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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's patriotic Independent comics page: The K Chronicles examines income inequality; This Modern World ponders real epidemics; Jen Sorenson wonders when to trust the media; and it's raining men over at Red Meat.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexican men think all of us gabachas are like the girls in The Bikini Carwash Company ? I am married, a conservative dresser, and frankly not very good-looking at all (but I do have blonde hair, so maybe that counts for something on a guy’s internal whore-o-meter), and I speak karat...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Underplanting Your Potted Trees

The Potted Desert Garden: Underplanting Your Potted Trees

Tuesday, October 28, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

Since I love flowers and their flamboyant glory, I often plant them under my stature plants. I call that process “underplanting.”

One of the landscape designers I used to work with heard me use this term, and thought I was saying “underpants”—and wondered why in the world I would say that! It became ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 23, 2014!

Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's delicious Independent comics page: Red Meat enjoys some food at camp; Jen Sorenson suggests changing the phrase "climate change" to "globola"; The K Chronicles joins a white riot; and This Modern World enters the Right-Wing House of Fear.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Know Your Neighbors: Meet a Small Group of Writers Who Gather Regularly to Hone Their Craft

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

The members of the “You Don’t Have to be Hemingway Writers’ Group” gathered in the clubhouse at Las Serenas, a Palm Desert apartment complex for seniors, to showcase their talents and share the results of their weekly efforts.

The event was announced as the “first annual writers’ recital.” Seven wome...

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Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: What Do Mexicans in the U.S. Think About Violence in Mexico?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug-cartel problem in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug-cartel story on the news … or do they feel a sense of disconnect, because they are living in America now, and it’s no longe...

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