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Beginning of the End: 'Mockingjay—Part 1' Keeps the 'Hunger Games' Saga Moving Forward

Beginning of the End: 'Mockingjay—Part 1' Keeps the 'Hunger Games' Saga Moving Forward

Things take a darker, more underground and perhaps more understated turn in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 . While the film is a step backward from the rousing Catching Fire , it’s still a sturdy ins...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 27, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 27, 2014!

On this week's extra-thankful Independent comics page: The K Chronicles celebrates more of life's little victories; This Modern World looks into the future; Jen Sorenson examines a relative's Thanksgivi...

True TV: Six On-Demand Alternatives to the (Lack of) Thanksgiving Programming

True TV: Six On-Demand Alternatives to the (Lack of) Thanksgiving Programming

Cinema Insomnia (Roku’s Zom-Bee TV) : “Your host” Mr. Lobo has presented late-night horror-cheese showcase Cinema Insomnia for 13 years through a smattering of regional cable outlets and, probably, sublimin...

Ask a Mexican: Why Do So Many People Support 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do So Many People Support 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

Dear Mexican: I was reading the comments (BIG MISTAKE) on an article I recently read regarding St. Charles, Mo., adopting an Arizona-style immigration law. I was shocked at the amount of people who supp...

Where's the Art? Six Months After Palm Springs Enacted a Murals Ordinance, a Whole Lot of Nothing Has Happened

Where's the Art? Six Months After Palm Springs Enacted a Murals Ordinance, a Whole Lot of Nothing Has Happened

It’s now been more than seven months since an Arenas Road murals project, planned and funded by Venus Studios Art Supply owner Debra Ann Mumm, was shut down by Palm Springs police after city officials ...

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Where's the Art? Six Months After Palm Springs Enacted a Murals Ordinance, a Whole Lot of Nothing Has Happened

Where's the Art? Six Months After Palm Springs Enacted a Murals Ordinance, a Whole Lot of Nothing Has Happened

Tuesday, November 25, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

It’s now been more than seven months since an Arenas Road murals project, planned and funded by Venus Studios Art Supply owner Debra Ann Mumm, was shut down by Palm Springs police after city officials claimed the project was illegal —even though the city Public Arts Commission had endorsed the project...

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Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Help Needed: Local Service Agencies Need Assistance to Meet an Increase in Demand During the Holiday Season

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

The 2014 holiday season has officially arrived, and while many of us are busily planning schedules around parties and shopping, more and more of our neighbors are facing formidable food and resource shortages.

“Over the last 24 months, we’ve seen the monthly average number of people served meals in o...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 27, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Nov. 27, 2014!

Thursday, November 27, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's extra-thankful Independent comics page: The K Chronicles celebrates more of life's little victories; This Modern World looks into the future; Jen Sorenson examines a relative's Thanksgiving tirade; and Red Meat heads to the department store.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do So Many People Support 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do So Many People Support 'Show Me Your Papers' Laws?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I was reading the comments (BIG MISTAKE) on an article I recently read regarding St. Charles, Mo., adopting an Arizona-style immigration law. I was shocked at the amount of people who support this law, and my question to you is: Why can’t people see the bad implications of that law? What...

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Arts and Culture

December Theater: 'Cinderella' at Palm Canyon, 'Madcap Underground' at COD, 'Happy Hour' at CV Rep, and Much More!

December Theater: 'Cinderella' at Palm Canyon, 'Madcap Underground' at COD, 'Happy Hour' at CV Rep, and Much More!

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Staff

Annenberg Theater Events

CK Dance Presents: The Nutcracker takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5; and 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. $20 to $30. The Dance With Miss Lindsay Holiday Showcase , including dancers from age 3 to adult performing holiday classics, is at 2 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. $15 to $20....

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Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Western Lit: A New Book Examines Mormon Political Behavior and Party Affiliation

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Wyatt Orme

On Oct. 8, 2008, several elite leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—also known as the LDS or Mormon Church— went on the air  and urged members in California to boost their involvement in defeating the state’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

The LDS Church was one of the last to...

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Movies & TV

Beginning of the End: 'Mockingjay—Part 1' Keeps the 'Hunger Games' Saga Moving Forward

Beginning of the End: 'Mockingjay—Part 1' Keeps the 'Hunger Games' Saga Moving Forward

Thursday, November 27, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Things take a darker, more underground and perhaps more understated turn in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 . While the film is a step backward from the rousing Catching Fire , it’s still a sturdy installment.

After being rescued at the end of Catching Fire —shortly after destroying the Hunger Games fo...

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Lovable Robot: 'Big Hero 6' Is an Animated Delight

Lovable Robot: 'Big Hero 6' Is an Animated Delight

Thursday, November 27, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Disney and Marvel deliver one of the year’s best animated films in Big Hero 6 , a delightful story of a boy and his big, puffy robot.

Hiro (the voice of Ryan Potter) is an inventor, as is his brother, Tadashi (Daniel Henney). While Hiro likes to win money at robot fights, his brother is concentrating o...

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Music

Live: Patti Austin at the McCallum Theatre, Nov. 22

Live: Patti Austin at the McCallum Theatre, Nov. 22

Thursday, November 27, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

It was on a gorgeous night last September at the Los Angeles County Arboretum that I first heard Patti Austin sing live.

A friend had invited my partner and me to the Pasadena Pops’ summer-season closer, and she was one of conductor Michael Feinstein’s guest vocalists. Although I had heard of Patti A...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet the Nomadic Artists Who Are Living Off the Grid at Domeland

Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet the Nomadic Artists Who Are Living Off the Grid at Domeland

Monday, November 24, 2014  |  Robin Linn

Cain Motter has been living off the grid here and there since childhood, when his mother and father escaped a religious cult that didn’t allow members to leave.

The family was advised to head for California—which they did. Motter’s father, a blind Vaudeville performer, earned a living by performing a...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Tinto Returns; PS Underground Introduces 'Light'; LuLu's Rhine Opening His Own Place; and Much More!

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

Tinto at the Saguaro Downsizes a Bit

Tinto, the Basque-style restaurant owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces that calls the Saguaro Palm Springs home, will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 3, after a lengthy closure during much of the summer and fall.

When Tinto reopens, it will be just a fraction of its former self,...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

The Indy Endorsement: The Barbacoa at La Perlita

Friday, November 21, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Barbacoa (pork and beef stew)

Where: La Perlita Mexican Food, 901 Crossley Road, Palm Springs

How much: $11.95

Contact: 760-778-8014

Why: It’s some of the best Mexican food in the valley.

You really have to be looking for La Perlita Mexican Food to find it.

The joint is stuck at the end of a strip mall o...

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