Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/rss/enA&EADVERTISEMENTAt HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsShop TalkUncategorizedWed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000Dan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Retro night at The Royalhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/23/dan-nailens-lounge-act-retro-night-at-the-royal/<p><strong><img alt="" height="456" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/fasterpussycat.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.theroyalslc.com/events/faster-pussycat-april-23rd">FASTER PUSSYCAT, THE ROYAL</a>, Wednesday, April 23, 8 p.m., $12</strong></p> <p>Among the sleazy hair-metal bands of the '80s, Faster Pussycat stood out for a few reasons. They had a prominent spot dedicated to their music and story in the classic rock-doc <em>The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years</em>. They co-owned a Sunset Strip nightclub called The Cathouse with former MTV VJ Riki Rachtman. And, like so many other bands of their ilk, they enjoyed their greatest commercial success with a power ballad, "House of Pain." They also happen to be one of my personal favorites of the glam-rock bands of the era, blazing a magnificent-if-brief path through the public eye over the course of three albums, a few high-profile tours (like opening for Motley Crue on the Dr. Feelgood tour here in Salt Lake City) and some memorable videos for songs like "Bathroom Wall." Now they're still touring on the fumes of that long-ago success, kicking out the old jams for the old fans. Red Light Saints open the show in SLC.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/X8V3N6M0toQ" width="420"></iframe></p>Dan NailenWed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/23/dan-nailens-lounge-act-retro-night-at-the-royal/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActLocal Business Spotlight: 3form stops waste with Reformhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/local-business-spotlight-3form-stops-waste-with-reform/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/mjphoto.jpg" width="491"><br><em>3form Director of Sustainability, Mike Johnson</em></p> <p class="p1">Along with their amazing and stunning building materials, <a href="http://www.3-form.com/">3form</a> has become known as a local leader for going green, but when Director of Sustainability Mike Johnson joined the team, he took things a step further.</p> <p class="p1">“One of the platforms we had was zero waste to landfill, and that initiative was put into place back in 2007,” says Johnson, who started at the company in September 2013. 3form achieved its goal of eliminating landfill waste by increasing recycling and diverting other waste to facilities that incinerate it to make energy. “And the next generational leap forward was becoming a zero waste initiative in general.” </p> <p class="p1"><span>In other words, Johnson wants to put an end to all of 3form's waste. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Johnson admits the company has a long way to go before they reach that goal, but their new Reform initiative is a step in the right direction.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>“One of our waste streams was products that were coming out of our manufacturing facilities that didn’t meet first-quality specifications,” Johnson says. “Anytime there’s really any imperfection whatsoever, those can not go out to the customer. We have very strict restrictions on quality control.” While the undamaged portions of rejected materials were being put back into the marketplace through the company’s Reclaim program, anything with a slight scratch or dent was being tossed out. </span></p> <p class="p2"><span>Now, through Reform, the slightly damaged materials are for sale <a href="http://translucent.3-form.com/2014/03/people-planet-and-profit-benefit-from-innovative-reform-program/">online</a>.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>“When we went live on the website, before we said anything to anybody, we had our first two sold within 12 hours,” Johnson says. The materials are hot buys among artists, art teachers and do-it-yourselfers.</span><span> </span></p> <p class="p2"><span><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/reform.png" width="490"><br><em>3form Director of Sustainability Mike Johnson and CEO Talley Goodson looking at the company's waste and thinking up ways to cut it down.</em></span></p> <p class="p1">Reform’s official launch will be held on May 3 at the <a href="http://livegreenslc.com/">Live Green SLC! Festival</a>, where 3from will show guests how they can use the material to make things like bowls, jewelry, coasters and night lights.</p> <p class="p2"><span>Festival-goers are welcome to learn about 3form's other green initiatives, too, like using recycled content to build products and their goal of complete carbon neutrality, along with asking about some of those stunning materials (see them at <a href="http://www.landissalon.com/">Landis Salon</a> and <a href="http://fincaslc.com/">Finca</a>).</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>In the meantime, you can learn more about 3form's sustainability programs by reading their blog, <a href="http://translucent.3-form.com/">Translucency</a>.</span></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:39 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/local-business-spotlight-3form-stops-waste-with-reform/In The HiveDream up an ice cream and win 10 pintshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/dream-up-an-ice-cream-and-win-10-pints/<p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/icecreamthiebaud.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>It's a crowdsourcing contest:</p> <p>The Draper Creamery in the new Whole Foods Market South Valley is asking fans to create their own ice cream flavor—bourbon and bacon? beet and basil? coffee and cashew? It's up to you, but Jamoca Almond Fudge already belongs to another brand.</p> <p>TThe winner will receive “celebrity status” – a photo and bio in the creamery, $100 gift card and—best of all, because ice cream in hand is better than picture on wall—10 pints of ice cream.</p> <p>Go here <a href="http://woobox.com/npow8t" target="_blank"> http://woobox.com/npow8t</a> for details.</p> <p>Deadline for entry is April 29, so start mixing.</p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/dream-up-an-ice-cream-and-win-10-pints/On the TableRunway to Room: Not-so-heavy metalhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/runway-to-room-not-so-heavy-metal/<p>Although metal may be known to have natural physical - and even visual - weight, it's current use in the design world seems to be on the lighter, more friendly side of heavy.</p> <p>Gold in an almost flaky, foil form and brass that's made a huge comeback are both becoming cheery staples for any room, including the kitchen.</p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/not-soheavy-metal.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>World of Gold Canvas Print, <a href="http://www.zgallerie.com/p-14304-world-of-gold.aspx">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Martha Stewart Cabinet Pull and Matchbox Catch, <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/p/Martha-Stewart-Living-Bedford-3-in-Awning-Cup-Cabinet-Hardware-Pull-136254/202241367">The Home Depot</a></p> <p>Emory 95" Bench Seat Sofa, <a href="http://www.mgbwhome.com/EMORY-95-BENCH-SEAT-SOFA-P11169.aspx">Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams</a></p> <p>Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover, <a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/metallic-chevron-pillow-cover-gold-t1093/?cm_src=PIPRecentView">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="http://www.dvf.com/runway-collections/spring-2014/">DVF Spring 2014 collection</a></p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/04/21/runway-to-room-not-so-heavy-metal/">utahstyleanddesign.com</a>.</em></p>Jessica AdamsTue, 22 Apr 2014 14:28:14 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/runway-to-room-not-so-heavy-metal/At HomeIn The HiveVIDEO: Cosplay at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/video-cosplay-at-salt-lake-comic-con-fanx/<p>More than 100,000 comic, sci-fi and fantasy fans (many dressed as their favorite characters) flooded the Salt Palace Convention Center for Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience from April 17--19. Guests of honor included cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead and Firefly.</p> <p><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/or57Ft-VEEs?list=UUuwq0bGnO2gfz12rGbor_8g" width="480"></iframe><br><em>Video by Fernando Lara</em></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 22 Apr 2014 12:05:46 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/video-cosplay-at-salt-lake-comic-con-fanx/A&EIn The HiveDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Find religion on Tuesdayhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/dan-nailens-lounge-act-find-religion-on-tuesday/<p><strong><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/chvrches.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.depotslc.com/events/2014/04/22/chvrches/392">CHVRCHES, THE DEPOT</a>, Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m., $26</strong></p> <p>Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches (pronounced "churches," but that just doesn't look as cool, right?) has made quite a quick reputation for itself since forming just three years ago. The vocals of Lauren Mayberry are the first thing that drew me in to the band's sound, and she and bandmates Iain Cook and Martin Doherty combine to create an impressive batch of densely produced, hook-filled songs on the band's debut, <em>The Bones of What You Believe</em>. Armed with an arsenal of synthesizers, samplers and more traditional rock instruments, the trio built a strong full-length after their March 2013 EP <em>Recover</em> landed them a spot on the BBC's "Sound of 2013" list as one of the UK's most promising bands.  Now that we've had a few months to absorb the Chvrches debut, we can see the BBC was on to something. And now you can see them headline their own show Tuesday night in SLC. The Range opens the show.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ktoaj1IpTbw" width="480"></iframe></p>Dan NailenTue, 22 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/22/dan-nailens-lounge-act-find-religion-on-tuesday/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActMovie Review: Transcendancehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/movie-review-transcendance/<p>Despite all of its copious CGI and its themes tailored for the 21st century, Wally Pfister’s futurist parable “Transcendence” is in some ways an old-fashioned science-fiction film, reflecting the moral-driven finger-wagging found in the genre’s 1950s prime. It is, for better and worse, unashamedly didactic. But unlike the ‘50s thrillers, whose enemies—inevitably invaders from outer space—stood in for the Red Scare of Communism, the target of this tech-savvy cautionary tale is our own ambition on the cusp of the Singularity. In efforts to create artificial intelligence in his image, man will be man’s downfall.</p> <p><img alt="" height="263" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/transcendence.jpg" width="490"><br>Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall play Will and Evelyn Caster, partners in life and science, whose groundbreaking research focuses on the development of synthetic consciousness. Their piece de resistance is a giant, HAL-like mainframe called PiNN, which exhibits inchoate signs of artificial intelligence. When Will is shot with a polonium-laced bullet outside a tech conference—along with many of his AI-obsessed colleagues the world over, in a multipronged onslaught from a Luddite terrorist organization—he is given a prognosis of one month. For Evelyn, this may mean just enough time to apply a controversial method of consciousness cloning, successfully engineered on a primate, to her husband’s dying body, in effect keeping Will alive in ones and zeros.</p> <p><br>If Evelyn’s attempts failed, “Transcendence” would be a short movie. Her efforts work, and the rest of the film charts the evolution of this cyberspace vision of Will. Still played by a now-disembodied Depp, he’s an accumulation of data with the apparent pretense of consciousness—an omnipresent talking head on a computer screen whose power and scope spreads across the world faster than a Justin Bieber tweet—or than a metastasizing cancer. As this artificial Will increases to godlike, Big Brother dimensions, his ability to affect scientific change also multiplies exponentially, to the point that he’s curing lifelong illnesses in seconds using nanotechnology, from the auspices of an underground laboratory underneath a shuttered desert town. But at what cost?</p> <p><br>As “Transcendence” continues on its elliptical narrative, its heroes and villains become increasingly blurry blips on the frontiers of science, and you may find your allegiances gradually shifting, even to the point of sympathizing with terrorists. Credit the savvy screenplay by first-time writer Jack Paglen for broaching these heady, futuristic concepts and, in the guise of a Hollywood blockbuster, offering up persuasive arguments for both playing god and staying out of the artificial-intelligence game.</p> <p><br>The director Pfister, who has been Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer, shows in his authorial debut that he learned a lot from his mentor; this is a dazzling movie to look at it, with an appropriately creepy performance from Depp and fine work from Hall as its conflicted heroine. Morgan Freeman shows up for work, too, as a predictably saintly elder statesman of scientific research, though in a twist of convention, it’s Paul Bettany, as another of Will and Evelyn’s colleagues, who provides the movie’s gravitas-laden voice-over narration, not Freeman.</p> <p><br>But, to follow up on the HAL 9000 reference earlier, it’s remarkable how many of this film’s themes of technological self-awareness owe to “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which seems to grow more relevant every year; “Transcendence” still seems a mile a behind this 46-year-old masterpiece in its scary, trippy imagination. While we can argue forever about the symbolically dense ending of “2001,” “Transcendence” simultaneously leaves us wanting more and less. By its climax, it wants to be taken as eco-conscious agitprop and sweeping romance, both us which conflate the film’s previously laser-focused study on the perils and progress of limitless technology, all for the sake of commercial expedience. “Transcendence” may touch on Kurzweilian subject matter, but it ultimately becomes easy to dismiss it as “just a movie.”</p> <p>In general release.</p>John ThomasonMon, 21 Apr 2014 22:13:26 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/movie-review-transcendance/A&EGet a taste of Hell&#39;s Backbone this Sunday at Harmonshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/get-a-taste-of-hells-backbone-this-sunday-at-harmons/<p>Blake Spalding and Jen Castle, chef-owners of <a href="http://hellsbackbonegrill.com/">Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah</a>, created one of Utah's most amazing destinations when they opened their unlikely restaurant over a decade ago.</p> <p>In the middle of a beautiful nowhere, founded on crazy idealism, brought into being via a mind-boggling work ethic and inspired by "a measure of grace," the Grill has garnered universal praise from writers for major national publications, every one of whom seems to regard the restaurant as their own private discovery.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/hellsbackbone-grille.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>If you haven't discovered, here's your chance to get a taste. You have to go to Boulder for the full experience, but this Sunday, Blake and Jen will be holding a class, which I suspect will be more like a celebration at Harmons City Creek.</p> <p>Dubbed "An Ice Cream Social" after one of the now-famous annual events in Boulder, the class will be a tasting event with wine pairings and non-alcoholic beverages available. Recipes will come from "<a href="http://hellsbackbonegrill.com/book/with_a_measure_of_grace/">With A Measure of Grace"</a>, Blake and Jen's first cookbook, worth buying for the gingerbread recipe alone. Here's the menu: Bison Albondigas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Zuni Skillet Cakes with Smoked Duck Medallion, Oatmeal Molasses Bread with Strawberry Freezer Jam, Candied Chile Pecans.</p> <p>And ice cream.</p> <p>Sign up <a href="http://www.harmonsgrocery.com/cooking-school/hells-backbone-grill-ice-cream-social.html?cc=HB20140420">here</a> to save your place, and do it now. See you there.</p> <div class="copy">Sun, April 27, 2014</div> <div class="copy">3:00 PM (3 Hours)</div> <div class="copy">Harmons City Creek</div> <div class="copy">135 East 100 South</div> <div class="copy">Salt Lake City</div>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 21 Apr 2014 19:54:48 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/get-a-taste-of-hells-backbone-this-sunday-at-harmons/On the TableBeauty Buff: Top Beauty Toolshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/beauty-buff-top-beauty-tools/<p>Ask any woman about her beauty tools, and chances are she'll admit she has a collection. The beauty tool spectrum can typically range anywhere from makeup brushes to every kind of curling iron known to man, and somewhere in the middle is a hair dryer.</p> <p>But just like many things in life, when it comes to beauty tools, sometimes less really is more. If you'd like to simplify your everyday routine and free up some cabinet space in your bathroom, here's a list of 5 tools that are worth keeping in your beauty arsenal at all times. </p> <p><img alt="" height="402" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/bb-tools.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>HAIR DRYER (perhaps one that's ceramic or ionic): Of course this is a necessary beauty appliance regardless of hair type or length. But is there a difference in the stuff of grocery stores and the more pricey variety? The answer is yes. Ceramic and ionic hair dryers may be a bit more expensive, but you benefit from a shorter drying time and negative ion emitting technology from these dryers leaves your hair more shiny, not fried.</p> <p>Salon-quality dryers also offer more options for heat and speed settings, which is a plus when it comes to styling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3540315">Rusk W8Less Ceramic and Tourmaline 2000 Watt Dryer</a>, Ulta</p> <p>2-SIDED STANDING MIRROR: Not only is this tool a huge benefit when it comes to applying your makeup (one side is magnified and it stands on its own so both hands are free), but it's also vital for checking out the back of your head when you're styling your hair. Becuase, really, you should always know what you look like from behind.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gotbeauty.com/index.php?product=SW297&amp;c=130">Chrome 2 Sided Standing Mirror</a>, Got Beauty</p> <p>SKIN CARE TOOL: Are you a zit picker? Stop it. Stop it, stop it, stop it. Picking and squeezing the life out of your face does nothing but increase scarring and spread bacteria, causing more zits. If you must get rid of whiteheads and blackheads, take the route professionals use and invest in a skin care tool for extracting. Apply a hot washcloth to the area to open the pores, or wait until a whitehead has broken open, then gently drag the wire loop across the blemish to release the stuff inside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tweezerman.com/store/product/pink-perfection-skin-care-tool/">Tweezerman Pink Perfection Skin Care Tool</a></p> <p>SONIC SKIN CLEANSING BRUSH: Washing your face with cleanser and your hands doesn't always remove all the dirt, oil and makeup that's there. A sonic cleansing brush leaves it feeling squeaky clean, and it's proven to remove more of the gross stuff. A tip: wash your makeup off first and then wash a second time with the sonic brush, so you're only driving the clean stuff into your skin.</p> <p><a href="http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/clarisonic-yellow-mia-2?ID=804352&amp;CategoryID=51752#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D77%26ruleId%3D52%26slotId%3D38%26kws%3Dclarisonic">Clarisonic Mia 2</a>, Macy's</p> <p>FLAT IRON WITH 1" PLATES: Flat irons aren't just for straightening your hair anymore. With a narrow plated iron, you can even get soft ringlet curls or flip the ends of your hair in or out. For a how-to on curling with a flat iron, <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/01/13/beauty-buff-get-the-golden-globes-look/">see this post.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.sephora.com/classic-1-inch-styler-P260921?skuId=1236637">GHD Classic 1 Inch Styler Flat Iron,</a> Sephora</p>Jessica AdamsMon, 21 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/21/beauty-buff-top-beauty-tools/Shop TalkWindermere&#39;s New Lookhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/20/windermeres-new-look/<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-04.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.winutah.com">Windermere Real Estate</a> moved to the Redman building in Sugar House. And it's worth checking them out just to see their office.</p> <p>On April 17, Windermere invited industry professionals to check out their new digs. Along with chic industrial furnishings and numerous balconies, their office has Ms. Pac-Man and spiral staircases.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-07.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>The view from Windermere's SE balcony.</em></p> <p>One of Windermere's top priorities is helping clients get the most bang for their buck.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-05.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Chad Rawlins, realtor at Windermere</em></p> <p>One of their realtors, Chad Rawlins, recently helped a client sell their home for $20,000 more than expected. After he helped them with some new paint and floor finish, there was an offer within the day.</p> <p>"Things aren't staying on the market for more than a few days," Rawlins says. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-03.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Windermere's laid back, yet chic office space tells clients what the company is all about. They want their clients to feel comfortable, while still conveying their experience in the industry.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-06.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Marvin Jensen, Premier Director at Windermere</em></p> <p>They're serious about selling your home, but they'll also make it a good time.</p>Salt Lake magazineSun, 20 Apr 2014 08:53:45 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/20/windermeres-new-look/At HomeIn The Hive