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  • In the penultimate excerpt, we remain beyond the buzz and speculation of the ... the 2000s, hanging with the scruffy bohemians that helped to pioneer the art colony, and at Al's Swinger, the working-class ... heard our first mention of the "gentrified desert." Here, in our penultimate excerpt, we remain beyond the buzz and speculation of the ...
  • ... thriving Joshua Tree art colony--profiling desert artist pioneers Fred Drake and Ted Quinn. The first installment of an excerpt from ... next several weeks I'll post installments from a chapter in my upcoming book Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West. ...
  • In this week's installment of "House Of the Moon ," the arrival of a ... we noted the "deserts within the desert": the divides of race and class that persist on a landscape carved out of of American colonial ... when, she said, it was still "like the Wild West," and the pioneers like herself rubbed elbows with the locals. She remembered the soap ...
  • ... Martin's first day at his new school and he promptly falls in love with his art teacher, Miss Tivnan. Meanwhile, Debra discovers that the school isn't bothering to run the annual Back to School Dance this year so she decides to ...
  • ... discover the beaten body of a wealthy German businessman in the harbor, they investigate whether a barman's anti-German sentiments were a motive for murder. Or is the death tied to the Army Special Forces? ...
  • ... above Twentynine Palms, where civilians and Marines meet in a simulacrum of the Persian Gulf desert. Here we return to Al's ... other variety of westerner. If anything, the West also shows a long, steady arc of becoming ever more demographically complex, ...
  • ... school is where many fundamental American hang-ups about race , class, character, ethics, politics, etc. converge and kind of congeal ... that only seems to grow. It sits there, silent but in plain sight, until some incident reminds us of its cancerous, elephantine ...
  • In the final installment, we come full circle, back to Fred Drake, the "gay cowboy rocker" who led us into the House of the ... bump and wobble as if they're muledrawn wagons." The pioneers are middle-class professionals, the readers of the Times-- ...
  • ... Moon , the Spanish-language film about a boy living in Mexico who crosses the border to reunite with his mother. Writer Ligiah Villalobos discusses Under the ...
  • ... we know (and if you have some that we missed, let us know in the comments!): Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles The free monthly star ... Sidewalk Astronomers is on Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 to 9:45 p.m. More information can be found here. Mission Trails Regional Park ...

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