City Weekly - Gift Guide <![CDATA[Gift Guide 2013]]> By Rachel Piper

You did it. You waited in line, you threw elbows and you got that 55-inch TV for just $100. Well ... now what? If you’re feeling a little ... empty, you’re not alone. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Guide 2012]]> By Rachel Piper

We spend a few minutes on Thanksgiving remembering what we’re thankful for. But the next day (or maybe even that night), all many can think about is what they want give and receive for Christmas. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Guide 2011]]> By Rachel Piper

You’re a socially conscious, progressive-thinking human being. Your friends are all occupying. You’ve transferred your hard-earned dough from a national bank to a local credit union. But now it’s the holiday season, and people expect gifts and holiday cheer. How can you put smiles on the faces of friends and family without also putting money in the pockets of evil corporations?]]>
<![CDATA[2010 Gift Guide]]> By Rachel Piper

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–to buy local. If you haven’t jumped on the “buy local” sleigh yet, what are you waiting for? Buying from local businesses supports the local economy...]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Guide 2009]]> By City Weekly Staff

This holiday season, the rotten economy and flu fears have oddly conspired to make the World of Wasatch a better place ...]]>
<![CDATA[The Gift of Survival]]> By City Weekly Staff

It’s been a hell of a year. Some say 2009 braved the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. And it still doesn’t feel like Christmas, does it? Even though some say the rece]]>
<![CDATA[How to Grow a Garden]]> By Scott Renshaw

The old maxim goes that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. And you know that the sentiment applies to the Earth’s bounty as well]]>
<![CDATA[How to Race]]> By Ted Scheffler

Got somebody on your holiday gift list with a need for speed? Miller Motorsports Park has everything necessary to give the gift of … thrills. For anyone who ever dreamed of racing cars, motorcy]]>
<![CDATA[How to Build a Gingerbread House]]> By Jamie Gadette

The last time I constructed a gingerbread house, my dog polished it off, right down to the box that housed its pre-fab walls. Twenty years later, I re-embraced the holiday spirit and ventured forth to]]>
<![CDATA[How to Arrange Holiday Flowers]]> By Stephen Dark

When I was a journalist in England, I became unlikely friends with a one-time high-flying, then disgraced financial public relations guru called John Addey. He had a passion for vases of cut flowers t]]>
<![CDATA[How to Brew Your Own Beer]]> By Eric S. Peterson

If the recession is taking a bite out of your beer budget, now may be the time to unleash your inner hopped-up mad scientist and start home brewing. If the chemistry of brewing seems intimidating, fea]]>
<![CDATA[How to Pick Mushrooms]]> By Jesse Fruhwirth

My curiosity about mushrooms blossomed when a giant, pristine specimen popped up under the canopy of pumpkin leaves in my garden. Tempted by the gift, I checked the Internet to sleuth whether this to]]>
<![CDATA[How to Hunt & Kill a Wild Turkey]]> By Josh Loftin

Whether given to friends or family, a holiday dinner makes a great gift. It provides a leisurely time with (ideally) great company gathered around food that should go beyond boxed stuffing, powdered m]]>
<![CDATA[How to Intonate a Guitar]]> By Bill Frost

As in a real, honest-to-Jimi electric guitar—not a Guitar Hero controller, kiddies. Setting the intonation on an electric guitar (making it play in tune at every point along the neck) is a simpl]]>
<![CDATA[Shop Girl]]> By Christa Zaro

From New York City to Los Angeles, Bangkok to Cannes, I’ve been around the world participating in my favorite sport: shopping. And when I come home, I can still indulge in unfettered retail ther]]>
<![CDATA[Let Them Eat Fruitcake]]> By Francis Fecteau

Being a creature of impulse with little self-control, I find it difficult in my line of work to exhibit restraint. (Each week, for example, I am forcibly ejected for sweet-tooth sins from the ice-crea]]>
<![CDATA[Influential Gifts]]> By D.P. Sorensen

Our public servants work so tirelessly on our behalf that it is only fitting to show them our appreciation (Utahns are justly renowned for showing appreciation) during the holiday season. Though they ]]>
<![CDATA[Guilty Treasures]]> By Ryan Bradford

How long can you stand apart from a song, revering it with ironic snark before it morphs into genuine love? I’ve embraced my passion for good-bad music for a good 10 years now. Incredible tunes ]]>
<![CDATA['Tis the Season]]> By City Weekly Staff

Have you seen Merriness and Mirth? They've gone missing, likely snatched by a Wall Street grinch. And it's left a chill in the air that isn’t an Arctic front. But take heart: City Weekly is here to revive your frostbitten holiday cheer.]]>
<![CDATA[Thirty Buck Chuck]]> By Princess Kennedy

Oh Lord, it's going to be a hard-candy Christmas this year! With the economy giving us lumps of coal and onions in our Christmas stockings, my anxieties are running high as to how I'll shower love on my "most important." ]]>