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Bobby Furst's Wurld....A Step Beyond!

11/05/2013 ● By Robin Linn

WHERE ART, FILM, AND MUSIC COLLIDE WITH THE DESERT!

De-stressing in the Coachella Valley.....desert rock style!

12/28/2013 ● By Robin Linn

Dali's Llama, Rawbone, and Whiskey and Knives made me fall in love with desert rock....all over again!

Harrison House....the house that keeps on giving all year long

12/24/2013 ● By Robin Linn

It's time to show our annual appreciation for all that the Harrison House Arts and Music program brings to our high desert community.

A most fond farewell to Jeannette Lyons

03/09/2014 ● By Steve

Jack and Jeannette Lyons have served as theatre and film editors for The Sun Runner for nearly a decade. This past week, we lost Jeannette...

Respecting our Desert Elders— Ancestors of the Leafy Type By Robin Kobaly

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

This one experience influenced the next chapter of my life. That very day, I decided to develop a new program called “Saving The Ancients” under our environmental education non-profit, The SummerTree Institute. I ended up chasing bulldozers to salvage the trunks of as many desert plants as possible, had them sliced, sanded, and polished so ecology students could help us count the annual growth rings of as many sizes and species of native plants as we could find.

Gawker picks Desert Writers Issue cover as 2012's Best Magazine Cover

09/18/2012 ● By Steve

OK, so we have no idea how it happened, but Hamilton Nolan on Gawker.com, has chosen our Desert Writers Issue cover as 2012's Best Magazine Cover.

Orient Yourself with the Desert Institute By Delphine Lucas

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

One of the joys of living in the desert is having the opportunity to take Desert Institute classes. I recently enrolled in “Basic Map & Compass” because my husband and I love to explore Joshua Tree National Park and other places across the desert. We hiked in the park using a National Geographic map, only to find that the reality around us bore no resemblance to what was on the map.

Experience Classic Palm Springs at Copley’s on Palm Canyon By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

Time hasn’t always been easy on the Palm Springs that was once Hollywood’s stylish desert playground. It isn’t as simple as it once was to feel close to the spirit that drew movie stars, along with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, out to the desert.

Trio: Modern Palm Springs Dining You Can Bank On By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

Restaurants can convey the essence and culture of a community as well as a museum or landmark, and sometimes, they can embody its uniqueness better than just about anything else. A great restaurant is a place where locals and visitors come, not only to dine, but to get a feel for, and be part of, the life of its community.

The 2010 Desert Treasures Issue

12/01/2012 ● By Steve

Enjoy the full digital edition of the first Sun Runner Desert Treasures Issue (December 2010/January 2011) highlighting people who are cultural treasures in the California deserts, including Mart

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