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  • Feb 21-27, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 41


  • Feature | Utah’s Own Busy Wikipediots
  • Feature | Utah’s Own Busy Wikipediots

    Just imagine the challenge of walking in Mitt Romney’s shiny leather Oxfords. The Utah folk hero and former Massachusetts governor failed in his presidential bid. Besides that, in the world of Wikipedia, Romney qualifies as a “BLP,”...
  • The Ocho | The Ocho’s 2nd Anniversary
  • The Ocho | The Ocho’s 2nd Anniversary

    Eight well-wishing messages received this week on the two-year anniversary of the launch of The Ocho: 8. “I told you it would never work.” (Former City Weekly Editor Ben Fulton) 7. “That will never work.” (Current City Weekly...
  • Private Eye | Call It Even: New Utah liquor laws, Round 2

    New proposed liquor laws—a recap and Round 2: The current metered pour of a primary alcohol in a cocktail served in a private club or restaurant is 1 ounce. Proposed legislation on Teetotaler Hill, aka Capitol Hill, will allow for an additional...
  • Staffbox | What’s your favorite cocktail?

    What is your favorite cocktail? Supply recipe. Kathy Mueller: Buy bottle of wine, remove cork, pour into glass … voila! Ted McDonough: Nearly impossible to get in Utah. It’s called a martini (pronounced mar-TEE-nee). Recipe: Tip bartender....
  • The Straight Dope | Sweet Little Things
  • The Straight Dope | Sweet Little Things

    Dear Cecil: Is there really such a condition as a sugar high? Years ago, I read somewhere that medical research never could prove that such a thing happens. Yet, parents and teachers continue to believe that kids are hyperactive following birthday parties,...
  • Newsquirks | The Risk of Safety

    Curses, Foiled Again Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrived on the scene mere moments after an armed robber held up a bank in Vernon, British Columbia, because an RCMP detachment happened to be in the same building. The robber raced to his pickup truck,...
  • Ask a Mexican | Chihuahuas, DNA & Catholics

    Dear Mexican: Why do you suppose Mexico has such a hard time getting its act together? It has vast natural resources, good climate, natural ports, super-generous and good-looking neighbors and plenty of laborers whom seem to be willing to do all sorts...
  • The Way It Is | Travis Tanner of Tanner Frames
  • The Way It Is | Travis Tanner of Tanner Frames

    South Salt Lake’s city council voted that only eight taverns may operate within city limits, deciding the move was needed to reduce crime in the area. City Weekly asked Travis Tanner of Tanner Frames what he thought of the policy: I wonder if the...
  • Lake Effect | Lynch Mob
  • Lake Effect | Lynch Mob

    We’ve been basking in that rich, Buttars-y goodness wafting down from Capitol Hill ever since Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, assured us he’s “intensely committed to maintaining the fundamental moral values of the country.”...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Cocktails: Hot Toddies & Grog

    Nothing speaks to me of winter quite like hot mugs of grog, glögg, wassail and other cold-weather liquid warmers. In fact, the first boozy beverage ever to touch my lips was a wee sip from my mom’s hot toddy, a drink she’d learned to...


  • Music | CD Revue: Bob Mould, Lightspeed Champion
  • Music | CD Revue: Bob Mould, Lightspeed Champion

    Bob Mould District Line Lightspeed Champion Falling Off the Lavender Bridge It’s easy to compare the death of a mid-level indie band with proverbial trees that fall, perhaps silently, in the woods: If no one is there (or cares), does the breakup...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Feb. 21-27
  • Free Will Astrology | Feb. 21-27

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) I’m 99 percent positive that in the coming week you will not wind up in a hand-to-hand battle on top of a speeding truck with a rogue agent of the secret government. It’s also highly unlikely that the next time you...

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