Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Sep 11, 2008
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  • Sep 11-17, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 17

News

  • 5 Spot | Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson
  • 5 Spot | Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson

    Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson now heads up the High Road for Human Rights (HighRoadforHumanRights.org). He will speak Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m., in the City Library auditorium (210 E. 400 South) at the Forum for Questioning Minds, on human-rights...
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  • The Ocho | Black Holes & Red Lobsters
  • The Ocho | Black Holes & Red Lobsters

    Eight last-minute items on Utahns’ to-do lists before the Large Hadron Collider plunged the planet into a black hole on Wednesday:8. Get reservations for last supper at Red Lobster. 7. Break news to kids: “Look, everyone in High School Musical...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Seven years since 9/11

    It’s been seven years since 9/11—have we learned anything in that time?Cesar Guzman: Yes, I learned that I despise Bush ! Monica Sorensen: We’ve learned that Rudy Giuliani must get some sort of endorsement each time he mentions the words...
  • The Straight Dope | Peg o’ My Heart
  • The Straight Dope | Peg o’ My Heart

    One often hears references to rampant buggery among sailors in the glory days of the Royal Navy. Sometimes, it’s said, young boys called “peg boys” were on board solely for the purpose of providing pleasure to the officers. What’s...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Spelling Counts

    Curses, Foiled Again Authorities identified a wanted man because he had his name tattooed on the side of his head. Federal task force officers investigating an unrelated incident at a shelter in Billings, Mont., said they recognized Sterling F. Wolfname,...
  • Lake Effect | A Hadron for Destruction
  • Lake Effect | A Hadron for Destruction

    If you are reading this, the Earth has survived its gravest threat to date: the first “full proton beam injection” Sept. 10 at the Large Hadron Collider on the French/Swiss border. According to some people—those scientists again—the...
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  • Ask a Mexican | <em>Cops</em>, Mexican Love & Witty Mojados
  • Ask a Mexican | Cops, Mexican Love & Witty Mojados

    Dear Readers: The Mexican’s new book Orange County: A Personal History is in your local bookstore on Sept. 16—by pure coincidence, Mexican Independence Day! In honor of and to shamelessly promote my muy caliente libro (which deals with America’s...
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  • The Way It Is | Cathy Moran of the Peach Boutique
  • The Way It Is | Cathy Moran of the Peach Boutique

    The West Valley City Council recently capped the number of taco-stand licenses at 15. Some council members feel they’re not aesthetically pleasing and are a burden to existing health inspectors’ workloads. City Weekly asked Cathy Moran of...
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Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: Sundance Sipping

    At the Sundance Food & Wine Festival over Labor Day weekend, I met new friends and got reacquainted with some old ones. I even developed a crush or two. I’m speaking of wines, of course. There were plenty of old favorites and some new surprises,...

Music

  • Music | CD Revue: Pontiak & Angela Desveaux
  • CD Reviews
  • Music | CD Revue: Pontiak & Angela Desveaux

    Pontiak Sun on Sun It’s rare to find a band so immersed in their surroundings as Pontiak. Hailing from Virginia, every track on Sun on Sun drips with backwoods rural rock that us cityfolk often find unnerving. The album opens with “Shell...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 11-17
  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 11-17

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Some people would like the world better if it didn’t have oddballs, freaks, black sheep, misfits and crackpots. Personally, I’m very much in favor of these types, and celebrate the entertaining diversity they add...
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Guides

  • Artys 2008 | Readers&rsquo; Choice
  • Artys
  • Artys 2008 | Readers’ Choice

    Best Painter Trent Call Master of all styles, or artistic chameleon? If any local artist is running the risk of overexposure, it’s Trent Call, whose work is seemingly everywhere. But viewers never seem to tire of his art because each time they...
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  • Artys 2008 | Staff Picks
  • Artys
  • Artys 2008 | Staff Picks

    BEST LEAP FORWARD Ballet West’s Innovations Inside every great classically trained ballet dancer, there is a choreographer aching to create an original work. Ballet West’s Innovations program showcased three fresh, exciting, and …...
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