Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Oct 25, 2007
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  • Oct 25-31, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 24

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  • 5 Spot | KUED 7’s Mary Dickson
  • 5 Spot | KUED 7’s Mary Dickson

    Mary Dickson, director of creative services for KUED 7 and former City Weekly columnist may now add “playwright” to her resume. Plan-B Theatre Co. is presenting her autobiographical docu-play Exposed (PlanBTheatre.org/Exposed) at the Rose...
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  • Rasmuson | How to Write Your Own Obituary

    I’m of a certain age where I am more likely to be sitting on the back row at a funeral than reprising the Macarena at a wedding. I’m also old enough to have a cultivated regard for how things ought to be—or, as likely, ought not be—so...
  • The Ocho | Least-Popular Local Halloween Attractions
  • The Ocho | Least-Popular Local Halloween Attractions

    Eight least-popular local Halloween attractions this season: 8. Rob Zombie’s Passage to Zarahemla Corn Maze 7. Tricks for Treats on South State Street 6. Sugar House Redevelopment’s Nightmare on 13th East 5. Doctor John’s Lingerie...
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  • Lake Effect | On a Roll
  • Lake Effect | On a Roll

    Utah is brimming with corporate goodwill this week now that Procter & Gamble has agreed to help eliminate some problems Box Elder County has with unsightly foliage and wildlife. For $85 million of corporate welfare, the asswipe giant agreed to obscure...
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  • Private Eye | What I Didn’t Learn in Journalism School

    In the 1970s, journalism schools across the country began filling with students. I wasn’t one of them. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, then with the Washington Post, were bringing the Nixon presidency to its knees via their investigative reporting...
  • Cheap Shot | I’d Like to Buy a Vowell
  • Cheap Shot | I’d Like to Buy a Vowell

    The first time I heard Sarah Vowell on the public radio show This American Life, I tried to adjust the bass, the tone and the balance of my speakers to right the wrong of Sarah’s quirky sound. It was no use, and this made me happy. It was great...
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  • The Way It Is | Tracy Johnson
  • The Way It Is | Tracy Johnson

    We asked equipment technician Tracy Johnson: Why is Halloween still so popular despite efforts to stamp it out?
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  • Staffbox | Why Did You Choose Your Career?

    What prompted you to choose what you are doing now as your career? Fame? Money? Meeting people who had either? Lindsay Larkin: When I applied for a sales position at City Weekly, I was broke. I desperately did not want the job. Then I got it. Now I love...
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  • The Straight Dope | Grimm & Grimmer
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  • The Straight Dope | Grimm & Grimmer

    Just read one of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes entitled The Kindly Ones. I was taken aback when one character relates a disturbing variant of “Sleeping Beauty” described as the original version of the tale, from back before it got watered...
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again Two men broke into a commercial building in Antioch, Calif., to steal copper wire, only to find themselves in the middle of a police training exercise. While one officer taking part hid in the 40,000-square-foot building, another...
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  • Free Will Astrology | Oct. 25-31
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  • Free Will Astrology | Oct. 25-31

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) For all we know, in your past life you were a virgin who was thrown into a volcano to appease a fire deity. But, whether or not that’s an actual fact, we can say this with certainty: At some time in your current life,...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Date a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: Why do so many of my peers assume I must have low self-esteem just because I’m dating a Mexican guy? I finally found someone with my same values and who treats me way better than any gringo I ever dated. The same women who complain...
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Eat & Drink

  • Wine
  • The Grapevine | The Beerhive State

    When the Great American Beer Festival—North America’s most important beer competition—wrapped up about 10 days ago, Utah breweries walked off with a number of prestigious awards, including one of the most sought after at the event. At...

Music

  • Madlib CD Revue | Patty Griffin, Heart, Kenna
  • Madlib CD Revue | Patty Griffin, Heart, Kenna

    Patty Griffin Live from Artists Den DVD Watching or listening to Live from Artists Den left me feeling in need of a stimulant. At their strongest, the band adequately rocks a church. (Explanation:The band plays in a beautiful New York cathedral which...
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  • Music | What is a Menomena? If you have to ask …
  • Music | What is a Menomena? If you have to ask …

    When the first Menomena album I Am the Fun Blame Monster (FilmGuerrero) showed up in the mail lo those few years ago, it was easy to dismiss them on name alone: “What the hell is a Menomena?” Not wanting an answer, and noting that the animated...
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