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Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

The latest Keanu Reeves vehicle is a stunner. John Wick boasts a high body count—and offers cinematic proof that you shouldn’t mess with a man’s best friend.

In the film’s opening moments, we learn that ...

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

On this week's patriotic Independent comics page: The K Chronicles examines income inequality; This Modern World ponders real epidemics; Jen Sorenson wonders when to trust the media; and it's raining me...

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

This month’s mix features some of my favorite remixes—both recent and a bit older.

Remixes take a track and give it new life. For example, consider the Flashback re-work of Kiesza’s “Hideaway.” The cha...

True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

True TV: Avoid 'The McCarthys'; Rejoin the 'American Horror Story Circus ASAP

The McCarthys (Thursday, Oct. 30, CBS), series debut: A fat, loudmouthed, sports-obsessed Bah-ston family has a gay son—and it’s a go for borderline homophobic comedy! Or borderline comedy, period. Eve...

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexican men think all of us gabachas are like the girls in The Bikini Carwash Company ? I am married, a conservative dresser, and frankly not very good-looking at all (but I do have b...

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News

Thirst to Conserve: An Overwhelming Response to Valley Water Agencies' Turf-Buyback Programs Has Left Residents and Businesses in Limbo

Thirst to Conserve: An Overwhelming Response to Valley Water Agencies' Turf-Buyback Programs Has Left Residents and Businesses in Limbo

Monday, October 27, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

So here’s the good news: Coachella Valley residents and businesses have raced to take advantage of the turf-buyback conservation programs offered by both the Desert Water Agency on the west end of the valley, and the Coachella Valley Water District on the east end.

Here’s the bad news, especially if ...

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Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Snap of the Camera: While Cities Discontinue Red-Light Ticket Systems in Droves, Cathedral City's System Gives Out Ever-More Citations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Between June 2011 and October 2014, 32 California cities eliminated their red-light-camera enforcement systems—including the city of Riverside in September, according to watchdog website Highwayrobbery.net.

However, the system continues to operate in Cathedral City.

The city’s contract with American T...

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Opinion

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 30, 2014!

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's patriotic Independent comics page: The K Chronicles examines income inequality; This Modern World ponders real epidemics; Jen Sorenson wonders when to trust the media; and it's raining men over at Red Meat.

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do Mexican Men Assume All Gabachas Are Strippers?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Why do Mexican men think all of us gabachas are like the girls in The Bikini Carwash Company ? I am married, a conservative dresser, and frankly not very good-looking at all (but I do have blonde hair, so maybe that counts for something on a guy’s internal whore-o-meter), and I speak karat...

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Arts and Culture

Just a Sweet Transvestite: College of the Desert's 'Rocky Horror' Will Leave You Dancing and Smiling

Just a Sweet Transvestite: College of the Desert's 'Rocky Horror' Will Leave You Dancing and Smiling

Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What in the world were Tres Dean and the rest of the people at College of the Desert Performing Arts thinking when they decided to produce The Rocky Horror Show— with a cast and crew primarily consisting of unseasoned college students?

After all, it’s a complex musical with a large cast, challenging so...

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A Classic Reimagined: Desert Theatreworks Revamps Complicated Farce 'Noises Off!' on a Dare—and Pulls It Off

A Classic Reimagined: Desert Theatreworks Revamps Complicated Farce 'Noises Off!' on a Dare—and Pulls It Off

Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Those of us who grew up in Canada were raised on it.

We knew The Goon Show with Peter Sellers and Take It From Here on the radio; the Carry On gang’s outrageous ensemble movies; and, later, Beyond the Fringe with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in theatrical revue, and the unforgettable Monty Python films.

So I...

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Movies & TV

Bored With the Board: 'Ouija' Is a Weak Horror Film That's Not Worth Your Time

Bored With the Board: 'Ouija' Is a Weak Horror Film That's Not Worth Your Time

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

Hasbro gets another movie touting one of its products (along with Transformers and Battleship )—and Ouija is by far the worst. I didn’t think that was even possible.

Laine and Debbie (Olivia Cooke and Shelley Hennig) have been playing with a Ouija board since they were kids. As an adult, Debbie plays solo ...

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Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

Keanu Is Back! 'John Wick' Is a Great-Looking Action Movie

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Bob Grimm

The latest Keanu Reeves vehicle is a stunner. John Wick boasts a high body count—and offers cinematic proof that you shouldn’t mess with a man’s best friend.

In the film’s opening moments, we learn that the title character (played by Reeves) has lost his wife, and he’s taking it understandably hard. Sh...

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Music

Off Hiatus: Underground Punk Group Lagwagon Celebrates Its First Album in Nine Years With a Stop at The Date Shed

Off Hiatus: Underground Punk Group Lagwagon Celebrates Its First Album in Nine Years With a Stop at The Date Shed

Thursday, October 30, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

In the 1990s, Lagwagon was the talk of the underground punk scene.

However, the band never attained the mainstream success that contemporaries like Rancid and Green Day did. Nonetheless, Lagwagon is still around; in fact, the band just released a new album, Hang , and will be appearing at The Date Shed...

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FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: November 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014  |  Administrator

This month’s mix features some of my favorite remixes—both recent and a bit older.

Remixes take a track and give it new life. For example, consider the Flashback re-work of Kiesza’s “Hideaway.” The challenge when doing a remix is to maintain the character of the original track while injecting one’s o...

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Food and Drink

Restaurant News Bites: Introducing Pho Lan; a Benefit for Meals on Wheels at the Hacienda; a New Chef at the Viceroy; and Much More!

Restaurant News Bites: Introducing Pho Lan; a Benefit for Meals on Wheels at the Hacienda; a New Chef at the Viceroy; and Much More!

Monday, October 27, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

New: Pho Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Lan Vietnamese Restaurant has opened at 330 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in the downtown Palm Springs space occupied until recently by Kimy Sushi.

While we have not yet had a chance to check out Pho Lan, the restaurant’s Facebook page offers some details about the place: ...

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The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

The Indy Endorsement: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet at Morongo

Friday, October 24, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

What: Seafood Thursday Dinner at the Potrero Canyon Buffet

Where: Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon

How much: $22.95 with a players’ club card

Contact: 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com

Why: You can pig out on crab or dessert or shrimp or whatever else.

I grew up in Nevada, a...

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