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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Deck the Newsroom!

City Weekly staffers reflect on their holiday guilty pleasures.
Editorial staffers put their deadlines aside to bask in holiday glory. Staring into an abyss, an ode to American consumerism and effusive muppets? Yep, it's all in here.

Friday, December 21, 2018

‘We Need to Do More’

121 homeless lives lost this year are remembered at Pioneer Park vigil.
The vigil included reading the names of the deceased, a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.”

Movie Reviews: Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, Vice

Welcome to Marwen, Ben Is Back, At Eternity's Gate, Mary Queen of Scots
The jam-packed Christmas week features new releases aimed at action fans, kids and those trying to do their pre-Oscars homework. Aquaman (pictured) can't find a way for its hero to make sense, under the sea or above it.

Monday, December 17, 2018

South for Winter?

Snow be damned, Bird scooters aren’t going anywhere.
The Washington Post reported in September that the University of Utah Hospital’s emergency room saw a 161 percent spike in scooter-related visits—from eight to 21.

A Second Coming … of Controversy

Superhero franchise Deadpool is making waves again for vexing LDS flock.
“I just love the idea these guys are lampooning the very forces that tried to censor their movie in Utah," Siegel says.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Movie Reviews: Mortal Engines; Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse; Vox Lux

The Favourite, Anna and the Apocalypse
Holiday movie season kicks into high gear with a little something for everyone, including Oscar-season drama, animated adventure, epic fantasy and a Christmas zombie musical.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Uncle Joe Comes to Town

Former Vice President Joe Biden reflects on love, loss and purpose during U visit.
Joe Biden initially said no when then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asked him to be his vice presidential running mate in 2008. A 36-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, Biden thought he could better serve the future president in Congress than in the White House.

Categorical Error

Awards-season “category fraud” is an industry habit that everyone plays along with. But why?
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce its nominees in all categories, including the Supporting Acting categories. The thing about those particular categories is that a whole bunch of the actors won’t be supporting.

Council Raises Its Pay

The Salt Lake City Council has voted unanimously to raise its salary more than $9,000.
The ordinance passed by a 6-0 vote. One council member, Derek Kitchen, was absent as he prepares for his move to the state Senate in January.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Slamdance to honor Steven Soderbergh, screen his new film

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's career got its big start in Park City 30 years ago.

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