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Chaos and Cameos: 'Deadpool 2' Can't Match the Original, but It's Still a Lot of Fun

Chaos and Cameos: 'Deadpool 2' Can't Match the Original, but It's Still a Lot of Fun

The happily profane superhero party continues with Deadpool 2 , a sequel that brings the anarchistic spirit of the original—although it doesn’t blaze any new trails.

Ryan Reynolds, wh...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 24, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 24, 2018!

On this week's weekly Independent comics page, which may or may not be part of a Deep State conspiracy: This Modern World takes a gander at the view from Trump's brain; Jen Sorenson ...

A Neighborly Affair: Mike Wilson and Waymond Fermon Bring Different Political Values to Their Race in Indio's District 2

A Neighborly Affair: Mike Wilson and Waymond Fermon Bring Different Political Values to Their Race in Indio's District 2

On Nov. 6, Indio voters will cast their ballots in the city’s first district-based elections, after the City Council moved away from “at large” or city-wide elections under the thr...

A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

Lisa Middleton got more than 7,000 votes to lead the way in last year’s at-large Palm Springs City Council election, becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to a...

Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

If the desert-rock gods of Kyuss had a baby with the members of the band Primus … you’d get Sleazy Cortez.

The local outfit that features bassist Derek Timmons, guitarist Nick Hales...

Restaurant News Bites: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Is Approaching; Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar Is Open in PS; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Is Approaching; Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar Is Open in PS; and Tons More!

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, From June 1-17, Boasts 100-Plus Participants

Hey, foodies: That wonderful time of year known as Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is almost ...

Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February changed something among many young people in the United States.

First came the March for Our Lives protests ...

Movies & TV

Content Shifter: Eleven Adult Swim Shows You (Probably) Don't Know

Content Shifter: Eleven Adult Swim Shows You (Probably) Don't Know

May 24, 2018 11:45  |  Bill Frost

Adult Swim, the overnight alter-ego of the Cartoon Network, has been derided as an outlet of stupid and borderline satanic TV content for stoners and insomniacs since it launched in 2001 … nine days before Sept. 11 at around 11 p.m., conspiracy theorists.

And … so what? Here are 11 Adult Swim series ...

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Chaos and Cameos: 'Deadpool 2' Can't Match the Original, but It's Still a Lot of Fun

Chaos and Cameos: 'Deadpool 2' Can't Match the Original, but It's Still a Lot of Fun

May 24, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The happily profane superhero party continues with Deadpool 2 , a sequel that brings the anarchistic spirit of the original—although it doesn’t blaze any new trails.

Ryan Reynolds, who has experienced a career explosion thanks to this franchise (and, of course, his undeniable talents), continues to bre...

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Home Video Review: Oscar Winner 'A Fantastic Woman' Is an OK Film With a Fantastic Lead Performance

Home Video Review: Oscar Winner 'A Fantastic Woman' Is an OK Film With a Fantastic Lead Performance

May 22, 2018 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

Transgender actress Daniela Vega delivers a great performance in an OK film from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio.

In A Fantastic Woman , she plays Marina, a club singer at night and waitress by day who has a boyfriend twice her age in Orlando (Francisco Reyes). After celebrating her birthday, Orlando ...

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News

A Neighborly Affair: Mike Wilson and Waymond Fermon Bring Different Political Values to Their Race in Indio's District 2

A Neighborly Affair: Mike Wilson and Waymond Fermon Bring Different Political Values to Their Race in Indio's District 2

May 23, 2018 12:50  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

On Nov. 6, Indio voters will cast their ballots in the city’s first district-based elections, after the City Council moved away from “at large” or city-wide elections under the threat of a lawsuit to force compliance with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001.

Of the five districts newly establish...

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A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

A More Representative Council? A Chat With Councilwoman Lisa Middleton About Palm Springs' Steps Toward Changing to District Elections

May 22, 2018 16:21  |  Brane Jevric

Lisa Middleton got more than 7,000 votes to lead the way in last year’s at-large Palm Springs City Council election, becoming the first openly transgender person to be elected to a non-judicial office in the state of California.

That may have been the last at-large City Council election that Palm Spr...

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Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

Voting for Their Lives: After the School Shooting in Parkland, Fla., Students Took to the Streets. Now They're Registering to Vote.

May 21, 2018 08:40  |  Brian Blueskye

The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February changed something among many young people in the United States.

First came the March for Our Lives protests on March 24, with teens around the country organizing and speaking out in favor of tighter gun-control laws.

Now those sa...

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Opinion

A Note From the Editor: Tariffs That Nobody Wants—Except for One Small Company—Threaten the Newspaper Industry

A Note From the Editor: Tariffs That Nobody Wants—Except for One Small Company—Threaten the Newspaper Industry

May 24, 2018 11:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

A couple of weeks ago, I received a notice from my printer saying the Independent ’s print costs were going to go up.

I saw this coming … but that doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt.

Here’s what’s going on: Because of a complaint from one—yes, just one—hedge-fund-owned paper mill in Washington state, the Comme...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 24, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 24, 2018!

May 24, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's weekly Independent comics page, which may or may not be part of a Deep State conspiracy: This Modern World takes a gander at the view from Trump's brain; Jen Sorenson examines ballcap semiotics; The K Chronicles looks back on a speaking tour; Apoca Clips listens to Trumpy rant; and Red ...

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Savage Love: How Should I Deal With a Party Host Who Gets on My Nerves?

Savage Love: How Should I Deal With a Party Host Who Gets on My Nerves?

May 23, 2018 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I like watersports, and I heard about a guy in a rural area who holds piss parties in his backyard. I found a mailing list for those interested in piss play, and it wasn’t long before he posted about one of these parties. People on the list talk a big game, but no one else has stepped up to host som...

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Arts and Culture

A Message of Liberation: Juan-Manuel Alonso Celebrates Palm Springs and Those We Have Lost in New Murals at the LGBT Center

A Message of Liberation: Juan-Manuel Alonso Celebrates Palm Springs and Those We Have Lost in New Murals at the LGBT Center

May 17, 2018 12:45  |  Stephen Berger

Juan-Manuel Alonso is a familiar figure at Palm Springs art events. He is tall and handsome, usually with shoulder-length silver hair and a beard. He dresses colorfully and is quick with an interesting story or witty remark.

I spent some time with him recently observing his newest creation: a new out...

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Food Trucks, A Classic Film and Lots of Fun: Street Food Cinema Comes to La Quinta

Food Trucks, A Classic Film and Lots of Fun: Street Food Cinema Comes to La Quinta

May 10, 2018 11:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

Live music. Food trucks. Massive “Beast” slobber … and baseball, circa 1962. That’s what you’ll find at Street Food Cinema, coming to La Quinta Park on Saturday, May 26.

Street Food Cinema began in Los Angeles in 2012. What is it, exactly? It’s a fun, affordable outside evening activity combining mus...

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A Lovely, Light-Hearted Ride: CV Rep's '2 Across' Is an Upbeat, Fun Success

A Lovely, Light-Hearted Ride: CV Rep's '2 Across' Is an Upbeat, Fun Success

Apr 28, 2018 11:50  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

What better way is there to deal with heartache on a 4 a.m. subway ride than to immerse oneself in a crossword puzzle?

That’s the mindset of Janet, the female character in Jerry Mayer’s 2 Across , now playing the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre. But the buttoned-up psychologist can’t seem to get a m...

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Music

Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

Miscreant Music: Sleazy Cortez Discourages Listeners From Taking Lessons From the Band's Songs

May 22, 2018 16:00  |  Brian Blueskye

If the desert-rock gods of Kyuss had a baby with the members of the band Primus … you’d get Sleazy Cortez.

The local outfit that features bassist Derek Timmons, guitarist Nick Hales and drummer Damian Garcia has played a long list of shows over the past year—and released the album Trailer Trash Blues l...

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Live: U2 at The Forum in Inglewood, May 15

Live: U2 at The Forum in Inglewood, May 15

May 22, 2018 15:45  |  Guillermo Prieto

After 40 years, U2 still delights.

U2 brought the Experience + Innocence tour to the Forum on Tuesday for a two-date run. Since U2 is not headlining the Joshua Tree Music Festival, alas, I ventured to Inglewood to experience evocations to U2’s decades past—and hope for the future.

The tour, in support o...

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The Lucky 13: Desiree McCaslin, Drummer for When Tides Turn

The Lucky 13: Desiree McCaslin, Drummer for When Tides Turn

May 18, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

When you watch local metal band When Tides Turn, you can’t help but notice drummer Desiree McCaslin—who rivals another local female drummer, KT Cathcart of Bridger, in terms of intensity and technical prowess. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/whentidesturn . Desiree was kind enough to answ...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Is Approaching; Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar Is Open in PS; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Is Approaching; Tommy Bahama's Marlin Bar Is Open in PS; and Tons More!

May 22, 2018 07:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, From June 1-17, Boasts 100-Plus Participants

Hey, foodies: That wonderful time of year known as Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is almost here!

From June 1-17—so, yeah, it’s more of a Greater Palm Springs Restaurant 2 1/2 Weeks—restaurants valley-wide will be...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Artisanal Ice Cream at Kreem

The Indy Endorsement: The Artisanal Ice Cream at Kreem

May 17, 2018 08:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Ice cream (specifically, the cookies and kreem)

Where: Kreem, 170 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $6 for two scoops, as shown

Contact: 760-699-8129; www.ilovekreem.com

Why: It’s revelatory … but your favorite flavor may not always be available.

There’s something to be said for mass-produced...

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Vine Social: Wine Scores Are a Scourge on the Industry—and Are No Good for Consumers

Vine Social: Wine Scores Are a Scourge on the Industry—and Are No Good for Consumers

May 15, 2018 15:00  |  Katie Finn

Wine is scary and intimidating. I get it; it has its own language full of science-y words. It comes from places we’ve never heard of, from grapes we can’t pronounce.

It doesn’t help, of course, that there is a whole fleet of wannabe wine experts just waiting to correct that word you mispronounced, or...

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