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Arts & Entertainment - The Rapture

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Sep 6,2007 - It’s a party on television, better known as a music video. MC Flexx, known to his mother as Adrian Jefferson, is dressed in a white suit and carrying a cane. Friends with Jackson Five Afro wigs are all over the place on roller skates. Some are spinning—of...

Miscellaneous

Arts & Entertainment - W.i.g. Is the Word

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Sep 6,2007 - There’s nothing quite like reading a fiery letter from a magazine spurned. Just days after City Weekly ran a sidebar on women’s web sites, partner to a cover story on young feminists Twisted Sisters, Kathleen Gasperini put her hands to the...

Miscellaneous

Gateway Meets RDA

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Sep 6,2007 - If you want to know the landscape, listen to the people who live there. That was part of the message recently during a public hearing at City Hall concerning blight in the proposed Gateway Project area. If enough substandard conditions, better-known as...

Miscellaneous

Open For Business: Putting a Positive Spin On Pioneer Park

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Sep 6,2007 - Score one for drug dealers and their loyal customers: Three months after the removal of barricades along its north side, Pioneer Park has emerged once more as a drive-up shopping center for wild and crazy substances. Now for the good news: The drug activity...

Summer Guide

2002 Summer Guide: Wings and Things

If butterfly collecting evokes geeky images, maybe you don’t know what you’re missing.

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Of all the metaphors surrounding insect life, none has been plowed to death more than that of the butterfly. The caterpillar turns into a chrysalis which—blammo!—morphs into a butterfly. Exotic, enchanting and delicate, butterflies are the...

Summer Guide

2002 Summer Guide: Heaving Can Wait

Amusement parks have their virtues. But beware of the spin cycle, and attempts at reclaiming your childhood.

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Among all human physical activities, vomiting holds a curious place. Like using the bathroom or engaging in sex, it’s best done behind a closed door. If only we had a choice. Vomiting is all about being kept unawares. It locks arms with embarrassment...

Arts & Entertainment

As Salam Alaykum!

Local Muslims turn out for the Salt Lake American-Muslim Cultural Festival.

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Depending on whom you ask, Islam is the spiritual lifeblood of more than one-fifth of the world’s population, the greatest threat to Western civilization, a foundation upon which Western civilization was built or simply a public relations nightmare....

Arts & Entertainment

Harp On It

You could say the harp is Salt Lake City’s instrument of choice. Why is that?

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - If it’s a contest of origins you’re after, you could do a lot worse than choose the harp as a musical instrument of choice. Disregarding a tapping foot, or primal rhythms pounded onto taut animal skin, the harp, along with the flute, is probably...

Arts & Entertainment

Song of Service

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Unless you’re an ardent follower of the local composers’ scene, you’ve probably never heard of tunesmith Crawford Gates. But, depending on your charitable tendencies, you might have heard of Brother Joseph Dutton. It’s in the bright...
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