Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Aug 30, 2007
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  • Frost Bytes: Mitt, Elevated
  • Frost Bytes: Mitt, Elevated

    Rejoice! In Sunday’s second-season finale, HBO’s Sandy-set polygamy dramarama Big Love finally got around to name-checking Utah’s favorite 2008 presidential candidate—sort of. Early in the “Oh, Pioneers” episode, Juniper...
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  • Will Smile for Cash
  • Will Smile for Cash

    Feature: At $43 million and counting, The Leonardo Museum better kick some ass.
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  • StaffBox: Jilted Love

    Last time you were jilted by a lover, how did you react? Stephen Dark: Jesus, my memory doesn’t stretch back that far. I recall in my early 20s, my deeply unrequited passion for a young lady who’d share my bed but not my heart. She dumped...
  • Missionary Position: Keith Moore
  • Missionary Position: Keith Moore

    Keith Moore Novelist and poet Served mission in eastern Canada, 1950-52 Did you break the rules? As often as I could. Consequences? Very few. It’s a good thing my mission was 55 to 57 years ago, because it’s all draconian now compared to...
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  • Full of Grunt
  • Full of Grunt

    The Deep End: Cutting through the crap of Mitt’s favorite expletive.
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  • Film Massacre
  • Film Massacre

    News: Hollywood loves the story of the Mountain Meadows massacre, but not a U. professor who first brought it to the big screen.
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  • Lake Effect: Love, Main Street Style
  • Lake Effect: Love, Main Street Style

    Speculation is rampant over the Aug. 24 destruction of glass windows at the Salt Lake City mayoral candidate Keith Christensen’s campaign office on Main Street between 200 and 300 South. Was it a politically motivated attack? The Deseret Morning...
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  • Mullen: Won’t Back Down

    It’s been one of those weeks when a few people intent on intimidating others into submission seem especially busy. Today, I offer two examples for your consideration. First, we have Boss Coal—you know him better after his three weeks in Utah...
  • The Ocho: September Dawn
  • The Ocho: September Dawn

    Eight positive press quotes about the otherwise maligned Mountain Meadows massacre movie September Dawn: 8. “The theater was air-conditioned and the seats reclined … thumbs up!” (The Intermountain Napper) 7. “Full, lush, stunningly...
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  • Under the Radar
  • Under the Radar

    News: Air travel is back to pre-9/11 levels, but air-traffic controllers say their salaries are crashing.
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  • The Way It Is: Julio Aguirre
  • The Way It Is: Julio Aguirre

    City Weekly asked Julio Aguirre, a graphic designer, what part of American society should we be the most ashamed about? One thing I notice is the homeless. [At that moment a homeless man approached Aquirre and asked him for change.] I’m sure you’ve...
  • Hits & Misses: Float Follies
  • Hits & Misses: Float Follies

    Float Follies We thought Utah college teachers were teaching college students. Turns out they are busy making floats for the Utah County Republican Party. An internal audit of Utah County’s Mountain Applied Technology College found a welding instructor...
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  • Private Eye: Go Cougars!

    I’m a creature of habit and manage to filter through The Salt Lake Tribune each morning while eating my blackberry-laden Total cereal. I far enjoy the cereal. Given this is the Internet age, after reading the Tribune, I go online to read the Deseret...
  • 5 Spot: Pete Ashdown
  • 5 Spot: Pete Ashdown

    In 2006, XMission CEO Pete Ashdown challenged U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch for his Senate seat. While not victorious, the Democrat garnered about a third of the vote—a strong showing when up against a senator-for-life. Ashdown continues to track local...
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: Do you agree with immigration rights activists calling Elvira Arellano, who is an illegal immigrant and a criminal I might add, the Mexican Rosa Parks? The very idea that these people refer to her as such is deeply disturbing. Rosa Parks...
  • The Straight Dope: Drugs on Tap
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  • The Straight Dope: Drugs on Tap

    I’ve learned a few things working with chemotherapy agents in research, such as the vast majority kill cancer cells by the same mechanisms that cause the cancer in the first place. In the lab, we use very small amounts and are very careful about...
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again Two teenage girls broke into a tattoo parlor in Fairfield, Maine, and tried to avoid setting off the alarm by using hairspray so they could see the alarm beam. “They said they saw it on TV,” Deputy Police Chief Steve Trahan...
  • Free Will Astrology
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  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) “Here’s how you can tell if you have a bad psychotherapist or counselor,” says my friend Laura. “She or he buys into all your BS, never questions your delusions and builds your self-esteem even if that...
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Eat & Drink

  • On a Roll
  • Wine
  • On a Roll

    Discovering the art of sushi with Park City’s premier sushi chefs.
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  • Wine
  • The Grapevine: Sushi Sipping

    I’ve always found it interesting—and a little irritating—that, for the most part, sushi bars are wine-free zones. Walk into your favorite sushi restaurant, and I’d bet for every glass of wine in front of a customer, you’ll...

Music

  • Transformer
  • Transformer

    Music: Pink Nasty is more than meets the eye.
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  • Coup d’État
  • Coup d’État

    P.O.S. isn’t trying to change hip-hop; he’s trying to overthrow it.
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