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Wildly Diverse

A good Pink Martini is made better with a Storm “Pink Martini is a rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure,” says founder, bandleader and pianist for the band, Thomas Lauderdale. “If the United Nations had a house ...


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Winter Fashion Guide

We’ve got the season’s hottest new looks laid out Here in the IE, winter is a weird time of the year, with cool winds and strong sunlight. It rarely ever gets so cold it snows unless you head to the…


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Blazing Its Way to Greatness

Southern indie genius Of Montreal rocks Riverside One of the greatest differences between the indie and pop worlds is the amount of room artists are allowed to explore. In the pop mainstream, once an artist develops a sound tha...



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Kids in Cages

The strange trend of children’s MMA in the IE Pankration was an ancient Greek sport that combined boxing and wrestling into a varied fighting event that was a part of the Olympic Games and taken quite seriously by the Greeks....


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Moto Mavens Transform Riverside

Lanakila MacNaughton is helping to redefine women in motorcycle culture Pink glittered helmets line the entrance to the “Women Who Ride” exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum. It is a traveling exhibit of the photogra...


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PARTY DOWN

Ring in the New Year Right The best part about the holidays tend to be spending time away from work and with people you care about. It’s a pretty stressful season. With all the responsibilities, buying presents, spending time...



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Holiday Movie Madness

An insightful look at what there is to do after all the presents are opened Two brothers fighting to stay afloat amid hard times in a rusted-out, nearly abandoned Northeastern steel-mill town; a Hollywood mogul battling to make...


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Reimagining the Desert

Lucid Stead Imagine for a moment, a serene destination encased in and exuding light from every surface; a house that blends into the landscape seamlessly. The visuals of the house transform  with the changing light of day and ...


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Holiday Gift Guide

Give your family and friends a reason to love you even more! The world is divided into two types of people: There are those that love to shop, and those that truly believe the mall will be their demise. Whether…



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Mini Libraries take the IE by Storm

It’s the Little Things that Count Little Free Libraries (LFL), also referred to as book exchanges, book trading posts and Noox (National bOOk eXchanges), have spent the last four years emerging from their humble beginnings on...


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Giving Thanks

Sharing the Values of the IE’s Native American Tribes Before the arrival of Europeans to North America, Native Americans lived in harmony with nature, graciously taking only what they needed from the land in order to sustain ...


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The Sound and the Fury

The Inland Empire’s Fury Takes Ontario by Storm Move over Quakes and 66ers! Another lean and mean minor league wrecking machine has come to town, and they’re playing weekly games at Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena....



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LIFE in Color

Healthy, messy, colorful fun invigorates the IE It’s just before 9 a.m. The sun is shining, the morning breeze is refreshing, and thousands of people huddle up as they wait for an experience which has become quite popular in ...


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The Terrifying Tour

The Horror that Happened in the Inland Empire While Halloween occurs only once a year, horror films are something we can celebrate every season . . . as long as we don’t die before the arrival of that next blockbuster.…


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Apparition Experts

  IE’s paranormal investigation team takes on Downtown Riverside What would you do if there was a perverted spirit in your bathroom who stole your money and shared a preference of you wearing silky panties? These aren’t...



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Lean and Mean

Lisa Lampanelli on “Skinny Bitch” and her funny life After toiling in obscurity on the stand-up circuit for a while, Lisa Lampanelli got her big break as a complete unknown (and the only female on the stage) at a Comedy&he...


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The Good Fight

Indie rock girls of Warpaint are killing it It’s hard to believe that nine years ago, on Valentine’s Day, four young ladies, Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg and Shannon Marie Sossamon fell in love with their...


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BEST OF IE 2013

It’s time to get weird, IE. Take a note from us and let your “freak flag” fly. Miley’s doing it, Gaga always does it, Cee Lo don’t mind; Russell Brand is in—and you’re next. The IE is chock-full of awesome…



Shopping & Services

Shop Til You Drop BEST FLORIST Ferguson’s Flower Gallery Flowers typically imply “I Love You,” “Thank You” or “I Promise I’ll Remember Next Year,” but Ferguson’s is an elite florist that shows how much more f...


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Bars & Clubs

BEST COCKTAIL BAR   The Vault Martini Bar & Grill The Vault has all the right ingredients for a classic cocktail bar. The Redlands joint perfectly balances a hipster-energy with a relaxed atmosphere, and discount drin...


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People and Places

Tip Your Server HOTTEST COFFEE DUDE Zack Strunk, Stell Coffee & Tea Stell Coffee & Tea in Redlands is known for their freshly ground coffee, gluten-free deli sandwiches and a variety of beers for non-coffee drinkers. W...



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Sports and Recreation

Gym BEST FITNESS GYM UFC Gym Located in Corona Hills Plaza just off the 91 Freeway and McKinley, this massive fitness facility is conveniently open 24 hours a day. It was opened in the city of Corona in May, 2011,…


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Eats and Treats

Sweets BEST BAKERY Some Crust Bakery Nestled in the heart of Claremont Village, this longtime European-style bakery has been churning out fresh-baked goods since 1916, and under Larry and Sandie Feemster’s watch, Some Crust c...


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Arts & Entertainment

Arts BEST ART GALLERY Loft Beats Gallery And they’ve managed to do it again! It seems the on-going activity brought to you by the Loft Beats Gallery has made them a fan favorite for another year running. The art hub…



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Baby Tattooville 2013

An artistic tradition in “low brow” innovation “The Aroma” by Alex Pardee In the current art world, it’s easy for people to feel detached from art; like they have no connection to the world of art, no co...


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Diamond in the Desert

Pioneertown’s new music fest is kickin’ up a storm As September’s heat wave finds us, just as summer is supposed to be drawing to a close, the time to catch some awesome music beneath a gorgeous, warm night sky is…


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Flyin’ High Above the Rest

Lifting the Standard for Coffee in Riverside If you live in Riverside County and you love coffee, you probably drink it at home or end up driving a lot. While in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego you can…



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BACONMANIA

All across the IE, foodies rejoice and bask in the delicious, savory awesomeness that is . . . BACON. We actually have an extremely large bacon following out here in the Empire. Many of our best restaurants specialize in this&h...