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‘The massive’ legacy of Nic Cage
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‘The massive’ legacy of Nic Cage

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”Directed by:Tom GormicanRating: RRun time: 1 hour, 47 minutesShowing in theaters In “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” Nicolas Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself that is on the edge of financial and professional demise. After ruining a meeting with a director for a potential role and his daughter’s 16th birthday party on the same day, Cage has seemingly hit rock bottom. Then our protagonist has no choice but to reluctantly accept a $1 million offer from mysterious superfan Javi Gutierrez (Pedro Pascal) to attend his birthday party in Mallorca, Spain.  When I first heard the movie’s premise, I thought it would be a weird, over-the-top meta comedy. Instead, this project took s...
Pima Community College takes on the fashion world 
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Pima Community College takes on the fashion world 

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post  Students at Pima Community College that are taking fashion courses will get the opportunity to showcase their creations.  This is open to any student that is in the beginning, to advance fashion courses, this will be an event that will allow students to express their creativity. This will be a partnership with Goodwill Industries International Inc. from the “upcycling clothing project” that is completed by textiles students. The free event will be in person with limited VIP seating for $50, and it also will be live-streamed on PCCTV’s YouTube page located here. You can enjoy this event from the comfort of your own home if you are not able to attend in person. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Black Box Theater at the PCC ...
Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?
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Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?

A street in Old Tucson in 1984. (Wikimedia Commons/Larry D. Moore) By JOSHUA BAILEYPima Post In life, every now and then something unique comes along in a time and place that’s just sustainable and right enough for it to prosper.  The economy is no different: Come up with a business idea, and it can grow into something massive. However, once these conditions become unsuitable, much like cellular life, a business may slowly burn up in troubling waters.  The desert lot that became Old Tucson Studios was purchased and constructed by Columbia Pictures in 1939 for the set of their film “Arizona.” Various portions of the park were used as sets for countless Western movies thereafter and continued to do so until its closing. The park had boasted live performances by artists...
‘The Northman’: revenge of the action epic
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‘The Northman’: revenge of the action epic

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “The Northman”Directed by: Robert EggersRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 16 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema A movie like “The Northman” is rare nowadays, and even more rare is for studios to greenlight this type of movie. So this is how I imagine the pitch meeting went (it’s the only explanation): And we’re off. “The Northman” is a uniquely balanced film. It is raw and gruesome but at the same time beautifully shot without compromising artistry for fireworks. Most Shakespeare adaptations err in insisting that the dialogue has to remain in the Shakespearean style. That's great for people who have those artistic sensibilities. But when doing a version of “Coriolanus” as a contemporary war movie like Ralph Fiennes in 2011 … you might want ...
Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 
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Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post  The fair finally has made its way back to Tucson. Many people are excited to see that it has made its comeback.  The fair started April 21, and it has brought back many memories post-pandemic along with joy and excitement. This year’s fair started off slowly, but as days have progressed, more crowds are arriving to enjoy funnel cakes and giant turkey legs. The Pima County Fair not only provides amazing and thrilling rides, but it also provides great concert entertainment. As the fair continues, it has different artists on different days. All of the performers will play on the Budweiser Stage. The lineup will be: Crowder: 7:30 p.m. April 27 T.I.: 8 p.m. April 28 Mammoth WVH and Ayron Jones: 7:30 p.m. April 29 Easton Corbin: Apr...
Tucson Taco Madness: The last taco face-off
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Tucson Taco Madness: The last taco face-off

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post This March, we had a tournament for the books. We witnessed upsets, future stars shining and legends coming up short. The 2022 Tucson Taco Tournament has now concluded, and a new champion has been crowned. Last night’s battle went down to the wire and culminated in a grueling journey for everyone who played. Tacos del Rancho and El Tacoson had to reach deep and put together their best tacos on the plate for one last time. It took a hard-fought and complete effort from both, but there could only be one winner. El Tacoson represented the South Central Conference with an al pastor taco, which is most emblematic of Mexico City. While Tacos del Rancho came out from the North Conference with a carne asada taco — the signature taco of the state of...
Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 
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Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 

By EMILY GASTELUM Pima Community College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office is welcoming author/journalist Robert W. Fieseler virtually on Thursday, April 7. The New Orleans resident wrote “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” a book about a tragedy that claimed the lives of 32 gay people on June 24, 1973. He will discuss that event in a talk titled “Reclaiming the Fire: The Lost History of New Orleans’ 1973 Upstairs Lounge Arson.” Fieseler won the 2020 Columbia University Journalism School First Decade award as well as the 2019 NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association) Journalist of the Year.  For anyone interested in joining the free virtual talk, it will start at 1 p.m. Thursday via Zoo...
Tucson Taco Madness: A fiery battle of taco powerhouses
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Tucson Taco Madness: A fiery battle of taco powerhouses

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Mexico City is the Washington, D.C., of Mexico. It is also a standalone district outside of the other states, and it’s the capital of the country.  Perhaps equally important, it is arguably the home of the best al pastor tacos.  It is a taco rooted in history and cultural heritage. Its original conception was introduced by Lebanese immigrants who arrived in Mexico. It was a remix of a homeland dish — with the traditional anatomy substituted with ingredients found in the region. Pita bread was switched for a corn tortilla and lamb for pork. The meat was seasoned with chiles and spices from the region, and voila … the al pastor taco, as we know it today, was born. An al pastor taco is made with cuts of layered and seasoned pork m...
A strawberry that’s not as good as it looks
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A strawberry that’s not as good as it looks

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “Strawberry Mansion”Directed by: Kentucker Audley and Albert BirneyRating: RRun time: 1 hour, 31 minutes “Strawberry Mansion” is a sci-fi romantic comedy set in 2035. It’s a future where our dreams are taxed and recorded on iPad-like devices hooked to beds. The movie isn’t as dystopian as it seems, though. It is a hazy and whimsical story about a tax auditor that is tasked with going over the dreams of an eccentric older woman for dream auditing. Upon finding out that she didn’t switch over to the new technology, and all her dreams are in VHS tapes, our protagonist has to stay longer than he anticipated to complete the job.  Of course, hijinks and a time-traveling romance ensue. When I saw the trailer, I was excited to see this movi...
‘The Worst’ is one of the best
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‘The Worst’ is one of the best

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “The Worst Person in the World”Directed by: Joachim TrierRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 8 minutesNow playing at The Loft Cinema “The Worst Person in the World” is one of the most ambitious movies of the year. Not because it’s abstract or over the top, but because it’s inventive and original. Almost every movie nowadays is based on a comic book, it’s a remake or a biopic — and every now and then we get a completely original movie that resonates with audiences and critics. This is that movie. It feels refreshing even if the plot is something we’ve seen before: it’s a highbrow mix between “A Lot Like Love” and “One Day.” But Joachim Trier directed and co-wrote this movie with longtime collaborator Eskil Vogt in a way that it feels like it lives on...