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Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

The desert isn’t just a place to create art for Cristopher Cichocki; the desert is also his muse—and at times, his art includes actual pieces of the desert. His works have showcase...

A Brilliant Brain-Buster: 'Sorry to Bother You' Is One of the Most Unusual Films You'll Ever Watch

A Brilliant Brain-Buster: 'Sorry to Bother You' Is One of the Most Unusual Films You'll Ever Watch

First-time director and screenwriter Boots Riley (leader of musical group The Coup) creates one of the craziest movies you will ever see with Sorry to Bother You , a hilarious, nasty...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 19, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 19, 2018!

On this week's treason-fearing weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles offers a tip o' the hat to the protesters in London; This Modern World previews the path to the Suprem...

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

Shooter Jennings—the son of the late, great Waylon Jennings—is usually considered a country artist. However, his love of taking creative risks has allowed him to transcend country ...

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

When most residents of the Coachella Valley go to the polls on Nov. 6, for the first time, they will be able to either cast a vote directly impacting future access to important hea...

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

I’m a 20-year-old submissive woman. I’m currently in a confusing affair with a 50-year-old dominant married man. He lives in Europe and has two kids close to my age. We met online ...

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

I recently went to check out a new bar—let’s just say it’s in a Coachella Valley town east of Palm Springs—after a guest told me he got an old fashioned there that was “OK, actuall...

Movies & TV

A Brilliant Brain-Buster: 'Sorry to Bother You' Is One of the Most Unusual Films You'll Ever Watch

A Brilliant Brain-Buster: 'Sorry to Bother You' Is One of the Most Unusual Films You'll Ever Watch

Jul 19, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

First-time director and screenwriter Boots Riley (leader of musical group The Coup) creates one of the craziest movies you will ever see with Sorry to Bother You , a hilarious, nasty and even scary showcase for the talents of Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.

This is comedic satire at its screwiest...

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The Rock Is Wasted: 'Skyscraper' Is a Boring, Lifeless Slog

The Rock Is Wasted: 'Skyscraper' Is a Boring, Lifeless Slog

Jul 19, 2018 07:50  |  Bob Grimm

I’m all for giving Dwayne Johnson a chance to truly act and emote. I think he can do more than just run around and raise that eyebrow. (In fact, I loved him in Pain and Gain .) So … asking him to be solemn and humorless in a movie about a crazy skyscraper catching fire, Towering Inferno -style, is a hug...

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PTSD Piece: The Heartbreaking 'Leave No Trace' Is One of the Year's Best Films

PTSD Piece: The Heartbreaking 'Leave No Trace' Is One of the Year's Best Films

Jul 18, 2018 10:00  |  Bob Grimm

Ben Foster—currently tied with Ethan Hawke for the title of World’s Most Improved Actor—is phenomenal in Leave No Trace as Will, a homeless vet living in an Oregon park with his daughter, Tom (an incredible Thomasin McKenzie).

Will trains his daughter to live off the land—and how not to be seen. When a...

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News

Finally a True Sanctuary: The Founders of Palm Springs' Transitional Facility for LGBT Youth Have Discovered Disconcerting Things Along the Way

Finally a True Sanctuary: The Founders of Palm Springs' Transitional Facility for LGBT Youth Have Discovered Disconcerting Things Along the Way

Jul 20, 2018 13:25  |  Brian Blueskye

David Rothmiller and LD Thompson have learned some unsettling lessons since founding the LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs—a transitional housing facility for LGBT and allied youth—back in 2015.

They’ve also had to jump through a lot of hoops related to licensing and regulations before finally opening and ...

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Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Expansion and Revision: The Desert Healthcare District Attempts to Grow as It Moves to District-Based Voting

Jul 18, 2018 11:20  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

When most residents of the Coachella Valley go to the polls on Nov. 6, for the first time, they will be able to either cast a vote directly impacting future access to important health care services, or elect a representative to champion their specific community needs.

Some voters living in the curren...

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Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Jul 16, 2018 13:30  |  Charles Drabkin

On July 13, California’s three state cannabis-licensing authorities—the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department of Public Health—announced the publication of proposed “non-emergency” regulations that would replace the rules under w...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 19, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 19, 2018!

Jul 19, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's treason-fearing weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles offers a tip o' the hat to the protesters in London; This Modern World previews the path to the Supreme Court; Jen Sorenson ponders the pros and cons of the likely new Supreme Court; Red Meat judges a posedown; and Apoca C...

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Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: I'm a Submissive Woman, 20, in Love With a 50-Year-Old Married Man in Europe; What Should I Do?

Jul 18, 2018 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a 20-year-old submissive woman. I’m currently in a confusing affair with a 50-year-old dominant married man. He lives in Europe and has two kids close to my age. We met online when I was 17 and starting to explore my BDSM desires—out of the reach of my overbearing, sex-shaming, disastrously reli...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

Jul 12, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's LeBron James-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World tries to figure out why the current moment is so alarming; Jen Sorenson brings politics into real life; The K Chronicles honors a literary great in a classic comic; Red Meat forms an alliance with the Almighty; and Apoc...

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Arts and Culture

Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Experimental and Conceptual: The Desert-Centered Works of Cristopher Cichocki Get the Spotlight at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Jul 19, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The desert isn’t just a place to create art for Cristopher Cichocki; the desert is also his muse—and at times, his art includes actual pieces of the desert. His works have showcased the beauty, the darkness and the catastrophes of the desert and its ecosystem.

Cichocki’s work has been shown around th...

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Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Jul 12, 2018 13:30  |  Claire Thompson, High Country News

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books form some of my earliest literary memories. Reading them—first with my mom and then on my own—sparked my fascination with stories of the past, memories of true-life history fueling my imagination more than fantasy or science fiction.

But history can be hard to ...

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Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Jun 23, 2018 19:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Believe it or not, I have 10 years of experience with female incarceration! Yes, me!

OK … it was as a weekly volunteer at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. But still …

For most of us, there is something fascinating about the behind-locked-doors aspect of prisons, as many movies and TV shows have fou...

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Music

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

A Career of Left Turns: Shooter Jennings Plays Two Nights at Pappy and Harriet's as He Releases a 'Real Country Record'

Jul 18, 2018 14:45  |  Brian Blueskye

Shooter Jennings—the son of the late, great Waylon Jennings—is usually considered a country artist. However, his love of taking creative risks has allowed him to transcend country in some awesome ways.

On Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10, he’ll enjoy a rare two-night stint at Pappy and Harriet’s Pi...

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Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Hip Hop Interrupted: After a Member Departs, The Bermuda Abandons an Album and Continues on as a Duo

Jul 17, 2018 16:20  |  Brian Blueskye

Not long ago, hip-hop trio The Bermuda was getting ready to release a brand-new album.

After the departure of one of the members, however, that album will almost certainly never be released. Meanwhile, the two remaining members of The Bermuda—Ivy the Giant (Ivan Recendes) and the Madd Hatter (Taylor ...

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The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

Jul 12, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The Flusters have been busy playing shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, and preparing the band’s second EP; according to frontman Doug VanSant, the new music will drop in the fall. For more information, visit www.theflusters.com . In the meantime, we checked in with guitarist Danny White and asked him...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

On Cocktails: After a Mediocre Southside on the East Side, Our Intrepid Imbiber Finds Bliss at The Pink Cabana

Jul 17, 2018 19:00  |  Kevin Carlow

I recently went to check out a new bar—let’s just say it’s in a Coachella Valley town east of Palm Springs—after a guest told me he got an old fashioned there that was “OK, actually, after the big ice cube melted a bit.”

Since most bartenders still don’t seem to realize that water is an essential ing...

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Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Jul 15, 2018 18:45  |  Katie Finn

My introduction to the world of canned wine came earlier this spring, when I stumbled upon a unique beer/fruit/wine fusion called Foxie. I was delighted to see it is a collaboration between an awesome winery out of Paso Robles called Field Recordings, and Hoxie Spritzer, the Southern California comp...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

Jul 12, 2018 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The roasted suckling pig

Where: Alebrije Bistro Mexico, 1107 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $28

Contact: 760-537-1279; www.alebrijeps.com

Why: It’s a surprisingly refined dish.

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week brought both disappointments and delicious finds at the handful of participan...

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