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Ask a Mexican: How Can I Tell a Girl That She's Not Going to Get an Expensive Quinceañera?

Ask a Mexican: How Can I Tell a Girl That She's Not Going to Get an Expensive Quinceañera?

Dear Mexican: I work with mostly young, progressive, educated white folks at an institution of higher education in Southern California. The other day, I mentioned buying a shirt that reads, “Illegal i...

Desert Rock Chronicles: Punk Icon Otis Link Makes a Home in the High Desert

Desert Rock Chronicles: Punk Icon Otis Link Makes a Home in the High Desert

Otis Link has spent his life at the center of the hard-core punk-rock counterculture that bloomed in California during the ’70s and ’80s. He developed stylistically at a time when the underground art ...

The Potted Desert Garden: Five Tips for a Worry-Free Summer

The Potted Desert Garden: Five Tips for a Worry-Free Summer

We have had a hot start to the spring here in the Coachella Valley!

Many of you might be saying: “What spring?” The entire Southwest has been running 10 degrees above normal, jumping us into an early p...

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

An exhibit of the works of either Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange is a “must see.” However, it approaches artistic nirvana when a museum hangs images by both icons in the same show.

The La Quinta Museum ...

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

Spring is in full bloom—and so is beer-festival season!

Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special brews—and there are a lo...

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News

Snapshot: The Palm Springs Hot Rodeo

Snapshot: The Palm Springs Hot Rodeo

Sunday, May 03, 2015  |  Jeff Clarkson

What: Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and Country Fair

Where: A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park, Banning

When: May 1-3, 2015

Who: LGBT (and probably some straight) cowboys and cowgirls

Why: Because rodeos and disco music do go together!

The Independent stopped by the rodeo on Saturday, May 2, to check out the rodeo and take...

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A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

A Water Market: Can Financial Tools Help Get a Precious Resource Where It Is Needed?

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Brian Calvert

California has been taking strong measures to deal with extreme drought. Gov. Jerry Brown recently ordered cities to cut water use, and approved new regulations to limit the flow of water in toilets, urinals and faucets.

But some economists think that there are more efficient and effective ways to mi...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: How Can I Tell a Girl That She's Not Going to Get an Expensive Quinceañera?

Ask a Mexican: How Can I Tell a Girl That She's Not Going to Get an Expensive Quinceañera?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015  |  Gene Armstrong

Dear Mexican: I work with mostly young, progressive, educated white folks at an institution of higher education in Southern California. The other day, I mentioned buying a shirt that reads, “Illegal immigration started in 1492.” We had a good laugh, and my co-worker, whom I like a lot, said that it ...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Five Tips for a Worry-Free Summer

The Potted Desert Garden: Five Tips for a Worry-Free Summer

Tuesday, May 05, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

We have had a hot start to the spring here in the Coachella Valley!

Many of you might be saying: “What spring?” The entire Southwest has been running 10 degrees above normal, jumping us into an early period of 90-degree days. I have heard too many people already complaining about the heat.

Regardless,...

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Arts and Culture

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Images of Home by the Legends: The La Quinta Museum Shows Coachella Valley Pictures by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Victor Barocas

An exhibit of the works of either Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange is a “must see.” However, it approaches artistic nirvana when a museum hangs images by both icons in the same show.

The La Quinta Museum is doing just that right now in the exhibit Iconic Light , on display through Aug. 15.

The two greats w...

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May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

May 2015 Arts Listings From ArtsOasis!

Saturday, May 02, 2015  |  Staff

Comedy

Gabriel Iglesias

The famously fluffy comedian performs. 8 p.m., Saturday, May 2; and 6 p.m., Sunday, May 3. $45 to $75. The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com .

Film

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

This unique festival f...

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Movies & TV

True TV: Has Your Favorite Show Been Cancelled or Not?

True TV: Has Your Favorite Show Been Cancelled or Not?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015  |  Bill Frost

We’re still a month away from receiving the Final Word from television networks about which of your favorite shows have been renewed for another season or canceled forever—but what’s to stop The Only TV Column That Matters™ from speculating right now? Nothing! Through an intricate system of network ...

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Blu-Ray Review: Mark Wahlberg Brings a Lot of Darkness to Worthwhile Film 'The Gambler'

Blu-Ray Review: Mark Wahlberg Brings a Lot of Darkness to Worthwhile Film 'The Gambler'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015  |  Bob Grimm

I missed the latest Mark Wahlberg extravaganza—a remake of the 1970s James Caan movie The Gambler (NOT the Kenny Rogers TV movie)—when it ran in theaters early this year.

Wahlberg lost a lot of weight to play Jim Bennett, an author-turned-college professor who hates life, for some reason. The film neve...

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Music

Desert Rock Chronicles: Punk Icon Otis Link Makes a Home in the High Desert

Desert Rock Chronicles: Punk Icon Otis Link Makes a Home in the High Desert

Tuesday, May 05, 2015  |  Robin Linn

Otis Link has spent his life at the center of the hard-core punk-rock counterculture that bloomed in California during the ’70s and ’80s. He developed stylistically at a time when the underground art scene was exploding in Los Angeles—when the same California subculture that gave birth to punk-rock ...

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The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

The Blueskye Report, May 2015: Hank Jr., R. Kelly, Lynda Carter, Dwight Yoakam and Much More!

Friday, May 01, 2015  |  Brian Blueskye

May is here, which means the Coachella Valley is quieter, with less traffic and temperatures starting to rise. However, locals know the truth: The Coachella Valley never sleeps, and there are plenty of great things going on to see and do.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2 , the Desert Daze festival will be takin...

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Food and Drink

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

The Beer Goddess: Rejoice—It's the High Season for Southern California Beer Festivals

Monday, May 04, 2015  |  Erin Peters

Spring is in full bloom—and so is beer-festival season!

Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special brews—and there are a lot of these special events coming up in places that are fairly close by.

The Brewers Association celebrat...

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Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: R.I.P, 3rd Corner; Welcome Rooster and the Pig; and Much, Much More!

Monday, April 27, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

Closed: 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro

The busy season is over—and that means this is the time of year when some restaurants on the edge financially will decide to close up shop rather than brave another Coachella Valley summer.

One of the first casualties of the (unofficial) summer of 2015: the 3rd ...

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