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Friday, August 16, 2019

Trump Queen

Local drag performer stokes controversy as the Donald Trump-loving “Lady MAGA”
Aphro Deity, a prominent Salt Lake drag entertainer, says she doesn’t normally “cancel” people for frivolous reasons or off-putting politics.

Movie Reviews: Angry Birds Movie 2, Blinded By the Light, Good Boys

Ode to Joy, Honeyland, Mike Wallace is Here, Where'd You Go Bernadette
47 Meters Down: Uncaged [not yet reviewed] Young divers face a man-eating threat in an underwater cave system.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SLC Mayoral Election Update

Preliminary results favor Mendenhall
Erin Mendenhall is taking the lead in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Voter’s Voice

Chaos ensues at Rep. Chris Stewart’s North Salt Lake town hall.
In the town hall’s last question, a constituent asked if the findings of the Mueller report justify an impeachment inquiry.

Three Qs and a Beer

City Weekly sits down for a drink with this year’s eight mayoral candidates.
This year’s SLC mayoral race has been a doozy. Between sheepish mailers, claims of “dark money” and Rainer Huck’s festive debate headwear, it’s easy for a voter to get bogged down with election noise.

Music Live Extra Aug. 12

James McMurtry, Gone West, The B-52's
THURSDAY 8/15 James

Friday, August 9, 2019

Nukes No More

Church service commemorates the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Eerie bass tones filled the chapel.

Movie Reviews: The Kitchen, Brian Banks, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Dora and the Lost City of Gold, The Peanut Butter Falcon, ECCO, Them That Follow
The Art of Racing in the Rain **1/2 Life is a lot like racing cars, as you know if you read Garth Stein’s dependably sappy novel on which this movie is based. The adaptation, directed by Simon Curtis (Goodbye Christopher Robin) from Mark Bomback’s faithfully-translated screenplay, shares all the same folksy, New Age-y life lessons (which range from profound to silly) while relating the story of a Seattle race car driver (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife (Amanda Seyfried), their little girl (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) and the melodramatic ups and downs of their lives—all told from the perspective of their golden retriever, Enzo, who’s voiced by Kevin Costner.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"The Peanut Butter Falcon" co-directors Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz

The unique challenges of building a feel-good film around a lead actor with a disability
The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of a 20-year-old man with Down syndrome named Zak (Zack Gottsagen) who winds up on the road through North Carolina's Outer Banks with troubled ex-fisherman Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) to pursue Zak's dream of becoming a professional wrestler. The co-writing/directing team of Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz visited Salt Lake City to promote the film (opening Aug. 9) and talked about the struggles and payoffs of making a film with a lead actor with a disability.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Music Live Extra Aug. 5

Love Gang Forever Tour, Summer Salt
TUESDAY 8/6 Love Gang Forever Tour 2019: Cold Hart & Horse Head , Fish Narc, Yawns, Lil Zubin, Fantasy Camp If you need something to take up your entire night on Tuesday, this show will do the trick. With six acts on the lineup, four of whom are part of the Soundcloud-world born GothBoiClique, of which the late rapper Lil Peep was part.

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