Many incarnations of the SLUG Games have come to pass over the years, and while the themes and faces have changed, the partnership formed with Brighton Resort has stood the test of time. As 2013 rolled in with high pressure and clear skies, the first of two competitions began. Revenge of the Nerds Presented by Scion, Uinta Brewing and Busch Beer brought together the efforts of dedicated course designers, Games coordinators, and a host of Utah businesses to produce one hell of a good show. … read more
When the last bell rang at Valley Christian School in Kearns, 8-year-old Anthony Lucero gathered his things just like the rest of the students. Only instead of heading for the door to be free until the next morning, Lucero headed to another part of the building. Lucero and his friend Garritt Tucker, whose mom was also a teacher at the school, needed a way to pass the time each day. The two of them would unfold sheets of computer paper—the kind that was attached together with feed strips down each side—lay them out and just draw.
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There’s dedication, and then there are diehards: Alex Cragun received his degree in Political Science in 2011 after writing for the Daily Utah Chronicle, which has led him to being the Vice President of the Young Democrats of Utah, a Spring Fellow for the Obama Campaign and a manager for the Seegmiller for Congress Campaign in 2012. Cragun practices the type of work ethic SLUG loves, and we were quick to snatch him up in October of 2011 as a copy editor. … read more
Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams, Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance by Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast by Neil Daniels and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard are reviewed this month. … read more
My cinema geek friends and I have a ritual to compete against each other on Oscars Night to see who can correctly predict more winners from the nominations ballot. This year, I want to open the challenge to all of SLUG’s readers to see if you can take top honors! Be sure to check out the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. MST on ABC! … read more
Now that we’re into February, we can finally start putting all of those heavy, spicy holiday beers into our cellars and pray they won’t become chunky, oxidized messes come next November. Now is the time we get to gear up for the early-spring beer releases: ales and lagers that are sturdy, fruity and light. We have three very different beers for February. One is a classic style, another a hybrid and the last is unique and completely new. … read more
The origin of Logan Summers’ skate career isn’t typical. He got his first skateboard for his birthday when he was about 7, only to let it collect dust for another year or so. Then, for no reason that he could recall, he picked it back up, telling me, “I kinda did it on my own, for the most part. I didn’t really have any friends that [skated].” Now, kid is prolific, skating in national amateur competitions like the Damn Ams and Tampa Am, and wrangling big sponsorships. … read more