Month: August 2021

The People of Tucson: Wilbur, The University of Arizona Mascot

The People of Tucson put their spin on places to visit. Words and Photography by Evan Zavitz Bear down, Arizona! Whether you are a local Tucsonan or just passing through the Old Pueblo, it’s hard to miss the fun-loving spirit that surrounds The University of Arizona. Who better to give visitors the lowdown than The… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Artist, Nadia Hagen-Onuktav

The People of Tucson put their spin on places to visit. By Stacey Gregory When you’re looking for inspirational places to explore around Tucson, who better to share insights than artist, designer, choreographer, and creator Nadia Hagen-Onuktav? This Tucson transplant was born and raised in New York City, moved to the West Coast, and discovered… Read more »

The People of Tucson: Drink Slinger, Thomas (Tiger) Ziegler

The People of Tucson put their spin on places to visit. Words and Photography by Evan Zavitz In 1952, a Greyhound bus hailing from Dubuque, Iowa, delivered Thomas Ziegler to the historic Hotel Congress. Known for his kind, people-first attitude, Ziegler wandered into Hotel Congress in search of a drink and ended up working the… Read more »

No Ordinary Pies: Five Tucson Pizzerias That Rise Above

A Hispanic man wearing a white chef's coat and apron sits at a table with a pizza on a stand, a pasta dish and oil and vinegar bottles.

By Elise McClain The love of pizza is a universally spoken and understood language. And while most people enjoy a good pie, not everyone agrees on what makes it good. From deep dish to cracker crust, pineapple or no pineapple, marinara sauce or alfredo, anchovies or no anchovies — the list goes on. So what’s… Read more »

Arizona Dude Ranch Roundup

A large steer is running away from two women and one man wrangler in a pen.

Lasso a lifetime memory at 10 guest ranches around Tucson By C. Jill Hofer More than a century ago, the nation was captivated by iconic images of the great American West. Travelers were drawn westward by Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West world tour, Western silent movies, and dime novels like The Shootout at the OK… Read more »

Meet the Muralist: Keegan Rider

A man wearing a mask and sunglasses stands in front of a colorful mural of cactus plants in bloom.

By Megan Ewing As a Tucson native, Keegan Rider grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. From spending his childhood living on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation to moving throughout South and East Tucson, Rider found inspiration in the everyday, focusing on the vibrant hues of the desert to influence his art…. Read more »

Casino Del Sol is on a Hot Streak

The water hazards at the Casino Del Sol Sewailo Golf Club at sunset with the casino and hotel in the distance.

Who knew that the desert could be a hotbed of luxury? But that’s what you’ll find at Casino Del Sol, Tucson’s home for premium entertainment, dining, gaming and spa services—true and complete luxury. Located just fifteen minutes south of downtown Tucson, desert scenery and mountain ranges give way to cutting-edge accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Check… Read more »