Nitro Circus: a Family Business

Nitro Circus: a Family Business
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When describing the way to my house to people when I was younger, I would give landmarks just like anybody else. I’d say, “after the sharp curve,” or “just before the big tree.” For the Godfrey household, just keep your eyes peeled for the mini Mega Ramp—you can’t miss it. Gregg Godfrey is the co-creator and producer of MTV’s Nitro Circus. Gregg and the Nitro crew are best known for insane stunts, tricks and contraptions that they dream up and make a reality within their TV shows. … read more

The Dying Art of Light

The Dying Art of Light
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Walking up the steps to the projection booths of the Salt Lake Film Society’s Broadway Theatre, I imagine what it would’ve been like, watching that scene from Fight Club when it showed in theaters in 1999, from a projection booth—like looking at a reflection, perhaps. Lance Walker, SLFS Head Projectionist, has been working in the booth since 2001, just before the Salt Lake Film Society came into fruition to save the Tower Theatre from demise …  … read more

Empowering the Female Voice in FIlm

Empowering the Female Voice in FIlm
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With projects in the works that include a roller-derby horror film, Westerns and sci-fis with strong female roles, commercials, music videos and comedies, the Utah Women in Film boast a strong membership of talented women, including directors, actresses, costume and makeup artists, photographers and more, all with tenacious creative vision. What started three years ago as a support network for female filmmakers in Utah has grown into a solidified non-profit. … read more

Snow Photo Feature: Jordan Mendenhall

Snow Photo Feature: Jordan Mendenhall
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Maybe they’re on to something with those crazy-looking wannabe motocross bikes. In the meantime, it’s good to see Jordan Mendenhall making good use of public funds, utilizing mountain biking obstacles to shred on.  … read more

 
 
SLUG Holiday Comix

SLUG Holiday Comix
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SLUG Holiday Comix Presents: Happy New Year’s! … read more

The Skanks are Coming to Slamdance

The Skanks are Coming to Slamdance
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Documentary filmmaker David McMahon grew up in one of those pockets of open-mindedness and tolerance in the South. “It was a real lifesaver for me, growing up there. I got exposed to like-minded people and supportive people,” he says. So when he found out playwright Billy Ray Brewton was going to do an original musical called Skanks In A One Horse Town, he decided to give it a shot and turn the experience into a documentary, premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival this month.  … read more

Zest Kitchen & Bar: Where Flavor Comes to Dance

Zest Kitchen & Bar: Where Flavor Comes to Dance
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There are few places in Salt Lake City as unique as Zest Kitchen & Bar, an intimate bar serving spot-on, downright craveable food with lively flavor. Contributing to Salt Lake City’s reputation as an up-and-coming vegan hot spot, the menu boasts intriguing cocktails and sustainable vegetarian (mostly vegan) fare as well as live music, DJs and dancing on the weekend. … read more

Localized: Yaktooth

Localized: Yaktooth
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Urban Lounge is gonna get weird on Jan. 10. This month’s Localized features headliners Yaktooth, who are prepared to deliver their heavy-rock goulash, and Baby Gurl, a drums/bass two-piece bent on slamming out a grooving assault. Chaotic hardcore openers Die Off will pummel you, starting at 9 p.m. Localized, brought to you by Bohemian Brewery, is just $5 and is hosted by Ischa B. If you’re not 21+, or if you’re sick/immobile, be sure to stream the show at gigviz.com.  … read more

One Train May Hide Another: an Interview with Jim Jarmusch

One Train May Hide Another: an Interview with Jim Jarmusch
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Director Jim Jarmusch’s intellectual repertoire is expansive and continuing. Much like his films, the man has the ability to lose himself in the present details, while retaining an impressive understanding of the past. Perhaps it was subconscious self-reflection that materialized the filmmaker’s latest character creations: a couple of incisive, decades-old vampires in his upcoming release, Only Lovers Left Alive. … read more