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Books | Edifice Complex: Salt Lake City: Then and Now profiles a city through what we’ve built, and torn down

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jun 25,2008 - The history of Salt Lake City can basically be boiled down to this: The Mormons showed up and started building a town. Other types of people showed up and contributed to the mix. There were struggles and tough times along the way, but the capital city...

Sports

Sports | Kickin’ It Old School: Adult kickball leagues relive the days of recess'only with beer

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jun 18,2008 - The remarkable growth of the Utah Capital Division of the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) is pretty easy to explain according to league president Beau Brosius: “It’s like having recess and then having beers. That’s the whole...

Sports

Sports Radio | Number Cruncher: David Locke brings a new statistical spin to sports-talk radio

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // May 21,2008 - David Locke is trying to bring some new thinking to an old genre—and it’s not an easy job. As a sports-talk radio host on Utah Jazz flagship station KFNZ 1320 AM, he’s trying to introduce Jazz fans to a whole different way of looking...

Books

Books | Faith-Based Initiative: The Mormon Way of Doing Business cheerleads for financially successful Saints

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Apr 23,2008 - The problem with Jeff Benedict’s The Mormon Way of Doing Business becomes apparent in the first four words of the book when he writes, “I am a Mormon.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that—except when you’re purporting...

Sports

Sports | March-ing Orders: You, too, can win your NCAA tournament pool'because nobody really knows anything

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Mar 12,2008 - March Madness will be unleashed upon workplaces on Monday, March 17, as employees arrive to find a copy of the 65-team bracket for the men’s NCAA basketball tournament on their desks or in their mailboxes. Entering the NCAA office pool is one of...

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Sports | Hoop Visions: Two decades ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley saw the Jazz as a means to LDS mainstreaming

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Feb 20,2008 - Amid all the recollections earlier this month during what came to be known in the local media as the “Passing of a Prophet”—as if he were some sort of kidney stone—one story of Gordon B. Hinckley stood out in terms of the impact...

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Sports | Title Nein: Do women spectators prefer female athletes who act like … well, girls?

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jan 23,2008 - The most popular athletes at the University of Utah during the winter aren’t the usual suspects: very large men who can move their implausibly large bodies impossibly fast while being televised. No, the competitors who draw the biggest crowds to...

Arts & Entertainment

Books | Inside Out: Two new biographies explore bringing Utah to the rest of the world

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Dec 26,2007 - What goes on behind the Zion Curtain can often be difficult to explain to outsiders. However, what happens in Utah doesn’t have to stay in Utah, thanks to those who are able to translate the unique atmosphere of this pretty, great state to the rest...

Arts & Entertainment

Sports | Flash in the Pan: Is there a market for more professional basketball in Utah?

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Dec 12,2007 - Just how much of a “basketball jones” do local hoops fans have? We’ll find out this winter when, in addition to the usual menu of one NBA franchise and three NCAA Division I programs in the relatively short distance between Salt Lake...

Arts & Entertainment

Books | Saints Preserve Us: LDS-centric publishers can produce tales with a broader appeal

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Dec 5,2007 - Utah is home to publishers catering to readers from the state’s dominant religion, regularly putting out titles such as Ready Resources for Relief Society or Scripture Chase Sudoku. While such works may not appeal to the un-Sainted or the merely...
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