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Culture, Dining Out

Editor’s Notebook

An evening at the Republican with Stephen and Angela. —by Greta Belanger deJong The Republican, a tavern on State St. gets the prize for the most foreboding exterior with the frien …

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Editor’s Notebook: Keeping CATALYST Awesome

As we go to press, we are in the midst of our first fund-raiser as a nonprofit (March 31: Love Utah Give Utah). A huge hug and thanks to those who have contributed from December 20 …

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Note from the Editor: March 11

Dear friends & family, It’s been a crazy week. I started school ~ the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s 10,000 Small Businesses program. Along with 29 others, I’m a proud scholar in t …

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Editor’s Notebook

The Accidental Rooster; What’s That on the Ceiling?; Malia; Love CATALYST, Give CATALYST.—by Greta Belanger deJong The accidental rooster I have a rooster. He’s a simple-looking li …

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Editor’s Notebook

We did it! And now we really need your help.—by Greta Belanger deJong Everyone seems to agree: CATALYST is too good to die. It just needs a new financial model to continue and to g …

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Editor’s Notebook

In October, Pax Rasmussen wrote about CATALYST receiving a special status from the State of Utah, the L3C (low profit/limited liability corporation). This means we have a mission b …

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Connect, Eat, Local Harvest

Editor’s Notebook

This is the Harvest Issue. I’m glad other people are harvesting be­cause, through the blessing of farmers markets and friends, I won’t starve. My own garden was just plain dumb thi …

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Community, Connect

Putting the Mission Before the Money

The old model of a small, independent magazine existing solely on advertising dollars is coming to an end. CATALYST has always been an endeavor that exists on the support of the co …

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Connect, Eat, Food & Health

Editor’s Notebook: Our Family Table

Eating is a practical matter. We all need, in some fashion, to do it. Under the guise of family management, it also becomes culture. My mother arose to make me breakfast every morn …

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Editor’s Notebook: Tooting Our Horn

Attending this year’s Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism’s banquet at Frida Bistro was as gratifying as it was inspiring. We walked away with an ever-increasing …

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Community Profiles, Connect

Editor’s Notebook: A Conversation with John Gray

In a cardboard box full of books at a Sugar House yard sale last Saturday, I noticed a copy of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, by John Gray, a best-selling book about inna …

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A Conversation About Condoms

When sexologist Alfred Kinsey published the first Kinsey Reports in 1947 and 1953, 6% of the women questioned had had sex by age 16, compared to 21% of 16-year-old males. It was be …

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Editor’s Notebook: From Bridesmaid to Officiant

My first foray down the aisle was when I was nine years old. My only sister, 11 years my senior, was abandoning me for some guy. It was a consolation, the honor of being a junior b …

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Community, Connect

Editor’s Notebook

I wrote text for this column last night. Then, with one thoughtless keystroke, it was gone. I wrote a note to the production manager: “I lost everything.” Then I crumpled up the no …

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Politics, Think

Editor’s Notebook: Compassion Challenge

Humor has traditionally been a safe haven. But on January 7 in Paris, two masked men gunned down the editorial staff at the French satire publication, Charlie Hebdo. They killed th …

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