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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: Feb. 15-21

You’re going to need to keep much more than your wits about you for the next several weeks. You’ll need patience, awareness, a clear mind, and a strong internal compass magnetized …

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Connect, Culture, Entertainment

CATALYST @ Sundance | Major Lazer Meets Cuba: Give Me Future Review

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Deering Regan Give Me Future follows EDM band Major Lazer—a DJ trio comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire—during their performa …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: Feb. 8-14

The planets continue to dial-up the intensity this week, inflaming already heated situations, individual and collective, and turning exchanges, personal and political, even more be …

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Standing Up for Identity

As the fight to preserve equal rights and protections continues, I worry for myself and my family.  While President Obama issued an order prohibiting federal contract holders from …

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Home

Ask Umbra: Is your front-loading washer smelly or moldy? Here’s how to fix that.

Q. Dear Umbra, I have had issues with odor from my front-loading washing machine, even though I almost always take the clothing out soon after washing and leave the door open. I ha …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: February 1-7

My apologies for the brevity of last week’s column. I had what I lovingly refer to as a bad case of Trump-itis: The flu combined with a deep descent into existential angst—you know …

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Arts, Community Profiles

On the Cover: February 2017

Hatred Driven Hence by Adele Flail. I began work on Hatred Driven Hence roughly 10 years ago. At loose ends after dropping out of a graduate program and struggling with self-worth …

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Community, Connect, Think

Slightly Off Center: Media Magic

There has been a lot of media about the media in the media lately. It is sort of like thinking about your brain: It’s an endless loop of logical labyrinth poop. If you can’t believ …

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Connect, Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: February 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive tha …

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Community, Connect

Editor’s Notebook: February 2017

Fri, 1/20: Inauguration. I conjure appendicitis, resulting in emergency surgery. Good day for anaesthesia. Sat, 1/21: Big blizzard; 8,000 people march down Park City’s Main St. in …

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Health

Love Your Lungs!

You breathe, on average, 26,000 times a day. Besides powering you through the day, breathing can be a calming meditation or a dangerous practice, depending on the Air Quality Index …

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Community

Seeing the World Whole

An all-Muslim Girl Scout troop examines the urban ecological framework of our city following the model of the renowned observer (and Girl Scout) Jane Jacobs. Scrolling through the …

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment

A Feather on the Breath of God

The most compelling character in Western Europe’s revolutionary Twelfth Century was a woman: Hildegard. She was an abbess, a visionary, a composer and a friend of popes and kings, …

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Culture

Bob Dylan Unstrung

From one poet to another: Alex Caldiero performs works of the new Nobel laureate. The day the world gasped at the sight of the 2017 American inauguration, poly-artist Alex Caldiero …

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Social Justice

A Fire in Our Prisons

In a biased justice system, who gets locked up and who gets killed? There are those who speak of the “garbage fire” that is the United States criminal justice system. To many of th …

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