Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Aug 16, 2007
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  • Aug 16-22, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 14

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  • Hits & Misses
  • Hits & Misses

    Miners A few decades ago, it was impossible to walk down Main Street Salt Lake City in winter without a thought for the miners. Coal-fueled heaters meant white shirts had changed to black by noon. In today’s gas-heated buildings, it’s easy...
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  • Midlife Thesis
  • Midlife Thesis

    Back to School ’07: Need a new thrill? You’re never too old to earn a college degree.
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  • Tight Bytes
  • Tight Bytes

    Bill Frost is on vacation. Since he’s the head honcho for The Ocho and I’m looking to cut corners—while simultaneously padding a word count as a fill-in for Frost Bytes—here’s The Quatro on how you can park, drink, watch...
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  • She’ll Be Back
  • She’ll Be Back

    News: A SLC woman alleges lazy lawyers lost her the rights to Terminator and Matrix plotlines.
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  • Loge Travelers
  • Loge Travelers

    Back to School ’07: Savor the international flavor of upcoming college theater productions.
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  • Voices

    Homey Gigs
  • Private Eye: Coal Miner’s Fodder
  • Private Eye: Coal Miner’s Fodder

    If Americans like anything at all, it’s our folk heroes. Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are both riding folk-hero crests. As the days wear on, another folk hero is emerging locally in the form of Robert Murray, co-owner of the Crandall Canyon coal...
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  • Accessorized to Learn
  • Accessorized to Learn

    Back to School ’07: Face it. You’re gonna need some frills to go to college.
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  • The Replacements

    Deep End: The next Mormon apostle could be black, French or white and delightsome.
  • “More Good”
  • “More Good”

    News: At MormonWiki, one person’s collaboration is another’s editorial control.
  • Film School
  • Film School

    Back to School ’07: What you’d know about college if you believed what you saw in the movies.
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  • Art Attack
  • Art Attack

    Back to School ’07: Students have more options than ever to learn cooking, art and interior design. But will there be jobs when they graduate?
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  • Sham Masters
  • Sham Masters

    It’s hot enough to stir-fry lunch on the sidewalk in front of City Weekly. I’ve had it. This last stubborn stretch of summer heat makes my brain work in quick, short takes. It’s too much work to do otherwise. And you are the beneficiary...
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  • Concert Listings

    Thursday, Aug. 16 Michael Franti, Charlie Hunter Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, 7 p.m. All-ages. Free 331, Matisyahu Usana Amphitheatre, 5400 S. 6200 West, SmithsTix.com, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Voodoo Glowskulls Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726...
  • Lake Effect: A Hot Tip!
  • Lake Effect: A Hot Tip!

    Sent by an anonymous reader on his Blackberry: “Just read your column on celebs behaving badly [‘Celeb Fever,’ Aug. 9]. You could have included Dina Lohan getting kicked off a Delta flight to Utah. “I happened to see it happen....
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  • Get My Thrift?
  • Get My Thrift?

    Back to School ’07: Lessons in how to save big and look hot.
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  • The Ocho
  • The Ocho

    Eight metal predictions for 2008 from Kevin Kirk of The Heavy Metal Shop.
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  • The Straight Dope
  • Links
  • The Straight Dope

    Dryers BlowWhen drying my hands in a public bathroom, I frequently have the choice of an electric hot-air dryer or paper towels. Since the label on the hot-air dryer proclaims it is environmentally friendly and reduces paper towel waste, I generally use...
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  • Freewill Astrology
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  • Freewill Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) “Dear Rob: Have your apprentices been composing your column lately? Or have you outsourced the writing to Vedic fortune-tellers in Calcutta? The horoscopes just don’t sound like you. They’re, I don’t...
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  • Ask a Mexican
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: I had a heated discussion in my van pool with a couple of gringos where they made a comment that immigration (both legal and illegal) needs to stop. I replied jokingly, “Then who will take our orders at McDonald’s or work in...
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  • Newsquirks
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again Antoine Robinson, 19, pulled up at a home in Beaufort, S.C., and began shooting at brothers Rodmond Singleton, 24, and Titus Singleton, 18. The Singletons, who told police they were just heading out for some target shooting, grabbed...
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Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • Say Cheese

    The Grapevine: Cheeseheads and their wine.

Music

  • Pop Mart
  • Pop Mart

    Music: Fountains of Wayne may not be searching for the perfect pop song, but they seem to find it anyway.
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  • Pelican Fly!
  • Pelican Fly!

    Music: Instrumental rockers Pelican soar without a singer to weigh them down.
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