Topic: Culture

From Fast Fashion to Conscious Consumption

The environmental cost of cheap clothing The scene is familiar. You go to your nearest fast fashion retailer to purchase some new clothes. You see racks and racks of identical shir …

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The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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Talking to Trees

Trebbe Johnson thinks that, in order to heal our broken relationship with the Earth, we can’t just protect and visit the most beautiful, most pristine natural places. We also have …

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Books: The Wizard and the Prophet

Two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow’s world. Like so many of us, Charles Mann is trying not to succumb to despair over the environmental state of …

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Talia Keys & The Love Album Release Party

Talia Keys and The Love don’t just put on a show, they put on a kick-ass party On Saturday, April 21, Talia Keys and The Love released their new album, We Are Here, with an unforge …

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Slightly Off Center: May 2018

How to talk TED. I speak many languages that are all English. I can talk sports, science, tech, downstate Missourian and TED. I can help you with the last one. Time may be running …

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Living Traditions

Part 2: The Food. Last month, we told the stories of the talented artists, crafters and dancers of Salt Lake City’s 33rd Annual Living Traditions Festival (happening this month May …

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Grid Zine Fest Review

The second annual Grid Zine Festival was held at Publik Space on Saturday April 14th. Over 70 vendors from all over Utah and the United States showed up to put their zines on displ …

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2018 Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series Lineup

Summer is knocking at Salt Lake’s doorstep! The long awaited lineup for the 2018 Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series was recently announced. The beautiful, outdoor amphitheater …

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Living Traditions 2018 Pt. 1: The Artists, Crafters and Musicians

By Sophie Silverstone, Claire Brown, Anna Albertsen, and Jane Lyon Smug, you could call us Utahns who know that beyond our homogeneous appearance, the Salt Lake Valley boasts one o …

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Blazing the trail between East and West: Afghan musician Qais Essar’s return to SLC

Chris Rivera Photography Of the many valiant attempts to bridge Eastern and Western worlds, some are less intentional than others. And sometimes those uncalculated attempts end up …

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A Play of Options

A play of options Exploring how love—its manifestations, iterations, challenges and blessings—is unbounded by blood, age, color, gender or faith. I try to be appropriate. I try not …

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The Year in Dance 2017

Arts called into the service of protest. The year 2017 got off to a gloomy start with the inauguration of Donald “Two Left Feet” Trump replacing the always graceful Barack Obama as …

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Cultures Collide: Cities of Conviction at UMOCA

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) has partnered with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and CULTURERUNNERS to present an exhibition of 19 different artists from …

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CATALYST writer attends her first EDM festival, Das Energi

This year was V2’s sixth annual Das Energi, Utah’s 2-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival at the Great Saltair. I am no stranger to music festivals in general, but as a repres …

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