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Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Deanna Izen Miller is opening her brand-new gallery in Palm Desert on Saturday, Feb. 18.

She’s bringing decades of experience and art knowledge to the new Izen Miller Gallery on El ...

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act in October 2015, and the law went into effect on June 9, 2016.

But for many Coachella Valley residents who have been diagnosed wit...

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

Let’s face it: The Dark Knight has been really living up to the word “dark” since Tim Burton’s Batman came out 28 years ago. He can certainly be a morose sourpuss.

Wait a minute … has...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 16, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 16, 2017!

On this week's extra-presidential (for better or for worse) weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles pays tribute to wifey; This Modern World shares some Trump valentines; Je...

Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Marconi Calindas shows the works of many different artists in his gallery, but for now, he’s shining the spotlight on some of his own colorful work.

Calindas is excited to share Welg...

Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

During the late ’70s and ’80s, while new wave was taking over the radio, George Thorogood found success by melding Chicago blues with rock ’n’ roll.

Thorogood, turning 67 on Feb. 24...

True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

Britney Ever After (Saturday, Feb. 18, Lifetime), movie: Britney Spears is a decent pop icon. She barely contributed to the writing of her own music; her singing is at maybe a semi-pr...

News

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act in October 2015, and the law went into effect on June 9, 2016.

But for many Coachella Valley residents who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a prognosis of less than six months to live, the end-of-life option remains out of grasp—...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

The far, far right started freaking out when “lock her up”-chanting former Gen. Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in the wake of revelations that he discussed loosening sanctions with a Russian ambassador while Obama was still president.

Mike Cernovich, one of those DeploraBallers w...

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Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Elizabeth Shogren

With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump on Jan. 30 unleashed the biggest assault ever made by a president on the government regulations that protect Americans and nature.

In an executive order , he mandated that two existing regulations be eliminated for every new regulation issued—and he dic...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 16, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 16, 2017!

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's extra-presidential (for better or for worse) weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles pays tribute to wifey; This Modern World shares some Trump valentines; Jen Sorenson ponders our democratic crisis; and Red Meat enjoys some special effects.

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Ask a Mexican: Wouldn't the People in Some Parts of Mexico Want Their States to Become Part of the U.S.?

Ask a Mexican: Wouldn't the People in Some Parts of Mexico Want Their States to Become Part of the U.S.?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: My parents were born in Mexico. I was born in Dallas, Texas. This makes me a first-generation American, right?

So, if my best friend’s dad was born in Mexico, and her mother is a Chicana born in the United States, does this make her a first-generation American or a second-generation Ame...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 9, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 9, 2017!

Thursday, February 09, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's extra-persistent weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat debates learning a musical instrument: Jen Sorenson looks at conspiracies; The K Chronicles salutes ... teen pregnancy?; and This Modern World giggles at liberal frustration.

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Arts and Culture

Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Friday, February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Borgenicht

Deanna Izen Miller is opening her brand-new gallery in Palm Desert on Saturday, Feb. 18.

She’s bringing decades of experience and art knowledge to the new Izen Miller Gallery on El Paseo. Miller has been an art dealer for 37 years; she opened her first gallery in Venice, Calif., and had a stint at Th...

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Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Nicole Borgenicht

Marconi Calindas shows the works of many different artists in his gallery, but for now, he’s shining the spotlight on some of his own colorful work.

Calindas is excited to share Welga ( Huelga ): A Tribute to the Great Grape Strike with the desert art scene. The works, featuring beautiful, vibrant colors t...

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Amazing 'Lessons': Loretta Swit Brings Star Power and Incredible Talent to Coyote StageWorks' Fantastic New Production

Amazing 'Lessons': Loretta Swit Brings Star Power and Incredible Talent to Coyote StageWorks' Fantastic New Production

Saturday, February 04, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

So, off you go to the theater to see Loretta Swit. The question in your subconscious, or even in the forefront of your mind, has to be: Am I going to spend the evening with Maj. Houlihan?

Hey, she played the iconic role for an incredible 11 years. You know her. You have watched her for hours of your li...

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Movies & TV

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Let’s face it: The Dark Knight has been really living up to the word “dark” since Tim Burton’s Batman came out 28 years ago. He can certainly be a morose sourpuss.

Wait a minute … has it really been 28 years since Burton’s Batman came out? Holy crap! I just totally freaked myself out. Hang on … I need to...

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Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A whole lot of people get shot in the face in John Wick: Chapter 2 , a worthy sequel to the 2014 breakout hit.

A totally bummed-out Keanu Reeves returns as the lone assassin, originally brought out of retirement after somebody killed his dog and stole his car. Many deaths later, Wick is back in his sty...

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True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

True TV: 'Britney Ever After' Is Cheap and Unnecessary; 'Billions' Is Back

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Britney Ever After (Saturday, Feb. 18, Lifetime), movie: Britney Spears is a decent pop icon. She barely contributed to the writing of her own music; her singing is at maybe a semi-pro karaoke level; and her attempts at being “edgy” and the perpetual “comebacks” are as laughable as they are tiresome. B...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Ryan 'Red' Everling, Shurp Town Records Founder and KDHS Music Director

The Lucky 13: Ryan 'Red' Everling, Shurp Town Records Founder and KDHS Music Director

Friday, February 17, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Shurp Town Records is both a local music label and a new-and-used record-seller, thanks to the Shurp Town Record Swaps at various events throughout the Coachella Valley. The founder of Shurp Town Records, Ryan “Red” Everling, was recently named the music director of the Desert Hot Springs radio stat...

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Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

Still Bad to the Bone: George Thorogood and the Destroyers Head to Morongo to Play a Sold-Out Show

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

During the late ’70s and ’80s, while new wave was taking over the radio, George Thorogood found success by melding Chicago blues with rock ’n’ roll.

Thorogood, turning 67 on Feb. 24, is still rocking today. He puts on one a hell of a show and will be performing a sold-out concert at Morongo Casino Re...

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The Lucky 13: Elexia Volz, Music Fan and Employee at The Hood Bar and Pizza

The Lucky 13: Elexia Volz, Music Fan and Employee at The Hood Bar and Pizza

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Hood Bar and Pizza , arguably the valley’s top local-music venue, has some talented people behind the bar—and beyond, including bar-back Elexia Volz. Volz is always walking around with a smile, offering people drink refills, delivering food and making sure all guests are well taken care of. Elexi...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: In a Nostalgic Mood, Our Intrepid Drinker Checks Out Three Old-School Palm Springs Bars

On Cocktails: In a Nostalgic Mood, Our Intrepid Drinker Checks Out Three Old-School Palm Springs Bars

Friday, February 17, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

I was feeling a bit nostalgic. Perhaps it was due to a post-holiday malaise; maybe I was simply succumbing to the general trend in popular culture.

Whatever the cause, I began reminiscing on my first experiences drinking in public places: a smoky blues club, Chinese restaurant lounges, fancy dinners ...

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The Beer Goddess: Thanks to New Hops and Improved Techniques, Beers Made With Fruit Are Attracting Both Newbies and Hard-Core Craft-Beer Fans

The Beer Goddess: Thanks to New Hops and Improved Techniques, Beers Made With Fruit Are Attracting Both Newbies and Hard-Core Craft-Beer Fans

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  |  Erin Peters

There was a time not too long ago when I cringed at the sight of a raspberry wheat or berry blonde beer. I thought these beers were too dainty, too affected—and frankly, not worth my money.

However, I’ve changed my tune in recent years—and I am not alone.

Let’s look at just one beer category, flavored...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Lamb Kofta Burger at Evzin Mediterrean Cuisine

The Indy Endorsement: The Lamb Kofta Burger at Evzin Mediterrean Cuisine

Thursday, February 09, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The lamb kofta burger

Where: Evzin Mediterranean Cuisine, 72695 Highway 111, No. A6, Palm Desert

How much: $11

Contact: 760-340-2020; www.facebook.com/evzinrestaurant

Why: The meat was just perfect.

My friend Jeffrey was effusive in his praise.

“Steven H. and I went to this new Greek place in PD,” he told...

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