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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mitt's Town

The national GOP has selected Salt Lake City as a finalist city to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. While ultimately three other finalists will be announced in the coming weeks, SLC was the first finalist city to be named, which has got to make Utah’s adopted son Mitt Romney smile.---

Sundance 2010: Locals Best Bet for Closing Sunday

The awards have been announced and the out-of-towners are heading home, but there's still one more day of Salt Lake City Sundance screenings. Your best choice should you head down to the Rose Wagner Center -- not the Tower Theatre, as mistakenly indicated in the Film Guide -- is Nowhere Boy, a biographical sketch of John Lennon as a teenager.

Jerry Salinger, Through Friend's Eyes

J.D. Salinger's friends recount tales of his life, proving that he was anything but a recluse.--- To some people, such as City Weekly's own Stephen Dark, J.D. Salinger had a seemingly huge impact on their teenage lives, especially with Catcher in the Rye.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

In The Loop: 1/30/10. Promotions Galore & Some Other Junk

Hello all you sneezing, sniffling, coughing, aching, 18 degrees and breezy film line standing enthusiasts.

Sundance 2010: Show Us Your Profile

Sundance 2010: Locals Best Bets for Saturday

The last full-day Sundance slate of Salt Lake City films offers a few great choices -- including what may be the festival's consensus best film. Winter's Bone has been hailed by most festival attendees as the strongest film in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sundance 2010: Islam, Sundance Style

If there’s anything that a good film festival should do—indeed, that good art of any kind should do—it’s to introduce you to worlds and points of view you hadn’t contemplated before. Even more compelling is when you think you have contemplated a word before, but realize that there much more to it than you though.

Sundance 2010: Locals Best Bets for Friday

Got a Sundance movie on your Friday night agenda? You've certainly got quite a few good ones to choose from at SLC theaters.

Citizen's Candidate Auditions

Think you got what it takes to try out for Utah’s Next Top Lefty Congressman? The Citizen’s Candidate group is holding its public audition Saturday, Jan. 30 to find a progressive challenger to District 2 Congressman Jim Matheson, D-Utah.---

These Pants Are Chaffetz-ing Me

Hey gang, I know this is a tad out of character for me, but I'm gonna do something on politics for a moment.

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