Arts, Community, Entertainment

Plan B Theatre: Renovating The Post Office

Rabindranath Tagore’s classic theatre fable The Post Office is important for a number of reasons. It’s a significant work written and performed in Tagore’s birth language, Bengali, …

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Dining Out

Oasis Cafe now open for brunch

Oasis Café and Golden Braid Books have been longtime enthusiastic supporters of CATALYST, since their early days, and we love them back. They’ve now given us more to appreciate, re …

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Think

Things that uplift

Be they shoes, smoke, implants or clean windows In June, The New York Times reported about a movement in Japan by women who want a law prohibiting dress codes that mandate high hee …

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Community, Health

One small miracle in the healthcare crisis

In the service industry, even a broken arm might mean you can’t go to work. For injured or ill baristas, bartenders, servers, hosts and cooks this may mean weeks, even months of un …

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Culture

Urban Almanac

August 1  Average temps: high 92º, low 67º. 11% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 6:23am, sunset 8:52pm. August 2  Spiders serve as food for 8,000-10,000 insect species and 3,000-5, …

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Spirituality & Mysticism

August 2019 Metaphors: “Now” is where it’s at

Osho Zen Tarot: Projections, Existence, Stress Medicine Cards: Lizard Mayan Oracle: Organic Balance, Caban Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Disks, Prince of Cups Aleister Crowley Dec …

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Memoir

Love it & live it

The yuks come easy when someone says, “I’m going to X-place” and you say, “Oh I’m sorry.” Or you can always refer to your birth city as “A nice place to be from.” Completing the ru …

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Local Harvest

Pick fruit in Fruita!

The pioneer town of Fruita is long gone, but its orchards remain, within the bounds of Capitol Reef National Park. The orchards contain about 3,100 trees including cherry, apricot, …

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Garden

Aiming for the best at Top Crops

A Westside love story This is a love story. To be fair, all tales of small farms are to some extent love stories. Ask any member of this new generation of farmer their reasoning be …

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Health

Its time to get this off my chest

My explant story I never really wanted implants. A fan of mother nature, I was a bit of a hippy really, and felt that her creations were better than any surgeon could fabricate. Al …

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Environmental Politics, Health

The air knows no boundaries

Prevailing winds carry ozone to Utah from upwind states as well as across the Pacific This time of year there is a lot of buzz about ozone air pollution. Ozone plagues areas of Uta …

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Tale of a wicked weed

Foxtails: Don’t let your pet near them The barbed grass may look beautiful as it blows in the breeze, particularly in the spring when it is supple and green, but foxtail (a self-se …

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Community, Environmental Politics, Nature

Environews

BLM headquarters moving to Colorado? Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has requested over $20 million to relocate Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices from Washington DC to Gra …

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Arts

On the Cover

Erin Geesaman Rabke has been a huge fan of CATALYST Magazine and all it has added to the SLC community since she was a high school student 30 years ago. Erin became a regular contr …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

CATALYST goes to the inland port rally

What began as a peaceful protest became a scene of confusion, violence and frustration at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday. “I love that you’re using your inte …

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Environmental Politics, Urban Planning

Pesticide free Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City explores and encourages organic methods for yard care Healthy lawns and weed-free gardens are a primary goal for many householders. However, these desires are often …

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Alternative Therapies, Mindfulness, Spirituality & Mysticism

Past Life Hypnosis: a journey into the subconscious (whether you believe in past lives or not)

The CATALYST staff and interns sat in the front room of Big Pink. Pens and notepads at our sides, we were being led through the hypnosis by Jennifer Van Gorp, Salt Lake’s newest pr …

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Move, Outdoor

Guide to 5 Utah Waterfall Hikes close to SLC

As a Utah native, I believe that the mountains are the best escape from anything, especially the heat. If you’re longing to go outside without risk of heat exhaustion, why not cool …

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