• Issue of
  • Oct 2-8, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 20

News

  • 5 Spot | Poet, playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson
  • 5 Spot | Poet, playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson

    Nonprofit Grounded in Grace Community (801-745-9557, GiGCommunity.com) is hosting a “Triangle of Empowerment” retreat in Eden, Utah, on Oct. 3 & 4 for men and women. Poet, playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson is its keynote speaker....
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  • The Ocho | Don’t Bank on It
  • The Ocho | Don’t Bank on It

    Eight Utah banks expected to go out of business in the coming weeks:8. Mutual of Steve (a Division of SteveCorp) 7. Iron Rod’s Tattoo, Piercing & Credit Union 6. Kidz Kapital of Kearns 5. BikiniLoans 4. SugarHouseMoneyHole.net 3. T.J. O’Blotto’s...
  • Staffbox | Veep Impact

    Utah has lots of good elected officials. Who would you have chosen to be John McCain’s running mate?Brandon Burt: Since there’s no way in hell I’ll vote for four more years of Republican misrule, I can’t very well choose somebody...
  • The Straight Dope | The Worms Crawl In
  • The Straight Dope | The Worms Crawl In

    In her book Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand states that in the 1930s racehorse jockeys trying to lose weight would swallow a capsule containing a tapeworm egg. The worms would then mature in the jockeys’ stomachs and eat whatever food was dropped...
  • Newsquirks | Not Rocket Science'Oh, Wait!

    Curses, Foiled Again Miami police investigating the hit-and-run death of Ana Iris Perez-Hernandez, 25, identified Jose Santiago, 62, as their suspect after finding remnants of the homemade spaghetti and tomato sauce she had been carrying underneath the...
  • Lake Effect | The <em>Spectrum</em> and the Rainbow
  • Lake Effect | The Spectrum and the Rainbow

    The St. George Spectrum & Daily News events listings for Sept. 27 included an environmental expo, a book festival, an electronics-recycling program and a chili cook-off. (They also included the strangely foreign-sounding introductory statement “So....

Restaurants & Bars

  • Dining | Wine: Martini at 75

    Mention “an Italian family of California winemakers,” and chances are the name “Mondavi” will spring to mind. But there’s another important family-owned Napa winery that has its roots in Italy: Louis M. Martini Winery. This...
  • El Pollo Loco & Lazy Dog Pizzeria helps the Humane Society

    If you’re hungry and heading south, my advice would be to bypass the Mayan Adventure and continue down to Lehi. There, you’ll find the first Utah location of the popular franchise El Pollo Loco (The Crazy Chicken). The business dates back...

Music

Culture

  • Freewill Astrology | Oct. 2-8
  • Freewill Astrology | Oct. 2-8

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) In her book Courtney Love: The Queen of Noise, Melissa Rossi reports that in the mid-1990s “Courtney surrounded herself with a coterie of soothsayers, even approaching hipster stargazer Rob Brezsny, who declined to provide his astrological services.”...

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