April 2015

Editor’s Notebook

BY John deJong

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April 9, 2015

Sixty-five years ago, the Ameri­can Southwest was at the beginning of a uranium boom that left lasting scars on the landscape and the population—men lost to deadly jobs in the uranium mines and mills. Today, the byproducts of that boom, 700,000 tons of …

BY Staff

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March 29, 2015

This planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the city garden. With the rise of raised beds, intensive planting, vertical gardening and no-till methods, planting charts of yesteryear are less useful. In this chart you’ll find these impr …

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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March 28, 2015

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 note, tossed it in recycling and went to bed. I’m a bit more philosophical …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 28, 2015

Long before Jesus turned water into wine, perhaps as far back as 9000 BP, humans were making and drinking beer, or at least something similar. The brew has seen changes. Crack open a beer from 10th century England or 12th century Germany, for example, …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

Over the last few years, permaculture has emerged from the obscurity of the ecological underground to become the buzzword of the times. This is welcome news, as this design philosophy has the potential to change the trajectory of our global civilizatio …

BY Steve Bhaerman

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March 28, 2015

Greetings, Mirthlings! Welcome to the State of the Universe—which is, of course, everchanging, same as always. Here we are, once again, in the here and now, just like last year at this time. So … are you finally ready to live in the now? Good. We hav …

BY Katherine Pioli

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March 28, 2015

The Biocentric Brothers, Chase and Kyle England, are by now familiar faces in the Salt Lake food and farm scene. Natives of Layton, Utah, they began selling locally grown medicinal and culinary mushrooms at the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market in 2012 …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

Earthday Book Reviews 50 Ways to Go Green: A Simple Guide to Becoming Eco-Conscious, by Caroline Chabert and David Turner (Deckopedia) When this unusual deck of cards found its way into my hands, I immediately chose four cards and set myself a goal to …

BY Amy Brunvand

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March 28, 2015

Environmental news from around the state and the West. –by Amy Brunvand The war against excessive government is not what it is purported to be. Indeed, it is not a war against excessive government at all, but a concerted campaign to reduce only those …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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March 28, 2015

There are times to be safe. Now is not that time. –by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Stress, Existence Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Horse Mayan Oracle: Tranformer, IX Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Eight of Swords, King of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Ruin …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

Opportunity now. –by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy From time to time I encounter an idea that obliges me to choose engagement or dissociation. Will I dig into the details, get my hands on the levers and try to build something, or will I recognize a wretched …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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March 28, 2015

How long? –by Dennis Hinkamp Water heaters can be faithful employees of your home for 40 years, but I doubt you really appreciate this mundane effort. You replace them, you move on. When people say “happily married for 25 years” I think “but how many …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

Why drive an electric or hybrid vehicle? –by Alan Boyer As the owner of a hybrid and electric vehicle maintenance and repair shop I get asked this question often. I almost always start with a longwinded statement about how I love them. I come from a l …

BY Sophie Silverstone

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April 22, 2015

2015 Twilight Concert Series Lineup 7/16 – Death Cab for Cutie w/ Tune-Yards 7/23 – Father John Misty & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 7/30 – Prhyme w/ Adrian Younge 8/06 – The Kills w/ Metz 8/13 – The Word w/ Lee Fields & The Expressions 8/20 – R …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

Church vs. State at UMOCA –reviewed By Alexandra Karl In a culture that scorns judgment, comparison between two things is often declared the jurisdiction of the Lord. Not so at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), where holdings of Utah’s two …

BY Charlotte Bell

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March 28, 2015

Poses to practice in the dirt –by Charlotte Bell Springtime signals blooming bulbs, veggie planting and for me, lots of requests from students for yoga poses to counteract the effects of gardening. Shoveling, squatting, kneeling and bending over—the f …

BY Amy Brunvand

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March 28, 2015

Steampunk Cinderella: A ballet and an opera, too, at the Universtiy of Utah –by Amy Brunvand The tale of Cinderella is over 1,000 years old. Versions of the story have been found all over the world and even today it is one of the folktales most often …

BY Staff

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March 28, 2015

A philosophical play on modern Mormon polygamy. Plan-B Theatre Company’s 2014/15 season of new plays by Utah playwrights concludes with the world premiere of Pilot Program by Melissa Leilani Larson, a play she calls “a supposition.” Toward the end of 2 …

BY Staff

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April 1, 2015

MollysNipple.com: an outdoor magazine for adventurous women Our assistant editor, Katherine Pioli, has started her own online publication that spotlights women in outdoor sports in Utah and the West. She digs into local environmental issues, spotlights …