Born in Ottawa, Canada in 1939, author Margaret Atwood has spent the majority of her life writing on topics such as feminism, the progress of technology, culture and preserving Earth’s environment. … read more
Sponsored by Wasatch Wordsmith, the 2015 Salt Lake Poetry Slam finals took place at the Broadway theatre. This competition would determine which of the five poets from the 10 who qualified would represent Salt Lake at the national competition in Oakland, CA. … read more
A thick fog like a San Francisco morning hung in the dance hall at The Complex. Goths, punks, club rats, hipsters and a lone man reading under a wall light half-filled the dance floor. Security guards meticulously surveyed from the no-man’s-land of the prison-esque fences dividing the dance floor and bar. … read more
The sun was high and the ground muddy. Horses slipped as they attempted to trot through the jousting field. The sprawling grounds on which the Renaissance Faire is located were void of their weekend crowd. The many stages were bare and the only noise came from the multitude of birds and crickets from the surrounding swamp and the sporadic, distant barking of an unknown dog. … read more
“Mystic” Mike Ginsburg steadily prepares the main stage for his upcoming Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival, which takes place July 23 through 26 at Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah.
The sun beat down the treeless lawn of Red Butte Gardens more forcefully than the incoherent drums over the speaker. Patrons quickly ate their grapes and cheese—trying to savor the last bit of moisture left over from the tupperware. Wine and beer flowed unhindered as any possible respite from the sun was explored. … read more
If you’re a typical resident of Salt Lake City, or perhaps even just “The West,” there’s a chance that your ancestors aren’t very clear, mentally. Meaning, you can’t say much about your greatgreat-grandparents other than that you have a vague awareness that they belonged to the nomadic, proletariat mass of people who left their homes at some point for greener pastures. … read more