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Barbara Kingsolver on Creating "Unsheltered"

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The Conversation That America is Not Having Over "The S Word"

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Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

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Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Author writes 43 passages on more than 800 miles

Endowment to Support Global-Literature Collection for Kids

The nation’s largest collection of global children’s and teen literature has received a $1 million endowment to support future teaching and scholarship.

Backyard Bobcats Delight Tucson Residents

The visiting native cats became a learning and teaching opportunity.

The Secret Life of Spiders

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A Love Triangle Becomes an "Invitation to a Bonfire"

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Infinite Lifetimes

Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, translator of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead", talks about rebirth, space aliens, and lucid dying.

Readers Pick Physical Books over E-Books in UA Study

Researchers found even millennials prefer hard copies of literature.

Pulling Back the Curtain on "Oaf"

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Landwhale: Jes Baker Spreads Message of Body Liberation

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Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

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One Woman's Journey Through Border Patrol Detention

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Changing Minds with Nonviolence: Dr. Bernard Lafayette

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'Where the Water Goes': David Owen Looks at the Past, Present & Future of the Colorado River

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