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Weekend 2 of Coachella starts today. A Jewish rapper from Los Angeles will be putting on 10-minute pop-up Seders for those missing Passover with their families, and Kanye West will host his Easter Sunday Service. Festivalgoers will pose for photos with big art installations.
But elsewhere in the desert, another art community is flourishing. And it’s got its own fest. My colleague Penelope Green, who covers home, garden and the built environment for the Style desk, wrote about it, and all the artists she met there:
In late March, I spent three days at Bombay Beach, a place — population just over 300 — that would seem to be the least likely locale for such an extravaganza.
Once a camping spot on a peninsula on the Salton Sea, a body of water careering toward ecological disaster, Bombay Beach was popular in the middle of the last century, but flooding from agricultural runoff in the ’70s and ’80s swamped much of the area, and many people abandoned their vacation homes and double-wides.
For the next couple of decades, it was a must-see for artists and others drawn to document its derelict properties, and marvel at its weirdness. Suffice it to say that a lot of zombie movies and end-of-days video games were shot there.
The festival is called, mischievously, the Bombay Beach Biennale. There were some well-known artists there, like Kenny Scharf and James Ostrer, but there were also some first-timers that I didn’t get the chance to include in my story, like Wil Kain, 51, a self-taught artist who goes by the nom de plume Dadaonysus.
[Read the full story exploring how much hip the desert can handle.]
In a shipping container on a dusty lot, he had set up what he called the Temple to the Scientific Method. At the back was a triptych in the style of medieval religious paintings. Ravishing and rendered with a wink, it depicted scientists as religious martyrs. Mr. Kain had cast Copernicus as Christ, Hypatria of Alexandria — a fourth-century female philosopher and mathematician — as the Virgin of Guadalupe and Alan Turing as Joan of Arc. On an altar before them was a portrait of Darwin.
“He wasn’t a martyr but he caused a lot of headaches for others,” said Mr. Kain.
On the walls of the shipping container were more portraits of scientists along with a philosopher or two, chosen for their flaws as much as their contributions. There was Edward Jenner, for instance, who pioneered the smallpox vaccine. “He probably did more than anyone else for human history but he was completely unethical,” said Mr. Kain, noting that Jenner tested his vaccine on children, including his own son. “We don’t do things like that anymore. That’s the promise of science. That we can learn from our mistakes and hopefully move forward.”
Mr. Kain said he had been homeless as a teenager, and spent much of his life as an outreach worker for people with mental health issues and other challenges.
“I’m on the autism spectrum,” he said. “And I suffer from PTSD. Art is a reflection of what I’m studying. I use it as therapy, to focus. It’s a discussion with myself.”
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On California and the Mueller report:
• House Democrats, led by Representative Nancy Pelosi and her close lieutenant, Representative Adam Schiff, are grappling with the question of whether to impeach President Trump. But Representative Maxine Waters broke with leadership on the matter. “At this point, Congress’s failure to impeach is complacency in the face of the erosion of our democracy and constitutional norms,” she said. [The New York Times]
• Democratic presidential candidates including Senator Kamala Harris slammed Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the release of the Mueller report. Ms. Harris described a news conference he held beforehand “filled with political spin and propaganda.” But only Representative Eric Swalwell called for Mr. Barr to resign. [The New York Times]
• Now that the report is out, Representative Devin Nunes’s calls to investigate the officials who opened inquiries into the 2016 election have just begun. The Central Valley congressman been one of President Trump’s most ardent defenders in Congress. [The Fresno Bee]
In other news:
• A federal appeals panel upheld California’s controversial “sanctuary state” law. It was one of the state’s many legal battles with the Trump administration. [NPR]
• Speaking of which, California has sued the Trump administration so many times, it’s set to surpass Texas’ legal challenges to the Obama administration. [CALmatters]
• Groundbreaking new research has helped scientists determine that California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known. [The Los Angeles Times]
• And here’s an interactive map to help you track quakes over the past 30 days. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• The Dixie School District in San Rafael will change its name after a fight that gained national attention and pitted neighbors against one another. One side said the name evoked the Confederacy, while the other said a name change would cost too much. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
• Hollywood writers sued four major talent agencies this week, escalating a bitter labor dispute between the two groups amid a changing entertainment industry. [The New York Times]
• “They asked themselves, ‘Why do we feel every day that life here is not precious?’ In trying to answer, they identified what makes them vulnerable.” For decades, Ruth Wilson Gilmore has been an activist and community organizer across California. Her cause? Abolishing prisons. [New York Times Magazine]
• Major League Soccer officials announced plans to expand to 30 cities from 27, including Sacramento. But the deal still isn’t quite done. “We’re gonna bring this home,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. [The Sacramento Bee]And Finally …
This week, Tejal Rao, The Times’s California restaurant critic, takes us to yet another desert destination — this one culinary:
Beyoncé’s two-hour-long documentary about her show Homecoming at last year’s Coachella dropped this week on Netflix, but that beautiful sprawl of desert east of Los Angeles was already on my mind.
I visited Flamingo Heights in Yucca Valley and reviewed La Copine, a small restaurant in a former diner on Highway 247. Though outsiders tend to pass through the area on their way to sound baths and camp sites, the owners, Nikki Hill and Claire Wadsworth, decided to invest in the neighborhood and put down roots, spending as little as possible on repairs and renovations and moving into neighboring Landers.
The result is a simple, seasonal hub not just for tourists but for the local community, a place for good fried chicken, big, hunky salads and cans of beer on the patio overlooking the mountains.
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2017东方心经八ab马报【苏】【岚】【晴】【将】【视】【线】【移】【到】【床】【上】【躺】【着】【的】【人】，【没】【有】【说】【话】，【只】【是】【摇】【摇】【头】。 “【你】【已】【经】【在】【这】【里】【坐】【了】【一】【天】，【先】【回】【病】【房】【休】【息】【吧】。” 【苏】【岚】【晴】【摇】【摇】【头】：“【我】【想】【陪】【着】【他】，【等】【着】【他】【苏】【醒】。” “【你】【才】【刚】【醒】【不】【久】，【不】【要】【任】【性】。【要】【多】【休】【息】！” “【可】【是】……” “【不】【要】‘【可】【是】’【了】，【我】【不】【允】【许】【你】【这】【样】【对】【自】【己】【不】【负】【责】【任】！”【方】【楚】【言】【直】【接】【打】【断】【了】【苏】
【今】【天】【想】【在】【这】【里】【和】【大】【家】【说】【说】【心】【里】【话】。 【结】【束】【得】【如】【此】【的】【仓】【促】，【不】【仅】【是】【大】【家】，【连】【我】【自】【己】【都】【没】【有】【想】【到】。【本】【来】【上】【架】【时】【答】【应】【的】【日】【更】【三】【章】，【到】【现】【在】【的】【每】【天】【两】【章】，【承】【诺】【一】【个】【个】【没】【做】【到】。 【书】【的】【成】【绩】【其】【实】【非】【常】【不】【好】，【只】【能】【拿】【个】【全】【勤】【奖】，【但】【是】【为】【了】【答】【应】【的】【一】【百】【万】【字】，【尽】【管】【更】【新】【量】【少】，【一】【直】【默】【默】【的】【坚】【持】【着】。 【到】【今】【天】，【连】【续】【的】【创】【作】【时】【间】【为】2
“【住】【手】！” 【就】【在】【场】【中】【气】【氛】【变】【得】【尴】【尬】【起】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【一】【个】【沉】【稳】【的】【声】【音】【传】【了】【过】【来】。 【老】【者】【暗】【自】【捏】【了】【一】【把】【冷】【汗】，【径】【直】【朝】【来】【人】【跑】【了】【过】【去】。 “【大】【人】，【你】【可】【算】【是】【回】【来】【了】。” 【听】【着】【老】【者】【絮】【絮】【叨】【叨】【的】【将】【叶】【望】【枫】【的】【所】【作】【所】【为】【说】【个】【不】【停】，【叶】【望】【枫】【只】【是】【含】【笑】【看】【着】【来】【人】。 “【裴】【大】【人】，【几】【日】【不】【见】，【你】【这】【个】【官】【架】【子】【倒】【是】【长】【了】【不】【少】。”
【小】【夏】【想】【起】【昨】【个】【下】【山】【时】，【那】【爷】【俩】【因】【为】【他】【们】【的】【驴】【误】【食】【了】【毒】【草】【而】【落】【在】【了】【后】【面】。 【又】【曾】【见】【无】【人】【埋】【那】【三】【人】，【似】【乎】【很】“【热】【心】”【的】【和】【那】【爷】【俩】【凑】【在】【一】【块】。 【再】【加】【上】【昨】【晚】【他】【和】【翠】【儿】【去】【那】【山】【顶】【的】【亭】【子】【时】，【为】【摆】【脱】【夜】【猫】【和】【陈】【福】，【小】【夏】【背】【着】【翠】【儿】【跃】【上】【了】【房】【顶】。【在】【从】【一】【家】【歇】【店】【的】【房】【顶】【上】【经】【过】【时】，【正】【看】【见】【下】【面】【的】【无】【人】【埋】【和】【赵】【无】【据】【鬼】【鬼】【祟】【祟】【的】【回】【那】【店】【里】
【忙】【完】【一】【天】【的】【工】【作】，【老】【树】【长】【长】【舒】【了】【一】【口】【气】，【一】【股】【沉】【重】【的】【疲】【惫】【感】【随】【即】【压】【在】【了】【他】【的】【身】【上】。【此】【时】【已】【经】【是】【深】【夜】，【他】【坐】【在】【自】【己】【清】【冷】【的】【办】【公】【室】【里】，【望】【着】【巨】【大】【玻】【璃】【窗】【外】【的】【城】【市】【夜】【景】【灯】【发】【呆】。 【良】【久】，【他】【的】【目】【光】【转】【回】【到】【自】【己】【的】【办】【公】【桌】【上】，【上】【面】【正】【放】【着】【一】【本】【杂】【志】【的】【样】【刊】，【是】【新】【一】【期】【的】《【壹】【周】》【杂】【志】。【下】【午】【的】【时】【候】，【城】【城】【把】【这】【份】【样】【刊】【拿】【给】【他】【审】【阅】2017东方心经八ab马报【夜】【色】【已】【深】，【季】【时】【砚】【坐】【在】【书】【桌】【前】，【看】【着】【旁】【边】【的】【文】【件】，【有】【些】【头】【痛】。 【这】【样】【的】【日】【子】，【真】【不】【知】【道】【什】【么】【时】【候】【到】【头】。 【曾】【经】【他】【梦】【寐】【以】【求】【的】【就】【是】【这】【种】【生】【活】，【可】【是】【如】【今】，【他】【却】【没】【有】【那】【么】【喜】【欢】【了】，【也】【并】【非】【是】【不】【喜】【欢】，【只】【是】【觉】【得】，【很】【累】【吧】。 【他】【抬】【头】【看】【着】【空】【荡】【荡】【的】【屋】【子】，【整】【个】【房】【子】【安】【静】【的】【出】【奇】，【外】【面】【也】【只】【能】【听】【到】【嗖】【嗖】【的】【风】【声】。 【他】【曾】【经】
【洛】【明】【希】【满】【脸】【惊】【愕】【的】【出】【声】，【原】【来】【她】【没】【有】【要】【自】【己】【也】【支】【付】【违】【约】【金】，【是】【因】【为】【她】【要】【封】【杀】【自】【己】【么】？ 【说】【实】【话】，【洛】【明】【希】【着】【实】【有】【些】【摸】【不】【透】【池】【晚】【晚】【的】【脾】【性】，【但】【依】【着】【平】【日】【里】【她】【的】【行】【事】【作】【风】，【他】【完】【全】【相】【信】【她】【绝】【对】【能】【做】【出】【直】【接】【封】【杀】【两】【个】【人】【的】【事】【情】。 【池】【晚】【晚】【嗤】【笑】【一】【声】，【不】【屑】【道】：“【封】【杀】【你】【们】？【对】【我】【有】【什】【么】【好】【处】【么】？” 【仿】【佛】【是】【看】【透】【了】【洛】【明】【希】【的】
【盖】【九】【幽】【显】【然】【还】【没】【有】【从】【震】【惊】【之】【中】【缓】【过】【神】【来】，【再】【次】【感】【叹】【道】：“【纵】【然】【有】【限】，【他】【的】【这】【扇】【空】【间】【之】【门】【道】【台】【也】【足】【够】【强】【大】，【甚】【至】【可】【以】【说】【用】【恐】【怖】【来】【形】【容】。” “【只】【怕】【一】【些】【低】【段】【位】【的】【长】【生】【境】【千】【古】【巨】【头】【都】【奈】【何】【不】【了】【他】！” “【确】【实】【如】【此】，【也】【难】【怪】【这】【家】【伙】【如】【此】【自】【负】，【想】【不】【到】【拥】【有】【这】【等】【逆】【天】【的】【道】【台】，【甚】【至】【还】【摸】【到】【了】【一】【丝】【空】【间】【法】【则】！” 【唐】【锋】【也】【在】
【说】【完】【林】【老】【头】【和】【林】【安】【国】【去】【卖】【野】【猪】【肉】【的】【事】【儿】，【林】【安】【栋】【也】【问】【起】【了】【林】【安】【家】【的】【情】【况】。 【这】【回】【不】【用】【马】【大】【梅】【多】【说】，**【芳】【就】【把】【林】【安】【家】【现】【在】【的】【情】【况】【给】【说】【了】【一】【遍】，【知】【道】【林】【安】【家】【没】【有】【生】【命】【危】【险】，【林】【安】【栋】【也】【放】【了】【心】，【到】【底】【是】【自】【家】【兄】【弟】，【林】【安】【家】【真】【出】【了】【啥】【事】【儿】，【他】【这】【个】【当】【弟】【弟】【的】【心】【里】【也】【不】【好】【受】。 “【那】【二】【哥】【啥】【时】【候】【才】【从】【急】【症】【室】【出】【来】【啊】？” “