January 2004

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THE GOOD LIFE

Intelligencer
Art, culture, and politics with a local twist.

Style
A haute trio on El Paseo.
Photography by Arthur Coleman.
Styling by Sabina Bach.

Datebook
Special events and promotions.

DEPARTMENTS

Letters to the Editor

Valley Observer
Personality prevailed, but Ron Oden's mayoral victory was no "revolution."
By Hank Stokes.
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Sand to Sea
The social circuit.
By Gloria Greer.

Horoscope
The longevity factor.
By Sherryl Nova.

SPECIAL SECTIONS

At Home
Contemporary design captures the forward-thinking desert attitude.
Edited by Jeff Atwell.

Path of the Bighorn
Bighorn Institute’s valleywide public art project raises awareness and money to help save the bighorn sheep.

McCallum Theatre Program
The season continues at the desert’s premier venue.

Dining Guide
Artful martinis and tempting appetizers. Plus: Great restaurants.
Edited by Donna Curran.
Photography by Arthur Coleman.

Desert Guide
The ultimate guide to desert attractions, dining, sports, entertainment, and much more.

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Articles

On The Cover

Cher photographed by Michael Lavine
Epicure

Epicure

Two Guys with a Crush — Dennis Costa and Tom Beatty share a passion for winemaking.
Dennis Costa and Tom Beatty share a passion for winemaking.
Icebreaker

Icebreaker

A New Role — Darryl Macdonald revels in his Palm Springs homecoming.
Palm Springs International Film Festival’s original director of programming has returned for the festival’s 15th anniversary. Only now Darryl Macdonald is executive director.
Galleries

Galleries

Ordinary People — From universal human experience, Malcom Liepke reveals timeless elegance.
From universal human experience, Malcom Liepke reveals timeless elegance.
Wheels - The Porsche 911 Turbo

Wheels - The Porsche 911 Turbo

Simply The Best. The Porsche 911 Turbo's Chassis and engine are largely responsible for this astonishing progress - and your feeling of invincibility.
The Porsche 911 Turbo’s chassis and engine are largely responsible for this astonishing progress — and your feeling on invincibility.
Two Floors, Hundreds of Stories

Two Floors, Hundreds of Stories

A distinct shopping experience returns to Palm Springs' historic Alan Ladd Building.
A distinct shopping experience returns to Palm Springs’ historic Alan Ladd Building.
Inner Peace

Inner Peace

Once considered the realm of hippies, mystics, and spiritual scholars, yoga has found its way into mainstream desert culture.
Once considered the realm of hippies, mystics, and spiritual scholars, yoga has found its way into mainstream desert culture.
It Could Happen to You!

It Could Happen to You!

When bad things happen in your name, it could be identity theft.
When bad things happen in your name, it could be identity theft.
Living on the Green

Living on the Green

Country club communities capture the unique lifestyle so many golfers (and nongolfers) covet.
Country club communities capture the unique lifestyle so many golfers (and nongolfers) covet.
 I'm Too Old To Retire

I'm Too Old To Retire

On the eve of Richard Zanuck’s Life Achievement Award, his latest film, Big Fish, enthuses critics and film buffs.
On the eve of Richard Zanuck's Life Achievement Award, his latest film, Big Fish, enthuses critics and film buffs.
Bigger, Better, Bravura!

Bigger, Better, Bravura!

In its 15th year, Palm Springs International Film Festival has become the most important pre-Oscar stop for foreign-language films.
In its 15th year, Palm Springs International Film Festival has become the most important pre-Oscar stop for foreign-language films.
Setting the Scenes

Setting the Scenes

When filmmakers set their sights on Palm Springs Valley, it’s often Sylvia Schmitt’s cue to find the perfect location.
When filmmakers set their sights on Palm Springs Valley, it’s often Sylvia Schmitt’s cue to find the perfect location.
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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.