Margaret Atwood: The Best and Worst of Human Values in a Changing World

Margaret Atwood: The Best and Worst of Human Values in...
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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

Salt Lake Poetry Slam Finals: It’s Now or Never

Salt Lake Poetry Slam Finals: It’s Now or Never
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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

Review: Ratatat @ The Complex 04.06 with Despot

Review: Ratatat @ The Complex 04.06 with Despot
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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

Animated Emotions: A Pixar Presentation

Animated Emotions: A Pixar Presentation
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The Black Friday-esque line of people flooded into the auditorium. They quickly sought out the free seating—rushing with frantic anticipation. … read more

Renaissance Faire 2015: A Knight To Remember

Renaissance Faire 2015: A Knight To Remember
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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 Hot Springs Music Festival: A Bubbling Affair

Mystic Hot Springs Music Festival: A Bubbling Affair
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Photo courtesy of Mike Ginsburg “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

Red Butte Wheels of Soul: A Spirited Performance

Red Butte Wheels of Soul: A Spirited Performance
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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

Review: Branches and Twigs

Review: Branches and Twigs
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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