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Getting Spacey: Upcoming Celestial Events

Getting Spacey: Upcoming Celestial Events

By Josh Petersen

August 5, 2018

One of the best parts of appreciating the beautiful natural world in Utah is looking at the night sky.  While light and air pollution make it difficult to see much of the sky in the city, the remote, mountainous areas of Utah offer plenty of opportunities to stargaze. These views are awe-inspiring and...

LoveLoud Promotes LGBTQ Acceptance

LoveLoud Promotes LGBTQ Acceptance

By Josh Petersen

August 3, 2018

A small parking lot in the middle of a blisteringly hot summer afternoon may hardly seem like the ideal setting for a party, but on July 27, there was legitimate cause for celebration. Activists, politicians and celebrities alike celebrated the opening of Encircle, a new LGBTQ center in Salt Lake City....

Petersen: Utah Should Address Shrinking Public Schools

Petersen: Utah Should Address Shrinking Public Schools

By Josh Petersen

July 26, 2018

According to the cliché catchphrase, everything is bigger in Texas, but in one key area, Utah has the Lone Star state beat. Utah has the second largest average class size for elementary schools. As many areas across the Wasatch Front balloon in growth, the problem is likely to get worse, not better. ...

Pygmalion Productions’ 2018-2019 Season Will Remain Female Focused

Pygmalion Productions’ 2018-2019 Season Will Remain Female Focused

By Josh Petersen

July 25, 2018

Founded in 1995, Pygmalion Productions is an Ogden and Salt Lake-based theatre company with an explicit goal of producing plays which give voice to female experiences.  Every season, Pygmalion presents a variety of works primarily focused on female characters and female-specific issues. Since most mainstream...

Petersen: Obsessive Fandoms Need to Stop Protecting Abusers

Petersen: Obsessive Fandoms Need to Stop Protecting Abusers

By Josh Petersen

July 25, 2018

It seems as if every other hilarious tweet on my timeline is some version of a “stan” account.  Stans, likely named after the Eminem song about an obsessive fan, are enthusiastic supporters of any pop culture fixture. If you like something, odds are that there are 100 Twitter accounts solely devoted...

2018’s Songs of the Summer

2018’s Songs of the Summer

By Josh Petersen

July 18, 2018

Breezy, upbeat 'pop music' has become as quintessential to summer as 4th of July barbeques and trips to the pool. True, the term, "Song of the Summer" may be little more than an ill-defined marketing ploy — there are always popular songs, but nobody publishes articles finding the best “Songs of Fall.”...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 20: “Bojack Horseman”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 20: “Bojack Horseman”

By Josh Petersen

July 14, 2018

“Bojack Horseman” is simultaneously one of television’s most idiosyncratic shows and one of its most crowd-pleasing. To the uninitiated, the premise sounds like a bad comedy sketch or a mad scientist’s concoction of Netflix genre categories. “Bojack Horseman” is both a goofy animated comedy...

Binge Bytes: “In the Dark”

Binge Bytes: “In the Dark”

By Josh Petersen

July 1, 2018

While true crime stories are popular across a variety of mediums — from television to books to film — true crime has become a genuine obsession for many podcasting fans. When “Serial” premiered in 2014, it was the first podcast to turn into a bona fide cultural sensation, and it inspired a wave...

Petersen: Mental Health Care Must Be Accessible and Affordable

Petersen: Mental Health Care Must Be Accessible and Affordable

By Josh Petersen

June 28, 2018

Within the span of a week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television host Anthony Bourdain both committed suicide, shocking millions of fans across the world. Hearing news of anyone dying by suicide after battling mental illness is tragic, but the deaths of Spade and Bourdain felt particularly disheartening....

Craft Lake City Celebrates DIY Artisans

Craft Lake City Celebrates DIY Artisans

By Josh Petersen

June 18, 2018

This August, Utah residents will have a chance to participate in what has become a celebrated annual tradition. Craft Lake City, now in its tenth year, is a self-described “DIY festival,” designed to showcase the work of local artists and craftsmen. The festival is about more than selling products...

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