Jamie Christensen joined SLUG as an Editorial Intern in Nov. 2019 and has since contributed as a Writer and Copy Editor.
August 3, 2022

Contributor Limelight: Jamie Christensen

Jamie Christensen joined SLUG as an Editorial Intern in Nov. 2019 and has since contributed as a Writer and Copy Editor. Her attention to detail and thoughtful writing are among the many reasons we’re proud to work with her! Read Christensen’s vignettes in our 2022 Craft Lake City DIY Festival Issue on DIY Fest performers Bomba Marilé and Pepper Rose on pg. 22.

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Local Review: Drusky – Cake & Absinthe

Local Review: Drusky – Cake & Absinthe
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Drusky’s growth and transformation that came from their two year gap between In Transit and Cake & Absinthe is clearly evident when listening to the two back-to-back. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: March 2024

Local Music Singles Roundup: March 2024
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The weather is upside down and it’s not letting up anytime soon, but SLUG is here to supply dreamy alt-rock and pure raging punk. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: February 2024

Local Music Singles Roundup: February 2024
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Ah, February. Spring is nowhere in sight, and there’s even an extra day this year to drag it on that much longer. Luckily, SLUG’s Local Music Singles Roundup is here to keep you warm. … read more

Designing a Community with NOVEL Daybreak

Designing a Community with NOVEL Daybreak
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NOVEL Daybreak apartment homes aim to create the ideal intersection of community-focused living and luxury design. … read more

Cultivating Community with Snuck Farm

Cultivating Community with Snuck Farm
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Nestled within the neighborhoods of small-town Pleasant Grove, Utah sits Snuck Farm, a family-operated farm that was first settled in the 1800s. … read more

Eats Bakery: DIY Festival Craft Food

Eats Bakery: DIY Festival Craft Food
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Kandi and Bryon Tesen run one of the 15th Annual Craft Lake City food vendors, Eats Bakery. Eats Bakery is a vegan bakery bringing its customers high-quality, delicious vegan treats. … read more

Salt Smith: DIY Festival Craft Food

Salt Smith: DIY Festival Craft Food
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Salt Smith, a vendor at the 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, makes unique blends of salt perfect for seasoning all kinds of food. … read more

REANIMATOR: The Self-Sufficiency Bicycle Tour

REANIMATOR: The Self-Sufficiency Bicycle Tour
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REANIMATOR aims to build community, create a model of self-sufficiency through cycling and enjoy the almost 1000-mile journey of beautiful land. … read more

Localized: Early Successional

Localized: Early Successional
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From their first collaboration in 2017, the singer/songwriter duo Early Successional knew their partnership would entail a life of playing music together. … read more

Localized: Darling & Debonair

Localized: Darling & Debonair
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Darling & Debonair have found a genuine musical partnership within their collaboration since becoming an official acoustic duo in 2020. … read more

Utah Abortion Fund: Aiding in the Fight to Sustain Reproductive Wellness

Utah Abortion Fund: Aiding in the Fight to Sustain Reproductive...
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The Utah Abortion Fund advocates and fights for reproductive justice for individuals in Utah seeking support and assistance. … read more

Proper Paws: Training Owners to Train Their Dogs

Proper Paws: Training Owners to Train Their Dogs
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Taylor Munson of Proper Paws helps to correct dogs who need training with basic obedience, fear-based behaviors and reactivity. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: November 2022

Local Music Singles Roundup: November 2022
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Catch up with new releases from Hoppy, Lazer Kitten, Vivien Royel and more in SLUG’s November Local Music Singles Roundup. … read more

The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes @ Red Butte Garden 08.08

The Head and the Heart w/ Dawes @ Red Butte...
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As expected, the Red Butte Garden crowd for The Head and the Heart and Dawes hummed and whispered, then sang and howled with their chests. It was a nostalgic night for us all. … read more

Caamp @ Red Butte Garden 07.27 w/ Futurebirds

Caamp @ Red Butte Garden 07.27 w/ Futurebirds
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Caamp is as talented as they’ve always been, though they might’ve gathered a few more tricks for their stage performance at Red Butte. … read more

Pepper Rose: Craft Lake City Performers

Pepper Rose: Craft Lake City Performers
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Raised on a foundation of rock music and traditional folk, artist Pepper Rose has found strength and encouragement through the community of open mic nights. … read more

Bomba Marilé: Craft Lake City Performers

Bomba Marilé: Craft Lake City Performers
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Bomba Marilé was formed in 2017 as a way to connect the individuals with their Afro-Puerto Rican culture and share the diversity and beauty of the culture. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: July 2022

Local Music Singles Roundup: July 2022
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With tracks from AMEA, Snake Eyez and more, SLUG’s latest Local Music Singles Roundup is here to help you beat the heat with some of the coolest sounds in SLC. … read more

Fort Desolation Fest: Southern Utah’s Premier Overland Music Festival

Fort Desolation Fest: Southern Utah’s Premier Overland Music Festival
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Southern Utah has shown that it is ready to provide a home for upcoming festivals with the second annual Fort Desolation Fest, taking place Aug. 12–14.  … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: April 2022

Local Music Singles Roundup: April 2022
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Our Beer Issue Local Music Singles Roundup offers six new lager-than-life singles to listen to—we’re sure at least one of them will make your heart malt. … read more

Localized: City Ghost

Localized: City Ghost
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City Ghost members came from other musical projects, allowing them to merge different sounds together to create their own identifiable noise. … read more

Localized: Sunsleeper

Localized: Sunsleeper
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When you’ve been in the music scene as long as the members of Sunsleeper have, you’re bound to have a talented and genre-diverse group. … read more

Perfume Genius @ Metro Music Hall 09.07 w/ Hand Habits

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

Food is Medicine: Ma & Paws Bakery’s Holistic Approach to Pet Food

Food is Medicine: Ma & Paws Bakery’s Holistic Approach to...
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Ma & Paws Bakery was founded in June of 1998 by Diane Sanders after she recognized her dog Asta was experiencing allergies. … read more

ScarabDolls: Craft Lake City Artisan

ScarabDolls: Craft Lake City Artisan
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Craft Lake City artisan and Owner of Etsy store ScarabDolls Alexandra Sheffer reimagines plastic dolls and gives them an updated look. … read more

Aqua Underwear: Craft Lake City Artisans

Aqua Underwear: Craft Lake City Artisans
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Mel Martinez’s shop, Aqua Underwear, offers boxer briefs customized for every body. See how they make comfortable and inclusive underwear. … read more

Local Music Singles Roundup: August 2021

Local Music Singles Roundup: August 2021
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As summer’s end grows near, this month’s Local Music Single Roundup has everything for those not ready to let go. … read more

After a Rise to Stardom, Ritt Momney to Play 2021 Craft Lake City DIY Festival

After a Rise to Stardom, Ritt Momney to Play 2021...
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It makes sense that an artist with a name that’s essentially a simplified anagram of the more well-known Utah senator would hail from Salt Lake City. Although, I was first convinced that Jack Rutter of Ritt Momney came from elsewhere. In our interview, we chatted about how there’s normally a brief period in a native

Velour Live Music Gallery: A Home, a Church and a Venue

Velour Live Music Gallery: A Home, a Church and a...
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Velour Live Music Gallery, a beloved, all-ages concert venue in Provo, recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary. … read more

Essence of Ebony: Black Excellence Through Natural Hair Styling

Essence of Ebony: Black Excellence Through Natural Hair Styling
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Essence of Ebony is a hairstyling and salon experience for Black individuals looking to embrace the natural power and beauty of their hair. … read more

Virtualized: Herring

Virtualized: Herring
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The five-member ensemble Herring creates sounds that do not fit into one specific category—a unique separation from genre labeling. … read more

Virtualized: Ivouries

Virtualized: Ivouries
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Now a fine-tuned four-piece, Ivouries have grounded themselves in an area full of opportunity and astounding local talent. … read more

Cake Hair Salon: Great Hair is a Piece of Cake

Cake Hair Salon: Great Hair is a Piece of Cake
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Cake Hair Salon offers an inclusive environment that specializes in the art of styling and self-expression. … read more

Sheer Ambrosia: The Art of Baklava with Rita Magalde

Sheer Ambrosia: The Art of Baklava with Rita Magalde
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“Baklava isn’t just a food—it’s art,” Rita Magalde, Owner of Sheer Ambrosia, says. “I enjoy presentation beyond taste.” … read more

Hot Slice Design Studio: One Piece of the Pie

Hot Slice Design Studio: One Piece of the Pie
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With Hot Slice Design, Alli VanKleeck Recognizes the symbolism behind the idea of a slice being just “one piece of the pie.” … read more

Fatso Ice Cream: A Sweet Addition to Salt Lake’s Dessert Scene

Fatso Ice Cream: A Sweet Addition to Salt Lake’s Dessert...
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For Alia Marrero, the self-isolated energy of quarantine was directed toward growing her business of serving Fatso ice cream to the SLC community. … read more

Quaranzine: A Series of Quarantine-Themed Mini-comics

Quaranzine: A Series of Quarantine-Themed Mini-comics
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Quaranzine was started to help foster community with other local comic creators and make a collaborative piece of art that comments on these strange times. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Jessicakes – Jessica Villeneuve

Amplifying Black Voices: Jessicakes – Jessica Villeneuve
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Jessica Villeneuve graduated from making cakes for family and friends to designing custom works for clientele from her business Jessicakes. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Killabee’s Kitchen – Tristan Thomas

Amplifying Black Voices: Killabee’s Kitchen – Tristan Thomas
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Killabee’s Kitchen offers options for those who are interested in meal prep but perhaps don’t have the time or resources to do it themselves. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Arlander Taylor IV – Wakuu Works / TMINEC

Amplifying Black Voices: Arlander Taylor IV – Wakuu Works /...
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As a graphic designer and freelance artist, Arlander Taylor IV’s work as Wakuu Works and TMINEC includes everything from clothing to typography. … read more

Amplifying Black Voices: Hippie Culture Clothing Co. – Henry Kemp

Amplifying Black Voices: Hippie Culture Clothing Co. – Henry Kemp
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Henry Kemp’s clothing line, Hippie Culture Clothing Co., features colorful and unique tie-dyed pieces with a mantra of bringing people together. … read more

Megan Knobloch Geilman and Works of Translation: The Art of Symbology

Megan Knobloch Geilman and Works of Translation: The Art of...
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“The shift to tableau work came on suddenly, and luckily, all that messing around turned out to be essential,” says Megan Knobloch Geilman. … read more

The BrightSlide Album Release Show 02.06 @ The Velour w/ Gravity Castle, Poolhouse

The BrightSlide Album Release Show 02.06 @ The Velour w/...
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The BrightSlide showcased the different environments in which their album lives, containing heartfelt confessionals to bubblegum-pop crowd pleasers. … read more

Rex Orange County @ The Union Event Center 01.23

Rex Orange County @ The Union Event Center 01.23
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Anyone who can keep up with a night of multicolored, flashing stage lights and a bouncing performer should definitely attend a Rex Orange County show. … read more