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Outer Wilderness

Outer Wilderness

Zion-born poems and prose collected for the state's 125th anniversary—Part 2
One-hundred twenty-five words is what I asked for. Exactly 125 words. 125 words to represent views of contemporary Utah, all the love and conflict and nuance sparked by the contradictions of this place.

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Pill Popping

Other times I have to read something over and over to get even the most basic salient points—like wondering recently, "Gary Herbert. Gary Herbert. Hmmm. Why does that name ring a bell?"

Private Eye

Supersize This

Taking a Gander: Giant shipping vessels threaten existing infrastructure.
So, no one can equivocate; there is a trend to ever-bigger things, and that trend comes with its own problems.


Real Housewives of Point of the Mountain

The completely unnecessary news analysis
Some people just have all the good luck. Take a look, for example, at Jen Shah, star of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. It just so happens her favorite color is orange. That's great because Shah could face time in the joint after allegedly scamming millions from old people.


Citizen Revolt: Week of April 8

A Woman's Place, Talk to the Chief, Climate and the Arts, Dark Sky Week
While the lieutenant governor is focused on getting women back into the workforce, there is another large gap between women and their male counterparts—political office.

Citizen Revolt

Rooting Out Racism

Conflicted Is How We Roll, Conservatives Raising Taxes
There's a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking about racism in the nation—and in Georgia specifically. Despite the political weaponizing of terms like "cancel-culture" and "PC," racism and its real-life manifestations are deeply rooted problems that we face every day.

Hits & Misses

Feedback from April 1 and Beyond

America 'Unchurched' For the first time in its more than eight decades of surveying Americans' religious attitudes and practices, Gallup reports, church members constituted only 47% of the U.S. population in 2020—down 23% since 1999, prior to which the percentage seldom dipped below 70%. Why the precipitous drop, and what might it portend for the future?



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