) I got home at dusk and saw the shoe box on the steps of my Airstream. It wasn't there when I left. The hackles went up on my neck. I got home at dusk and saw the shoe box on the steps of my Airstream. It wasn't there when I left.…



Quick Bites: Bacon, Chili and Pie

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:00:00 -0700

(image) What to Eat with What You Drink. Don’t understand wine pairings, or wine in general? Hey, same here.…



Deer Tick Blows the Roof Off at 191 Toole

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:00:00 -0700

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It was a night to remember inside a half-packed 191 Toole on Monday night, as college rock favorites Deer Tick shredded through a two-set masterpiece.

The Providence, Rhode Island-based quintet—touring in support of their new double EP (Deer Tick Vol.…