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  • Nov 20-26, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 27

News

  • News | Shake-up at the Leonardo: Body Worlds 3 a success, but museum barely clings to life.

    While the old library building in downtown Salt Lake City blazes with the energy of the highly successful Body Worlds 3 exhibition, across Library Square the offices of the Leonardo are shrouded in darkness. That darkness marks the Leonardo’s management team shifting offices to the third floor of the old library building. It also heralds the abrupt dissolution of a partnership that for some ...
  • Hits & Misses | Power Play, Wind Power & Power Outage

    Power PlaynA coalition opposed to planned nuclear power plants in Utah has filed a protest with the state engineer over the massive amounts of water that would be needed for the project. Transition Power Development, the outfit proposing the nuclear power plants, has secured more than 30,000 acre feet of water for eventual plant operation. Whether or not you think rebranding Utah “the nuke s...
  • 5 Spot | Salt Lake City comedian Marcus
  • 5 Spot | Salt Lake City comedian Marcus

    nSalt Lake City comedian Marcus came in second on NBC’s Last Comic Standing last August; since then, he’s been on a national tour with the show’s finalists. In September, he filmed a solo stand-up concert at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden to be released as the cleverly titled Second to None DVD. On Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22, Marcus will host a pair of DVD rel...
  • Deep End | Sarah’s Pipeline: First Dude Todd Palin spills the oily gossip.
  • Deep End | Sarah’s Pipeline: First Dude Todd Palin spills the oily gossip.

    We caught up with Todd Palin, Alaska’s First Dude and consort to beauty queen and politician Sarah Palin, at the Salt Lake City International Airport, where he had a stop-over en route from Anchorage, Alaska, to Paris, France. Mr. Palin insisted we have our chat in the glassed-off smoking section so he could enjoy a few cigarettes before his 10-hour flight to Paris (throughout the interview,...
  • Lake Effect | Take a Powder
  • Lake Effect | Take a Powder

    nWhen a quantity of a white, powdery substance was mailed to the LDS Salt Lake Temple last week, some LDS Church members surmised, with characteristic paranoia, that it was the work of “gay terrorists” in retaliation for the church’s role in funding a campaign that eliminated the rights of California gays and lesbians to marry. nTurns out the substance is harmless, according to ...
  • Staffbox | Savage in Utah

    If you could host Dan Savage for a few days in lovely SLC, where would you take him?nJeff Reese: I would make sure he came during Gay Pride, so that he could see Utah doesn’t mean “Mormon” and “closed-minded.” I would also give him a tour of some of my favorite dance clubs. n nJackie Briggs: I would take that fool skiing. I mean, who wants to ski in Colorado? n&n...
  • The Ocho | Downward Economics
  • The Ocho | Downward Economics

    nEight recent cutbacks at [your office here] necessitated by the “downward economy”:n8. Office Christmas party postponed until May 2009. nn7. “Casual Friday” replaced with “Fight for Your Accounts Cage-Match Monday.”nn6. Overtime wages now paid out in positive reinforcement and hugs.nn5. Web development department downsized to “guy who won’t give up ...
  • The Way It Is | Kyra Laveder of Pier 49 Pizza
  • The Way It Is | Kyra Laveder of Pier 49 Pizza

    nGov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is pressing for the state school board to be direct-vote elections. Currently, members of the board are not elected directly but are vetted first by a governor-appointed nominating committee and then voted on by the public. Some say that, for technical school-board positions, this is the best way to get qualified candidates. City Weekly asked Kyra Laveder of the downtown Pie...
  • Private Eye | Collateral Damage: Don't devalue your friends, Dan.
  • Private Eye | Collateral Damage: Don't devalue your friends, Dan.

    I wonder what to make of some online comments lately that question my decision to cut the umbilical cord/link between Savage Love columnist Dan Savage and the City Weekly Website (the column has never run in the paper). nSavage recently had called for a boycott of not only all things LDS, Mormon and Utah, but seemingly all things starting with the letter U. As a Utah native, I found no reason to p...
  • Freewill Astrology | Nov. 20-26
  • Freewill Astrology | Nov. 20-26

    nARIES (March 21-April 19)nFifty-five percent of Americans not only believe in guardian angels, but testify that they have been actively aided by the intervention of those divine helpers. Commenting on the results, one religious expert said that “Americans live in an enchanted world.” The 55 percent figure may rise even higher in the coming weeks. A majority of Aries all over the plane...
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  • Newsquirks | Easy Money

    Curses, Foiled AgainnAuthorities charged Lavarr A. Milton, 21, and Guy O. Walker, 18, with robbing a gas station outside Louisville, Ky., after they stopped in mid-getaway to ask a police officer for directions. “The officer noticed some evidence in the vehicle that led him to believe that a robbery had occurred,” police official Alicia Smiley told the Courier-Journal. n n• Two me...
  • Ask a Mexican | Mexican Jimi & the Origin of Gringo
  • Ask a Mexican | Mexican Jimi & the Origin of Gringo

    Dear Mexican: I recently received the biography of Rolling Stones bassist Ronnie Woods. While reading about his friendship with Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie described him as part black, Cherokee and Mexican. I’ve always read about Jimi’s grandmother being Cherokee, but this was the first I read about him being Mexican. I Googled Hendrix’s name with the word “Mexican,” and rec...
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Restaurants & Bars

  • Bill White makes it affordable & The Slider

    Cheap Eats: OK, so the economy has gone all to hell and you’re a bit weepy ’cause you can’t afford to eat in a Bill White restaurant (Grappa, Chimayo, Wahso, Windy Ridge, Ghidotti’s) anymore. Well, Billy is throwing out a lifeline. In what has to be one of the best restaurant bargains going, Ghidotti’s Classic Italian Restaurant in Park City is offering a takeout fami...
  • Wine: Beaujolais Nouveau

    With both Thanksgiving and The Wasatch Food & Wine Society’s 26th Annual Nouveau Beaujolais Festival at Deer Valley (see Essentials) looming just around the corner, I thought it proper to take another look at Beaujolais Nouveau in this column. nI could go all wine snobby and say I don’t like the stuff—but I do. While many wine writers and experts tend to use words like &ldquo...

Music

  • Music | CD Revue: Death Cab for Cutie & Pavement Reissues
  • Music | CD Revue: Death Cab for Cutie & Pavement Reissues

    nPavement Brighten the Corners nDeath Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes n nI find it very hard to listen to ’90s music. Give it a couple more years, and maybe that nostalgic itch will strike. Until then, I just can’t look back on the joyless (albeit artistically rich) era fondly. However, recent reissues of seminal ’90s bands may prove that my reservations are unfair and,...

Culture

  • The Essentials | <em>City Weekly's</em> Entertainment Picks Nov. 20-26
  • The Essentials | City Weekly's Entertainment Picks Nov. 20-26

    nVISUAL ARTSnBy Brian StakernIn the age of digital imaging, trompe l’oeil (literally “trick of the eye”) in the art of painting is disappearing. After all, when you can create any effect in PhotoShop, why even bother picking up a brush? German-born artist DANIEL RAMJOUE still takes the time to make every brushstroke count towards the final effect. And the result, viewed across th...

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