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Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

When my wine counterpart in these pages, Katie Finn, suggested that we pull a beverage version of Trading Places— where she curated a list of wines for me to taste while I returned the...

Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Julie Su wants the world’s fifth-largest economy to remain a global juggernaut. To do so, California’s labor secretary acknowledges, the state will need to position its workforce f...

Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

“There are three ways in which we may rule,” said Charles Aycock, then the soon-to-be governor of North Carolina, to his supporters in 1900. “By force, by fraud or by law. We have ...

'Breaking' Some More: Jesse Pinkman Gets His Due in Netflix's Movie Continuation of Vince Gilligan's Groundbreaking Series

'Breaking' Some More: Jesse Pinkman Gets His Due in Netflix's Movie Continuation of Vince Gilligan's Groundbreaking Series

Breaking Bad , one of the greatest TV series of all time, ended six years ago. Since then, creator Vince Gilligan has been serving up Better Call Saul , a nice extension of the Breakin...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 17, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 17, 2019!

On this week's fresh-and-fruity weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat chronicles Earl's new job at the DMV; Apoca Clips listens in as Don Jr. and Eric discuss Hunter Biden's alleg...

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Jane Fessier—Wife, Mother and Teacher of the Next Generation of Theater Professionals

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Jane Fessier—Wife, Mother and Teacher of the Next Generation of Theater Professionals

She is an accomplished actress, teacher, wife and mother—a woman who makes a difference in the community.

Jane Fessier, 68, was born and raised in San Rafael in Northern California....

The Lucky 13: Giselle Woo, Guitarist and Frontwoman of Giselle Woo and the Night Owls, Performing at Synergy Fest

The Lucky 13: Giselle Woo, Guitarist and Frontwoman of Giselle Woo and the Night Owls, Performing at Synergy Fest

It’s always exciting to see a talented local musician work his or her way up the ladder of success—and from being able to drop a two-hour set on any night of the week to playing at...

Movies & TV

'Breaking' Some More: Jesse Pinkman Gets His Due in Netflix's Movie Continuation of Vince Gilligan's Groundbreaking Series

'Breaking' Some More: Jesse Pinkman Gets His Due in Netflix's Movie Continuation of Vince Gilligan's Groundbreaking Series

Oct 17, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Breaking Bad , one of the greatest TV series of all time, ended six years ago. Since then, creator Vince Gilligan has been serving up Better Call Saul , a nice extension of the Breaking Bad universe that will go into its fifth season next year.

However, Better Call Saul is a prequel, meaning the Breaking Bad...

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Home Video Review: Hulu's 'Little Monsters' Starts Off as a Funny Film—Before Falling Apart After a Zombie Attack

Home Video Review: Hulu's 'Little Monsters' Starts Off as a Funny Film—Before Falling Apart After a Zombie Attack

Oct 14, 2019 11:15  |  Bob Grimm

Little Monsters starts off as a very funny movie about a loser musician (Alexander England) in Australia—but it falls apart after a zombie attack tries to turn it into a horror film.

England is very funny as Dave, who is having relationship problems and winds up living with his sister, Tess (Kat Stewa...

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The Substance of Horror: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Presents Scary Double-Features on Fridays Throughout the Fall

The Substance of Horror: The Palm Springs Cultural Center Presents Scary Double-Features on Fridays Throughout the Fall

Oct 10, 2019 15:15  |  Jimmy Boegle

David Graves is really passionate about horror films—so passionate, in fact, that he has convinced the Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center to present horror-film double-features most Friday nights through the end of the year.

The Art of Darkness series debuts this Friday, Oct. 11, with...

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News

Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Job Talk: A Chat With California's Labor Secretary About AB 5, Income Inequality and the Future of Work

Oct 17, 2019 13:30  |  Judy Lin, CalMatters

Julie Su wants the world’s fifth-largest economy to remain a global juggernaut. To do so, California’s labor secretary acknowledges, the state will need to position its workforce for the jobs of the future—a catchall term that encompasses not only the promise of innovation, but also the dystopian th...

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Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

Informed Dissent: Donald Trump Will Hold Onto Power 'by Force, by Fraud or by Law'—Whatever It Takes

Oct 17, 2019 11:40  |  Jeffrey C. Billman

“There are three ways in which we may rule,” said Charles Aycock, then the soon-to-be governor of North Carolina, to his supporters in 1900. “By force, by fraud or by law. We have ruled by force; we can rule by fraud; but we want to rule by law.”

Aycock was rallying his fellow white supremacists not ...

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A Mix of Birdies and Bogies: Palm Desert's Braden Bernaldo, 14, Looks Back at a Golf Experience of a Lifetime

A Mix of Birdies and Bogies: Palm Desert's Braden Bernaldo, 14, Looks Back at a Golf Experience of a Lifetime

Oct 14, 2019 14:30  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

A while back, local media went crazy over Braden Bernaldo, a 14-year-old Palm Desert High School sophomore.

In July, the golf prodigy was selected as one of just 78 youth members, boys and girls, of the nationwide First Tee organization to play in the annual Juniors competition—and that meant Bernald...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 17, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 17, 2019!

Oct 17, 2019 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's fresh-and-fruity weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat chronicles Earl's new job at the DMV; Apoca Clips listens in as Don Jr. and Eric discuss Hunter Biden's alleged misdeeds; The K Chronicles gets wistful about the joys of being young; This Modern World ponders some extremely good-...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Jane Fessier—Wife, Mother and Teacher of the Next Generation of Theater Professionals

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Jane Fessier—Wife, Mother and Teacher of the Next Generation of Theater Professionals

Oct 16, 2019 14:30  |  Anita Rufus

She is an accomplished actress, teacher, wife and mother—a woman who makes a difference in the community.

Jane Fessier, 68, was born and raised in San Rafael in Northern California.

“I’m a perfect combination of my parents,” she says. “My mother was witty and an observer of life. She was the one perso...

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Savage Love: I Am Not Attracted to Other People, While My Boyfriend Is; Should I Leave Him?

Savage Love: I Am Not Attracted to Other People, While My Boyfriend Is; Should I Leave Him?

Oct 16, 2019 11:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a Seattle local who basically grew up reading your column. I think you’ve always given really sound advice, so I’m reaching out. My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. We started out poly, but I was clear from the start that when I fall in love with someone, I lose all attraction t...

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Arts and Culture

'Mormon Boy' Is Back: Steven Fales' One-Man Show Makes a Home at Hotel Zozo Through January

'Mormon Boy' Is Back: Steven Fales' One-Man Show Makes a Home at Hotel Zozo Through January

Oct 15, 2019 10:30  |  Jimmy Boegle

Steven Fales has been doing his one-man show Confessions of a Mormon Boy for a long time—for 18 years, to be exact.

After a 2001 Salt Lake City premiere and 10-week developmental run in Miami in 2003, Mormon Boy was a hit at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, and enjoyed a four-month Off-Br...

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Western Lit: 'The End of the Myth' Probes the Injustice of Manifest Destiny—and Its Relationship to the 2016 Election

Western Lit: 'The End of the Myth' Probes the Injustice of Manifest Destiny—and Its Relationship to the 2016 Election

Oct 10, 2019 15:00  |  Alex Trimble Young, High Country News

The American West is a region that has been conscripted into the service of the nation’s frontier myth. Nowhere are the absurdities and tragedies of this myth more apparent than in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. From the hackneyed re-enactments of Tombstone’s Gunfight at the OK Corral to the real-life...

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Consummate Campy Chaos: Desert Rose's 'Die, Mommie Die!' Is a Perfectly Cast, Completely Bonkers Theatrical Experience

Consummate Campy Chaos: Desert Rose's 'Die, Mommie Die!' Is a Perfectly Cast, Completely Bonkers Theatrical Experience

Oct 05, 2019 11:30  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Americans have always turned to entertainment to get them through tough times like recessions, wars and political upheaval. Live theater, movies and music soothe our souls and offer a respite from a sometimes-harsh reality.

Given what’s happening in our country (and the world) presently, pleasant div...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Giselle Woo, Guitarist and Frontwoman of Giselle Woo and the Night Owls, Performing at Synergy Fest

The Lucky 13: Giselle Woo, Guitarist and Frontwoman of Giselle Woo and the Night Owls, Performing at Synergy Fest

Oct 15, 2019 15:30  |  Matt King

It’s always exciting to see a talented local musician work his or her way up the ladder of success—and from being able to drop a two-hour set on any night of the week to playing at Goldenvoice’s Chella event with Norteño icons Los Tucanes de Tijuana, there’s nothing that Giselle Woo can’t do. You ca...

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Inside the Arcade: Israel Pinedo Juggles AP Classes and SoundCloud Popularity As He Gets Set to Release His Debut Album

Inside the Arcade: Israel Pinedo Juggles AP Classes and SoundCloud Popularity As He Gets Set to Release His Debut Album

Oct 14, 2019 08:00  |  Matt King

When the sun goes down on the Coachella Valley, hard-working musicians come out and put on shows wherever there’s a power outlet—including many backyards. Yes, an entire scene is living and breathing in the backyards of homes all across the valley—and in my years of frequenting backyard shows, I’ve ...

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From 'Guys and Dolls' to 'Modern Family': Tony Award-Winner Faith Prince to Perform at the Purple Room

From 'Guys and Dolls' to 'Modern Family': Tony Award-Winner Faith Prince to Perform at the Purple Room

Oct 08, 2019 13:45  |  L.A. Rowell

Faith Prince is the very definition of a Broadway legend.

She’s won a Tony Award—for Best Actress in a Musical, in 1992, for her role as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls —and has been nominated for three others. She also has four Drama Desk Award nominations, and earned the New York Nightlife Award in 2...

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Food and Drink

Vine Social: What Happens When a Cicerone Selects Brews to Share With a Beer-Wary Sommelier?

Vine Social: What Happens When a Cicerone Selects Brews to Share With a Beer-Wary Sommelier?

Oct 17, 2019 14:10  |  Katie Finn

I know precious little about beer. Aside from some pedestrian lingo about lagers and IPAs and plebeian fermentation knowledge, I’m pretty clueless—and as someone who is an “expert” about wine, this is a sad and shameful fact.

The truth is, when I was a kid, everyone around me drank Budweiser or Kokan...

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Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

Caesar Cervisia: What Happens When a Sommelier Selects Wines to Share With a Wine-Wary Cicerone?

Oct 17, 2019 14:10  |  Brett Newton

When my wine counterpart in these pages, Katie Finn, suggested that we pull a beverage version of Trading Places— where she curated a list of wines for me to taste while I returned the favor with a list of beers—my first thought was, “I’m clearly the Eddie Murphy in this movie analogy, right?”

And then I...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Creamy Coconut Cake at John Henry's Café

The Indy Endorsement: The Creamy Coconut Cake at John Henry's Café

Oct 10, 2019 12:50  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The creamy coconut cake

Where: John Henry’s Café, 1785 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

How much: $8.50

Contact: 760-327-7667; johnhenryscafe.com

Why: The ice cream pushes it over the top.

The website for John Henry’s Café calls the restaurant “the best kept secret in the desert”—and even though the place has been...

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