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Ask a Mexican: How This Columna Became an Issue in a Los Angeles City Council Contest

Ask a Mexican: How This Columna Became an Issue in a Los Angeles City Council Contest

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: In Jared Diamond’s DVD for Guns, Germs and Steel , he mentions the classical Spanish form of horsemanship, jimeta . I have not been able to find this word used anywhere else. Can you help?

Bronco Babobos

Dear Gabacho: While Diamond’s book of the same name is a classic, he got his word wrong—...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 20, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 20, 2017!

Thursday, April 20, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's high-as-a-kite weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles exolls the virtues of home schooling; This Modern World breaks down another public-outrage scandal; Jen Sorenson wishes times were changing a bit more; Red Meat dresses up as The Hulk; and Apoca Clips checks in at a press c...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Michael Graham, a Young Man Who Found His Voice With the California Desert Chorale

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Michael Graham, a Young Man Who Found His Voice With the California Desert Chorale

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

You never know whom you might meet at a dinner party.

I was surprised when my hosts invited their excellent “caterer” to join the table. I was even more surprised when the affable young man was asked if he would sing to us after dinner. Michael Graham stood by the table and blew the group away with h...

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Ask a Mexican: How Can You Talk About the Mistreatment of Mexican, Asian Immigrants, but Not Irish, Jewish Immigrants?

Ask a Mexican: How Can You Talk About the Mistreatment of Mexican, Asian Immigrants, but Not Irish, Jewish Immigrants?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: You are a racist, my friend. How can you bring up Japanese and Chinese mistreatment, and not Irish or Jewish mistreatment? It’s because it doesn’t fit into your narrative of whitey being the vilest creature on Earth.

Worrying about language, culture and assimilation doesn’t make you a r...

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Community Voices: Fore No More—I'm Cheering Golf's Steep Decline to Preserve Water, Save the Environment

Community Voices: Fore No More—I'm Cheering Golf's Steep Decline to Preserve Water, Save the Environment

Tuesday, April 18, 2017  |  Michael Baughman

As a teenager caddying at a restricted country club, I resented the bigotry, but accepted the tips. I learned to play golf myself and eventually got fairly good at it—but now I hate the game.

Let me tell you why.

The ecological and aesthetic harm caused by most of the world’s 34,000 golf courses—45 pe...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 13, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 13, 2017!

Thursday, April 13, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's grossly overbooked weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat tries to build a better mousetrap; Apoca Clips ponders Syria; Jen Sorenson looks at a double-standard regarding the treatment of children; The K Chronicles tells a story about how just one teacher can make a difference; and Thi...

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