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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 19-26

Your weekend (and beyond) A&E event agenda.
Pioneer Day and Days of '47 activities dominate the week for much of Utah.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Music Monday July 17

Crate diggin’ with Spaff and WFMU, beer pongin’ with Thunderfist.
Virtual Crate Diggin’: Lenny & the Squigtones Elder Utah Smith I will rhapsodize about the joys of crate diggin’—going to record stores and searching for hours through boxes, looking for undiscovered gold or rare gems—forever. Same goes for virtual crate diggin’.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Checking Inns

Life for no-tell motels is about to get tougher.
The Salt Lake City Council passed a civil penalties ordinance that gives some teeth to cracking down on businesses that are hotbeds of crime this week.

Movie Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, The Little Hours

The B-Side, The Women's Balcony
Apes are set to rule the multiplex, challenged only by a dopey teen thriller, while SLC art house offerings include horny nuns and a variety of feisty Jewish women. The lazy horror of Wish Upon wastes 90 minutes of everyone's time by not being scary, coherent or thematically interesting.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beyond Essentials July 12-19

John DiCrosta, Joe Rogan, Welcome to Night Vale and more
What can you do with your time when you're already planning to check out everything in City Weekly's Essentials? We thought you'd never ask.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Music Monday: Confirmed - Iron Maiden is Excellent

In the current issue of City Weekly, I give several reasons why Iron Maiden is excellent. On Friday night, I saw the band live for the first time, and now I have a zillion more.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Big Sick, The Exception, The Journey

The web-slinger returns (again) to multiplexes, along with an off-beat romantic comedy and a pair of historical dramas. Comedian Kumail Nanjani's real-life romance inspires the unique relationship comedy in The Big Sick (pictured).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gordon Hayward and the Fan's Lament

What do pro athletes owe us, and why do we assume it's anything?
For approximately six hours on the Fourth of July, Twitter completely lost its collective mind. Those who spend much time on Twitter will respond with "so what else is new," but the subject of the mind-losing for once wasn't political, or even something a celebrity said or did.

Beyond Essentials July 5-12

More events for your arts and entertainment calendar
The whiff of fireworks still lingers in your nostrils, but it's time to get back to work. That doesn't mean you can't look forward to even more interesting events than we can fit in a single print issue of City Weekly.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shaken & Stirred

Petitions, new taxes and curtains: Here's your latest Utah and alcohol news roundup
Utah’s alcohol laws are perpetually in flux. In addition to lowering the DUI level, lawmakers last session also passed a 144-page liquor bill that eliminated the Zion Curtain and raised the alcohol tax by 2 percent. That law took effect on Saturday.

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