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Socially Responsible Beer Drinking

Socially Responsible Beer Drinking

In March, we ask: How green is your beer?

By Katherine Pioli

In some circles, people wanting to avoid GMOs are being lumped together with climate deniers as enemies of science. So be it. I still want to know if my food has been genetically altered in a lab. Same goes for my beer. With­out any labeling requirements in the US, how do I know if my brew of choice uses GMO ingredients?

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Dining: Alice Lives Here

Dining: Alice Lives Here

Community pairs with fine cuisine at Avenues Bistro on Third.

By Randee Levine

I've never been to Chez Panisse. I've only read about it, imagined it. Its food is legendary, but just as vital as its revolutionarily simple yet divine menu is the philosophy of the great Alice Waters: from local farm to table with a focus on community. Bringing that philosophy to life in Salt Lake is Avenues Bistro, a comfortable little Avenues restaurant where I was greeted one recent afternoon by a friendly hostess, and an old chalkboard with the hand-written words: Community, Conversa­tion, Cuisine.

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From Seed

From Seed

Like a boss (in the garden).

By James Loomis

I don't trust anybody with clean fingernails in spring. The people I trust can't help but thrust their winter-weary hands into the rich, living soil as soon as the sun begins to warm it. The people I trust are out as early as February, pulling mats of leaves off their favorite garden beds, eagerly shoving pea seeds into the earth. They're just better people than those with meticulously groomed fingers. They have their priorities straight. That's simply an honest observation. Deal with it.

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Storytelling & Activism

Storytelling & Activism

A conversation with Ashley Sanders.

By Giuliana Serena

T he room was abuzz with excitement. On an otherwise ordinary Thursday night, more than 300 fine folks had assembled for the second gathering of "The Bee: True Stories from the Hive," an evening of lovingly competitive storytelling. The lights of downtown glittered through the third floor windows of The Leonardo. When Ashley Sanders took the stage, after a lively intermission, no one quite knew what to expect, only that she would tell us a true story, on the theme of the night,"Attachment," in five minutes or less.

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Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival, a folk quintet from Nederland, Colorado, is back in town, almost.

By Sophie Silverstone

Elephant Revival, a folk quintet from Nederland, Colorado, is back in town, almost. This time they'll be packing the house at Park City Live. The Utah scene has an infatuation with Elephant Revival. As it turns out, Elephant Revival has a special devotion to Utah, also; they last played in Salt Lake just a few months ago at the State Room for New Year's Eve and the night prior. This was their second New Year's playing in Salt Lake.

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Catalyst Blogs

  • Feb 27, 2015
    The Aquarium Age: Feb. 25 - Mar. 3
    Written by

    The veils between dimensions grow increasingly thin this week, and as astral alignments provide greater multidimensional clarity, daily interactions take on a no-nonsense approach that is sure to unsettle even the most candid commentator. Expect you, those you love, those you barely know, and even those you'd rather not know, to be saying all sorts of things that have needed to be said, but have been held back because uttering "those things" actually requires great courage. Mars provides the nerve to say it "your way" and whether it's a dialogue or a diatribe it is likely to be delivered in a direct and succinct way that borders on military orders.

    Posted in Aquarium Age
  • Feb 21, 2015
    The Aquarium Age: Feb. 18-24
    Written by

    So Mercury went direct and Uranus took over, right? Or am I the only one who experienced several vital areas of life simply going topsy-turvy in the nanosecond it took to adjust to a hassle-free communication environment? And if your life didn't rattle or roll with a surprising plot twist or two in the last week, then you might want to be prepared for several startling developments this week, as well as the next several weeks.

    Posted in Aquarium Age
  • Feb 12, 2015
    The Aquarium Age: Feb. 11-17
    Written by

    A sing along to a Christmas favorite, Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Said the smart phone to the smart TV...
    Do you hear what I hear?
    Everything is coming back online.
    Do you hear what I hear?
    The sigh, the sigh of retrograde relief
    As Mercury finally goes direct.

    Well...isn't it a little like Christmas?

    Posted in Aquarium Age
  • Feb 06, 2015
    Sundance Film Festival 2015
    Written by

    The jury is in for the Sundance Film Festival 2015 award winners: "Me Earl and the Dying Girl" (U.S. Dramatic), "The Wolfpack" (U.S. Documentary), "Slow West" (World Dramatic), and the "The Russian Woodpecker" (World Documentary).

    But what about all the other well-crafted films that also rightfully earned a spot in the festival? Let's talk about those.

    Posted in Sophie Says

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