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Live: Iggy Pop at Desert Daze, Saturday, Oct. 14

Live: Iggy Pop at Desert Daze, Saturday, Oct. 14

The Desert Daze music festival has continued to grow in both popularity and acclaim. However, I am not sure the festival was ready for Iggy Pop.

Frankly, I am not sure any festival co...

On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

I think the martini, sadly, has lost its way.

Sure, three or four ounces of shaken vodka will probably get you nice and drunk, but it lacks the … shall we say, elegance of the drink...

A Nightmare for DREAMers: Immigration Attorneys Are Concerned About—but Not Surprised by—the Trump Administration's List of Demands

A Nightmare for DREAMers: Immigration Attorneys Are Concerned About—but Not Surprised by—the Trump Administration's List of Demands

On Oct. 8, the Trump White House released a long list of demands that the president had given to Congress—demands that Trump said would need to be met in order for the fate of youn...

Murder on Repeat: 'Groundhog Day' Knock-Off 'Happy Death Day' Succeeds Thanks to the Fantastic Work of Jessica Rothe

Murder on Repeat: 'Groundhog Day' Knock-Off 'Happy Death Day' Succeeds Thanks to the Fantastic Work of Jessica Rothe

A college girl learns a few lessons about life—and about not being a total ass—by re-living the day she is murdered over and over again in Happy Death Day , a so-so movie that gets b...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 19, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 19, 2017!

On this week's stunningly delightful weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson invites you to choose your own sexual-harassment adventure; The K Chronicles finds similarities betw...

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Cole, a Local Teacher and Award-Winning Actress Whose Happy Nature Is Infectious

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Cole, a Local Teacher and Award-Winning Actress Whose Happy Nature Is Infectious

Pamela Kershaw Cole is one of those rare people who always seem to be in a good mood. Every encounter I have with her leaves me smiling.

One of the reasons for her infectious mood i...

True TV: 'Great News' Improves; 'Superstition' Debuts; 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' Skews

True TV: 'Great News' Improves; 'Superstition' Debuts; 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' Skews

Way back in April, I dismissed the debut of Great News (Thursdays, NBC) as an inferior Tina Fey production that lacked the snap of 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , and I saw no po...

News

Cannabis in the CV: The DHS Cannabis Alliance Network Shows It's Serious Business; Tommy Chong's Blazers Cup Comes to San Bernardino

Cannabis in the CV: The DHS Cannabis Alliance Network Shows It's Serious Business; Tommy Chong's Blazers Cup Comes to San Bernardino

Monday, October 23, 2017  |  Sean Planck

Desert Hot Springs has been making headlines for years thanks to the city’s headlong charge into commercial cannabis—so much so that the city has earned the comical moniker of Desert Pot Springs.

But to those developing the industry in DHS, the business of cannabis is no joke.

Some of these people hav...

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A Nightmare for DREAMers: Immigration Attorneys Are Concerned About—but Not Surprised by—the Trump Administration's List of Demands

A Nightmare for DREAMers: Immigration Attorneys Are Concerned About—but Not Surprised by—the Trump Administration's List of Demands

Thursday, October 19, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Oct. 8, the Trump White House released a long list of demands that the president had given to Congress—demands that Trump said would need to be met in order for the fate of young undocumented immigrants, often called DREAMers, to be determined.

“These findings outline reforms that must be included...

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Democracy in Crisis: Yet More Examples of How the Far Right Acts as a 'Bridge Phenomenon' for White Supremacists

Democracy in Crisis: Yet More Examples of How the Far Right Acts as a 'Bridge Phenomenon' for White Supremacists

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

In a tax speech in Pennsylvania on Oct. 11, President Trump gave a shout out to "the great Jeffrey Lord.”

He went on to explain that Lord “was on fake news CNN for a long time. He was one of my few sources of truth."

CNN severed ties with Lord after he tweeted “sieg heil,” a Nazi salutation.

Trump’s fl...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 19, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 19, 2017!

Thursday, October 19, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's stunningly delightful weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson invites you to choose your own sexual-harassment adventure; The K Chronicles finds similarities between a famous cartoon character and a child; This Modern World fills in a citizen regarding the last month's insanity; Re...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Cole, a Local Teacher and Award-Winning Actress Whose Happy Nature Is Infectious

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Cole, a Local Teacher and Award-Winning Actress Whose Happy Nature Is Infectious

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

Pamela Kershaw Cole is one of those rare people who always seem to be in a good mood. Every encounter I have with her leaves me smiling.

One of the reasons for her infectious mood is her husband, Chet. “He first asked me (to marry him) when I was only 44,” says Cole with a laugh, “but I thought I was...

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Ask a Mexican: My Biological Father Was Mexican. What Does This Mean?

Ask a Mexican: My Biological Father Was Mexican. What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Note: The Mexican has been deported from his job at his home paper, the OC Weekly , because he didn’t want to lay off half his staff, so we’re re-running a column from a few years ago.

Like any good Mexican, he'll return next week with some news. In the meanwhile, enjoy a bacanora for him, porfas !

Dear M...

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Arts and Culture

Coco's Story: Drag Icon Coco Peru Brings Her One-Woman Show to Palm Springs as Part of the Outlandish Series

Coco's Story: Drag Icon Coco Peru Brings Her One-Woman Show to Palm Springs as Part of the Outlandish Series

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  |  Dwight Hendricks

One of them is a small-town pageant winner, circa 1981, who now peddles gay travel on TV. One of them has an obsession with Celestial Seasonings’ Tension Tamer tea. One of them knows all about Sordid Lives . And one of them has become an Internet sensation thanks to his melding of politics and show tu...

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Boxer, Felon, Performer: Mike Tyson Brings His One-Man Show, 'Undisputed Truth,' to Morongo

Boxer, Felon, Performer: Mike Tyson Brings His One-Man Show, 'Undisputed Truth,' to Morongo

Friday, October 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

As a professional boxer, Mike Tyson had a most interesting career. However, his life after boxing has been downright fascinating.

Despite an impressive boxing record of 50-6 and a stint as the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson’s career was marred by controversy—most notably the fact that he bit ...

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Midcentury Mecca: Palm Springs Architecture Shines During Modernism Week's Fall Preview

Midcentury Mecca: Palm Springs Architecture Shines During Modernism Week's Fall Preview

Monday, October 09, 2017  |  Dwight Hendricks

A lot of historical quirks went into making Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley the tourism mecca that it is today.

In the big-studio era of Hollywood, actors were contractually required to stay within two hours or 100 or so miles of the studio … which helped make this a haven for stars who wanted ...

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Movies & TV

Murder on Repeat: 'Groundhog Day' Knock-Off 'Happy Death Day' Succeeds Thanks to the Fantastic Work of Jessica Rothe

Murder on Repeat: 'Groundhog Day' Knock-Off 'Happy Death Day' Succeeds Thanks to the Fantastic Work of Jessica Rothe

Thursday, October 19, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A college girl learns a few lessons about life—and about not being a total ass—by re-living the day she is murdered over and over again in Happy Death Day , a so-so movie that gets by completely on the power of its relative unknown lead actress, Jessica Rothe.

Rothe plays Tree Gelbman, who wakes up in ...

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True TV: 'Great News' Improves; 'Superstition' Debuts; 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' Skews

True TV: 'Great News' Improves; 'Superstition' Debuts; 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' Skews

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Way back in April, I dismissed the debut of Great News (Thursdays, NBC) as an inferior Tina Fey production that lacked the snap of 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , and I saw no point in the casting of Nicole Richie. But by the time the newsroom comedy wrapped its initial 10 episodes, Great News had f...

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Home Video Review: Adam Sandler Delivers Oscar-Worthy Work in Netflix's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'—Seriously!

Home Video Review: Adam Sandler Delivers Oscar-Worthy Work in Netflix's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'—Seriously!

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Noah Baumbach delivers his best movie yet with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), his latest story of family dysfunction—which serves as yet another reminder that Adam Sandler can be a knockout actor when he puts his mind to it.

Sandler plays Danny, older brother to Matthew (Ben...

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Music

Live: Iggy Pop at Desert Daze, Saturday, Oct. 14

Live: Iggy Pop at Desert Daze, Saturday, Oct. 14

Sunday, October 22, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Desert Daze music festival has continued to grow in both popularity and acclaim. However, I am not sure the festival was ready for Iggy Pop.

Frankly, I am not sure any festival could be ready for Iggy Pop. But he’s exactly what Desert Daze got as its headliner on Saturday, Oct. 14.

His performance w...

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Twisted in His Own Way: Jesse Blaze Snider Is a Possible Highlight at the Desert Moon Metal Fest

Twisted in His Own Way: Jesse Blaze Snider Is a Possible Highlight at the Desert Moon Metal Fest

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is a fiery, creative force—and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: The same can be said about his son, Jesse Blaze Snider.

Jesse Blaze Snider has found success in many different areas of the entertainment industry, and is slated to bring his show to the Desert...

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Live: Gorillaz at The Forum, Oct. 5

Live: Gorillaz at The Forum, Oct. 5

Monday, October 09, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

When Gorillaz—a “virtual” band featuring four animated members—released its first, self-titled album in 2001, I didn’t know what to think about it.

Now two decades into Gorillaz’s existence, many people still don’t know what to think about Gorillaz, which was founded by Damon Albarn of the Britpop ba...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

On Cocktails: Like Your Martini With Vodka? Shaken Rather Than Stirred? Without Vermouth? If So, You're Doing It Wrong

Friday, October 20, 2017  |  Patrick Johnson

I think the martini, sadly, has lost its way.

Sure, three or four ounces of shaken vodka will probably get you nice and drunk, but it lacks the … shall we say, elegance of the drink’s original recipe.

A purist will tell you a martini has two components—gin and dry vermouth—and it should always be stir...

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The Indy Endorsement: El Cubano at Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

The Indy Endorsement: El Cubano at Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: El Cubano

Where: Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, 706 S. Eugene Road, Palm Springs

How much: $9.50

Contact: 760-832-9007; cheftanyapetrovna.com

Why: It is a tasty creation all its own.

As I ordered my El Cubano sandwich at gourmet vegan restaurant Chef Tanya’s Kitchen, the woman taking my order asked if it was my f...

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Vine Social: Local Tips and Tricks on How to Behave at a Wine-Tasting

Vine Social: Local Tips and Tricks on How to Behave at a Wine-Tasting

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Katie Finn

One of the best perks of being a sommelier is that I get paid to drink. In fact, it’s expected that I drink—specifically, that I taste everything I can, as often as I can. And I happily oblige.

This beautiful thing called wine is an ever-changing and ever-evolving experience, and the only way to truly ...

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