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Critical Verses

Salt Lake Art Center program looks at the poet’s role in art criticism.

By Ann Poore
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Poets and painters have always hung out together, lived in the same neighborhoods, frequented the same cafes. Often, those same poets have acted as critics, interpreters of the art with which they were intimately familiar. Taking this idea as a starting...

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Left of the Dial

KRCL’s Radio Active gives local talk radio a progressive voice.

By Jenny Thomas
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Most of the KRCL staff was in San Francisco at a national radio conference when the calls came. KRCL’s Public Affairs Director Gena Edvalson had asked Robert Nelson, longtime host of KRCL’s Smile Jamaica, and Lorna Vogt, longtime activist...

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A House Divided

Married artists Stephen Schultz and Romey Stuckart keep a wall between their works.

By Natalie Taylor
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s often easy to spot two artists from the same period. When two artists are from the same school, cross influence is unavoidable (think Klimt and Schiele). And when two prominent artists are romantically linked, like Kahlo and Rivera, the artistic...

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Third Person Plural

The author’s “I” is missing in the polygamist memoir Predators, Prey, and Other Kinfolk.

By Natalie Taylor
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, recently tried his hand at history with Under the Banner of Heaven. Many people have said of Krakauer that he is a storyteller, long on narrative and short on historical accuracy. The thinking is that history must...

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Heavy Metal

Mike Peery turns twisted scraps into both his work and his art.

By Jacob Stringer
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ebbing out from Salt Lake City’s southern perimeter is an industrial wasteland. And although it may be the last place you’d look for an art gallery, in the case of Mike Peery’s Metal Maddness, this place feels very much like home. Peery...

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Blurred Vision

Photographer Paul Hadley captures an impressionistic American West from behind the wheel.

By Jenny Thomas
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - A perfect day is spent driving and shooting,” claims photographer Paul Hadley, his voice crackling over a cell phone connection. “I drive and shoot. There’s always a picture within 10 feet of me if I just look for it.” Appropriately...

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Best Medicine

Laughter makes up for minor ills in the medical musical revue Doctor, Doctor!

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Doctor, Doctor!, the musical revue currently running at Park City’s Egyptian Theatre Company, begins from a very simple premise: Few things are in more dire need of a good laughing-at than illness, doctors and the health care system in general. And...

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Banned Aid

Controversial texts take center stage in And the Banned Played On.

By Scott Renshaw
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - In a state where the response to any controversial or unpopular idea is usually to try to make it go away, Jerry Rapier has decided to go in a different direction. At least for one evening, he wants to show you as many controversial and unpopular ideas...

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Main Street Gambit

Downtown chess tourney hopes to add urban feel.

By Ed Richards
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Power struggles on Salt Lake City’s Main Street are nothing new. But for once, they’re a welcome element. These new battles that can be fought and solved within 30 minutes, without involving the state Supreme Court or land swap deals. Welcome...

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Don’t Call It Laser

Clark Planetarium takes music shows to the next level.

By Jenny Thomas
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Laser Floyd. Laser Zeppelin. Laser Metallica. Even if you have never experienced the nationwide cult phenomenon of the late night rock & roll laser light show, you’ve probably heard the rumors. With technology marginally more impressive than...
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