Topic: Community Profiles

Utah Arts Alliance’s Dreamscapes

Utah artists and volunteers practice recycling/repurposing for art’s sake Dreams rarely make sense. But frankly, reality doesn’t always make much sense either. The planet’s garbage …

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On The Path: Thomas McConkie of Lower Lights Sangha

Insights from life’s journeys, by members of CATALYST’s Community Resource Directory: “What has set you on your path? Where and how did your journey begin that has led you to this …

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Swedetown

Memories of a Salt Lake City neighborhood built on, and then lost to, industry. The perceived homogeneity of a city is upheld by the undoing of unique places within it. For Salt La …

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Women of Wisdom: Karen Shepherd

A Catalyst staff millennial learns some valuable history from local luminary. Karen Shepherd lives in Federal Heights with her husband, Vince, and her black standard poodle, Lola. …

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On the cover: Chris Miles

After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Chris Miles moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers and children’s bo …

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Quiet Heroes: the only two doctors who would serve SLC’s AIDS/HIV community in the 80’s

Studded with local heroes and familiar downtown scenery, Quiet Heroes made for the perfect film to officially kick off the 15th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival weekend. Direc …

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Sarah DeGraw & the Odd Jobs celebrate first album release at Clubhouse SLC

Sarah DeGraw & the Odd Jobs captivated a crowd during their debut album release June 23 with a combination of menacing and warm sounds that are commanding, yet inviting. Everyt …

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Breaking Barriers While Breaking Fast

Photo courtesy of Jenny Wilson and The Emerald Project The sun is completing its daily routine outside the window of Cedars of Lebanon, tucked in the middle of downtown Salt Lake. …

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A Sifu’s Story

Standing on sacred ground. Toni Lock started practicing tai chi 20 years ago after a dear friend and “soul sister” said she should try it. She had been teaching aerobics at the tim …

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At Home with Pilar Pobil

A visit to Pilar’s is a rich, multi-layered feast for the senses. Color, light, music in the air and her everpresent canine companion, Casper, all greet you along with Pilar’s open …

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October 2017 On the Cover: Brad Overton

This Virgin of Guadalupe Katrina Calavera is one of my favorites. And some Guadalupano friends have sent me their approval which I appreciate as a true blessing. The syncretism of …

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Good Grief: After 20 years, OR show moves to Denver

No I don’t mean, good grief, they’re gone! I want to talk about the type of grief for good. Because the kind of grief that you don’t make something good out of is just a drag. As I …

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On the road with BLM paleontologist Alan Titus

  An open letter to Secretary Zinke For five hours I drove from Capitol Hill, in Salt Lake City, through the same famous redrock landscapes you flew over—Bryce Canyon, Kodachr …

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Report from Dark Mountain: An encounter with Paul Kingsnorth

“Ecocide demands a response. That response is too important to be left to politicians, economists, conceptual thinkers, number crunchers; too all-pervasive to be left to activists …

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University of Utah opens new mindfulness clinic

Many mindfulness meditation centers are studying what seems to have become the great hope of alternative medicine. But here in Salt Lake City, we may now have not only the newest, …

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