Opinion: Gritty Glamour is Bunk

Occasionally, The City Desk will present to you a real opinion piece concerning the cities in which we live. Maybe it’s because I was a failure as a bohemian (one has to be a true bourgeois to become a true…

The Brothel Five Levels Below the Street

The old Central Depot, which sat across across Ludlow Plaza from Old City Hall from 1896 until its demolition in 1968, was a wonderful, massive gothic structure, covered in ornament and decoration which one doesn’t find much in today’s construction.…

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Fighting Faux Mormon Corn

An occasional survey of jobs both unusual and extraordinary, and the people who make them happen. The company which employs Torbjorn Bruhn keeps this bookish, blond-haired, forty-two year old lawyer hopping –  even though it hasn’t produced a single product…

Mysterious Giant-Food Thefts Continue

An eight-foot-tall fiberglass doughnut was stolen from a billboard in the 2200 block of Baleson Avenue sometime Thursday night, the fifth such large representation of a foodstuff stolen over the past month. The doughnut, decorated with foot-long multi-colored fiberglass sprinkles,…

Update: Gov Nixes Mayor’s Guantanamo Deal

Mayor Maribeth Cosgove’s offer to the Obama administration to accept Guantanamo detainees [Our City to Become the Next Guantanamo?, 2.23] has been rescinded by an angry state governor’s office. In a press release, Governor Allen (D) chastized Cosgrove for her…

Our City to Become the Next Guantanamo?

Mayor Maribeth Cosgrove held a press conference this morning to publicly express the city’s willingness to accept detainees from Guantanamo Bay into our prison system, making us the first city in the U.S. to do so. Ever since President Obama…