Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | May 8, 2008
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  • May 8-14, 2008
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News

  • 5 Spot | Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, former military analyst
  • 5 Spot | Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, former military analyst

    Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, 77, is a former military analyst and government whistle-blower, who worked on a top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam, which later became the “Pentagon Papers.” Ellsberg will speak at the ACLU Bill of Rights...
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  • The Ocho | New Utah Laws
  • The Ocho | New Utah Laws

    Eight little-known new Utah laws that went into effect on Monday, May 5:8. Alcoholic “sidecars” have been replaced with scratch-’n’-sniff “sidecards” that at least smell like real drinks. 7. Children under 10 are...
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  • The Straight Dope | Vermiculite Blight
  • The Straight Dope | Vermiculite Blight

    Hey, Cecil: My wife and I had a very unpleasant experience selling our house after our buyer’s inspector came back with a report of vermiculite in our attic. After a week of stress and an $80 test, it was determined that what we had was not vermiculite...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Mission Accomplished

    Curses, Foiled Again Sheriff’s investigators reported that Kasey Allan and David Connell warned a gas station clerk in Benzie County, Mich., they would be back to rob her after they got their masks and a gun and asked her to cooperate in exchange...
  • Lake Effect | Not So Simile
  • Lake Effect | Not So Simile

    Some LDS apologists are up in arms regarding a New York Times Web article implying that FLDS polygamists are like those regular, old 19th-century Mormon polygamists. This is what is known as a simile. And, of course, comments from the frequently outraged...
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  • The Way It Is | Chris Irvine of the Lazy Dog Pizzeria
  • The Way It Is | Chris Irvine of the Lazy Dog Pizzeria

    A Dan Jones poll found 69 percent of Utahns believe some sex crimes are worse than others and 54 percent opposed individuals on the sex offender registry from ever having their names stricken from the registry, as some offenders have recently requested....
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  • Ask a Mexican | Cops, Mexican Love & Witty Mojados

    Dear Readers: The paperback version of my book is out in stores now, cheap enough so that even a Guatemalan can afford it. Buy, por favor! Now, on to the preguntas …  Dear Mexican: Whenever I see the television show Cops, the white folks pull...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Wine
  • Chinese Cookbooks, Rachel Ray & Mother’s Day

    While it’s not a comprehensive tome like many, one of the better Chinese cookbooks I’ve found is Cecilia Chiang’s recently published The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco, with a forward by Alice Waters....
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  • Dining | Wine: We Are a Napa Family

    During a trip to Napa and Sonoma Counties last month, one of my most enjoyable winery visits took place at Trefethen Family Vineyards, where members of the Trefethen family took time out of their very busy schedules to play host. This was in the midst...

Music

  • Music | Quiet Riot: New York’s Ra Ra Riot starts to explode.
  • Music | Quiet Riot: New York’s Ra Ra Riot starts to explode.

    Nineteen years ago, Alexandra Lawn started playing the cello because she attended Montessori school, and every child—in the name of fostering one’s creativity—was encouraged to play an instrument. “My parents picked out my instrument,”...
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Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | May 8-14
  • Free Will Astrology | May 8-14

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) For many Aries, independence is a virtue that flows in abundance—so much so that it’s sometimes on the verge of becoming excessive and turning into a vice. That’s why I’m thrilled to inform you that the...
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