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Western Lit: On This 20th Anniversary of Tupac's Death, an Important New Book Takes a Gritty Look at SoCal Hip-Hop

Western Lit: On This 20th Anniversary of Tupac's Death, an Important New Book Takes a Gritty Look at SoCal Hip-Hop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016  |  Chris Faraone

It’s clear that many pop-culture fanatics like for the legacies of their heroes to be scrubbed and romanticized. For proof, you needn’t look much further than most biopics and TV shows about the entertainment business, in which character flaws may occasionally factor in, but are typically eclipsed b...

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People and the Land: A New Exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum Tells Inherently 'Western Stories'

People and the Land: A New Exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum Tells Inherently 'Western Stories'

Monday, September 12, 2016  |  Nicole Borgenicht

Western Stories is a simple yet perfect title for the newest exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

The show, which will be on display through Sept. 4 of next year, references historical relationships between people and the land. The works move us away a bit from our preconceived notions of the West—...

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Western Lit: Jim Harrison's Last Collection, Published Just Weeks Before His Death, Remains Preoccupied With the Joy of Life

Western Lit: Jim Harrison's Last Collection, Published Just Weeks Before His Death, Remains Preoccupied With the Joy of Life

Tuesday, August 23, 2016  |  Ben Goldfarb

On March 26, 2016, Jim Harrison died at his home in Patagonia, Ariz., a final poem left unfinished on his desk.

Some writers leave too soon; others, like Harrison, depart when they’re good and ready. He had lived hard, first in Michigan and later in Montana, where his prodigious appetites combined wi...

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Far From a Conclusion: El Paseo's CODA Gallery Celebrates 30 Years With a New Director—and a New Home

Far From a Conclusion: El Paseo's CODA Gallery Celebrates 30 Years With a New Director—and a New Home

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Nicole Borgenicht

El Paseo’s CODA Gallery has always presented works with a colorful, positive energy—making visits to the gallery continuously exciting.

Today, CODA is on the move: It will be reopening in September in a new space two blocks east of its former home.

Sam Heaton has been the gallery director since Januar...

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The Coachella Valley Art Scene Settles in at the Westfield Mall as It Seeks Out Member Supporters

The Coachella Valley Art Scene Settles in at the Westfield Mall as It Seeks Out Member Supporters

Friday, August 12, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

The Coachella Valley Art Scene (CVAS) has come a long way since founder and executive director Sarah Scheideman started the whole thing as a blog in 2008.

Since its humble beginnings, the organization has left a unique footprint on the Coachella Valley with its arts-related events. The 111 Music Fest...

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The Age of Rage: Alexander Zaitchik Gets to Know the Trump Nation in His Latest Book

The Age of Rage: Alexander Zaitchik Gets to Know the Trump Nation in His Latest Book

Thursday, August 11, 2016  |  Chris Faraone

In a time of questionable candidates and flame wars galore, Alexander Zaitchik has a new book that displays the disarray.

A longform Jedi with roots in the alternative press, the author last surfaced between periodical pieces with Common Nonsense , a graphic look at “Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignor...

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