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Friday, January 18, 2019

Local arts & activities offered free to furloughed federal employees

The list of organizations and venues offering free tickets or admission to federal employees during the current government shutdown continues to grow.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Strong Lake City

Biskupski highlights affordable housing, air pollution and public transportation in her annual State of the City speech.
Twenty-five years ago, before she was Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor, Jackie Biskupski tuned into a television news update and was dismayed by what she saw: students from East High were being harassed by their peers, teachers and parents because they wanted to start Utah’s first Gay-Straight Alliance. “The courage of the East High students altered the course of my life,” Biskupski told a packed East High cafeteria Thursday night.

Preservation Inclination

Even with Hobbitville residents evicted, historic community remnants could live on.
Raucous kids weren’t the only banished from Hobbitville. Members of Preservation Utah, a local nonprofit that has long been interested in helping the park’s notable buildings gain a place on the National Register of Historic Places, were also told to pack up.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Movie Review: Glass

M. Night Shyamalan tries to paste two movies together to create a cinematic universe
Observing the career of M. Night Shyamalan over the 20 years since The Sixth Sense made him a cinematic superstar has been a deeply baffling experience.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Smog Lake City

Local photographer brings attention to Utah air quality issues.
"We didn't have to Photoshop that smog," Cat Palmer says. "That was just what the day looked like."

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Hobbits Have Left the Building

Residents of fabled Sugar House enclave, Allen Park, vacate their homes.
“This place is in chaos right now,” David Hampshire says. A slew of boxes are strewn across the wood floor. Pictures, art, even a pair of old ice skates hang on the wood-paneled walls.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Upside, A Dog's Way Home, Replicas, On the Basis of Sex

A long-delayed remake, Keanu Reeves doing weird science and The Young RBG Chronicles are the key offerings opening at local theaters this week. Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston star in the aggressively feel-good based-on-a-true-story remake The Upside (pictured).

Shutdown Slowdown

How immigrants are affected by federal lawmakers’ and President Trump’s inability to reopen the government.
“It’s kind of great for immigrants, unfortunately,” Jonathan Paz, an immigration attorney based in Salt Lake City, says.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Banner Decisions

Prompted by City Weekly, five local artists have a go at creating the perfect SLC flag.
We gleefully awaited news on an outside-the-box approach to coming up with a new flag design. Instead, we got an online survey.

Laura Gibson explores the mystery

The songwriter riffs on her writing process and the power of nature
Laura Gibson’s music cuts deep.

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