Surviving Sundance

An insider's take on the sights, sounds and tastes of Sundance.

Pronounced Echo

Deaths of homeless in supportive housing speak volumes of Utah's overburdened system.

Legislature Madness

The Sweet Bills That Make Life Bitter.

Home Sweet Home?

How a single real estate deal highlights a city in flux and in crisis.
In January of 1974, Dick's brother told him that he was owed $10,000—an amount that could not be paid in any currency besides the seven-unit, red brick apartment that has, since 1909, been anchored between First and Second Avenue.

The Year in Photo Review

A look back at some of the moments that shaped 2016.
With images by: Sarah Arnoff, Weston Bury, Tyson Call, Derek Carlisle, Niki Chan, Stephen Dark, Nicole Enright, Jordan Floyd, Colby Frazier, Dylan Woolf Harris, Bert Johnson, Annie Knox, Enrique Limón, Josh Scheuerman and Guinnevere Shuster

Dear Santa...

We get into the holiday heads of some of the most notable people of the year so you don’t have to.
An official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle, world domination, you know, the yooj.

The Grits to Be Here

For a new football coach at West High School and his team, life lessons prove as painful as losses on the field.
It was already 90 degrees on the September morning the Monday before West High School’s 2016 homecoming football game, and the team had hit a new low.

Chicana Voices

Newly tenured Mexican-American women model success for minorities on U of U campus.
While the women present unique success stories, they also share similar experiences. For this reason, the Chicana professors leaned on one another for support as they trudged toward tenure.


10 local charities that make Utah a better place.
While I do my best to acknowledge this good fortune and give back to my community, after spending the past few weeks getting to know the people behind some of the state’s most dedicated charities, I’m in serious need of a swift kick in the ass.

No Safety Net

Housing First is the salvation of Utah’s chronically homeless. But for some, it doesn’t work.
Where does a mentally ill person go when their last resort has kicked them out?


The top 10 censored stories of the year
Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media has missed. Launched by Carl Jensen, a sociology professor at California's Sonoma State University shortly after Watergate in 1976, it's brought together dozens of faculty members and institutions working together to come up with an annual list of the Top 25 Censored Stories of the Year.

Election Guide 2016

In case you've just emerged from a dank cave: Some time after dusk settles on Nov. 8, America might very well ring in the news of a new president-elect by freaking out.

Days of the Dead

Ghostly welcome parties, chatty spirits, haunted dolls: Mediums, spirit guides and morticians tell all.
Death is indeed a great mystery. At any possible moment, a person can die. The scary part is they never know when—or, even scarier, how—it will happen.


It dices! It slices! It secretly wants to kill you! It's our annual Halloween issue.
Gut-wrenching screeches, maniacal cackles, death stares, bloody back-stabbings and orange-colored goblins. Yes, this election cycle has been the stuff of true nightmares.

The Weather Inside

The prison system seems intent on ensuring that a man convicted of stealing $264 in 1981 dies in jail.
To Kaestel, who in 1981 was convicted of aggravated robbery after stealing $264 from an Arkansas taco shop, nature has become a sacred part of his life behind bars.

Trans in Utah

For many, living a life true to themselves is a daily struggle.
He’s still becoming accustomed to looking another man in the eye while shaking hands.

Out of the Shadows

Former AG Mark Shurtleff on being radioactive, deliverance and medi-pot.
Shurtleff says his current business venture is the closest yet he's got to success in the private sector.

Bear River Blues

With water already flowing from taps, why are Cache County leaders eager to form a water district?
Cache Valley residents have managed to avoid the creation of a water district, shunning a level of government that is sometimes criticized for lack of transparency, and leaving the management of water infrastructure to municipalities and Cache County.


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