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'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

Harry Potter goes over to the dark side in Horns , a nasty little movie from director Alexandre Aja, maker of Piranha 3D and the decent remake effort The Hills Have Eyes .

Danielle Radcliffe plays Ig, who is...

The Potted Desert Garden: These Trees Love the Shade

The Potted Desert Garden: These Trees Love the Shade

When it comes to dressing up your patio with furnishings, a barbecue or plants, it is a good idea to pay attention to how the sun moves.

In the above picture, the patio is facing south. This means that...

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Re...

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay ...

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to...

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Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Between June 2011 and October 2014, 32 California cities eliminated their red-light-camera enforcement systems—including the city of Riverside in September, according to watchdog website Highwayrobbery.net.

However, the system continues to operate in Cathedral City.

The city’s contract with American T...

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Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Incidents Increase: The Palm Springs Library Battles an Apparent Rise in Crime, Violence

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Famed novelist Sidney Sheldon was a fervent supporter of the Palm Springs Library. Sheldon and his wife, Alexandra, even donated a bighorn statue to the library, which is on display by the entrance to the building on Sunrise Way.

I once interviewed Sheldon, who died in 2007, at the library, and he pa...

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Opinion

The Potted Desert Garden: These Trees Love the Shade

The Potted Desert Garden: These Trees Love the Shade

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

When it comes to dressing up your patio with furnishings, a barbecue or plants, it is a good idea to pay attention to how the sun moves.

In the above picture, the patio is facing south. This means that in the summer, much of the patio will be in the shade—a good thing. In the winter, as the sun moves...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 16, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 16, 2014!

Thursday, October 16, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's mind-challenging  Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at the thoughts of the counter-intuitivist; Jen Sorenson examines the job market in the America of the future; The K Chronicles wonders what in the world is going on in Seattle; and Red Meat has some winter fun.

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Arts and Culture

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos: Coachella Is the Home of a Large, New Festival Celebrating Day of the Dead

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is now celebrated all around the world—especially in many Southwestern U.S. cities. The focus on coming together to pay tribute to the dead and remember loved ones has made the holiday appealing to many artists and music...

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Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Western Lit: 'How to Read the American West' Chronicles the Region's Landscape Features

Thursday, October 09, 2014  |  Michael Engelhard

Too hefty to be carried in a hip pocket or even a daypack, William Wyckoff’s How to Read the American West is a field guide unlike any other, with a focus on patterns, variations and the distribution of landscape features.

Inspired by Peterson’s glorious bird books, How to Read the American West draws at...

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Movies & TV

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

'Horns' Has It: Daniel Radcliffe Is Excellent in This Violent Horror-Comedy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Harry Potter goes over to the dark side in Horns , a nasty little movie from director Alexandre Aja, maker of Piranha 3D and the decent remake effort The Hills Have Eyes .

Danielle Radcliffe plays Ig, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple), after an ugly breakup. Not too long afterw...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 19, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending Oct. 19, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Staff

1.  Neighbors  (Universal)

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount)

3. X-Men: Days of Future Past * (20th Century Fox)

4. Edge of Tomorrow * (Warner Bros.)

5.  Godzilla (Warner Bros.)

6. Mr. Peabody and Sherman * (20th Century Fox)

7.  Blended  (Warner Bros.)

8. A Million Ways to Die in the West * (Universal)

9. Chef *...

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Music

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Live: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Show at Agua Caliente, Oct. 17

Monday, October 20, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the late 1960s and early 1970s. Creedence Clearwater Revival produced what would become legendary rock anthems—and even headlined Woodstock in 1969.

On Friday night, Oct. 17, Creedence Clearwater Revisited—the current incarnation of the band, notably without Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman J...

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The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

The Lucky 13: JF//Discord

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

JF//Discord, aka Jeremy Ferguson, is one of the most unique DJs in the Coachella Valley music scene. Influenced by music in various metal genres, he has a unique house sound that is dark and yet brilliantly put together. He’ll be performing at B.B. Ingle’s Annual Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Palm...

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Food and Drink

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Sniff the Cap: It's Time to Go Clubbin'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

I’ve mentioned wine clubs to folks who don’t spend much time in tasting rooms.

“I think there’s one of those around here,” one woman said.

A wine club, right? A place where like-minded people get together to sniff and sip? Not exactly what I’d meant. At wineries, club membership is more like frequent-...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

The Indy Endorsement: The Grilled Miso Cod Set at Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise

Monday, October 13, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Grilled Miso Cod Set

Where: Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya Japonaise, 105 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $17.95

Contact: 760-325-3005; otootorestaurant.com

Why: The price is right—and the fish is splendid.

Several of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed have been at Nobu, the extremely high-end Japane...

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