Topic: Culture

Children’s Dance Theatre has helped build Utah’s dance-positive culture

In the pages of the December 1949 issue of Dance Magazine, modern dance pioneer Virginia Tanner (1915-1979) announced the formation of her new company: “We now have a CHILDREN’S DA …

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year of the pig

A sense of optimism and generosity are in the air as we welcome the Year of the Earth Pig. February 5, 2019 marks a time to “eat, drink and be merry,” as the party Pig arrives to b …

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Rumi: Beyond the mind, into the heart

Jung Society reprises Coleman Barks and cellist Eugene Friesen on February 17 “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” – Rumi (The Guest H …

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Stony Mesa Sagas

Librarian-activist-essayist Chip Ward can write fiction, too I know Chip ward personally as a librarian and as an environmental activist. He wrote the non-fiction Canaries on the R …

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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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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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Environmentalist authors discuss nature, love and living green at SLPL for Utah Humanities Book Festival

For the 21st year, Utah Humanities hosts their Book Festival: This state-wide, six-week event is a chance for people to explore new books and hear from the authors. This year the f …

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The art of dying well: Death doulas help people experience a “Good death”

Transitions are rarely easy. We come into this world in a welter of drama—one way or the other, exiting the womb is a pretty big deal. Leaving this world is also uncomfortable, and …

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Looking Back at Title IX

This 1972 federal legislation granted a world of opportunity for American girls. The thing that mattered most to Nini Rich, her freshman year at Judge Memorial Catholic High School …

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Slightly Off Center: Burning Man again?

I just wanted to give my 21st annual report confirming that Burning Man is still boring. I don’t know why I keep going back; it must be the excitement of those 42 600-mile-trips ac …

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Das Energi, PLUR and rave culture explained from an inside perspective

A review of Utah’s biggest EDM festival and modern rave culture When you hear the word “rave,” what comes to mind? For many it’s the image of out of control crowds, incomprehensibl …

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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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Radical Joy for Hard Times Book Review

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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