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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homophobes Declare Open Season on Gay College Students

Yesterday afternoon, New Jersey police fished the body of 18-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi out of the Hudson River. Clementi leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after classmates installed a spy camera in his dorm room and published a sex video of Clementi and another adult male on the Internet.

Open Container: PETA Blocked

A group of animal rights protestors were locked out of a public meeting Thursday.--- When Jeremy Beckham went with more than a dozen other people to the board meeting for the Northern Utah Valley Animal Shelter Thursday, they discovered that a supposed fire code violation prevented them from attending.

TV Tonight: Nikita, 30 Rock, Jersey Shore, Sunny In Philly

Last Thursday, ‘Merica inadvertently made Shit My Dad Says TV’s No. 1 new comedy—entirely because of The Big Bang Theory’s lead-in. Please do not allow this cycle to continue.

Open Container: Chaffetz Does D.C.

Washington City Paper introduces its readers to their potential future overlord: Jason Chaffetz.--- In a detailed cover story, the alt-weekly for Washington, D.C. digs into the background of Utah's own Rep. Jason Chaffetz to introduce/scare residents about the man who will, most likely, be in charge of the congressional committee that oversees the district's affairs.

Dead Goat: Week 195

The Dead Goat Saloon in Downtown Salt Lake City, 165 S. West Temple, closed since December 2006 (as the Crazy Goat Saloon).

Joshua Payne Orchestra set for Sunday live recording

From indie experimentalists to jazz innovators, Salt Lake has always been home to an eclectic mix of local artists.--- The Joshua Payne Orchestra is a prime example of a homegrown, up-and-coming band with a unique sound.

Mormon feminists respond to changing-table debate

City Weekly was flooded with comments regarding calls for gender equality reforms in the LDS Church by the new Mormon feminist group WAVE.--- One simple reform proposed was requiring changing tables in men’s rooms of LDS chapels.

Lounge Act Thursday: MMMBoy it's the end of the month!

It's the last day of September, even though it doesn't feel like it. So after you skip school or work to enjoy the warm sunshine, consider getting out Thursday night.---

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

City Weekly on HBO's Bored to Death

There is no Dallas Monthly magazine, but there is a Salt Lake City Weekly--as mentioned on the Season 2 premiere of HBO's noir-comedy Bored to Death last Sunday.--- The full episode below is worth watching in its entirety, but the City Weekly shout-out happens at about 12:08 during Ted Danson's office scene with Mary Kay Place, who apparently saved this paper once upon a time.

TV Tonight: Law & Order, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Terriers

That blurb about the season premiere of Human Target in the print version the new City Weekly? Disregard: It’s been pushed back to November (more damned Lone Star fallout); updated True TV column here.

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