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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

On this week's extra-spicy Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at existential threats; Jen Sorenson exposes digital dipwads; The K Chronicles adds a pinch of salt; and Red Meat enjoys a del...

The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

After the McCallum Theatre announced the addition of more than a dozen shows to the 2014-2015 season, I asked Mitch Gershenfeld—the McCallum’s president, CEO and chief booker—if he was done adding to ...

True TV: 'Madam Secretary' Gets Political; 'Gotham' Forgets Batman

True TV: 'Madam Secretary' Gets Political; 'Gotham' Forgets Batman

Madam Secretary (Sunday, Sept. 21, CBS), series debut: When the secretary of state is killed in a plane crash, Elizabeth McCord (Teá Leoni), who quit the CIA years ago over “ethical issues,” is yanked ...

Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Dear Mexican: A very close friend of mine is supposed to become a U.S. citizen. He was brought here by his parents when he was 9 and has been illegal since then.

When the laws changed, he went through ...

Meandering Mush: Terry Gilliam's Futuristic Big-Brother Flick 'The Zero Theorem' Is a Near-Miss

Meandering Mush: Terry Gilliam's Futuristic Big-Brother Flick 'The Zero Theorem' Is a Near-Miss

In the latest from director Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem , Christoph Waltz plays a computer hacker “crunching entities” on a mission to prove that mankind essentially came from nothing—and will retur...

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An Endangered Act: Conservationists Say Obama's Interior Department Is Watering Down the ESA

An Endangered Act: Conservationists Say Obama's Interior Department Is Watering Down the ESA

Monday, September 15, 2014  |  Judith Lewis Mernit

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl lives in the desert scrub and mesquite woodlands of central and southern Arizona, Texas and Mexico. It is a small bird with swaths of cream-colored feathers, measuring about 7 inches long and weighing a little more than 2 ounces. It eats insects, rodents and lizards,...

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A Bear of a Revelation: What Diabetic Grizzlies Can Tell Us About Human Obesity

A Bear of a Revelation: What Diabetic Grizzlies Can Tell Us About Human Obesity

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

Most researchers studying grizzly bears are from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or university ecology departments, not biotechnology companies.

Still, Kevin Corbit, a senior scientist at the Southern California-based biotech firm Amgen, spends his days in a lab in Pullman, Wash., analyzing bear b...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 18, 2014!

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-spicy Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at existential threats; Jen Sorenson exposes digital dipwads; The K Chronicles adds a pinch of salt; and Red Meat enjoys a delicious martini or two.

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Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Ask a Mexican: Is There Counseling Available for People Going Through the Naturalization Process?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: A very close friend of mine is supposed to become a U.S. citizen. He was brought here by his parents when he was 9 and has been illegal since then.

When the laws changed, he went through a lot of hoops, and it really didn’t look good for a long while—especially since he was already 30 b...

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Arts and Culture

The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

The New Season: The McCallum Theatre Adds More Than a Dozen Shows to a Packed 2014-2015 Schedule

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

After the McCallum Theatre announced the addition of more than a dozen shows to the 2014-2015 season, I asked Mitch Gershenfeld—the McCallum’s president, CEO and chief booker—if he was done adding to the lineup.

“There may be one or two more things,” he said. “We may have one or two surprises up our ...

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Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Western Lit: Spouses of the Men Who Developed the Atom Bomb Are Memorialized in the Deft Novel ‘Wives of Los Alamos’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  Jenny Shank

In her deft debut novel, Colorado writer TaraShea Nesbit imagines the lives of the wives of the men who were stationed in New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

Nesbit writes in the collective voices of the women, whose physicist husbands su...

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Movies & TV

The Animals Are Great in 'Dolphin Tale 2'; Unfortunately, the Humans Are Annoying

The Animals Are Great in 'Dolphin Tale 2'; Unfortunately, the Humans Are Annoying

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Call this one The Empire Strikes Back of Dolphin Tale movies, in that it is slightly better than the original (not much —just slightly), and it has Tauntauns. (Actually, that last part’s not true.)

Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. rejoin annoying child actors  Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehi...

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Gandolfini's Finale: A Weak Ending Aside, 'The Drop' Is Fantastic, Thanks to Fine Acting Performances

Gandolfini's Finale: A Weak Ending Aside, 'The Drop' Is Fantastic, Thanks to Fine Acting Performances

Thursday, September 18, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The Drop features the beautiful final film performance of James Gandolfini—and it’s not even the best thing about the movie.

That would be the central performance by Tom Hardy as Bob, a seemingly meek bartender of questionable intelligence who works for Cousin Marv (Gandolfini). Hardy disappears into ...

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Music

The Power of 3: Hank Williams III Makes Music His Own Way

The Power of 3: Hank Williams III Makes Music His Own Way

Monday, September 15, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The name “Hank Williams” is legendary. However, that name has put a lot of pressure on Hank Williams III (aka Hank 3) as he’s tried to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father. However, he’s found success by playing country his own damn way—and throwing in a little heavy metal, too....

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Indie-Punk Veterans: Reggae/Skate-Punk Pioneers Authority Zero Head for the Hood

Indie-Punk Veterans: Reggae/Skate-Punk Pioneers Authority Zero Head for the Hood

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Authority Zero formed two decades ago in Mesa, Ariz., and through five albums and many tours with some of the biggest names in music, the band’s reggae and skate-punk sound has helped it stand out.

The band will be stopping by The Hood Bar and Pizza for a show on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Authority Zero cam...

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Food and Drink

Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Sniff the Cap: Seeing the World Through Wine-Filled Glasses

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

My wine glass is half-full, its stem pushed flat into light sand.

I aim my camera at the glass. Click . The top part of the glass distorts giant waves crashing into the shore. Click . A haystack rock occupies space between wine and brim. Click . Sky meets sea in a blur of blue. Plus wine glass.

Dave appreci...

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The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

The Indy Endorsement: Benny's Bennie at Wilma and Frieda's

Monday, September 08, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Bennie’s Bennie

Where: Wilma and Frieda’s, 73575 El Paseo Drive, No. C2310, Palm Desert

How much: $14

Contact: 760-773-2807; www.wilmafrieda.com

Why: The pork and the perfect balance.

Over the last couple of years, creative types ranging from musicians to comedians to publishers have used crowd-funding s...

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