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Utah Recycling Alliance

Businesses rewarded for implementing greener ways The Utah Recycling Alliance encompasses all the Rs—reducing, reusing, refurbishing, repurposing…and when all those avenues have …

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Psychedelics, science and mental health

First Intermountain Psychedelics Symposium meets in Salt Lake City this month If you’re a regular reader of this publication, chances are you’re already familiar with psychedelic t …

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The Utah Farm and Food Conference

A cross-cultural gathering of growers, makers, purveyors and eaters Now in its fourth year, the Utah Farm and Food Conference returns to Cedar City to showcase an impressive array …

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Lives in the shadows

A conversation with Kip Yost Last summer, curious to learn more about Salt Lake’s new homeless resource shelters, I was reading everything I could find on the topic. Since the impl …

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Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Paradise vs. a parking lot

We often don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone The history of Salt Lake City is one of self-reliance, community and agriculture. When the Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Sa …

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Where skiing, science and art intersect

Ski map artist James Niehues visits Salt Lake City Hand-painted ski map illustration has a narrow lineage that still triumphs over its digital competition. The majority of ski maps …

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The Trauma of Transformation: Paisley Rekdal’s “Nightingale”

Utah’s poet laureate reads poems next week in Salt Lake City. “Once, I was afraid of being changed. Now that is finished. The lynx has me in its eye, I am already diminished.” …

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Dirtwire Interview – Preview of Oct. 5 show

Photo by Mika Gurovich Dirtwire can be considered the originator of the “Swamptronica” genre of music that draws from rock, blues and world instrumental music. Think desert America …

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Shaping dancers and model citizens: A reflection on the life of arts educator Pearl Wagstaff Garff

A dance, like any great story, has a beginning, middle and end. It begins in stillness. There is a starting shape. Then the story unfolds through sequences of movement with varied …

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