Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Jun 26, 2008
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  • Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 6

News

  • Hits & Misses | Utah Artists, Health-Care & Gas
  • Hits & Misses | Utah Artists, Health-Care & Gas

    Artsy Utah Utah is experiencing the second-fastest growth of artists of any state in the nation, according to a survey by the National Endowment for the Arts. Between 1990 and 2000, the Beehive State’s artist population grew by 44 percent. And...
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  • 5 Spot | Boston-based literary agent Christina (Kit) Ward
  • 5 Spot | Boston-based literary agent Christina (Kit) Ward

    The Writers at Work 2008 conference (WritersAtWork.org) is underway—June 23-27 at Westminster College—bringing together aspiring writers, published authors, editors and agents for workshops, panels and interviews. Free public readings are...
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  • The Ocho | Farmers Market Frenzy
  • The Ocho | Farmers Market Frenzy

      Eight still-pending vendor applicants for Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market:8. Kaitlin’s Kolonic Korner 7. Ain’t Nothin’ but a Beet Thang 6. Bikini Cuts for Dogs 5. Cache Valley Chronic 4. Lee’s Killer Bees—as...
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  • Staff Box
  • Staffbox | Who’s your favorite print journalist?

    Local or national, who’s your favorite print journalist? Ted McDonough: I always enjoy Michael Isikoff, the investigative reporter for Newsweek, who uncovered the Lewinsky-Clinton business and later uncovered torture at Abu Ghraib. Great muckraker....
  • The Straight Dope | Track Stars
  • The Straight Dope | Track Stars

    I often see reports of cars stalling on railroad tracks and then getting hit by trains as a result. What makes a car so prone to stall in the middle of train tracks? I’ve driven over tracks plenty of times and never had a problem. —Mario Villanueva...
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  • Ask a Mexican | Mexican Business, La Migra & Superstition

    Dear Mexican: What do you think would happen if U.S. citizens could as easily buy land and set up businesses in Mexico as Mexicans can do in the United States? Might that be a big boost to the Mexican economy? I know there are provisions in the Mexican...
  • Lake Effect | MoPAC
  • Lake Effect | MoPAC

    In keeping with its longstanding stated tradition of not telling its members how to vote, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent out a statement urging its members to support a proposed marriage-ban amendment in California. Titled “Preserving...
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  • News Quirks
  • Newsquirks | Vehicular Follies

    Curses, Foiled Again Police in Middleton, Pa., said a customer who bought a new Sony notebook computer opened the box and found a used Gateway notebook computer instead. Using credit-card records, Detective Greg Kneiss traced both computers to Mark C....

Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Dining | Wine: The Other Pinot

    Recently, I dropped into Este pizzeria (EstePizzaCompany.com) and was chatting with owner and unrepentant Yankees fan Dave Heiblim. He was showing me the new Este wine menu (Yes! Este now serves wine!) and mentioned a Pinot Grigio that he really likes....

Music

Culture

  • True TV | Cali Mad: <em>Californication</em> and <em>Mad Men</em> on DVD
  • True TV | Cali Mad: Californication and Mad Men on DVD

    Writers are a self-absorbed lot. Take me, for example: I subtitled True TV (already pretty arrogant) as The Only TV Column That Matters™, even though it’s just 700 words in a single midmarket alternative weekly because every other alt-weekly...
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  • Free Will Astrology | June 26-July 2
  • Free Will Astrology | June 26-July 2

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Welcome to Part 2 of your outlook for the second half of 2008, Aries. We’re checking up on how you’re progressing with the challenges you were given near the end of last year. I’m hoping that by now you’re...
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