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On North Temple Street

Photography documents west-side changes

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 15,2013 - Salt Lake City’s North Temple street is emblematic, but it’s a symbol of the city that’s also a kind of cipher.

Music Articles

Spiritualized

Jason Pierce on nonsense & music-making

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 4,2013 - Music is a drug. It’s a truism. But with Spiritualized, it’s more true, more mind-expanding than most. Take the cover of the English band’s 1997 album Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space,

Visual Art

Ana Prvacki at UMOCA

Neutralize Negative Feelings analyzes etiquette

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 1,2013 - Ana Prvacki’s Neutralize Negative Feelings looks at the code of etiquette that governs the theater of the social. Using familiar objects like embroidery, ceramic hearth plates and public-service announcements,

Other A&E

Mummies of the World

Leo exhibit preserves human history

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Feb 25,2013 - The Mummies of the World exhibit at The Leonardo has brought mummies and artifacts from around the world to Utah, but it has also brought something that has made a more intensive, arduous journey: the mummies’ stories.

Visual Art

Alex Webb at BYU Museum of Art

Photographs contrast beauty and violence

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Feb 4,2013 - Photographers have described the world with light since the invention of the photographic medium. In color photography, they use the visible spectrum of the color palette to illuminate something about their subject matter.

Music Articles

Ken Stringfellow

Pop-music genius is slightly elusive

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 31,2013 - Ken Stringfellow is hard to get a fix on, both because his music is listenable without being too easily accessible to a mainstream audience, and because his output is limited. Well, it is and it isn’t.

5 Spot

Impressions From Inauguration

Nick Holland: Young people have big impact

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 30,2013 - Nick Holland is the Young Democrats of America’s southwest regional director, works for the Utah AFL-CIO and is in his final semester of earning a master’s degree in international affairs & global enterprise at the University of Utah.

Visual Art

Layne Meacham's 'Sidewalks'

Paintings draw focus to unnoticed marks

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 14,2013 - One of the roles of art is to show us things we otherwise might not see—segments of the world we might not notice, or to which we might not pay much attention.

Food & Drink

Nata Gallery

Pop-up restaurant features art of food

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jan 8,2013 - Haute cuisine seems like it wants to be painting, aiming to stimulate visually in the form of elaborate presentation.

Visual Art

CUAC Is Back

Art center finds new home in SLC

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Dec 17,2012 - Earlier this year, the Central Utah Art Center lost its home of 20 years—evicted from its location in Ephraim, in Sanpete County, in a historical building that its founders had saved from demolition.
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