University of Arizona

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    An Inconvenient Thirst

    Looking out the large windows from Jay Famiglietti's corner office at UC Irvine on a sun-drenched late-spring day, you take in an inviting deep greenbelt and, just beyond that, the green, green grass of Aldrich Park. Contrast that with the view from the UCI hydrologist's new office at the NASA Jet ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Spirit Walking

    A remote Arizona church, whose founder communed with LSD guru Timothy Leary, offers followers peyote-induced psychedelic trips

  • Columns

    May 16, 2013

    What Is Mock Spanish?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And how many Mexicans can fit into a car?

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Angels Owner Arte Moreno Finally an Tucson!

    2013 marks a decade since billionaire Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels, and I think we can all say he's been good for the franchise, even if your Halos have yet to win a World Series under his reign. But one group that's never been happy with him is Aztlanistas, who from the beginning have dema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    EDC Vegas Sees Two Attendees Die, Including a UCI Graduate

    One of the reasons Electric Daisy Carnival moved to Las Vegas last year was the scrutiny (and subsequent scandal) sparked following the ecstasy overdose death of a 15-year-old attendee in 2010. Turns out she had sneaked into the party.Since then, organizers have had to come to terms with with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    [UPDATED, FULLERTON SIGNING TOMORROW!] First Round of Book Signings Announced for Taco USA!

    ​UPDATE: Tomorrow, I have my first book signing for the book at the Fullerton Library's main branch on Commonwealth. 7 p.m.--see you there!ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 2: Gentle readers: it gives me great pleasure to announce the first leg of my book tour for Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    [UPDATED, WITH SANTE FE CONFIRMED!] First Round of Book Signings Announced for Taco USA!

    ​Gentle readers: it gives me great pleasure to announce the first leg of my book tour for Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. I'm burning the midnight coal with both ends of the candle's oil (or however that pinche metaphor goes) putting even more street corners on the agenda, but below ... More >>

  • Food

    January 12, 2012

    Berkeley Dogs Hot-Dogs It

    [Hole In the Wall] The East Bay transplant brings its luscious wieners as part of our wave of outside regional chains

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Marisa Gerber, Chingona Cub Reporter, Leaving the Weekly to Go Back Home :-(

    Off to better places you go, kid...​For the past three years, the Weekly has given kiddies straight out of college an opportunity to do a six-month stint with us at a reporter's salary. Our first person was Spencer Kornhaber, who wrote THE definitive piece on Birfer queen Orly Taitz, was a staffer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Where Can Out-of-Towners Get Drunk for This Weekend's NCAA Men's Basketball Western Regional Championship?

    ​From Andrea and Chasen:So we should do something and tell all the people visiting Anaheim for our part of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament where to go eat and get drunk that's not too far away.Rest of the Weeklings, who don't follow sports save for Ted, Matt, and I: (Silence).Me: But the Hond ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 27, 2011

    Why Do Mexicans Build Roadside Memorials?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all Mexicans descended from Arabs?

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    [UPDATE: Never Mind!] Arizona Restaurant Serving Lion Meat Tacos

    Flickr User etrusia_uk​UPDATE, TUES., JAN. 25, 10:13 A.M.: Never mind. The restaurant has scrapped its Mufasa tacos due to "safety concerns and death threats." ORIGINAL ITEM, JAN. 24, 5 P.M.: What is it about Arizona restaurants and lion meat? Last summer, around the time of the World Cup in South ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 28, 2010

    Sam Houston's Dual Citizenship

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, when it comes to conspicuous consumption, the tooth hurts

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Theo Von

    Brea Improv

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Rob Krentz's Family Talks About the Life and Death of the Murdered Arizona Rancher

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Irvine Spared in Professor's Plan to Close UC Campuses

    UCI.orgAll's quiet in the center of campus at "second-tier" UC Irvine.​Capitol Weekly reports about a radical proposal to spare the UC system major financial pain amid massive budget cuts: close three campuses.Don't worry: UC Irvine makes the cut. Barely.

  • Columns

    April 26, 2001