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Monday, January 2, 2017

Monday Meal: Boston Lettuce Salad w/ Shrimp, Peas & Herbs

A light, fresh salad with Boston lettuce and shrimp
If you're someone who has resolved to eat healthier in 2017, here is a very tasty, light shrimp salad that is great either as a side or starter salad, or as a dinner entree.  This recipe will make four side salads or two entree-size ones. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dead Zephyr: Week 609

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

Local Releases: A-One, Two, Three, Four!

New music from Follow The Weather, Talia Keys, Better Taste Bureau and more
Hey, kids! We hit our first real lull of the summer; we only have four albums to discuss this week.

Ogden Pride

A preview of the LGBT festival happening Saturday, Aug. 1
This weekend, Ogden will join the growing number of cities in Utah that have launched their own LGBT events by throwing their first Pride Festival. On Aug. 1, the festival will take over the Municipal Gardens & Amphitheater on Historic 25th Street for a day for performances and exhibitions, all to promote equality in Weber County and solidify another section of Utah as being LGBT-friendly and supportive.

Alty News: Georgia Illegally Segregating Trouble Students; The Failed Afghanistan Drug War

A federal investigation found Georgia has been segregating trouble students, giving them inferior educations and placing them in Jim Crow-era facilities. Top of the Alty World

Movie Reviews: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Lego Brickumentary

Also: Tangerine, Stanford Prison Experiment, Vacation, Infinitely Polar Bear
Tom Cruise continues his impossible missions, while Sundance 2015 hits about a notorious psychological experiment and transgender prostitutes are among the other new releases in Utah theaters this week. Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (pictured) continues the spy thrillers' impressive track record of out-James Bond-ing the James Bond movies, plus adding the impressive skills of Rebecca Ferguson.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sneaker Pimps

Get your kicks at Salt Lake City's Fice
It's all my brother's fault. The fact that's he's younger and has an original Takashi Murakami's print hanging in his New York City apartment was the reason I sought out a store named Fice in Salt Lake City (160 E. 200 South, @fice_gallery).

Theater Review: The Book of Mormon

*Our* musical finally comes home
If you wanted to get a sense for how ready a Utah audience was for The Book of Mormon, you only needed to wait until the end of the opening musical number, “Hello.” As a screen lifted to show a painted backdrop representing downtown Salt Lake City—complete with signs for Crown Burger and Zions Bank—the crowd exploded, drowning out the last several bars of the song. This musical—our musical—had come home.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Utah's Congressional Contingent Is Many Things, Just Not Very Sexy

It’s safe to say that Utah’s congressional contingent is conservative, somehow decidedly anti-federal and, it turns out, not all that sexy. This last fact is courtesy of the website,, which since July 17 has purportedly received 442,000 votes ranking Congress members' sexiness.

RJ Walker

Diving into the mind of the SLC performance poet
Our local poetry and slam scenes in SLC are going through some big changes. We're seeing some prominent names retire, some newer names rise up to be leaders, and a lot of unknown factors coming into play about whether or not we'll have a full team representing us for the next few years.

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