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Friday, August 31, 2018

Far from Purrfect

More cougars will be legally hunted in Utah this coming season.
The decision came after more than three hours of discussion and public comments that ranged from flat-out condemnation of cougar hunting to ranchers who said they benefit from it.

Movie Reviews: Kin; Juliet, Naked; Searching; Operation Finale

The Bookshop, Skate Kitchen
Labor Day weekend brings its usual assortment of cinematic odds and ends, including several 2018 Sundance Film Festival entries finally reaching theaters. The hybrid of science-fiction thriller and family drama in Kin comes up short on both counts.  The Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked (pictured) offers an enjoyable but disposable  story of men and their obsessions.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chronic Lack of Research

Guv gets in the weeds while discussing his thoughts on medical cannabis.
“We’ve wasted 10 or 15 years by doing nothing. It’s time to say, ‘No more.’ Let’s have Congress act."

Aerosol Atlas

Artist Shae Petersen gets started on his latest project, potentially the largest public-facing mural in the state.
Standing on a boom lift’s platform more than a dozen feet off the ground, aerosol artist Shae Petersen braves the blistering afternoon sun and gets to work on his new piece, an almost 4,000-square-foot rendering of a Greek titan god. Titled “Atlas,” the massive mural—located at 455 W. 200 North—will fill up a concrete wall on the side of a new luxury apartment complex.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Love Fest

Romney and a slew of elected officials rally in support of Mia Love.
Echoing other speakers, Love took jabs at Democrats by warning what a blue wave could mean for the House of Representatives.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Movie Reviews: Happytime Murders, Papillon, A-X-L, Puzzle, Far from the Tree

Horny puppets, robot dogs and prisoners of a French penal colony bring the summer multiplex movie season to a close. The puppets-living-with-people film noir comedy The Happytime Murders  (pictured) puts little effort into bringing originality to its naughty premise.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Getting Schooled

Utah’s governor, alongside students and administrators, talks about school safety and mental health.
Before Herbert left, he encouraged those in the crowd to support Question 1 on November’s ballot.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Movie Reviews: Crazy Rich Asians, Alpha, Mile 22, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Down a Dark Hall, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, McQueen
The dog days of summer include a story of the first dog, plus a  wide range of specialty offerings including a pair of biographical documentaries,  Mark Wahlberg in action and a culturally-unique romantic comedy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rio Review

A year in, city, county and state leaders note the challenges and tout the successes of Operation Rio Grande.
Surviving two overdoses, a Staph infection and an assault that cost her the ability to see from her left eye, Amy Daeschel nearly died multiple times during the two years she lived on the streets.

Friday, August 10, 2018

U of U film grad releases debut feature

Nick Scown talks the filmmaking process and history behind PRETTY BAD ACTRESS
Nick Scown, a graduate of the University of Utah Film Studies program, sends his first feature film, Pretty Bad Actress—a dark comedy about a former child star kidnapped by a crazed fan—into select theaters and streaming platforms  today (co-star Jillian Bell is pictured). Ahead of that release, he answered a few City Weekly questions via email.

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