Topic: Enjoy

Sundance 2019: Honey Boy

Honey Boy follows the story of a young boy named Otis (Noah Jupe) who has found success as a child actor in Hollywood. On set, Otis is truly a star making his way into the world of …

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Sundance 2019: The Biggest Little Farm

My stereotyped Sundance film-goer is not much interested in farming. Nature (theoretically), maybe. And of course good directing and camera skills, and a compelling story. The Frid …

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Sundance 2019: Pop-Up Magazine

I’ve always wondered what a magazine would look like live. How to bring the stories to life, but still capture the audience with the same intimacy between the writers’ words and th …

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Sundance 2019: The Elephant Queen

Athena is 50 years old. She is a mother and, like her namesake, a wise leader. She is beautiful and big. She has the longest tusks out of her whole family. She is the matriarch of …

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On the Cover

Halley Jean Bruno, professionally known under the alias Cinder Ash, was born and raised in Utah and works as an illustrator and freelance artist in downtown Salt Lake City. Bruno’s …

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On the cover

My inspiration comes from the sweet side of life. I admire the great Illustrators of the 20th century, as well as the Masters in Fine Art, and Modern Art. Over time I have preferre …

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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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On the cover

In my search for meaning and joy in life, I have become a painter. I have found both there.  But really, I have found all of life there.  In the creative act I have continuously cy …

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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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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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