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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 30, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 30, 2020!

Jul 30, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's Emmy-nomination-snubbed weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles pays tribute to a civil rights great; This Modern World brings us the latest tales of The Unbelievable Trump; Jen ...

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A Note From the Editor: As July Turns to August, I Am Tired—but Hopeful, About All the Good in Our Community

A Note From the Editor: As July Turns to August, I Am Tired—but Hopeful, About All the Good in Our Community

Jul 29, 2020 14:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

As July comes to an end to make way for August … I am tired.

I am tired of this damned pandemic. Of not being able to hug my friends. Of seeing so many people struggle. Of not being able to play softba...

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Savage Love: I Identify as a Lesbian, but I'm Interested in a Male Friend/Co-worker Being My Pandemic Sex Buddy

Savage Love: I Identify as a Lesbian, but I'm Interested in a Male Friend/Co-worker Being My Pandemic Sex Buddy

Jul 29, 2020 12:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a 20-something more-or-less lesbian in an East Coast city. I’m primarily into women, and I’m only interested in relationships with women, but I’m sometimes attracted to men and have enjoyed sex wi...

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Community Voices: Stop Calling for a Complete Shutdown—Because Those of Us Who Are Less Privileged Can't 'Shut Down'

Community Voices: Stop Calling for a Complete Shutdown—Because Those of Us Who Are Less Privileged Can't 'Shut Down'

Jul 28, 2020 12:15  |  David Perry

Our gardener, Jose, came over today.

"How is your family?" my husband and I casually asked. His visage changed.

"My brother and his wife died last week of COVID, in Mexico."

Speaking with Jose (who rushed...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 23, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 23, 2020!

Jul 23, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's weekly Independent comics page, which can also serve as a very difficult cognitive test: Jen Sorensen examines the GOP's COVID-19 strategy; (Th)ink offers a tip o' the hat to Mary Trump; ...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Michael 'Mick' McGuire, a Champion of Elder Rights—Who Is Frustrated at the Country's Nursing-Home System

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Michael 'Mick' McGuire, a Champion of Elder Rights—Who Is Frustrated at the Country's Nursing-Home System

Jul 22, 2020 15:30  |  Anita Rufus

Elder-law attorney Michael “Mick” McGuire, 73, says he keeps trying to find a way to retire. “But when the pandemic hit, that went on the back burner.”

McGuire, a La Quinta resident for seven years, us...

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Savage Love: Should People Starting a Monogamous Relationship Prepare for Eventual Infidelity?

Savage Love: Should People Starting a Monogamous Relationship Prepare for Eventual Infidelity?

Jul 22, 2020 12:00  |  Dan Savage

Is it terrible to believe you can still have a truly monogamous and loving relationship with one partner after 20 years? Or can we walk into a relationship knowing that within those decades of being t...

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What's in Your Pets' Pockets? We Asked Local Friends and Neighbors: What Makes Your Animals Unique?

What's in Your Pets' Pockets? We Asked Local Friends and Neighbors: What Makes Your Animals Unique?

Jul 19, 2020 16:15  |  Carlynne McDonnell

As one would expect from a pet columnist, I love animals. I love to talk and read about them, and I always watch shows about them.

I am far from alone: Many of the people I know also have a deep love f...

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