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A Novel Film: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon Soar in 'Nocturnal Animals'

A Novel Film: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon Soar in 'Nocturnal Animals'

A jilted husband uses the power of the pen to mess with his ex-wife’s mind in Nocturnal Animals , an engaging and dark-hearted film from director Tom Ford.

Amy Adams, on fire in 2016 ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 8, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 8, 2016!

On this week's reindeer-infused weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World observes as President-elect Trump travels back in time to meet the Founding Fathers; Jen Sorenson ex...

True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

If you watched the first season HBO’s True Detective , you’re familiar with The Handsome Family’s “Far From Any Road”—it’s the title-sequence song.

That fact marks a career highlight ...

The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

What: The Merguez lamb sausage

Where: Cuistot Restaurant, 72525 El Paseo, Palm Desert

How much: $9.50

Contact: 760-340-1000; cuistotrestaurant.com

Why: It’s affordable and delicious.

A round ...

True TV: 'SuperMansion' Declares War on Christmas; 'Star' Gets Behind the Music

True TV: 'SuperMansion' Declares War on Christmas; 'Star' Gets Behind the Music

SuperMansion: War on Christmas (Thursday, Dec. 8, Crackle), holiday special: Oldster superhero Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and his geezeriffic League of Freedom are forc...

Ask a Mexican: What Do You Think About Famous Chef René Redzepi's Move to Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: What Do You Think About Famous Chef René Redzepi's Move to Mexico?

Dear Mexican: Sooooo...your boy René Redzepi is moving to Mexico. I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

From Lagos

Dear Loco : Unless the acclaimed Danish chef behind the world-acclaimed N...

Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris has always had a lot of fascinating and often dark stories to tell—and now those stories have been put to paper, thanks to ...

News

Snapshot: Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017 Awards and Celebration

Snapshot: Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017 Awards and Celebration

Friday, December 09, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

Representatives of many of the Coachella Valley's top businesses, groups and organizations gathered on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Copa Nightclub for the Best of Coachella Valley 2016-2017 Party.

The revelry was the culmination of a process that started back in August, when first-round voting in the third ...

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Business Bogeys: The Golf Industry—Vital to the Local Economy—is Facing Tough Times, but One Expert Remains Encouraged

Business Bogeys: The Golf Industry—Vital to the Local Economy—is Facing Tough Times, but One Expert Remains Encouraged

Monday, December 05, 2016  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

If you’re a casual golfer like me, you have undoubtedly seen signals that seem to portend an uncertain future for public golf courses, private golf clubs and golf retail outlets here in Coachella Valley.

When booking a tee time online, you may see more available slots—and cheaper rates—than there use...

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December Astronomy: Venus Dominates the Sky, While the Full Moon Puts a Damper on the Geminid Meteor Shower

December Astronomy: Venus Dominates the Sky, While the Full Moon Puts a Damper on the Geminid Meteor Shower

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  |  Robert Victor

Evening twilight : Venus rules! You won’t fail to notice this brilliant light in the southwest at dusk. Look for Mars to its upper left, and, for the first two or three weeks of December, Mercury to Venus’ lower right, provided you have an unobstructed view. The moon passes through this section of sky Nov....

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 8, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Dec. 8, 2016!

Thursday, December 08, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's reindeer-infused weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World observes as President-elect Trump travels back in time to meet the Founding Fathers; Jen Sorenson examines social-justice movements through history; The K Chronicles engages in a protest; and Red Meat makes a holiday mis...

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Ask a Mexican: What Do You Think About Famous Chef René Redzepi's Move to Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: What Do You Think About Famous Chef René Redzepi's Move to Mexico?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Sooooo...your boy René Redzepi is moving to Mexico. I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

From Lagos

Dear Loco : Unless the acclaimed Danish chef behind the world-acclaimed Noma is into tamborazo and Antonio Aguilar, he ain’t my compa . But the Scandinavian very well could be nowadays: It was re...

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A Note From the Editor: Good Journalism Is Now More Important Than Ever Due to the President-Elect

A Note From the Editor: Good Journalism Is Now More Important Than Ever Due to the President-Elect

Thursday, December 01, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

I wish were using this space to discuss the results of the third annual Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll —and explain how we received an all-time-high number of votes, and gush about how proud I am that our list of winners and finalists represents all parts of the valley.

I wish I were using this...

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Arts and Culture

Active Viewers Wanted: The Artist Behind a New El Paseo Sculpture Is Inspired by Movement

Active Viewers Wanted: The Artist Behind a New El Paseo Sculpture Is Inspired by Movement

Tuesday, December 06, 2016  |  Nicole Borgenicht

John Neumann’s sculptures have been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows throughout the country for decades. His abstractions are thematically tied to movement, in series focusing on mythology, dance/music—and even the universe.

Neumann is prolific; for his current Sol series, Neumann has produ...

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An Elf's Plight: Desert Rose Brings David Sedaris' 'Santaland Diaries' to Life

An Elf's Plight: Desert Rose Brings David Sedaris' 'Santaland Diaries' to Life

Saturday, November 19, 2016  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and I was hopeful as I settled into my seat at the Desert Rose Playhouse on opening night of The Santaland Diaries .

I wanted to like it—and indeed, I did. However, I wish I’d liked it a little bit more.

David Sedaris first presented his essay about working as a Ch...

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Both Historical and Contemporary: An Established Atlanta Art Gallery Heads West to Open a Second Space on El Paseo

Both Historical and Contemporary: An Established Atlanta Art Gallery Heads West to Open a Second Space on El Paseo

Monday, November 14, 2016  |  Nicole Borgenicht

After three years of visits from Georgia to the California desert, Atlanta gallery owner Thomas Deans decided he wanted to set up shop here.

He opened Thomas Deans Fine Art on El Paseo in September 2016.

“My partner and I fell in love with the desert,” he said. “My belief is more galleries create more...

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Movies & TV

A Novel Film: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon Soar in 'Nocturnal Animals'

A Novel Film: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon Soar in 'Nocturnal Animals'

Thursday, December 08, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

A jilted husband uses the power of the pen to mess with his ex-wife’s mind in Nocturnal Animals , an engaging and dark-hearted film from director Tom Ford.

Amy Adams, on fire in 2016 even after you deduct points due to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , plays Susan Morrow, a bizarre art-gallery owner s...

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Soaring High: 'The Eagle Huntress' Is a Dramatic Documentary That Will Capture Your Heart

Soaring High: 'The Eagle Huntress' Is a Dramatic Documentary That Will Capture Your Heart

Thursday, December 08, 2016  |  Bob Grimm

Director Otto Bell’s documentary The Eagle Huntress actually plays out like a cool, dramatic adventure film as a young girl aims to be the first eagle hunter in her family.

Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl living with her tribe, has always been fascinated by eagles, and wants to become a champio...

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True TV: 'SuperMansion' Declares War on Christmas; 'Star' Gets Behind the Music

True TV: 'SuperMansion' Declares War on Christmas; 'Star' Gets Behind the Music

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Bill Frost

SuperMansion: War on Christmas (Thursday, Dec. 8, Crackle), holiday special: Oldster superhero Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and his geezeriffic League of Freedom are forced to stop arguing for a hot minute to save Christmas from a new supervillain, Mr. Skibumpers (Jim Parsons), a malevolen...

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Music

True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

True Americana: Known for the Title-Sequence Song for 'True Detective,' The Handsome Family Gets Set to Perform at Pappy and Harriet's

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

If you watched the first season HBO’s True Detective , you’re familiar with The Handsome Family’s “Far From Any Road”—it’s the title-sequence song.

That fact marks a career highlight for Chicago husband-and-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks, who have been performing as The Handsome Family for 23 year...

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Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Awesome Autobiography: OFF!'s Keith Morris—Returning to Pappy and Harriet's for a New Year's Eve Show—Tells All in 'My Damage'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris has always had a lot of fascinating and often dark stories to tell—and now those stories have been put to paper, thanks to his new book, My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor .

Morris and his current band, OFF!, will be returning to the ar...

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Instrumental Ethos: Local Band Tribesmen Finally Releases Recorded Music—in the Form of a Two-Song EP

Instrumental Ethos: Local Band Tribesmen Finally Releases Recorded Music—in the Form of a Two-Song EP

Monday, December 05, 2016  |  Brian Blueskye

Local music fans have been waiting for years for Tribesmen to release some recordings. Back in October, that finally happened—albeit in limited fashion.

The band’s new EP has just two songs: “Oceans Ocean” and “Ethos.”

The instrumental band from Coachella offers hints of psychedelia, ambient and rock ...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

The Indy Endorsement: The Merguez Lamb Sausage at Cuistot Restaurant

Wednesday, December 07, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Merguez lamb sausage

Where: Cuistot Restaurant, 72525 El Paseo, Palm Desert

How much: $9.50

Contact: 760-340-1000; cuistotrestaurant.com

Why: It’s affordable and delicious.

A round of applause, please, for the bar menu.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone to a restaurant and eschewed the main ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Stuffed French Toast at the Broken Yolk Cafe

The Indy Endorsement: The Stuffed French Toast at the Broken Yolk Cafe

Sunday, December 04, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

What:  The Stuffed French Toast

Where: The Broken Yolk Café, 262 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 78430 Highway 111, La Quinta

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-318-9655 (Palm Springs); 760-777-9655 (La Quinta); thebrokenyolkcafe.com

Why: It’s sweet yet surprisingly nuanced.

I’m normally a savory-breakfast kind...

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Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Well Red: A Chat With Misty Carlson, Beverage Specialist at Whole Foods Palm Desert

Friday, December 02, 2016  |  Christine Soto

It’s hard to tell what Misty Carlson is more passionate about: hiking, food or wine?

For the sake of this column, I’m going to go with wine, but in any case, it seems like Carlson has the joys of life figured out: working with wine, living in Palm Springs, hiking a lot, and cooking almost every night...

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