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Friday, October 18, 2019

Movie Reviews: Maleficent 2, Zombieland: Double Tap, Becoming Nobody

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Becoming Nobody **1/2 Director Jamie Catto clearly considers himself a student of spiritual teacher Ram Dass, a point of view generating a documentary that’s unusual both for the better and for the worse. There’s no attempt at cradle-to-grave narrative exploring how the American-born psychologist (né Richard Alpert) graduated from psychedelic experimentation with Timothy Leary to learning at the feet of Neem Karoli Baba in India.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trump Talk

Stormy Daniels slays hecklers and dishes on Donald Trump during SLC appearance.
Sitting in a chair near the stage to see Stormy Daniels at Metro Music Hall Tuesday night, I didn’t have much trouble figuring out who in the audience came for the politics, and who came for the porn.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Remembering Utah’s Pioneer Suffragettes

A historic resolution ensuring women’s right to vote goes on display at the Capitol.
Women first got the right to vote in Utah territory when state lawmakers passed a women’s suffrage bill in 1870.

Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Thematic ambition gets lost in the need to deliver fantasy spectacle
It’s a sneaky-clever, and possibly misleading, bit of business to give the Maleficent sequel the sub-title Mistress of Evil. After all, wasn’t the horned fairy (Angelina Jolie) redeemed in 2014’s Maleficent, transformed by her love for Aurora (Elle Fanning), the princess/adopted daughter she had sworn in a fit of vengeful rage to put to sleep forever?

Monday, October 14, 2019

Globe Grubbin’

CW sister pub invites you to Devour the World.
Devour the World will also showcase our local take on international beverages with the inclusion of spirits.

Music Live Extra Oct. 14

In Review: Blood Orange @ The Saltair, 10/8 Seeing Blood Orange has long been a dream of mine, the mastermind of it, Dev Hynes being one of my favorite artists and producers; he’s collaborated with Carly Rae Jepson, and his work with Sky Ferreira just made Pitchfork’s decade-ranker “Best 200 Songs of the 2010s.” And so I was kicking myself when I found out a day before his show that he’d be opening for Tyler, the Creator at The Great Saltair.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Movie Reviews: Gemini Man, The Addams Family, Jexi, Lucy in the Sky, El Camino

The Addams Family **1/2 This animated reboot, set in the present day, has everyone's favorite spooky Goth family (or second-favorite, if you were more of a Munsters person) in conflict with a new neighborhood that has popped up nearby called Assimilation, in which sameness is celebrated over individuality. The subdivision is owned (?)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Music Live Extra Oct. 8

Music Revolution Fest in St. George, Electronic Open Mic at Diabolical
THURSDAY 10/10 Get Outta Town: Music Revolution Fest in St. George It’s been a while since I scoped what was going on down in the land of Utah’s famous “party school,” mostly because friends who’ve lived there, are from there or went to school (briefly) there insisted that, at least a few years ago, there was nothing going on in the not-really-land of Dixie. But upon finding the St. George-based band NVM (pictured) on social media, it became apparent that there is indeed some cool activity bubbling in the simmering part of our state.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Two Thumbs Up

Mayor Jackie Biskupski endorses SLC mayoral candidate Luz Escamilla.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has thrown her support behind Sen. Luz Escamilla in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Movie Review: JOKER

The flop-sweat of trying to make a super-villain origin story into serious drama.
It’s neither as lunkheadedly reactionary as early reports seemed to suggest, nor as richly layered as the image it’s trying to project.

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