New magazine in town: The Time is Meow!


There is a new magazine in Tucson!

“Hello fellow desert dweller!

Whether you were born and raised in Tucson, or its weird, dusty awesomeness stole your heart during a visit, you know how uniquely special our city and surrounding region is. We do, too!

MEOW Magazine is a fiercely independent, multimedia* lifestyle magazine celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the modern Southwest Borderlands–the history, culture, gastronomy, arts, and talented, tight-knit community that make it the weird and wonderful place we call home. We’re up and running online and will launch our first print publication this fall, 2017. We hope you’ll consider supporting an independent, educational, and seriously entertaining publication as unique as our region, by contributing to MEOW’sIndieGogo start-up campaign.

* digital, video, audio, print, events — all with their own editorial but interacting and supportive of each other.

MEOW is being founded by Katy Gierlach and Jared McKinley, who are no strangers to publishing. Having participated on many levels in local magazines, including the launch of one of the more successful periodicals in Tucson, we know what it takes to get a new publication going. However, we are aiming to do it a bit differently than it has been done in the past.”

Video on Meow launch:

 $1400 raised in a few days by 20 backers, with goal of $34,000. Help start this new independent digital magazine. Website for articles : Print edition coming soon too.


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).