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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Matheson Dismisses Mia Love Buzz

Mia Love may have killed it at the Tampa Republican National Convention with a speech that’s made it rain campaign contributions on her bid for Democrat Jim Matheson’s 4th Congressional District seat, but Matheson is unimpressed by Love’s national support. “Ultimately, the election is decided in Utah and I have the financial resources to make sure I get my message out,” Matheson says.---

The Red Kool-Aid Stand: RNC Virgins & Vets

Utah arrived in Tampa with a total of 80 in its formal delegation. This includes 25 at-large delegates, 25 alternate at-large, three from four congressional districts, three alternates from the four congressional districts, and the state party chair, national committeeman and national committeewoman.

Will Mitt Make Our Day?

As Mike Winder noted in his blog today, conventions these days are highly scripted affairs. There are no surprises; the nominee is a foregone conclusion.

Glad You Asked: Common, Jason Isbell and The God Particle

Dear GYA, I can't believe they dd me like that. I ain't talkin' about getting cut from the Miami Dolphins a couple of weeks ago.

Art @ Harley & Buck's

Harley & Bucks restaurant and bar in Eden, Utah, will host an artists' reception this Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.. The featured artists are Jaye Cahall-Smith and Ashley Stoddard.

Scott Howell, Dem for Sen., Mumbles Through Education Plan

Scott Howell, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, spoke at the University of Utah about his education plans if elected. It was fitting for a press conference that was reminiscent of a college-student’s class presentation: long on ramble and short on specific points.---

Liner Notes: The Suicycles

Local glam-rockers The Suicycles are breaking up, but not without releasing one last album. Camden Chamberlain speaks about Love, Light, and Life and why the band is calling it quits..---

Now-a-Dollar Aug. 31

Your Labor Day weekend at the discount theaters includes the appearance of a foul-mouthed stuffed animal and a comic-book hero. The Amazing Spider-Man re-launches the story of the costumed crime fighter, with Andrew Garfield as the kid bitten by a mutant spider.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GOP Convention Inspires Sheer Poetry from Sim Gill

Coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., inspires many things: rage, nausea, and in some cases, the hurling of objects at TV screens. But, I never expected it to inspire brilliant, impassioned prose from a top Utah lawyer.

Get Out of Town: SLC to Tahiti Travel Deal

Any time Tahiti is mentioned, you envision crystal clear lagoons, over-the-water bungalows and beautiful Tahitian dancers shaking their hips to the beat. --- The problem is, every time you hear of a great advertised rate, they’re talking about you leaving out of a West Coast city - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle.

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