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On this week's delightfully refreshing weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson worries about modern online discourse; The K Chronicles spends a few days as a single parent; This Modern World examines the thing that ate America's brain; Apoca Clips checks in with Trumpy and Li'l Kim; and Red Meat deals with depression.

On this week's porn-star-lawsuit-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World wonders where all the facts have gone; Jen Sorenson chows down on the Paleo diet; The K Chronicles makes a bet with a gun-fiend friend; Red Meat worries whether his butt looks fat in these pants; and Apoca Clips finds Trumpy, yet again, on the golf course.

On this week's seasonably chilly weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World examines modern post-traumatic discourse; Jen Sorenson talks to future veterans of the online information wars; The K Chronicles covets NRA member discounts; Red Meat trains some seals; and Apoca Clips celebrates high approval ratings.

On this week's depressingly familiar weekly Independent comics page: The Parkland, Fla., school shooting is on the minds of most of our cartoonists, as Jen Sorenson examines the NRA's Safe School of the Future; This Modern World looks at a similar tragedy on an alien world; and Apoca Clips deals with a weapon in the salon. Meanwhile: The K Chronicles makes magnetic poetry; and Red Meat rejects silk boxer shorts.

On this week's gold-medal-winning weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips listens in as Trumpy talks about the Olympics; Red Meat deals with a pet problem; Jen Sorenson looks at selective free-speech warriors; The K Chronicles finds a $10 bill; and This Modern World examines the ongoing war on objective reality.

On this week's unseasonably warm weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wonders what would happen with Watergate in today's media climate; The K Chronicles wonders what's wrong with Philadelphia Eagles fans; This Modern World has a chat with ICE Officer Friendly; Red Meat needs a substitute shortstop; and Apoca Clips critiques the Super Bowl.

On this week's on-the-verge-of-a-constitutional-crisis weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles gets ideas at a spy museum; This Modern World examines how far back a Deep State conspiracy goes; Jen Sorenson examines up-and-coming cryptocurrencies; Apoca Clips listens in as Nikki Haley gets a cut; and Red Meat turns to the kid to find out why dad has so much stubble.

Some 75 attendees enjoyed fantastic cocktails, noshed on delicious food and learned a lot about mixology at the second annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship, held at the Purple Palm Restaurant at the Colony Palms Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 25.

The five competing bartenders were given the task of making a special, brand new drink with the sponsor liquor, Crown Royal Bourbon Mash Blended Canadian Whisky. First, they had to make one-ounce sips for attendees, and then they had to make five full-sized drinks from the judges and the host, Jimmy Boegle, of the Coachella Valley Independent.

Hunter Broggi, a relative desert newcomer who works as a restaurant manager at Lulu California Bistro, was named this year’s champion thanks to his drink, Lulu’s Smokin’ Crown, beating a talented field that included Rob Nightingale, of Moxie Palm Springs; Bryan Palmer, of the Purple Palm; and last season’s champion, Sherman Chan, of TRIO Restaurant.

Rob Learned, of Giuseppes Palm Springs, was voted the Audience Favorite.

The judges—Leslie Barclay, of Southern Glazer/Pacific Wine and Spirits Of California; Brad Fuhr, of Gay Desert Guide; Chris Reutz, of the Desert AIDS Project; and Mike Thompson, of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert—gave high marks to all of the bartenders’ creations.

The event was sponsored by the Purple Palm Restaurant, Crown Royal Bourbon Mash Blended Canadian Whisky and Gay Desert Guide. The event’s beneficiaries are the Desert AIDS Project and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert.

Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week continues at 12 bars and restaurants across the valley through Saturday, Jan. 27.

Scroll down to see some photos from the event, by Kevin Fitzgerald.

On this week's Tide Pods-free weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson looks at the cycle of corruption; The K Chronicles goes sledding; This Modern World watches as the news cycle rolls on; Red Meat feels bloated; and Apoca Clips discovers the real reason why the government shutdown ended quickly.

On this week's carb-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World ponders that new book about Trump; Jen Sorenson looks back at the film Idiocracy; The K Chronicles comes down with pneumonia; Apoca Clips watches as Trumpy plays a game; and Red Meat remains seated.