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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Laura Gibson explores the mystery

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

Movie Review Roundup: "If Beale Street Could Talk," "Escape Room," "Shoplifters"

It's a light first week of 2019 in theaters, with one new wide release and the local opening of two of the best films of 2018. Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters (pictured) showcases the director's creative sweet spot balancing sentimentality with acidic social conscience.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sauced-Up Survey

DABC poll aims to give customers what they want—sort of.
Since Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control launched a customer-feedback survey in October, locals haven’t been shy about letting the DABC know what they want: cold beer.

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.

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