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On Cocktails: With the Proper Knowledge and Technique, Anybody Can Make Perfect Heat-Busting Drinks

On Cocktails: With the Proper Knowledge and Technique, Anybody Can Make Perfect Heat-Busting Drinks

Hot, isn’t it? Well, don’t fret; I am here to help. This month, I thought I would give you some basic tips and tricks to beat the heat—cocktail-wise, at least.

The most common quest...

Kick-Ass Country-Rock: Chris Shiflett Comes to Pappy and Harriet's to Share His 'Hard Lessons'

Kick-Ass Country-Rock: Chris Shiflett Comes to Pappy and Harriet's to Share His 'Hard Lessons'

Chris Shiflett’s new album, Hard Lessons , proves that he’s onto something with his high-energy, kick-ass rock-country sound.

After touring with the Foo Fighters behind the band’s 201...

Vine Social: Even If You're Not a Fan of White Wines, There Are Plenty of Wines You Can Savor Over the Summer

Vine Social: Even If You're Not a Fan of White Wines, There Are Plenty of Wines You Can Savor Over the Summer

We have entered the temperature ugh zone , where the only thing anyone can talk about is how disgusting it is outside. Yes, the next few months will be miserable, but as my Canadian ...

Live: Splash House, Various Venues, June 7-9

Live: Splash House, Various Venues, June 7-9

I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the twice-per-summer Splash House festival for at least five years. While the venues have changed over the years, it’s almost always hot as hel...

Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Matthew Polamalu was spending 90 minutes each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough.

He sa...

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Despite speculation about bold moves—in a far-left direction, even for this blue state—Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative Democrats actually landed a budget Thursday that’s surgical...

Unreconstructed '50s Man: Folk-Rock Songwriting Legend Don McLean Comes to Fantasy Springs

Unreconstructed '50s Man: Folk-Rock Songwriting Legend Don McLean Comes to Fantasy Springs

What do you get when you take ’50s-style rock ’n’ roll and meld it with folk-music songwriting?

The answer: You get Don McLean.

The man—best known, of course, for his wildly successf...

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: Robert Pattinson Stars in 'High Life,' One of the Better Dark Sci-Fi Films in Recent Years

Home Video Review: Robert Pattinson Stars in 'High Life,' One of the Better Dark Sci-Fi Films in Recent Years

Jun 17, 2019 15:30  |  Bob Grimm

Robert Pattinson, the man who will be Batman, continues establishing himself as one of his generation’s finest actors with High Life , a dark, scarily effective sci-fi thriller.

Directed and co-written by Claire Denis, the film stars Pattinson as Monte, a death-row inmate sent into space with a crew of...

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Slow Zombie Laughs: If You Can Handle Jim Jarmusch's Slow Filmmaking, You'll Enjoy 'The Dead Don't Die'

Slow Zombie Laughs: If You Can Handle Jim Jarmusch's Slow Filmmaking, You'll Enjoy 'The Dead Don't Die'

Jun 13, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The zombie genre gets the Jim Jarmusch treatment with mild levels of success in The Dead Don’t Die , an often funny, sometimes scary and always amusing horror-comedy effort from the famed director.

Jarmusch has done horror before, most notably with his atmospheric vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive and...

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Feeling the Love: 'Rocketman' Is a Bold, Interesting Look at Elton John's Life

Feeling the Love: 'Rocketman' Is a Bold, Interesting Look at Elton John's Life

Jun 10, 2019 14:30  |  Bob Grimm

Dexter Fletcher, the director who helped take a shit on Freddie Mercury’s legacy with the dumpster fire that was last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody (he finished the job after Bryan Singer was fired), fares much better with Rocketman , this celebration of Elton John.

The movie tells Elton John’s story through ...

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News

Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Cannabis in the CV: Desert Hot Springs Is Poised to Reap the Benefits of Being a Haven for Marijuana Businesses

Jun 18, 2019 15:31  |  Robin Goins

The Coachella Valley continues to grow as a cannabis destination—and no city is more prepared to reap the benefits than Desert Hot Springs.

The city has experienced an often-turbulent history, but when it comes to cannabis, it’s been the little city that could, because of its proactiveness and foresi...

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Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Dorm Time? Many of California's Community Colleges Consider Building Student Housing

Jun 13, 2019 16:00  |  Felicia Mello, CALmatters

Matthew Polamalu was spending 90 minutes each day commuting back and forth to community college along Southern California’s congested freeways when he decided he’d had enough.

He sat down at his computer and Googled “community colleges with dorms.”

“I was just looking for the full college experience,”...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Reading Between the Lines of California's New $215 Billion Budget

Jun 13, 2019 15:00  |  Judy Lin, CALmatters

Despite speculation about bold moves—in a far-left direction, even for this blue state—Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative Democrats actually landed a budget Thursday that’s surgical about new taxing and spending while still keeping promises to help poor Californians and working families.

Under the $21...

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Opinion

Savage Love: After My Wife Said She No Longer Wanted to Do Certain Things, She Had an Affair and Did Those Things; What Should I Do?

Savage Love: After My Wife Said She No Longer Wanted to Do Certain Things, She Had an Affair and Did Those Things; What Should I Do?

Jun 19, 2019 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I found your column after a Google search. I saw your e-mail address at the bottom and was hoping for some insight.

My issue is this: Two years into our 23-year marriage, my wife declared that she didn’t want to kiss me or perform oral on me. Several years ago, she had an affair and confessed that sh...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 13, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 13, 2019!

Jun 13, 2019 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's convection oven-like weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World eavesdrops on some purveyors of "fake news"; Jen Sorenson ponders the Democratic Party's 2020 election strategy; The K Chronicles offers a tribute to Dr. John, who passed away earlier this month; Red Meat chats with ...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Phil Drucker, a Healthy-Living Lawyer Who Won a Battle With Cancer

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Phil Drucker, a Healthy-Living Lawyer Who Won a Battle With Cancer

Jun 12, 2019 14:45  |  Anita Rufus

“When I first went to the radiologist,” says Phil Drucker, “he told me, ‘Other than the cancer, you’re a really healthy guy.’ I’ve been a vegetarian, haven’t smoked since I was 22, and hardly ever drink. I kept thinking, ‘This just isn’t possible.’”

Drucker, 60 and a La Quinta resident for the past e...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: Pam Houston Shares Personal Tales About Rural Living in 'Deep Creek'

Western Lit: Pam Houston Shares Personal Tales About Rural Living in 'Deep Creek'

Jun 13, 2019 14:50  |  Michael Berry, High Country News

When your homestead in the Colorado Rockies is threatened by wildfire, it’s easy to believe you have a front-row seat at the Apocalypse. In her recent memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country , novelist and essayist Pam Houston sees the disaster of climate change already unfolding at her r...

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Shows for the Community: Encore Wants to Present Affordable Theater With a Message

Shows for the Community: Encore Wants to Present Affordable Theater With a Message

Jun 06, 2019 14:15  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

There’s a new entry in the Coachella Valley theater scene: Meet the Encore Theatre District.

Encore began in February 2017, when artistic director Tiffanie Patscheck and her son, Jeremiah Rhoads, took the first steps toward making their dream—presenting financially accessible theater with a message—i...

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High Desert Destinations: Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Have a Lot to Offer Lovers of Visual Arts

High Desert Destinations: Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Have a Lot to Offer Lovers of Visual Arts

May 23, 2019 11:00  |  Stephen Berger

Summer looms large on the horizon. Months of triple-digit temperatures take their toll, and we all look for ways to escape the heat—even if only for a brief period.

The high desert cities of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley offer some relief, with temperatures averaging about 10 degrees cooler than those...

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Music

Kick-Ass Country-Rock: Chris Shiflett Comes to Pappy and Harriet's to Share His 'Hard Lessons'

Kick-Ass Country-Rock: Chris Shiflett Comes to Pappy and Harriet's to Share His 'Hard Lessons'

Jun 18, 2019 07:00  |  Brian Blueskye

Chris Shiflett’s new album, Hard Lessons , proves that he’s onto something with his high-energy, kick-ass rock-country sound.

After touring with the Foo Fighters behind the band’s 2017 release, Concrete and Gold , Shiflett released Hard Lessons in June and announced a four-date record-release tour—and one ...

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The Lucky 13: Anthony Ferrer, Guitarist for Empty Seat

The Lucky 13: Anthony Ferrer, Guitarist for Empty Seat

Jun 17, 2019 16:00  |  Brian Blueskye

After a hiatus from the local music scene, Empty Seat is back. Fronted by Red, a powerful female vocalist, the band melds alternative rock and punk. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/EmptySeatband . The guitarist, Anthony Ferrer, was kind enough to answer the Lucky 13; here are his answers....

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Live: Longshot, Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Live: Longshot, Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Jun 16, 2019 20:30  |  Guillermo Prieto

Several weeks ago, I got an email from music photographer Christina Sanchez, asking me if I was going to see The Longshot at Pappy and Harriet’s. Sanchez does not often go to Pappy’s, and because she covers bands that almost guarantee you’ll get hurt in a mosh pit, I figured The Longshot was some ha...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: With the Proper Knowledge and Technique, Anybody Can Make Perfect Heat-Busting Drinks

On Cocktails: With the Proper Knowledge and Technique, Anybody Can Make Perfect Heat-Busting Drinks

Jun 18, 2019 14:30  |  Kevin Carlow

Hot, isn’t it? Well, don’t fret; I am here to help. This month, I thought I would give you some basic tips and tricks to beat the heat—cocktail-wise, at least.

The most common question I ask guests at the bar is: “Shaken and citrusy, or stirred and boozy?” Why? Well, most people generally think of dr...

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Vine Social: Even If You're Not a Fan of White Wines, There Are Plenty of Wines You Can Savor Over the Summer

Vine Social: Even If You're Not a Fan of White Wines, There Are Plenty of Wines You Can Savor Over the Summer

Jun 17, 2019 07:00  |  Katie Finn

We have entered the temperature ugh zone , where the only thing anyone can talk about is how disgusting it is outside. Yes, the next few months will be miserable, but as my Canadian grandmother used to say, “The desert is hot, but at least I don’t have to shovel the sand.”

While it’s sweltering outside...

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The Indy Endorsement: The French Dip With Tater Tots at Revel Public House

The Indy Endorsement: The French Dip With Tater Tots at Revel Public House

Jun 13, 2019 16:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The French dip with tots

Where: Revel Public House, 140 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $15.50 at lunch

Contact: 760-325-9464; revelps.com

Why: It’s a perfectly put-together sandwich.

The French dip sandwich, despite the name, is not at all French—it was actually born right here in Southern ...

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