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  • Aug 14-20, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 13

News

  • 5 Spot | Oregon artist Brittany Powell
  • 5 Spot | Oregon artist Brittany Powell

    Oregon-based artist Brittany Powell exhibits her wall-size pages of the West Elm catalog at the Kimball Art Center (638 Park Ave., Park City, 435-649-8882) from Aug. 16 to Oct. 26, with an art talk and reception on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m.  Why...
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  • The Ocho | Go for the Gold

    Eight least-popular events at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China:8. Men’s Freestyle Speedo Snap  7. Equestrian Trampoline Jumping  6. Heavyweight Foxy Boxing  5. Killing Field Hockey  4. Women’s Synchronized Menstrual...
  • Staffbox | Write an Onion-style headline

    The Onion is known for its hilarious fake stories and headlines. Make up your own Onion-style headline about some Utah issue. Nick Clark: “Utahn Blames Democratic Vote on Alco-pop.” Derek Carlisle: “Moroni Sheds Gold in Protest of Beijing.”...
  • The Straight Dope | Fight or Flight
  • The Straight Dope | Fight or Flight

    What’s the straight dope on the world’s first powered flight? Sources on the ’Net claim people from New Zealand, Scotland, and France flew earlier than the Wrights, and one claims John Stringfellow from Somerset, England, managed a powered...
  • Newsquirks | Incendiary Devices

    Curses, Foiled Again Police in Troy, Wis., identified Paul Crowell, 22, as the one who stole a Taser from a patrol car after he posted a video online showing him and his father, Paul Dupey, shocking each other with the stolen weapon. Crowell, who pleaded...
  • Lake Effect | Puppy Love
  • Lake Effect | Puppy Love

    The Associated Press recently discovered that 57-year-old Bernann McKinney was in fact Joyce McKinney, who in 1977, delighted British tabloids with her salacious tale of abducting and imprisoning an LDS missionary in an English cottage, forcing the poor...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Wine: Feeling Festive

    Even here in Utah under the shadow of the DABC, there is no shortage of wine dinners, tastings, festivals and wine-related events to keep the restless oenophile busy. The month of August holds two treats for wine lovers: The Sundance Food & Wine Festival...

Music

Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Aug. 14-20
  • Free Will Astrology | Aug. 14-20

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Golden Globe-winning actress Edith Evans had some advice for actors who were just coming into their full power: “Don’t indulge yourself by showing off; the moment that you begin to find that you can do something...

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