July 2014

BY Troy Williams

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July 10, 2014

Patriarchal Panic (pey-tree-ahr-kuhl pan-ik): noun; the phenomenon of male religious leaders loosing their shit every time a woman gently advocates for ecclesiastical equality. To my knowledge, the term was first coined by Mormon heretic, Sonja Johnson …

BY James Taylor

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July 1, 2014

Salt Lake’s Cosmic Aeroplane (1967-1991) was a major nexus of cultural changes that were rippling through the youth culture in America in the mid- to late ’60s. The Civil Rights Movement—an insane war that still had the support of the country at large— …

BY Greta Belanger deJong

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July 1, 2014

On June 26, the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists had their awards ceremony. It’s been maybe 10 years since we participated. This year we decided to step up to the plate again. It was a rewarding endeavor! Out of several hundred s …

BY Amy Brunvand

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July 1, 2014

In June I spent a week floating down the San Juan River in Southern Utah with a bunch of dancing goddesses. Well, strictly speaking they were seven little girls ranging in age from four to 12, but the Girl Power they generated was palpable. Richard Lou …

BY Katherine Pioli

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July 1, 2014

Smart design is nothing new. For Millennia, before our fancy furnaces and air-conditioners, people stayed comfortable by using the principles of passive solar heating and cooling. The Anasazi village at Mesa Verde National Park, made famous by the phot …

BY John deJong

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July 1, 2014

Mass transit that serves the masses. —by John deJong My memories of trolleys extend back to the 1950s cartoon. The Toonerville Trolley, a character in a nationally syndicated feature cartoon which ran from 1908 to 1955, was a cute little thing that wen …

BY Amy Brunvand

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July 1, 2014

Environmental news from around the state and the West. —by Amy Brunvand Extra fee for rooftop solar? One of the biggest obstacles to a clean energy future is that utility companies such as Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) make big bucks by selling energy fro …

BY Dennis Hinkamp

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July 1, 2014

Peacekeeping mission. —by Dennis Hinkamp I have a lot of reasons not to go home again. At age 12 I was robbed at knifepoint in the mid-afternoon at the baseball stadium. I got caught in the middle of a knives-and-baseball bats racially motivated fight …

BY Pax Rasmussen

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July 1, 2014

News and ideas for a healthier, more sustainable future. —by Pax Rasmussen Ban the bead Have you noticed the surge in face and shower products that claim to exfoliate? Wonder how they do that? Well, the answer’s not very nice: Thousands of tiny plastic …

BY Katherine Pioli

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July 1, 2014

Helping or hindering a clean energy future? —by Katherine Pioli During his presidency, Jimmy Carter took numerous steps to move the United States towards energy independence and environmental sustainability. One of these steps, the Public Utility Regul …

BY Staff

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July 1, 2014

What’s new around town. Finca moving in December Finca and Pago proprietor Scott Evans has become the proud new owner of downtown real estate, the building formerly housing Lemongrass at 327 W. 200 South. He’s going to fill the 15,000-square-foot space …

BY Charlotte Bell

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July 1, 2014

Settle In, Soak In.—by Charlotte Bell Born to Anjana (a supernatural woman) and Kesari (king of the monkeys), Anjaneya had magical powers and royalty in his genetic inheritance. His godfather was Vayu, the wind god. Anjaneya was considered to be the re …

BY Suzanne Wagner

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July 1, 2014

There’s no longer a need to push the wave—just ride it! —by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Friendliness, The Dream, The Miser Medicine Cards: Badger, Weasel, Hummingbird Mayan Oracle: Manik, Universal Movement, Mystical Power Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Th …