Eric Swedlund

Science City

By Eric Swedlund As you read this, a spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth, scanning the surface of an asteroid 1,600 feet wide named Bennu. OSIRIS is looking for the right place to gather a sample of the asteroid’s surface to bring back to Earth. Back here on…

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Sounds of Tucson

Get An Earful of Tucson's Music Culture by Eric Swedlund Can you hear the sound of Tucson in the music played here? The Sonoran Desert, the borderlands, the cross-cultural influences, the sunbaked vibe can all exist—in one way or another— in the fusion of styles and sounds prevalent in the local…

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Patio, Please

Tucson is the ideal city for outdoor dining. by Eric Swedlund Dining al fresco in Tucson—whether it’s under the stars, a brilliant sunset, or the bright-blue midday sky—is a distinct pleasure. While you’ll find options across the city, at all price points, and in a wonderful variety of cuisines…

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