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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wine Wednesday: Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy

A longtime fan of Bonny Doon wines and winemaker/philosopher/wordsmith/raconteur Randall Grahm, I especially like his Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy ($19). As Grahm puts it, Clos de Gilroy isn't made from the "weapons-grade Grenache" that he uses to produce Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Meal: Caribbean Chicken Colombo

A Caribbean recipe with subtle, curry-type flavors
The recipe for the Colombo spice mix here will make enough for 8 or 10 batches of chicken Colombo.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ShortBus Skateboards

Skateboard making on the go!
We're only a couple months out before it's good to break out the skateboards again and tear up the pavement they've been laying all across downtown SLC over the cold season. So for those looking to find themselves a brand new board to work over before hitting the streets, we might have a local option you need to check out.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sundance Film Festival Capsules: Day 9

Goat, First Girl I Loved, Michael Jackson's Journey, Cameraperson, Miles Ahead, The Intervention
Goat [U.S. Dramatic] ★ ★ In an early scene in Goat, an assault victim reports a campus crime to the police, a bit belatedly, which causes the investigating cop to doubt the details, question the victim's pre-assault actions as complicity, and suggest it was just another activity gone wrong. It's a teenage boy (Ben Schnetzer) beaten up for his ATM card by two hoods he had given a ride to, just to be a good guy, a cool bro.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Lawmaker Seeks to Curb Policing for Profit

Bill would level playing field when civil assets are seized by police.
The past year has seen a massive upswell nationwide of news reports exposing the abuse of a police practice called civil asset forfeiture—a policy that allows law enforcement to seize any property they allege may have been involved in criminal activity, and keep or sell it. Now, one lawmaker wants to reform Utah’s law.

Sundance Film Festival Capsules: Day 8

The Lobster, The Fits, Lovesong, We Are X, Eat That Question, White Girl, Jacqueline (Argentine)
The Lobster [Spotlight] ★ ★ ★ If you’re going to make a movie about a society in which the only options are romantic couplehood or losing your humanity, the deadpan absurdist sensibility of Yorgos Lanthimos seems just right for the task. This story focuses on a man named David (Colin Farrell) who is left by his wife, forcing him per the laws of The City to go to The Hotel, where he has 45 days to find a new romantic partner or face the rest of his life transformed into the animal of his choosing.

Women's Ice Hockey at Utah

A look into the women's hockey team at the U.
Hockey appreciation in Utah is a rare thing. Don't believe me? Here's a statistic for you: As of the date and time I'm writing this, the Utah Grizzlies are #1 in our division, and one of the best in the Western Conference for the ECHL.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Defunding Planned Parenthood Wasn’t Political Says Herbert

House Democrats are pushing Gov. Gary Herbert to drop his attempts to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, following the indictment of the leader of a group that created highly edited undercover videos that alleged to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue. After the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released the edited videos in 2015, Herbert announced on the eve of the Utah Republican Party Convention that he was directing state agencies to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood that was used for STD screenings and educational programs.

Jury convicts former Rail owner of child sex abuse

Scott Gollaher is set to be sentenced on March 23
"Scotty" Gollaher, as he likes to call himself, is a man who values relationships. Depending on who you talk to he's either charming, worldly and larger-than-life, a rebaptized Mormon who's overcome his past mistakes and seeks to help the disadvantaged, or someone with an appetite for manipulating others that brings him either control over their financial assets or access to the young girls he is drawn to.

Herbert to Lawmakers: Thanks for Funding Education

Herbert says lawmakers deserve thanks for education funding.
“The state of our state is outstanding,” said Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday evening, kicking off his annual State of the State address before the Legislature. His half hour address included highlights of some of the past year's accomplishments, as well as urging lawmakers to support the governor's upcoming priorities.

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