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March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March 2015 at dusk: Early in the month, the four brightest “stars,” in order of brilliance, are: Venus , in the west; Jupiter , in the eastern sky; Sirius , the “Dog Star,” 40 degrees up in the south as seen...

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

What : The Sour

Where : Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much : $10

Contact : 760-537-7337; www.barwastaken.com

Why : It’s one of the best cocktails in the valley.

I am convinced that Bar (if you’...

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

We’re living in a video world. Cameras are everywhere: on streets, tablets, smart phones and satellites.

Cameras can also help protect the public and law enforcement alike when placed in key public are...

Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

The primary charm and main reason for the existence of Hot Tub Time Machine was seeing John Cusack running around in the 1980s again. The secondary charm came from the antics of Rob Corddry as Lou, the ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

On this week's Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson has a chat with a right-wing pundit; The K Chronicles shakes his head at some food faux pas; This Modern World demands to know your opinion; and Red ...

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News

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

March Astronomy: Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Canopus Are This Month's Evening Standouts

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Robert Victor

March 2015 at dusk: Early in the month, the four brightest “stars,” in order of brilliance, are: Venus , in the west; Jupiter , in the eastern sky; Sirius , the “Dog Star,” 40 degrees up in the south as seen from the Coachella Valley; and Canopus , less than 4 degrees up when it passes due south about 21 min...

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Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Don't Smile! You're Not on Camera: Coachella Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been Slow to Embrace Body-Cam Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Brane Jevric

We’re living in a video world. Cameras are everywhere: on streets, tablets, smart phones and satellites.

Cameras can also help protect the public and law enforcement alike when placed in key public areas and—increasingly—on police officers themselves.

However, you won’t find very many law-enforcement ...

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Opinion

A Note From the Editor: Will the Death-With-Dignity Movement Finally Make Significant Legal Progress?

A Note From the Editor: Will the Death-With-Dignity Movement Finally Make Significant Legal Progress?

Saturday, February 28, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

On Valentine’s Day, I did something that, at one time, I never thought I’d be able to do: I married my boyfriend.

When I first started dating the man who is now my husband, some 12-plus years ago, same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the United States. My, how times have changed: As of this writ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson has a chat with a right-wing pundit; The K Chronicles shakes his head at some food faux pas; This Modern World demands to know your opinion; and Red Meat finds solace in garage sales.

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Arts and Culture

March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

March Theater: Buyer and Cellar at Coyote Stageworks; Nunsense at Desert Theatreworks; Dezart Goes 'On the Air'; and Much More!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  |  Staff

Buyer and Cellar—From Coyote Stageworks

Emerson Collins ( Sordid Lives ) stars in the comedy Buyer and Cellar , which focuses on the price of fame, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from Friday, March 27, through Sunday, April 5. $45 to $60. At the Helene Galen Per...

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A Vaudeville Primer: IPAC's 'A Handful of Nickels and Dimes' Is Both Educational and Entertaining

A Vaudeville Primer: IPAC's 'A Handful of Nickels and Dimes' Is Both Educational and Entertaining

Saturday, February 21, 2015  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

A Handful of Nickels and Dimes opened on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Indio Performing Arts Center to a sold-out house of appreciative vaudeville fans.

The attendees were mostly (very lively!) seniors, but this show would provide an education to any age group, as it deconstructs this fascinating segment of...

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Movies & TV

Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Sequel Sans Star: Without John Cusack, There's No Reason for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

The primary charm and main reason for the existence of Hot Tub Time Machine was seeing John Cusack running around in the 1980s again. The secondary charm came from the antics of Rob Corddry as Lou, the suicidal heavy-metal fan who had to deal with the bullies in his past. The film was the first to rea...

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True TV: 'The Last Man on Earth' and 'Battle Creek' Win at Weird; 'House of Cards' Gets Shaky

True TV: 'The Last Man on Earth' and 'Battle Creek' Win at Weird; 'House of Cards' Gets Shaky

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  Bill Frost

House of Cards (Friday, Feb. 27, Netflix), season premiere: It’s always been crazy-good , but is House of Cards now more crazy than good? The rise to the top by now-President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) has seen him plowing through one deliciously ridiculous politico-soap-opera scandal after another, ...

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Music

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: March 2015

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: March 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Alex Harrington

FRESH Sessions this month features a fantastic guest artist: Orange County-based tastemaker Death House of Love, aka Reid Horton.

Reid is not only a DJ; he also plays in a band called VIBES.

I had a chance to ask him a few questions about his own tastes in music, and what kind of sounds come to mind w...

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The Reluctant Artist: After a Lengthy Career Behind the Scenes, Steve Tyrell Now Basks in the Spotlight

The Reluctant Artist: After a Lengthy Career Behind the Scenes, Steve Tyrell Now Basks in the Spotlight

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

For years, Steve Tyrell worked behind the scenes as a producer and songwriter for artists and movie soundtracks. However, his cover of “The Way You Look Tonight” for the 1991 film Father of the Bride pushed him out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

He will be performing at the McCallum Theatre on ...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

The Indy Endorsement: The Sour Cocktail at Bar

Friday, February 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What : The Sour

Where : Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much : $10

Contact : 760-537-7337; www.barwastaken.com

Why : It’s one of the best cocktails in the valley.

I am convinced that Bar (if you’re unfamiliar, yes, that’s the name of the place in its entirety) remains underrated, even though th...

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Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in a Foie Gras Uproar; Plate | Glass Ups the Ante; and Much More!

Monday, February 23, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Zin American Bistro Finds Itself in the Midst of a Foie Gras Uproar

In early January, U.S. District Judge Court Stephen V. Wilson overturned California’s ban on foie gras—a 2004 voter-approved law that went into effect in 2012.

Almost immediately, Mindy Reed, the owner of downtown Palm Springs’ Zin Am...

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