Topic: Enjoy

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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An ode to home

An interview with Craig Child on his new book Virga & Bone, a meditation on the beauty and value of the untouched corners of the Southwest CATALYST: You’ve turned out two books …

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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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Utah Humanities Book Festival

Books and their authors take center stage Book lovers don’t just read books; they talk about books, covet them, share them, buy them and pile them up, look forward to reading them, …

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“The groove is the thing”: Talking Cronies, the evolution of counterculture, and unshackling the mind with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs

Ken Babbs, one of the original and leading Merry Pranksters and participant in the famous (or infamous, depending on who you’re talking to) ‘Acid Tests’ will read excerpts from, Cr …

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A rare and prolific Odissi Indian dancer in SLC: Bijayini Satpathy

A dancer who ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov goes out of his way to see, and who choreographer Mark Morris considers to be “easily among the top five dancers I’ve seen in my life …

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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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Plan B Theatre: Renovating The Post Office

Rabindranath Tagore’s classic theatre fable The Post Office is important for a number of reasons. It’s a significant work written and performed in Tagore’s birth language, Bengali, …

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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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On the Cover

Erin Geesaman Rabke has been a huge fan of CATALYST Magazine and all it has added to the SLC community since she was a high school student 30 years ago. Erin became a regular contr …

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Damn These Heels 2019: Bit

This year the LGBTQ+ film festival in downtown SLC, Damn These Heels, featured a movie on its opening night that was sure to drop some jaws. Whether it be from the gory details, to …

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A weekend with Dirtwire & Poranguí at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

Rebuilding a landscape Dust blows up from under my car as I make my way from the small, unsuspecting highway to an even smaller, less-suspecting dirt road to the Boulder Mountain G …

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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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