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Comics | Stop the Presses: Comic-book companies struggle with meeting monthly deadlines vs. maintaining quality

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Aug 13,2008 - Despite the media obsession with movies and television shows at last month’s San Diego ComicCon, a few people still attended for the comic-book side of the show. Both Marvel and DC hosted multiple panels to give fans insight into what they can expect...

Music Articles

Music | Take It Back: Salt Lake City’s Reviver chart a new course of action

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jul 16,2008 - In George Orwell’s 1984, “versificator” was a machine that produced literature, film, newspapers and music. The primary goal: to provide something creative for the masses, so that no one ever actually engaged in creative thought. Reviver—one...

Comics

Comics | World of Noir Craft: Criminal revives hard-boiled pulp of decades past

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // May 28,2008 - Old pulp stories and film noir are two of my favorite forms of entertainment. Each time I end up at a yard sale, an antique shop or a thrift store, I find myself combing the aisles in hope of finding another paperback gem for my collection. Ed Brubaker...

CD Reviews

Music | Local CD Revue: Ascend Ample Fire Within

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // May 21,2008 - Local guitar god Gentry Densley has been a staple of the Salt Lake City indie/hardcore scene for nearly 20 years and has never ceased to amaze. Playing guitar for the likes of the legendary Iceburn, Form of Rocket and, more recently, Eagle Twin, he continues...

Comics

Comics | War of the Blockbusters: Comics’ Big Two publishers square off with universe-redefining series

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Apr 30,2008 - Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Summer Showdown! Just as movie theaters are gearing up for blockbusters, comic shops everywhere are preparing for the Big Two publishers—Marvel and DC—to go head-to-head with huge, status quo-changing...

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Comics | XX Rated: Y: The Last Man: One man plus a world of women equals one gripping finale

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Mar 5,2008 - Sometimes the concept for a story is so simple and obvious that it’s a wonder no one has thought of it before. That’s the exact mindset that collectively popped up five years ago when Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra unveiled Y: The Last Man....

Music Articles

Music | New York hardcore legends Earth Crisis pick up where they left off

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Mar 5,2008 - In 2001, in their hometown of Syracuse, N.Y., reigning hardcore kings Earth Crisis took the stage for the last time. They had been together for more than a decade, released 10 albums and helped usher in a new era of hardcore that would last long after...

Music Awards

SLAMMys 2008 | DIY Route: Tour on your own dime and your own time

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Feb 13,2008 - << Back to SLAMMYS page Being part of a touring band is a double-edged sword; it’s some of the most fun you’ll ever have, but it can also be the most stressful thing you’ll ever do. There are a lot of factors that can make or...

Comics

Comics | Forward Thinking: A look at what’s in store in the comics world in 2008

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Jan 30,2008 - With 2007 and all the “best of the year” columns left safely in the past, it’s time to look ahead and see what kind of great stories will be told throughout the comics community this coming year. The hype machine has already been set...

Arts & Entertainment

Comics | World’s Finest: A look at the best in comics from 2007

By Trevor Hale
POSTED // Dec 26,2007 - Another year in comics has come and gone. The Civil War ended, the Countdown began and the Internet trolls always had something to complain about. But all in all, it was a good year for comics. Here are a few of the highlights. Best Writer: Ed Brubaker....
 
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