I'm still a little jangled from spending five days trying to drink from the sonic fire hose that is SXSW, so forgive me if there are extra typos scattered about this week's issue. We'll have more details about music and film and comedy and how we will soon experience all of that from inside The Matrix in next week's edition, but for now, I can assure that SXSW remains a glorious, loud, chaotic fustercluck like no other.
So what did the team put together in my absence? Staff reporter Kathleen Kunz looks at efforts to track missing and murdered Indigenous women; managing editor Logan Burtch-Buus explains how a terrible neighbor inspired the Oro Valley Town Council to pass an ordinance to deal with excessive pet noise; Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith is back with a meditation on midtown's Yume Japanese Gardens; education writer David Safier discovers that some bad math resulted in Arizona getting some unjustified bad news about education funding; arts writer Margaret Regan previews Artifact Dance Project's upcoming reinterpretation of the story of Goliath; and music contributor Brett Callwood talks to Papa Roach ahead of the band's performance at this weekend's KFMADay.
Plus, I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to Leigh Moyer, who reviewed Arizona Theatre Company's production of American Mariachi for us this week. Moyer is one of the creative forces behind a new website, Taming of the Review, which features reviews of theater productions from a diverse group of women involved in local productions. It's a terrific spot to learn more about what's happening on local stages, so check it out at tamingofthereview.com.
See you from behind the curtain!
— Jim Nintzel Executive Editor
Hear Nintz talk about what's happening in Tucson's entertainment scene Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during The Frank Show on KLPX, 96.1 FM. Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel airs on Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 FM. This week's guest is Congressman Tom O'Halleran.