Slightly Off Center: Words Matter

“Famous last Snapchats” — not likely. I flirt with photography, but I’m committed to words. On any given day I have a harem of cameras in my car. I have cameras on drones, one for …

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Think

In Praise of Independent Journalism

Each year the McCarthey Family Foundation trustees (whose great-grandfather purchased The Salt Lake Tribune in 1901) host a lecture series honoring the family’s commitment to culti …

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Transportation

More Cars, Less Pollution

Despite more drivers on the road, Tier 3 vehicles and fuel standards will lower emissions in Utah. If you’re concerned about the Salt Lake Valley’s air quality, you probably know t …

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Creativity

The Artist at Home: John deJong

The studio of John deJong is an extraordinary place—an emanation of an extraordinary mind. I have visited many artists’ studios, and I have one of my own, but the sheer magnitude a …

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Environmental Politics

The “Rights of Nature” Movement

An organizer in the Colorado River “personhood” lawsuit explains. If I asked you, “Which corporation provides drinking water to 40 million Americans?” you might guess Nestle or Pep …

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Community

Designed to Disrupt

Ben Shapiro serves up a hierarchy that puts white men on top—again. Last month, conservative media celebrity Ben Shapiro came to speak at the University of Utah to approximately 40 …

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The Hot Ticket: Party for the Common Good

CATALYST @ The State Room, 11/30. One year ago, CATALYST Magazine became a nonprofit un­der the name Common Good Press. (We know that some of you, because of our focus on local non …

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Arts

Alternative Realities

Exploring Utah’s redrock desert through poetry of place. Poetry matters because it offers an alternative reality – it refuses the logical, reductionist, materialist aspects of indu …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

What to know about Trump’s December visit to Utah

Donald Trump is coming to Salt Lake City. Brace yourselves. This past summer, we gathered to protest Interior Secretary Zinke’s visit to Utah, which was to see if whether or not we …

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What’s new at Wasatch Community Gardens

The big news is that the popular nonprofit gardening organization has become the proud owner of acreage adjacent to its well-used Grateful Tomato Garden on 800 South at 600 East. W …

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BYU and U of U find something to agree on:

The Climate Campaign BYU student Nick Huey and University of Utah student Collin Green have formed an alliance that is above any rivalry. Cougars and Utes are teaming up to protect …

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9th South Maven District

The chic 9th & 9th vibe keeps creeping further west as boutique stores and pricey restaurants continue to open down Harvey Milk Boulevard, inching ever closer to the noise ofSt …

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Westside affordable housing anyone could love

The Giv Group, a Salt Lake-based team of developers and planners, is working on a new affordable housing development they are calling Project Open that will offer along with single …

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