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Draggily Ever After

Across the country, drag queen-led story hours have faced heated protests. SLC's iteration went off without a hitch.

Summer of Discontent

Activists are facing criminal charges for a massive protest against the inland port. Will the opposition back down?

Draggily Ever After

Across the country, drag queen-led story hours have faced heated protests. SLC's iteration went off without a hitch.
It's a Saturday morning, and the children's section at The King's English Bookshop is packed to the gills with eager young readers, hungry for a story or two.

Down the Underreported Rabbit Hole

Inside the year’s Top 10 censored stories.
Every year, Project Censored identifies the 10 most important stories that the mainstream media somehow missed, and every year the task seems to get stranger.

Spirit Guide 2019

Our fourth annual guide to all things booze in the Beehive.
In those halcyon days before the 2016 election, it seemed entirely reasonable to take up a big-ass chunk of column inches to dive deep into the world and workings of all things booze-related.

Master Planners

As election day nears, Salt Lake City mayoral candidates Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla share their visions for a changing city.
The voters decide who will become the next mayor in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. For many, ballots will be mailed to their homes soon.

Sound the Alarm

Amid inaction from world leaders, a new generation of climate activists arises.
The sprawling strikes represent a remarkable escalation of Thunberg’s decision last year to start skipping school on Fridays to protest against inaction by the Swedish government over the climate crisis.

The Arts Issue 2019

Our yearly Arts Issue goes with everything.
This year, our overview of local arts is as wide-ranging as the word "art" itself.

The Road Out

How religious organizations, nonprofits and people on the streets are adapting to historic change in Salt Lake's homeless services.
For 32 years, the Good Samaritan Program has operated out of a three-story house with an expanse of green lawn on South Temple, offering bagged lunches to hundreds of hungry people every day.

Election 2020: Then There Were 10

We size up the Democrats who’ve qualified for Thursday night’s debate.
Under the shadow of Donald Trump's presidency, plenty of Democrats feel that absolutely nothing is more important than winning the election.

The Geek Issue

City Weekly's first-ever Geek Issue is a celebration of the people and organizations that make Utah such a distinctive haven for those with a geek sensibility.

Unfair Acts

Why is any public school still playing football against BYU?
The Black 14, as they came to be known, sought Eaton's permission to speak out against BYU's policies.

Swan Song

The magical 25-year journey of Swan Princess from box-office flop to beloved franchise.
How did a potential disaster become one of the longest-lived feature film franchises in history?

DNA Detections

How 3 individuals experienced big reveals through genetic genealogy.
"DNA testing can open up new genealogical lines to research, increase the depth of your heritage, and bring great joy through new connections to cousins near and far."


Hordes of Utah motorists apply for vanity license plates every year. Here are the ones deemed too offensive for the road.
1,246 The number of vanity plates applied for in Utah from 2016-18. Here are the ones deemed too offensive for the road.

The Beyhive State

Inside one Utah author’s bootylicious mashup of Beyoncé and academia.
When it comes to Beyoncé, Brooklynite-by-way-of-Cache-County, Kevin Allred, wrote the book. Specifically, "Ain't I a Diva?"—freshly squeezed by Feminist Press.

BYU's e-Scarlet Letter

A peck on the cheek! Hand-holding! The male gaze! How a BYU-bred Instagram account made students featured in it quake.
The BYU student always thought its feed was funny and harmless. He never imagined he'd ever be a part of it.

Rainbow Connections

Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival tries to capture the past, present and future of queer representation on screen.
In 2019, what does an LGBTQ-themed film festival look like, and what should it look like?


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