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Representing Mexico: 'Contemporary Mexican Masters' Shows Jorge Mendez Gallery's Emphasis on Contemporary Latin American Art

Representing Mexico: 'Contemporary Mexican Masters' Shows Jorge Mendez Gallery's Emphasis on Contemporary Latin American Art

A new gallery, with a focus contemporary Latin American art and artists, has joined Palm Springs’ growing Uptown Design District.

Jorge Mendez Gallery ...

Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

The band CIVX has come a long way since three of the members broke from PSSSTOLS to form their own group late last year.

Nick Hernandez (bass), Joel Gu...

Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Coachella Day 3 started off on a much hotter note—but that did not diminish the excitement of festival-goers. After all, this was the last day of the ...

Coachella Day 2: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Saturday

Coachella Day 2: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Saturday

Coachella Day 2 is always the festival’s busiest—and that was evident on Saturday, April 19, as people came to enjoy numerous up-and-coming artists, i...

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Sponsor Wanted: The Kraft Nabisco Championship's Future Is Unclear—but the Tourney Is Unlikely to Move

Sponsor Wanted: The Kraft Nabisco Championship's Future Is Unclear—but the Tourney Is Unlikely to Move

Saturday, April 05, 2014  |  Brane Jevric

Promotion is everything when it comes to sports events. Dinah Shore knew that; that’s why, back in 1972, she attached her name, and fame, to a brand-new women’s golf event at the Mission Hills Country Club.

To this day, many still call the LPGA’s first major of the year simply Dinah . Soon, that might be...

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Snapshot: Palm Desert's Nicole Castrale Gives Locals Someone to Root for at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Snapshot: Palm Desert's Nicole Castrale Gives Locals Someone to Root for at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Friday, April 04, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

As she teed off Thursday morning, April 3, at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Nicole Castrale had a lot to prove.

The 11-year LPGA veteran and onetime Palm Desert High School golfer needed to show that any physical concerns caused by her September 2013 hip-replacement surgery were behind her. She has...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: How Many Generations Does It Take for Mexicans in the U.S. to Stop Speaking Spanish?

Ask a Mexican: How Many Generations Does It Take for Mexicans in the U.S. to Stop Speaking Spanish?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican:  Our grandparents came from Mexico. The entire next generation spoke Spanish. However, in my generation, almost none of us do. One cousin’s daughter does, because the cousin married a bilingual spouse.

Most white people I know have long ago lost both an awareness of what their actual eth...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Let Pots Add Color When the Plants Can't

The Potted Desert Garden: Let Pots Add Color When the Plants Can't

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

It’s not only about the plants: Your pots can add a lot of interest and color to your surroundings—with or without plants!

We talked earlier this month about using succulents for your front gate pots.  However, let’s face it: Succulents can sometimes be a little boring in color, as greens and grays ec...

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Arts and Culture

Representing Mexico: 'Contemporary Mexican Masters' Shows Jorge Mendez Gallery's Emphasis on Contemporary Latin American Art

Representing Mexico: 'Contemporary Mexican Masters' Shows Jorge Mendez Gallery's Emphasis on Contemporary Latin American Art

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  |  Victor Barocas

A new gallery, with a focus contemporary Latin American art and artists, has joined Palm Springs’ growing Uptown Design District.

Jorge Mendez Gallery plans to bring “underrepresented (Latin American) artists” to the “underserved U.S. marketplace.” And if its current show, Contemporary Mexican Masters...

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Western Lit: 'In the Light of Justice' Shows the Wounds That Remain in Native American Communities

Western Lit: 'In the Light of Justice' Shows the Wounds That Remain in Native American Communities

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  |  Kevin Taylor

It’s unthinkable that kids in America would ever be allowed to play “slaves and masters,” writes Walter Echo-Hawk, but we don’t see anything wrong with Junior strapping on the trusty ol’ cap-shooters for a game of “cowboys and Indians.”

Echo-Hawk, a Pawnee tribal member and lawyer who has toiled for ...

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Movies & TV

More Disappointment: 'Nymphomaniac: Vol II' Is Somehow More Tedious Than Vol. 1

More Disappointment: 'Nymphomaniac: Vol II' Is Somehow More Tedious Than Vol. 1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

A couple of weeks ago, I explained how much I hated the latest from Lars von Trier, his awful Nymphomaniac: Vol. I . As much as I hated it, I hoped that Vol. II , released just after the first film, might improve upon the first part and allow the whole mess to make sense.

Nope.

This one picks up where the ...

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The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 20, 2014

The Video Depot Top 10 List for the Week Ending April 20, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Staff

1. Ride Along* (Universal)

2. The Nut Job* (Universal)

3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* (20th Century Fox)

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug* (New Line)

5. Frozen (Disney)

6. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Paramount)

7.  47 Ronin*  (Universal)

8. Homefront (Universal)

9. The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)

10. ...

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Music

Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

Coachella: Cathedral City's CIVX Experiences a Dream Come True

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The band CIVX has come a long way since three of the members broke from PSSSTOLS to form their own group late last year.

Nick Hernandez (bass), Joel Guerrero (drums), Dillon Dominguez (guitar) and Sal Gutierrez (guitar) were chosen to play at Tachevah, a Palm Springs Block Party, this past Wednesday,...

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Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Coachella Day 3: Scenes and Anecdotes From the Fest on Sunday

Monday, April 21, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Coachella Day 3 started off on a much hotter note—but that did not diminish the excitement of festival-goers. After all, this was the last day of the festival, so it was time to savor every moment.

Early in the afternoon, the Mojave tent hosted the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans. At the...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Goat Cheese Sweet Corn Tamale at Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse

The Indy Endorsement: The Goat Cheese Sweet Corn Tamale at Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Goat Cheese Sweet Corn Tamale

Where: Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse, 71800 Highway 111, No. A176, Rancho Mirage

How much: $11

Contact: 760-346-8738; www.babesbbque.com

Why: It’s a veritable flavor bomb.

If you’re looking for a traditional Mexican tamale, then Babe’s is not the place for you. (Unless yo...

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Sniff the Cap: A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Sourdough Bread and 'Mad Men'

Sniff the Cap: A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Sourdough Bread and 'Mad Men'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  Deidre Pike

Some day in the not-too-distant future, I want to make wine. But I don’t want to ruin perfectly good grapes.

So I’m training myself on bread. Sourdough bread, specifically. This spring, I’ve been nurturing a sourdough culture: lactic-acid bacteria and yeast, feeding and reproducing on wheat flour and...

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