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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 28, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 28, 2016!

On this week's Trump-tastic weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World checks in again with The Incredible Trump; Jen Sorenson uses an algorhythm; The K Chronicles mourns the ...

Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Andre de Carteret is the wine and spirits manager at Spencer’s Restaurant, home to one of the most expansive wine lists in the desert.

With 1,052 wines on the list, the Palm Springs...

True TV: 'Penny Dreadful' Is Back and Creepy; 'Person of Interest,' and Maybe 'Maron,' Begin the End

True TV: 'Penny Dreadful' Is Back and Creepy; 'Person of Interest,' and Maybe 'Maron,' Begin the End

Penny Dreadful (Sunday, May 1, Showtime), season premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap … whew … returns for Season 3 with Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalt...

Ask a Mexican: Why Does My Family Deny Our Native American DNA?

Ask a Mexican: Why Does My Family Deny Our Native American DNA?

Dear Mexican: I recently took a DNA test to find out about my genetic heritage. It turns out that my “Mexican” side (maternal side) may not really be Mexican at all: The DNA test h...

Blues Brother: Kal David Finds a Home at Oscar's—When He's Not Touring the World, That Is

Blues Brother: Kal David Finds a Home at Oscar's—When He's Not Touring the World, That Is

Kal David is a white guy from the South Side of Chicago—but, man, can he play the blues.

Kal—aka David Raskin—appears at Oscar’s Café and Bar with the Kal David Trio on Monday eveni...

Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

New: Elixir at the V Palm Springs Hotel

Could Palm Springs be entering an era when hotel-pool restaurants are all the rage with locals?

Given the wild success of Reservoir at the Arr...

Coachella 2016: Major Lazer Offers the Epic Prince Tribute Everyone Was Wanting

Coachella 2016: Major Lazer Offers the Epic Prince Tribute Everyone Was Wanting

On Sunday night at Coachella, Major Lazer proved there’s not a stage big enough for the group.

I was fortunate enough to see Major Lazer’s Coachella appearance in the Mojave tent in...

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News

Good Game! After a Disaster That Would Have Crippled Other Startups, Escape Room Palm Springs Is Giving Gamers a Workout

Good Game! After a Disaster That Would Have Crippled Other Startups, Escape Room Palm Springs Is Giving Gamers a Workout

Friday, April 22, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mark Fruchtman is, in the most glorious sense of the word, a nerd.

He’s a gamer. He was an application developer before he opened a computer-repair business with his wife, Dominique. And now he and Dominique are the masterminds behind Escape Room Palm Springs.

For the uninitiated who don’t know what a...

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Targets for the Tribe: Chairman Jeff Grubbe and Other Leaders Offer Hints About the Agua Caliente Tribe's Future

Targets for the Tribe: Chairman Jeff Grubbe and Other Leaders Offer Hints About the Agua Caliente Tribe's Future

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  |  Brane Jevric

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is at a crossroads.

The tribe, which has some 32,000 acres of land across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and outlying areas, is making big plans for its prime downtown Palm Springs real estate. Meanwhile, the tribe is involved in a controversial...

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Snapshot: Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Snapshot: Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Hotels, resorts and other venues have been offering up all sorts of music and entertainment to keep the Coachella crowds rocking since they began rolling into the valley last week. As the party continues through Sunday, April 24 (with Stagecoach to follow), the Ace Hotel and Swim Club is offering so...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 28, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 28, 2016!

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's Trump-tastic weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World checks in again with The Incredible Trump; Jen Sorenson uses an algorhythm; The K Chronicles mourns the passing of Prince; and Red Meat gets in some business trouble.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Does My Family Deny Our Native American DNA?

Ask a Mexican: Why Does My Family Deny Our Native American DNA?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I recently took a DNA test to find out about my genetic heritage. It turns out that my “Mexican” side (maternal side) may not really be Mexican at all: The DNA test has 100 percent matched me to Native Americans in what now straddles the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico, with no trac...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 21, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 21, 2016!

Thursday, April 21, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's day-after-4/20 special edition weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson looks at the phenomenon that is Ted Cruz; The K Chronicles makes a surprising yet welcome discovery; This Modern World examines yet more primary-election phenomena; and Red Meat finds someone sleeping naked in t...

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Arts and Culture

There's No Happy Ending: Coyote StageWorks' Powerful 'Agnes of God' Is a Near-Perfect Production

There's No Happy Ending: Coyote StageWorks' Powerful 'Agnes of God' Is a Near-Perfect Production

Sunday, April 24, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

As a lovely female voice sings in the background, a professionally dressed woman walks to the front of the stage and begins a monologue.

She likes to believe that every story has a happy ending, she tells us. She wants to believe in “alternate reals.” As a child, she saw Greta Garbo’s film Camille seve...

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Coachella 2016: Looking at the 'Art' Part of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella 2016: Looking at the 'Art' Part of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, April 23, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Every year at Coachella, the art installations cause a variety of reactions.

“Wow.”

“Interesting.”

“WTF?”

“Tower of Twelve Stories” by Jimenez Lai of Taiwan/Canada really lights up the Coachella night sky this year. It sort of resembles a piece of modern furniture, with compartments put together to form...

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Generational Gaps and Identity: CV Rep Wraps Up a Masterful Season With '4000 Miles'

Generational Gaps and Identity: CV Rep Wraps Up a Masterful Season With '4000 Miles'

Saturday, April 23, 2016  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre’s 87 seats were filled, per usual, with eager supporters who had braved a windstorm and the craziness of a full moon to be present for the opening night of 4000 Miles . Since this is the final presentation of CV Rep’s 2015-16 season—which had the theme of “identity: ...

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Movies & TV

Fairy-Tale Fail: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Proves Chris Hemsworth Should Solely Stick to Playing Thor

Fairy-Tale Fail: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' Proves Chris Hemsworth Should Solely Stick to Playing Thor

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Four years ago, when Snow White and the Huntsman came out, Kristen Stewart was all the rage. The film made lotsa money, and it looked like the former Bella had a new franchise on her hands.

Not so fast. Kristen, in a moment of shameful and delicious wickedness, made out in public (well, in front of som...

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Strikeout: Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!' Is a Scattered Disappointment

Strikeout: Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some!!' Is a Scattered Disappointment

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Richard Linklater makes a companion piece, of sorts, to his breakthrough film Dazed and Confused —with mixed results.

With Everybody Wants Some!! , he gives us a crew of young college baseball players showing up a few days before classes begin and partying in various settings (disco, honk...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'The Revenant' Is a Masterpiece That Deserved the Best Picture Oscar

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Revenant' Is a Masterpiece That Deserved the Best Picture Oscar

Thursday, April 28, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

The Revenant didn’t win the Best Picture Oscar, but it damn well should have.

Leonardo DiCaprio won a much-deserved Oscar for playing the legendary Hugh Glass, a real man who actually survived a bear attack and sought revenge from the men who left him to die.

Director Alejandro G. Inarritu (winner of t...

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Music

Live: Bob Moses, Miike Snow at Pappy and Harriet's, April 21

Live: Bob Moses, Miike Snow at Pappy and Harriet's, April 21

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  |  Guillermo Prieto

Pappy and Harriet’s hosted the final in-between Coachella show last Thursday, marking the end of three days of great performances.

Before the scheduled 8 p.m. show, I met a couple from Echo Park who gave the impression that they spent most of their formative years in the Echo and Echoplex—legendary L...

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Blues Brother: Kal David Finds a Home at Oscar's—When He's Not Touring the World, That Is

Blues Brother: Kal David Finds a Home at Oscar's—When He's Not Touring the World, That Is

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Kal David is a white guy from the South Side of Chicago—but, man, can he play the blues.

Kal—aka David Raskin—appears at Oscar’s Café and Bar with the Kal David Trio on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. for “Blues and BBQ” when he’s not off touring the world. He also plays regularly at the Purple Room...

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Live: Melody's Echo Chamber at Pappy and Harriet's, April 20

Live: Melody's Echo Chamber at Pappy and Harriet's, April 20

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  |  Guillermo Prieto

Music fans at Pappy and Harriet’s last Wednesday had a choice to make: Go early and see a show by Deerhunter outdoors, or stay up late and see Melody’s Echo Chamber  inside at midnight.

I saw Melody’s Echo Chamber perform in front of thousands of music fans at FYF Fest last year—and I wanted to see h...

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Food and Drink

Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Well Red: Meet Andre de Carteret, the Man Behind Spencer's Award-Winning Wine List

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  |  Christine Soto

Andre de Carteret is the wine and spirits manager at Spencer’s Restaurant, home to one of the most expansive wine lists in the desert.

With 1,052 wines on the list, the Palm Springs restaurant is a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner. While the list has an emphasis on California cabernet ...

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Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Elixir at the V Is Here; Martinis for the United Way; and Tons More!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

New: Elixir at the V Palm Springs Hotel

Could Palm Springs be entering an era when hotel-pool restaurants are all the rage with locals?

Given the wild success of Reservoir at the Arrive Hotel, at 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, it’s possible—especially if the new restaurants at the V Palm S...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar at Dead or Alive

The Indy Endorsement: The Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar at Dead or Alive

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Black Pepper Pok Pok Som Drinking Vinegar

Where: Dead or Alive, 150 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $4

Contact: 760-864-7193; www.deadoralivebar.com

Why: It’s an equally attractive nonalcoholic beverage.

Back when I was in college, the university had a policy: Any group that threw a party on...

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