• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 8-14, 2009
  • Vol. 25, No. 34

News

  • The Way It Is | USU Fraternity & Sorority hazing death
  • The Way It Is | USU Fraternity & Sorority hazing death

    n Members of a Utah State University fraternity and sorority are being charged with felonies for the hazing death of an 18-year-old pledge who died of alcohol poisoning. While underage, the individual did consent to the fraternity initiation drinking game and was warned by those hazing him about drinking too much—the state still decided to press felony charges. City Weekly asked Lisa Hibbens...
  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 8-14
  • Free Will Astrology | Jan. 8-14

    nARIES (March 21-April 19)nDuring his time in the Senate, former U.S. presidential candidate John McCain has been a strong advocate for Native Americans. As chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, he sponsored or co-sponsored seven bills in support of Indian rights. And yet Native Americans voted overwhelmingly for McCain’s opponent, Barack Obama, who has no such track record. When asked w...
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  • News Quirks | Mating Habits

    Curses, Foiled AgainnA bank robber who had a 10-minute head start on sheriff’s deputies on Merritt Island, Fla., was arrested only a block away, with the stolen cash concealed in his prosthetic leg. Paraplegic Christopher Reed made his getaway on a motorized wheelchair, according to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Vic DeSantis, who observed, “He probably miscalculated his abi...
  • Mullen | Doing My Part: Building the local economy through booze.
  • Mullen | Doing My Part: Building the local economy through booze.

    The joy of my holiday season included a stop at the state’s newest wine store (which also offers a smattering of upscale spirits and beers for good measure). A low-slung, smoke-gray building on the east side of 300 West at 1600 South in Salt Lake City, the store is a grand little oasis in a heavily industrial neighborhood. Good signage is missing, but then that’s typical of all state l...
  • The Straight Dope | Dangerous Eruptions
  • The Straight Dope | Dangerous Eruptions

    My friend Melanie loves to watch the Discovery Channel and share what she has watched with others. The problem is she can never get the story straight. Her latest tale is about Yellowstone Park sitting on top of a supervolcano that has been dormant for 6,000-ish years. She said the supervolcano is starting to show signs that point to its being active. Is there any truth to her tale? —Tina nC...
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  • Hits & Misses | The Zion Curtain, The Transparency Initiative & Homeless Death

    Return of the Zion CurtainnFirst, Utah Senate President Mike Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, defended Utah’s private club law by saying the state needed to be able to identify drinkers through the membership lists that bars are required to keep of their patrons. Now the Senate’s Administrative Rules Committee is talking about forcing restaurants to erect walls to shield impressionable childr...
  • Ask a Mexican | Special Four-Pregunta Edition
  • Ask a Mexican | Special Four-Pregunta Edition

    Dear Mexican: I’m a Spanish teacher, and I’ve been hearing my students say a phrase that I am unsure what it means (if it truly means anything, which they swear it does). They say it’s a Mexican saying: Tiki tu madre. I don’t know what “tiki” means. So, I was wondering if you could shed some light on the subject for me. —Maestra de Español nDear Te...
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  • Lake Effect | Milk Dud
  • Lake Effect | Milk Dud

    nThe Provo Daily Herald supports the idea of breast-feeding. A baby’s got to eat, after all. The Herald just doesn’t want to see feeding time on social-networking sites. nA Jan. 2 editorial and Web poll shows broad support for Facebook’s decision to remove a bucolic photo of Provo mom Heather Farley breast-feeding her child in a flower garden. Farley and a group of “lactivi...
  • Staffbox | Fun Town

    New Orleans is a fantastic, fun city—in parts. What’s your favorite fun town?n n nBen Rosch: New Orleans is fun. I peed my name on a wall there. However, I think that Austin, Texas, is in the top “fun” towns of the country. n nManda Bull: Amsterdam! It’s a beautiful, walkable city that has many adult substances and activities to choose from. Plus, you can play the &ld...
  • The Ocho | Pump You Up
  • The Ocho | Pump You Up

    nEight New Year enrollment incentives and classes being offered by local gyms:n8. Complimentary protein/vodka shakes n7. Happy-ending Pilates n6. Wheatgrass hookahs n5. Tele-cycling n4. Free XXXL yoga pants labeled Small n3. Spiritual strength training n2. Combination tanning/liposuction beds n1. CardioNap™ ...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Wine: Morocco France

    Buried under tons of leftover holiday turkey last month, I put some of it to use making turkey chili and turkey tetrazzini, along with the mandatory turkey sandwiches and soup. And somewhere along the line, I had the questionable notion of pairing creamy, buttery tetrazzini with an expensive bottle of Viognier. I bounced the idea off of Franco, my personal wine consultant, asking if I should save ...

Music

  • Music | CD Revue: Mush Records
  • Music | CD Revue: Mush Records

    n Ten Years of Mush Records Mixtape nA while back, I had the grand idea to make a mix CD with no track breaks; the record would be one continuous track composed of individual songs edited together with sparse transitions. My intention was purely selfish: This format would force the listener through my picks without the ability to skip the ones they might not like while I laughed from my High Thron...

Culture

  • The Essentials | <em>City Weekly's</em> Entertainment Picks Jan 8-14
  • The Essentials | City Weekly's Entertainment Picks Jan 8-14

    nBOOKSnBy Scott Renshawn Late in her new memoir That Went Well—about life caring for her mentally disabled sister, Irene—TERRELL HARRIS DOUGAN expresses a very human sentiment about her experience. “I’m not going to go all sappy on you and tell you that these angels have blessed our lives,” Dougan writes. “On the contrary. My sister is a big pain in the ass hal...

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