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Arts, Culture

Seeing the Sacred at Urban Arts Gallery

“The artist’s mission is to make the soul perceptible.” Alex Grey At the end of each year, Urban Arts Gallery places a call for submissions and creates exhibits for the following y …

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Want to be a mentor?

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you Apollo Burgamy’s story with Big Brothers Big Sisters starts in 2003. His undergraduate advisor was a mentor in the program and encouraged Burgamy …

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Innocent after proven guilty

When courts of law forbid the truth I started out writing about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent report on the challenges in keeping global warming bel …

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Putting the well in wellness

The Artesian Well Park has a past – and a future On any given day in Salt Lake if you pass by a little park just one block north of Liberty Park you may notice people lined up with …

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Mindfulness

Walking to work

Soften your gaze, empty your mind and the loud city will go quiet Most mornings, I step out my front door and wonder how the world has changed shape from the day before. I feel the …

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Can you recycle that?

Keep food out of landfills When it comes to the zero waste movement, the recent buzz locally has all been associated with food waste. You might be thinking, food waste just decompo …

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Anatomy of a landfill

A visit to “away” (where things are thrown) Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air quality. CATALYST worked wit …

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Environmental Politics

Alternative is becoming mainstream

November is Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month in Utah. “Alternative” means a fuel other than gasoline or diesel for powering motor vehicles. Manufacturers currently offer ov …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Climate change window narrows to 12 years

Someday, perhaps not long from now, the inhabitants of a hotter, more dangerous and biologically diminished planet than the one on which I lived may wonder what you and I were thin …

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How do you know what you know?

This isn’t about this news cycle; it’s about every news cycle since shared cave paintings. Could Kokopelli really play a mean flute? Did elk really look like that? I doubt it; ‘pel …

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Arts

On the cover

In my search for meaning and joy in life, I have become a painter. I have found both there.  But really, I have found all of life there.  In the creative act I have continuously cy …

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Culture, Enjoy

Standing Ovation for Plan-B’s “Good Standing”

“Good Standing,” written by Matthew Greene, directed by Jerry Rapier and produced by Plan-B Theatre, is a solo play about Curt Brown, a gay Mormon who just married the love of his …

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Community, Connect, Gender Equality

#MeToo musings & a feast

The #MeToo phenomenon has sparked a lot of intimate conversations around the country. Women of all ages are sharing stories with their friends—stories they may have never told anyo …

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Connect

Precipitating Change

Without your support, CATALYST, like indie outlets nationwide, could disappear. This past August, the Village Voice, perhaps one of the most iconic independent media organizations …

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Intuitive Arts, Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for the month: At the edge of the abyss, choose joy

Osho Zen Tarot: Existence, Creativity Medicine Cards: Badger, Turtle Mayan Oracle: Cauac, Manifestation, Dissonance Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Three of Disks, The Chariot, Prince of D …

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