Meet the dust doctor

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Atmospheric scientist Kevin Perry knows what blows from the Great Salt Lake Last year I wrote about dust that often blows in from the southwest, plaguing areas of the Wasatch Front (see CATALYST, July 2018). I wanted to take a closer look specifically at the dust that comes from the Great Salt Lake. The lake […]

Breaking Barriers While Breaking Fast

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The sun is completing its daily routine outside the window of Cedars of Lebanon, tucked in the middle of downtown Salt Lake. May 30 (the 14th day of the month-long celebration of Ramadan), at 8:51 pm, the official time of sunset, glasses of water and hefty plates with food of every color of the rainbow […]

The Latest News in Local Brews and Booze

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With the close of another year, CATALYST surveys the state of locally produced adult beverages in Utah. It’s been a good year here, despite the persistent presence of the Zion Curtain. From a new locally produced gin to innovative holiday ales on tap across the valley, check out this list to find what’s new, tasty […]

When Mormon Patriarchs Tremble

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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. She was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December of 1979. Her crime? Organizing […]

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Live, Love, Laziz

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The Arabic word, Laziz, means tasty, enjoyable, and lighthearted. Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity couldn’t have chosen a better word to label their brand of Middle Eastern spreads.

Sisters in Salinity

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This winter, with the Dead Sea scrolls visiting our city, it’s easy to feel some kinship with the distant place they came from, a familiar-seeming place of drought and sand left stranded with a sea so salty not even fish live in its waters.

Environews: January 2014

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Next steps to fight Green River nuke plant; Snake Valley saved from Vegas; Water agency audit planned; Utah suffers from resource curse; Your tax tollars, working against wildlife; S-line connects Sugar House to TRAX; SLC offers Resident Transit Pass; Don’t like the air? Do something about it.—by Amy Brunvand

Air Activist: The Good-Air Citizen

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In late October I was walking in my leafy 9th and 9th neighborhood when my attention was snagged by a good-looking guy walking toward the sidewalk. He was carrying something, but since I was looking at him I didn’t notice what it was. Then he waved its long nozzle at me. “Jeesh,” he sighed, “how […]

 
 
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