Liturgy: Transcending Black Metal

Liturgy: Transcending Black Metal
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Hunter Hunt-Hendrix may be the most hated man in metal at the moment. His essay Transcendental Black Metal has become the subject of much derision. However, Aesthethica, the second album from Hunt-Hendrix’s band Liturgy, has garnered just as many positive reviews from metal outsiders as it has negative reviews from the kvltest of the kvlt. I spoke with Hunt-Hendrix about the new album and how he’s dealing with all of the attention Liturgy has been receiving. … read more

Food Review: Sapa

Food Review: Sapa
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I had been meaning to visit Sapa for quite some time. The restaurant spared no expense in making itself look nice. The interior is lush and sexy. Blown-glass chandeliers provide the perfect mood and the seating area is open enough that it never feels crowded—even when chatty diners occupy every table. I am no expert when it comes to sushi, but that didn’t stop me from sampling a few options from their list of specialties. … read more

Princess Kennedy: Team Gay

Princess Kennedy: Team Gay
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I was raised with four older brothers. As you can imagine, sports were important … to them. I had one brother who was sports obsessed. You know the one: captain of everything. Once at age four, we watched him pole vault himself into impalement. Somehow, the pole missed every vital organ, but at the emergency room as we watched the doctor reach up his new anus and pull tar from his back, I was put off sports (and fisting) forever! … read more

Mike Brown: It’s My Birthday

Mike Brown: It’s My Birthday
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I’ve had some pretty epic birthdays in my lifetime. I am the egocentric asshole who celebrates it for at least a week straight. I think everyone should do this. It means more parties, more birthday shots and, most importantly, more presents. Life is fragile, beautiful and precious, so why is it celebrated for just one fucking day? We should do it up like Hanukkah. I could seriously convert to Judaism just for loving the idea of getting gifts for half of the month. … read more

 
 
Beautiful Godzilla: Feminine Bike Recon

Beautiful Godzilla: Feminine Bike Recon
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There’s a definite lack of female representation in the bicycle community. I’m not going to pretend that it hasn’t been advantageous when it comes to dating—the male to female ratio is absolutely in my favor and there are some real babes on bikes riding about—but there are times when a gal just needs the kind of bonding only her fellow lady bitches can provide. … read more

Dear Dickheads

Dear Dickheads

SLUG’s dickheads take on the world of MMA and beer haters with boxing, heroin, and insults. … read more

Gallery Stroll

Gallery Stroll
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I often hear people speak of old businesses that no longer exist in Salt Lake. The conversation is always the same: “Damn! I wish … was still around—they were the best!” I ask you this: If they were the best, why’d we let them go? Soap box and drum roll please… Citizens of Salt Lake, the Kayo Gallery needs our help! … read more

Product Reviews

Product Reviews

This month we review products from Nutcase, Neff, Aggronautix, SuperHeat Games and Snack Palette … read more

Zine Reviews

Zine Reviews

This month, we’re reviewing three local zines: Six Letters Adressed To You, Utah’s Homeless Paper: Ogden, UT Edition, and Wheelbite. … read more

Beer Reviews

Beer Reviews
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In these summer months, I have been doing my fair share of beer drinking—so much so that I am willing to imbibe something other than the frothy beverage that I hold oh-so-very dear. As we’ve seen over the years, Salt Lake City is no newcomer when it comes to the craft of distilled spirits. When we hear that there are new whiskeys and even a fucking tequila hitting our liquor stores, we consider that worthy of mentioning. … read more