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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2017 Sundance Film Festival competition films announced

Programming announcements for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival began today, with U.S. and World Dramatic Competition slates and the NEXT category, featuring a few names familiar to festival regulars. The U.S. Dramatic Competition's 16 features include new movies by returning directors Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Sundance 2013), Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, Sundance 2014) and  Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip, Sundance 2014).

Loyal Cycle Co.

Chatting with the founder of the Farmington bicycle shop.
The cycling season may be coming to a close for the average rider, but for those who bike as their primary mode of transportation, setting it up for the winter will become a necessity in the next few weeks. Most every city has a shop they can turn to, and when we get a chance, we like to focus some attention on the smaller independent stores around the state.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Seeing It Happen

Mexican Consulate in SLC awards $89,000 in scholarship grants.
When Heidi Chamorro León, an immigrant from Mexico, told a high school teacher she would one day be a lawyer, she remembers the teacher responding with an incredulous laugh: “Ha. I’d love to see that happen.”

The Pipeline: Fighting Nazis, Yet Again, In Day Of Infamy

Looking over another WWII first-person shooter currently on Steam.
World War II. No other war in the history of human warfare has given us more films, television shows, educational programs, propaganda, comment fights and all around notoriety.

Wine Wednesday: Escape to Italy @ Stoneground

There are still a few seats available for tonight's (Wednesday, November 30th) "Escape to Italy" wine pairing dinner at Stoneground Kitchen. The evening will feature special guest Scott Slobin and wines from Leonardo LoCascio Selections.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Vintage Pygmy

Exploring the catalog of the Utah-born fashion designer.
The year is drawing to  close, and with it, a number of different entertainment and creative scenes in the city start hitting the reset button and looking forward to the spring. Fashion culture events for next year are already being set up so we can see the designs they'll be working on over the winter.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Pipeline: Preparing For Cyber Monday With Factory Entertainment

A sampling of products sent our way to check out.
We may have just passed Black Friday, but the real insanity is coming in two days, when Cyber Monday is probably set to crash servers across the country. Millions will be online, most likely through their work computers, looking for major deals on multiple websites so they can get gifts in time for Christmas.

In The Loop: 11/26/16. Advanced Musings Of A Drunk Billiards Player

Awesome events for you to check out from Nov. 27 through Dec. 10
Hello to all you family-avoiding, plane-catching, store-jogging, injury-healing, holiday-hating, only-35-more-days-until-this-damn-year-ends enthusiasts! The day this post goes live, I'm hopefully waking up around noon in a guest bedroom at someone's place in the Avenues, where I just spent a night shooting billiards, gaining my eyesight back from drinking gin, and finding leftovers from the vegan "trky" someone brought to an Orphan Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Local Releases: The Darkest Of Fridays

Brand new music from Super 78, Swoody Records, The Lower Lights and more.
Hey, kids! Most likely when you read this you'll be either sitting in your car wondering how many more battle scars you'll need to fix as you wade into the next super sale, or you'll be at home trying to figure out how many calories you just consumed and what increase to the workout regiment you'll need to make to get back down before Christmas.

The Pipeline: Gaming Like An eSports Master With The Razer Kraken Pro V2

Razer's latest pair of gaming headphones designed with competition in mind.
For the past few years, I've been slowly upgrading my personal computer to be one of the best gaming devices around. It may not be up there with the likes of competitive gamers who have massive sponsorships and heavy-duty towers donated to them, but mine has served me well.

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