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Vine Social: Do You Refuse to Drink Chardonnay (or Any Other Varietal)? If So, Please Read On …

Vine Social: Do You Refuse to Drink Chardonnay (or Any Other Varietal)? If So, Please Read On …

I am always amazed by “I never/I only” wine-drinkers. I encounter them all too frequently when they come into the shop looking for a specific wine. I quickly discover that my sugge...

Caesar Cervisia: Some Not-at-All-Lazy Thoughts on Eureka!, Rice Lagers, Multi-Packs and That Amazing New Lounge in Beaumont

Caesar Cervisia: Some Not-at-All-Lazy Thoughts on Eureka!, Rice Lagers, Multi-Packs and That Amazing New Lounge in Beaumont

I occasionally have so much on my mind when it comes to craft beer that I just have to write about it all in one column. I did this last year in what I describe as a less-lazy equi...

Politics and Musical Power: Captain Ghost Celebrates a New Music Video—and Gets Set to Release Its First Full Album

Politics and Musical Power: Captain Ghost Celebrates a New Music Video—and Gets Set to Release Its First Full Album

Captain Ghost, a four-piece alternative-rock band, is a growing presence in the Coachella Valley music scene thanks to the group’s powerful anthems and ballads—plus its political a...

Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

After two feature-directing credits, it’s safe to declare writer-director Ari Aster a master of horror. Midsommar , the sophomore effort after his masterpiece Hereditary , is 2 1/2 hou...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 11, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 11, 2019!

On this week's fun, festive and frank weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips examines Li'l Trumpy's Fourth of July speech; Red Meat gets creative; (Th)ink celebrates the U.S. Wo...

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Cardriner Bowden, a Fierce 'Diva/Goddess' and Retired Educator Who Loves to Serve Her Community

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Cardriner Bowden, a Fierce 'Diva/Goddess' and Retired Educator Who Loves to Serve Her Community

How do you tell the story of someone who describes herself as a “diva/goddess”—especially when one of the first things she says is, “I can’t imagine anybody would be interested in ...

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: Despite a Hackneyed Feel, 'Teen Spirit' Is Worth Watching for Elle Fanning's Performance

Home Video Review: Despite a Hackneyed Feel, 'Teen Spirit' Is Worth Watching for Elle Fanning's Performance

Jul 16, 2019 11:30  |  Bob Grimm

Teen Spirit is Max Minghella’s directorial debut—he also wrote the script—and the film is a bit on the hackneyed side as it tells the story of a young girl’s rise to fame as a singer via a televised talent show.

What makes it all rather watchable is Elle Fanning as that girl, giving the talented actre...

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Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

Shocking Swedes: 'Midsommar' Proves Director Ari Aster Is a Master of Horror—and That Florence Pugh Is a Star on the Rise

Jul 11, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

After two feature-directing credits, it’s safe to declare writer-director Ari Aster a master of horror. Midsommar , the sophomore effort after his masterpiece Hereditary , is 2 1/2 hours of nerve-fraying terror, staged mostly in broad daylight—and it’s a thing of demented beauty.

Dani (Florence Pugh, who...

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Breezy Spidey: 'Far From Home' Is a Goofy, Fun Return to the Marvel Universe After 'Endgame'

Breezy Spidey: 'Far From Home' Is a Goofy, Fun Return to the Marvel Universe After 'Endgame'

Jul 11, 2019 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

Tom Holland cements his status as the best-ever Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home , the goofiest—but still quite fun—Spider-Man movie yet.

Jon Watts once again directs as Peter Parker tries to vacation with his friends in Europe after the events of Endgame . When a strange breed of elemental monste...

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News

The Candidate, the Publication and the Lack of Disclosure: A 'CV Weekly' Cover Story on Palm Springs City Council Candidate Alfie Pettit May Run Afoul of State and Federal Guidelines

The Candidate, the Publication and the Lack of Disclosure: A 'CV Weekly' Cover Story on Palm Springs City Council Candidate Alfie Pettit May Run Afoul of State and Federal Guidelines

Jul 16, 2019 17:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2019 Palm Springs City Council election slate is not even set yet—that won’t happen until the candidate-nomination period closes Aug. 9—but one candidate, Alan “Alfie” Pettit, got an early start on his advertising by promoting his campaign via the cover story of the June 27-July 3 edition of the...

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Cannabis in the CV: Each Coachella Valley City Has Approached the Cannabis Industry Differently—and This Is a Very Good Thing

Cannabis in the CV: Each Coachella Valley City Has Approached the Cannabis Industry Differently—and This Is a Very Good Thing

Jul 11, 2019 10:00  |  Robin Goins

Last month, I examined the economic boom expected in the city of Desert Hot Springs as a result of its decision to embrace the cannabis industry . It was the first Southern California city to allow legal cultivation—and economic opportunities from the cannabis industry are helping turning the city aro...

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Charter Credential Concerns: The State Considers Stricter Requirements for All Charter-School Teachers

Charter Credential Concerns: The State Considers Stricter Requirements for All Charter-School Teachers

Jul 10, 2019 09:30  |  Ricardo Cano, CALmatters

Heather Williams knew as a kid that she wanted to be a piano teacher. She earned her music degree with a piano emphasis from Brigham Young University and spent decades honing her craft.

Today, she not only runs her own academy near Sacramento, offering private lessons with a special certification in ...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 11, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 11, 2019!

Jul 11, 2019 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's fun, festive and frank weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips examines Li'l Trumpy's Fourth of July speech; Red Meat gets creative; (Th)ink celebrates the U.S. Women's World Cup win; This Modern World looks at what pundits are saying about our country's border concentration camps; ...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Cardriner Bowden, a Fierce 'Diva/Goddess' and Retired Educator Who Loves to Serve Her Community

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Cardriner Bowden, a Fierce 'Diva/Goddess' and Retired Educator Who Loves to Serve Her Community

Jul 10, 2019 14:30  |  Anita Rufus

How do you tell the story of someone who describes herself as a “diva/goddess”—especially when one of the first things she says is, “I can’t imagine anybody would be interested in my life,” in an apparent contradiction?

Let’s start the story of Cardriner (Car- dree -ner) Bowden in 1963, three years aft...

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Savage Love: My Fiancé's Best Friend Is One of His Exes; This Has Bothered Me for 11 Years. Help?

Savage Love: My Fiancé's Best Friend Is One of His Exes; This Has Bothered Me for 11 Years. Help?

Jul 10, 2019 11:00  |  Dan Savage

My fiancé and I have been in a relationship for 11 years. His best friend is one of his exes, and that has always bothered me. What do I do?

Needing Guidance After Getting Engaged

You could make up your mind to get over it, NGAGE. Or you could threaten to break off the engagement unless your fiancé cu...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: 'Maid' Puts a Face on the Things America's Poor Go Through to Stay Afloat

Western Lit: 'Maid' Puts a Face on the Things America's Poor Go Through to Stay Afloat

Jul 03, 2019 14:15  |  Claire Thompson, High Country News

When she discovered that she was pregnant, Stephanie Land ripped up her application for the University of Montana’s creative-writing program. Yet her dream of being a writer in Missoula endured, shining like a beacon above the daily grind of poverty she now found herself trapped in as a single mothe...

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Summer in Stitches: Desert Rose's 'Ruthless!' Is a Near-Perfect Musical Romp

Summer in Stitches: Desert Rose's 'Ruthless!' Is a Near-Perfect Musical Romp

Jun 24, 2019 11:10  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Loren Freeman is one of the best actors in our valley—and now he’s making his directorial debut with the Desert Rose Playhouse’s summer production of Ruthless! The Musical .

So here’s what is wrong with the show: Absolutely nothing! This is a not-to-be-missed romp, with a high energy level that will le...

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Helping the Community CREATE: After Almost Closing 18 Months Ago, the CREATE Center for the Arts Is Expanding—and Thriving

Helping the Community CREATE: After Almost Closing 18 Months Ago, the CREATE Center for the Arts Is Expanding—and Thriving

Jun 19, 2019 14:30  |  Stephen Berger

About 18 months ago, I volunteered with the CREATE Center for the Arts for a week to see what it was all about.

The fledgling nonprofit was approaching its first anniversary in its inaugural home, subleasing space in a former thrift store on Highway 111 in Palm Desert. The members and students were s...

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Music

Politics and Musical Power: Captain Ghost Celebrates a New Music Video—and Gets Set to Release Its First Full Album

Politics and Musical Power: Captain Ghost Celebrates a New Music Video—and Gets Set to Release Its First Full Album

Jul 11, 2019 10:30  |  Matt King

Captain Ghost, a four-piece alternative-rock band, is a growing presence in the Coachella Valley music scene thanks to the group’s powerful anthems and ballads—plus its political and perhaps even conspiratorial lyrics.

And then there’s that intriguing name. I sat down to talk with Bradley Burton (son...

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The Lucky 13: Cynna Luchia, Frontwoman of Sticky Doll

The Lucky 13: Cynna Luchia, Frontwoman of Sticky Doll

Jul 08, 2019 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Sticky Doll is planning on putting on its all-ages Sticky Fest again this October at The Palms in Wonder Valley—but you don’t have to wait until then to see this high-desert punk group in action: You can catch Sticky Doll at the three-day Idyllwild Strong Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17. For more on t...

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The Lucky 13: 'Uncle' Ben Crowson, Drummer for Right On, Right On

The Lucky 13: 'Uncle' Ben Crowson, Drummer for Right On, Right On

Jul 02, 2019 12:00  |  Brian Blueskye

I first saw Right On, Right On during a Battle of the Bands at The Hood Bar and Pizza. I didn’t know what to think at first. The band offered a little funk, a little country, a little bit of a jam-band vibe—and a whole lot of rock, played by great local musicians. For more information, visit www.righ...

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Food and Drink

Vine Social: Do You Refuse to Drink Chardonnay (or Any Other Varietal)? If So, Please Read On …

Vine Social: Do You Refuse to Drink Chardonnay (or Any Other Varietal)? If So, Please Read On …

Jul 16, 2019 11:00  |  Katie Finn

I am always amazed by “I never/I only” wine-drinkers. I encounter them all too frequently when they come into the shop looking for a specific wine. I quickly discover that my suggestions for an alternative selection are futile when the customer informs me they will only drink this one wine.

Oh, how terri...

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Caesar Cervisia: Some Not-at-All-Lazy Thoughts on Eureka!, Rice Lagers, Multi-Packs and That Amazing New Lounge in Beaumont

Caesar Cervisia: Some Not-at-All-Lazy Thoughts on Eureka!, Rice Lagers, Multi-Packs and That Amazing New Lounge in Beaumont

Jul 11, 2019 11:30  |  Brett Newton

I occasionally have so much on my mind when it comes to craft beer that I just have to write about it all in one column. I did this last year in what I describe as a less-lazy equivalent of Larry King’s defunct USA Today column.

Rice lagers are all the rage right now for some reason. … What is the deal...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Enchiladas de Mole at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Enchiladas de Mole at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant

Jul 08, 2019 15:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The enchiladas de mole

Where: Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 68718 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City

How much: $10.95

Contact: 760-992-5133; www.facebook.com/LosArcosMex/

Why: It’s a sublime mix of sweet and savory.

Los Arcos Mexican Food opened back in 2015, on the side of the former IMAX theater at P...

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