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Well Red: An Interview With Christina Hammond, the National Sales Director for Red Car Wine

Well Red: An Interview With Christina Hammond, the National Sales Director for Red Car Wine

Selling wine is not for the faint of heart. The travel schedule is grueling; the competition is fierce; and the customer base varies wildly—from masters of wine to … well, the unin...

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

You are in an art gallery, taking in all the intricacies of a certain painting, when you overhear someone say: “My 4-year old could do that.”

It’s that kind of broad-stroke dismissa...

Restaurant News Bites: DAP's Dining Out for Life; Introducing Truss and Twine; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: DAP's Dining Out for Life; Introducing Truss and Twine; and Tons More!

Dining Out for Life Benefits the Desert AIDS Project on Thursday, April 27

Dining Out for Life day is one of my favorite days of the year. Why, you ask? Well, when else can you eat ...

Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

John Wessman was a mighty developer, known for his lucrative deals across the Coachella Valley—and his significant influence at Palm Springs City Hall.

The high point of his career ...

Kool as Ever: Disco Hit-Makers Kool and the Gang Have a New Single—and a Gig at Spotlight 29 This Weekend

Kool as Ever: Disco Hit-Makers Kool and the Gang Have a New Single—and a Gig at Spotlight 29 This Weekend

Earth, Wind and Fire. Rick James. The Commodores. These were all big names back in the ’70s and ’80s—people who created music that made people want to dance .

However, no act made peo...

Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Beauty and the Beast , Disney’s wonderful animated musical from 1991, is the latest feature to get placed on the Disney Live Redo of a Beloved Animated Movie Assembly Line, with a b...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 23, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 23, 2017!

On this week's under-FBI-investigation weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some liquid nitrogen; Jen Sorenson examines Trump's budget; The K Chronicles shares an opinion ...

News

Hiring in the Golden State: The President of the State Public Utilities Commission Reaches Out to Disillusioned Federal Employees

Hiring in the Golden State: The President of the State Public Utilities Commission Reaches Out to Disillusioned Federal Employees

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  |  Elizabeth Shogren

A young lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency had a heavy feeling as he headed to work one recent morning.

Like many EPA staffers, he’s been distraught over the steady stream of negative news about the Trump administration’s plans for his agency, and what it all means for his future. That mo...

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Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

Friday, March 24, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

John Wessman was a mighty developer, known for his lucrative deals across the Coachella Valley—and his significant influence at Palm Springs City Hall.

The high point of his career was supposed to be the Palm Springs downtown revitalization project, currently estimated by experts at $350 million in v...

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Cannabis in the CV: As Jeff Sessions Equates Marijuana to Heroin, Support Organizations That Fight for Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis in the CV: As Jeff Sessions Equates Marijuana to Heroin, Support Organizations That Fight for Cannabis Legalization

Monday, March 20, 2017  |  Sean Planck

On March 15, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, while addressing a law enforcement conference in Richmond, Va., said: “I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use, but too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that Ameri...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 23, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 23, 2017!

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's under-FBI-investigation weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some liquid nitrogen; Jen Sorenson examines Trump's budget; The K Chronicles shares an opinion about San Francisco; and This Modern World goes 'round and 'round with Trump news.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Carlos Castro, a Man Who Understands the Meaning of 'Service'

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Carlos Castro, a Man Who Understands the Meaning of 'Service'

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

The service people you encounter every day, to most, are basically invisible: the clerk at the cleaners, the waitress at the café where you get your morning coffee, the plumber who comes to fix a clogged drain, the salesman at the pro shop, the person who checks you in for your doctor’s appointment....

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Ask a Mexican: Is It Easier for Americans to Learn Spanish, or Mexicans to Learn English?

Ask a Mexican: Is It Easier for Americans to Learn Spanish, or Mexicans to Learn English?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: The other day, I witnessed a young gordita retrieve a bag of Fritos, open it, then walk over to the chili station and pump two steaming piles of 7-Eleven chili into the bag. At that point, the Frita Bandita then shook the bag and started comer those nasty, now-hot, chili-soaked Fritos. Nee...

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Arts and Culture

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

You are in an art gallery, taking in all the intricacies of a certain painting, when you overhear someone say: “My 4-year old could do that.”

It’s that kind of broad-stroke dismissal that many women painters in the 1940s and 1950s experienced in the art world.

Although many women had thriving art care...

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Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Given the hatred and divisiveness our country’s socio-political climate has stirred up, Desert Rose Playhouse’s current production, Southern Baptist Sissies , seems timelier than ever.

Del Shores’ play, which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding L.A. Theatre Production during its original run in 2...

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A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Remember those many old adages about walking a mile in another person’s shoes, or being a fly on the wall in someone else’s house—all sayings that basically mean you never know what goes on behind closed doors? Well, Desert Ensemble Theatre Company’s Lovesport , now playing at the Pearl McManus Theatr...

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Movies & TV

Home Video Review: 'The Devil's Candy' Is a Fun Horror Flick With a Heavy-Metal Soundtrack

Home Video Review: 'The Devil's Candy' Is a Fun Horror Flick With a Heavy-Metal Soundtrack

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Sean Byrne follows up his very good horror debut, The Loved Ones , with The Devil’s Candy , a piece of heavy-metal nastiness.

Jesse (an unrecognizable Ethan Embry), a starving artist, and his wife, Astrid (Shiri Appleby), are moving into a new house, bought for a dirt-cheap price, with da...

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Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Beauty and the Beast , Disney’s wonderful animated musical from 1991, is the latest feature to get placed on the Disney Live Redo of a Beloved Animated Movie Assembly Line, with a big-budget effort starring Emma Watson as the iconic Belle, and Ewan McGregor as a CGI candelabra.

You may be asking yours...

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Disgusting, Not Deep: 'The Belko Experiment' Is an OK Horror Film That Is Not as Clever as It Thinks It Is

Disgusting, Not Deep: 'The Belko Experiment' Is an OK Horror Film That Is Not as Clever as It Thinks It Is

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The Belko Experiment is a decent-enough yet schlocky horror offering that thinks it is deeper and cleverer than it actually is.

Penned by James Gunn, this silly movie pits a bunch of office workers against one another after a voice comes over their intercom telling them to start killing each other off...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Death Valley Ali, Drummer for the After Lashes

The Lucky 13: Death Valley Ali, Drummer for the After Lashes

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The After Lashes are a new all-female garage-punk band with Esther Sanchez (lead vocals), Sepultura Moon (bass), Jen Corradi (guitar) and Death Valley Ali (drums). The After Lashes play kickass covers and originals. For more information, visit  www.facebook.com/TheAfterLashes . Death Valley Ali (Ali S...

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Kool as Ever: Disco Hit-Makers Kool and the Gang Have a New Single—and a Gig at Spotlight 29 This Weekend

Kool as Ever: Disco Hit-Makers Kool and the Gang Have a New Single—and a Gig at Spotlight 29 This Weekend

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Earth, Wind and Fire. Rick James. The Commodores. These were all big names back in the ’70s and ’80s—people who created music that made people want to dance .

However, no act made people want to celebrate more than Kool and the Gang. The R&B and funk band made numerous songs that became disco stapl...

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The Lucky 13: Kate London, Award-Winning Singer

The Lucky 13: Kate London, Award-Winning Singer

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Kate London is a local artist on the rise. After performances at The Date Shed, The Hood Bar and Pizza and Bart Lounge, and winning second place at the CV Open Mic Competition, she just released a new single, “Love Me Right.” For more information on Kate London, visit her Facebook page at www.faceboo...

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Food and Drink

Well Red: An Interview With Christina Hammond, the National Sales Director for Red Car Wine

Well Red: An Interview With Christina Hammond, the National Sales Director for Red Car Wine

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  |  Christine Soto

Selling wine is not for the faint of heart. The travel schedule is grueling; the competition is fierce; and the customer base varies wildly—from masters of wine to … well, the uninformed.

However, Christina Hammond makes it looks easy. She shows up energetically to dozens of appointments and tastings...

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Restaurant News Bites: DAP's Dining Out for Life; Introducing Truss and Twine; and Tons More!

Restaurant News Bites: DAP's Dining Out for Life; Introducing Truss and Twine; and Tons More!

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

Dining Out for Life Benefits the Desert AIDS Project on Thursday, April 27

Dining Out for Life day is one of my favorite days of the year. Why, you ask? Well, when else can you eat at one or two (or, uh, like seven?) of many, many Coachella Valley restaurants—and say you’re doing so not due to glutto...

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On Cocktails: Tips and Tricks on How to Make the Most of Your Bar Experience, No Matter Where You Are

On Cocktails: Tips and Tricks on How to Make the Most of Your Bar Experience, No Matter Where You Are

Friday, March 17, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

It’s time to take a break from walking around town, grabbing drinks at local establishments and pontificating. Instead, let’s talk cocktails and cocktail culture for a bit!

Tipplers of all types can enhance nights on the town by being savvy about what to expect from an establishment. How do you know ...

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