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Ask a Mexican: Why Can't Gabachos Pronounce Spanish Words Properly?

Ask a Mexican: Why Can't Gabachos Pronounce Spanish Words Properly?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why is it that so many gringos/gabachos constantly slaughter Spanish words? Spanish is easy to pronounce (and spell) compared to English. The vowels are always pronounced the same way. In English, vowels vary a lot—which is difficult for new learners. All of the other letters of the al...

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The Potted Desert Garden: The Fifth Week Is Here Again

The Potted Desert Garden: The Fifth Week Is Here Again

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

We find ourselves with a fifth Tuesday this month. That means there’s time to reflect on … the heat? No, we’re all tired of that subject.

Instead, I will tell you about some of the changes I have recently made in my life—and share with you my new minimal garden. Since 1996, my partner and I had lived...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

Thursday, July 24, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-fresh comics page: Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World makes its Independent debut with some breaking news; Jen Sorenson calls on the border goon squad; The K Chronicles marks the birth of the second boy; and Red Meat discusses the dangers of giraffes.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Don't Mexicans Stand Up to the Corrupt Mexican Government?

Ask a Mexican: Why Don't Mexicans Stand Up to the Corrupt Mexican Government?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I am from an Arabic-speaking country. After my education is completed here, I’ll be returning to my country or Kuala Lumpur.

Since I’ve been in this country, I’ve noticed there’s a rising tide of hatred toward Mexicans. I’ve talked to Mexicans, and they all say they’re proud to be Mexic...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

We have been talking about cactus and succulents for our Palm Springs desert pots this month. With the temps this week projected to hit 115 degrees, we can imagine calmer times by planning a garden in white.

White is a cool color. When paired with other muted colors like blue or gray, white plants ca...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

Thursday, July 17, 2014  |  Administrator

On this week's forward-thinking Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson examines labor at Krap-Mart; The K Chronicles looks at Germany's World Cup win; and Red Meat goes into the future with Genetically Modified Soy Beverage Distribution Man Dan.

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