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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...

Charli XCX Is the Anti-Pop Star

Charli XCX Is the Anti-Pop Star

By Josh Petersen

June 14, 2018

At one point in time, around late 2013 and early 2014, Charli XCX was on the precipice of becoming one of the biggest pop stars in the world. She co-wrote and was featured on a hit song — “I Love It” by Icona Pop – then co-wrote and was featured on an even bigger hit song — “Fancy” by...

Petersen: School Segregation Is Not a Problem of the Past

Petersen: School Segregation Is Not a Problem of the Past

By Josh Petersen

June 6, 2018

In March, Linda Brown, the center of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, died at age 76. After Brown was denied access to a whites-only school in Topeka, Kansas, her father sued the school district along with 12 other plaintiffs. In a hugely influential decision, the...

Binge Bytes: “Love and Radio”

Binge Bytes: “Love and Radio”

By Josh Petersen

June 3, 2018

Like many great podcasts, “Love and Radio” tells stories of ordinary people, creating engrossing cocktails of comedy, tragedy and mundane in-betweens. “Love and Radio” quickly stands out from the pack — it is fully distinctive in both form and content. This interview series is part of the...

Managing Work and Play on Campus

Managing Work and Play on Campus

By Josh Petersen

May 28, 2018

College is an exciting time to learn new things, make friends and gain independence. College can be stressful and difficult, however. Some students have a hard time adjusting to the larger workload, while others struggle to manage their time between school, work and family. Juggling these responsibilities...

Petersen: Love is on the Right Track with Student Loans

Petersen: Love is on the Right Track with Student Loans

By Josh Petersen

May 26, 2018

In March, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a statement that announced the Department of Education’s position on state regulation of student loan servicers. In her announcement, DeVos claimed that state governments were not authorized to regulate these loan companies. Many state governments had issued additional o...

PTC’s “Mamma Mia!” Is a Dancing Queen Disappointment

PTC’s “Mamma Mia!” Is a Dancing Queen Disappointment

By Josh Petersen

May 20, 2018

In “Mamma Mia!” now playing at Pioneer Theatre Company, audiences nostalgically look back to a simpler time watching characters nostalgically reflect farther to an even simpler time. On stage, the characters live in 1999, the music comes from the heyday of the 1970s and the audience is mostly relieved...

Petersen: Mitt Romney and the GOP’s Working Class Failures

Petersen: Mitt Romney and the GOP’s Working Class Failures

By Josh Petersen

May 20, 2018

In a recent Washington Examiner profile that got attention for all the wrong reasons, Mitt Romney randomly announced: “My favorite meat is a hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat.” The awkward comment quickly became a meme, but in many ways, it felt emblematic of Romney’s endless ques...

Take a Chance on PTC’s “Mamma Mia!”

Take a Chance on PTC’s “Mamma Mia!”

By Josh Petersen

May 7, 2018

Here we go again. If you are pining for a bygone era of bell-bottoms, disco balls and terrible haircuts, you may want to experience Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of “Mamma Mia!” This final addition to the 2017-2018 season is a comedic tale of a young bride-to-be’s misadventures, set to...

Summer Music Guide: Affordable In-State Concerts

Summer Music Guide: Affordable In-State Concerts

By Josh Petersen

April 28, 2018

For many University of Utah students, music festivals and outdoor concerts can be as fundamental to summer as ice cream, swimming and sunburns. While many festivals across the world attract hundreds of thousands of spectators, many don't realize Utah offers a surprising number of chances to get your...

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