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The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

What: The Don Veto sandwich

Where: Larry’s Gourmet Market, 2781 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $7.99 (8 inches); $12.99 (12 inches).

Contact: 760-832-7188; larrysgourmetmarke...

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

If you think adapting Stephen King’s The Mist (series debut Thursday, June 22, Spike) for TV is bad idea, know that ABC is launching a reboot of The Gong Show and a boy-band reality-co...

Ask a Mexican: Will Mexicans Want to Use a Carpooling App?

Ask a Mexican: Will Mexicans Want to Use a Carpooling App?

Dear Mexican: Waze is launching Waze Carpool throughout California. I think it’s gonna be a hit, especially with tight Latino enclaves throughout the state. But … is there a histor...

Writing to the Vibe: Kelley Ryan Records Beautifully Layered Music While Splitting Time Between Palm Springs and Ireland

Writing to the Vibe: Kelley Ryan Records Beautifully Layered Music While Splitting Time Between Palm Springs and Ireland

When I played local artist Kelley Ryan’s new album, Telescope , I was blown away. Although the songs seem simple, there is a lot going on: They are layered with instruments and sound...

On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

Last month, I admitted experimenting with vodka. Well, I think it’s time for a talk.

Due to the timing of my lease ending, rent going up by $100 a month (seriously?), looming air co...

The Flusters Go Full-Time: The Popular Local Band Is Raising Funds to Go on Tour, Finish a Second EP

The Flusters Go Full-Time: The Popular Local Band Is Raising Funds to Go on Tour, Finish a Second EP

The Flusters have achieved big things locally. Now, the band is working to achieve big things beyond the Coachella Valley.

On June 1, The Flusters began an all-or-nothing, 30-day Ki...

Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

No, Jefferson. Let it go …

Our evil elf of a U.S attorney general is whining about pot again, this time in a letter asking Congress not to renew the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.

The R...

News

Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

Monday, June 19, 2017  |  Sean Planck

No, Jefferson. Let it go …

Our evil elf of a U.S attorney general is whining about pot again, this time in a letter asking Congress not to renew the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which became law in December of 2014, prohibits the Department of Justice from spending any f...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Indictment of Journalist Aaron Cantú Portends a Grim Future for the First Amendment

Democracy in Crisis: The Indictment of Journalist Aaron Cantú Portends a Grim Future for the First Amendment

Friday, June 16, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C., courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview.

However, the situation here is far more serious: They are all facing charges of felony rioting, conspiracy to riot and destruct...

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Blowing the Whistle: Palm Springs Government Critics Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone Take Credit for Going to the Feds—as They Launch City Council Campaigns

Blowing the Whistle: Palm Springs Government Critics Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone Take Credit for Going to the Feds—as They Launch City Council Campaigns

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone—both of whom have declared their intent to run for the Palm Springs City Council—recently disclosed that they were informants to the FBI regarding the Palm Springs City Hall corruption case.

The case has resulted in bribery charges in connection with downtown developme...

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Opinion

Ask a Mexican: Will Mexicans Want to Use a Carpooling App?

Ask a Mexican: Will Mexicans Want to Use a Carpooling App?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Waze is launching Waze Carpool throughout California. I think it’s gonna be a hit, especially with tight Latino enclaves throughout the state. But … is there a history of raites within the Mex community?

Uber Wazer

Dear Gabacho: Everything that tech bros and their hipster acolytes think th...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 15, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for June 15, 2017!

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's obstructionist weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson looks at some right-wing hypocrisy; The K Chronicles pens an ode to home ownership; This Modern World looks at what will happen when incontrovertible evidence of Trump's wrong-doing is finally exposed; Red Meat can't stand the ...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Dorys Forray, 87, an Indio Woman Who Is a True Role Model

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Dorys Forray, 87, an Indio Woman Who Is a True Role Model

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

When you approach her house, you realize it’s the only one on her gated-community block with a different front yard—stone and desert plants, rather than repetitive squares of grass.

Then she answers the door wearing a “NASTY WOMAN” T-shirt.

At 87—“almost 88, in September”—Dorys Forray is my new role m...

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Arts and Culture

Repeat 'Party'! The Desert Rose Playhouse Brings Back Last Summer's Hit Feel-Good Comedy for a Six-Week Run

Repeat 'Party'! The Desert Rose Playhouse Brings Back Last Summer's Hit Feel-Good Comedy for a Six-Week Run

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

When Desert Rose Playhouse opened David Dillon’s Party last year on June 24 for a six-week run, the circumstances surrounding Desert Rose—the valley’s only LGBT theater company—and the LGBT community as a whole were rather bleak.

Desert Rose’s future was up in the air, thanks to a substantial financial...

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Live: Chris Rock at Fantasy Springs, June 9

Live: Chris Rock at Fantasy Springs, June 9

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

On Friday night, June 9, Chris Rock’s “Total Blackout Tour” made a sold-out stop at Fantasy Springs—and his no-holds-barred, raunchy humor on various subjects was a hit.

First, one important detail: The tour is called the “Total Blackout Tour” for a reason—and that blackout includes cell phones. The ...

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Western Lit: Polarizing Neighbor—a New Book Tries to Make Sense of the Hated Coyote's History

Western Lit: Polarizing Neighbor—a New Book Tries to Make Sense of the Hated Coyote's History

Tuesday, June 06, 2017  |  Lawrence Lenhart, High Country News

First things first: Coyote. When you read the word, how many syllables do you hear? Your answer, according to Dan Flores, author of Coyote America , may be “immediately diagnostic of a whole range of belief systems and values.”

The ki-YOH-tee versus ki-yote divide is one of the best indicators of a person’...

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Movies & TV

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

True TV: 'GLOW' Glorifies the Ladies of '80s Wrestling; 'Preacher' Is Back and Ballistic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Bill Frost

If you think adapting Stephen King’s The Mist (series debut Thursday, June 22, Spike) for TV is bad idea, know that ABC is launching a reboot of The Gong Show and a boy-band reality-competition show on the same night as the premiere of The Mist to compete with the summer filler stinking up Fox and NBC—the...

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Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Blu-Ray Review: 'T2 Trainspotting' Is a Worthy Sequel to One of the Best Films of the '90s

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

One of the better films of the 1990s finally gets a sequel as Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and the boys swing back into action.

After being gone two decades following the heist after which he skipped town with all of the money, screwing over his gang mates, Mark finally returns home—and the circumstan...

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Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Misguided 'Mummy': This Tom Cruise Flick Could Have Been Good—but Instead, Universal Tried to Set Up a Franchise

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

I don’t hate The Mummy because it’s a terrible movie; it’s not. I hate it because it could have, and should have, been good.

Actually, hate is a strong word; I just don’t like it. Opportunities abound for some real fun here, and they are all squandered.

Tom Cruise is fully committed for a gonzo performa...

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Music

Writing to the Vibe: Kelley Ryan Records Beautifully Layered Music While Splitting Time Between Palm Springs and Ireland

Writing to the Vibe: Kelley Ryan Records Beautifully Layered Music While Splitting Time Between Palm Springs and Ireland

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

When I played local artist Kelley Ryan’s new album, Telescope , I was blown away. Although the songs seem simple, there is a lot going on: They are layered with instruments and sounds.

For more than 20 years, Kelley Ryan has been working as a singer/songwriter, and she’s built a career as an independen...

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The Flusters Go Full-Time: The Popular Local Band Is Raising Funds to Go on Tour, Finish a Second EP

The Flusters Go Full-Time: The Popular Local Band Is Raising Funds to Go on Tour, Finish a Second EP

Monday, June 19, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Flusters have achieved big things locally. Now, the band is working to achieve big things beyond the Coachella Valley.

On June 1, The Flusters began an all-or-nothing, 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 in “seed money” by June 30. The goal is to boost the band as the members leave their ...

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Live: Splash House, at Various Venues, June 9-11

Live: Splash House, at Various Venues, June 9-11

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Guillermo Prieto

The three-day party known as Splash House returned to Palm Springs last weekend for the first of two stints this summer, opening Friday night with a celebration at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

“Yo, Splash House, right now, this is LondonBridge,” said one of the opening-night DJs. “You are all going t...

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Food and Drink

The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

The Indy Endorsement: The Don Veto Sandwich at Larry's Gourmet Market

Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The Don Veto sandwich

Where: Larry’s Gourmet Market, 2781 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

How much: $7.99 (8 inches); $12.99 (12 inches).

Contact: 760-832-7188; larrysgourmetmarket.com

Why: It’s a damn good sandwich.

From North Palm Canyon Drive, Larry’s Gourmet Market does not look like much.

I’ve zoo...

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On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

On Cocktails: While Craft Bartenders Usually Feel Disdain for the Spirit, Even Vodka Has Its Time and Place

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  |  Kevin Carlow

Last month, I admitted experimenting with vodka. Well, I think it’s time for a talk.

Due to the timing of my lease ending, rent going up by $100 a month (seriously?), looming air conditioning bills and summer break at Seymour’s approaching; I decided to spend some time back in the ancestral homeland ...

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The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

The Indy Endorsement: The Kimchi Jji-gae at Umami Seoul

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: The kimchi Jji-gae

Where: Umami Seoul, 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, Cathedral City

How much: $14.99

Contact: 760-202-0144; www.umamiseoul.com

Why: The variety of flavors and textures.

I’ve had many good meals at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, No. A-105, in Cathedral City. For years, that was the h...

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