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 …

READ MORE

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 …

READ MORE

Environmental Politics

Environews: July 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Corona Arch added to National Recreation Trails System The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as p …

READ MORE

Connect

Editor’s Notebook: A time for awards

Air Quality Ally, Best Magazine and more. In May, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams presented CATALYST Magazine with the first-ever Salt Lake County Board of Health Air Quality Al …

READ MORE

Urban Planning

Don’t Get Me Started: This is your brain on bad science

Salt Lake City to be test dummy for 5G-and-beyond technology. The next, next big thing in telecommunications will be prototyped in Salt Lake City over the next five years. With fun …

READ MORE

Nature

Dust

From stardust to the Dust Bowl to what’s under your bed, dust is a ubiquitous part of life. Here, we learn what DUST means to modern-day Utahns. If you live along the Wasatch Front …

READ MORE

Heal

Running Up for Air

Engineer and athlete Jared Campbell talks about his quest for clean air Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air …

READ MORE

Garden

Keepin’ It Wild

Playground East is an experiment in permaculture. Tucked away in the Highland Park neighborhood, “Playground East” clearly lives up to its name. The plot is indeed a playground for …

READ MORE

Urban Planning

The Artful Dam

The Draw at Sugar House is heavily engineered to halt the progress of a major flood. It also tells a story of Utah’s past, and offers pleasure for those who visit it. This is an im …

READ MORE

Arts

Beyond the Proscenium

NOW ID dances the Great Hall at UMFA. When I met Charlotte Boye-Christensen 24 years ago, we were graduate students at NYU, and I’d never seen a choreographer combine complexity wi …

READ MORE

Yoga

Yoga Culture: Animal Wisdom

How to practice yoga wisely in the heat of summer. In early June I visited the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. In my childhood, I’d spent many days wandering around visiting a …

READ MORE

Beverages

A Utahn invented Peru’s national drink: The Pisco Sour

Local history. “In Morris’ Bar I ordered a pisco sour. It tasted like a pleasant soft drink and I ordered another, to which the bartender objected, informing me that one was usuall …

READ MORE

Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the Month: July 2018

At an impasse? Choose a new path! Osho Zen Tarot:  Harmony, Inner Voice, Transformation Medicine Cards: Spider, Turkey, Blank Shield Mayan Oracle: New Myth, Unity, Complex Stabilit …

READ MORE

Arts

On the Cover: June 2018

“Nectar,” by Paul J. Marto, Jr. The stresses of everyday life do their best to rob us of simple pleasures like enjoying a glorious sunrise, witnessing a dramatic lightning strike o …

READ MORE

Think

Slightly Off Center: Hey Bud

Will ears become vestigial organs or just sort of coat racks for our wired and unwired devices? It’s hard to say. Everyone already looks at their phones and lovingly caresses them, …

READ MORE