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The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

What: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

Where: Ristretto, 500 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $2.50 medium, $2.95 large

Contact: 760-656-7352; ristrettops.com

Why: It’s a refreshing drink in a relaxing...

Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Jam in the Van is an Internet music program that’s taking the music world by storm. It is quickly becoming as recognizable as the giant music festivals to which it travels. What MTV was to music videos...

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

George Miller has been trying to follow up Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for 30 years. He was all set to go with Mel Gibson in a fourth movie before setbacks.

Then, of course, Mr. Gibson said some very bad ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

On this week's sugar-free Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson visits the Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers; The K Chronicles looks at some bathroom graffiti; This Modern World ponders offensive cartoons; an...

Know Your Neighbors: After Someone Has a Stroke, There's Still Somebody in There

Know Your Neighbors: After Someone Has a Stroke, There's Still Somebody in There

Regular readers know that I do a lot of work regarding end-of-life decision-making. I once discovered an advance directive written by a man who went to great lengths to define the things he believed m...

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News

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

Water, Water, Not Everywhere: The East Side's Coachella Valley Water District Largely Issues Recommendations Rather Than Restrictions

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The board of directors of the Coachella Valley Water District—the agency that provides water to much of the east end of the Coachella Valley—met on Tuesday, May 12, to issue a final set of emergency water usage restrictions.

When it was all over, CVWD customers were facing a much less onerous set of ...

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A Wanderer's Guide to Public Lands: Cow Patties, Extraterrestrials and Binoculars Can Help You Figure Out Where You Are

A Wanderer's Guide to Public Lands: Cow Patties, Extraterrestrials and Binoculars Can Help You Figure Out Where You Are

Monday, May 18, 2015  |  Kindra McQuillan

There are around 760 million acres of public land scattered across the 11 Western states and Alaska, managed by several different entities, each with its own set of rules and regulations. This can be a bit confusing, even for experienced wanderers, so we've put together these (general, playful, by n...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for May 21, 2015!

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's sugar-free Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson visits the Great Hall of Iraq Whoppers; The K Chronicles looks at some bathroom graffiti; This Modern World ponders offensive cartoons; and Red Meat sends the kid off to summer camp.

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Know Your Neighbors: After Someone Has a Stroke, There's Still Somebody in There

Know Your Neighbors: After Someone Has a Stroke, There's Still Somebody in There

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

Regular readers know that I do a lot of work regarding end-of-life decision-making. I once discovered an advance directive written by a man who went to great lengths to define the things he believed made him “a person”:

  • The ability to understand what is happening around me.
  • Awareness of the consequenc...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Western Lit: Christopher Norment Writes a Compelling Love Letter to Desert Aquatic Species in Jeopardy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015  |  Ceal Klingler

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea is a wide-ranging, obsessively detailed and oddly inspiring book—an intriguing tapestry of scientific exploration and natural history that also takes turns as a eulogy, a love letter, a poem and ultimately a plea.

In Relicts , Christopher Norment—a professor of environmental s...

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Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

An exhibit of the works of either Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange is a “must see.” However, it approaches artistic nirvana when a museum hangs images by both icons in the same show.

The La Quinta Museum is doing just that right now in the exhibit Iconic Light , on display through Aug. 15.

The two greats w...

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Movies & TV

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Max Is Back: 'Fury Road,' In Some Ways, Marks a Franchise High

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

George Miller has been trying to follow up Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome for 30 years. He was all set to go with Mel Gibson in a fourth movie before setbacks.

Then, of course, Mr. Gibson said some very bad words, making him virtually unmarketable due to his temper and his generally poor outlook on things....

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True TV: Fall Forward—What's New Next Season

True TV: Fall Forward—What's New Next Season

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  |  Bill Frost

Over the current television season? So are the broadcast networks—they’re moving on to the 2015-2016 season, and here’s some of what they’ll be serving up this fall and early next year:

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): The Atom, Captain Cold, Heatwave and various other characters previously seen on A...

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Music

Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Desert Rock Chronicles: 'Jam in the Van' Makes a Two-Day Stop to Chronicle the High Desert's Musical Best

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Jam in the Van is an Internet music program that’s taking the music world by storm. It is quickly becoming as recognizable as the giant music festivals to which it travels. What MTV was to music videos in the early ‘80s, Jam in the Van is to music festivals and independent artists today.

The van is a mo...

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The Lucky 13: Molly the K, of Radio Free Joshua Tree

The Lucky 13: Molly the K, of Radio Free Joshua Tree

Thursday, May 21, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

Molly Katelbach—that’s Molly the K, to Radio Free Joshua Tree listeners—presents a lot of unique music on her show, ranging from oldies to stoner rock. Hear more at www.radiofreejoshuatree.org . Molly was kind enough to recently answer The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

Micky Dolenz ...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

The Indy Endorsement: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Italian Soda at Ristretto

Where: Ristretto, 500 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $2.50 medium, $2.95 large

Contact: 760-656-7352; ristrettops.com

Why: It’s a refreshing drink in a relaxing spot.

We often praise the virtues of simple food in this space—we are fans of quality ingredients, p...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake at Great Shakes

The Indy Endorsement: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake at Great Shakes

Friday, May 15, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Peanut Butter and Banana Shake

Where: Great Shakes, 160 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A, Palm Springs

How Much: $5.50 to $7.50

Contact: 760-327-5300; greatshakesps.com

Why: Fresh ingredients make for … well, great shakes.

In April 2013, the walk down Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs became al...

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