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Friday, September 30, 2016

Animal Testing Death at U Sparks Federal Warning

After euthanizing monkey, U of U comes under fire from animal groups, feds.
The United States Department of Agriculture issued an official warning to the University of Utah for circumstances surrounding the death in August 2015 of a monkey that was undergoing scientific experimentation in a school laboratory. Official Warning to University of Utah Re.

“I Hope They Can Forgive Me”

Senate hopeful Jason Christensen on the viral response to his anti-LGBTQ comments.
Responding to a post that mourned the loss of an LGBTQ teen, the Independent American Party candidate running for the Utah Senate District 16 seat condemned the 19-year-old’s sexual orientation and death.

Movie Reviews: Queen of Katwe, Miss Peregrine, Masterminds, Deepwater Horizon

Demon, The Dressmaker, Mia Madre
A busy weekend in local theaters includes three very different kinds of fact-based stories, plus director Tim Burton adapting young-adult fantasy. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  (pictured) finds Burton taming his broadest tendencies in service of a way-too-familiar fantasy concept.

Local Releases: Thumbing Through The Catalog

Brand new music from Clawson, The Nods, No Robot and more.
After the blowout of release shows all September long, it isn't much of a shock that we've got nothing happening the first weekend of October. But that means absolutely nothing when it comes to local music, because we have a ton of online releases we can share with you.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Pipeline: The Wild Ride Behind This Mother Clustertruck

The chaotic and frustrating indie platformer from tinyBuild Games.
Earlier this week, we reviewed one of tinyBuild Games' more expansive and experimental games, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor.  That game has great potential for depth and  fun depending on what you choose to do with it, but that's on a very specific side of tinyBuild's spectrum.

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Utah Domestic Violence Coalition fundraiser planned for Friday.
September 30 kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month and UDVC is hosting a fundraiser centered around storytelling by domestic violence survivors.

What Say Ye? Podcast

Chatting with the hosts of the Provo-based interview podcast.
Interview podcasting in Utah went from being omnipresent just a few years ago to nearly non-existent, after several shows packed it in and others went off the rails. While podcasting in general is difficult to maintain, especially if you're going at it alone with no support or distribution beyond your own website, many learn it's even more of an uphill battle when you're trying to incorporate guests on a regular basis.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Cline Cellars @ Silver Fork Lodge

If you ever have the opportunity, I'd urge you to visit Cline Cellars in Sonoma, CA. Cline is a sustainably farmed, family owned winery founded in 1982.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Pipeline: Getting More Than Expected From Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

The latest sci-fi game from tinyBuild puts you in a spot to do no wrong.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like picking up garbage at a space airport? Well, now you can!

Salt Lake Salsa Fest

Previewing the first salsa festival in SLC.
Utah, in general, doesn't have a ton of dance-centric festivals. Sure, we have a thriving dance community that's sometimes collaborates in fun ways, but few major events span a weekend and showcase everyone at the moment.

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