Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Jul 5, 2007
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  • Jul 5-11, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 8

News

  • Free Scooter

    It was disconcerting to land in Atlanta this past Saturday, arriving from Greece, only to learn that there had been a car bombing at the Glasgow, Scotland, airport that same day. We left Greece a couple of hours before that bombing. I wasn’t worried...
  • 5 Spot

    The Utah Health Policy Project’s Judi Hilman
  • It’s in the Water

    Corpse dredging is back!Among the most recently recovered stiffs are the waterlogged bodies of three Wyoming men drowned in Flaming Gorge on New Year’s Eve over 11 years ago. According to The Associated Press, human divers brought them up'and...
  • Freewill Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) ttThe bad news: Charlie and Sharon Reed, a couple in Dallas, had their old VW convertible stolen. The good news: By the time police recovered the car three months later, the thieves had given it a new paint job, and had fixed...
  • Had Enough?

    My neighborhood grocery store features one of those nice community bulletin boards, where people post ads for apartment rentals and housecleaning services. Sometimes, a plea goes out for help in finding a lost dog. But the saddest pitch of all, and one...
  • The Missionary Position

    Mike Willden tt28, music festival director tServed Raleigh, N.C., mission, 1998-2000Did you ever bend the rules? tIn the summer of 1999, I was dying to see Star Wars: Episode I. I just could not possibly wait a whole year. Neither could my companion....
  • Unholy Alliance

    Military and police technology sharing sends shivers up civil libertarians’ spines.
  • The Way It Is

    Science fiction gets a bad rap. It’s escapist, it’s not serious or it’s just crap, some say. But for others, it’s one of the only genres where difficult and often-ignored subjects like technology’s impact on humankind and...
  • Hits & Misses

    Greek, to Us - HITnttCity Weekly, if you hadn’t noticed, is partial to Greeks. But even if we weren’t, we’d still like “Old Greektown” as a name for the 200 South TRAX stop. As Salt Lake City is remade, it’s important...
  • The Ocho

    Eight ways Utah state liquor stores should attempt to offset sticker-shock over new higher prices for alcohol
  • Booze Up

    Why lower liquor prices could mean higher-priced drinks.
  • Letters

    Just Joshing, Dave ttWas that article for real about banning spandex bike shorts [“Short Story,” Deep End, June 28, City Weekly]? That could seriously affect my job. tDave Zabriskie tTeam CSC cyclist tSalt Lake CityArt, Schmart ttKudos for...
  • Paris Match

    Hilton and Hillary team up to tart up the campaign.
  • This Space for Rent

    Product placement in music videos is nothing new, and brand names are casually dropped in pop all the time (I can’t wait for R. Kelly’s 32-part anthology about his new iPhone). But Black-Eyed-Pea-turned-Gwen-Stefani-tribute-act Fergie has...
  • Film & TV
  • Toy Story

    Transformers wraps Gen-X nostalgia in a frantic package.
  • Syndicated Columns
  • Lobes of Enlightenment

    In Chinese restaurants I always see statues of Buddha with long earlobes. I sometimes ask the folks who work there what significance this has. So far, even the Buddhists (three now) have no idea. Do you? 'Eric Bottos, via e-mailnnLong ears are part of...
  • Syndicated Columns
  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again ttFour men surrounded a man in a parking lot in Sumter, S.C., and threatened him with a poisonous snake. The victim was unharmed, however, because the attackers fled after the snake bit one of them, according to police Chief Patty...

Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • On the Lamb

    A trip to Idaho results in fine dining, luscious lamb'and not a single spud.
  • Wine
  • Tater Shots

    A recent trip up to Idaho for the inaugural Sun Valley Food & Wine Festival (see Dining, p. 35) afforded me the opportunity to sample a bevy of wines from Idaho, not to mention quite a bit of potato vodka. Now that I’ve recovered, a few highlights:...

Music

  • Music Picks

    Folk Fest American Revival, Marty Kasteler Benefit, Battles ...
  • Tangible End

    Sarah Borges might just write the next Great American Song.
  • Dreamland

    For Latinos, Karamba is more than a dance hall.
  • Go Daddy-O

    Hot SLC Jazz Fest picks from KUER’s Steve Williams

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