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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

On this week's classist Independent comics page: Red Meat prepares for a festive school carnival; Jen Sorenson examines complaints about hyperinflation on luxury items; The K Chronicles pays homage to p...

Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

One is a banker; another is a Nobel Prize-winner, a third a teacher, yet another a writer. Many are happily retired. Some are well-informed on the news of the day; others are interested in exploring n...

True TV: The Holiday Movies Are Coming, Whether You Want Them or Not

True TV: The Holiday Movies Are Coming, Whether You Want Them or Not

An En Vogue Christmas (Lifetime; Saturday, Nov. 22): The singers of En Vogue (as played by the current legally recognized singers of En Vogue) reunite for a holiday benefit concert to save the nightclu...

Ask a Mexican: Why Are Mexicans and Gabachos So Similar?

Ask a Mexican: Why Are Mexicans and Gabachos So Similar?

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans and gabachos resemble each other so much? Both are very conservative about sex, marriage and family. Both are very Christian, either Catholic or Protestant. Both keep sim...

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Ba...

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News

A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

A Sticky Proposition: Environmental Groups Fear Prop 1 Will Lead to More Dams

Tuesday, November 11, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond that 67 percent of California voters approved last week, will provide millions of dollars for projects everyone likes.

It sets aside funds to strip pollutants from valuable urban aquifers ; it will bring in money to repair aging pipes that leach pollutants int...

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Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride 2014

Snapshot: Palm Springs Pride 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014  |  Staff

Tens of thousands of people showed up for a revamped and relocated Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9.

After years at Palm Springs Stadium at Sunrise Park, the two-day festival was moved to downtown Palm Springs—specifically Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 20, 2014!

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's classist Independent comics page: Red Meat prepares for a festive school carnival; Jen Sorenson examines complaints about hyperinflation on luxury items; The K Chronicles pays homage to pro wrestling; and This Modern World ponders sexual harassment.

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Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

Know Your Neighbors: Sun City's Forum Club Offers a Model for Open, Neighborly Political Discussions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

One is a banker; another is a Nobel Prize-winner, a third a teacher, yet another a writer. Many are happily retired. Some are well-informed on the news of the day; others are interested in exploring new ways to approach old problems; all are willing to engage with their neighbors for some good old-f...

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Arts and Culture

Master on Display: Christian Hohmann's Joan Miró Exhibit Is One of the Best Art Shows You'll See This Year

Master on Display: Christian Hohmann's Joan Miró Exhibit Is One of the Best Art Shows You'll See This Year

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

Coachella Valley residents have a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the development and creative world of a 20th-century master: Joan Mirό.

Along with Picasso and Chagall, Mirό set standards by which the works of other 20th-century artists are judged, and you can see why at Christian Hohmann F...

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Dated No More: Palm Desert Stage Presents a Fresh, Funny Version of 'The Odd Couple' at IPAC

Dated No More: Palm Desert Stage Presents a Fresh, Funny Version of 'The Odd Couple' at IPAC

Sunday, November 16, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

To be honest, I was dreading it.

Even though the Indio Performing Arts Center is the most comfortable theater in town (the angle of the rake for the audience area guarantees that every cushy seat gives perfect visibility; it has lots of leg room; and there are cup-holders like at the movies!), the gh...

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Movies & TV

We Waited 20 Years for This? Alas, the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Is a Dud

We Waited 20 Years for This? Alas, the 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel Is a Dud

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

After numerous stops and starts, the Dumb and Dumber sequel has finally made it to the screen, 20 years after the original.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as Lloyd and Harry, movie history’s two biggest dumbasses. While Carrey slides right back into the role of the mischievous goofball, Daniels see...

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Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

Drumming Up Torture: 'Whiplash' Is a Music Film for the Ages

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

And I thought my high school band teacher was tough!

There are natural musicians on this planet—people who pick up a guitar, drumsticks or a saxophone, and play with an enviable ease. Then there are other musical geniuses, extraordinary musicians in training who require some sort of extra push to put...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Band will return to Pappy’s for New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/paulchesne...

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Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Guillermo Prieto

I have a confession to make: I am a big fan of “girl bands.” The show at Pappy and Harriet’s on Saturday, Nov. 15, was not my first Dum Dum Girls gig.

I arrived early at Pappy and Harriet’s and sat down at my table. The Dum Dum Girls were wrapping up their sound check, refining their sound for this aco...

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Food and Drink

Sniff the Cap: Can Our Intrepid Wine Columnist Taste at Six Camino Wineries in One Day?

Sniff the Cap: Can Our Intrepid Wine Columnist Taste at Six Camino Wineries in One Day?

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

The dog wanders through the Illuminare tasting room in Camino, Calif.

Like his owner who’s pouring our wine, the pooch is chill. I try to attract the dog’s attention, to give him a scratch. He ignores me. Uber-chill. Do people still say uber? Do they use the umlaut to spell it? Über?

When I drink, I ov...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Beef Stroganoff at Miro's

The Indy Endorsement: The Beef Stroganoff at Miro's

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Beef Stroganoff

Where: Miro’s, 1555 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $28

Contact: 760-323-5199; mirospalmsprings.com

Why: Perfection in proportions.

Beef stroganoff is, on paper, a simple dish. You have your beef and maybe mushrooms; you have your pasta; you have your sauce. Mix together....

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