Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Romero & McAdams: Smart Asses

Dems vie for SL County Mayorship
Eric S. Peterson Follow us on Twitter

In 2008, the winds of Barack Obama's campaign helped carry Utah's usually beaten and kicked-down Dems to a historic win. For the first time in decades, the Democrats' presidential candidate took Salt Lake County, staking a blue flag into the heart of one of the nation's reddest states. Obama won by a margin of just 296 votes, but the Democratic tide was sufficient to elect a Democratic majority on the county council-the first time in over a decade-and re-elect Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon.

But if the efficiency of the Obama machine won moderates and independents in Salt Lake County-as it did nationwide-by campaigning on "Change We Can Believe In," the 2012 election stands ready to throw that change back in the faces of Democrats in local races, since Mitt-mania will be a driving force in getting the Republican vote this fall... Read More 

Drilling: Blame Obama
SUWA says pres rubber stamps Utah oil projects.
By Eric S. Peterson Follow us on Twitter

In early March, state leaders flipped a symbolic bird at the federal government when Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law bills demanding the federal government relinquish 30 million acres of public land to state control for energy development. Since then, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management has given a preliminary thumbs-up to a pair of massive projects that, combined, will open up nearly 5,000 new natural-gas wells in the Uintah Basin. While one of the projects has been hailed by environmental advocates as a compromise between development and conservation, the other project, by oil and gas company Gasco Energy, Inc., will thwart potential protections for one of the country's largest roadless wilderness areas...  Read More

5 Spot: Latino Leader Mickey Ibarra (Read More)
Hits & Misses: Positive Attention (Read More)
Citizen Revolt: Adopting Kittens & Canyons (Read More)
Blog: Rally Against the War on Drugs Set for Thursday in Ogden (Read More)
Blog: Study of Utah's Wet Winters... (Read More)
Blog: Frosty Darling Closing, Read Cat Bookstore Moving (Read More)
Blog: It Gets Better at BYU (Read More)
Blog: New Doctors Disciplined by State Regulators (Read More)
Blog: Wife of Alleged Fraudster Runs for Legislature (

Deep End: Tongue-tied
Romney keeps LDS Church's secrets

By D.P. Sorensen

Predictably, our elderly senior senator, Orrin Hatch, has played the Mormon card in the presidential poker game. Uncle Orrin used his prophetic skills to reveal to the true believers in Farmington the coming dirty tricks the Obama campaign will inflict on fellow High Priest and former bishop Mit Romney: "You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe." Forget the...  Read More 



The Ocho: Titanic Factoids (Read More)
Free Will Astrology: April 13-19: Concrete Details (Read More)
Straight Dope: You're Out! (Read More)
Editorial: If a Tree Falls (Read More)
News Quirks: Immodest Proposals (Read More)

Friday 4.13 
Salt Lake Bees home opener vs. Tucson Padres
Spring Mobile Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, 801-325-2273,
April 13, 6:35 p.m., $8-$25. 
  Kevin Avery: Everything Is an Afterthought:
The Life & Writings of Paul Nelson    
The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, 801-484-9100,
April 13, 7 p.m., free.

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Golden Dragon Acrobats   
Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah, 801-581-7100,
April 13-14, 7:30 p.m., $19.50-$35.50. 

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Ballet West: Emeralds   
Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 801-355-2787, April 13-21,
7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinee April 21, $18-$74., 
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Big Shiny Robot: Movie Trailers (Read More)
Get Out: The Last HurrahRead More)
Visual Art: Mark Owens (Read More)
Gavin's Underground: SLAC: Course 86B In The Catalogue (Read More)

 City Creek Food Court
A trio of local standouts.
By Ted Scheffler Follow us on Twitter

I won't beat a dead horse here; I've already railed against the lack of enticing eats at City Creek Center in City Weekly's Food & Drink blog. And, sorry, but I have zero interest in reviewing the 300-plus menu items available in the snazzy new Cheesecake Factory. However, if you're shopping at City Creek and would like to support one of the very few local businesses there, I suggest stopping by the food court. True, the court is stacked with the predictable national franchises: Subway, Sbarro, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and the like. However, three unique, independent, local eateries are located there, as well, two of
which-Bocata and Taste of Red Iguana-have been operating since the food court opened a couple years ago... Read More



Food Matters:
Beer, Blues & Brats (Read More)

Drink: Wagner Wines (Read More)
Second Helping: Snider Bros. Meats (Read More)
Wine Wednesday: Mumm Napa DVX ( Read More)
Monday Meal: Chicken in a Pot (Read More)
Blog: PC Cocktail Contest: We Have a Winner! (Read More

The Cabin in the Woods

No spoilers here.
By Scott Renshaw Follow us on Twitter

 Two men in white shirts (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) have a conversation around a water cooler about mundane topics, like one of them dealing with a wife gone over-the-top with baby-proofing the house. A bit later, five college students prepare to pile into an RV and head out for a weekend of fun at a remote lake house. There's a genial jock named Curt (Chris Hemsworth), his sexy and recently bleached-blond girlfriend Jules (Anna Hutchison), Curt's pal Holden (Jesse Williams), quiet and bookish Dana (Kristen Connolly) and unapologetic stoner Marty (Fran Kranz). And since that's about all I can say, now we get to hang out together while I figure out how to kill 600 more words. Anyone have a favorite apple-strudel recipe? Want to chat about whether Princess Kate is sporting a baby bump? Seriously, folks, I'm wide open for suggestions here... Read More



The Raid: Redemption (Read More)
BEN-HUR for Easter (Read More)

Blog: Now-a-Dollar April 6 (Read More)

True TV: 
Eagleheart, Girls
Plus: Titanic, NYC 22
By Bill Frost Follow us on Twitter

Season Premiere: Hey, parental watchdog groups (The Only TV Column That Matters™ is talking to you, Parents Television Council, Morality in Media, Grannies Against Fannies, et al.), what's The Most Violent Show on TV? It's not any CSI or Law & Order, or even Sons of Anarchy or Dexter-it's Adult Swim's Eagleheart, and the sooner you organize one of your little e-protests and spike the returning show's ratings, the better. The 11-minute midnight comedy about U.S. Marshal Chris Monsanto (Chris Elliott) and sidekicks Susie (Maria Thayer) and Brett (Brett Gelman) beating/shooting/stabbing crime to a bloody, twitching pulp... Read More

DVD Reviews: Bob's Burgers, New DVDs Tuesday, April 17 (Read More)
Justified, Glee, Dream Machines (Read More)

Blog: Hart of Dixie (Read More)
Blog: SNL: Mitt Romney's Desperate Hours (Read More)
Blog: Epic New Eagleheart Season 2 Trailer! (Read More)

 Thursday 4.12: Sleigh Bells
The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show  
Friday 4.13: Hanni El Khatib   
The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $8
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Friday 4.13: Rusted Root

The State Room, 638 S. State, 9 p.m., sold out

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Friday 4.13: The Revival Tour
The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 9 p.m., $15 in advance, $17.50 day of show

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Saturday 4.14: RJD2 & Friends
The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 9 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 day of show
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Monday 4.15: K.Flay   
Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7 p.m., $10
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Wednesday 4.18: Damien Jurado (above) 
Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 day of show
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Bright Light Social Hour
(The Complex, April 19), The Naked & Famous
(The Depot, April 19), Tea Leaf Green (The Urban Lounge, April 21),
Joe Bonamassa
(Abravanel Hall, April 22), Todd Snider (The State Room, April 24), Civil Twilight (The State Room, April 26), Real Estate (The Urban Lounge, April 26)

Music: Drew Danburry (Read More)
Neon Trees (Read More)

Maniac (Read More)
Shots In The Dark:
Gracie's Go with a gastropub (Read More)

New Tunes Tuesday:
A Little Bit of Everything
(Read More)

Interview: GWAR (Read More)
Blog: Red Butte Garden full concert lineup announced (Read More)
Blog: Provo Rooftop Concert Series line-up announced (Read More)
Concert Review: Band of Skulls at The Complex (Read More)
Local Releases: Rotten Musicians, Ruts & Weeds, Burnell Washburn (Read More)
Concert Review: The Lumineers at The State Room (Read More)
Blog: 25 must-have albums in the 2nd quarter of 2012 (Read More)
Liner Notes: Burnell Washburn (Read More)

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Stuff to do on Wednesday, April 11
By Colin Wolf Follow us on Twitter

Dear GYA,  

I saw Titanic 3-D last night and I can't stop crying. Maybe it was the 3-D glasses, but you know that scene, at the end, when Rose says goodbye to Jack? I guess it reminded me of when Joey Potter broke my heart back in 2003.
Oh God, here I go again. Is there anything happening today that'll
make me stop crying.

-- Dawson Leary


Dawson, just let it all out, man. It's been too damned long. You gotta forget about Joey Potter, she's with Tom Cruise now. As for today, here are a few things that'll certainly cheer you up...  

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Avec Eye Center: $50 off eyewear, 20% off facial treatment pg. 9
Lash Lounge: $20 off eyelash extensions! pg. 10
Cotton Blossom: 20% off purchase pg.13
The Community Co-op: $5 off purchase of $30 pg. 13
Pet Stop: $10 off exam pg. 16
Dahn Sushi: Free Roll with purchase pg. 27
The Old Dutch Store: Buy one, get one free sandwiches pg. 29
Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Save up to $5 on a Family Pack pg. 30
Spice Bistro: 50% off an entree pg. 34
Cheers To You Midvale: No cover on Friday pg. 53
The Spur: $5 Burgers or Wings anytime w/ ad pg. 53
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Consignment Circuit: $5 off purchase of $25 pg. 59
Yellow Cab: $2 off pg. 64
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