On the Cover

Written by Staff
Published in Regulars & Shorts

"Watching Angel," by Lee Udall Bennion.

Editor's (Assistant's) Notebook

Written by Sophie Silverstone
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Antidote to a Mexican circus fall: a CATALYST spring.
by Sophie Silverstone

Don't Get Me Started

Written by John deJong
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Wealth in the 21st Century: Piketty economics.
by John deJong


Written by Amy Brunvand
Published in Regulars & Shorts

New bridges in Sugarhouse, Utah moves up in bicycle-friendliness ratings, hidden water, and not so hidden water (as much as jeep owners would like it to be).
by Amy Brunvand

Slightly Off Center

Written by Dennis Hinkamp
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Dear Gozilla.
by Dennis Hinkamp

Live, Love, Laziz

Written by Bobbi Lewin

The Arabic word, Laziz, means tasty, enjoyable, and lighthearted. Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity couldn't have chosen a better word to label their brand of Middle Eastern spreads.

Green Bits

Written by Pax Rasmussen
Published in Regulars & Shorts

News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future.
by Pax Rasmussen

Go Drink a Glass of Water

Written by Katherine Pioli

There is a phrase I learned as a wildland firefighter, "hydrate or die." We said it to each other mostly in jest, though in the back of our minds we must have known that, in our line of work, it carried literal truth. Some of the men I worked with carried two gallons, 16 pounds, of water in their packs each day and finished every drop.

Heroin and Ibogaine

Written by Paige Guion

At the time of writing, the ibogaine had seemed to work. Guion's story reported eight months of post-treatment sobriety. Her daughter had even begun making plans to travel and teach. But tempering the good news, Guion confronted the fact that addiction is also made up of people and habits and can rise up again if old patterns are not broken. Three years later, Guion and her daughter's story continues.

Carbon Monoxide

Written by Charlotte Bell
Published in Regulars & Shorts

Being Mr. Mosier
by Charlotte Bell

Musician Profile: Talia Keys

Written by Sophie Silverstone

The Saturday night downpour at this year's Building Man Festival was heavy enough to deal a fatal blow to any DJ's laptop on the nearby Solar Saucer (that solar-powered spaceship-looking contraption often seen around town at farmer's markets, Gallery Stroll and Park Silly Sundays). Umbrellas were getting blown inside out, and shoes were soggy.

Comings & Goings

Written by Katherine Pioli
Published in Regulars & Shorts

What's new around town.
by Katherine Pioli, Sophie Silverstone, Jeannette Culas, & Katy Yeaky

Home Flotation Tanks and Bamboo Bikes

Written by Katherine Pioli

Shane Stott and his Zen Float is a prime example of local innovation starting from a spirit of curiosity and learning. Stott built his first floatation tank in his own house using instructions he found online. After altering and perfecting his tank, Stott realized that his creation might interest others and Zen Float Com­pany was born.

Heart and Soul

Written by Marlene Lambert
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20 years of healing through music.
by Marlena Lambert

Yoga Pose of the Month: Does Your Yoga Practice Feed You?

Written by Charlotte Bell
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When fancy yoga poses serve your ego, but no longer your body?
by Charlotte Bell

Metaphors for the Month: June 2014

Written by Suzanne Wagner
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June is your "Grand Canyon." Pace yourself!