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The Wild West That Never Was

With their shitkickers, six guns, and 10-gallon hats, the early denizens of Palm Springs 
lived out their cow-punching fantasies.

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The Western mythos of Palm Springs was an invention. Those who created and perpetrated this fantasy loved riding horses and loved the beauty and wildness of the desert.

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Palm Springs Life at 60

For our Diamond Jubilee, we take a look back at our first year in print.

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Palm Springs Life’s 60th anniversary is celebrated with a look back at that first year in print featuring the most illuminating, informative, and sometimes silly pages starting March 20, 1958.

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Return of 
the King

The dethroning 
of Roger Federer 
did not go 
as planned.

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Starting with Wimbledon in 2003 and ending with Australia in 2018, Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles. He is a five-time winner at the BNP Paribas Open, which starts March 5.

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Desert Dreamers 7: The Architects

Their works continue to awe and inspire, and the group is adding members.

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This edition of Desert Dreamers focuses on the Palm Springs architects whose works continue to awe and inspire, and continues to add new members thanks to a resurgent interest in modernism over the last two decades.

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Man of Steel

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Architect Donald Wexler designed the steel homes composed primarily of glass, steel, and concrete — materials relatively impervious to the Palm Springs’ destructive elements.

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Gamesmanship

You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?

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Los Angeles–based 11 Ravens, founded by Michael Zaretsky and Bernard Semerdjian, aims to bring gaming tables out of the domestic dungeon.

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Stars Underfoot

It’s a strange thing, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. I know they’re not gravestones, but they’ve always felt a bit funereal to me.

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It’s a strange thing, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. I know they’re not gravestones, but they’ve always felt a bit funereal to me. So, I walk with caution on Palm Canyon Drive.