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Latino Laughs Legend: Comedian/Actor Paul Rodriguez Headlines the 'Latin Kings of Comedy' at Spotlight 29

Latino Laughs Legend: Comedian/Actor Paul Rodriguez Headlines the 'Latin Kings of Comedy' at Spotlight 29

Monday, September 18, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s undeniable: Paul Rodriguez is a pillar of standup comedy.

Rodriguez has drawn the ire of some of his fellow Latino comedians in recent years because of his support of the Republican Party. Party affiliation aside, however, his loyalty to the Latin community runs deep—no question.

Rodriguez will b...

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Terrible Treasures: A One-Night 'Tales From the Trash' Show of Discarded Art Comes to Joshua Tree

Terrible Treasures: A One-Night 'Tales From the Trash' Show of Discarded Art Comes to Joshua Tree

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

Collectors Steve Purdy and Mark Bloom have a passion for discarded art, and have been doing shows called Tales From the Trash , where the works of art are cheap and often have humorous titles that give new perspectives to these … uh, unique works.

The recently opened La Matadora Gallery will be hosting...

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Western Lit: A Pediatrician Reflects on His Life's Work and the Navajo Nation in 'Attending Others'

Western Lit: A Pediatrician Reflects on His Life's Work and the Navajo Nation in 'Attending Others'

Thursday, September 07, 2017  |  Jenny Shank, High Country News

In his remarkable memoir Attending Others , Brian Volck reflects on his career as a pediatrician, including stints at inner-city hospitals in the Midwest; several volunteer missions to Honduras; and years on the Navajo Reservation.

Through his practice, Volck has gained considerable wisdom—though he’s ...

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Inspired by Nature: The Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition Shows Off Works Inspired by the Park's Amazing Beauty

Inspired by Nature: The Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition Shows Off Works Inspired by the Park's Amazing Beauty

Thursday, August 24, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

The natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park has inspired people from all over the world to transform their visions of the park into art—and the goal of the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition is to show off some of this amazing work.

This year, six artists (actually, seven; two ...

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Western Lit: A New Book By a Self-Proclaimed Umbraphile Tells the Story of the West's Last Total Solar Eclipse, in 1878

Western Lit: A New Book By a Self-Proclaimed Umbraphile Tells the Story of the West's Last Total Solar Eclipse, in 1878

Monday, August 14, 2017  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

On Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will ride its elliptical orbit precisely between the Earth and the sun, plunging the land below into the crepuscule of a total solar eclipse.

Beginning at around 10 a.m. Pacific Time, the dark path of totality will sweep northwest to southeast across the United States, cast...

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Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Western Lit: An Angler Documents His Pursuit of Uglier Species in 'Beautifully Grotesque Fish'

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  |  Ben Goldfarb, High Country News

Listen up, water-loving Westerners: We’ve got a problem—a trout problem.

For decades, anglers have fetishized these silvery stream-dwellers, maniacally pursuing rainbows, browns and brookies to the neglect of other underwater life. Every year, obliging fish managers pump America’s waterways full of m...

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