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).


Alternative Therapies, Community Profiles, Connect, Heal

Optimized Mind: Maya Myozen Hill

New practice to Utah: Neurofeedback recalibrates your brain where it’s getting stuck. I am not a therapist,” Maya Myozen Hill reminds me. She is actually an ordained zen monk and f …


Arts, Culture, Gatherings

Fire, Solar and Soul

It was that time of year when almost all the cosmonauts in the entire universe were untangling LED lights and preparing their campers to enter the dusty, week-long, 80,000-attendee …


Beverages, Eat

Briefly Noted: Coffee lessons learned from the music business

– By Sophie Silverstone If you remember the cute coffee cart that perched daily on the patio of Liberty Heights Fresh last fall, you’ll be happy to know it found a small nest downt …



Community Profiles, Culture

On the Road

Progressive journalist Amy Goodman took the stage at Rose Wagner April 18 to talk about her sixth and newest book: Democracy Now: Twenty Years of Cover­ing the Movements Changing A …


Fitness, Outdoor, Transportation

Comings & Goings: SLC GREENbikes reopens

– By Sophie Silverstone GREENbikes, downtown’s bikeshare program, has been growing exponentially. It kicked off its fourth season on March 17, its earliest date to open yet. The sy …


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Beverages, Dining Out

Comings & Goings: Dented Brick Distillery

– By Z. Smith Dented Brick Distillery opened its doors for business in South Salt Lake Easter weekend. Head distiller Ethan Miller says he is committed to crafting liquors that cre …


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Business, Community Profiles, Style

Comings & Goings: Sport Clips

– By Rachel Robertson Entrepreneurs and longtime Utahns Shere and Dylan Brunjes recently opened the doors of a Sport Clips shop in Sugar House. Shere says the Sport Clips mantra is …


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Beverages, Dining Out, Eat, Food & Health

Comings & Goings: Rye for brunch

– By Sophie Silverstone While Rye was certainly making a splash in the Salt Lake early-morning-to- late-night dining scene since they opened their doors May 2014, as of late Februa …


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Beverages, Dining Out, Eat

Comings & Goings: Publik Coffee Roasters opens in the Aves

Publik Coffee Roasters’ “coming soon” sign hung on the door of the former Two Creeks building for several years, due to construction and City Planning setbacks. Last month, Publik’ …


Comings & Goings: Suzanne Wagner in SLC

Just a reminder that CATALYST’s “Metaphors” columnist, Suzanne Wagner, will be in Utah March 21-April 11. In addition to her Wild Women Symposium, April 1-3, at the Leonardo and “E …


Comings & Goings: Original Oil Shop specializes in the essentials

Jill Franklyn opened the Original Oil Shop in downtown Salt Lake last fall. – By Sophie Silverstone The 300 sq. ft, tranquilly decorated shop in the front space of Impact Hub on St …


Catalyst Winter Playlist #5 – “Sway” by Anna of the North

Homesick for being homesick “Being homesick inspires you to be more creative,” says Anna of the North, Norwegian born singer and graphic designer, in an interview with Wonderland M …


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Sophie Says: Catalyst Winter Playlist Song #4 – “Yes I’m Changing” by Tame Impala

Somewhere between the fog of poor air quality, haste and embarrassment I write you from the large hiatus in blog posts. I certainly hope I can make clear the ingenuity of Tame Impa …


Sundance Film Festival Review: Antibirth

One part hearty bong rip, one part immaculate conception, one part government conspiracy, and a heavy dose of gore: here you have the recipe for director/screenwriter Danny Perez’s …


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Comings & Goings: Utah company, Healthy Hemp Pets, makes CBD-rich dog biscuits

And no, your dog will not get high. Your dog will, however, probably want more. -by Sophie Silverstone Dave Merrell, founder and CEO, needed an effective veterinary supplement for …


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