Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Dec 30, 2004
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  • Dec 30, 2004 - Jan 5, 2005
  • Vol. 21, No. 33

News

  • 2004 Year in Review

    FIRST QUARTER January, February, March: “Nipplegate,” Dynamite and Gay Legislation. By Shane Johnson Dictator, mass murderer and vapid novelist Saddam Hussein was plucked from a spider hole in the waning days of 2003, an obvious sign that...
  • Forward Lean

    Forward Lean So, 2004 will be remembered as the year of living dangerously, thinking sloppily and—except where Janet Jackson bared her breast, Nicollette Sheridan dropped her towel, or the threat of gay marriage loomed—barely paying attention...
  • Park Wars

    Park Wars Salt Lake City gave us a nice gift this year, with free parking downtown during the holiday shopping season. The parking meters were covered with festive green bags tied with red ribbons, with the bags bearing the words “Free Parking”...
  • Film & TV
  • Hack the Knife

    Kevin Spacey fumbles his way through the Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea.
  • Film & TV
  • Postmen in the Mountains, The Aviator ...

    NEW THIS WEEKInformation is correct at press time. Film release schedules are subject to change.Beyond the Sea **See review p. 44. Opens Jan. 29 at theaters valleywide. (PG-13)Postmen in the Mountains ***If China had an equivalent of Harry Chapin’s...

Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • Vive Champagne

    Vive Champagne It’s natural that during the holiday season—a time of festivity, family and friends—that our thoughts should turn to the ultimate celebratory drink: Champagne. In last week’s Grapevine I made what must have seemed...
  • Wine
  • Farewell to 2004

    Looking back on the year’s restaurant comings and goings, passings and closings.

Music

  • The Brobecks, Royal Bliss, The Street ...

    THE BROBECKS The Happiest Nuclear Winter The Brobecks’ second basement epic kicks off like a Saturday-afternoon disaster flick, then cranks the indie-pop charm with chiming guitars, cheesy synths, nimble piano and vocals sweet enough to make fillings...
  • Danny Vesper, Starmy, Adler’s Appetite ...

    THURSDAY 12/30 DANNY VESPER Tonight, grab a cup of Hot Dickens Cider and share in the magic of a very special Sound vs. Silence Records performance featuring beautifully insecure singer-songwriter Danny Vesper. SVSS, an independent label formed in 2003...

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