Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Mar 6, 2008
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  • Mar 6-12, 2008
  • Vol. 24, No. 43

News

  • 5 Spot | <em>SLUG</em> magazine&rsquo;s Meghann Griggs
  • 5 Spot | SLUG magazine’s Meghann Griggs

    On Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., Sam Weller’s and SLUG will launch the Hardboiled Book Club which meets monthly in the basement of Sam Weller’s at 254 S. Main. The first book to be discussed: Jess Walters’ The Zero. SLUG’s sales...
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  • The Ocho | Fun David Archuleta Factoids
  • The Ocho | Fun David Archuleta Factoids

    Eight fun factoids about Salt Lake City’s David Archuleta, 17-year-old American Idol favorite: 8. The song he sang last week, “Imagine,” was written by some old-time rock guy—like, Jon Bon Jovi or something. 7. He won Star...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Any American Idol Favorites?

    American Idol favorite? And if you had to compete against him or her, what song would you do? Bryan Bale: My favorite is Simon Cowell. If I were to compete against him, I’d have to become an insulting prick. If my e-mail inbox is any indication,...
  • The Straight Dope | Mass: Hysteria?
  • The Straight Dope | Mass: Hysteria?

    On a recent trip to the doctor, I was shown a body mass index chart, with height in feet and inches along the Y axis and weight in pounds along the X axis. The nurse practitioner showed me that it indicated I needed to lose over a third of my body weight...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Mexican Godparents & Socialism

    Dear Mexican: Why do Mexicans have padrinos for everything? I never understood why, can you help me out? —The Godfather Fan Dear Wab: Many gabachos have long wondered about the galaxy of godparents that surround Mexicans from birth to death, but...
  • Lake Effect | Lawn Order
  • Lake Effect | Lawn Order

    This sign, posted on the fence surrounding Bryant Middle School, offers good advice to passersby, especially considering the fact that warm weather is just around the corner. Soon it will be prime time for rolling around and doing somersaults and lounging...
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  • Miscellaneous
  • Andy & Me: Ranting like Rooney

    I once had a telephone conversation with Andy Rooney. It was before he had a permanent slot on 60 Minutes, but I knew who he was because of some documentaries he had done for CBS. He was seeking information about the organization that employed me. I don’t...
  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Chutzpah

    Curses, Foiled Again Highway Patrol officers stopped three Philadelphia men they observed driving at night without lights and noticed piles of cash and coins strewn about the car. Just then, they heard a police broadcast about a store robbery nearby....
  • The Way It Is | Riley Booker of Euro Treasure Antiques
  • The Way It Is | Riley Booker of Euro Treasure Antiques

    A Midvale Middle School teacher has come under some pressure from a student’s parent, for allegedly crossing the line from education to advocacy by showing Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth in a science class. City Weekly asked Riley Booker...
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Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • Dining | Wine: MacRostie Winery & Vineyards

    A recent visit to Utah from Steve MacRostie of MacRostie Winery & Vineyards was reason enough for me to delve into some of his wines. Not that such an excuse or motivation was really necessary; MacRostie wines are some of the most widely praised and...

Music

  • Local CD Revue | Enee One, Shades of Gray, Spitsofrantic
  • Local CD Revue | Enee One, Shades of Gray, Spitsofrantic

    Enee One Say Goodnight What would you do if you got KRS-One to guest star on your album? Chances are, most of us would blow it by letting fanboy admiration get in the way of producing a quality track. Enee One doesn’t blow it. On “Radio...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | March 6-12
  • Free Will Astrology | March 6-12

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) This is Celebrate Your Broken Heart Week, Aries. Even if your heart’s not exactly shattered at the moment, it has no doubt been so at sometime in the past. So why celebrate? Because having a broken heart is one of the...
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