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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mayor Pete Mania

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg draws 4,500 to campaign event.
“But of course, Donald Trump didn’t invent bigotry, he rode it into the White House," Buttigieg said. "We gotta make sure we’re looking at the story behind the story."

Friday, February 14, 2020

Bills, Bills, Bills, Make a Citizen Go Crazy

Fetuses, Romney and porn all got their day in the sun during Week 3 of the Legislature.
Week 3 of the Utah lege sesh is over, with some of 2020’s sexier bills making moves like Lizzo.

Movie Reviews: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Photograph, Downhill

Citizen K, Incitement, Romance in the Outfield: Double Play
Citizen K *** Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney uses the tale of Mikhail Khodorkovsky—former oligarch of the early post-Soviet years turned political dissident—to explain Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, and why the Russian pretty-much-dictator is today so dangerous. Once the richest man in Russia, Khodorkovsky took advantage of the chaotic “Wild West” atmosphere in the new Russian republic to amass a huge fortune.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Library Investigating Confrontation with Patron

Security officer has been placed on leave following the violent confrontation, main library spokesperson says.
The Salt Lake City Public Library is conducting an investigation following a bloody confrontation Wednesday night between a patron and security personnel at its downtown location.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Of Dogs and Men

Bark is worse than legislators’ bite during the general session’s second week.
Well-intentions, all, but none of it will likely lure back the Outdoor Retailer show.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Music Monday: Feb. 10

Green Pig Blues Jam celebrates its 10th anniversary.
It’s a safe bet that many of the city’s big blues players will make an appearance, including Ray Rosales, the man who started it al.

Movie Reviews: Birds of Prey, Invisible Life

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn **1/2 t’s possible for a movie to have a lot of interesting ideas, and still be a sloppy, haphazard delivery system for those ideas. This sort-of-sequel/sort-of-spinoff of 2016’s Suicide Squad finds Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) broken up with Joker and now with a target on her back.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Music Monday: Feb. 3

070 Shake, Van Sessions at The Monarch, Jazz Jags & Daytime Lover at Twilite Lounge
WEDNESDAY 2/5 Jazz Jags, Daytime Lover at Twilite Lounge If you enjoy spending weeknights in moody dive bars accompanied by slow jams that articulate your gloomy mood, then you can make your way to Twilite Lounge every Wednesday at 9 p.m. There you will find the trio of the Jazz Jags, performing as they typically do on Wednesday "Doom Lounge" nights.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Sundance 2020 reviews: Day 9

Relic, Dream Horse, Spaceship Earth, Once Upon a Time in Venezuela and more
Relic *** [Midnight]It was fascinating to realize not just that one of Sundance 2020’s recurring themes was dealing with the escalating dementia of an elder parent, but the range of approaches a filmmaker could take to that subject: in Dick Johnson is Dead as gallows humor, in The Father as psychological drama, and here as body horror.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Sundance 2020 reviews: Day 8

The Father, Welcome to Chechnya, The Truffle Hunters, Some Kind of Heaven and more
The Father *** [Premieres] There are plenty of melodramatic ways to tell a story about an older man reaching a moment where he can no longer care for himself; Florian Zeller, adapting his own play with Christopher Hampton, turns it into a harrowing sort of psychological thriller.

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