Review: Various Artists – The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia

Review: Various Artists – The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia
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The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia = Cambodian Space Project + Dengue Fever … read more

Local Review: 90s Television – Bad 4 the Tooth

Local Review: 90s Television – Bad 4 the Tooth
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90s Television Bad 4 the Tooth Self-Released Street: 12.12.14 90s Television = Animal Collective + Devendra Banhart + The Strokes Bad 4 the Tooth is a seven-track collection of burned-out,

Pride Festival Recap

Pride Festival Recap
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Love equals love. That was the theme at this years Pride, and it couldn’t have been more fitting. The theme calls back to the 17 days—from December 20, 2013 to January 6, 2014—when same-sex couples could legally marry here in the state of Utah after Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Amendment 3 as unconstitutional, and it draws attention to the current legal limbo same-sex couples have been stuck in as the appeals process against Judge Shelby’s ruling slowly grinds forward. But the love equals love theme does even more than that: It also calls to how things should be, how everyone should be treated and how important equality truly is.  … read more

Fluid Art: Bringing Together Art & Ales @ UMOCA 05.31

Fluid Art: Bringing Together Art & Ales @ UMOCA 05.31
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When your editor calls you up and asks if you want to drink local craft beers and look at contemporary art, the first answer is “hell yes!” immediately followed by the question, “we can do that in Utah?” … read more

Anime Salt Lake: Day One

Anime Salt Lake: Day One
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I left the viewing room and went to the ladies room. If there was one thing I missed the most from last year, it was sitting in the ladies room listening to two teen girls talking about boys and anime things all in one go. Alas, the room was quiet and empty. This day officially sucked. … read more

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day
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 The Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah rippers to go from snot-nosed kids who anihilate local spots and parks to permanent fixtures in the skate community, including local all-star Lizard King, who earned a spot at the Tampa Am for his win at a Summer of Death Contest when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death skate series took place at the indoor Crossroads Skate Park in Ogden on June 21. 
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Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22

Dark Arts Festival @ Area 51 06.20-22
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When I stepped foot through the doors of Area 51 during the Summer Solstice, I realized that I was in store for a not so ordinary weekend at my frequent haunt. The bar was decorated like an enchanted forest and I felt as if I had fallen through the looking glass into a world of faeries, Red Queens, vampires and all creatures of the dark. It was time for the Dark Arts Festival Of Utah. … read more

Fear No Film: Your Boundaries

Fear No Film: Your Boundaries
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One of the most fun parts of having films grouped into different thematic categories is trying to find the common thread that unites a group of seemingly disparate films. According to the Fear No Film Guide, the films in this category are designed to explore “ways of seeing your limits, who you think you once were, who you are now, and what might lay ahead.” Though the following films were vastly different in tone and content, each of them offered their own personal challenge to rethink the world as we might see it. … read more

Fear No Film: Relationship Boundaries

Fear No Film: Relationship Boundaries
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Relationships are defined by their boundaries. When two people become romantically involved, there are boundaries that must be maintained for that relationship to thrive. When the boundaries between parents, children, brothers and sisters are threatened, the core of a person’s identity is at risk. … read more

Fear No Film: Global Boundaries

Fear No Film: Global Boundaries
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The selections for this year’s Fear No Film festival have been eye-opening, to say the least. It’s nice to know that we still live in a world where boundaries are constantly being challenged and redefined, and even nicer to know that we have a local presence who believes it’s important to share these messages with our community. … read more