Arts, Entertainment, Gatherings

Airing out some stale shit about being an artist on the road, critical reviews & telling your story: Valley Queen returns to Kilby Court August 12

Before you even knew who Jenny Lewis, Modest Mouse, and Phantogram were, SLC’s longest running all-ages venue Kilby Court was there for them, serving as Salt Lake’s humble outpost …

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Arts

On the Cover: August 2018

Landcover Reprise by Marci Erspamer. Since a very young age I have had a deep desire to connect with people. Painting has been a way to bridge the raw   energies of the subcon …

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Think

Slightly Off Center: Superpowers

I never read comic books as a kid because, like many “only” children, I was an adult child. I spent most of my reading time browsing science books at the library. I could recite ev …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: August 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. My deepest sorrow is for the degradation of the natural world and the corresponding grief that people feel when they lose the …

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Politics

Don’t Get Me Started: A Tale of Two Trolls

Strange things you see at the Coffee Garden. After reading a murder of mysteries by Agatha Christie, Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler recently, I’ve taken a sleuthsome turn mysel …

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Think

Editor’s Notebook: Arthur and Me

Remembering a friend who showed me a bigger world. I met Arthur Spanjar one snowy Wisconsin morning in 1972, a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my way to Nick’s restaurant, …

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Environmental Politics

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought

Range Creek’s cautionary tale. Why did several Southwestern indigenous tribes disappear by the end of the 13th century? This is a mystery archaeologists have been trying to solve f …

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Garden

Intelligent Design

Great planning and an eye to innovation reap garden bounty at Frog Bench Farms. I’m a permaculture enthusiast cursed with an English garden aesthetic. The duality doubles down once …

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Community

Quirky, Quaint and Über-Local

Sugar House’s Wednesday farmers market comes of age at Fairmont Park. The first Sugar House Farmers Market opened eight years ago on Monument Plaza, next to the eyecatching Art Dec …

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Community

Women of Wisdom: Sheriff Rosie Rivera

An innate passion for fairness and justice drives Salt Lake County’s Sheriff Rosie Rivera Earlier this year, CATALYST (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) received a grant from the Utah Women’s …

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Culture

Talking to Trees

Trebbe Johnson thinks that, in order to heal our broken relationship with the Earth, we can’t just protect and visit the most beautiful, most pristine natural places. We also have …

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Social Justice

Human Dignity in the Face of Conflict

Photography, video and drawings tell stories of Indigenous Peoples and refugees. When the images of the Syrian refugee crisis splashed across news and social media outlets two year …

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Environmental Politics, Social Justice

Swami Beyondananda Speaks Out on Political Climate Change

“We have a deeply divided body politic in America. Half the people believe our system is broken. The other half believes it is fixed.” —Swami Beyondananda   Note: Cosmic comic …

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Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the Month: August 2018

The pressure mounts for breakdown, breakthrough. Osho Zen Tarot: Harmony, Healing, Breakthrough Medicine Cards: Buffalo, Hummingbird Mayan Oracle: Ix, Chuen, Realm Shift Ancient Eg …

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Home

The Urban Almanac: August 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. August 1 Sunrise;:6:24am.Sunset: 8:42pm. Be good to your skin, enjoy the outdoors and get your vitamin D. Th …

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Connect, Live, Nature

Citizen Scientists: City Nature Challenge 2018

Exploring and documenting Utah’s rich biodiversity isn’t just for scientists anymore. Between April 27 and April 30, residents of cities around the world are competing to document …

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Arts

On the Cover: July 2018

Diving for Coins, by Jamie Wayman. Jamie Wayman knows water. A competitive swimmer for the University of Utah-turned -artist, she creates pool paintings with authenticity. Still sw …

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Entertainment

Don’t Get Me Started: July 2018

The heat is on. Ned: How’s the cop business, Oscar? Oscar: Real good. Always starts hopping in weather like this. When it gets this hot, people try to kill each other. — Body Heat …

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