Topic: Enjoy

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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What Our Masks Say About Ourselves

Marisa Moran Jahn’s MIRROR/MASK exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts “The Driver” by Marisa Morán Jahn   Three portraits greet you at the entrance of Utah Museum of Fine Ar …

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When a stage becomes the world (and the other way around)

Playwright Matthew Greene reflects on the life experiences that culminate in his new play, Good Standing, about a gay Mormon facing excommunication the week after marrying the man …

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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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On the cover: Chris Miles

After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Chris Miles moved to New York and worked as an illustrator for magazines, book covers and children’s bo …

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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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Urban Arts Fest welcomes Chali 2na: Artist and Rapper

Art in public spaces, or urban art, is the expansive genre of art that excludes no one: it is accessible to all, by design. Whether it is street art, dance, music or new media, urb …

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Defying Gravity

Swami Beyondananda on how levity lifts us in unfunny times Note: Cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is coming to Salt Lake City Tuesday, …

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Plan-B’s Zombie Thoughts

Mother/son duo explore new ground in play for children When I was asked to write a play for Plan-B’s Free Elementary School Tour, I immediately turned to the closest elementary exp …

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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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MarchFourth is Bringing Their Funk Back To SLC

When asked to describe MarchFourth Marching Band in three words, bandleader John Averill had some trouble. After all, it’s hard to put three words to a marching band that is ever-c …

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