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Friday, December 30, 2016

Movie Reviews: Happy New Year

Apparently aware that they've overloaded viewers with options during Christmas week, distributors opt to give us absolutely nothing new this week. Time to play catch-up on all of last week's releases, and get ready for the rest of the Oscar contenders to appear in early January.


Locals say goodbye to neighborhood dive bar.
A raucous crowd—some laughing and others misty-eyed—bade adieu last Thursday night to Frankie & Johnnie's Tavern in Murray, a 70-year-old self-styled "dive" bar and one of the state's oldest watering holes.

Local Releases: Musically Dumping 2016

Brand new music from El El, Superdose Gangway, Poet and more.
We're desperately wrapping up the year as quickly as possible, and that includes taking care of the last of the local releases for 2016. Again, no shows until we breach the new year, but at least we've got 15 new albums released this week for your listening pleasure.

The Empress Theatre

A chat with the crew running Magna's longest-standing theater.
One of the longest running theaters in the Salt Lake Valley is one you may not even realize exists. The Empress Theatre in Magna has had an interesting history, starting as a burlesque and later silent film cinema, spending most of its existence being refit and refurbished until the city finally got behind it and brought new life to it a decade ago.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bears Ears Designation Reactions

Senate Dems, Gov. Herbert and more react to newly minted National Monument.
Through the Antiquities Act, President Barack Obama declared Bears Ears a National Monument on Wednesday. The monument in southeast Utah is made up of about 1.35 million acres.

The Pipeline: Hating Yourself While Spying In Beholder

Spying and reporting on the neighbors will chill you to the bone.
There's nothing like worrying about what the hell your neighbors think of you. If you're one of the millions who currently dwell inside an apartment building as you read this, chances are you've got a twinge of paranoia about what your fellow tenants see and hear.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Ears Have It

With Bears Ears National Monument designation, Obama defies Utah delegation.
Gov. Gary Herbert said he was “deeply disturbed” by the news of a national monument.

Wine Wednesday: NYE Bargain Bubbles

Bargain bubbly for New Year's Eve from Gruet Winery.

The Rose Establishment

Chatting with the owner and manager of the thriving westside coffee shop.
For years, when I was working a day job on the west side of downtown SLC, I and my co-workers frequented The Rose Establishment for coffee, tea, natural sodas and the occasional awesome food items ...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Pipeline: Wondering What The Hell I'm Doing In Space Hulk: Deathwing

Wading through hoards of enemies in this action sci-fi shooter.
The Space Hulk series has had an interesting run over the years. It originally started as a two-player board game in the late '80s, set in the same universe as Warhammer 40k.

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