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Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

Listen up, water-loving Westerners: We’ve got a problem—a trout problem.

For decades, anglers have fetishized these silvery stream-dwellers, maniacally pursuing rainbows, browns and brookies to the neglect of other underwater life. Every year, obliging fish managers pump America’s waterways full of m...

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Art Is Everywhere: While Many of the Big Galleries Take the Summer Off, Great Art Can Still Be Found in Abundance

Art Is Everywhere: While Many of the Big Galleries Take the Summer Off, Great Art Can Still Be Found in Abundance

Monday, July 24, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

Many of the Coachella Valley’s larger art galleries tend to hibernate during the summer heat. The (relative) exodus of tourists provides time for them to prepare new exhibitions for the fall.

But the need to experience art doesn’t go on vacation—and this time of year provides art-lovers with a great ...

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Western Lit: A New Novel Revisits Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Examining Six Decades of Transformation in Monterey

Western Lit: A New Novel Revisits Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Examining Six Decades of Transformation in Monterey

Thursday, July 13, 2017  |  Melissa Hart, High Country News

If a city’s planners are savvy, they’ll adapt to the ebb and flow of natural resources with entrepreneurial vision.

When the logging industry collapsed in Oakridge, Ore., the town reinvented itself as a haven for mountain bikers. Downtown Tacoma, Wash.—once shattered by depression and crime—now revol...

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The Talented Woman Behind the Man With the Legendary Mind: CV Rep Presents 'Life and Times of A. Einstein'

The Talented Woman Behind the Man With the Legendary Mind: CV Rep Presents 'Life and Times of A. Einstein'

Wednesday, July 05, 2017  |  Dwight Hendricks

E=MC 2 .

Can one famous formula-turned-phrase make a man? What does that recognizable formula say about the character of the person who created it?

The one-woman play The Life and Times of A. Einstein , coming to the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre Friday through Sunday, July 21-23, explores these ques...

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A Madden-ing Performer: Funnyman Frank Caliendo Brings his Standup act to Morongo

A Madden-ing Performer: Funnyman Frank Caliendo Brings his Standup act to Morongo

Friday, June 30, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

If you watched Mad TV in the early ’00s, you probably remember the guy who played George W. Bush and John Madden. You probably also remember he was on Fox NFL Sunday for a while.

That guy is Frank Caliendo, and he’ll be bringing his standup show to Morongo Casino Resort Spa at 9 p.m., Friday, July 7.

Duri...

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Passages of Life: Pat Lasch's Female-Driven Sculptures Offer Surprises at the Palm Springs Museum of Art in Palm Desert

Passages of Life: Pat Lasch's Female-Driven Sculptures Offer Surprises at the Palm Springs Museum of Art in Palm Desert

Thursday, June 29, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

One of the best things that can happen when you experience art is to be surprised. It’s the artist’s job to transcend expectations and push you in new directions of thought and emotion.

You don’t need to have any prerequisite art knowledge for this to happen; however, you must trust that those who ch...

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