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Changes at Red Lotus/Urgyen Samten Ling

Salt Lake’s Urgyen Samten Ling Buddhist Temple and its movement school, Red Lotus, have moved to a new address, not too far from its last location on Third West. They are now in Ro …

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Community, Urban Planning

SLC Sustainability department hellos and goodbyes

  Bridget Stuchly has left her position as Salt Lake City Department of Sustainability’s program manager, and now lives in Spain. Supreet Gill, the former Program Manager of t …

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“The groove is the thing”

Merry Prankster Ken Babbs, merry still, talks Cronies, the evolution of the counterculture and unshackling the mind with CATALYST Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry P …

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Culture, Enjoy

“The groove is the thing”: Talking Cronies, the evolution of counterculture, and unshackling the mind with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs

Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry Pranksters and participant in the famous (or infamous, depending on who you’re talking to) ‘Acid Tests’ will read excerpts from, Cr …

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Culture, Entertainment

SURREALISTIC STORYTIME: A CATALYTIC REVIEW OF FLAMAGRA AND FLYING LOTUS 3D

On August 15,  Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) brought his 3D show to Salt Lake for the second time, and my only complaint was that the performance wasn’t longer.  Asked to define Fl …

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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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Damn these Heels! A Catalytic Review of Michael Barnett’s Documentary, Changing the Game

A Texan teenage boy with cropped hair and big brown eyes fawns over his girlfriend and helps her care for her horses. Back at his house, he sweats bullets as he pushes himself thro …

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Dining Out, Food & Health

What nourishes us

A conversation with Rawtopia’s Omar Abou-Ismail I recently visited Omar Abou-Ismail at his Millcreek-area restaurant, Rawtopia—a restaurant that serves, as its name implies, mostly …

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Arts, Community, Culture

New Performances Added to Salt Lake’s Living Traditions Festival

Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions festival, one of the best places in Utah to celebrate multiculturalism, is in its 34th year. This year the free festival is adding several exciti …

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Relationships

Sustainable weddings 101

Eleven affordable ways to make your wedding better for the environment Weddings create waste. A lot of waste. According to Yale graduate and environmental law expert Kate Harrison, …

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Gender Equality, Politics

ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Utah Files Lawsuit Against State of Utah Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice and women’s rights activists rallied at the state capitol as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) announce …

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Culture, Psychology, Social Justice

Dan Habib Receives Peek Award for Advancing Conversation Around Disabilities with New Documentary Intelligent Lives

In collaboration with Rose Wagner and KUER, the Utah Film Center awarded this year’s Peek Award to filmmaker Dan Habib for positively changing the public’s perceptions of people wi …

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Enjoy, Entertainment, Spirituality & Mysticism

Singer-Songwriter Chad Wilkins Plays at Ecstatic Dance and at the royal

Singer-songwriter Chad Wilkins plays the closing music at Wednesday’s Ecstatic Dance Spring Equinox Celebration at Impact Hub, and again Thursday night with bandmates “Local Reason …

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Politics, Spirituality & Mysticism

Hindu community leader Rajan Zed to open Utah congressional sessions with Hindu invocation

On March 13 and 14, Hindu chaplain and statesman Rajan Zed will open Utah’s congressional sessions with Hindu prayer in the House and Senate, respectively. Both original Sanskrit a …

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Environmental Politics, Politics, Science

HEAL UTAH CALLS ON GOVERNOR HERBERT TO VETO BILL THAT MAY LEAD TO THE COUNTRY’S MOST RADIOACTIVE WASTE BEING DUMPED IN UTAH LANDFILLS

  Jessica Reimer of HEAL Utah Environmentalists gathered Friday at a press conference hosted by HEAL Utah and the Utah chapter of the Sierra Club to ask Governor Herbert to ve …

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