Topic: Culture

Persian New Year

Celebrate and ancient rite of spring. Looking for a way to celebrate spring? You might give Norooz (also spelled Nowruz), the celebration of the Persian New Year, a try. An ancient …

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Not One Drop

Difficult families, bad behavior and spiders by Morag Shepherd. Throughout my life, sometimes the only way for me to exit a difficult experience is to psychologically die to—let go …

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CATALYST @ Sundance | Major Lazer Meets Cuba: Give Me Future Review

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Deering Regan Give Me Future follows EDM band Major Lazer—a DJ trio comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire—during their performa …

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A Feather on the Breath of God

The most compelling character in Western Europe’s revolutionary Twelfth Century was a woman: Hildegard. She was an abbess, a visionary, a composer and a friend of popes and kings, …

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Bob Dylan Unstrung

From one poet to another: Alex Caldiero performs works of the new Nobel laureate. The day the world gasped at the sight of the 2017 American inauguration, poly-artist Alex Caldiero …

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How to Sundance All Year Long

At home or in a theatre, access to great film continues. Whether you hid from the festival that takes over SLC and Park City for 10 days, or you’re heartbroken from not seeing that …

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CATALYST @ Sundance: docuseries “Rise” brings us to Standing Rock

La Donna Bravebull AllardCourtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Michelle Latimer A heartbreaking documentary piece about the plight of the modern native American, “Rise” by Mich …

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2017: Year of the Fire Rooster

Use this energy to energize and organize, whatever your sign. Cock-a-doddle-doo, it’s time to rise and shine on the chilly midwinter morning of January 28, 2017 and welcome the ent …

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Best Loved Gifts

Sometimes, the best gifts are things that don’t cost anything, or have sentimental value well beyond the monetary value. In the spirit of this season, CATALYST staff and writers re …

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Stamp commemorates Hindu holiday

Last month the United States Post Office issued a new Forever stamp in honor of the Hindu holiday Diwali, a celebration of the triumph of good over evil that spans five days each a …

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Mundi Project “rehomes” pianos

In 2005, pianist Jana Hanatova  went through a personal life changing experience that inspired her to want to give back to the community. “Music heals, motivates, breaks down langu …

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Can you grow pot with LED lights?

Commercial marijuana growers account for 1% of the nation’s electricity consumption. As more and more states (24 and counting) legalize recreational or medicinal marijuana use, we …

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Day of the Dead | Family events celebrating art and ancestors

A collection of folk mask from the UMFA’s Education Collection. More masks can be seen at the Discovery Gateway throughout October. PHOTO BY ADELAIDE RYDER   During the Mexica …

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Joe Hill is Still Alive

Why another play about Joe Hill? There has already been a play, a one-man musical, a movie, a documentary, and several books. Why another? Three reasons. One is that William Adler …

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Carnival of Souls

It’s easy to imagine how Herk Harvey conceived of Carnival of Souls, his 1962 cult classic movie, as he drove past the old Saltair a year or two earlier. At the end of the pier rea …

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