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Arts & Entertainment

Duel-Ality Version 1.0

Posted // February 22,2011  - Another Language explores artistic and personal interactivity. Another Language Performing Arts Company has been working on refining the relatively new a ...

Arts & Entertainment

Rumi Poetry Club

Posted // February 21,2011  - Rumi Nation: A local club offers a glimpse of the mystical poet's gifts. To read Rumi is to encounter him—to come face to face with him, and with oneself, th ...

Arts & Entertainment

Urban Media Lab Covers Utah's Lesser-Seen Side

Posted // October 18,2010  - Taking it to the Streets: Film group features community culture. An honest fact about Utah media is that the more “urban” aspects of the entert ...

Arts & Entertainment

Firing Up: Utah Symphony's New Music Director Thierry Fischer

Posted // September 20,2010  - Fischer prepares for his first full season, and beyond.

Arts & Entertainment

House Gallery on 400 South

Posted // September 6,2010  - Julie Dunker's abstract art collection finds a new home. A house isn’t always a home. That has proved especially true in the case of the Hous ...

Arts & Entertainment

Triple Threat: Salt Lake Art Center Curator Micol Hebron

Posted // August 30,2010  - Artist, writer, curator—they’re all useful roles. There is an art to wearing different hats—especially when those hats are in the arts ...

Arts & Entertainment

The New Pedestrian

Posted // June 14,2010  - Art Walk: Performance group gives new meaning to strolling galleries. It’s around 7 p.m. on Library Square, and a half-dozen people in white jumpsuits are ...

Arts & Entertainment

The Essentials | City Weekly's Entertainment Picks Feb. 5-11

Posted // February 4,2009  -   nTHURSDAY 2.5nCathode Ray: Video Works by Tyrone DaviesnThere aren’t many local arti ...

Arts & Entertainment

Games | Extinct Guerrilla: The death of Slamdance’s games competition dates back to one ill-fated decision.

Posted // February 3,2009  -   By January 2007, Slamdance wasn’t only a place for indie filmmakers to show off thei ...

Arts & Entertainment

Video | Met by Moonlight: A look at the sexy and the sedate in cinematic vampires.

Posted // February 3,2009  -   Have you ever seen the 1931 Dracula, with Béla Lugosi as the Transylvanian bloodsuc ...

Film & TV

'Mormon Proposition' about 'holy war'

Posted // October 23,2009  - Former Mormon and Utahn writer/director talks to CW “I love Mormons,” was the last thing filmmaker Reed Cowan said to me. “I ...

Film & TV

Cinema | Little Terrors: Coraline turns a dark fairy tale into a dazzling stop-motion horror film.

Posted // February 4,2009  -   If you embrace movies as works of art, not just as works of commerce, then here’s wh ...

Film & TV

True TV | Bitching & Switching: Questionable answers about the looming Digital TV Transition.

Posted // February 4,2009  -   Panicked letters have been flooding in about the Feb. 17 (maybe) Digital TV Transition&mda ...

Film & TV

Cinema | Finishing Move: The Wrestler finds tragic drama in the allure of celebrity.

Posted // January 28,2009  -   "The ’90s fucking sucked,” observes Randy “The Ram” Robinson ...

Film & TV

True TV | The Panty Menace: The Super Bowl, Lingerie Bowl, Puppy Bowl, The Office, Chuck, Heroes, Medium

Posted // January 28,2009  -   Super Bowl XLIII Sunday, Feb. 1 (NBC)nSporting Event of Some Sort: The Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Film & TV

Cinema | Sad Men: Revolutionary Road bypasses irony to evoke despair in post-war suburbia.

Posted // January 21,2009  -   Richard Yates’ novel Revolutionary Road was one of the most staggering literary expe ...

Film & TV

True TV | Ad Infinitum: Burn Notice, The Last Templar, Afro Samurai, Trust Me, Life on Mars, Wonderland

Posted // January 21,2009  -   Burn Notice Thursday, Jan. 22 (USA)nReturn: In the second half of Season 2, we’ll fi ...

Film & TV

Sundance | 5x5=25: Five Lists of Five for a Silver Anniversary Overview

Posted // January 14,2009  -   nIn 1985, a struggling little operation called the U.S. Film Festival turned a corner when ...

Film & TV

Cinema | Robin Hoodskis: Old-fashioned Hollywood storytelling shines again in Defiance.

Posted // January 14,2009  -   That Defiance is not relentlessly grim—even as it’s, you know, still fairly gr ...

Film & TV

True TV | Tara-ized: Battlestar Galactica, Big Love, Flight of the Conchords, The L Word, United States of Tara

Posted // January 14,2009  -   Battlestar Galactica Friday, Jan. 16 (Sci-Fi)nReturn: When the first half of Battlestar Ga ...

Links

Free Will Astrology | Feb. 5-11

Posted // February 4,2009  -   nARIES (March 21-April 19)nI was watching a martial arts competition on ESPN TV. It featur ...

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News Quirks | School Daze

Posted // February 4,2009  -   Curses, Foiled AgainnPolice in Council Bluffs, Iowa, reported that a man who threatened a ...

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The Straight Dope | A Lion Shame

Posted // February 4,2009  -   My friend says Christians weren’t actually thrown to the lions in ancient Rome, but ...

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Ask a Mexican | Crime of Being Undocumented & Clamato Juice

Posted // February 4,2009  -   Dear Mexican: I can’t tell you how disappointed I’ve been these past few days, ...

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Free Will Astrology | Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Posted // January 28,2009  -   nARIES (March 21-April 19)nDon’t tell me you have nothing to be thankful for, Aries. ...

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News Quirks | Making Sure No One Wins

Posted // January 28,2009  -   Curses, Foiled AgainnPolice responding to a break-in at a convenience store in Athens, Ten ...

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The Straight Dope | BAC in the Zone

Posted // January 28,2009  -   In The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road, Cameron Tuttle suggests the following tech ...

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Ask a Mexican | Anti-Immigrant Campaigns & Warming up your Car

Posted // January 28,2009  -   Dear Mexican: I am a naturalized (legal) hispano in the United States, and I just realized ...

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Free Will Astrology | Jan. 22-28

Posted // January 21,2009  -   nARIES (March 21-April 19)nIn The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce defines history ...

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News Quirks | Suspicious Habit

Posted // January 21,2009  -   Curses, Foiled AgainnWhen Jeffrey P. Cannon, 20, arrived at Washington’s Dulles Inte ...

Miscellaneous

Summer PC-Buying

Posted // September 6,2007  - Smart shoppers are stuffing cash under their mattresses until August. The computer market has been pretty quiet for the past six months. Aside from Intel preten ...

Miscellaneous

Shun the Outdoors

Posted // September 6,2007  - Summer fun means air conditioning and a copy of the clever MDK2. The best games of the year come out in summertime. This must be by accident, because paren ...

Miscellaneous

The Good Ol’ Days

Posted // September 6,2007  - Eight-mhz processors and 1,200-baud modems had a few things going for them. “Eh? You kids and your fancy neuro-digital uplinks. Goshdarnit, back in my day we us ...

Miscellaneous

Home Work

Posted // September 6,2007  - The operating systems of the future might even make computers easier for your parents. When I think about interface design, I think about my parents. My father is an engineer. O ...

Miscellaneous

House of Style

Posted // September 6,2007  - Attractive computers are easier to use, so why are we still on beige boxes? Recently, this column examined Microsoft’s and Apple’s next stabs at creating ...

Miscellaneous

Right and Right

Posted // September 6,2007  -   After finally getting around to viewing Napoleon Dynamite at the local theater—yes, ...

Miscellaneous

Bothered and Bewildered

Posted // September 6,2007  - Why bury Will Ferrell’s comic brilliance just so the movie can be called Bewitched? I’d like to give Nora Ephron credit for taking the high-concept comedy into the real ...

Miscellaneous

The Plame Game

Posted // September 6,2007  -   In case you didn’t know by now, Karl Rove began his political career in Salt Lake Ci ...

Miscellaneous

Celebrate Independence

Posted // September 6,2007  -   We just celebrated a very significant holiday'the Fourth of July. Significant not because ...

Miscellaneous

Terror on the Tube

Posted // September 6,2007  - Freeing ourselves from terror is as unlikely as President Bush forging an eloquent sentence. I kept flicking the remote, but the pictures were just the same: the mangled red double-de ...

News & Columns

Shar Lewis of Utah Commission on Volunteers

Posted // March 31,2010  -   Shar Lewis, the executive director of Utah Commission on Volunteers, has helped craft the ...

News & Columns

Feature | Rocky Times: Rocky Anderson is still on the case. Barack Obama had better watch his back.

Posted // February 3,2009  -   nEighteen months ago, Rocky Anderson stood on the steps of Salt Lake’s City & Co ...

News & Columns

Mullen| Leave Us Alone: Even in the sovereign nation of Utah, you still have rights. Right?

Posted // February 3,2009  -   By most measures of small-business success in Utah, Tony Chlepas would be in the Hall of F ...

News & Columns

Hits & Misses | Gay-Marriage Ban, Smokin' Greg Curtis & Liquor-Law Reform

Posted // February 3,2009  -   nLegislative LiarsnIt was only a few years ago that conservatives pressing to mar Utah&rs ...

News & Columns

Deep End | Prompt and Circumstance: Don’t confuse Dick Nourse’s voice for the still, small one.

Posted // February 3,2009  -   Here at the Church Information Office, we have been swamped with inquiries about an articl ...

News & Columns

Rant Control | Sunshine and Lollipops

Posted // February 3,2009  -   Maybe it was the sound scolding Rant Control administered last week—or, more likely, ...

News & Columns

The Ocho | Private Club Membership Scanners

Posted // February 3,2009  -   nEight commercial scanners being considered by the Utah Legislature should driver license ...

News & Columns

Citizen Revolt | Go Green or Go Home

Posted // February 3,2009  -   January’s gone but we’re still enjoying an extra-hearty dose of inversion grav ...

News & Columns

Staffbox | Port 'O Call Memories

Posted // February 3,2009  -   City Weekly’s first downtown office was in the Shubrick building, along with Port O& ...

News & Columns

Feature | Studied to Death: Can Huntsman finally bring about meaningful education reform?

Posted // January 28,2009  -   nPatti Harrington wasn’t talking. The state superintendent of education was in duck- ...

Syndicated Columns

Newsquirks

Posted // July 11,2007  -   Curses, Foiled Again ttPolice summoned by a neighbor who suspected a burglary in an upstai ...

Syndicated Columns

Crushable Lightweights

Posted // July 11,2007  -   I’ve come across several references recently to the alleged fact that the introducti ...

Syndicated Columns

Newsquirks

Posted // July 6,2007  -   Curses, Foiled Again ttFour men surrounded a man in a parking lot in Sumter, S.C., and thr ...

Syndicated Columns

Lobes of Enlightenment

Posted // July 6,2007  -   In Chinese restaurants I always see statues of Buddha with long earlobes. I sometimes ask ...

Syndicated Columns

Newsquirks

Posted // June 29,2007  -   Curses, Foiled Again ttWhen sheriff’s deputies stopped a man for speeding in Goliad, ...

Syndicated Columns

The Straight Dope

Posted // June 29,2007  -   You MICR, You Brought HernttWhy did banks settle on that very ’70s futuristic'and do ...

Syndicated Columns

Newsquirks

Posted // June 22,2007  -   Curses, Foiled Again ttWhen a man demanded $5,000 from a bank teller in Peterborough, Onta ...

Syndicated Columns

Home, Sweet HFA

Posted // June 22,2007  -   Everyone’s always talking about how great home-field advantage is in sports, but how ...

Syndicated Columns

Mass. Mediums

Posted // June 18,2007  -   I’ve seen history shows about the Salem witch trials and the accusing girls’ h ...

Syndicated Columns

Newsquirks

Posted // June 18,2007  -   Curses, Foiled Again ttPolice identified Steven Clay Stephenson, 34, as the suspect they s ...

TV & Games

Down With OCD

Posted // July 11,2007  - Drivers, coppers, gators and daters. Drive tFriday, July 13 (Fox) tTwo-Hour Series Finale'This Time for Real, Probably: Fox dec ...

TV & Games

Ding & Dent

Posted // July 6,2007  - Skanks, sci-fi, Bondo and Bees. Big Brother ttThursday, July 5 (CBS) tSeason Premiere: After an endless cavalcade of moron ...

TV & Games

Burn It Off

Posted // June 29,2007  - Spooks, kooks, Loops and coupes. The Starter Wife ttThursday, June 28 (USA) tMiniseries Finale: This should have been over ...

TV & Games

Stars & Stripes

Posted // June 22,2007  - Studios, Stargates, soldiers and stand-ups. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ttThursdays (NBC) tRemember that excitement about NBC allowi ...

TV & Games

Cable Ready

Posted // June 18,2007  - Columbia, Conchords, Chickens and Closers. The 4400, The Dead Zone ttSunday, June 17 (USA) tSeason Premieres: Jesus, er, Jordan Colli ...

TV & Games

Moral Bore

Posted // June 11,2007  - The new Dr. Laura is only a threat to itself. Let’s set things straight, excuse the pun: The September issue of the Pillar, Utah&# ...

TV & Games

Die, Robots, Die!

Posted // June 11,2007  - Comedy Central’s BattleBots and the American Way. Call me a bonehead (go ahead, everyone does), but I likes my cable TV. It ain’t an e ...

TV & Games

Videorama

Posted // June 11,2007  - New releases on home video and DVD for September. American Psycho (Lions Gate, R) The greatest history lesson on the ’80s ever! Finall ...

TV & Games

Saturday Night Lobotomy

Posted // June 11,2007  - The Cindy Margolis Show downloads a full-sensory beating. Ever heard the word “beating” used to describe an extremely negative experienc ...

TV & Games

Death Watch 2000

Posted // June 11,2007  - The fall TV season dead pool rides again! ... ...

 
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