Invisible Man

Why is the Utah prison system housing someone who robbed an Arkansas taco shop 33 years ago?

The Murderer's Mistress

Gypsy Willis’ affair with a married doctor led her to scandal, jail and a role as a celebrity witness at his trial

Festival Feast & Brews

What food & drink to expect at the 2014 Utah Beer Festival

A Beer for All Seasons

Mark your calendars for limited-time local brews
Sure, your regular order at the bar is great, but so are Utah's countless seasonal beers. These are often the ones that the brewers themselves are most passionate about—recipes without as much commercial appeal, or whose ingredients are limited. When you're at a brewery or bar, ask about the current seasonal offerings.

Taste the Randall

On-the-tap flavor infusers are customizing the craft-beer experience even further
If you think the modern craft-beer scene has already unearthed every flavor you could taste from a pint glass, you haven't met Randall.

New Brews

Two very different breweries are fermenting in Park City and Provo
When most folks think of Utah, the first thing that pops into their minds is beer—right after Mormons, polygamy, salt and Mitt Romney.

My Rule is Law

Disquiet grows in the legal community over harsh philosophies at the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office
When Trenton Mellen was 2, he was accidentally electrocuted while playing with his older brother. His heart stopped for 29 minutes, resulting in a brain injury that "affects my coordination and equilibrium," the 44-year-old says. His family always treated him like an adult, he says, rather than someone who was handicapped.

Radical Mormon Jihad

Before Ron and Dan Lafferty killed in the name of religious extremism, they were political rebels whose views are echoed in the mainstream today
The 1984 murder of his sister-in-law Brenda and her baby, Erica, was a crime that brought Dan Lafferty a life sentence at the Utah State Prison and plenty of infamy

Blood Brothers

Thirty years after the infamous Utah County murders, Dan and Ron Lafferty reveal the complex threads of faith and family that formed their fundamentalist beliefs
To the visitor, the maximum-security wing of the Utah State Prison is a place of quiet. A cement path runs between two squat, fortress-like housing units, and mud swallows darting across the yard provide the only signs of life in an area of the prison so well-contained it feels abandoned when one first walks through it.

Bar Guide 2014

The where, when and why to drink in Salt Lake City & Northern Utah
Despite a few steps forward in our liquor laws in recent years, it can still be easy for Utah tourists to think that the state lacks a bar scene.

Broken Wings

Michael Coots was almost a suicide statistic. Now he’s fighting to shed light on the demoralizing culture of Hill Air Force Base
What stopped Michael Coots that Saturday in September 2012 from going home and putting a gun in his mouth was that he could not remember where he lived.

Wild Utah

The fight over lands in Southern Utah is shaping up to be the next Sagebrush Rebellion
At a May 10 rally in Centennial Park in the Southern Utah town of Blanding, Steve Curry—a Vietnam veteran from Montrose, Colo.—took to the podium on behalf of the Citizens Action Network. “We took Nevada back, and now we are here to take back Utah,” he said.


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