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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Salt Lake Salsa Fest

Previewing the first salsa festival in SLC.
Utah, in general, doesn't have a ton of dance-centric festivals. Sure, we have a thriving dance community that's sometimes collaborates in fun ways, but few major events span a weekend and showcase everyone at the moment.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Paragon City Games

Checking out the latest game shop in Draper.
After the most recent convention season this year, it's clear that the gaming side of geekdom in Utah is a dominant force that is steadily gaining traction. So to capitalize on that, we're starting to see an influx of comic shops doubling up on gaming, and new stores in the pipeline.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Made In Utah Festival

A preview of the inaugural festival happening at The Gateway.
As our festival season wraps up, the city is pulling out their final lists and getting many of them done this coming weekend. One of the newest additions to the list is the Made In Utah Festival.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Pipeline: Spectacularly Scared By Future AI In Event[0]

The sci-fi adventure debut from Ocelot Society delivers big!
One of the coolest and most terrifying things I ever saw as a kid was HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Having your life endangered by an AI unit that could interpret your motives any way it sees fit, and might decide to kill you if necessary, made the future look promising and horrifying at the same time.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SlutWalk SLC

Previewing this weekend's event with the current director.
The SlutWalk concept was born in 2011, after a Toronto Police Department officer was quoted as saying "women should avoid dressing like sluts" when talking about sexual assault. That comment sparked a fire with those fighting against slut-shaming and rape culture in North America, leading to the first SlutWalk in April 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Pipeline: Reading Is Mandatory In PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

NIS America gives the popular anime series a novella treatment.
Anime novella games can either be amazing or complete shit; there's no real middle ground. Even fans of the genre will tell you there are no "okay games" out there.

Monday, September 19, 2016

September Gallery Stroll: Reese Wallace

A look at the artwork on display at Nostalgia Café this month.
This past Friday was one hell of a brisk walk around downtown SLC, as we had what will probably be the last Salt Lake Gallery Stroll of the year that doesn't require a winter coat. A lot of the exhibitions this time around were individual showcases, which is always an awesome time to see galleries take a risk on a single artist.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

In The Loop: 9/17/16. Looking For A Good Hoodie Jacket

Awesome events to check out from Sept. 18 to Oct. 1.
Hello to all you people headed out and doing whatever it is you'll be doing this weekend in the autumn chill. Rather than the normal introduction this week, I have a question: Does anyone know where I can get a damn good hoodie jacket?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Pipeline: Bringing Out Yer Dead With Dead Rising Triple Pack

Ten years of killing zombies in the most convoluted ways possible.
Way back in late summer of 2006, while people were in the midst of freaking out about the PS3 (and to a lesser extent, the Wii), a large contingent of gamers was still having fun on the Xbox 360. Yeah, things weren't exactly perfect from the get-go—the launch titles were hit-and-miss, and the conversion of multiplayer gaming from the original system to the new one was a pain in the ass—but we were basically hitting a new frontier of The Console Wars, and problems were expected on every front.

Urban Arts Festival (Part 2)

A preview of this weekend's fest as it moves to Gallivan Plaza
Gallivan Plaza has been home to a ton of events since they remodeled a few years ago. Sure, they lost the Twilight Concert Series as it grew to dominate Pioneer Park, but they ended up with plenty of outdoor concerts and festivals.

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