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The Way It Is

Local Talk From Local People

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 22,2007 - On a recent visit to Antelope Island, I saw people swimming in the Great Salt Lake like it was the Pacific Ocean. Tourists were floating on their backs in the water, lollygagging in the sun. City Weekly asked Web developer Robert Conner if he had ever...

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Too Taxing?

Salt Lake County slaps Hollywood Video with a late fee.

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - It’s not unusual to rack up hefty late charges for failing to return a rented DVD of The Sopranos or Six Feet Under on time. But what happens when your local video store is late—on paying its taxes? As of July 1, Hollywood Video’s 20...

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The Way It Is

Local Talk From Local People

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 20,2007 - The newest Harry Potter book is hitting the shelves of local bookstores, oh, oh my. And thousands of little kiddies are rushing the counters for their very own copy. But is reading good, period? Are any books in the hands of our children better than none?...

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The Bare Truth

News: Empty lots and vacant storefronts'and there’s nothing the city can do.

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 8,2007 - In 1900, when Salt Lake City’s population was just over 50,000, downtown thoroughfares State and Main streets were lined with shops. Horse-drawn carriages and crowds filled the wide sidewalks of a bustling city center. Today, the city has a population...

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The Way It Is

Octopuses from outer space

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 8,2007 - If an alien race of levitating flesh-eating octopuses invaded Earth from outer space and commenced devouring every man, women and child, what group of people would last the longest and why? This question was put to Tanya Krimgold, an English student at...

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The Way It Is

Local Talk From Local People

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 6,2007 - Imagine a future in which the United States of America is no longer a unified nation. Each region has broken away in independence. On the West Coast, the Republic of the Pacific; in the South, Dixie rises once again; and, up north, Canada has annexed...

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Let Us Spray

All over the sprawling Salt Lake suburbs, the writing’s on the wall(s).

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Aug 6,2007 - n n n Know Your Graf Lingo Bomb: to paint or write graffiti Tag: the name of a writer—i.e., what do you tag? Buff: to be buffed out or painted over Toy: a young and bad writer...

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Cop Out

Saxton attacks “honesty, integrity” of police board investigator, but won’t cite her sources

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Jul 31,2007 - Salt Lake City Councilwoman Nancy Saxton is on the warpath. And she is swinging her ax at the head of the city’s Police Civilian Review Board (CRB), the body that oversees police misconduct. She says the CRB is broken because of its independent...

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The Way It Is

Your last day on Earth, with a paralegal

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Jul 11,2007 - There is a comet roaring toward the Earth and the news anchor predicts it will smack into our planet and destroy life as we know it. We have one day to live. Chaos ensues; mass suicides, mass orgies and all forms of strange behavior turn the human race...

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The Way It Is

By Jonah Owen Lamb
POSTED // Jul 6,2007 - Science fiction gets a bad rap. It’s escapist, it’s not serious or it’s just crap, some say. But for others, it’s one of the only genres where difficult and often-ignored subjects like technology’s impact on humankind and...
 
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