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  • Aug 7-13, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 12

News

  • The Ocho | Nigel’s Metal 8
  • The Ocho | Nigel’s Metal 8

    Eight songs you’ll never hear The Metal Gods—celebrating 301 shows at Liquid Joe’s this week—perform, as told by singer Nigel Thames:8. “Christine Sixteen,” Kiss: Because Gene’s spoken middle eight is really,...
  • Staffbox | Do you ever talk to strangers? More than talk?

    Jeff Reese: Does kissing strangers at the club count?n Stephen Matney: Once, I bought pizza for a small group of gutter punks. They were fun kids. For some reason, though, the gutter punks always advise that I should get some homemade tattoos. I just...
  • The Straight Dope | The Next Killer Zap
  • The Straight Dope | The Next Killer Zap

    I just read your column “Do lightning rods really work?” [August 24, 2001], in which you note that the fire-prevention folks were about to decide whether there was any scientific basis to lightning rods. Do you have more up-to-date information?...
  • Newsquirks | Voice-Overs

    Curses, Foiled Again A surveillance video of an attempted drug-store robbery in Port Richey, Fla., shows the suspect handing a hold-up note to a clerk, only the note is blank. The St. Petersburg Times reported the suspect then verbally announced the robbery,...
  • Ask a Mexican | English-Only Employers & Mexican Comics
  • Ask a Mexican | English-Only Employers & Mexican Comics

    Dear Mexican: Where I recently started working, Latinos make up about 95 percent of the work force. We are, however, prohibited from speaking Spanish. Our supervisor tells us that if we can so much as speak one word of English, that we cannot speak in...
  • The Way It Is | Graphic Artist Bryan Wilson
  • The Way It Is | Graphic Artist Bryan Wilson

    The City of Bountiful recently voted to start a mandatory recycling program for all residents beginning this December. Some citizens believe the added fees (expected to be an extra $36 a year) are too burdensome and unfairly force the residents into recycling....
  • Lake Effect | Waterboarding Wednesdays
  • Lake Effect | Waterboarding Wednesdays

    In today’s business world, there are so many techniques management can use to improve productivity and morale. The old “work or get fired” ethic is still in effect, but profit-sharing programs and casual Fridays are old hat. (Personally,...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Ferragosto & Italian Recipes

    Saturday, Aug. 16, is the 5th annual Italian street fair known as Ferragosto. Organized by the Italian Cultural Center of the West, Ferragosto is a daylong (from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.) celebration of all things Italian: Italian cars and scooters, the crowning...
  • Dining | Grapevine: Say Cheese

    When I visited Tony Caputo’s fancy new cheese cave (Read Article), I asked his main cheese dude, Troy Petersen, to pick out a few of his favorite cheeses. The idea was to taste them and investigate some interesting wine matches. Well, Petersen unintentionally...

Music

  • Music | OMH! LOL!: SLC radio personalities let down their guard
  • Music | OMH! LOL!: SLC radio personalities let down their guard

    On Tuesday, July 29, KRCL DJ Circus Brown and X96 DJ Portia Early went on the first in a series of planned “dates” on which they’ll take turns exposing each other to new sights and sounds. Since Brown and Early admittedly have markedly...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Aug. 7-13
  • Free Will Astrology | Aug. 7-13

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Do you get aroused from squeezing balloons until they explode? Do you quiver with delight as you watch popcorn pop? Have you ever been patient enough to stand in front of a ripe flower bud for hours to witness its slow explosion...

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