City Weekly - Cover Story <![CDATA[Culture Clash]]> By Stephen Dark

On March 11, 1999, as Haji Rahimi and five members of his Afghan family listened to BBC News on the radio in the living room of their house in Peshawar, Pakistan, five armed masked men burst in. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hollywood Vengeance]]> By Justin Higginbottom

It’s November 2013, and the unreleased local film Vengeance has just been shown to a City Weekly reporter at a special 9 a.m. screening. It was the first-ever screening for media, according to the film’s director, ]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Utah Legislative Recap]]> By Eric S. Peterson & Colby Frazier

Every bill rides a train up the Hill toward passage into law. It’s a tough track to ride, as they chug through committees, the House and the Senate, picking up amendments, public ridicule and substitute drafts along the way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Behind the Badge ]]> By Stephen Dark

On Jan. 11, 2011, two senior investigators from the Salt Lake County District Attorney knocked on the door of a house in Draper. They had been assigned by District Attorney Sim Gill to arrest Cottonwood Heights patrol officer Beau Babka. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Game of UDOT ]]> By Eric S. Peterson

For being so vital to the Beehive State, the Utah Department of Transportation is an agency that’s largely invisible to Utahns. UDOT is, after all, everywhere and nowhere at once, as anonymous as the 6,000 miles]]>
<![CDATA[Multiplicity]]> By Carolyn Campbell

For five years in the early ’90s, I lived two houses down from Tom Lippert, the now-deceased fertility-clinic worker known these days for switching out his sperm and fathering one (or many) children. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Ties That Bind]]> By Stephen Speckman

Images of an earthquake-ravaged Haiti have faded from the collective world conscience these days, replaced by occasional photos of horrific poverty and desperate living conditions, seen firsthand by the non-governmental]]>
<![CDATA[Lots for Tots ]]> By Colby Frazier

From Interstate 70 near Green River, the Book Cliffs are not showy: gray, dusty and forbidding, the rocky mass seems noteworthy only for its harshness juxtaposed against a naked blue sky. Proceed past this fa├žade, however, ]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Legislative Preview: Utah Twilight Zone ]]> By Eric S. Peterson & Colby Frazier

You unlock this door with the key of the imagination of a City Weekly reader. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension where alcohol flows freely, a dimension where church and state are separate, ]]>
<![CDATA[Love.]]> By Eric S. Peterson

In the moments after federal Judge Robert Shelby struck down Utah’s law barring same-sex marriage Dec. 20, the reaction was explosive. ]]>
<![CDATA[Rape in Utah]]> By Stephen Dark

In the early hours of Feb. 5, 2012, a group of young women found Jessica Ripley curled up on the ground in the parking garage of the Shilo Inn in downtown Salt Lake City. ]]>
<![CDATA[Utah 2013: The Year-End Quiz]]> By Bill Frost

Adding to an already cold, wet and miserable January, northern Utah was hit with several “upside-down” snowstorms, which means ... ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014]]> By City Weekly Staff

Maybe 2013 has been your best year ever, and you want to give it a fitting celebratory send-off. Or perhaps you’re so happy to see 2013 go, you hope the door hits it in the ass on the way out.]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014: EVE SLC]]> By Scott Renshaw

Five years may be too early for an event to be considered an “institution.” But it’s long enough for EVE Salt Lake City to be established as Salt Lake City’s showcase blowout for ringing in the new year. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014: The Bubble Bureau]]> By Ted Scheffler

For many people, sparkling wine is something rarely partaken of—usually just at weddings and on New Year’s Eve. For others, myself included, bubbly is a beverage jones to indulge often. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014: Call it a Night]]> By Colin Wolf

Plenty of spots will be rolling out the red carpet this year, and choosing where best to pop the bubby can be a tough choice. The following rundown includes some of the finest all-inclusive shindigs Utah has to offer—from salsa lessons to cowboy balls. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014: Ring in the Music]]> By Kolbie Stonehocker

Think about it: The concert you see on New Year’s Eve will be the final concert you see in 2013. Wouldn’t you want to see your 2013 concert résumé go out with a bang? ]]>
<![CDATA[New Year's Eve 2014: Bar Blitz]]> By City Weekly Staff

Drinking at home while you watch the ball drop has its pleasures, sure, but for those who never say no to going out, there’s a bar party with your name on it. ]]>
<![CDATA[David Fetzer's Last Act]]> By Betsy Ross

At 7 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2012, I walked downstairs in my usual morning daze to feed our cat, Hussy. Turning to go back upstairs, I saw that my son David, visiting for the holidays, had fallen asleep at h]]>
<![CDATA[Crazy Pills ]]> By Eric S. Peterson

At an October charity walk in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park, a cheerful woman is stopping passersby to tell them something miraculous: “It’s for schizophrenia, it’s for bipolar]]>