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Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

My introduction to the world of canned wine came earlier this spring, when I stumbled upon a unique beer/fruit/wine fusion called Foxie. I was delighted to see it is a collaboratio...

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel-Zamora uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native C...

The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

What: The roasted suckling pig

Where: Alebrije Bistro Mexico, 1107 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $28

Contact: 760-537-1279; www.alebrijeps.com

Why: It’s a surprisingly refined...

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

The Flusters have been busy playing shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, and preparing the band’s second EP; according to frontman Doug VanSant, the new music will drop in the fall....

Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun continuation of what returning director Peyton Reed started with Ant-Man three years ago. I whined a bit about the decent original; I wanted it to be mor...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

On this week's LeBron James-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World tries to figure out why the current moment is so alarming; Jen Sorenson brings politics into real l...

Sticking With It: After 11 Years, Sunday Funeral Has Finally Found a Formula for Success

Sticking With It: After 11 Years, Sunday Funeral Has Finally Found a Formula for Success

When I sat down with Sunday Funeral to discuss the band’s latest album, Hit ’Em Again , frontman Justin Ledesma chuckled when I mentioned the band’s history.

After being founded 11 ye...

Movies & TV

Home Video Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back to His Old, Stunning Tricks in Showtime's 'Who Is America?'

Home Video Review: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back to His Old, Stunning Tricks in Showtime's 'Who Is America?'

Jul 16, 2018 11:45  |  Bob Grimm

Holy hell, does Sacha Baron Cohen have balls.

His latest TV show, Who Is America? —in which he disguises himself in heavy makeup and tricks people (including well known politicians) into sitting for interviews—is jaw-droppingly funny.

In the first episode on Showtime, he disguises himself as a right-win...

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Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Lighter Superhero Fare: Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Warms the Heart—and Is Better Than the Original

Jul 12, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun continuation of what returning director Peyton Reed started with Ant-Man three years ago. I whined a bit about the decent original; I wanted it to be more subversive, knowing that Edgar Wright ( Shaun of the Dead ) was originally supposed to direct it.

I’m over it: Reed is ki...

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Home Video Review: Jerry Seinfeld's Fantastic 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Has Moved to Netflix

Home Video Review: Jerry Seinfeld's Fantastic 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Has Moved to Netflix

Jul 09, 2018 16:00  |  Bob Grimm

Perhaps you noticed that the Jerry Seinfeld program featuring the man interviewing comic guests has moved from Crackle to Netflix—and all of the old episodes are available on Netflix for you to peruse.

What you might not have noticed is Jerry’s deal wasn’t just to run the old shows: A new season of i...

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News

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Cannabis in the CV: The State's Proposed New Marijuana Regulations Are Now Open for Public Comment

Jul 16, 2018 13:30  |  Charles Drabkin

On July 13, California’s three state cannabis-licensing authorities—the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department of Public Health—announced the publication of proposed “non-emergency” regulations that would replace the rules under w...

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Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Science Vs. Cultural Respect: Native American Tribes Clash With the UC System Over Ancestors' Remains

Jul 12, 2018 14:00  |  Felicia Mello, CALmatters

As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel-Zamora uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native Californians extracted from gravesites over the last two centuries that were shipped off to museums around the world, and...

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Saving the Open Internet: After a Public Outcry, Lawmakers Revive California's Gutted Net-Neutrality Bill

Saving the Open Internet: After a Public Outcry, Lawmakers Revive California's Gutted Net-Neutrality Bill

Jul 07, 2018 10:10  |  Antoinette Siu, CALmatters

Democratic legislators say they've settled their differences on net neutrality in California, advancing bills that, if passed, would create the most far-reaching internet regulation in the country.

In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net-neutrality protections that ensu...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 12, 2018!

Jul 12, 2018 07:00  |  Staff

On this week's LeBron James-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World tries to figure out why the current moment is so alarming; Jen Sorenson brings politics into real life; The K Chronicles honors a literary great in a classic comic; Red Meat forms an alliance with the Almighty; and Apoc...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Wayne Sinclair, a Semi-Retired Attorney With a Love of Travel—and a Passion for Service

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Wayne Sinclair, a Semi-Retired Attorney With a Love of Travel—and a Passion for Service

Jul 11, 2018 14:30  |  Anita Rufus

Wayne Sinclair didn’t intend to spend most of his professional life as a medical-malpractice lawyer.

Born and raised in Leechburg, Pa., the Palm Springs resident, now 72, started higher education at West Virginia University.

“I wanted to go to Pitt (the University of Pittsburgh), but the tuition was t...

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Savage Love: I'm a Bi Dude Who Is Interested in Romance Only With Women; Should I Come Out to My Friends?

Savage Love: I'm a Bi Dude Who Is Interested in Romance Only With Women; Should I Come Out to My Friends?

Jul 11, 2018 11:00  |  Dan Savage

Longtime Savage Love fanboy with a bit of a conundrum—and it’s your fault! I’m a bi man in my 30s. To use Charles M. Blow’s word, my bisexuality is “lopsided.” This means that I fall in love with women exclusively, but I love to have sex with men occasionally. My current girlfriend not only approves...

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Arts and Culture

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Western Lit: Pulitzer-Winning Biography 'Prairie Fires' Examines the Gritty Reality Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Writings

Jul 12, 2018 13:30  |  Claire Thompson, High Country News

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books form some of my earliest literary memories. Reading them—first with my mom and then on my own—sparked my fascination with stories of the past, memories of true-life history fueling my imagination more than fantasy or science fiction.

But history can be hard to ...

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Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Interesting Incarceration: Desert Rose's 'Women Behind Bars' Is a Profane, Irreverent and Perfectly Cast Romp

Jun 23, 2018 19:00  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Believe it or not, I have 10 years of experience with female incarceration! Yes, me!

OK … it was as a weekly volunteer at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. But still …

For most of us, there is something fascinating about the behind-locked-doors aspect of prisons, as many movies and TV shows have fou...

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A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

A Musical Worth a Toast: 'The Wedding Singer' Comes to the Palm Canyon Theatre

Jun 21, 2018 12:40  |  Dwight Hendricks

Everybody loves a good wedding. However, whether the nuptials are for a family member, an old friend, or an ex, the best part of the wedding is the reception.

“All right! Everyone out on the dance floor—no exceptions! I can feel all the happiness in here tonight!” This is how Robbie Hart starts off a...

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Music

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

The Lucky 13: Danny White, Guitarist for The Flusters

Jul 12, 2018 11:00  |  Brian Blueskye

The Flusters have been busy playing shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, and preparing the band’s second EP; according to frontman Doug VanSant, the new music will drop in the fall. For more information, visit www.theflusters.com . In the meantime, we checked in with guitarist Danny White and asked him...

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Sticking With It: After 11 Years, Sunday Funeral Has Finally Found a Formula for Success

Sticking With It: After 11 Years, Sunday Funeral Has Finally Found a Formula for Success

Jul 11, 2018 17:00  |  Brian Blueskye

When I sat down with Sunday Funeral to discuss the band’s latest album, Hit ’Em Again , frontman Justin Ledesma chuckled when I mentioned the band’s history.

After being founded 11 years ago, Sunday Funeral has included a seemingly ever-rotating cast of local musicians with Ledesma. However, the band r...

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The Lucky 13: Dani Diggler, Member of Gutter Candy (Playing July 13 at The Hood), Sticky Doll and Van Vincent

The Lucky 13: Dani Diggler, Member of Gutter Candy (Playing July 13 at The Hood), Sticky Doll and Van Vincent

Jul 10, 2018 12:30  |  Brian Blueskye

If you’ve seen Gutter Candy perform recently, you may have noticed a new yet familiar face behind the drums: Dani Diggler, also a member of Sticky Doll, and the guitarist and drummer for Van Vincent. That’s not all: Diggler is also a solo artist. Catch him in action with Gutter Candy this Friday, Ju...

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Food and Drink

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Vine Social: We Tried a Bunch of Canned Wines—So You Don't Have To (Although Some of Them Were Actually Pretty Great)

Jul 15, 2018 18:45  |  Katie Finn

My introduction to the world of canned wine came earlier this spring, when I stumbled upon a unique beer/fruit/wine fusion called Foxie. I was delighted to see it is a collaboration between an awesome winery out of Paso Robles called Field Recordings, and Hoxie Spritzer, the Southern California comp...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

The Indy Endorsement: The Roasted Suckling Pig at Alebrije Bistro Mexico

Jul 12, 2018 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The roasted suckling pig

Where: Alebrije Bistro Mexico, 1107 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $28

Contact: 760-537-1279; www.alebrijeps.com

Why: It’s a surprisingly refined dish.

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week brought both disappointments and delicious finds at the handful of participan...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Lamb and Beef Gyro Plate at Super Shawarma Mediterranean Grill

The Indy Endorsement: The Lamb and Beef Gyro Plate at Super Shawarma Mediterranean Grill

Jul 05, 2018 08:40  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The lamb and beef gyro plate

Where: Super Shawarma Mediterranean Grill, 69185 Ramon Road, No. 3, Cathedral City

How much: $11.99

Contact: 760-321-1100; www.supershawarmacc.com

Why: The oh-so-pleasing melding of textures and temperatures.

Once upon a time, I had a go-to gyro place. Whenever I had a hanker...

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