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Know Your Neighbors: The Nomination of Hillary Clinton Was a Powerful and Important Moment—No Matter Where One Stands Politically

Know Your Neighbors: The Nomination of Hillary Clinton Was a Powerful and Important Moment—No Matter Where One Stands Politically

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Anita Rufus

Some columns are more difficult to write than others. This one will attempt to transcend partisan politics while I examine my unexpectedly overwhelming emotional reaction to the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.

In June, I wrote about the reactions many local women had as they voted for a w...

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Ask a Mexican: How Do You Properly Eat a Sope?

Ask a Mexican: How Do You Properly Eat a Sope?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m not bilingual, but I am fascinated with the differences and similarities between Spanish and English words and idioms. They often point to interesting differences between the cultures. Some words, like vejigazo (to get smacked in the ass with an inflated cow bladder) are self-explana...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 18, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 18, 2016!

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's thirst-quenching weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World catches some of Donald Trump's standup comedy; Jen Sorenson takes a peek at the goings-on at Fox News; The K Chronicles eavesdrops on a post office chat between a kid and a mother; and Red Meat finally forces Milkman Dan...

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Ask a Mexican: Do Certain Clothes Determine One's Mexican-Ness?

Ask a Mexican: Do Certain Clothes Determine One's Mexican-Ness?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Readers: The Mexican is currently in the hills of Kentucky, drinking white dog with the good ol’ chicos while doing tamborazo covers of “Molly and Tenbrooks” and bluegrass versions of “Las Isabeles”—because hillbillies and paisas are brothers from another madre, you know?

Anyhoo, onto some oldies- pe...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 11, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 11, 2016!

Thursday, August 11, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's strictly constitutional weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson throws around the term "political correctness"; The K Chronicles listens to some advice from Clint Eastwood; This Modern World eavesdrops on a chat between two millennials; and Red Meat interrupts God at a most inoppor...

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Know Your Neighbors: Bill Marx Honors His Famous Family Name by Giving Back and Sharing His Talents

Know Your Neighbors: Bill Marx Honors His Famous Family Name by Giving Back and Sharing His Talents

Wednesday, August 10, 2016  |  Anita Rufus

Rancho Mirage resident Bill Marx is known both for being the eldest son of Harpo Marx (the mute, harp-playing Marx Brothers star) and for his own talent as a composer and performer. He and his wife, Barbara, are among those named in bold print as attendees at many local charity functions, and Bill i...

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