Letter from Editor-In-Chief

It's A Mod, Mod, Mod World!


Editor-In-Chief Sue Giles
Photo by Jon Wolf Photography

Even if you didn’t live through the Mad Men era, you no doubt are familiar with sleek furniture, cars with fins, and dramatic movies about morally conflicted characters (On the Waterfront, Rebel Without a Cause, and nearly anything by Douglas Sirk).
We are thrilled to be partnering this month with Tucson Modernism Week, an annual opportunity to highlight commercial buildings and homes around town that owe a debt to Mid-century Modern design. It’s also a chance to peruse fabulous furniture and fashions, see vintage cars and travel trailers, and hear expert lectures on a variety of topics. This year’s events take place Oct. 6-14, and you can get a preview by turning to page 88. If you become inspired to start your own collection of retro goodies, be sure to check out Shoptalk on page 24.
Elsewhere in this issue, read about the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Business Man and Business Woman of the Year (page 30); meet Kate Marquez, executive director of SAACA (page 17); and get fired up to attend exciting events, such as the Tucson Classic Car Show (page 20), and the Tucson Film Fest (page 22).
Our In Health feature, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, looks at better ways to detect and treat this disease, which affects about one in eight women in the U.S. Turn to page 82 to catch up on the encouraging developments.