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Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

A few weekends back, at a party in Indian Wells, I gobbled down a tall drink in a can. The drink was red and cold … and it tasted so good.

No wonder … I didn’t realize it was cranberr...

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone o...

Incredible 'Incredibles': The Superhero Family Is Back With a Sequel That Was Worth the 14-Year Wait

Incredible 'Incredibles': The Superhero Family Is Back With a Sequel That Was Worth the 14-Year Wait

After a 14-year hiatus, the Parr family is finally back for more superhero shenanigans in Pixar’s Incredibles 2 , a sequel that retains the zippy, funny spirit of the original. It’s ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 21, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 21, 2018!

On this week's zero-tolerance weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson shakes her head as Americans are separated from decency; The K Chronicles looks at the powers Trump claims ...

Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

During the short and unsettled lifespan of California’s End of Life Option Act—signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2015, and taking effect on June 9, 2016—terminally ill...

Savage Love: I'm a Straight Guy Being Serviced by a Gay Friend, and I'm Not Reciprocating; Is This Unfair?

Savage Love: I'm a Straight Guy Being Serviced by a Gay Friend, and I'm Not Reciprocating; Is This Unfair?

I am a 24-year-old straight guy who recently broke up with my girlfriend of more than four years. One of the reasons we broke up was a general lack of sexual compatibility. She had...

On Cocktails: Jameson Shots and Loser Birds—Raise a Glass to the Service Industry, and to the Troubled Souls Who Toil in It

On Cocktails: Jameson Shots and Loser Birds—Raise a Glass to the Service Industry, and to the Troubled Souls Who Toil in It

Find what you love and let it kill you.

This quote is often attributed to Charles Bukowski, but there’s no record of him ever saying or writing it; Kinky Friedman seems to be the ac...

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Movies & TV

Incredible 'Incredibles': The Superhero Family Is Back With a Sequel That Was Worth the 14-Year Wait

Incredible 'Incredibles': The Superhero Family Is Back With a Sequel That Was Worth the 14-Year Wait

Jun 21, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

After a 14-year hiatus, the Parr family is finally back for more superhero shenanigans in Pixar’s Incredibles 2 , a sequel that retains the zippy, funny spirit of the original. It’s not as good as the first, but it is still Pixar’s best “sequel” since Toy Story 3 .

The film picks up where the last one le...

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An Original Caper Film: 'American Animals' Mixes Documentary Elements and Excellent Acting to Tell a Compelling Heist Story

An Original Caper Film: 'American Animals' Mixes Documentary Elements and Excellent Acting to Tell a Compelling Heist Story

Jun 21, 2018 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

American Animals is a heist movie based on a true story—and the film has an original twist.

Writer-director Bart Layton has made a narrative film based on the real-life robbery of treasured collectibles by four young men. Layton casts the four with the great talents of Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry...

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Musical Charmer: Good Tunes, Great Performances and Lots of Love Make 'Hearts Beat Loud' a Summer Success

Musical Charmer: Good Tunes, Great Performances and Lots of Love Make 'Hearts Beat Loud' a Summer Success

Jun 18, 2018 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons are a winning, inspiring father-daughter team in Hearts Beat Loud , a musically infused cinematic gem that will stand as one of this summer’s under-the-radar greats.

Frank (Offerman), a record-store owner (he sells mostly vinyl) with a gruff attitude, is dealing with t...

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News

Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

Tales From Line 111: It Was the First Time He'd Ever Taken the SunBus in Our Car-Crazy Coachella Valley. It Won't Be the Last.

Jun 21, 2018 13:20  |  Brane Jevric

A few weekends back, at a party in Indian Wells, I gobbled down a tall drink in a can. The drink was red and cold … and it tasted so good.

No wonder … I didn’t realize it was cranberry juice and vodka.

The party was over for me. I knew I wasn’t myself, but I was sober enough to realize it was not a good...

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Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

Imposing 'Morals': As Attorneys Fight in Court Over the Fate of California's End of Life Option Act, Terminally Ill People Face Legal Limbo

Jun 20, 2018 14:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

During the short and unsettled lifespan of California’s End of Life Option Act—signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2015, and taking effect on June 9, 2016—terminally ill patients diagnosed as having no more than six months left to live have become the targets of repeated legal challenges,...

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Cannabis in the CV: Thanks to Support From Mitch McConnell, Hemp May Soon Be Industrially Grown Again in the U.S.

Cannabis in the CV: Thanks to Support From Mitch McConnell, Hemp May Soon Be Industrially Grown Again in the U.S.

Jun 19, 2018 11:00  |  Charles Drabkin

For about 162 years, marijuana and hemp were commonly and legally grown in the United States.

Hemp fiber, although derived from a cannabis varietal, contains little to no THC—0.3 percent or less in both the European Union and Canada—and it cannot get a person high. It has been used for centuries to m...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 21, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 21, 2018!

Jun 21, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's zero-tolerance weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson shakes her head as Americans are separated from decency; The K Chronicles looks at the powers Trump claims ... and the powers he doesn't; This Modern World has problems with satire; Apoca Clips listens in at the summit; and Red...

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Savage Love: I'm a Straight Guy Being Serviced by a Gay Friend, and I'm Not Reciprocating; Is This Unfair?

Savage Love: I'm a Straight Guy Being Serviced by a Gay Friend, and I'm Not Reciprocating; Is This Unfair?

Jun 20, 2018 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I am a 24-year-old straight guy who recently broke up with my girlfriend of more than four years. One of the reasons we broke up was a general lack of sexual compatibility. She had a particular aversion to oral sex—both giving and receiving. I didn’t get a blowjob the whole time we were together. Wh...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 14, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 14, 2018!

Jun 14, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's summit-level weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles pays tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain; This Modern World quizzes Rudy Giuliani on constitutional law; Jen Sorenson looks at the New World Order; Red Meat deals with some cattle problems; and Apoca Clips heads for Mars.

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Arts and Culture

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Jun 21, 2018 12:40  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone out on the dance floor—no exceptions! I can feel all the happiness in here tonight!” This is how Robbie Hart starts off a...

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Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Hooray for Clay: Palm Springs' Silica Studios Offers Ceramic Artists a Place to Commune and Create

Jun 14, 2018 15:15  |  Stephen Berger

Do you remember what it was like to play in the mud? Well, Silica Studios in Palm Springs has elevated this cherished childhood memory into an artistic experience.

For 15 years, owners Daric Harvie, Dona Vanden Heuvel, and Tim McMullen have been providing professional studio space and supplies to Coa...

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Funny Business: Aspiring Standup Comic Jacob Cantu Hopes His Monthly Comedy Night at The Hood Is the Start of Something Big

Funny Business: Aspiring Standup Comic Jacob Cantu Hopes His Monthly Comedy Night at The Hood Is the Start of Something Big

Jun 12, 2018 18:10  |  Brian Blueskye

There’s not much of a standup comedy scene in the Coachella Valley—but The Hood Bar and Pizza and aspiring local comedian Jacob Cantu are hoping to change that.

Cantu has often made people laugh during the Wednesday-night open-mic at The Hood—and management has taken notice. As a result, Cantu is now...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Tyler Ontiveros, Drummer for Mega Sun

The Lucky 13: Tyler Ontiveros, Drummer for Mega Sun

Jun 19, 2018 18:20  |  Brian Blueskye

It's been a big year so far for local-band Mega Sun. The group played its first-ever show just after the new year—yet it took home Best New Band honors at the CV Music Awards, and drummer Tyler Ontiveros was named Best Drummer. For more information on Mega Sun, visit www.facebook.com/megasuntheband . ...

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Live: Yo La Tengo at Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Live: Yo La Tengo at Pappy and Harriet's, June 10

Jun 19, 2018 11:30  |  Guillermo Prieto

Yo La Tengo has been together nearly 35 years—and the band finally made it to Pappy and Harriet’s for a sold-out outdoor show on Sunday, June 10.

Yo La Tengo is often compared with the Velvet Underground—so much so that Yo La Tengo played the nameless band evocative of Velvet Underground in the movie...

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Live With Photos: Splash House, June 8-10

Live With Photos: Splash House, June 8-10

Jun 18, 2018 16:35  |  Guillermo Prieto

A sold-out Splash House officially got the summer season started in Palm Springs June 8-10. The celebration started at the Palm Springs Air Museum on a pleasant if windy summer night, before the daytime fun began at The Renaissance, The Riviera and The Saguaro.

I’ve been coming to Splash House for a ...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Wexler's Deli Coming to the Arrive Hotel; Some Places Are Expanding Their Hours for the Summer—and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Wexler's Deli Coming to the Arrive Hotel; Some Places Are Expanding Their Hours for the Summer—and Much More!

Jun 22, 2018 12:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Wexler’s Deli to Replace Reservoir at Palm Springs’ Arrive Hotel

A popular Los Angeles Jewish deli is coming to one of Palm Springs’ hippest spots in the fall.

Wexler’s Deli—which has three L.A.-area locations—will take over the space at Arrive Hotel, at 1551 N. Palm Canyon Drive, now occupied by Reser...

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On Cocktails: Jameson Shots and Loser Birds—Raise a Glass to the Service Industry, and to the Troubled Souls Who Toil in It

On Cocktails: Jameson Shots and Loser Birds—Raise a Glass to the Service Industry, and to the Troubled Souls Who Toil in It

Jun 20, 2018 07:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Find what you love and let it kill you.

This quote is often attributed to Charles Bukowski, but there’s no record of him ever saying or writing it; Kinky Friedman seems to be the actual source. I am now suspicious of every popular quote these days after being burned enough times.

Actually, I like this...

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Vine Social: 'Natural Wine' Is All the Rage Among Millennials—and They May Be Onto Something

Vine Social: 'Natural Wine' Is All the Rage Among Millennials—and They May Be Onto Something

Jun 14, 2018 13:15  |  Katie Finn

Oh, millennials. They’re so hard to keep up with, with all their abbreviated words and vegan, plant-based burgers.

Snark aside, millennials have an overwhelming amount of consumer power—so what they want, they get. The wine world is no exception, and right now, what millennials want is the wine equiv...

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