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Guest Column: Nana’s Hands by Davina Araiza

Davina in front of a crowd, wearing a costume of red and white and looking to the left, while holding a broom she will use to ceremonially sweep the street in front of the Urn.

I miss my Nana Virgie. I cried for her the other day. Yelling to the sky that I still need her. I missed her so much I went by her home. The one where she taught me to roll tortillas. Where she taught me, with her beautiful, long nailed, lined with use hands—sewing and the…

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Guest Column: On Costumes by Kari Beth Cadenhead

Kari and son in costumes in front of the Urn

As an attendee of the All Souls Procession and a Tucsonan by choice, I have a thing to say about costumes: I read a comment recently disparaging the Procession based on it “just being a big costume contest.” Despite the fact that it’s obviously not a contest (and I’m sure the naysayer meant that metaphorically),…

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