Don’t Be Clueless in the Coachella Valley

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By | August 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 352 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX On a New Yorker magazine summer cover with its much-appreciated artwork---always timely, with smart turns of teasing, a tear-or-two and sometimes snarky commentary, amusing and/or annoying---comes the colorful signature motif of the New...

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By | July 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm | 1,093 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX If you’re a manic multi-tasker (go on, brag a little), if you are someone who likes to dress as if you have something to do (down to the last sweep of mascara), if you consider “artisanal” too-snobbish in a fresh-from-the-fields summer of...

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By | July 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 626 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Halfway through the joys of summer where “easy does it” seems to be the traditional motto, the mission, and not the translation of the unspoken “scream” from the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch pastel that early May was gaveled down...

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By | July 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm | 1,109 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX So much to do, so little time! Dawn to moonrise---and later if we get lucky, we’re on the go, here, there, anywhere and everywhere to all the events, fundraisers, parties and festive folderol hereabouts. We’re going to have to erase “the...

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By | July 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 917 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Once upon a time, being “cool” was a matter of your lifestyle (living far from parents, the more communal the merrier), your hairstyle (the longer, the scruffier, the more things growing in it, the better), your plate of food (paper or tin...

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By | July 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 366 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Now that all the happy hoopla of yesterday’s Independence Day are stilled, the fireworks are only echoes, the colors red-white and blue are not just delegated in a perfectly poetic row, the stirring national anthem has disappeared on the...

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By | June 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm | 1,063 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Golly, and gee-whiz for good measure. We love summer. The first day of which arrived a week ago as of yesterday. Sorry, we didn’t remind you. We were too afraid it was a ruse to lull us into complacency immediately followed by one of those...

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By | June 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm | 1,081 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Is it safe to say that I think we are in the throes of summer? Alternately tantalizing and tortuous? Here’s our check-it-out list. Sun? Check. Fruit smoothies? Check. Heat? Check. Pool temp over 90? Check. Thinking beach break? Check....

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By | June 13, 2012 at 3:40 pm | 861 comments

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Good old H₂0!  There are times when only a particular liquid---Give it up for WATER!---will quench thirst and drench the fevered body in our desert paradise. Patio misters cast cooling fog. Menus for designer water are as long as for fine...

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By | June 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 2,052 comments

CV DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX With apologies to musical icons Rodgers and Hammerstein (Carousel), “June is bustin’ out all over!” We expected that once the heat was on and the snowbirds cleared out, we could lazily settle in for...

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By | May 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 1,515 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX In our journey as human beings spinning around on Planet Earth, we have some questions that make us yearn to escape. Will that woman in my grocery line go through her wallet again for 3 cents? Is there anyone anywhere with a pulse who answers a...

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By | May 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 1,008 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Okay. So summer is here with a vengeance. And no, we can’t do anything about the heat. Just try to repair the damage. For women, it may be mascara rivulets sliding into the décolletage. (Stash wet wipes.) For guys, the sweat is on---here’s...

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By | May 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm | 2,566 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Who let the dogs out? And cats? And the birds, whose plumage puts our local fashion flock to shame? We know. Who dares to deliver adult entertainment at its best? Meaning CLEAN? We know. Where in the world could you find a world-famous composer...

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By | May 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm | No comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Coachella? Stagecoach? Been there, done that, right? It was great, right? Okay, now let’s get real. Now that things have returned to normal (whatever that is)—you know the feeling of having lost one of two brain cells and sending the...

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By | May 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm | 1,407 comments

BYLINE: DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX There’s an old gag from Vaudeville used to describe the acts for an audience that flocked to the stages in every part of this country, from the seaports ripe with the ocean’s tang to the wind-blasted deserts of the west, and all the burgs and...

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By | April 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm | No comments

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Hey, it’s only April!  That’s not you waving with abandon, hair streaming in the wind and burning rubber at warp speed as you head out of town on the I-10?  Yes, you’ve broken a sweat---or a “glow” for the genteel—in the triple-digit...

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By | April 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm | No comments

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX In all the frenzied circus of the calendar we’ve forgotten to speak to a very important subject.  Like, let’s talk Dress Code.  Especially as the triple-digit temps are moving our way, quiet as a stealth drone.  At last weekend’s...

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By | April 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 463 comments

BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Coming Attractions Alert!  Yes, I know. We should be wrapping up the season of things to do, people to see, and the usual suspects of benefits and fundraisers.  But don’t bet on it.  The season heading into our sights is summer---which we...

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By | April 4, 2012 at 11:53 pm | 516 comments

C.V. DESERT DATELINE: R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. BYLINE:  DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX Getting down to business, let’s talk about what’s up in the Coachella Valley.  Ready, set, raise your pens to  scribble your datebook black with the best of the season’s entertainment.  We’ve...

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