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Caged Rage

Pent-up Utah machismo meets its match in Mixed Martial Arts fighting.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Nov 28,2007 - In a typical Saturday night in downtown Salt Lake City, Robert Sandstrom makes his way into a huge room at Bliss nightclub. Rap music playing at ear ear-splitting decibels serves as the backdrop while Sandstrom walks behind a man wearing a T-shirt that...

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Sports | Crowd Control: Sports gets it right'why can’t music events master logistics?

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Nov 14,2007 - The recent Interpol concert at In the Venue on Oct. 15 drew attention in this publication, but not for how the band performed. The concert review was followed by letters to the editor focused on how poorly the event was run. I attended the show that night...

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Books | Eco Location: Two new books explore Utah’s connection to tangled environmental politics.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Oct 24,2007 - It sometimes can be difficult to understand why our government does things the way it does, or why we as a society are unable to address serious challenges in a productive manner. Many try to blame it on one bad influence: lobbyists, crooked politicians,...

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Kava, Not Java

Will this drink cost you your temple recommend?

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Sep 19,2007 - From the outside, the house in Salt Lake City’s west-side Glendale neighborhood looks like any other. It is a hot summer evening, and the front door is propped wide open. Inside, some 40 men sit cross-legged on small stools, facing east. The living...

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Declaration for Independents

Books: Beyond Amazon.com, local bookstores can define the soul of a city.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Aug 29,2007 - During a recent swing along the West Coast, I discovered the toughest part of meeting the locals: that moment when they would ask, “Where are you from?” If the questioner had never been to Utah, the answer “Salt Lake City” would...

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First Person Plural

Books: Doing the Works of Abraham provides a fascinating, definitive history of Mormon polygamy.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Aug 15,2007 - Throughout its history, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has pursued the seemingly opposing goals of staking out territory as “a peculiar people” with a unique theology while seeking mainstream acceptance. The most dramatic...

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Roller Derby: Wheels of Fury

Roller Derby is more than a sport. The Salt City Derby Girls have the bruises to prove it.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jul 11,2007 - You might be a schoolteacher by day or a lawyer or a stay-at-home mom. But there’s something about putting all that behind you in favor of a whole new persona ...

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Worth a Thousand Words

Two new books tell Utah stories through both words and images.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jul 6,2007 - While the written word and visual artistry are both perfectly capable of standing on their own, two recently released local books remind us how well the two forms of communication can complement each other.nnMy Kitchen Table: Sketches From My Life demonstrates...

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Black Elephant

When it comes to NBA players in Utah, race is still the unspoken big critter in the room.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jun 29,2007 - As the names of draft picks get read off at the NBA Draft in Madison Square Garden, some of the world’s top basketball players who haven’t heard their names called yet will start worrying about when they will be taken. But, as the picks begin...

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Dixie Check

Brave New West seeks a united vision for developing southern Utah.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jun 18,2007 - About 15 years ago, a lawyer who often did pro bono work for environmental groups said on the subject of setting aside wilderness lands'and the resulting impact on small-town economies in southern Utah'“If those guys can’t make a living down...
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