Sophie Silverstone

Sophie earned a Marketing degree and dance minor from Loyola Marymount University in 2012. After taking some time after college to pursue professional figure skating, which took her through the United States and Mexico, at one point with a Mexican ice circus, Sophie returned home to Utah to set down some roots, and began working at CATALYST Magazine in 2014. Sophie can't really say which hat she hasn't worn at CATALYST besides editing. She is the distribution manager, an ad sales rep, a photographer, a writer, a party-planner, a fundraiser, a social media and website maintenance manager, the intern coordinator, and production manager (when John, Associate Publisher, is out of town).


Arts, Entertainment, Gatherings

Airing out some stale shit about being an artist on the road, critical reviews & telling your story: Valley Queen returns to Kilby Court August 12

Before you even knew who Jenny Lewis, Modest Mouse, and Phantogram were, SLC’s longest running all-ages venue Kilby Court was there for them, serving as Salt Lake’s humble outpost …


Community, Enjoy, Health

Bonanza offers a chance to escape the realities of daily life (and has options for a little bit softer landing when you return)

Perry Layne Decker Whether you’re ready for it or not, summer festival season is upon us and Utah’s fastest growing music festival, Bonanza Campout, is about to commence for its th …


Connect, Gatherings, Social Justice

Utah Students Organize March for Our Lives SLC

All invited to attend 11am Saturday march, starting at West High In the wake of the massacre of 17 students in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14, 13 students fro …


Arts, Connect, Culture

Blazing the trail between East and West: Afghan musician Qais Essar’s return to SLC

Chris Rivera Photography Of the many valiant attempts to bridge Eastern and Western worlds, some are less intentional than others. And sometimes those uncalculated attempts end up …


Connect, Entertainment, Social Justice

Anote’s Ark & climate justice warriors at Sundance Film Festival

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Imagine if you were burdened with this news: Your entire country will be completely uninhabitable within this century due to rising sea levels. All y …


Connect, Creativity, Enjoy

KRCL Presents: Son Little at The State Room

Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston), brings his gospel-inspired, blues and vintage soul music to his first SLC performance, Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 at The State Room, presented by KRCL. …


Connect, Enjoy, Expand

“Woman Comes First” tour with female-fronted bands HIRIE and Nattali Rize come to Utah

Some divine feminine sounds and souls will be moving through Salt Lake City this Sunday night, Nov. 12, at Elevate. Throughout November, the “Woman Comes First” tour is putting two …


Community, Dining Out

SLC’s Newest Jazz Club, Avant Groove opens up on Pierpont

This is the place (to build a jazz club) David Arrellano It’s natural for cities like New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago to have incredible jazz clubs. The owner …


Connect, Entertainment

Reggae Rise Up Festival 2017 moves to River’s Edge Resort, Heber

Mid August, just before the Great American Eclipse, reggae fans squeezed the final juices out of Utah’s summer at Reggae Rise Up Festival, at River’s Edge Resort in Heber. Slightly …


Connect, Entertainment

Interview with Antibalas: Twilight Concert Series, August 3

Photo Credit: Michael Davis If there were ever a more crucial time to dodge the bullets of troubling news from Washington and around the world, one would only pray the 12-piece fun …


Community Profiles, Environmental Politics

Good Grief: After 20 years, OR show moves to Denver

No I don’t mean, good grief, they’re gone! I want to talk about the type of grief for good. Because the kind of grief that you don’t make something good out of is just a drag. As I …


Community, Connect, Entertainment

Reggae Rise Up Sweetens Summer with SOJA/Dirty Heads and Upcoming Festival

The sweltering midsummer afternoon folds your workday into a hot, dry, blank slate of an evening, and all you can think about is getting away from the heat. But then you think agai …


Community, Culture, Gatherings

Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival 2017 in Monroe, UT

Photo by Skyler Greene, courtesy of Mystic Hot Springs The only thing that could possibly be better than soaking in hot springs bathtubs amidst redrocks, would be soaking in said h …


Community, Culture, Gatherings

Element 11 “Orpheum” Utah’s 2017 Regional Burning Man Event

Photo Courtesy of Element 11 Every summer, Element11, a completely volunteer-run organization, makes way for one thousand plus Utah and Burners from the region for a weekend in Sta …


Arts, Community, Culture

Samba Fogo’s origins collide & ignite in CHAMA, featuring Rosangela Silvestre and Mark Lamson April 27, 28, 29, 2017

Beneath the fire, glitter and bikinis, the Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance culture of the Orixa tradition holds deep spiritual significance.   The Candomblé Priestess toss …