Photo Feature: Jon Kooley

Photo Feature: Jon Kooley
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People must often wonder why so many urban snowboarding photos are taken at night. I mean, for the most part snowboarding is something you do in the daytime and when it gets dark you go home and get drunk. Why in the hell would you want to waste precious drinking hours sliding around on a piece of plastic? … read more

Food Review: Mahider

Food Review: Mahider
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When I first moved to Salt Lake City from rural Louisiana, one thing I loved about “big city life” was the vast variety of cuisines to sample, but I was disappointed that one of my favorites—Ethiopian—was missing. I made it a point to eat at Ethiopian restaurants any time I traveled because it is a wonderful and unique style of food, so I’m pleased to announce that we finally have our very own full-service Ethiopian eatery right here. … read more

Dear Dickheads – January 2012

Dear Dickheads – January 2012

Dear Dickheads,
I live in the same neighborhood as your wonderful establishment: Pierpont Avenue. I’m wondering if any of you are also living an episode of Parking Wars, as am I. You see, I’ve been living in the area for over three years now, and didn’t have a car until recently, but now that I have one, I spend more money on parking tickets than I do on fucking gas! … read more

Product Reviews – January 2012

Product Reviews – January 2012

Reviews of products from 4FRNT, Aerial7, Camelbak, Dickies, Spy, Oakley, Homeschool, Saga and Soulra are featured this month. … read more

 
 
Princess Kennedy: Tranny Get Your Gun

Princess Kennedy: Tranny Get Your Gun
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The rash of fag bashing that we experienced this fall scares the shit outta me because I walk in the same areas all the time, alone. After these incidents, there was a sort of community panic about how to be safe, stay safe and send a message. This became an outcry for vigilantism. Not pepper spray, tasers, karate or common sense—it went straight to “I’m getting a gun.” … read more

Local Reviews: I’m Designer

Local Reviews: I’m Designer
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I’ve never been a fan of singers who draw heavily upon reverb and delay, but the way Robert George uses them over his Dredg-style guitar work beckons me to give this band the benefit of the doubt.  … read more

Mike Brown: Occupy NBA

Mike Brown: Occupy NBA
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One night while I was balls deep in a sea of Jim Beam and Budweiser at one of my favorite downtown dives, the Jackalope, I was checking my twitter feed, which was flooded with #OccupyWallStreet crap. Then it struck me—I could single-handedly save basketball. #OccupyNBA was born. It was time to take action. … read more

Local Reviews: Jazzsequence

Local Reviews: Jazzsequence
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Local musician, Jazzsequence, aka Chris Reynolds, recently released a remix entitled WaspRemix. This CD is a follow up to his Spring 2011 release Wasp: music inspired by the Stieg Larrson novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  … read more

Ghost: Gathering the Black Masses

Ghost: Gathering the Black Masses
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Ghost emerged in 2008, playing live shows clad in cloaks with their faces covered, their frontman adorned in a demonic pope outfit and skull-painted face. Speculation immediately came from fans and cynics: Are Ghost a gimmick, or something more sinister? In an interview with one of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls, I attempted to unravel the mystery behind the band. … read more

Film Festival Circus: An Interview with Paul Rachman

Film Festival Circus: An Interview with Paul Rachman
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For the past 17 years, Paul Rachman has made the trek to Park City every January to be a part of what he describes as the film festival “circus” that overtakes the small mountain town. Rachman helped found Slamdance Film Festival in the mid-’90s and currently serves as the Festival’s east coast director.  “[It’s] important to me because there is a tight community of people helping each other,” he says. … read more