Arts

On the Cover: June 2018

“Nectar,” by Paul J. Marto, Jr. The stresses of everyday life do their best to rob us of simple pleasures like enjoying a glorious sunrise, witnessing a dramatic lightning strike o …

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Think

Slightly Off Center: Hey Bud

Will ears become vestigial organs or just sort of coat racks for our wired and unwired devices? It’s hard to say. Everyone already looks at their phones and lovingly caresses them, …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: June 2018

Environmental news around the state and the West. San Rafael Swell in danger Utah’s  congressional delegation has introduced yet another terrible public lands bill, this time tryin …

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Community

Editor’s Notebook: June 2018

I first met Lynne Olson in 1990 when she came by the office with an idea for a story: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment (the KOPE Kids Club). We followed KOPE for several y …

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Think

Don’t Get Me Started: Upper Class Twitters

In a recent court case in Manhattan, seven “followers” of Donald Trump’s Twitter account sued the President on First Amendment grounds to prevent him from blocking them from his fe …

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Environmental Politics

Then and Now: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment

In 1990, a group of SLC elementary school students in search of a problem-solving project saved an abandoned gully from being paved over and transformed it into a nature preserve. …

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Community

Bee Fest

What’s happening at Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination! Raise your glass to pollinators, for they bring you your coffee, tea, tequila and cream (dairy cows eat  pollinated alfa …

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Alternative Therapies

Bee Venom Therapy

“What I learned in 18 months of stinging myself with bees.” People have been stinging themselves with bees for purposes of health since time immemorial. Therapeutic bee stings were …

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Connect, Expand

Briefly Noted: Salt Lake Needs A Food Co-Op

Join the Wasatch Co-op market now and help make it happen. If you’ve lived in almost any U.S. college town, you’re probably familiar with natural foods co-ops– community-owned gro …

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Arts

On the Cover: May 2018

300 Plates, by Cassandra Barney. Cassandra Barney is represented in galleries across the United States and Canada. Her narrative portraits have been described as whimsical, spiritu …

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Culture

Slightly Off Center: May 2018

How to talk TED. I speak many languages that are all English. I can talk sports, science, tech, downstate Missourian and TED. I can help you with the last one. Time may be running …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: May 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. “I don’t want to be a god, even if I can. I want to be a servant of god, if by god we mean nature, life, the world. I want to …

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Editor’s Notebook: May 2018

Tomatoes in the snow; CAT hacked by Russian love columnist; charismatic mini-fauna. It’s a good bet that washing your car increases the chance of rain.  In the same vein, early pla …

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