Pantrucas: Simply Chilean

Pantrucas: Simply Chilean

Pantrucas is a little place in the foothills of Provo. For the last eight years, Ricardo and Margarita Minond have worked diligently in the restaurant they started with the sole purpose of bringing good, authentic flavor from their Chilean home to the residents of Utah County. And for eight years, they’ve succeeded. On our visit, […]

Animal Inside Out, first of two new Body Worlds exhibits, opens in Salt Lake

Animal Inside Out, first of two new Body Worlds exhibits, opens in Salt Lake

On Saturday, May 10, The Leonardo—Salt Lake’s contemporary museum of culture and science—debuted its newest exhibit, Animal Inside Out, one of the latest shows from the producers of the groundbreaking Body Worlds anatomical exhibitions. Using the plastination process developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, Animal Inside Out is an “anatomical safari” showcasing the actual muscles, […]

Salt Lake ready to give fans another Comic Con ‘Xperience’

Salt Lake ready to give fans another Comic Con ‘Xperience’

Salt Lake City Comic Con is back with their FanXperience convention, which kicked off with a press conference on Thursday, stardate 308708.44745687456. Doubling the floor space from last September’s convention and expecting 100,000 attendees, it looks as though Dan Farr and his production team now understand the enormity of what they introduced to the Beehive state. […]

Finding the profound in the profane

Finding the profound in the profane

Illustration by Trevor Robertson Hollywood is one of the most prominent and pervasive voices in American culture. Over a century it has evolved from the silent era to the talkies, through musicals, westerns, noirs, to the invention of the summer blockbuster and now to this generation’s obsession with the midnight release. It’s seen a golden […]

Hypocrisy and the American foreign policy

Hypocrisy and the American foreign policy

“What do you do if you see a friend drunk at the bar and you see him stumbling towards the car with his keys in his hand?” asked Dr. Stephen Zunes on Thursday, March 20, when he spoke to about 50 students, many of them studying Peace and Justice at UVU. His discourse focused on […]

So, USA: It’s alright, Ma (We’re only spying)

So, USA: It’s alright, Ma (We’re only spying)

So, USA, John Boehner—you know, the Republican House Speaker from Ohio— appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday January 23 because, apparently, we hadn’t already bled the lines between celebrity and professional politician enough. Despite Boehner playing it cool and shooting off one-liners explaining that Leno has been begging him to come […]

Newphoria: Starting the new year in all the wrong ways

Newphoria: Starting the new year in all the wrong ways

Newphoria, the self-proclaimed “biggest New Year’s Eve party” in the Valley. The narrow hall between admission and the dance floor was lined with tables covered in swag—glowsticks, light rings, sunglasses with glow-in-the-dark frames. “Don’t walk past here without grabbing something that glows,” the barker said, his own pair of glow-in-the-dark sunglasses perched on top of […]

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