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Pros & Connors

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // May 27,2009 - MattS had this to say: "For anyone that reads the critic's review, and maybe feels that a lousy two-star rating makes this movie not worth seeing, let me tell you that this might be the best movie of the year."

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Sheriff Taylor Wouldn’t Do That

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // May 20,2009 - City Weekly’s May 7 “Courting Favor,” about a months-long police crackdown on Murray’s Huka Bar which netted only two alleged violations, caused some CityWeekly.net commenters to wonder if law-enforcement authorities have been somewhat overzealous:

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Bustin’ a Cap in Your Trade

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // May 13,2009 - Oh, that Rep. Jason Chaffetz! When he's not fretting over Washington, D.C.'s decision to "redefine" marriage, he's thinking up ways to redefine other words ...

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What’s in a Nickname

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // May 6,2009 - In response to City Weekly’s April 30 cover story “Gone Baby Gone,” online commenter disgusted1 wrote: “I can't believe you would report such patently one-sided garbage ..."

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Smackdown: Pedestrians vs. Skaters

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 29,2009 - An April 22 letter "Cite Offenders or Else" from the ever-ascerbic Douglas Cotant ("I am damned sick and tired of skateboarders going past me on the sidewalk," he wrote) generated an equal measure of disdain and sympathy...

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Bread and Balance

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 22,2009 - Be that as it may, commenter Mala replied that the pita comment was "distinguishing between the old Bosnian women and the Americanized Bosnian women such as Aida and most of her peers. Of course, many Greek, Turkish and Arabic women can stretch the dough."

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An Oz-some Show

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 15,2009 - On the other hand, most musical theater audiences couldn't care less about philosophy--they just show up to see the singy, dancy people and tap their toes to the music ...

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Pastrami Burgers Are Sacrosanct

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 8,2009 - The love you take is equal to the love you make--so it's no wonder that, after City Weekly's annual orgy of sharing and caring (i.e. the Best of Utah issue) went online, the comments board has become a veritable lovefest ...

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Take It, Ble-otch!

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Apr 1,2009 - Rant Control is surprised that the March 26 wire story “The Bleach & the Bees” about organic products generated as much message-board contention as it did. Reader “chameleon&

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SROs, Zombies and Humanity

By Brandon Burt
POSTED // Mar 25,2009 - Ted McDonough’s March 19 story about the plight of Salt Lake City’s single-room occupancy hotels “Gimme Shelter” prompted “BarryPortugal” to speak his mind about what he thinks makes Salt Lake City suck so thoroughly ...
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