Sundance Film Review: Glassland

Sundance Film Review: Glassland
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Glassland is both a love story without sex, and a crime story without violence—a decided anomaly among just about every other film about life in an Irish slum.  … read more

Sundance Film Review: Chuck Norris vs. Communism

Sundance Film Review: Chuck Norris vs. Communism
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While the Romanian people struggled under their political restraints, a few upstarts started passing around dubbed VHS copies of Western films. Through this, the Romanian people learned about the world outside of their country’s oppressive borders. Chuck Norris vs. Communism is a charming little doc for those of us who believe that movies can be a sanctuary in our darkest moments.
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Carleton Bluford: Just Another Mama’s Boy

Carleton Bluford: Just Another Mama’s Boy
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The ancient Greeks had their tales of Apollo and Artemis slaughtering the 14 children of Niobe in defense of their mother’s honor; Hamlet’s relationship with Gertrude has fueled literary discussions for hundreds of years; even Buster Bluth’s fixation on his mother Lucille has been weirding us out since 2003. … read more

Adventure Time: The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival

Adventure Time: The Wasatch Mountain Film Festival
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While browsing among the latest outdoor recreational gear at this year’s Adventure+Gear Expo is enough to get the blood pumping, it takes a bit more to become truly inspired. With that in mind, local outdoorsman and film enthusiast Stuart Derman has partnered with Wasatch Mountain Arts to create the first annual Wasatch Mountain Film Festival.  … read more

City Weekly’s Pizza Party @ The Gateway 04.25

City Weekly’s Pizza Party @ The Gateway 04.25
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Like a vigilant night watchman, pizza was there when you and your friends wrote the very last line of code for your very first video game, or when you needed comfort after some asshole took an emotional shotgun to your heart. Pizza has been the unsung companion to all of our victories and defeats over the years, and thanks to City Weekly’s First Annual Pizza Party, the noble pizza pie was properly celebrated. … read more

Review: Waking Austin

Review: Waking Austin
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After spending some time on Dama Spirit, I found that I was left with more questions than answers—and maybe that’s the point. Perhaps the originators of a site that describes itself as “a creative source dancing with the rhythm of life; moving to inspire and create good vibes” are really on to something. … read more

Journey to Space 3D @ Clark Planetarium

Journey to Space 3D @ Clark Planetarium
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Due to an embarrassing deficiency in math skills and a primal fear of extra-terrestrial abduction, I was never too keen on becoming an astronaut. Regardless, I did grow up with an appreciation of science fiction, and the desire “to boldly go where no one has gone before” was not lost on me.  … read more

Savory Salt Lake: Put It in Your Mouth and Squeeze

Savory Salt Lake: Put It in Your Mouth and Squeeze
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Listening to experts like Eva’s Charlie Perry walk you through the culinary tapestry of their featured cuisine is one of the most enjoyable parts of Savory Salt Lake. The way words like “grated Manchego cheese” or “braised beef shoulder” roll off their tongue betray the reverence that these chefs have toward their product. … read more

Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen: Headcheese Is Our Friend

Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen: Headcheese Is Our Friend
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I have always had a profound admiration of the sandwich. It’s something that borders on perfection with its simplicity. I’ve sampled much of what Salt Lake has to offer in the world of sandwich crafting, and I feel pretty confident with my sandwich palate. However, my first visit to Oh Mai found me face to face with a pantheon of sandwiches that not only challenged my perspective of what a sandwich could be, but left me with a newfound appreciation of those who can take this cultural staple and and elevate it into new territory. … read more

Beneath the Salt: Enter through the Coffee Shop

Beneath the Salt: Enter through the Coffee Shop
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Beneath the Salt is an event designed to promote local art and provide a bit of group therapy for artsy Utahns who need a quick boost to their creativity and enthusiasm. The event consists of an intimate gathering of around ten local artists who will be displaying their work on both levels of Kokopelli’s Koffee. In addition to the artwork, attendees will be treated to live music, DJs and even a hula hooper or two. “It’s really more of an art party,” says organizer Jadey Crofts. … read more