Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Grassroots Shakespeare

Peering behind the traveling "original practices" theatre crew
Shakespeare! It doesn't matter how the hell you feel about the man, or the many men rumored to make up the man, the works he produced are timeless classics that have been passed on in the grand lore of theater.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August Gallery Stroll: Tess Cook

A look at the latest works hanging at Mountain West Hard Cider.
Slowly but surely, the heat is finally decreasing, and we're able to move about more around town on foot without melting into a puddle of sweat. Still, this past Salt Lake Gallery Stroll was a warm one, plus an orange pollution sunset to start the weekend, so it was only natural for me to take a break with a drink.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Movie Reviews: War Dogs, Ben-Hur, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hell or High Water

Lo and Behold, Don't Think Twice
Summer winds down with the arrival of a Biblical epic, a new Werner Herzog documentary and one of the best films of the year, animated or otherwise. War Dogs (pictured) showcases another terrific performance by Jonah Hill, but can't find the right tone in its real-life tale of sociopathic capitalism.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Brute Squad

A look behind the camera with the downtown SLC production company.
The SLC filming market has a ton of talented people involved, but a good portion of them aren't making films or television shows on a daily basis. They're finding work in other corners of the market—such as viral videos and commercials—and are making a name for themselves with a body of work that few think about when it comes to their portfolio.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sam D'Antuono

Chatting with one of the newer faces to the SLC comedy scene
A quick look around the city's open mic community will show you a ton of rising talent coming up through the ranks—some of them unproven, many of them unsure, but all giving an honest attempt at doing stand-up and having fun doing it. Today we're chatting with one of those newer faces, Sam D'Antuono, about his time in the local comedy circuit so far and his impressions of the scene as a whole.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Synapop Studio

Glassworks and letter pressing from the Millcreek-based artist.
Recently, amid the series of outdoor festivals and events, was the annual Millcreek Festival—a chance for the Millcreek Business Association to showcase the artists in their area and give residents a chance to see art made by their neighbors. Among the artists at this year's event was Synapop Studios, the company name for the artwork of Melinda Frewin, who has created awesome glassworks for years, and print works that are all made on an old-school press.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nomad Network

Exploring the S-Line creative space in Sugar House
Salt Lake City has always been home to unique spaces utilized for the arts. There are a dozen different locations that have come and gone over the years, many who are still in business to this day, giving creative individuals space away from their day job and home life where they can sit down and hammer out great works, all while being surrounded by fellow artists as an inspiration.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Gallery Stroll: Matthew Choberka

A look at the works currently at CUAC for July
It was a salty kind of weekend for many of us with the heat beating down. Nearly reaching 100° in SLC, Friday night wasn't exactly what you would call the ideal weather for Gallery Stroll, but art lovers pressed on as galleries offered cool water at nearly every stop.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Damn These Heels! 2016: Set The Thames On Fire

Talking with director Ben Charles Edwards before the festival.
The Utah Film Center's annual LGBTQIA+ film festival kicks off today, and you can read reviews for most of the feature films in this week's City Weekly. But before we head on out to the theaters this weekend, we'll prepare you for at least one film with a cool interview.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Pipeline: Umbrella Corps, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

A mercenary searching for zombie secrets in Capcom's latest shooter.
If you're any fan of the zombie-killing genre of video games, there's at least one Resident Evil title that has a special place in your heart. Mine goes all the way back to Resident Evil 2, being given a choice in having a strong woman character who wasn't afraid of anything.

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