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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2015!

On this week's sexy Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wonders what Starbucks will talk about after race; The K Chronicles deals with a verbose 2-year-old; This Modern World preps for the next couple...

Know Your Neighbors: John Wisor and Nila Hagood Turned Their Passions for Writing and Art Into a Fantastic Children's Book

Know Your Neighbors: John Wisor and Nila Hagood Turned Their Passions for Writing and Art Into a Fantastic Children's Book

It’s the advice we’re always given by people who seem to have found a way to make their lives about following their passion: “Do what you love, and you’ll never feel like you’re ‘working.’”

Unfortunate...

True TV: 'Going Clear' Takes on Scientology; 'Mr. Selfridge' Returns

True TV: 'Going Clear' Takes on Scientology; 'Mr. Selfridge' Returns

The Walking Dead (Sunday, March 29, AMC), season finale: The Walking Dead is pulling a Sons of Anarchy and dropping a 90-minute season finale (though TWD has only gone long twice before, as opposed to every e...

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Put Down Other Mexicans for Being Educated?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Put Down Other Mexicans for Being Educated?

Dear Mexican: Why are we put down by our own people for being educated and articulate, while the Anglos accept us for being smart? (I’ve been called gabacho, and I’m as brown as the next guy.) I work ...

Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

It all started because Michael Shaw and Dezart Performs co-founder Daniela Ryan wanted to bring more new live theater to the Coachella Valley.

In those first days of what would become the Play Reading ...

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News

Snapshot: The BNP Paribas Open's Second and Final Week

Snapshot: The BNP Paribas Open's Second and Final Week

Monday, March 23, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Wednesday evening, March 18, halfway through the final week of play at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open, storm clouds and gusty desert winds swept across the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

They came and went with minimal impact—much like the highly publicized return of No. 1-ranked Serena Williams to Indian...

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Shapshot: Week One of the BNP Paribas Open

Shapshot: Week One of the BNP Paribas Open

Monday, March 16, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The first week of the 2015 BNP Paribas Open delivered no major surprises on the courts—but it did deliver sweltering temperatures for fans and players alike, as well as record attendance figures, thanks to the return of Serena Williams to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the first time since 2001....

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2015!

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's sexy Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wonders what Starbucks will talk about after race; The K Chronicles deals with a verbose 2-year-old; This Modern World preps for the next couple of years in politics; and Red Meat makes a statement at a steakhouse.

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Know Your Neighbors: John Wisor and Nila Hagood Turned Their Passions for Writing and Art Into a Fantastic Children's Book

Know Your Neighbors: John Wisor and Nila Hagood Turned Their Passions for Writing and Art Into a Fantastic Children's Book

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

It’s the advice we’re always given by people who seem to have found a way to make their lives about following their passion: “Do what you love, and you’ll never feel like you’re ‘working.’”

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that luxury: We have mortgages, children to raise, car payments, spouses w...

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Arts and Culture

Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

Theater Being Born: Dezart Performs Preps for Its Annual Play Reading Festival

Tuesday, March 24, 2015  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

It all started because Michael Shaw and Dezart Performs co-founder Daniela Ryan wanted to bring more new live theater to the Coachella Valley.

In those first days of what would become the Play Reading Festival, performances were held in a small art gallery. Shaw and Ryan would solicit new scripts fro...

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Clean Comedy After Dark: Cash Levy to Perform at the Purple Room

Clean Comedy After Dark: Cash Levy to Perform at the Purple Room

Monday, March 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

The After Dark series at the Purple Room continues to showcase a type of talent not often found performing in Palm Springs—and such will be the case on April 10 and 11, when comedian Cash Levy will take the stage.

Levy has recorded a special for Comedy Central, and performed on The Late Late Show With...

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Movies & TV

Oh, the Agony: The Divergent Series Continues to Bore and Waste Star Power With 'Insurgent'

Oh, the Agony: The Divergent Series Continues to Bore and Waste Star Power With 'Insurgent'

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The Divergent series, aka “Adventures in Hardcore Lethargy,” continues with Insurgent , a film as boring and pointless as its predecessor.

Director Robert Schwentke chooses a lot of gray tones to go with dull dialogue and muddled, straining performances. Shailene Woodley, an actress who is impressive m...

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Hot Mess: Except for His Face, Sean Penn Looks Amazing in 'The Gunman'; Too Bad the Film Is Awful

Hot Mess: Except for His Face, Sean Penn Looks Amazing in 'The Gunman'; Too Bad the Film Is Awful

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

I’ll say this for Sean Penn: Even though he has a major smoker’s face, he’s sporting some nice muscularity at this stage in his life.

Seriously: He’s got six-pack abs, and some major shoulder and back muscles, leading down to an impressive, slender waste. While I didn’t exactly get a glimpse of his b...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Eric Burdon, of the Animals

The Lucky 13: Eric Burdon, of the Animals

Friday, March 20, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

During the 1960s, rock ’n’ roll—and, specifically, the British Invasion—took the world by storm. One of the big British Invasion bands was the Animals, led by Eric Burdon. Burdon not too long ago released a new album, ’Til Your River Runs Dry , and the Animals will be appearing at Stagecoach on Sunday...

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The Lucky 13: Eduardo Arenas, of Chicano Batman

The Lucky 13: Eduardo Arenas, of Chicano Batman

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Indie band Chicano Batman has won over audiences with a blend of various forms of Latin music—combined with American soul music. Now, Goldenvoice has taken notice: Chicano Batman earned a slot at Coachella, and will be playing on Sunday, April 12 and 19. Learn more at chicanobatman.com . Bassist Eduar...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: Tom Del Sarto Has Helped the Beer Industry Change and Grow for Almost 40 Years

The Beer Goddess: Tom Del Sarto Has Helped the Beer Industry Change and Grow for Almost 40 Years

Friday, March 20, 2015  |  Erin Peters

A little more than three decades ago, Coors Banquet Beer was the best beer that American breweries had to offer.

It was brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water near Golden, Colo., and was only available in the West. President Eisenhower had supplies of it airlifted to the White House via Air Force On...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Happy Hour New York Steak at Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

The Indy Endorsement: The Happy Hour New York Steak at Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

Friday, March 20, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Happy Hour New York Steak

Where: Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill, 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $15

Contact: 760-320-8041; www.sammygsrestaurant.com

Why: It’s a fantastic deal

There are so many things we like about the happy hour New York steak deal at Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill that we feel th...

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