• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 10-16, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 35

News

  • 5 Spot | Jeff Whiteley of Excellence in the Community
  • 5 Spot | Jeff Whiteley of Excellence in the Community

    Jeff Whiteley heads up the nonprofit Excellence in the Community (ExcellenceConcerts.org) which presents an evening of romantic jazz on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Westminster College Vieve Gore Concert Hall, featuring sax man Joe McQueen, pianist Wayne Egan...
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  • Staffbox | Any advice for SLC’s new mayor Ralph Becker?

    Any friendly advice for Salt Lake’s new mayor Ralph Becker? Scott Renshaw: The “enemies list” is kept in the third drawer on the left. You can erase John Saltas’ name now. Faith Burnham: Make sure to get non-aerosol hairspray for...
  • The Straight Dope | Goddess Almighty
  • The Straight Dope | Goddess Almighty

    I’ve got a friend I’m concerned about: She seems to have gone insane, spouting something about a peaceful, goddess-worshipping matriarchy that ruled the earth for 25,000 years until Evil Patriarchal Religion rose up and conquered the planet....
  • Newsquirks | Revenge for Kudzu

    Curses, Foiled Again Two men tried to carjack a vehicle at gunpoint in Reno, Nev., but the driver grabbed the gun, causing it to fire in the air. Both suspects ran off. The Reno-Gazette journal reported that a police officer responding to the scene spotted...
  • Cheap Shot | Crazy uncles & Moochies Meatballs
  • Cheap Shot | Crazy uncles & Moochies Meatballs

    The moniker of “crazy uncle” isn’t an aspiration that little boys set their sights on. Growing up, there aren’t Primary songs or nursery rhymes that go, “I hope they call me Crazy Uncle when I have grown a foot or two. I...
  • Lake Effect | Postum Mortem
  • Lake Effect | Postum Mortem

    Now that Kraft Foods has discontinued Postum, the sinister Mr. Coffee Nerves lurks ever closer. The demise of the wheat-based caffeine-free coffee substitute may come as a disappointment, but it can hardly come as a surprise. Sure, we all have a jar...
  • Ask a Mexican | Dogs & Employment

    Dear Mexican: I feel that the more Mexicans who come to this country, the better. I am a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In our Book of Mormon, on page 54, it says on the left side of the page in verse 6, “There...
  • The Way It Is | Joe Evans, owner of Nobrow Coffee
  • The Way It Is | Joe Evans, owner of Nobrow Coffee

    Martin Luther King Jr. day (Jan. 21) calls to mind the great civil-rights struggles our nation faced in the not-too-distant past. City Weekly asked Joe Evans, owner of Nobrow Coffee: What is the great civil-rights struggle of today? Well, while there...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Champagne: Way to Grow

    Timing is everything. That’s why I’m writing a Champagne article a week after New Year’s. Aside from the predictability of New Year’s Eve themed Champagne pieces, I rue the idea that Champagne is just for celebrations like weddings,...

Music

  • Music | Local CD Revue: Bad Apples
  • Music | Local CD Revue: Bad Apples

    Bad Apples Far From the Tree Salt Lake City’s Bad Apples are class clowns and student body president; big players with discerning minds who are just as quick to flirt with senoritas as they are to decry U.S. foreign policy. “So what if people...

Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 10-16
  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 10-16

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) “My calling hasn’t called yet,” wrote Rennie, an Aries reader from Austin. “Please, Rob, say a prayer to all the applicable gods and angels, asking them to do whatever it takes to make sure that I am...

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