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Sounds in Swedish: Dungen Delivers Its Acclaimed Psych-Rock Music to Pappy and Harriet’s

Sounds in Swedish: Dungen Delivers Its Acclaimed Psych-Rock Music to Pappy and Harriet’s

A language barrier has not kept Swedish band Dungen from finding ample success in America.

The band has performed at Bonnaroo and Coachella; played on Late Night With Conan O’Brien ; ...

Democracy in Crisis: Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

Democracy in Crisis: Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

Two middle-aged men, one black and one white, were walking up a street in downtown Charlottesville, Va., yelling at each other. It was a moment of relative normalcy in a day otherw...

The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

What: The Tuna Hana bowl

Where: Pokehana, 78742 Highway 111, Suite A, La Quinta

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-564-0004; www.pokehana.com

Why: It’s a tasty (and trendy) treat.

Another trendy f...

Anticipating a Break: California Already May Be Temporarily 'Paying' for Trump’s Hypothetical Tax Cuts

Anticipating a Break: California Already May Be Temporarily 'Paying' for Trump’s Hypothetical Tax Cuts

Tax reform may not be much more than a glimmer in the eye of Republicans in Washington D.C., but their promise of lower rates and closed loopholes appears to be already affecting s...

Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

A couple of years ago, there was talk of Ron Howard directing a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower . The film would act as an introduction to the Dark Tower unive...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 10, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 10, 2017!

On this week's nuclear-war-fearing weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World reveals the backstory behind Trump's lies about phone calls; Jen Sorenson examines how the Trump ...

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Rose Mallett, a Woman Who Overcame Adversity to Become One of the Area's Most In-Demand Singers

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Rose Mallett, a Woman Who Overcame Adversity to Become One of the Area's Most In-Demand Singers

Rose Mallett is known for her singular voice, her striking appearance, and her frequent appearances in local clubs and theaters. The Moreno Valley resident has entertained throughou...

News

Democracy in Crisis: Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

Democracy in Crisis: Charlottesville and the Shattering of America

Sunday, August 13, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

Two middle-aged men, one black and one white, were walking up a street in downtown Charlottesville, Va., yelling at each other. It was a moment of relative normalcy in a day otherwise defined by mayhem.

Both men use the phrase “born and bred” to define their relationship to the smallish Southern coll...

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Anticipating a Break: California Already May Be Temporarily 'Paying' for Trump’s Hypothetical Tax Cuts

Anticipating a Break: California Already May Be Temporarily 'Paying' for Trump’s Hypothetical Tax Cuts

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

Tax reform may not be much more than a glimmer in the eye of Republicans in Washington D.C., but their promise of lower rates and closed loopholes appears to be already affecting state and local finances.

Exhibit 1 comes in the form of a disappointing haul for California tax collectors this summer: I...

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Weed Everywhere: Despite the Legalization of Marijuana, California's Black Market Could Remain Huge

Weed Everywhere: Despite the Legalization of Marijuana, California's Black Market Could Remain Huge

Thursday, August 03, 2017  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Legalizing marijuana, California voters were told last year, would create a “safe, legal and comprehensive system” allowing adults to consume the drug while keeping it out of the hands of children.

Marijuana would be sold in highly regulated stores, the Proposition 64 campaign promised, and Californi...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 10, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 10, 2017!

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's nuclear-war-fearing weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World reveals the backstory behind Trump's lies about phone calls; Jen Sorenson examines how the Trump administration is playing the Country Card; The K Chronicles features touching words from a child; Red Meat shows off Ea...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Rose Mallett, a Woman Who Overcame Adversity to Become One of the Area's Most In-Demand Singers

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Rose Mallett, a Woman Who Overcame Adversity to Become One of the Area's Most In-Demand Singers

Wednesday, August 09, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

Rose Mallett is known for her singular voice, her striking appearance, and her frequent appearances in local clubs and theaters. The Moreno Valley resident has entertained throughout Southern California, in Las Vegas, and onscreen, and she can be seen locally at both Woody’s and the Purple Room in Pa...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Let Toddlers Stay on the Baby Bottle for So Long?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexicans Let Toddlers Stay on the Baby Bottle for So Long?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do a lot of Mexicans let their toddlers stay on the baby bottle longer than most kiddos?

I work at a surgery center that specializes in children’s dental surgery, and most of the patients are Mexican kids getting their teeth fixed from such scenarios. I’ve also personally known Mexi...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: A New Book By a Self-Proclaimed Umbraphile Tells the Story of the West's Last Total Solar Eclipse, in 1878

Western Lit: A New Book By a Self-Proclaimed Umbraphile Tells the Story of the West's Last Total Solar Eclipse, in 1878

Monday, August 14, 2017  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will ride its elliptical orbit precisely between the Earth and the sun, plunging the land below into the crepuscule of a total solar eclipse.

Beginning at around 10 a.m. Pacific Time, the dark path of totality will sweep northwest to southeast across the United States, cast...

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Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

Listen up, water-loving Westerners: We’ve got a problem—a trout problem.

For decades, anglers have fetishized these silvery stream-dwellers, maniacally pursuing rainbows, browns and brookies to the neglect of other underwater life. Every year, obliging fish managers pump America’s waterways full of m...

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Art Is Everywhere: While Many of the Big Galleries Take the Summer Off, Great Art Can Still Be Found in Abundance

Art Is Everywhere: While Many of the Big Galleries Take the Summer Off, Great Art Can Still Be Found in Abundance

Monday, July 24, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

Many of the Coachella Valley’s larger art galleries tend to hibernate during the summer heat. The (relative) exodus of tourists provides time for them to prepare new exhibitions for the fall.

But the need to experience art doesn’t go on vacation—and this time of year provides art-lovers with a great ...

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Movies & TV

Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A couple of years ago, there was talk of Ron Howard directing a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower . The film would act as an introduction to the Dark Tower universe, and was to be followed by a TV series. Javier Bardem was cast as Roland the Gunslinger, the main protagonist of Kin...

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An Important Piece of History: 'Detroit' Is Worth Seeing, Even If Some Elements Seem Too Fictional

An Important Piece of History: 'Detroit' Is Worth Seeing, Even If Some Elements Seem Too Fictional

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ( The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty ) directs Detroit , an uneven yet occasionally powerful account of the 1967 Algiers Motel incident, part of a race riot that put the city of Detroit under siege.

When a man fires off a pistol from his hotel window during intense r...

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True TV: It's Time to Check Out the 10 Shows You Slept on This Summer

True TV: It's Time to Check Out the 10 Shows You Slept on This Summer

Wednesday, August 09, 2017  |  Bill Frost

The summer of 2017, like the summers of Peak TV before it, has been overloaded with buzzy hot-weather series like GLOW, Preacher, Twin Peaks, Rick and Morty, Orphan Black and, of course, Game of Thrones , to name just a few. Fortunately, there weren’t any other , below-the-radar shows that you’ll need to ...

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Music

Sounds in Swedish: Dungen Delivers Its Acclaimed Psych-Rock Music to Pappy and Harriet’s

Sounds in Swedish: Dungen Delivers Its Acclaimed Psych-Rock Music to Pappy and Harriet’s

Monday, August 14, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

A language barrier has not kept Swedish band Dungen from finding ample success in America.

The band has performed at Bonnaroo and Coachella; played on Late Night With Conan O’Brien ; and won the acclaim of American music critics. The band’s psychedelic rock sound has much to like, and at times will hea...

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Live: The Vans Warped Tour at the Pomona Fairplex, Aug. 6

Live: The Vans Warped Tour at the Pomona Fairplex, Aug. 6

Tuesday, August 08, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The 2017 Warped Tour came to a close at the Pomona Fairplex, 80 miles west of Palm Springs, on Sunday, Aug. 6.

A cloud hung over much of the summer tour after The Dickies made some jokes that angered feminist punk band War on Women during a stop in Denver, dividing many fans over questions of free sp...

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Still Burning: Although Monreaux Remains on Hiatus, Frontman Giorg Tierez Is Returning to Bart Lounge to Throw His Annual 'Bash'

Still Burning: Although Monreaux Remains on Hiatus, Frontman Giorg Tierez Is Returning to Bart Lounge to Throw His Annual 'Bash'

Monday, August 07, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

In 2015, Monreaux was on a roll. The local band’s live performances were becoming increasingly impressive, and the group’s fan base was growing.

Then the band had to hit the brakes.

Last year, before front man Giorg Tierez’ annual Burning Bash, he announced that Monreaux would not be playing at the sh...

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Food and Drink

New BBQ: Reggie Martinez Attempts to Create a Style of His Own With the California Barbecue Company

New BBQ: Reggie Martinez Attempts to Create a Style of His Own With the California Barbecue Company

Tuesday, August 15, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Some of the valley’s best barbecue is being served at … the Red Barn in Palm Desert?

Yep, the Red Barn in Palm Desert.

The only food I’d remembered there was a stale bag of chips that I once bought from a vending machine on the outdoor patio—until I found myself there one night after Stagecoach in lat...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

The Indy Endorsement: The Tuna Hana Bowl at Pokehana

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Tuna Hana bowl

Where: Pokehana, 78742 Highway 111, Suite A, La Quinta

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-564-0004; www.pokehana.com

Why: It’s a tasty (and trendy) treat.

Another trendy food has come to the Coachella Valley—in a big way.

A year or two ago, if a desert denizen was craving poke—a Hawaiian-sty...

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The Beer Goddess: LibDib, a New Web-Based Alcohol-Distribution System, Is Bringing Together Small Breweries and Eager Retailers

The Beer Goddess: LibDib, a New Web-Based Alcohol-Distribution System, Is Bringing Together Small Breweries and Eager Retailers

Monday, July 31, 2017  |  Erin Peters

What’s just as important as making good craft beer? Making sure it is available to the people who want to enjoy it.

Ever since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, there has been a three-tier system of distribution for alcoholic products in the United States, overseen by the U.S. government.

The first t...

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