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Friday, June 30, 2017

Jason Chaffetz: Thanks for the Memories

As the “crazy train” leaves the station, here’s a look back at some of the rep.’s greatest hits.
After eight years, five months, 23 days and a few slowly ticking seconds (but who’s counting?) Jason Chaffetz’ days ruling the 3rd District roost are over.

Movie Reviews: Despicable Me 3, Baby Driver, The Beguiled

The Hero, Dean
Another round of Minions joins the multiplex summer sequel parade, plus sultry Southern suspense, Sam Elliott and romantic dramedy in the specialty marketplace. The third round of Gru, Minions and company in Despicable Me 3 is less a feature movie than it is five(-ish) Despicable Me shorts pasted together to fill a release date.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beyond Essentials June 28 - July 5

A&E events for your week ahead
Independence Day  events aren't the only items on Utah's A&E agenda. Here are a few more ways to spend your long weekend, or just a relaxing night.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Get off the Road!

News study finds SLC drivers to be among worst in nation.
Navigating the streets of SLC can be a tricky, Mario Kart irl adventure, but is it really worst than anywhere else? Well, according to a new study, it is.

Monday, June 26, 2017

'Very Regulated'

Group launches 2018 medical cannabis ballot.
In a state that ranks in the top 10 in opioid overdoses, Utahns like medi-pot advocate Erin Madsen see cannabis as a pain relief option that doesn’t put patients at risk of fatal overdoses.

Music Monday

Mondays suck. Music makes ‘em better.
Gruber at REDACTED Why start a new music blog with a review of a show you’ll never get to see? Because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, for one.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Third Party Provider

Jill Stein on clean air, Bernie Sanders and the importance of third-party candidates.
"I do know a bit about the issues in Utah that are really important, including air quality, including the opioid epidemic, including the struggle for public education."

Utah Short Film of the Year Competition at Utah Arts Festival

Local filmmakers reach for inspiring subjects
The overall theme of the Fear No Film short films program at the Utah Arts Festival may be "Memory," but the seven entries in the Utah Short Film of the Year program aren't generally focused on looking backward. They're about the inspiring prospect of moving forward.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Movie Reviews: Transformers 5, The Bad Batch, Beatriz at Dinner

Band Aid, Citizen Jane
Big car-robots do their big car-robot thing at the multiplex, while indie releases include a documentary about a 1950s urban activist and a pair of 2017 Sundance comedies. Zoe Lister-Jones' Band Aid finds acidic comedy in a couple turning their dysfunctional marriage into songs, until it all gets a bit too real.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beyond Essentials June 21-27

More events for your arts & entertainment calendar
There's more going on in Utah than can be contained in one issue of Salt Lake City Weekly. Here are more of the events you should have on your radar this week.

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