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Bildungsroman: The Trauma of Happy Endings

Bildungsroman: The Trauma of Happy Endings

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

December 28, 2019

  Once — and I say "once" in the liberalist, most distancing, self-deceptive sense, like we don’t still live "once" and that "once" won’t come to bite us in the ass — there was an idealist. A baby faced, bright-eyed, daydreaming — though she would have called it philosophizing — idealist...

Binge Bytes: ‘Revisionist History’

Binge Bytes: ‘Revisionist History’

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 26, 2019

  There’s something about the audio quality of podcasts that, for me, makes it feel like we can talk about anything. This conversational feel drives dozens of quirky talk shows that discuss unconventional, bizarre topics in ways closer to what you might hear when talking to close friends. It...

Reimagining Holidays the Old Way

Reimagining Holidays the Old Way

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 21, 2019

  Now that it’s November, we can officially wish each other Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, depending on your take. As we all know, Christmas celebrates the historical birth of Jesus of Nazareth using Black Friday and other sales to mark the days to the big one where we remember how capitalism...

October Arts Desk Favorites

October Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Ray Gill, Kate Button, Weston Wood, Alison Myers, Hannah Keating, Abigail Raasch, Arielle Gulley, and Oakley Burt

November 19, 2019

Palak Jayswal While summer is my seasonal time to read without the nagging feeling that I could be doing 30 other important tasks, fall and winter are my binge-watching seasons. It's far too easy to climb into bed and binge a couple of episodes instead of doing, well, anything else. "Law and Order:...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 64: ‘Dear White People’

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 64: ‘Dear White People’

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 7, 2019

Deep into the semester, if I have time to breathe, let alone watch Netflix, I’m going to find a good, mind-numbing comedy to massage the brain. Unless I decide to watch a marginalized group of dynamic, Ivy League students also lose their minds over their own fictional semester. In the hit-or-miss...

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 5, 2019

  Tucked away inside the cozy, rain-streaked Coffee Noir grows a bud that doesn’t wait for spring to blossom. Salt Lily Magazine, a pastel pop of floral pictures and prose, just went live online in the dead of fall. The new magazine began gaining momentum in August as a platform that could...

Natural History Museum Highlights Utah Nature in New Exhibit

Natural History Museum Highlights Utah Nature in New Exhibit

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 4, 2019

Foxes creep behind houses, birds of many species fill the space with their distinct songs, and plants flutter in the wind — everything inside the “Nature All Around Us” exhibit, celebrating 50 years of the Natural History Museum, feels vital and inviting. You almost forget that the fox is projected...

September Arts Desk Favorites

September Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Abigail Bowe, Abigail Raasch, Kate Button, Ray Gill, Weston Wood, Arielle Gulley, Hannah Keating, Oakley Burt

October 29, 2019

  Palak Jayswal September quickly turned into a month of nostalgia for me. It’s always interesting to be able to turn back to old art — whether it’s music, tv or a good book — and relive the feelings you experienced when you first consumed it. For me, September consisted of reminis...

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

October 24, 2019

Let’s set the stage: it’s 2019. The musical, “Hamilton,” has long since garnered accolades and publicly denounced Mike Pence. The cast has transformed several times and traveled around the country, stealing hearts in every state. Of course, you know this, because if you love the musical, you’ve...

The Gaza Fights for Freedom: Independent Documentary, Collective Cause

The Gaza Fights for Freedom: Independent Documentary, Collective Cause

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

October 14, 2019

Lights at the concert blared outside the Union where students flooded into the gates to enjoy a night of music. Unnoticed, though, behind this chaos was a quieter gathering of Salt Lake residents including socialists, antiwar advocates, peace advocates and the generally curious. The subject — protests...

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