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January 2016


Planet for the Future
Kermit the Frog was incorrect in his assertion that “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” It actually is, and there are myriad ways to go about it. Writer Elena Acoba spoke to the experts and gleaned tips as simple as turning off the water while brushing your teeth, and as complicated as building a sustainable home.
Festival Season Forecast
Some of Tucson’s most important festivals happen in January. Executive Editor Scott Barker gets the lowdown on the great entertainment brought to town during the Tucson Desert Song Festival, the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival and the Tucson Jazz Festival.
Navigating the Waistland
This time of year, many of us have dieting on our minds. But how can we drop the pounds, keep them off and still retain our health? Writer Laura Greenberg spoke with three nutritionists to get their viewpoints (point one: it’s not as easy as it looks on The Biggest Loser!).
Up Front
Notable: Art Almquist
Biz Q&A: The Fairfax Companies

What’s happening around Tucson this month, plus previews of upcoming events.
Event Previews
Mark your calendars for these February events.
Tucson Lifestyle Presents Tucson Originals’ Chef of the Month
Meet José Hernandez of Monsoons Tap and Grill
Cuisine to Crow About
If you’re looking for a place to celebrate the Lunar New Year (on Jan. 28 it becomes the Year of the Rooster), there are numerous venues to accommodate you. We’ve scouted out eight different Asian restaurants to get you in the mood.
Dining Guide
A comprehensive list of restaurants.

ABOUT THE COVER: Illustration by Chris Gall. For more information about Chris’ books and other projects, visit