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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 28, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 28, 2014!

Thursday, August 28, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's authoritative Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson wonders what would happen if the police treated bankers like black people; The K Chronicles discusses a child's summer vacation; This Modern World examines media responses to the unrest in Ferguson; and Red Meat enjoys a lovely evening...

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Know Your Neighbors: I've Learned the Hard Way—What You Resist Persists

Know Your Neighbors: I've Learned the Hard Way—What You Resist Persists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

I’m having a problem with some of our neighbors. Unfortunately, it’s just that— my problem.

Social Rule System Theory , a field of sociological study, analyzes how human social activity is organized and regulated. These often informal rules include language, customs and codes of conduct. The theory hold...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Asian Students Do Better Than Mexican Students?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Asian Students Do Better Than Mexican Students?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I see lots of Mexican Americans struggling in grade school and high school. Many Mexican-American activists claim it’s because the students don’t speak English at home, or the schools don’t teach them well. But I see lots of Asian Americans in the same schools who do really well. Many ...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Enjoy Plants With Attitude!

The Potted Desert Garden: Enjoy Plants With Attitude!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

I really like planting yuccas in our desert container gardens. Most are frost-hardy, easy-care and low-water, and they’re great architectural specimens.

Among yucca plants, the variegated Spanish dagger is definitely one of my favorites.

The green Spanish dagger is common to nurseries and big-box stor...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 21, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 21, 2014!

Thursday, August 21, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's excessive Independent comics page: This Modern World looks at the militarization of police forces; Jen Sorenson similarly ponders excessive force; The K Chronicles bemoans the fact that the comic is again focusing on police brutality; and Red Meat eschews issues of force by taking some ...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Families Take Their Young Kids to R-Rated Movies?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Families Take Their Young Kids to R-Rated Movies?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Readers: The Mexican just got married to a chica caliente , so he’s taken her on a honeymoon to the motherland so she can learn the proper art of tortilla-making. In the meanwhile, I offer this “best of” edition, because I plan to do all of my work this week en la cama —ZING!

Dear Mexican: The last ...

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