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5 Spot

Cat Litter From Coal Ash

Posted // April 17,2014  - Local chemist Jessica McKelvie finds purr-fect solution A Westminster grad and a cat owner, Jessica McKelvie is also a process chemist for local c ...

5 Spot

Ryan Nicodemus: Living as a minimalist

Posted // April 9,2014  - Living a simpler life can expose what's truly important Ryan Nicodemus, along with childhood friend Joshua Millburn, are known by followers as The ...

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Rinda Ungricht & Laurie-Lynn Macdonald of SLC Groove

Posted // April 2,2014  - Creating Dance Moves That Fit Everyone's Style Anyone who’s struggled to keep up during complicated Zumba routines or avoided dance ...

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Brandon Gibson of the U's Competitive-Gaming Team

Posted // March 26,2014  - Not your stereotypical nerd gamers Video games are long past the nerds-in-the-basement stereotypes, and as gamers become more ...

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Shar Sweeney: The 11th Hour Program

Posted // March 20,2014  - Supporting patients in their final moments of life Shar Sweeney helped form the nationally recognized 11th Hour Program, which trains volunte ...

5 Spot

Fraser Nelson of Love UT, Give UT

Posted // March 12,2014  - Everybody wins when nonprofits compete for new donors When you think of nonprofits, you might think of gentle, soft-spoken folks working togethe ...

5 Spot

Ty Markham of the Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance

Posted // March 5,2014  - LDS people should step up to rally for our Earth's protection Longtime nature-lover Ty Markham converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai ...

5 Spot

Andrea Malouf of the Community Writing Center

Posted // February 26,2014  - CWC helps community members find their writing voice The Community Writing Center is a cozy little building in Library Square filled with books ...

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Ericka Clay, founder of Tipsy Lit

Posted // February 19,2014  - Pairing up two great hobbies: reading and drinking Ericka Clay wears many hats, both in her everyday life and the blogosphere: author, mother ...

5 Spot

Celebrating Thorrablót with the Icelandic Association of Utah

Posted // February 12,2014  - Tyler Shepherd preserves Icelandic culture locally Tyler Shepherd is the youngest Icelandic Association of Utah boardmember. He served an LDS ...

Ask a Mexican

Uptight Gringo Ladies

Posted // November 7,2011  - Also: Why the bedsheet dresses? What I want to know is how come Mexican women are so comfortable with their bodies? What m ...

Ask a Mexican

B to the W to the S-Words

Posted // November 1,2011  -   The three anti-Mexi slurs you used are so 1950s—the only people who use those words ...

Ask a Mexican

Conquests & 9/11

Posted // October 24,2011  - Also: Is 'Mexican' Offensive? Dear Mexican: There’s something I’m concerned about, or bothered by. I was bor ...

Ask a Mexican

Gardeners With Benefits

Posted // October 17,2011  - Also: Soccer goats? I’ve seen Hot Gardener once since I first wrote you, and HG made it clear he still w ...

Ask a Mexican

Mexis & Metallurgy

Posted // October 10,2011  - Also: "Illegal" is an English word What's up with all the elaborate wrought-iron fences in the Mexican parts of town? ...

Ask a Mexican

Tu or Usted?

Posted // October 3,2011  - Also: Not all Gringos alike Dear Mexican: I learned Spanish in school as a teen. Then, it seems, because I was young, ...

Ask a Mexican

Latinos of Los Angeles

Posted // September 26,2011  - Also:Chicano movement Dear Mexican: I hear that at the last Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hearing abou ...

Ask a Mexican

Smokin' Local

Posted // September 19,2011  - Also: Who covers Latino issues? Dear Mexican: I am a half-breed, as they say (Mexican father, Anglo mother), and recently ...

Ask a Mexican

Lazy Puerto Rican or Mexican?

Posted // September 14,2011  - Also: Pigs for winter Dear Mexican: I live in upstate New York, and while we have a relatively small Mexican pop ...

Ask a Mexican

Men Waiting For Work

Posted // September 5,2011  - Also: What's authentic Mexican music? Every single day between the hours of 5 a.m. and 12 p.m., there are at least one hundred M ...

Comic Strips

The K Khronicles: Oklahoma Fetus Viewings

Posted // May 21,2010  -   Back to the Comic Strips page ...

Comic Strips

This Modern World: World Where Glenn Beck is a Sane Person

Posted // May 21,2010  -   Back to the Comic Strips page ...

Comic Strips

Mueller: Tarzan the Banker

Posted // May 21,2010  -   Back to the Comic Strips page ...

Comic Strips

Red Meat: Salivary Hot Plate Ballet

Posted // May 20,2010  -  

Deep End

The Dog in Winter

Posted // December 18,2013  - For some, December is the cruelest month. I can’t say that I necessarily hate December, but it’s certainly not the happy ...

Deep End

The Cool Factor

Posted // December 11,2013  - Anything Pope Francis can do, Utahns can do better My colleagues in the Ministry of Truth down at Temple Square were having a collective fit ...

Deep End

Road Rage

Posted // December 4,2013  - Cyclists pay more attention to spandex than street signs If there were a more universally despised segment of the citizenry than cyclists in spande ...

Deep End

Schmuck it Up

Posted // November 27,2013  - Swallow missed the chance for an image makeover A leopard can’t change its spots, and John Swallow can’t stop being a schmuck. ...

Deep End

Dead Ball

Posted // November 20,2013  - 2013 heralds beginning of football’s end With all the recent controversies surrounding football—concussions, injuries, drugs, ...

Deep End

Nephite Fight

Posted // November 13,2013  - Campaign tell-all reveals LDS candidates' quirks. New Book: Aides Dissed Huntsman as “Lazy, Whiny Wuss.” —Headline in The ...

Deep End

Lost Cause

Posted // November 6,2013  - Utah's AG tries to find "missing" e-mails Where is the man with the double hearing aids now that John Swallow really needs him? You ...

Deep End

Like a Falling Stone

Posted // October 30,2013  - Safety at Goblin Valley in hands of two lunkheads Dave Hall and Glenn Taylor, those madcap Boy Scout leaders, aka the Hoodoo Hoons, have bee ...

Deep End

Law & Order: LDS Unit

Posted // October 23,2013  - Mormon twist in standard tale of murder and sex. You know you’ve got a great murder trial when the defense attorney asks a witness if ...

Deep End

Power Failure

Posted // October 16,2013  - One of the Three Nephites explains why LDS women don't have the priesthood If you happened to watch any of the news coverage last week of Mormon women trying to cras ...

Editorial

958 Words

Posted // April 9,2014  -   Am I having sex as often as I should be? No one escapes the bedevilment of that question ...

Editorial

Ask Not

Posted // April 3,2014  - Questions Posed to the LDS Church Get Conflicting Answers On April 5, members of Ordain Women will again request tickets to the LDS Priesthood sessi ...

Editorial

Pickle-Ball Progress

Posted // March 19,2014  - The sport whose time has (almost) come A couple of years ago, I called the Sports Mall in Murray. “Do you have Pickle-Ball ...

Editorial

Let Her Go

Posted // March 5,2014  - Interpretations can be justified On Feb. 17, a Mormon grandmother went viral—and became something of a laughingstock& ...

Editorial

Dear Mormonism

Posted // February 26,2014  - Thank you for how you changed my life enough that I could say goodbye to you How are you? It’s been a while. The Internet tells me you are doing well, building n ...

Editorial

Litter Bugs

Posted // February 19,2014  - A little trash pickup goes a long way Oscar may love trash, but I don’t. And neither does Jeff Kirschner. Actually, it is ...

Editorial

Mine Eyes Have Seen

Posted // February 12,2014  -   My grandmother can taste the past, having heard firsthand accounts of our family’s M ...

Editorial

Jazz Man

Posted // February 5,2014  - 25 years of the "Magical" Jazz Vespers In 1987, when Tom Goldsmith came to Salt Lake City to be the minister of the First Unitari ...

Editorial

Class Act

Posted // January 22,2014  - You Can't Please Every Student A few weeks ago, I accidentally found out a few of my students really hate my class. (I di ...

Editorial

In the Balance

Posted // January 8,2014  - Working parents shouldn't have to choose between career and family I bring my daughter to work. She attends the on-site daycare where I teach, and I’ve ...

Free Will Astrology

April 11-17: Freedom Flow

Posted // April 11,2014  - Connect yourself, Aries Freedom is the most important kind of joy you can seek right now. It’s also the most ...

Free Will Astrology

April 4-10: Like Attracts Like

Posted // April 4,2014  - Tap into your power spot, Aries In his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera says that the brain has &ldq ...

Free Will Astrology

March 28-April 3: April Fool!

Posted // March 28,2014  - Try Zex instead of sex, Aries I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” ...

Free Will Astrology

March 21-27: Clear Away the Weeds

Posted // March 21,2014  - Give your seeds a good start, Aries “When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if ...

Free Will Astrology

March 14-20: Original Eruption

Posted // March 14,2014  - You may experience growing pains, Pisces Do you remember being in your mother’s womb? Probably not. But here’s what I k ...

Free Will Astrology

March 7-13: Man of Mystery

Posted // March 7,2014  - Add an innovative element to your identity, Pisces In the 1997 film Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, the lead character announces ...

Free Will Astrology

Feb. 28-March 6: Shouts of Joy

Posted // February 28,2014  - Make room in your heart for the dazzle, Pisces Avery, a character in Anne Michaels’ novel The Winter Vault, has a unique way of see ...

Free Will Astrology

Feb. 21-27: Pretend & Become

Posted // February 21,2014  - Pretend to be the person you would like to turn into, Pisces From 2010 to 2012, Eric Garcetti worked as an actor on the TV cop shows The Closer and its ...

Free Will Astrology

Feb. 14-20: Valentine's Day 2.0

Posted // February 14,2014  - Mock sappy, sentimental expressions of romance, Aquarius Do you feel oppressed by Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re single and reject the c ...

Free Will Astrology

Feb. 7-13: Whimsical Notions

Posted // February 7,2014  - Come up with a fine new addition to your world, Aquarius Back in 2002, three young men launched YouTube, in part motivated by a banal desire. They ...

Guest Editorial

Broken Bridge

Posted // June 6,2012  - Empty words from gay support group Gay marriage remains controversial. So, Dear Reader, let’s start instead with some o ...

Guest Editorial

Right of Way

Posted // November 23,2011  - Eviction of Occupy SLC is a loss for community I thought I knew what community was. If I’m midway through a cookie recipe and I nee ...

News Quirks

E-Hazards

Posted // April 14,2014  -   Curses, Foiled AgainYafait Tadesse went to prison for stealing names and Social Security n ...

News Quirks

Next Year, Try Evian

Posted // April 7,2014  -   Potable water is cleaner and more comfortable for snowboarders and skiers ...

News Quirks

Child's Play

Posted // March 28,2014  -   The driver of a car that got stuck in a ditch in Vestoppland, Norway, told a passing snowp ...

News Quirks

Going George Costanza One Better

Posted // March 24,2014  -   Robert McKevitt, 27, deposited $1 in a vending machine at his warehouse job in Milford, Io ...

News Quirks

Litterbuggery

Posted // March 17,2014  -   Hoping to reduce the estimated 50 tons of litter left by people climbing Mount Everest, Ne ...

News Quirks

Toy Hero

Posted // March 10,2014  -   An action figure of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. ...

News Quirks

Unclear on the Concept

Posted // March 3,2014  -   Authorities in Mount Vernon, Ill., charged Sammy Kehrer, 47, with stabbing a 37-year-old m ...

News Quirks

Slightest Provocation

Posted // February 24,2014  -   HSBC bank has imposed restrictions on large cash withdrawals by some of its British custom ...

News Quirks

Mistaken Identity

Posted // February 17,2014  -   Is the FBI national security or law enforcement? ...

News Quirks

Do As I Do, Not Etc.

Posted // February 10,2014  -   Scotlands idea of a senior planning officer with a FOCUS on alcohol ...

Nice Tats

June 3: Hayley McDaniel

Posted // June 8,2011  -   "It reminds me of the person I strive to be." —Hayley McDanielSalt Lake ...

Nice Tats

May 27, 2011: Tyler Brawley

Posted // May 27,2011  -   A reminder to live life and not hide from it. ...

Nice Tats

May 20, 2011: Andrew Jueidi

Posted // May 23,2011  -   "My dad has a lion on his arm so I decided it would be a good idea." ...

Nice Tats

May 13, 2011: Melissa Kipp

Posted // May 13,2011  -   Last May, I was hit by a car on my scooter and almost lost my life. This is my reminder th ...

Nice Tats

May 6, 2011: Charity Duncan

Posted // May 6,2011  -   I feel my Cancerian zodiac fits me well, but I didn’t want an obvious sideways 69 on ...

Nice Tats

April 29, 2011: Ciera Sims

Posted // April 29,2011  -   "I love bees!" ...

Nice Tats

April 22, 2011: Carol Lyon

Posted // April 22,2011  -   "I’ve always loved this Time Life picture." ...

Nice Tats

April 15, 2011: Amber Ann Bailey

Posted // April 15,2011  -   "Because occasionally my girlfriends like to kiss dudes." ...

Nice Tats

April 8, 2011: Jaimee Fleischman

Posted // April 8,2011  -   The anchor is becoming strong and stable and the roses represent love, purity, gratitude a ...

Nice Tats

April 1, 2011: Misty Mulkey

Posted // April 1,2011  -   Last year we lost 16 family and friends. This was for all of them. ...

Private Eye

Newspaper Rap

Posted // April 16,2014  - SLC's two local dailies are more anemic than ever For the second time in less than a week, my morning newspaper has landed in near-perfect p ...

Private Eye

Best of You-tah

Posted // March 26,2014  - Our giant 25th Best of Utah issue proves that print is not dead I’m told this is our 25th year of publishing Best of Utah, but who knows? Could be. ...

Private Eye

Carlos Saragosa

Posted // March 12,2014  - Utah's Legislature is akin to cockfighting It used to be that my favorite time of year for this newspaper—not for me personally ...

Private Eye

Governor Becky

Posted // January 29,2014  - Saltas & Lockhart see eye-to-eye over the Zion Curtain Well, I’ll be!! If there’s a surer sign that one should never judge a cover by ...

Private Eye

Common Clay

Posted // January 15,2014  - What does Utah—and love—mean to you? This sure is an interesting time to be breathing our severely polluted air, isn’t it ...

Private Eye

Gosh, Romney

Posted // December 4,2013  - Too bad smartphones weren't around a few decades ago It’s just my luck to be an old fogey in the dawn of the social-media age. I have a s ...

Private Eye

Chaos Theory

Posted // November 27,2013  - Peterson, Swallow, Kennedy and the Beatles One of the best reasons to run a newspaper is that you, on occasion, get to rewrite histor ...

Private Eye

Comment Bored

Posted // November 6,2013  - What's the real story behind the Trib's layoffs and JOA change? On any given Sunday, a story about the University of Utah football team will generate hund ...

Private Eye

Clowns Aplenty

Posted // October 16,2013  - Washington phonies pretend they're saving America, but they're destroying it When it comes to understanding the ongoing federal government shutdown and impending failu ...

Private Eye

Something's Rotten

Posted // October 2,2013  - Lawmakers are in it only for themselves—and it's all thanks to us By a slight majority, most Americans are not in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Wh ...

The Ocho

Cosplay This

Posted // April 16,2014  - Eight not-yet-spoken-for cosplay costume ideas for Salt Lake Comic Con's Fan Xperience Eight not-yet-spoken-for cosplay costume ideas for Salt Lake Comic Con’s Fan Xperien ...

The Ocho

Utah ... Man?

Posted // April 9,2014  - 8 proposed "inclusive" lyric changes to the University of Utah's fight song Eight proposed “inclusive” lyric changes to the University of Utah’s fi ...

The Ocho

Stop the Pop

Posted // April 2,2014  - 8 soon-to-be-discontinued sodas Eight soon-to-be-discontinued sodas thanks to America’s soft-drink slump ...

The Ocho

Best of Utah Leftovers 2014

Posted // March 26,2014  - 8 Best of Utah 2014 categories you can still vote on Eight Best of Utah 2014 categories you can still vote on—now! ...

The Ocho

Radio No-Go

Posted // March 19,2014  - 8 potential replacements for your favorite morning radio show Eight potential replacements for your favorite morning radio show ...

The Ocho

Fake Patrick's Day

Posted // March 12,2014  - 8 signs that your St. Patrick's Day destination bar may not be authentically Irish Eight signs that your St. Patrick’s Day destination bar may not be authentically ...

The Ocho

Daylight Sucking Time

Posted // March 5,2014  - 8 little-known facts about Daylight Saving Time Eight little-known facts about Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday, March 9: ...

The Ocho

Oscars 2014: You Know, That One Guy

Posted // February 26,2014  - 8 2014 Academy Awards references for the attention-span-challenged 5. Gravity: Miss Congeniality is lost in space with Fantastic Mr. Fox. ...

The Ocho

Beer is So Gay

Posted // February 19,2014  - 8 other names considered for Wasatch Brewery’s "gay" beer, Live and Let Live Eight other names considered for Wasatch Brewery’s “gay” beer, Live and ...

The Ocho

V-Day Don'ts

Posted // February 12,2014  - 8 "romantic" Valentine's Day destinations to avoid Eight “romantic” Valentine’s Day destinations to avoid ...

The Straight Dope

Waste Not

Posted // April 14,2014  - Is our federal government spending tax money efficiently? I need a good answer for a question from a politically conservative friend. When I pointed ...

The Straight Dope

Kitty Shack

Posted // April 7,2014  - Did Isaac Newton invent the cat door? I was just watching Animal Planet and they said in one of their Fun Facts that Isaac Newto ...

The Straight Dope

Germ Freeze

Posted // March 31,2014  - Is there life beneath the ice caps? Years ago I sent you a question about the possibility of global warming uncovering nasty t ...

The Straight Dope

Mental Hype

Posted // March 24,2014  - What's with the marketing of Autism? Autism has gone from being a mental disorder to an absolute fad. NASCAR has run races name ...

The Straight Dope

EnerG-Spot

Posted // March 17,2014  - How much power does an orgasm produce? How much power does a typical orgasm produce? Could a man or woman possibly power their Ch ...

The Straight Dope

Nuke It

Posted // March 3,2014  - Is microwaving food dangerous? I work at the deli counter at a natural-foods store and recently one of my customers chide ...

The Straight Dope

Mao's Maidens

Posted // February 24,2014  - Was Chairman Mao a pedophile? In a Tom Clancy novel, I came across the repeated assertion that Chairman Mao was a pedoph ...

The Straight Dope

Nip Slip

Posted // February 17,2014  - Why do men have nipples? Why is it that exposure of the female areola and/or nipples is considered pornographic whi ...

The Straight Dope

Tumorous

Posted // February 10,2014  - Would a transplanted cancerous tumor thrive? If a cancerous tumor were cut out of someone, and said tumor was placed in someone else&rs ...

The Straight Dope

Sub Zero

Posted // February 3,2014  - What does zero mean on the Fahrenheit scale? I came across your column on what zero means on the Fahrenheit scale. You blew it. You sai ...

 
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