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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 4, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 4, 2020!

On this week's sad and angry weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen shows that a president's words have violent consequences; (Th)ink puts looting and repression into context w...

Other Officers Charged in the George Floyd Case; Fauci Thinks a Vaccine Is Coming—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 3, 2020

Other Officers Charged in the George Floyd Case; Fauci Thinks a Vaccine Is Coming—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 3, 2020

We hit 115 degrees today , and it’s only June 3.

Meanwhile, the country remains a mess … although we got some good news today.

Let’s get right into the links:

• The big national news o...

A New Record for Police-Related Deaths; Journalists Under Attack—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 2, 2020

A New Record for Police-Related Deaths; Journalists Under Attack—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 2, 2020

There are so many things that could be said right now, but instead, I am simply going to share some numbers with you, from our friends at FatalEncounters.org, which tracks people k...

Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of These Uncertain Times is the plight of our precious film critics: With no movies in theaters, they’re reduced to covering new releases debuting … on T...

Riverside County Under Curfew; Notable Differences Between the Planned Protests—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 1, 2020

Riverside County Under Curfew; Notable Differences Between the Planned Protests—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 1, 2020

Welcome to June! Things are a mess!

Here’s the latest:

All of Riverside County is under a curfew starting at 6 p.m. today. Yes, all of it—including the Coachella Valley. The curfew l...

The County OK's Short-Term Rentals; Splash House Is Cancelled—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: May 29, 2020

The County OK's Short-Term Rentals; Splash House Is Cancelled—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: May 29, 2020

Back on May 1, we wrote: “Welcome to May 2020—which should be one of the most fascinating months in American history.”

Well, May sure lived up to that statement, didn’t it?

It’s now ...

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Jun 02, 2020 16:20  |  Bob Grimm

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, both major parts of the U.S. version of The Office , take a satirical stab at Donald Trump’s hankering for a space army in Space Force , a pretty good comedy that I suspect will get better if it gets a second season.

The series starts slow, with an uninspired first episode....

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Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Content Shifter: Nine New TV Streamers You May Have Missed

Jun 02, 2020 16:10  |  Bill Frost

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of These Uncertain Times is the plight of our precious film critics: With no movies in theaters, they’re reduced to covering new releases debuting … on TV . The horror—reduced to the level of a common television critic! Thoughts and prayers.

Meanwhile, over here in the TV st...

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Home Video Review: 'The Lovebirds' Takes a Typical Rom-Com Plot and Makes It Shine, With Sparkling Dialogue and the Stars' Chemistry

Home Video Review: 'The Lovebirds' Takes a Typical Rom-Com Plot and Makes It Shine, With Sparkling Dialogue and the Stars' Chemistry

May 25, 2020 15:35  |  Bob Grimm

The Lovebirds —the latest Michael Showalter effort—caught my eye before it was originally scheduled to be released in theaters in April. The Wet Hot American Summer co-architect had made his best film as a director a couple years back, The Big Sick , and The Lovebirds has him re-teaming with that film’s st...

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News

Police Reforms Are Coming; Eisenhower Sees a Rise in COVID-19—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 4, 2020

Police Reforms Are Coming; Eisenhower Sees a Rise in COVID-19—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 4, 2020

Jun 04, 2020 19:05  |  Jimmy Boegle

We have more than 25 news links today—a new Daily Digest record—so let’s get right to it:

• On the I Love Gay Palm Springs podcast this week, I joined hosts Brad Fuhr, Shann Carr and John Taylor to discuss the various news with Dr. Laura Rush; The Standard Magazine publisher Nino Eilets; and Clifton Ta...

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Pandemic Stories: The Palm Springs Power Baseball Season Is on Hold—but Management Is Ready to Play Ball If Possible

Pandemic Stories: The Palm Springs Power Baseball Season Is on Hold—but Management Is Ready to Play Ball If Possible

Jun 04, 2020 16:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

There was no Palm Springs Power baseball on Friday, May 29—what was supposed to be team’s opening day.

Rather than an umpire calling out “Play ball!” and cheers from the crowd wafting on hot evening breezes, Palm Springs Stadium—like virtually all baseball stadiums around the country—was empty, due t...

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Other Officers Charged in the George Floyd Case; Fauci Thinks a Vaccine Is Coming—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 3, 2020

Other Officers Charged in the George Floyd Case; Fauci Thinks a Vaccine Is Coming—Coachella Valley Independent Daily Digest: June 3, 2020

Jun 03, 2020 18:10  |  Jimmy Boegle

We hit 115 degrees today , and it’s only June 3.

Meanwhile, the country remains a mess … although we got some good news today.

Let’s get right into the links:

• The big national news of the day: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that Derek Chauvin—the Minneapolis police officer who presse...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 4, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 4, 2020!

Jun 04, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's sad and angry weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen shows that a president's words have violent consequences; (Th)ink puts looting and repression into context with thanks from Donald Rumsfeld (yes, really); This Modern World ponders how great America is again; Apoca Clips listens...

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Savage Love: I Have Problems Having Sex While I'm in a Caring Relationship; What Can I Do?

Savage Love: I Have Problems Having Sex While I'm in a Caring Relationship; What Can I Do?

Jun 03, 2020 12:00  |  Dan Savage

Here goes: I’m a 32-year-old gay male, and I have trouble staying out of my head during sex. I feel like there may be many issues. The one non-issue is everything works fine on my own. When I’m single or “available,” I am OK. Let’s be honest: I’m a slut, and I enjoy it. But when I invest in someone—w...

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A Note From the Editor, From the June 2020 Print Edition

A Note From the Editor, From the June 2020 Print Edition

May 28, 2020 16:05  |  Jimmy Boegle

(Note: We normally edit the monthly editor's note into two slightly different versions—one for the print edition, and one for the website. However, because this month's note was so print-specific, and most of what's mentioned here has been covered elsewhere at CVIndependent.com, we're publishing the...

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Arts and Culture

Pandemic Stories: How One Desert Tattoo Shop Owner Is Coping With the Shutdown—and How She Plans to Safely Reopen

Pandemic Stories: How One Desert Tattoo Shop Owner Is Coping With the Shutdown—and How She Plans to Safely Reopen

May 26, 2020 16:05  |  Kevin Allman

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting some work on your arm, or maybe adding some colorful scales to the massive dragon inked on your back. Maybe you have a yen for a nipple-piercing … or something more south of the border.

If so, until Stage 3 of the reopening process begins in earnest, you’re out of...

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Pandemic Stories: The Children's Discovery Museum, the CV History Museum and the PS Art Museum Cope With the Closure—and Develop Reopening Plans

Pandemic Stories: The Children's Discovery Museum, the CV History Museum and the PS Art Museum Cope With the Closure—and Develop Reopening Plans

May 25, 2020 12:55  |  Matt King

The coronavirus has made a lot of people realize they’ve been living life with a gross underappreciation for human connection—including the ability to go to a museum and learn with others.

So … how do museums serve the public when people can’t physically connect?

We recently spoke to representatives o...

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Divas, Tony Winners and a Sad Clown Who Sings: The McCallum Theatre—With Fingers Crossed—Announces a Packed 2020-2021 Season

Divas, Tony Winners and a Sad Clown Who Sings: The McCallum Theatre—With Fingers Crossed—Announces a Packed 2020-2021 Season

Apr 22, 2020 11:35  |  Jimmy Boegle

Mitch Gershenfeld has been booking shows at the McCallum Theatre for more than two decades now—and it’s a vast understatement to say he’s never experienced a season like this.

The longtime McCallum president and CEO retired—while keeping his booking duties—late last summer to make way for a new presi...

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Music

Concert From Your Car: A Joshua Tree Couple Launches a Weekly Series of Drive-In Shows

Concert From Your Car: A Joshua Tree Couple Launches a Weekly Series of Drive-In Shows

May 21, 2020 11:45  |  Matt King

Concert withdrawals have been hitting me hard. I can’t wait for the day when I can again enjoy music in a crowded venue—but for now, a couple in Joshua Tree has come up with a great idea: drive-in concerts.

Jacqueline and Jeremie Levi Samson are spearheading the Drive-In Concert on the Mesa series. E...

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Getting Bright Again Will Sturgeon's Brightener Returns After a Three-Year Hiatus With New EP 'Stay Open'

Getting Bright Again Will Sturgeon's Brightener Returns After a Three-Year Hiatus With New EP 'Stay Open'

May 19, 2020 16:44  |  Matt King

While you may not always see his work firsthand, Will Sturgeon is one of the most influential people in the Coachella Valley music world.

Sturgeon was first known for his solo-project/band hybrid Brightener, but recent years have seen him take on more behind-the-scenes roles—working with other artist...

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The Lucky 13: Nicolas Lara, Singer/Songwriter of Marni, Which Just Released New Single 'Boozer'

The Lucky 13: Nicolas Lara, Singer/Songwriter of Marni, Which Just Released New Single 'Boozer'

May 17, 2020 16:40  |  Matt King

I have attended a lot of backyard shows in the Coachella Valley—and I have often seen (and shared) bills with Marni’s name on it. Nicolas Lara is the brainchild behind Marni, and has released many songs over the years—check out his stacked BandCamp page,  alaraa.bandcamp.com/music . He just released a...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: Bars Aren't as Important as Lives—but They're Definitely Important

On Cocktails: Bars Aren't as Important as Lives—but They're Definitely Important

May 22, 2020 08:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Remember that episode of Cheers —the one where Norm, Cliff and Frasier all sit at tables six feet apart?

They order from tablets that have been carefully sanitized after each guest. A single empty seat is also at each table, which could be occupied by a member of the same household, but the men are all...

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Vine Social: Zoom Wine Parties Have Been a Stay-at-Home Life-Saver—but They Can't Replace Real Togetherness

Vine Social: Zoom Wine Parties Have Been a Stay-at-Home Life-Saver—but They Can't Replace Real Togetherness

May 17, 2020 17:00  |  Katie Finn

I have kids, so I therefore watch a lot of Disney movies. In the movie WALL-E , the Earth has been destroyed by pollution, so all the humans have been put on a spaceship and blasted out to a far-away galaxy. They all sit in their own private floating chairs, watching their personal little TVs, eating ...

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Caesar Cervisia: The Pandemic Has Made It Easier for Beer-Lovers to Get the State's Best Brews

Caesar Cervisia: The Pandemic Has Made It Easier for Beer-Lovers to Get the State's Best Brews

May 15, 2020 17:15  |  Brett Newton

In these strange times, the last thing you might be pondering is: "How do I get my craft beer, though?"

However, there are options for California craft-beer aficionados. In fact, the pandemic has made it easier than ever to get one’s hands on the best beer across the state—without having to go to a sin...

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