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Artist of the Week: Brooke Martin

Artist of the Week: Brooke Martin

By Abigail Raasch

December 4, 2019

  Brooke Martin is an athlete with the University of Utah track team. Known for her athleticism and commitment to her sport and team, Martin is well respected — but she has another life. She likes to refer to it as having two separate identities. On a daily basis, you can find her in the ar...

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:...

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

By Abigail Raasch

November 13, 2019

  Stage lights dimly glow on three dancers. The music begins and the art commences — bodies twirl, lift, slide and defy the laws of physics — all with four moving legs, five arms and three dancing souls. This was the beginning of an evening’s performance by AXIS Dance Company at Kingsb...

Pop-Cultured: A Dark Obsession

Pop-Cultured: A Dark Obsession

By Abigail Raasch

November 9, 2019

In the darkness of the morning, I roll over and begin scrolling through my phone. As I get ready, the latest Billie Eilish album runs on repeat. I sing along to “Bad Guy” and walk to Trax listening to “Bury a Friend.” At school, my friends and I discuss the newest comic book adaptation, the dark...

Dine or Dash: Ginger Street

Dine or Dash: Ginger Street

By Abigail Raasch

October 30, 2019

A luminescent neon pink sign lights up the corner of 300 South and State Street.  Standing out among its Salt Lake City neighbors, Ginger Street welcomes you with fanny packs, community tables, outdoor seating and its loud neon sign. New to downtown as of June 20, Ginger Street is serving hawker-st...

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...

Binge Bytes: ‘Armchair Expert’

Binge Bytes: ‘Armchair Expert’

By Abigail Raasch

October 26, 2019

Podcasts give us so much information. They make us laugh, provide financial wisdom, talk about the latest crazy inventions, or give us advice on this, that and the other thing,“Armchair Expert” by actor Dax Shepard brings a whole new subject matter to the table. Shepard describes his series as...

Artistic Opportunity on Block 70

Artistic Opportunity on Block 70

By Abigail Raasch

October 21, 2019

Since this article has been published, the Block 70 project has been postponed. The Public Art Program is currently considering a new timeline to bring back the program in 2020. Artists in Salt Lake City are blessed with the amount of support and opportunity created by the local art community. Th...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 62: ‘The Politician’

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 62: ‘The Politician’

By Abigail Raasch

October 14, 2019

  This article contains mild spoilers for "The Politician." One beautiful aspect of Netflix is all the original content. We can acknowledge there have been some flops, but there have also been several phenomenal works of film. "The Politician," created by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan...

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

By Abigail Raasch

October 3, 2019

  The University of Utah's modern dance program has limited slots for graduate students who are looking to work hard to hopefully become professionals, gain more experience and be challenged in their art. Alexandra Barbier is currently in her third and final year in the modern graduate program and in the...

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