American Hair Metal—Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Time!

American Hair Metal—Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Time!
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You may remember the lace and leather, spandex pants, teased hair and showgirl makeup, as well as the gallons of booze, kilos of blow and all the debauchery that ensued, more than the music itself. It’s all captured in this professionally published scrapbook–American Hair Metal: Can’t Get Enough. … read more

“Something Super Bizarre and Fucked Up”: Literature as Play with Author Michael Farfel

“Something Super Bizarre and Fucked Up”: Literature as Play with...
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Through Reluctant Journey, Farfel argues that play is the most potent cure for malaise and that, in creativity, we find freedom. … read more

Through Suffering, Hope: The Healing Power of Betsy L. Ross’ The Bones of the World

Through Suffering, Hope: The Healing Power of Betsy L. Ross’...
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Ross’ tale of finding meaning in suffering is a deeply affecting balm worthy of countering the malaise of the 2020s. … read more

Book Review: Utah!

Book Review: Utah!
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Utah! Levi Rogers Atmosphere Press Street 04.20 Levi Rogers’ debut novel, Utah!, follows a young family as they road trip and stumble through the book’s namesake state. As his characters meticulously explore the geography and culture of Utah, Rogers probes the consciousness of contemporary America. Set in the near future, Utah! completes its simultaneous tour

A Little of a Lot at Central Book Exchange

A Little of a Lot at Central Book Exchange
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Community-building and heart-to-heart interactions that take place within the store are the all-important essence of Central Book Exchange. … read more

Mary Ann Jensen: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans

Mary Ann Jensen: Craft Lake City Kid Row Artisans
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When an idea leads to success, creatives like Mary Ann Jensen invest that success back into the pursuit of more creativity. … read more

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist: One Does Not Simply Wade into Waterdeep

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist: One Does Not Simply Wade into Waterdeep
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I’m always looking for an opportunity to lure tabletop gaming neophytes into the addicting world of chucking dice and chugging carbonated drinks well into the wee hours of the morning. When Waterdeep: Dragon Heist came across my desk, I nearly crit my pants. … read more

Book Review: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Book Review: Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Wizards of the Coast Street: 05.29 What sacrifices are you willing to make to ensure interplanar balance? What role will you play in the conflicts to come? Those are two of the main narrative themes presented throughout Wizards of the Coast’s newest publication, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Almost immediately upon cracking

Review: Hold Still

Review: Hold Still
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A lifestyle photographer with ample talented musician friends, Jenna Putnam often finds herself snapping shots of bands mid-tour or behind the scenes, along with the occasional performance picture. … read more

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
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Xanathar’s Guide simply helps to blur the lines a bit and gives a great selection of something I value most at the table: player choice. … read more