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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...

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of 2019

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of 2019

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

December 14, 2019

  Every year I tell myself I’ll go back to reading — that I’ll rediscover the thrill of cruising through a book so good I'll start at dawn and close the cover at dusk. In 2019, I actually followed through on that resolution. Granted, almost all of my reading happened during summer when I d...

Chaos in Park City: Zack Matheson Writes From What He Knows

Chaos in Park City: Zack Matheson Writes From What He Knows

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

November 30, 2019

Among the many artists that proudly call Utah their home, there is an incredibly common theme of how their work is drawn from their environment — and not just physically. Though Utah’s landscape inspires painters and photographers alike, something about the combination of growing tourist traps and...

Artist of the Week: Wendy Terrien

Artist of the Week: Wendy Terrien

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

November 27, 2019

  Wendy Terrien didn’t always know she was going to be a writer or an author. Growing up, she enjoyed writing stories, but never thought to pursue it as a career. The stigma surrounding a less practical, artsy profession was present in Terrien’s life. Like many others, she had been told that ...

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:...

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...

Discovering Zines at the Salt Lake City Library’s 11th Annual Alt Press Fest

Discovering Zines at the Salt Lake City Library’s 11th Annual Alt Press Fest

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 21, 2019

Even if you've never read a zine before, chances are you've at least heard the term. Informally, "zine" is something of an umbrella medium for poets, webcomic or underground comic writers, illustrators and storytellers to share their artistry through short-form independent or alternative publishing. In...

Bowé’s Favorite Halloween Reads

Bowé’s Favorite Halloween Reads

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 17, 2019

  Excited for Halloween? I sure am. Unfortunately, most people would probably find it unacceptably weird of me to don a costume, jump out from behind corners to surprise strangers and dance around the streets like a gremlin. For the time being, I've had to fend off my spooky instincts by reading...

Banned Books Week — Let’s Keep Our Shelves Controversial

Banned Books Week — Let’s Keep Our Shelves Controversial

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

September 23, 2019

  Welcome to Banned Books Week across the country — a celebration and observation of literary censorship.  From Sept. 22 through Sept. 28, people all over our nation are speaking out against censorship and drawing attention to the ongoing controversy of banning books. The Marriott Library...

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of Summer ’19

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of Summer ’19

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

September 19, 2019

  While some New Year’s resolutions bite the dust before the first month of the year ends, a few of mine have managed to stay steadfast as 2019 winds into its last stretch. Among various mental and physical health resolutions, there were a few creative ones I wanted to tackle. One resolutio...

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