On the Cover: December 2017

In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos by Ruby Chacon. Through a collaborative practice this cover art is part of a series that draws from feminist scholarly research by Dr. Sony …

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Slightly Off Center: Death and Taxes.

The curse and blessing of living six decades and having serviceable memory skills is that you notice patterns in everything. That and clichés become more irritating. “Death and tax …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: December 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. The more we examine the special properties of the quaking aspen, the greater our fascination with the beauty, complexity, and …

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Environmental Politics, Transportation

VW Deception Redux (and Come-Uppance)

Thanks to an allocation of about $35 million from the Volkswagen Settlement, Utah has a unique opportunity to replace some old dirty diesel equipment with new, cleaner models. You …

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Community

Past and Present Collide at Warm Springs

In its heyday, the scarred landscape of Salt Lake City’s Beck St. area was a site of physical and spiritual healing. No one dreams of this place anymore,” the city employee told me …

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Expand, Spirituality & Mysticism

Honoring the Elements

Meditation on a home altar. As the bright days of summer fade to soggy, gauzy grey, I wrap my sweater close for warmth and desire to be safely home before early darkness falls. Wit …

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Expand

Constantly Expanding, Unfathomably Small

Intersections of science, art and faith. So much of mankind’s history is defined by the scientific discoveries, artistic creations and sacred traditions of faith that have nurtured …

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Live, Outdoor

Aging Gracefully: Lessons in Courage

Sometimes the saying is true: We teach what we most need to learn. I’ve taken ski lessons since the age of seven, and have always hated them. I’ve been led down chutes, over precip …

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Environmental Politics, Nature, Outdoor

Can We Save Pando?

Pando, the Earth’s largest known living organism by mass, is dying for lack of large predators in the ecosystem. Pando, an exceptionally beautiful male quaking aspen clone, is loca …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

What to know about Trump’s December visit to Utah

Trump expected to visit and shrink two national treasures Brace yourselves. President Trump has said he will come to Utah in early December to announce downsizing of two National M …

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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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