Beverages, Community, Culture, Dining Out, Eat, Local Harvest

Eat, Drink and Learn: Feasts, Festivals and Cookery Classes

Thirty, 20, even 10 years ago, Salt Lake’s food culture was still as uncreative and bland as funeral potatoes and chicken fried steak and its non-existent cocktail culture remained …

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Health, Home, Science

For a Better Sunscreen, Get Physical

I’m a redhead. A ginger. A freckle-covered sunburn waiting to happen. To bathe my skin in sunscreen everyday is my habit and my curse, but every time I read the back of a sunscreen …

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Photo by Addie Ryder

Garden, Home, Nature, Permaculture

Aphids 101: Methods to Outsmart the Little Vampires

Few things crash the garden party harder than the arrival of aphids. In an instant, visions of effortless harvest and flawless plants come to an abrupt halt. One of the first pests …

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Arts, Community, Community Profiles, Culture, Entertainment

Change Agents: A Music-Centric Community

Listening to music can be a profoundly ecstatic experience. So it’s no great surprise that researchers have found listening to music floods our brains with dopamine even long after …

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Photo by Addie Ryder

Nature, Outdoor

So You Want to Learn to Fish

Friday nights when I was a kid, my dad and I would go out in the backyard, turn on the hose and flood a patch of lawn in the shade of the house. Hours later, we’d scan the ground w …

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Connect, Gatherings

Craft Lake City VIP Ticket Giveaway!

CATALYST Magazine and Craft Lake City are giving away a pair of 3-day VIP passes to the Craft Lake City’s 8th Annual DIY Festival Presented By Harmons Aug. 12–14 at the Gallivan Ce …

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Health

More on SUNSCREENS

In the July CATALYST we gave the basic rundown on pros and cons of sunscreen. One of our trusty gingers, Emma Ryder, roadtests a batchful and offers up her opinions.   Physica …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Feeding the food desert

SLC Green, Salt Lake City’s sustainability department, has received more than $54,000 in federal grants to set up a mobile farmers market bringing good green things to the Glendale …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Summer reading

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams  has released a new book, The Hour of Land : A Personal Topography of America’s National Park …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Fake posters oppose Bears Ears

Opponents of designating a Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County Utah posted fake flyers designed to look like they came from the federal government or from environmental …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Grizzly Delisting

In March, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposed removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem from the federal Endangered Species List. Only 136 grizzlies liv …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: EPA requires Utah coal plant to cut emissions

In June, citizen groups working on air quality won a major victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a decision that will reduce haze-forming emissions …

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Culture, Entertainment

A Night Well-Spent with Motown: the Musical

  Broadway’s smash-hit, Motown: the Musical, has come to the Capitol Theatre (running June 28-July 3), and I, along with CATALYST’s Editor, Greta deJong, was lucky enough to a …

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