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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

Thursday, July 31, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's dangerous Independent comics page: The K Chronicles ponders the difference between cartoonists and gays; Jen Sorenson examines a fracking ruling in the context of the Hobby Lobby case; This Modern World has a chat with a drone; and Red Meat visits a new type of petting zoo.

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Know Your Neighbors: Rules for Mature Relationships

Know Your Neighbors: Rules for Mature Relationships

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

Being in love is a state of temporary insanity during which everything you find cute will eventually turn into the things that drive you crazy.

I should know: I’ve been married four times. My first three marriages don’t add up collectively to five years (a fact I’m not particularly proud of—but I am fr...

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A Note From the Editor: Big Things Are Happening at the Independent, CVIndependent.com

A Note From the Editor: Big Things Are Happening at the Independent, CVIndependent.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

As we distribute the new print issue of the Independent this week, I can’t help but think: Wait. Isn’t August supposed to be the slow season around these parts? Geez. Things sure aren’t slow here at the Independent offices.

Here are a few things going on that you should know about:

• Mark your calendars: Voting...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Can't Gabachos Pronounce Spanish Words Properly?

Ask a Mexican: Why Can't Gabachos Pronounce Spanish Words Properly?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why is it that so many gringos/gabachos constantly slaughter Spanish words? Spanish is easy to pronounce (and spell) compared to English. The vowels are always pronounced the same way. In English, vowels vary a lot—which is difficult for new learners. All of the other letters of the al...

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The Potted Desert Garden: The Fifth Week Is Here Again

The Potted Desert Garden: The Fifth Week Is Here Again

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

We find ourselves with a fifth Tuesday this month. That means there’s time to reflect on … the heat? No, we’re all tired of that subject.

Instead, I will tell you about some of the changes I have recently made in my life—and share with you my new minimal garden. Since 1996, my partner and I had lived...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 24, 2014!

Thursday, July 24, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-fresh comics page: Tom Tomorrow's This Modern World makes its Independent debut with some breaking news; Jen Sorenson calls on the border goon squad; The K Chronicles marks the birth of the second boy; and Red Meat discusses the dangers of giraffes.

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