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  • Apr 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 47

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  • 5 Spot | West Point graduate James Yee
  • 5 Spot | West Point graduate James Yee

    James Yee, West Point graduate, Army captain, and author of For God and Country: Patriotism Under Fire, is a former Muslim chaplain ministering to Guantanamo Bay prisoners. In 2003, he was secretly arrested and accused of spying, espionage and aiding...
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  • Private Eye | Gary and Sam: The expression of brotherly love

    (This past Friday, March 28, my brother Sam died. On Saturday, I lost my brother Gary, too. Gary and Sam. It was always Gary and Sam, like one word. What follows is a Private Eye column that originally ran on Oct. 4, 2007. —John) My brother told...
  • The Straight Dope | In Your Cups
  • The Straight Dope | In Your Cups

    My wine-snob friends think that the Dixie cups I serve wine in destroy its flavor. Do fancy glasses actually improve the flavor of wine? What if I serve a cabernet in a chardonnay glass—is it just wrong? And do I really need to let wine breathe...
  • Newsquirks | Slightest Provocation

    Curses, Foiled Again Tennessee resident William K. Anderson, 51, tried to apply for welfare benefits in Lee County, Va., but was arrested after arousing suspicion by arriving in a 2004 H2 Hummer with Michigan plates. “We thought it was unusual that...
  • Ask a Mexican | The Rio Grande split & Wisconsin Mexicans

    Dear Readers: Belated April Fool’s, amigos! So many of you fell for my hoax of a farewell column last week (don’t any of you know that the feast day of St. Melito falls on April 1?) that I’m compelled to actually call it quits just to...
  • Lake Effect | Bargain Hunting
  • Lake Effect | Bargain Hunting

    A billboard currently gracing the sides of certain UTA buses promotes Salt Lake Regional Medical Center—in a very specific way. Near the images of a clearly relieved mother and her young daughter is text touting the quality of the hospital’s...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Wine: Budget Bordeaux

    Even as the U.S. dollar is getting clobbered by the euro and foreign exchange rates are dismal, it is possible to find Bordeaux bargains. Do not abandon hope. In fact, French Bordeaux is pretty much a steal compared to the inflated prices of say, American...

Music

  • Music | Local CD Revue: Michael Gross & VCR5
  • Music | Local CD Revue: Michael Gross & VCR5

    Michael Gross Tales From a Country Home As a former member of the Brobecks and current member of similarly poppy Let’s Become Actors, it’s easy to believe that Michael Gross knows a scientific formula for catchy pop melodies—but you...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | April 3-9
  • Free Will Astrology | April 3-9

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) In the film Fight Club, the character played by Brad Pitt storms into a convenience store with a gun, then herds the clerk out back and threatens to execute him. While the poor man quivers in terror, Pitt asks him questions...
  • DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF 2008
  • DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF 2008

    {::NOAD::} Entry Form & Rules for 1-Pot Entry Form & Rules for 3-Pot Saturday, June 14th at City Weekly’s Summer RecFest Annie Quan at 801-575-7003 Deadline for entry:Friday, May 30th by 5pm PRIZES One-Pot prizes First-...
  • Summer RecFest 2008
  • Summer RecFest 2008

    {::NOAD::} Saturday June 14, 12-6 pm @ The Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main FREE! Living in Utah we are surrounded by an abundance of outdoor activities, many just a short distance away from our front door. As Utah’s premiere independent newspaper...

Best of Utah

  • Best of Utah 2008

    It’s our 19th annual Best of Utah issue—so, what have we learned? Apparently, to get started earlier, but that’s a whole ’nother story … This year’s cover models, Keys on Main (Best New Piano Joint) and the Voodoo...
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Food & Drink

    n n n n n n BEST SPLURGE Metropolitan “Splurge” has evolved into such a relative term. It’s not hard these days to blow a bunch of money...
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Media & Politics
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Media & Politics

    n n n BEST TV ANCHORMAN Mark Koelbel, KUTV 2 Well, certainly, you love his hair. It’s hard not to, what with that silver rush of a ‘do going on. (Remember: Gray hair makes men on...
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Goods & Services
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Goods & Services

    BEST HEAD MASSAGE Andrew Valtal The worst part about growing out short hair—besides suffering through the awkward in-between phase—is having fewer opportunities...
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Active Life
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Active Life

    n n n n BEST POLE KITTENS Studio Soiree “You as a woman are an amazing creature who can express an emotion only as a woman can,” says pole-dancing teacher, Niqui Eastman....
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Night Life
  • Best of Utah 2008 | Night Life

    n n n n n BEST IRISH CAR BOMB Piper Down If you’re a red-headed, soccer-loving, green-wearing, Guinness-drinking S.O.B., then odds are you’re...

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