Topic: Culture

The Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour

In Salt Lake City this month Friends are forged on the dark road heading out of town. And so we head there again, sojourning across the continent in the name of psychic sanity and …

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Thoughts for Columbus Day

Giving thanks to the original innovators of the Americas I  am no fan of the Columbus Day holiday that is still unfortunately observed in the U.S. (this year on Monday, October 14) …

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Oda Might

New Plan-B play explores the perils of existing in a black body (and what happens next) There are some times when the bottom doesn’t seem low enough. Then, after surviving a car cr …

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Flora meets a bee… and discovers the value of a good friend

Morag Shepherd I was born in Scotland and my entire family still lives in the United Kingdom. I have lived in America so long that I feel (mostly) American. But I’m not; I’m a perm …

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“The groove is the thing”

Merry Prankster Ken Babbs, merry still, talks Cronies, the evolution of the counterculture and unshackling the mind with CATALYST Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry P …

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Little Free Libraries

10th anniversary finds the movement 90,000 strong and growing The non-profit Little Free Library (LFL) was started in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. Thinking of his mother, …

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Shaped by Snow by Ayja Bounous

Ayja (pronounced Asia) Bounous always knew that snow played a role in all her relationships. As an adult, as she started peeling back the layers of her family history and learning …

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Celebrating science and nature

Rendezvous with a poet and a bee keeper To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —To make a pr …

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SURREALISTIC STORYTIME: A CATALYTIC REVIEW OF FLAMAGRA AND FLYING LOTUS 3D

On August 15,  Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) brought his 3D show to Salt Lake for the second time, and my only complaint was that the performance wasn’t longer.  Asked to define Fl …

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Urban Almanac

August 1  Average temps: high 92º, low 67º. 11% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 6:23am, sunset 8:52pm. August 2  Spiders serve as food for 8,000-10,000 insect species and 3,000-5, …

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What’s a sport?

I  see a lot of CrossFit people flipping tires end over end across fields and gym floors in Cache Valley where I live. They might be strong, but don’t they know that it is easier t …

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Bee Fest: A celebration of pollination!

June 17-23 , 2019 is “Pollinator Week” and CATALYST leads the way with Bee Fest Saturday, June 15th, 9am – 2pm, at the Green Team Farm 622 W. 100 S. By now, you probably know we ne …

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New Performances Added to Salt Lake’s Living Traditions Festival

Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions festival, one of the best places in Utah to celebrate multiculturalism, is in its 34th year. This year the free festival is adding several exciti …

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America’s ancient earthworks

What the prehistoric mounds and myths of North America have in common with Egypt’s pyramids – and together, the bigger story they tell Graham Hancock, the Indiana Jones of journali …

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Dan Habib Receives Peek Award for Advancing Conversation Around Disabilities with New Documentary Intelligent Lives

In collaboration with Rose Wagner and KUER, the Utah Film Center awarded this year’s Peek Award to filmmaker Dan Habib for positively changing the public’s perceptions of people wi …

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