COLUMN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COLUMN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sean P. Means: Dan Nailen’s leaving town, with a head full of Utah culture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318902-223/dan-lake-salt-culture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58318902-223/dan-lake-salt-culture.html.csp">Sean P. Means: Dan Nailen’s leaving town, with a head full of Utah culture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:18:48.53-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are three people who know what it’s like to write a pop-culture column for The Salt Lake Tribune. After this week, only one of them — me — still will be living in Salt Lake City. My predecessor in this space, Dan Nailen, is leaving Utah for new adventures in Spokane, Wash. — the city where, as it happens, I grew up. With Dan goes a lot of Salt Lake City’s cultural memory. A little history: I started writing The Cricket column on June 8, 2011 — but before that this was the Culture Vulture ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318902@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:18:48 MDT Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309795-82/homeless-event-barrel-rodeo.html.csp">Letter: Why not use homeless children in rodeos?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:28.875-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s column of Aug. 18: “Animal chasing halted in Bluffdale, but Utah County pigs not so lucky,” gave me a Swiftian inspiration. Currently, rodeo event organizers must advertise and offer compensation to obtain baby animals and household pets to participate in scrambles. They risk damaging valuable porcine assets in the pig-chase-barrel-stuffing event. This is unnecessarily costly. A simple and elegant solution is to utilize our surplus of homeless humans as rodeo stock. Instead of scram...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309795@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:28 MDT Knowing when to cut ties with family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233935-223/family-member-carolyn-disappointing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233935-223/family-member-carolyn-disappointing.html.csp">Knowing when to cut ties with family</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T01:01:03.053-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Carolyn • In a past column (bit.ly/1BadDad), you talked about the difference between cutting off a harmful family member versus dealing with a disappointing one. If I read correctly, you were saying if the family member is merely a disappointment, then keep the lines of contact open (paraphrasing). I have a family member who definitely falls on the disappointing end of the scale, but I wonder how much disappointment I’m really supposed to take. Where’s the line? How far down do I need to ad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233935@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:01:03 MDT Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over ‘homophonia’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T21:32:49.381-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there. This concept is taught early on to foreign students learning English because it can be confusing to someone whose native language does not have that feature. But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homoph...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236366@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:32:49 MDT Kirby: Getting my money’s worth out of TRAX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58149569-200/trax-jose-kirby-card.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58149569-200/trax-jose-kirby-card.html.csp">Kirby: Getting my money’s worth out of TRAX</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Tribune Columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T22:46:09.454-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Transit Authority is worried that its $360 Hive Pass hasn’t sold better. The substantially discounted yearlong rail, bus and streetcar pass has not pulled in as many new riders as hoped. I don’t need a bargain pass to ride TRAX more frequently. What I would like to see is a club car or a place to get a drink on the 40-minute ride from my house to The Tribune. Kidding. I don’t drink anymore. But there have been times on TRAX when I’ve given some thought to starting again. Sitting knee-to-kn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149569@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:46:09 MDT