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On Cocktails: The Holidays Are a Perfect Time to Enjoy Sours … and, of Course, Egg Nog, Too!

On Cocktails: The Holidays Are a Perfect Time to Enjoy Sours … and, of Course, Egg Nog, Too!

Is there any cocktail more iconic than a classic sour? Well, maybe … but does any cocktail look cooler in a photo?

There is a special elegance to the sour, served up in a long-stemm...

Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

For those of you who love cars, but are getting tired of the Fast and Furious franchise’s “vroom-vroom” formula, Ford v Ferrari will be a welcome ode to automobiles going very fast.

I...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 21, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 21, 2019!

On this week's cornbread-stuffing-filled weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World wonders what the deal is with all this impeachment stuff; Jen Sorensen looks at Facebook go...

The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said Friday—and starting in January, the state will stop purchasing vehicles from c...

Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

The Desert Ability Center aims to take the “dis” out of disability.

That’s how founder and executive director Judy May sometimes describes her personal crusade to help individuals w...

The Indy Endorsement: The Disco at Bake'd Cakes and Pan Dulce

The Indy Endorsement: The Disco at Bake'd Cakes and Pan Dulce

What: The disco

Where: Bake’d Cakes and Pan Dulce, 27800 Landau Blvd., Cathedral City

How much: $1.59

Contact:  760-656-0176

Why: It’s caramelized, cinnamon-y goodness.

When I perused the tr...

Not Just Another Print Shop: Artist, Printer and Musician Freddy Jimenez, of Blue Hill Studios, Works With the East Valley Community in Mind

Not Just Another Print Shop: Artist, Printer and Musician Freddy Jimenez, of Blue Hill Studios, Works With the East Valley Community in Mind

It’s 8 p.m., and Freddy Jimenez is taking a break from working on a project for local artist Cristopher Cichocki to practice playing drums—before checking Instagram regarding detai...

Movies & TV

Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

Fast and Fantastic: 'Ford v Ferrari' Sets a New Standard for Race Car Movies With Its Brilliant Performances and Amazing Action

Nov 21, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

For those of you who love cars, but are getting tired of the Fast and Furious franchise’s “vroom-vroom” formula, Ford v Ferrari will be a welcome ode to automobiles going very fast.

It’s the 1960s, and Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) has had it up to here with Enzo Ferrari (Remo Girone) and his fast, flashy ...

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Home Video Review: 'The Mandalorian' on Disney+ Is Pure Heaven for Star Wars Geeks

Home Video Review: 'The Mandalorian' on Disney+ Is Pure Heaven for Star Wars Geeks

Nov 18, 2019 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

While Disney is cooling off on big-screen Star Wars plans after the upcoming Rise of Skywalker , the mega-company’s new streaming service is bringing the Star Wars goodness with a promised multitude of TV shows—the first of which is The Mandalorian.

Ewan McGregor will reprise his Obi-Wan role for an upc...

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Home Video Review: 'Villains' Is a Strange but Enjoyable Showcase for Bill Skarsgård

Home Video Review: 'Villains' Is a Strange but Enjoyable Showcase for Bill Skarsgård

Nov 14, 2019 13:45  |  Bob Grimm

Bill Skarsgård gets perhaps his best showcase yet—outside of his Pennywise makeup, that is—in Villains as Mickey, a small-time crook who robs grocery stores with Jules (Maika Monroe).

When his car runs out of gas minutes after a heist, they wind up in the house of George and Gloria (Jeffrey Donovan and...

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News

The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

The Emissions Battle Continues: California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Toyota and Other Companies Opposing State Standards

Nov 20, 2019 16:03  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said Friday—and starting in January, the state will stop purchasing vehicles from carmakers that haven’t agreed to follow California’s clean-car rules.

The decision affects General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, ...

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Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

Athletes Adapted: The Desert Ability Center Makes the Lives of the Coachella Valley's Disabled Residents Better Via Adaptive Sports

Nov 20, 2019 16:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The Desert Ability Center aims to take the “dis” out of disability.

That’s how founder and executive director Judy May sometimes describes her personal crusade to help individuals with disabilities living in the Coachella Valley. Many are struggling to put their lives back together—and when she or ot...

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The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

The Seriousness of Smoke: As California Burns, Scientists Study Threats to Firefighter Health

Nov 14, 2019 14:20  |  Rachel Becker, CalMatters

Matt Rahn was about 200 feet away when flames started climbing up the side of the garage and creeping toward the car inside.

A wildfire researcher with California State University at San Marcos, Rahn was at the edge of a fire that would go on to burn 4,240 acres across California’s Amador and El Dorado ...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 21, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 21, 2019!

Nov 21, 2019 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's cornbread-stuffing-filled weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World wonders what the deal is with all this impeachment stuff; Jen Sorensen looks at Facebook going all the way to 1984 ; The K Chronicles isn't very impressed by Hollywood; Red Meat suffers the consequences of some un...

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Savage Love: I Am a 40-Something College Professor Who Has Had Sex With Students I'm Not Teaching; Is This Immoral?

Savage Love: I Am a 40-Something College Professor Who Has Had Sex With Students I'm Not Teaching; Is This Immoral?

Nov 20, 2019 12:00  |  Dan Savage

I’m a 40-something gay male professor at a small college. I try hard not to get attracted to students, and I usually succeed. But it’s tough to resist temptation when you’re surrounded by hot, smart, fun, horny young guys in a rural area with not many other options.

Over the past several years, I’ve ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 14, 2019!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 14, 2019!

Nov 14, 2019 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's pumpkin-pie-infused weekly Independent comics page: Red Meat deals with a bad cough; Apoca Clips checks in with Donny Junior on his book tour; Jen Sorensen ponders "woke culture"; The K Chronicles offers a soundtrack for the upcoming race war; and This Modern World looks at the aftermat...

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Arts and Culture

A Holiday Zoo: The Living Desert Brings the Nighttime Cheer with WildLights

A Holiday Zoo: The Living Desert Brings the Nighttime Cheer with WildLights

Nov 21, 2019 14:00  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

For the 27th year in a row, the unique WildLights holiday extravaganza at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert will be one of Santa’s favorite stops in the Coachella Valley—so much so that plans call for him to visit the animal and environment conservatory on 16 separate nights from Nov....

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A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

A Fly on the Wall: CVRep's 'Dinner With Friends' Is a Well-Acted, Quiet Exploration of the Nature of Relationships

Nov 10, 2019 12:40  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre has begun its first full season in the company’s wonderful new playhouse in Cathedral City—and, rather appropriately, this season’s theme is “New Beginnings.”

The opening show is Dinner With Friends , by playwright Donald Margulies. It won the Pulitzer Prize for d...

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Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Demonic Possession, Passion and Puppet Sex: Dezart Performs' 'Hand to God' Is a Perfectly Cast, Hilarious Dark Comedy Tour de Force

Nov 09, 2019 10:00  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Great theater should do more than just entertain us. Ideally, it challenges us, uplifts us—or stuns and outrages us, and perhaps forces us to re-examine some of our core beliefs. Dezart Performs’ production of Robert Askins’ Broadway hit Hand to God does all that—and more.

The story is set in a church ...

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Music

Not Just Another Print Shop: Artist, Printer and Musician Freddy Jimenez, of Blue Hill Studios, Works With the East Valley Community in Mind

Not Just Another Print Shop: Artist, Printer and Musician Freddy Jimenez, of Blue Hill Studios, Works With the East Valley Community in Mind

Nov 19, 2019 20:00  |  Andy Lara

It’s 8 p.m., and Freddy Jimenez is taking a break from working on a project for local artist Cristopher Cichocki to practice playing drums—before checking Instagram regarding details for his next project.

At the age of 28, Jimenez is finally the self-sustaining artist he set out to become. The path w...

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A Rallying Cry: Mikayla Fazzone’s Single ‘Stronger Than Me,’ Which Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking, Gets a Nov. 28 Release Date

A Rallying Cry: Mikayla Fazzone’s Single ‘Stronger Than Me,’ Which Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking, Gets a Nov. 28 Release Date

Nov 15, 2019 18:00  |  Matt King

When the Big Rock Pub organized a songwriting competition to benefit Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services, many local musicians went all out to create and showcase a song that would raise awareness about the terrors of sexual assault and human trafficking.

There were some beautiful and heartwrenc...

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The Lucky 13: Mark Wadlund, Frontman and Lead Guitarist of Instigator

The Lucky 13: Mark Wadlund, Frontman and Lead Guitarist of Instigator

Nov 14, 2019 14:30  |  Matt King

Few bands in the Coachella Valley can match the power and intensity of Instigator. The band’s hard-hitting thrash sound and eccentric stage presence often lead to epic music performances that may just rob you of your hearing for a few hours. At the helm of Instigator is Mark Wadlund, whose electrify...

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Food and Drink

On Cocktails: The Holidays Are a Perfect Time to Enjoy Sours … and, of Course, Egg Nog, Too!

On Cocktails: The Holidays Are a Perfect Time to Enjoy Sours … and, of Course, Egg Nog, Too!

Nov 21, 2019 12:00  |  Kevin Carlow

Is there any cocktail more iconic than a classic sour? Well, maybe … but does any cocktail look cooler in a photo?

There is a special elegance to the sour, served up in a long-stemmed coupe, laced with bitters on the frothy, creamy head. The great thing is: Sours aren’t even particularly hard to make...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Disco at Bake'd Cakes and Pan Dulce

The Indy Endorsement: The Disco at Bake'd Cakes and Pan Dulce

Nov 20, 2019 14:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The disco

Where: Bake’d Cakes and Pan Dulce, 27800 Landau Blvd., Cathedral City

How much: $1.59

Contact:  760-656-0176

Why: It’s caramelized, cinnamon-y goodness.

When I perused the trays upon trays of baked goods at Bake’d Cakes and Pan Dulce, one particular pastry immediately caught my eye: It looked ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Double Burger at The Heyday

The Indy Endorsement: The Double Burger at The Heyday

Nov 19, 2019 12:00  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The double burger

Where: The Heyday; various locations, including Palm Springs VillageFest on Thursday nights, and The Alibi Palm Springs (369 N. Palm Canyon Drive) on Friday and Saturday nights

How much: $15 (including chips) plus fees via Doordash

Contact: 714-328-3825; theheyday.co

Why: It’s a juicy,...

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