• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 4-10, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 16

News

  • 5 Spot | <em>City Weekly</em> staff writer Eric Peterson
  • 5 Spot | City Weekly staff writer Eric Peterson

    While attending the recent Democratic National Convention in Denver, City Weekly staff writer Eric Peterson posted 13 articles on the Salt Blog. Peterson lists five of his DNC highlights below:  • Gotta give props to Jim Leach, whose speech...
  • The Ocho | The Saints Hit St. Paul
  • The Ocho | The Saints Hit St. Paul

    Eight Utah-related highlights of this week’s Republican National Convention in Minnesota:8. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.’s rescheduled speech around the corner at Applebee’s. 7. The Utah Republican Party’s roll call to unanimously nominate...
  • The Straight Dope | Undead Reckoning
  • The Straight Dope | Undead Reckoning

    I’m reading World War Z by Max Brooks, a fictional account of the world’s response to a zombie outbreak. In the book the U.S. military fails miserably in its first real battle against the undead but later changes tactics and ultimately triumphs,...
  • Newsquirks | Curses, Duped Again

    Curses, Foiled Again A man phoned a Pizza Hut restaurant in Elko, Nev., claiming to have stolen five signs used atop delivery vehicles. He demanded $500 for their return. Police said when the manager wanted proof he had the signs, the caller sent a cell...
  • Lake Effect | Weather or Not
  • Lake Effect | Weather or Not

    Nutjob political agitator group Focus on the Family Action (which is the arm of Focus on the Family devoted to nutjobs on the go) removed a video from its Website calling for members to pray for “rain of biblical proportions” during Sen....

Food & Drink

  • Fall Dine O’ Round & Peddlers Restaurant

    It might be true that there are no free lunches. But there are cheap lunches … and dinners. It’s that time of autumn again: time for the kick-off of the Fall Dine O’ Round. You should know the drill by now: No coupons, no punch cards...
  • Dining | Wine: Bringing the Thunder

    I mentioned Gary Vaynerchuk here in passing a few weeks ago. Not everyone is a fan of the guy. Some wine connoisseurs think he’s sacrilegious; some find him cocky and outrageous. To others, he’s arrogant and all of the above. He rubs my wife...

Music

Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 4-10
  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 4-10

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) “Like an ox-cart driver in monsoon season or the skipper of a grounded ship, one must sometimes go forward by going back,” wrote novelist John Barth in The Friday Book. Consider using that approach, Aries. Retreat...

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