• Issue of
  • Oct 23-29, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 23

News

  • Deep End | Play Me: A cacophony of silliness and a theater, too.
  • Deep End | Play Me: A cacophony of silliness and a theater, too.

    Frequently Asked Questions about the “Broadway-style” theater planned for downtown Salt Lake City: nQ: What is the difference between a “Broadway-style theater” and a regular theater? nA: A “Broadway-style” theater is more than just a regular theater. It is more like a “Broadway-class” theater. nQ: What is the difference between a “Broadway-sty...
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  • Lake Effect | 3 br., 2 bth., 12 fcst. nbrs.
  • Lake Effect | 3 br., 2 bth., 12 fcst. nbrs.

    nAre you in the market for a house? Then has Betty Perry’s bank got a deal for you! nPerry, the elderly Orem woman who infamously was thrown in jail last year for neglecting to water her lawn, apparently hasn’t had better luck this year. According to a Salt Lake Tribune story, her house has been foreclosed upon, and she has left the state. nThe charming home has three bedrooms, two ba...
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  • 5 Spot | Cynthia McKinney, 2008 presidential Green Party candidate
  • 5 Spot | Cynthia McKinney, 2008 presidential Green Party candidate

    nCynthia McKinney is a former Georgia House of Representatives member. She served six terms as a Democrat, including powerful assignments on the Armed Services and International Relations committees. In 2008, she left the Democratic Party to run for president as the Green Party candidate. nn nYou were originally a Democratic member of the House, but switched party affiliation to the Green Party. W...
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  • Editorial | Bond: Math-challenged Mommy: Palin should do her best to wave that special-needs flag.
  • Editorial | Bond: Math-challenged Mommy: Palin should do her best to wave that special-needs flag.

    As the mother of a four-month-old boy with Down syndrome, I can relate to Sarah Palin. I mean, really, when she held Trig up after her speech at the Republican National Committee last month, offering him to the television cameras like a piece of prime elk and saying that she understood and that she’d be my boy’s advocate in the White House, I wanted to melt. Look at that kid in his str...
  • The Ocho | HSM3! OMG!
  • The Ocho | HSM3! OMG!

    nEight surprises (Spoiler Alert!) in the upcoming, filmed-in-Utah High School Musical 3: Senior Year:n8. A climactic dance showdown between Troy Bolton and Ren McCormack at the Lehi Roller Mills. n7. Chad’s controversial, nation-stunning use of the epithet “spaz.” n6. A trailer for the new, locally produced Home School Musical: The Forbidden Dance. n5. Sharpay’s mid-film c...
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  • Hits & Misses | Ethics Reform, Drill Utah Drill & Convenient Voting

    Ethical Rewrite nSome Utah legislators have joined Utah’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates in calling for ethics reform next year. The request comes after a frustrating, weeklong House Ethics Committee hearing that ended with the committee dropping all charges against Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, but penning a letter calling him a naughty boy. In the bizarre letter, the comm...
  • The Way It Is | Canace Pulfer of the Aerolab Salon
  • The Way It Is | Canace Pulfer of the Aerolab Salon

    nA story in The Salt Lake Tribune identified a Utah couple who were seeking donations for an expensive stem-cell treatment for their infant daughter. The couple can only get the treatment for their daughter in China because of regulations in the United States. The treatment will also mean raising at least $65,000 through private donations (HelpKenideeSeeHisCreations.com). City Weekly asked Canace ...
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  • Rasmuson | Men Without Hats: The lost art of the chapeau.
  • Rasmuson | Men Without Hats: The lost art of the chapeau.

    As I leaf through the photographs from my childhood—posed, black-and-white snapshots taken by “the Kodak”—I notice that my father is usually wearing a hat. That squares with my memories of the 1950s. He favored a felt fedora in a subdued shade of either brown or gray. So did most other men in those days. They were “the greatest generation,” according to Tom Brok...
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  • Light Up, Turn-Off

    Warning: Savage Love is an adult sex advice column. The contents of this article may be offensive to some people. And Utahns.n nOnce again, Savage Love is given over to letters from readers who made the largest donations to the campaigns to preserve marriage equality in California (NoOnProp8.com), protect same-sex couples in Florida (SayNo2.com), and defeat Stephen Harper in Canada (better lu...
  • Newsquirks | Overdue for a Bailout

    Curses, Foiled AgainnIn debt for drugs he bought, Jahnathan Antonio Cox, 20, offered to pay the money owed and buy more drugs, but then hired Curtis Pounds Jr., 20, to rob him and dealer Samson Elijah Kaleioka Kapana, 23, of both the cash and drugs, which Cox and Pounds would then split. Antioch, Calif., police Lt. Leonard Orman told the Contra Costa Times that Pounds showed up at the arranged mee...
  • Freewill Astrology | Oct. 23-29
  • Freewill Astrology | Oct. 23-29

    nARIES (March 21-April 19)nOur government spends an obscene fortune on its armed forces—almost as much as do all the other nations of the world combined. In fact, we are by far the most weaponized empire in the history of the world, with 761 military bases in over 100 countries. If our military costs were cut down to a more reasonable size—say the same as China’s—we’d...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Crime of Being Undocumented & Clamato Juice
  • Ask a Mexican | Crime of Being Undocumented & Clamato Juice

    Dear Mexican: One of our Arizona politicians once said on the PBS show Horizonte that the “crime” of being undocumented in this country is equivalent legally to that of a parking ticket. Do you know where I can verify this statement? So often in the argument over immigration the bottom line for those who are anti-immigrant is that there must be no tolerance for “criminals.”...
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  • The Straight Dope | The Hole Story
  • The Straight Dope | The Hole Story

    Never mind the current demand for the stuff—what becomes of the void oil drilling creates? If we pump out millions of barrels per day, we can’t very well leave giant empty caverns, can we? Is the planet on the verge of caving in or what? —Dan, Long Island nnCaving in? Please, let’s not panic. The fundamentals of our planet are strong. Besides, we’re talking about a li...
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Restaurants & Bars

  • Wine: Red Meat, Red Wine

    Over time, certain food and wine matches have become time-tested classics. I think of Stilton with Port, for example. Foie gras with Sauternes, Chablis and oysters, Champagne with caviar, lamb and Bordeaux, and Pinot Noir with duck are all tried-and-true food and wine pairings. But what about steak? What should you uncork with a thick, prime, juicy cut of beef? nFirst, a caveat: As always, you sho...

Music

  • Marching On: Fear Before start again with a clean slate and a new album.
  • Marching On: Fear Before start again with a clean slate and a new album.

    Most bands feel the need to reinvent their identity at one point or another. Sometimes the change comes on the heels of a disappointing record or a disastrous tour. Other times, though, it comes after a few too many member shake-ups force the band to re-evaluate what direction they’re headed in and whether or not they want to stray from the beaten path. That’s exactly the kind of minds...
  • Muy Bueno: A pre-techno trance party at Big Ed's.
  • Muy Bueno: A pre-techno trance party at Big Ed's.

    You’d never guess Big Ed’s could hold a band. Housed in a windowless box of bricks with a colorful burger mural and sign-boards advertising dirt-cheap specials, the tiny diner seems just big enough to hold a few rowdy college kids. But Big Ed’s is also home to a bi-weekly music party with the Bueno Avenue String Band holding things down every second and fourth Friday. nAt one gig...

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