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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Move to Amend SLC Re-Launch Wednesday

Move to Amend SLC has pushed forward with their first move to get Salt Lakers on board with a nationwide movement to amend the Constitution to eliminate corporate personhood. Now, the movement is taking new steps to rally actual people to resist the subjugation by corporate people.---

Glad You Asked: Kaskade, Hops on the Hill and Jay Brannan

Dear GYA, I got in a huge fight with my girlfriend the other day at the bar. I guess it doesn't matter what it was about-- it just sucks because every time we fight like this, I do something really stupid that I feel horrible about the next day, like leaving my debit card at the bar.--- Well, since I have to leave the house to pick up my card, what's good tonight?

Alternate Realities Roundup 7/31

Salon explains Romney’s latest overseas gaffe, where he explains how “culture makes all the difference” in regard to the flagging Palestinian economy -- despite the fact that “Both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have said the Palestinian economy can only grow if Israel lifts these restrictions.”--- Top of the Alty World

Happy 20th Anniversary, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

July 31 marks the 20th anniversary of a film that may be more significant for what it gave birth to than for its own merits.--- Buffy, the Vampire Slayer slipped into theaters in the summer of 1992, introducing viewers to a popular cheerleader named Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), who learns that she has been chosen to help protect the world from vampires.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Get out of Town! Travel Deals July 30

One of the benefits of living in an airline-hub city is that you can get really great deals. In the case of Salt Lake City, Delta has just announced a bunch of low domestic fares, particularly to other Western cities that surround us, but you have to book by Aug. 9. The prices are each way, based on round-trip.---

Glad You Asked: Folk Music, Les Miserables and Rumba Libre

Dear GYA, How am I supposed to sit back and enjoy the Olympics at a time like this? I can't stop thinking about the fact that Rob Pattinson's heart was broken by Kristen Stewart.

LDS jail volunteer in trouble for inmate advocacy

Last week, district judge David Nuffer sentenced Jeffrey Pirente to 14 years in prison for possessing and trading child porn. Among those who wrote pre-sentencing letters to Nuffer requesting leniency were not only Pirente's relatives but also an LDS volunteer at the jail where he was held.---

Liner Notes: The Arcadians

Velour’s Summer Battle of the Bands winner talks about tunes off of the upcoming She Miles in Monotone EP.--- The Arcadians consist of James McIntyre (drums), Clark Wiesenberg (keys), Matt Orr (lead vox/ guitar) and KC Hooker (bass).

Park City Arts Fest yields musical bonus

The Park City Arts Festival provides plenty of fun on its own. Now your admission gets you even more weekend entertainment.

Light Black, Nautical Sons

So, if you've been looking on the CW website this week, you may have read about that Pleasure Thieves album that came out over the weekend. --- If not, here's a cheap plug for that story, which you can read here.

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