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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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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+

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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!

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

Ramones x Control Top + the Party-in-the-Back Half of Courtney Barnetts Mullet … read more


BLACKSHAPE = Alpha Male Tea Party + This Will Destroy You … read more

Perfume Genius @ Metro Music Hall 09.07 w/ Hand Habits

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

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

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

Bly Wallentine = Sufjan Stevens + Gary Wilson (Tormented) + Soft Hair … read more

Review: Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want...

Halsey = Joan Jett x 5sos x Avril Lavigne  … read more

Staying in Tune to Survive: An Interview with Lexagon

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

Adult Prom = Beach Fossils + Mac DeMarco + Stephen Steinbrink … read more

Local Review: Los Vii – Ephemera

Los Vii = HOMESHAKE + Mac DeMarco + Tame Impala … read more

Local Review: Crook & The Bluff – MONOLITHS

Crook & The Bluff = The Blasters + John Doe + Rush … read more

Review: Angry Blackmen – REALITY!

Angry Blackmen = Death Grips + JPEGMAFIA + Wolf Eyes … read more

Wilco and Sleater-Kinney @ Red Butte Garden 08.08 w/ NNAMDï

Red Butte Garden concerts are back in full swing, making a triumphant return after a long, COVID-imposed hiatus. … read more

Review: Iceburn – Asclepius

Iceburn = Melvins + Sleep + Intronaut … read more

Review: Sunk Heaven – THE FVCKHEAѪTED LVNG

Sunk Heaven = Daughters + Coil + Throbbing Gristle … read more

Local Review: The Painted Roses – Stone Cold Killer

The Painted Roses = Temples + Liz Cooper + The Growlers … read more

Opening Weekend at Red Butte: Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell and...

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

Damiana = KMRU + Claire Rousay … read more

Local Review: In Your Grave – Enemy Lines

In Your Grave = Throwdown + INGESTED + Lorna Shore … read more

Painting Music in Open Spaces: A Conversation with ZRL

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

Arcadia Light = 2814 + Macross 82-99 … read more

Local Review: DOGMA SOCIETY – Dogma World, Vol. 1

Dogma Society = BROCKHAMPTON (pre-Sugar) + Scarlxrd + KennyHoopla  … read more

Review: Anika – Change

Anika = Björk + St. Vincent … read more

Review: Mega Bog – Life, And Another

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

Ben Brinton = The Avett Brothers + Counting Crows x Flight of the Conchords … read more

Review: Jason Jamal – Sweet

Jason Jamal = Gallant x Jamie xx … read more

Film Review: Cry Macho

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

Film Review: Annette

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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