August 2004

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DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Letter
Read Up!
By Steven Biller

Intelligencer
Richard Neutra’s Miller House, The Da Vinci Code, Q Network, and The Travel Detective.

Valley Observer
Wanted: A solution to the desert’s most dreadful days.
By Hank Stokes.

Sand to Sea
The social circuit.
By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope
Follow the leader.
By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Desert Guide
T he ultimate guide to desert attractions, dining, sports, entertainment, and more.

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Articles

Icebreaker

Icebreaker

Madman Among Us — Thom Racina calls one of his books a 'love letter' to the desert — and a great souvenir.
Madman Among Us - Thom Racina calls one of his books a "love letter" to the desert - and a great souvenir.
The Good Life

The Good Life

The Read is On — Character and community prevail as independent booksellers reclaim downtown Palm Springs.
The Read is On - Character and community prevail as independent booksellers reclaim downtown Palm Springs.
Betty Ford’s Intervention

Betty Ford’s Intervention

Personal confessions went from anonymous whispers to public declarations to a steady roar on the talk show circuit. It began on April 1, 1978.
Personal confessions went from anonymous whispers to public declarations to a steady roar on the talk show circuit. It began on April 1, 1978.
The Painter of Hearts

The Painter of Hearts

In an exclusive excerpt from her book Mad Anatomy, Palm Springs author Kimberly Nichols reveals the improbable aesthetic in one of the world’s most perplexing killers.
In an exclusive excerpt from her book Mad Anatomy, Palm Springs author Kimberly Nichols reveals the improbable aesthetic in one of the world’s most perplexing killers.
Old Blue Eyes

Old Blue Eyes

In this adaptation from his book Bedtime Stories of the Legendary Ingelside Inn, Mel Haber recalls his first encounter with Frank Sinatra.
In this adaptation from his book Bedtime Stories of the Legendary Ingelside Inn, Mel Haber recalls his first encounter with Frank Sinatra.
The Greatest Athlete of All Time

The Greatest Athlete of All Time

The remarkable story of Ellsworth Vines.
The remarkable story of Ellsworth Vines.

On The Cover

Betty Ford. Photography by Douglas Kirkland/Corbis
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