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Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay ...

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to...

The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

JF//Discord, aka Jeremy Ferguson, is one of the most unique DJs in the Coachella Valley music scene. Influenced by music in various metal genres, he has a unique house sound that is dark and yet brill...

Artist Spotlight: Getting to Know PharmTecs

Artist Spotlight: Getting to Know PharmTecs

Alex Lomeli and Jeffrey Schoonover met in 2008, when they were both studying at Kaplan College. In 2012, Lomeli (aka Rezident) and Schoonover (aka Scoonz) formed the hip-hop duo PharmTecs.

I caught up ...

Return of the Messenger: How a New Film Vindicates Investigative Journalist Gary Webb

Return of the Messenger: How a New Film Vindicates Investigative Journalist Gary Webb

This one has all the ingredients of a dreamed-up Hollywood blockbuster: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uncovers a big story involving drugs, the CIA and a guerrilla army. Despite threats and inti...

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Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to the building on Sunrise Way.

I once interviewed Sheldon, who died in 2007, at the library, and he pa...

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Return of the Messenger: How a New Film Vindicates Investigative Journalist Gary Webb

Return of the Messenger: How a New Film Vindicates Investigative Journalist Gary Webb

Thursday, October 16, 2014  |  Melinda Welsh

This one has all the ingredients of a dreamed-up Hollywood blockbuster: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist uncovers a big story involving drugs, the CIA and a guerrilla army. Despite threats and intimidation, he writes an explosive exposé and catches national attention. But the fates shift: Our rep...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 16, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 16, 2014!

Thursday, October 16, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's mind-challenging  Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at the thoughts of the counter-intuitivist; Jen Sorenson examines the job market in the America of the future; The K Chronicles wonders what in the world is going on in Seattle; and Red Meat has some winter fun.

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Ask a Mexican: Getting to the Bottom of a Famous Tijuana Myth (Warning: NSFW)

Ask a Mexican: Getting to the Bottom of a Famous Tijuana Myth (Warning: NSFW)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Editor’s Note: This week’s edition of ¡Ask a Mexican! features an incredibly well-researched answer to a question about a famous claim involving shows in Tijuana, women and a certain animal. Viewer discretion is advised, and you probably should avoid reading this at work, unless your employer is rea...

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Arts and Culture

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay tribute to the dead and remember loved ones has made the holiday appealing to many artists and music...

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Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Thursday, October 09, 2014  |  Michael Engelhard

Too hefty to be carried in a hip pocket or even a daypack, William Wyckoff’s How to Read the American West is a field guide unlike any other, with a focus on patterns, variations and the distribution of landscape features.

Inspired by Peterson’s glorious bird books, How to Read the American West draws at...

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Movies & TV

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 19, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 19, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Staff

1.  Neighbors  (Universal)

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount)

3. X-Men: Days of Future Past * (20th Century Fox)

4. Edge of Tomorrow * (Warner Bros.)

5.  Godzilla (Warner Bros.)

6. Mr. Peabody and Sherman * (20th Century Fox)

7.  Blended  (Warner Bros.)

8. A Million Ways to Die in the West * (Universal)

9. Chef *...

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Cliché Catastrophe: An Amazing Cast Is Wasted in 'The Judge'

Cliché Catastrophe: An Amazing Cast Is Wasted in 'The Judge'

Thursday, October 16, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The thought of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall starring together in a movie is, in a word, awesome.

So what did director David Dobkin do with this exciting scenario? He gave us The Judge , a cliché-ridden mess.

Downey plays Hank Palmer, a typical movie lawyer who gets bad guys off the hook while pis...

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Music

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

JF//Discord, aka Jeremy Ferguson, is one of the most unique DJs in the Coachella Valley music scene. Influenced by music in various metal genres, he has a unique house sound that is dark and yet brilliantly put together. He’ll be performing at B.B. Ingle’s Annual Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Palm...

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Food and Drink

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

I’ve mentioned wine clubs to folks who don’t spend much time in tasting rooms.

“I think there’s one of those around here,” one woman said.

A wine club, right? A place where like-minded people get together to sniff and sip? Not exactly what I’d meant. At wineries, club membership is more like frequent-...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

Monday, October 13, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Grilled Miso Cod Set

Where: Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise, 105 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $17.95

Contact: 760-325-3005; otootorestaurant.com

Why: The price is right—and the fish is splendid.

Several of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed have been at Nobu, the extremely high-end Japane...

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