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SLUG Style: Yadel Huest

Let’s consider ourselves blessed as we take a look at these artful and striking looks that Yadel Huest has in store on the regular. … read more

Lacto Fervere: Inviting Bacteria to the Table
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When it comes to creating your own lacto fermentations, understanding the “how” isn’t as important as understanding the “why.” … read more

Bold & Beautiful – SLUG LGBTQ+: Jazzmine Pike
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Dance is a main part of Jazzmine Pike’s life—it’s been a way to tell her own personal story—but what Pike does isn't just dance. … read more

SLUG Style: Icky Rogers

Like the conceptual layers in his music, Icky Rogers embraces layering in his style and splashes it with accents that reflect his own taste. … read more

Taking Charge of the Narrative with Reneé Stirling-DeHaan
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Reneé Stirling-DeHaan knew that harmful messages about disability couldn’t continue, and so her book, To Be Different Is Beautiful, was born. … read more

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By...
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This was only the second year the Craft Lake City DIY Fest took place at the Utah State Fairpark, and it saw lots of exciting changes. … read more

The Wolf Girl: A Look Inside Halley Bruno’s Art
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For SLUG’s T-shirt design contest, Halley Bruno’s interpretation of SLUG as a skateboarding dog won, but her artistic love began earlier. … read more

Bold & Beautiful: Terra Flesh
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Terra Flesh possesses a tenacious spirit and radiant energy, infectious qualities that bode well for the future of Utah's drag community. … read more

SLUG Style: Brittany Watts

Whether you spy her at the bar or turning it up at the airport, Brittany Watts loves what she wears—and wears it with verve. … read more

SLUG Mag’s 2021 Brewstillery @ Artspace City Center 07.10

SLUG Mag's 2021 Brewstillery celebrated Utah’s breweries and distilleries, offering tastings of local beer and spirits from over 30 vendors. … read more

Sophie Schwabacher: Tapping Beer Nostalgia with Watercolor
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Sophie Schwabacher is the gallery manager at Salt Lake City’s Modern West, where you can see her first-ever publicly displayed art series. … read more

Schmigadoon! Brings Mystical Musical Magic to AppleTV+
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Schmigadoon! is is an energetic mix of old-fashioned musical fun with modern sensibilities, making it an entertaining highlight of the summer. … read more

Damn These Heels! 2021: Utah’s Top LGTBTQ+ Film Festival Is...
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Resilience is nothing new for the Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, which has been running strong and fighting the odds for 18 years. … read more

Content Shifter: 7 New Summer Series to Stream
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In this month's edition of "Content Shifter," some stellar summer series! Here are seven new offerings to stream right meow. … read more

Writer-Director Sasha Collington has Love Type D and a Passion...
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Love Type D is a refreshingly unique film that provokes laughter throughout, though there's more to it than just comedy. … read more

Hulu Documentary Nasrin Tells a Powerful Story of Heroism, Hope...
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Nasrin tells the gripping story of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a courageous human rights lawyer and key figure in Iran’s women’s rights movement. … read more

Peachy Fingernail, PK Opal and The Mercy Seat @ SLUG...
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The creative lineup—consisting of Peachy Fingernail, PK Opal and The Mercy Seat—at the June 2021 SLUG Picnic drew in a great crowd. … read more

Living Traditions @ Washington Square Park 06.26
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The annual Living Traditions Festival provides an opportunity for those participating to share their culture through song, dance and food. … read more

SLUG Style: Eliana

In this month's "SLUG Style," Eliana's here and she’s got the club kid scene and a litany of hairstyles backing up her overall vibe. … read more

Mike Brown’s Summertime Activity Guide!
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Mike Brown is back with a short list of some summertime activities for you and your dumb little buddies do to this summer. … read more

Hair is Hair: Laser Hair Removal is for Everyone with...
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Laser hair removal experts Milan Laser Hair Removal dispel common myths about ditching your razor and ridding yourself of unwanted hair. … read more

The Sacred Resilience of Shea Freedom and the W.A.R. Gathering
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On June 20, Shea Freedom's W.A.R. Gathering is bringing Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Voices to the Clubhouse on South Temple. … read more

Genderfuq @ Urban Lounge 06.03
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Urban Lounge opened their doors to an all-inclusive public audience to come celebrate each other through the event hosted by Genderfuq. … read more

9th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By Fat Tire @ Saturday...
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Racers from across the valley converged at Saturday Cycles in hopes of becoming this year's champion at the 9th Annual SLUG Cat bike race. … read more

half•alive @ The Depot 09.13 w/ slenderbodies
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half•alive and slenderbodies provided an amazing show that had the concrete floor flexing with all the happy, dancing feet of the attendance. … read more

Review: Amyl & the Sniffers – Comfort to Me
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Ramones x Control Top + the Party-in-the-Back Half of Courtney Barnetts Mullet … read more

Local Review: BLACKSHAPE – BLACKSHAPE
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BLACKSHAPE = Alpha Male Tea Party + This Will Destroy You … read more

Perfume Genius @ Metro Music Hall 09.07 w/ Hand Habits
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Perfume Genius' body movements and stage performance replicated the emotional intensity of his music perfectly as he swayed sensuality. … read more

Mountain Movers: Moving More Than Mountains
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While the virus pulled a lot of things apart, the members of Mountain Movers were brought closer together, resulting in an exciting new sound. … read more

youngassNICO, Phobia the Greatest and MOD @ August SLUG Picnic...

SLUG's outdoor concert series, SLUG Picnic, returned this August with an explosion of late-summer heat and enthusiastic showmanship. … read more

Noah Cyrus w/ Ant Clemons @ Ogden Twilight 09.04
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It feels like we are all pretty damn glad to get back to the gigs. Ogden Twilight is doing a pretty damn fine job making that happen.  … read more

Local Review: Bly Wallentine – Dizzy Giant
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Bly Wallentine = Sufjan Stevens + Gary Wilson (Tormented) + Soft Hair … read more

Review: Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want...
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Halsey = Joan Jett x 5sos x Avril Lavigne  … read more

Staying in Tune to Survive: An Interview with Lexagon
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Cross-species communes and metaphysical kinships inhabit the experimental sound worlds of Alexa Burrell's new Lexagon record, Feminine Care. … read more

Local Review: Adult Prom – Mild Horses
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Adult Prom = Beach Fossils + Mac DeMarco + Stephen Steinbrink … read more

Local Review: Los Vii – Ephemera
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Los Vii = HOMESHAKE + Mac DeMarco + Tame Impala … read more

Local Review: Crook & The Bluff – MONOLITHS
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Crook & The Bluff = The Blasters + John Doe + Rush … read more

Review: Angry Blackmen – REALITY!
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Angry Blackmen = Death Grips + JPEGMAFIA + Wolf Eyes … read more

Wilco and Sleater-Kinney @ Red Butte Garden 08.08 w/ NNAMDï
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Red Butte Garden concerts are back in full swing, making a triumphant return after a long, COVID-imposed hiatus. … read more

Review: Iceburn – Asclepius
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Iceburn = Melvins + Sleep + Intronaut … read more

Review: Sunk Heaven – THE FVCKHEAѪTED LVNG
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Sunk Heaven = Daughters + Coil + Throbbing Gristle … read more

Local Review: The Painted Roses – Stone Cold Killer
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The Painted Roses = Temples + Liz Cooper + The Growlers … read more

Opening Weekend at Red Butte: Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell and...
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For many, this Red Butte concert may be the first community event they have been able to attend since the beginning of the pandemic. … read more

Review: Damiana – Vines
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Damiana = KMRU + Claire Rousay … read more

Local Review: In Your Grave – Enemy Lines
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In Your Grave = Throwdown + INGESTED + Lorna Shore … read more

Painting Music in Open Spaces: A Conversation with ZRL
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ZRL, the trio of Zachary Good, Lia Kohl and Ryan Packard, discuss the artistic forces that informed their new album, Our Savings. … read more

Local Review: Arcadia Light – THE DOORWAY
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Arcadia Light = 2814 + Macross 82-99 … read more

Local Review: DOGMA SOCIETY – Dogma World, Vol. 1
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Dogma Society = BROCKHAMPTON (pre-Sugar) + Scarlxrd + KennyHoopla  … read more

Review: Anika – Change
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Anika = Björk + St. Vincent … read more

Review: Mega Bog – Life, And Another
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Life, and Another is good, underappreciated music, so take a Mega Bog rip and tell me you don’t feel the same. … read more

Local Review: Ben Brinton – Pocket Octavez
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Ben Brinton = The Avett Brothers + Counting Crows x Flight of the Conchords … read more

Review: Jason Jamal – Sweet
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Jason Jamal = Gallant x Jamie xx … read more

Film Review: Cry Macho
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Cry Macho isn't the best swan song Clint Eastwood could ever hope for, but it would be far from the worst. … read more

Film Review: The Alpinist
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The Alpinist does its best to follow Leclerc as he travels from peak to peak with no cameras, no rope and no margin for error. … read more

Film Review: The Lost Leonardo
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Unravelling the hidden agendas of the world's richest men, this film reveals how truth became secondary to vested interests. … read more

Film Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
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For a film about people who profess to be instruments of God, there is surprisingly little revelation on display in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. … read more

Content Shifter: 9 Fall TV Losers You Can’t Stream
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The fall TV season brings new contenders to the entertainment table, but at least it doesn't include these "Content Shifter" losers. … read more

Film Review: The Card Counter
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The Card Counter is moody and depressing at times, but it has a lot to say and kept me so glued to the screen that I barely blinked. … read more

Film Review: Small Engine Repair
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Small Engine Repair is a remarkable film—a darkly comedic, nail-bitingly tense and, at times, emotional work that defies easy categorization. … read more

Filmmaker Nick Fituri Scown Takes on Laughter and Tears with...
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Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 is a unique look at the first defining moment of the century and it's a poignant portrait of the human spirit. … read more

Film Review: Worth
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When Worth kicks into gear, it’s a moving and interesting story that captures both a collective and individual experience. … read more

Film Revew: Cinderella
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Cinderella feels more like Sunday-night television than a movie, but it’s just enjoyable enough, and well-intentioned enough, to get a pass. … read more

Series Review: Only Murders in the Building
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Only Murders in the Building has an old-fashioned murder-mystery-in-a-modern-setting feel that’s a lot of fun. … read more

Film Review: Candyman
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Candyman is dark, bloody and disturbing, and it reminded me how good horror can be when it’s got the right hook. … read more

Film Review: Not Going Quietly
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Not Going Quietly isn’t always easy to watch, but it’s a lot more hopeful than you might expect, and never manipulative. … read more

Film Review: Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is filled with kung fu and narrow escapes and is exhilarating and insanely fun. … read more

Film Review: Together
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Together is an imperfect film that isn’t going to work for all audiences, but it’s sincere effort that is both upsetting and cathartic. … read more

Film Review: The Protégé 
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If you really miss ’90s action flicks, The Protégé is going to be well worth a $6.99 rental when it hits digital. … read more

Film Review: The Night House
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The Night House is likely too smart for mainstream horror fans and too dumb for the more discerning and thoughtful ones. … read more

CODA’s Cinematic Journey of Authenticity, Communication and Love
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Siân Heder's acclaimed feature CODA has been an emotional journey not just for the filmmaker and cast but for audiences, as well. … read more

Film Review: Beckett
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In all honesty, Beckett is short and fairly watchable, but it’s just such a puzzlingly unexceptional experience. … read more

Film Review: Annette
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Annette is that rare film that may well end up on a fair number of 10-best lists and an equal number of 10-worst. … read more

Film Review: Free Guy
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All in all, while Free Guy is definitely light blockbuster fare, it’s one of the most enjoyable blockbusters of the summer. … read more

Film Review: Nine Days
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Existential yet grounded in harsh reality at the same time, emotionally charged and deeply moving, Nine Days is everything that art should be. … read more

Film Review: The Suicide Squad
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The Suicide Squad is filled with impressive visuals and has a strong sense of style. When the comedy is working, it’s not half bad. … read more

Film Review: Vivo
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Vivo comes in a year when we’ve already had a number of truly great animated films. It’s a delightful experience that's easily rewatchable. … read more

Cinematographers Look At The Big Picture: Moviemaking and Moviegoing in...
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If there’s anyone out there who can shine a light on the workings of a film set in this era, it’s a film’s director of photography. … read more

Film Review: The Green Knight
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The Green Knight is a triumphant film, and easily one of the most artistically and intellectually satisfying of the summer. … read more

Film Review: Stillwater
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Stillwater does drag in places, but it’s an interesting story that didn’t go where I expected it to go, focusing on characters over intrigue. … read more

Episode #372 – MOD

Local musician MOD’s music reaches beyond the borders of genre and welcomes a collage of different sounds and musical approaches. … read more

Episode #371 – SONIALOXO

Sharing her music has helped local pop and R&B musician SONIALOXO grow to be a person who doesn’t care what others think. … read more

Episode #370 – Swarmer

It’s local metal group Swarmer’s spirit of sharing and willingness to combine ideas that leads to the group’s distinct sound. … read more

Episode #369 – Scheissters

After previous experiences in bands where lyrics were meaningless, Scheissters aim to do something different with their music-making process. … read more

Episode #368 – Nicole Canaan

Wherever was not only Nicole Canaan’s first EP, but her first time sharing her songs and all the emotions packed into them with someone else. … read more

Episode #367 – Iceburn

Episode #367 of "SLUG Soundwaves" features Gentry Densley from veteran experimental punk group Iceburn discussing their new album, Asclepius. … read more

Episode #366 – Backhand

For this episode of "SLUG Soundwaves," Jake and Ben Owens talk about the inspirational experiences behind local punk band Backhand. … read more

Episode #365 – Ritt Momney

Instead of sealing himself in a box for the sake of recognizability, Jack Rutter explores many shades of his personality through Ritt Momney. … read more

Episode #364 – Rade

Experiences with and observations of American injustice have led Rade to funnel their frustrations and encourage change through music. … read more

Episode #363 – Suit Up, Soldier

For Suit Up, Soldier, things are already looking up for a successful album release, with as a host of performances already lined up. … read more

Episode #362 – Dogma Society

Episode #362 of "SLUG Soundwaves" features the Utah-born collective Dogma Society discussing their roots, their rise and their future. … read more

Episode #361 – Portal to the God...

Episode #361 of "SLUG Soundwaves" showcases Scott and Clark of local avant-everything group Portal to the God Damn Blood Dimension. … read more

Episode #360 – La La Diabla

La La Diabla draws inspiration from garage and surf rock and delivers their sound through a punk aesthetic that is as noisy as it is groovy. … read more

Episode #359 – Runestomper

Throughout Cybernetic Schizophrenia, Herrera explores themes derived from video games and sci-fi novels through synth-heavy compositions. … read more

Episode #358 – ROUGH HANDS

As ROUGH HANDS, Josie Cordova explores the biological and natural functions of living beings through the matrices of computerized systems. … read more