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  • Jan 17-23, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 36

News

  • Hits & Misses | Utah Unions, Lobbyist Gifts & SLC Gays
  • Hits & Misses | Utah Unions, Lobbyist Gifts & SLC Gays

    Union’s Due Score one for Utah unions, specifically the Utah Education Association, which won a recent court battle upholding the right to a level political playing field. Utah legislators refuse to accept any limits on how much money they can raise...
  • 5 Spot | Sleep doctor Nikos M. Linardakis, M.D.
  • 5 Spot | Sleep doctor Nikos M. Linardakis, M.D.

    Nikos M. Linardakis, M.D. will sign his book Ten Natural Ways to a Good Night’s Sleep at the King’s English Bookstore on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Why is sleep important? One in four people have problems sleeping. This leads to associated...
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  • The Ocho | Rejected Sundance Film Festival Submissions
  • The Ocho | Rejected Sundance Film Festival Submissions

    Eight submissions rejected by the 2008 Sundance Film Festival: 8. A Long, Cold Winter During Which Many Children Die (Comedy) 7. Gregg Araki’s Latest Piece of Insufferable Shit (Drama) 6. Jerking for Dollars: True Tales of a Chronic Sperm Bank...
  • Staffbox | Who do you like for vice president?

    It’s waaaay early, but who do you like for vice president? Jamie Gadette: Henry Rollins. Jeff Reese: Kermit the Frog. Brandon Burt: Somebody needs to put some work into the … um, what color is the veep’s house? Beige? Right; the Cheneys...
  • The Straight Dope | Heads for Tails
  • The Straight Dope | Heads for Tails

    In a Discovery Channel program I saw about the history of sex, there was a brief discussion of “Roman brothel tokens,” coins showing images of various sexual acts. Lustful Roman soldiers in far-flung corners of the empire apparently used them...
  • Newsquirks | Keep the X in Xmas

    Curses, Foiled Again A man wearing a werewolf mask entered a sandwich shop in Pittsburgh, pointed his paper-bag-covered hand at the cashier and demanded money. The clerk refused to open the register, as did a second clerk. Police reported the three argued...
  • Ask a Mexican | Mexican DUIs

    Dear Mexican: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Mexican-Americans have the highest proportion of DUIs and alcohol-related traffic fatalities of any ethnic group (60 percent as opposed to 40 percent for Caucasians—they’re...
  • Lake Effect | Under a Spell?
  • Lake Effect | Under a Spell?

    If you’re a Utah native or a transplant whose spent any amount of time here, you know that the rest of the world has its preconceptions about us—mostly wrong ones—and it can be difficult to set the world straight. We want the world...
  • The Way It Is | Ericka Whorton of The Hair Station
  • The Way It Is | Ericka Whorton of The Hair Station

    With the Sundance Film Festival upon us (Jan. 17-27), Salt Lake City and Park City will be invaded by hordes of out-of-towners. City Weekly asked Ericka Whorton of The Hair Station (1597 S. 1100 East) if she welcomes these visitors or if they would’ve...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Wine: Slosh, Slurp, Spit

    Fill a room with a gaggle of wine geeks and you’ll witness behavior that seems strange and unorthodox, maybe even a bit perverted and downright antisocial. Where but at a wine tasting will you find folks gargling, spitting, sniffing and sloshing...

Music

  • Music | Local CD Revue: Lapsed & Nonnon, Loom, The Lionelle
  • Music | Local CD Revue: Lapsed & Nonnon, Loom, The Lionelle

    Lapsed & Nonnon The Death of Convenience About five tracks into Convenience, the local duo includes a talking skit satirizing the kind of material Eminem litters throughout his albums. Without giving too much away, it relies on the notion that L&N’s...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 17-23
  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 17-23

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) I urge you to spend 2008 turning all of your pretty good but half-developed notions into a few brilliant, fully formed ideas. While you’re at it, melt down your hundreds of wishy-washy wishes and recast them into three...

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