True Horror: Thirteen Years of the Working Dog

True Horror: Thirteen Years of the Working Dog
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Working Dog is an unofficial fixture of the University of Utah’s highly ranked graduate creative writing program. Named after the phrase “working like a dog,” the premise is simple: a once-monthly evening of art, wine and students reading material from their portfolios. … read more

Birds of a Feather: Avian Allure

Birds of a Feather: Avian Allure
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Avian Allure is a Lyra (also known as an aerial hoop or a Cerceau) Duet performance group created by Andrea Hansen and Mandi Johnson. There is no denying the allure of these two beauties—they look like sisters, and they tell me that I’m not the first to think so. … read more

The Skanks are Coming to Slamdance

The Skanks are Coming to Slamdance
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Documentary filmmaker David McMahon grew up in one of those pockets of open-mindedness and tolerance in the South. “It was a real lifesaver for me, growing up there. I got exposed to like-minded people and supportive people,” he says. So when he found out playwright Billy Ray Brewton was going to do an original musical called Skanks In A One Horse Town, he decided to give it a shot and turn the experience into a documentary, premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival this month.  … read more