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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 27, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 27, 2015!

Thursday, August 27, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's effervescent Independent comics page: Red Meat doesn't much care for negativity; Jen Sorenson examines the phenomenon of "trigger trash"; The K Chronicles discusses what it's really like to be in prison; and This Modern World looks at objections to The Proven Thing.

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Know Your Neighbors: The Case for Using Fetal Tissue in Medical Research

Know Your Neighbors: The Case for Using Fetal Tissue in Medical Research

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

My first husband died after we had been divorced for many years, and his involvement with our two children had been sporadic, at best. Yet they were there with him when, on a trip to Minnesota, he ended up in hospital after a heart attack.

After his death, they called and wondered what they should do...

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Ask a Mexican: Was Jimi Hendrix Really Part-Mexican?

Ask a Mexican: Was Jimi Hendrix Really Part-Mexican?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I recently received the biography of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. While reading about his friendship with Jimi Hendrix, I came to a part in which Ronnie describes Jimi as part black, Cherokee and Mexican.

I’ve always read about Jimi’s grandmother being Cherokee, but this was th...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Consider Vegetables and Herbs

The Potted Desert Garden: Consider Vegetables and Herbs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

The high season, the off season, the “shoulder season”—there are many ways we talk about the seasons in the desert. With the sun shining 354 days a year on average, it can be a gardener’s delight.

The shoulder season for the hospitality industry is late April through the end of May, and then again in...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 20, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 20, 2015!

Thursday, August 20, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's lovable Independent comics page: This Modern World watches as the GOP reaches out to women; Jen Sorenson wonders why waste water from fracking is being used on crops; The K Chronicles looks for a good coffee shop; and Red Meat breaks the bad news to the staff.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Isn't Menudo More Popular Among Gabachos?

Ask a Mexican: Why Isn't Menudo More Popular Among Gabachos?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

I live in the Bronx, in a heavily immigrant area. We have many West African, Dominican, Mexican, Central American, Guyanese and Bengali newcomers.

I’ve noticed that Mexican men seem to spend lots of time with their wives and kids. Every weekend in the park, you see Mexican man after Mexican man playi...

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