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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 22, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 22, 2016!

Thursday, September 22, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's wetter-than-usual weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat wants meatloaf to get in the mood; Jen Sorenson eavesdrops on some thankful women; The K Chronicles talks race and crime; and This Modern World is appalled about Hillary's pneumonia.

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Publicist, Philanthropist and Amateur Fencer Janet Newcomb

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Publicist, Philanthropist and Amateur Fencer Janet Newcomb

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  |  Anita Rufus

Whenever I mention Janet Newcomb to anyone who has met her, one word always comes up: “Nice.”

Newcomb believes she’s considered “nice” because she grew up with traditional Midwestern values.

“I don’t even really think about it,” Newcomb says. “It’s so embedded in me: ‘Be a lady.’ ‘Say thank you.’ ‘Rem...

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Ask a Mexican: Is 'Pinche' Considered a Bad Word Among Mexicans?

Ask a Mexican: Is 'Pinche' Considered a Bad Word Among Mexicans?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Is pinche considered a “bad” word among Mexican Americans? Or is it like güey , where it’s generally all right?

Mandilón in Manhattan

Dear Pussy-Whipped Pocho: Don’t forget that among Mexican Americans, #fucktrump is considered appropriate for children 5 and over. But among Mexican Mexicans, pi...

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Community Voices: The Park Service's Messy Centennial Year Has Also Had Some Bright Spots

Community Voices: The Park Service's Messy Centennial Year Has Also Had Some Bright Spots

Thursday, September 15, 2016  |  Paul Larmer

For most of us, birthdays are happy occasions, when friends and family pay fond attention, lavishing us with gifts to prove that we are loved and valued. For one day, our foibles are accepted with a smile—or at least diplomatically ignored.

The National Park Service’s 100th birthday this August has b...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 15, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Sept. 15, 2016!

Thursday, September 15, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's high-fiber weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World listens in as The Donald gets advice from Putin; Jen Sorenson uncovers yet another Hillary Clinton "Scandal"; The K Chronicles tells the tale of two North Carolinas; and Red Meat deals with an inaccurate milk delivery.

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Ask a Mexican: What Is the Origin of the Term 'Greaser'?

Ask a Mexican: What Is the Origin of the Term 'Greaser'?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I heard you on NPR describing the various ways that Mexican food images are used to scare white people about the brown hordes from the South coming up here to steal their stuff and take away their ketchup.

You used the phrase “greaser” as an example of a culinary-related insult. But I t...

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