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Saturday, October 31, 2015

In The Loop: 10/31/15. Drunk-Or-Treat

Awesome suggested events for November 1-14
Hello to all you makeup-wearing, costume-fitting, monster-mashing, celebrity-pandering, blood-creating, bag-holding, candy-stealing, egg-tossing, last-chance-for-some-pure-fun enthusiasts! Well, it is Halloween as you read this today, and as you're preparing to do your own activity, I'm preparing to get drunk.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dead Zephyr: Week 622

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

Movie Reviews: Our Brand is Crisis, Burnt, Truth

Also: The Assassin, The Keeping Room
Head towards an Election Day with a couple of election-themed movies, see Bradley Cooper be the hottest thing in a kitchen, or hit the art houses for period-piece dramas. In Burnt, Bradley Cooper (pictured) plays a troubled chef trying to get his groove back, but a sense of the chaos in restaurant kitchens can't overcome the general laziness of the script.

Local Releases: Trick-Or-Treat Soundtrack

New albums from Dominic Moore, Magda-Vega, Temples and more.
It may be a Halloween weekend, but that's not stopping the music from rolling out, as we have a handful of albums to close out October. We'll start with online releases, and the first one up is from Purr Bats.

Station Park

Get out of SLC: Farmington's Station Park mall has it all
When I moved from Philadelphia to Utah in 2003, the shopping and restaurant choices were minuscule; there was Nordstrom (in its dingy '70s digs in Crossroads Plaza) and Olive Garden (no comment).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bitters Lab

Exploring the tastes of the SLC bitters makers
If you've been paying attention to the local brewers market lately, you'll see things are looking up for both breweries and distilleries. Just this week, both Beehive Distilling and Sugar House Distillery were approved for tours and sampling at their locations, bringing us just a step further toward being as grown-up as other parts of the U.S. With the libations comes the mixers, and so with that come the growing industry of bitters makers, who are adding flavorful tastes to your booze.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Missing Emails Haunt Jeremy Johnson Fraud Case

Indicted St. George entrepreneur back in court Oct. 29-30
Lately, emails tend to be the bane of public officials' existence. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

An Oregon journalist's take on SLC's homeless solution

This past summer, Salt Lake City hosted the annual conference of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Among the editors of alty papers around the country who flocked here for the conference was Eugene Weekly's Camilla Mortensen.

Wine (Booze) Wednesday: Halloween Spooky Juice - aka Keith Richards' Nuclear Waste

When Keith Richards' arrived in the NPR studios in New York City recently to promote his new solo album Crosseyed Heart, he did so with cigarettes in hand and a plastic container of what he calls "Nuclear Waste."  According to Richards, he began drinking his unique combination of vodka and orange "juice" because, "Whiskey wasn’t agreeing with me anymore.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Salt Lake City's Million Dollar Mayor's Race

Since the August primary election, dollar bills have continued piling up in the accounts of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and his challenger Jackie Biskupski, who have spent a combined $1.4 million on the race, campaign finance documents show. Biskupski, who beat Becker by 15 percentage points in the August primary, took in the largest haul, raising $330,407 in the past 84 days.

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