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Dancing With Spirits

Pacific Islander community seeks to both promote their differences and celebrate similarities.

The Beer Issue

New Shade of Blue

How hard is it for the police to diversify their ranks? Ask Officer Amy Novoa.

Monumental Disaster

Can Utah bounce back from its latest public lands debacle?
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke listened to gripes surrounding Bears Ears National Moment, but will he read the rave reviews?

Holy Spirits

Rejoice, our annual A-Z Cocktail Guide is here!
The best part of compiling this ode to Utah’s drinks scene? Recognizing the passion and talent of so many local producers and advocates keeping our community of cocktail enthusiasts growing.

Into the Wild

Small Northern Utah zoo sets sights on survival.
For Zach Roach, nearly every morning starts the same.

Save Our Sphinx!

17 years into its run as a public park, Gilgal Garden is starting to show its age.
Observers will notice a crack marring the main structure, running through the sphinx's mouth and continuing across his cheek like a vile knife gash. Another chunk of stone has been crumbling from his shirt collar.

Shelter War

In the fight over the future of the downtown homeless, the Pioneer Park Coalition looms large.
On a Friday morning in early June in front of Salt Lake City's downtown homeless shelter, a tractor lowers its gaping bucket-jaw and scoops up a small mountain of soiled clothing piled in the gutter.

Locked on Locke

Meet the energetic Jazz employee who refuses to hang up his headset in the offseason.
David Locke doesn't sit still very well.

Best Summer Concerts

So. Many. Shows. Here are City Weekly’s top picks you gotta see.
Stock up on earplugs and bust out the Keens; music festival season is here, baby!

Warrior Spirit

A Maori Mormon wants the church held accountable for erasing his New Zealand heritage.
Ra Puriri packed his suitcase and flew 9,000 miles from the coastal community of Raglan, New Zealand, to Salt Lake City—all to perform an act of dissent.

The PRIDE Issue

Be bold. Be brave. Be proud. Be you.
Despite many misconceptions, LGBTQ culture in Salt Lake City is thriving, and this week's Pride festivities are a testament to that—from the 8th annual Miss City Weekly on Thursday, to Sunday's march through downtown, to a series of splinter festivities across town—SLC's rainbow colors run deep.

Summer Guide 2017

Here comes the sun, baby!
It's here! Our yearly one-stop shop for all things fun in the sun in SLC.

Attack of the Killer Reboots!

Summer flicks bring familiar themes and familiar themes.
Last year, I was inspired by the summer's bumper crop of sequels, prequels and bologna.

Flipped

Why a former left-leaning ex-oil exec. wants you and all your friends to join the Republican party.
As a long line queues up to get inside West High School on an early Friday evening, people shift their weight from one leg to the next.

Inside the Firestorm

New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames.
Aircraft N2UW has flown through all kinds of weather.

The Block

My life as a former drug dealer, new father and future inspiration.
Gabriel Estrada Zamora was released from jail on Feb. 7, 2015, after serving five months for drug possession and paraphernalia charges.

Resist

How Donald Trump has increased interest in the lives and tactics of longtime tax resisters.
Rod Nippert grew up on a farm with 40,000 turkeys in the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Ohio. He wanted to escape the life of a farm boy as quickly as he could.

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