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Silver Lining

The Palm Springs International Film Festival offers up plenty of reel-ality The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in America, and as its 24th year anniversary coincides with The City ...


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Wedding Banned

The ups and downs of gay rights in the U.S. are detailed in Michael J. Klarman’s From the Closet to the Altar The rings are tucked safe in a box in your dresser drawer. Your finery hangs in the closet,…


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Busy Bodies

Photo by Morgan Tuff A Disability History chronicles the history of “deviants” and “undesirables”—before the ADA “Can’t” is a word you can’t say. No, you’ve been raised knowing that anything’s possible. E...



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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane . . . It’s a Taco?

A local team competes at Red Bull’s Flugtag this weekend Not many people can honestly say they’ve had a ride in a giant taco. Even fewer people can say that they’ve constructed a giant taco that flies. Scott Covey and...


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Come One, Come All . . .

Cirque Du Soleil puts on another great show in the IE These performers fly through the air with the greatest of ease—and they’re now at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, one o...


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Beautiful Bummer

“When I’m Sixty-Four” wields a double-edged walker When Paul McCartney wrote his legendary, rooty-tooty tune, “When I’m Sixty-Four,” he was a mere 16 years old. McCartney was a prodigy, of course, a born music-maker...



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House of Art

By Douglas McCulloh David Leapman’s Contemporary Artist Space exhibits its second show From the street, David Leapman’s house looks like many of the other off-white stucco structures on the modest-yet-well-groomed block in...


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Mama Mia!

Jessica Valenti’s Why Have Kids? Questions the pros and cons of having ankle biters Your former classmate leads such an interesting life. She told you this summer about the trips she took recently: Aruba, Paris, Johannesburg,...


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Trick or Treatment?

Unaccountable advises ripping the veil of secrecy from the world of healthcare You’re trying hard not to be scared. You really weren’t surprised when the doctor said you needed an operation. It was kind of expected but let...



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Broadening a Vision

 “African American Visions” offers additional cultural perspective One of the most interesting things to view when surveying imagery of groups traditionally underrepresented in our culture are things we’ve never seen bef...


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Life As We Know It?

John Martin Fisch (photo by Peter Phun) UCR’s The Immortality Project plans on spending three years tackling the ultimate mystery Can we live forever? Is there life after death? Is there really a way to know? There’s no do...


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The Heartbreak Kids

Transitions of the Heart reveals the joy and pain behind a child’s sexual identity Your child constantly surprises you. Where did she learn that little habit she has? How did he figure out something you never showed him? What...



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Wise Up

Ceramist Patti Warashina takes satire and sensibility to a higher level On the top of my stove is Pennsylvania Dutch trivet with the image of an old man and little boy on it, with the bearded elder saying: “Ve get…


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Ace of Diamonds

For Jered Weaver there’s no price tag on happiness If things had gone a little differently last August, Los Angeles Angels ace pitcher Jered Weaver would be gearing up for an incredibly lucrative free agency come fall. His 15...


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Let’s Be Frank

Frank Langella’s memoirs include just enough gossip and tell-all tales Admit it. You’re kind of klutzy sometimes. And clumsy. That’s you, as pillows are tossed, furniture bumped, frames go askew, nerves are shattered and ...



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Hey Mikey, We Like You!

  Photo by Amy Bystedt “Comedy in the Art Colony” tickles our collective funny bone When Mikey McKernan graduated from high school, he told his parents he was going into comedy. “But you’re not funny,” they respond...


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Something to Chew On

Tyler Cowen An Economist Gets Lunch spells out the manifesto for a new food revolution The fridge was empty the other day. No milk, no OJ, no breakfast fixin‘s. You were out of bread, cereal, snacky stuff and lunchmeat. Ther...


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In the Trenches

The Absolutist’s exquisite prose details wartime tragedy . . . and love For some reason, you just can’t seem to let it go. It happened so many years before. You were a child then, really: old enough to know better,…



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The Laugh at the End of the Tunnel

Rapackiego Jozefa's Piramida Zwycistwa Victory Pyramis RAM’s “The Art of Humor” chronicles historical snarks and snipes that got us through the rough times When the Roberts Court handed down its 5-4 ruling on healthc...


Support Our Whale Warriors

You may know the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society through Animal Planet’s TV show Whale Wars, which follows the organization’s aggressive ongoing campaign to put an end to Japanese whaling in the southern ocean, and has br...


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Love is the Air

John Edward Svenson's Deep Sea Madonna “Exhibit Love” features a trio of artists and their personal passions In executive director Marcella Swett’s final “get” before she departs the dA Cente for the Arts she ent...



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The Native Spirit

Idyllwild Arts Academy dives into exploring different cultures in its summer program Teamwork has always been at the heart of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s Native American Arts summer program, which makes this year’s fest...


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DC Pro Tour’s Nyjah Huston Does What He Loves

For many of us growing up in the ’90s, a staple of our childhoods were the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, allowing us to live the radical lives of professional skateboarders who could pull off insane tricks and stunts from…


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It’s No Schtick

Drew Carey is just a regular guy . . . a regular guy who just so happens to host one of the longest-running TV game shows No small part of Drew Carey’s success is that he is an everyman of…



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“Allusions of Modesty” Q&A Part II

Last week Leora Lutz gave us a quick look into her recent exhibit “Allusions of Modesty” on display at theRiversideArt Museum. Here Lutz dives deeper into the exhibits inspiration and concept. Can you tell us about your pie...


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Taking Comedy Beyond Race . . . and Obesity

Russell Peters attributes his modest beginnings like all comics of today to one source: the Internet. Yes, the (extremely) successful comedian from Canada has achieved international fame, probably because he caters to his audie...


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“Allusions of Modesty” Q&A Part I

Death is a humbling thing. And the closer to your heart it gets the more humbling it is. There’s no value in this thing we call “life” without death, it’s the yin and the yang, and at the end of…



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Doin‘ It Themselves

As you may have noticed we are revamping our site here at the Weekly. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get off your computer chairs and get your butts to the nearest coffee shop or record store and pick up…