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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Health

Breathe: What Lies Ahead

What you should know—and can do—about summertime air pollution. Spring is here, and mild temperatures and frequent rain showers keep the air along the Wasatch Front relatively clea …

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Culture

Living Traditions

Part 2: The Food. Last month, we told the stories of the talented artists, crafters and dancers of Salt Lake City’s 33rd Annual Living Traditions Festival (happening this month May …

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Home

Life Before Air-Conditioning

How did Utahns of bygone days handle the summer heat? Northern Utah is experiencing hotter temperatures on average almost every year. The temperature in our region is increasing at …

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Garden

Keeping Bees Healthy With Fungi

Science shows that fungi can boost the immune system of a hive. Fungi are the original source of our antibiotics, and are providing some of our most reliable current anti-viral res …

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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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Connect, Think

Briefly Noted: EVs are easier on the air; SLC supports EV Owners

Utahns are currently buying electric cars at a faster rate than Californians, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Evs use no gas. They emit 99% fewer …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Mike Noel: Conflicted

The Utah Rivers Council has filed an ethics complaint against Representative Mike Noel (R-Kanab 73) regarding apparent conflicts of interest, unsurprisingly connected to real estat …

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Arts

On the Cover: April 2018

Roxie Nebel welcoming Spring to the Salt Lake Valley by Annie Connolly. I am thrilled to have a piece of my work on a CATALYST cover. I am a young Utah artist who regularly enjoys …

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Live

Slightly Off Center: Homeless or Home Free?

There’s a van and a small camper that keep popping up in various parking lots around town. I won’t describe them in more detail because I don’t want to impinge on their joie de cam …

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