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Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Meal: Valentine's Day Lovers' Tortellini

Usually, I prefer to cook for my honey on Valentine's Day rather than going out to a restaurant on what is largely considered by restaurateurs to be "amateur night."  And so, a few years ago I created what I think is a particularly romantic V-Day dish.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Best of Utah Music Recap: Second Rap Showcase at 50 West Club

The rap portion of Best of Utah Music concluded Friday night with a killer showcase at 50 West Club, featuring a lineup of Zigga, House of Lewis, Umang, Yze and New Truth. Check out some of the highlights from the night below. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dead Zephyr: Week 587

The former Zephyr Club in downtown Salt Lake City, 301 S. West Temple; closed since October 2003.

Alty News: America's Racist Transportation System; Political Hardball Over Healthy Utah

America's transportation system discriminates against the most vulnerable communities of color. Top of the Alty World

Ladies of the Lake Roller Derby

A look at the newest roller derby league to join the SLC circuit
The 2015 Roller Derby season is about to kick off in style with major bouts happening over the next two weeks, but the biggest highlight coming into the action will be the inclusion of a new league to the full year rotation. Ladies of the Lake Roller Derby is a non-profit league founded in 2013, comprised of former skaters from other leagues and new prospects looking to make an impact on the flat track scene.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Best of Utah Music Recap: Second DJ Showcase at The Urban Lounge

This year's Best of Utah Music showcases continued Wednesday night with a second DJ spin-off at The Urban Lounge, where DJ Feral Cat, DJ Bentley, DJ Luva Luva, J Godina and Shields all arrived ready to show the crowd and judges what they're made of. Check out some of the highlights from the night below.

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Committee by One Vote

Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, had only had his medical marijuana bill out a few days before it's first committee hearing, and the biggest likely obstacle seemed to be the fact that he was proposing a major overhaul of Utah law in order to support an entirely new industry in the state. It would also have to carefully dance around federal law, and, on top of everything else, dealt with marijuana—a taboo substance in a state that already treats legal vices like alcohol with fear and hyper-regulation.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pygmalion Theatre Company: Hellman v. McCarthy‏

Director and cast talk about their new play opening Feb. 27
Pygmalion Theatre Company continue their 2014-15 season with an iconic play featuring two iconic women. Hellman v. McCarthy features the long feud between authors Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, which started in the 1930s and ended in the mid-'80s with the death of Hellman in the middle of a lawsuit between the two.

Wine Wednesday: Gruner Veltliner

Grüner Veltliner is an appealing, versatile and inexpensive white wine from Austria.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One Effort to Dynamite 'Count My Vote' Compromise Fails

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday showcased their lackluster appetites for unwinding a 2014 compromise bill that preserved parts of Utah’s caucus and convention nominating system while thwarting a petition drive that seemed likely to upend it. Some lawmakers, but primarily the Utah Republican Party, have challenged the compromise, known as Count My Vote, which was laid out in 2014 in Senate Bill 54.

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