Topic: Community

A Defining Moment

In this era of white, homegrown terrorism, it’s time to step into the fray—that messy, alchemical place where hard conversations happen and new levels of action are executed. I am …

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2006 Revisited: Thoughts on Smokefree Clubs

Editor’s note: While browsing through old issues of CATALYST, we came upon this “About Town” piece from March of 2006. Staff millennials, foreign to the days of smokey bars, restau …

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Briefly Noted: March 2018

What’s new around town. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture moves SLC Qi Community Acupuncture has moved from its original 900 South location closer to downtown, occupying space in the Ut …

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On the Cover: February 2018

“Eternal Companion” by Lucia Heffernan. Anthropomorphism, a common theme in Lucia Heffernan’s work where she combines Trompe l’Oeil techniques and uses animals as characters, tells …

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Making Utah’s Electoral Districts Whole Again

Better Boundaries is the answer. It took over an hour for the crowd of 2,000 to get into the West High auditorium for Representative Chris Stewart’s first town meeting after last N …

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CATALYST’s Clean Air Solutions Fair

Did you know that at the rate we are tossing out garbage, our landfill will be full in 10 years? Lesha Earl, public education and outreach coordinator for the Trans-Jordan Landfill …

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A Stone’s Throw

The Buddha on 9th. Buddhists are a rather serene lot, and that serenity came to the test recently when vandals threw a 25-pound rock through the face of the terra-cotta Buddha stat …

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On the Cover: January 2018

“Jackson Phoenix Plummer.” Photo & art by Ruth Plummer and Katie Plummer. Jackson Phoenix Plummer, great-nephew of CATALYST editor Greta and nephew of CATALYST art director Pol …

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Briefly Noted: Winter Market at Rio Grande

You may be surprised at what edibles grow in Northern Utah in the winter. Salt Lake City’s Winder Market offers grass-fed, organic locally raised meats. There are eggs like you’ve …

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The Bee moves to Metro Music Hall

This month marks three years since The Bee: True Stories from the Hive began gathering community for “lovingly competitive” (& occasionally curated) storytelling in Salt Lake C …

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Funds were raised. Fun was had.

Thank you to everyone who showed up, volunteered, donated to the silent auction, sponsored, and shared their artistic talents on November 30, 2017 at The State Room! It was truly a …

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Past and Present Collide at Warm Springs

In its heyday, the scarred landscape of Salt Lake City’s Beck St. area was a site of physical and spiritual healing. No one dreams of this place anymore,” the city employee told me …

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Illuminate Salt Lake 2017

https://catalystmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4333-1020.mp4   The idea for a light art and technology festival in downtown Salt Lake had been brewing for about 2 …

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Designed to Disrupt

Ben Shapiro serves up a hierarchy that puts white men on top—again. Last month, conservative media celebrity Ben Shapiro came to speak at the University of Utah to approximately 40 …

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RMP rooftop solar settlement

In the transition to renewable energy, the biggest obstacles are challenges to the business model of existing utility companies. As rooftop solar has become more popular in Utah, R …

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