Topic: Entertainment

Spaceship Earth: a new film to inspire the power of small groups and to re-imagine our world

Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute You may remember the story––in 1991, in Oracle, Arizona, about an hour north of Tucson, eight people sealed themselves inside “Biosphere 2,” a …

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Numbers Game

New stats to track Every day is Groundhog Day for dogs. The same meal, the same treat, the same walk and the same complaining humans. The most amazing thing about dogs is that they …

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2020 State of the Universe Address

A two-step program to create political climate change and establish heartland security. “To upshift our karma in these challenging times, we must embrace political climate change—w …

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My Corona

Let Uncle Dennis tell you a bedtime fable. “Stop crying, Jimmy. I’ve done all the research and there is only a .001% chance of a monster coming out from under your bed to eat you; …

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Nevertheless, they persisted: Finding “The Audacity”

Jenifer’s latest play, THE AUDACITY, has had to temporarily postpone its world premiere at Plan-B Theatre. Details at planbtheatre.org I am not known as audacious. People who know …

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Sundance 2020: Okavango: River of Dreams

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Dry desert wind stirs as weary bodies move like a mirage across the plains of Botswana, Africa. Here zebras, elephants and lions search the barren so …

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Sundance 2020: A Thousand Cuts

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Ramona Diaz, producer and director of A Thousand Cuts, is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker, who built her career on sharing Filipino stor …

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CATALYST at Sundance 2020: Acasă, My Home

Journalist Radu Ciorniciuc set out to make his first film documentary. Four years later, he was leading an entire social project. In this year’s World Documentary Special Jury awar …

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African dream: How Congolese and West African dance came to Utah

If you go down to the Rose Wagner late on a Saturday morning, you can feel the vibration of African drums in the soles of your feet as soon as you walk through the door.  Inside th …

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Unresolved: Predictions for the new Roaring Twenties

If I had made any, most of my New Year’s resolutions would be dust by now. Resolutions sound too certain when most of the world is mostly conflicted and unresolved. I’ll limit my n …

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Almanac February 2020

Feb 1  Average temps today: high 39º, low 25º. Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 5:59pm. Feb 2  Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, live in Utah. The most common of the many species here …

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New Frontier Central at Sundance 2020 Catalytic Pick #1: Solastalgia

Courtesy of Sundance Institute It’s no wonder that our attention-deficient world has moved to consuming media through 3D virtual reality headsets: It completely monopolizes your at …

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Singing to the Brine Shrimp

Belong to where you are I’ve moved many times in my life, growing up in Kentucky, living in Missouri, Texas, Indiana, and for a year Bristol, England. But before I got my job at We …

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Cold will bring us together

Utah winters generally last November through May, adjourning for a frenetic season of road construction. It’s that time of year when we alternately curse and exalt the four-letter …

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Dirtwire Interview – Preview of Oct. 5 show

Photo by Mika Gurovich Dirtwire can be considered the originator of the “Swamptronica” genre of music that draws from rock, blues and world instrumental music. Think desert America …

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