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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Swallow Trial Reaches Last Leg

... and another charge is dropped before its conclusion.
A legal parade comprised of material witnesses, reams of documents and charts of phone data has reached its end. All the evidence that the jury will rely on to determine the guilt or innocence of John Swallow, who faces nine remaining corruption-related charges, has been introduced and offered.

GAR! Comics

A look at the art from the zine and comics creator now living in SLC.
Sometimes, really cool people decide to move into Utah and call it home. One such recent addition is Garrian Spivey, but local zine and comic lovers may know him better as the mind behind GAR!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Boxcar Studios

A look into the peculiar studio space in downtown Provo.
A cool oddity sitting in the middle of downtown Provo, The Boxcar Studios is a studio space housing multiple artists and serving as occasional venue for live music and events. Now with multiple businesses moving in and making the place feel like a community-driven artspace, it's only a matter of time before the building becomes one of Provo's biggest community hotspots.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Our state has been drawn and quartered"

Town Hall for All aims for bipartisan discourse.
Here’s an amusing series of events: 1) Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, hosts a town hall meeting earlier this month.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Shurtleff’s Last Stand

Though not on trial, former AG’s name is forever tied to that of John Swallow’s.
Dismissed charges didn’t make former attorney general Mark Shurtleff feel any less on trial the last few weeks. His name has been dragged through the state’s case against his once campaign fundraiser and then AG successor John Swallow, who faces a bevy of corruption-related charges, including an allegation of an extortion conspiracy among Swallow, Shurtleff and Timothy Lawson.

Movie Reviews: Collide, Rock Dog, Get Out, Bitter Harvest, The Red Turtle

Ahead of this weekend's Academy Awards, one more Oscar-nominated animated feature comes to town, along with an odd assortment of multiplex offerings for a traditional box-office dead zone. The Oscar-nominated animated feature The Red Turtle (pictured) might come from Studio Ghibli, but brings a unique style to its emotional, nearly-wordless story.

Simpson Ave. Shelter Nixed

Biskupski scales back plan from four new shelters to two.
In an announcement that is sure to relieve some Sugar House residents, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says the city will build two new homeless shelters—not four as previously planned. The proposed sites at 653 E. Simpson Ave. and 648 W. 100 South have been nixed from the city plans, she said.

Local Releases: Snow Got Our Native Tongue

Brand new music from Native/Tongue, OVM, Alyxandri Jupiter and more.
The weekend is looking frostier by the minute, as the snow trickles down on us in Northern Utah. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself as you stay nice and toasty inside.

Pygmalion Productions: Eleemosynary

Chatting with the cast and director of Pygmalion's newest play.
Pygmalion Productions' latest play, Eleemosynary, debuted this week (and runs through March 11) at the Rose Wagner. The Lee Bessing play focuses on three single women in the same family who can't seem to communicate: Grandmother Dorothea, who is asserting her independence by being eccentric; mother Artie, who fled her mother's controlling nature;  and daughter Echo, a smart and sensitive child who Artie left in the care of Dorothea.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Swallow Surprises

13 corruption-related charges against the former AG dropped.
“Now the jury is left with having been told they arrested Mark Shurtleff on the same day as John Swallow,” Williams said. “A suggestion that he’s guilty and we all know that he has not been so adjudicated.”

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