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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Some Mexicans Believe That the U.S. Stole California From Mexico?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Some Mexicans Believe That the U.S. Stole California From Mexico?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why is it that mid-30s Mexican heinas let their bush go all out? And then they get mad ’cause you ain’t eatin’ them?

I Won’t Make a Pink Taco Joke, Promise

Dear Pocho: Bruh, you’ve watched too much porn—you really think expecting women to have no pubic hair so they can look prepubescent ...

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A Note From the Editor: Why We Emphasize Water Coverage; Best of Coachella Valley Voting Has Begun!

A Note From the Editor: Why We Emphasize Water Coverage; Best of Coachella Valley Voting Has Begun!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016  |  Jimmy Boegle

There are many alternative-newspaper editors out there who would take one look the story we put on the cover of our September print edition and instantly declare that I, your humble editor, am a total moron.

Stories about water-district boards, as a general rule, don’t sell newspapers. (Thank goodnes...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 25, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 25, 2016!

Thursday, August 25, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's exciting weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat bemoans all of the diapers; Jen Sorenson disapproves of pods; The K Chronicles takes questions from a curious youngster; and This Modern World looks at the latest election phenomena.

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Know Your Neighbors: The Nomination of Hillary Clinton Was a Powerful and Important Moment—No Matter Where One Stands Politically

Know Your Neighbors: The Nomination of Hillary Clinton Was a Powerful and Important Moment—No Matter Where One Stands Politically

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Anita Rufus

Some columns are more difficult to write than others. This one will attempt to transcend partisan politics while I examine my unexpectedly overwhelming emotional reaction to the nomination of Hillary Clinton for president.

In June, I wrote about the reactions many local women had as they voted for a w...

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Ask a Mexican: How Do You Properly Eat a Sope?

Ask a Mexican: How Do You Properly Eat a Sope?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m not bilingual, but I am fascinated with the differences and similarities between Spanish and English words and idioms. They often point to interesting differences between the cultures. Some words, like vejigazo (to get smacked in the ass with an inflated cow bladder) are self-explana...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 18, 2016!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Aug. 18, 2016!

Thursday, August 18, 2016  |  Staff

On this week's thirst-quenching weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World catches some of Donald Trump's standup comedy; Jen Sorenson takes a peek at the goings-on at Fox News; The K Chronicles eavesdrops on a post office chat between a kid and a mother; and Red Meat finally forces Milkman Dan...

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