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Shopping Trip: NYC

New York. They say that if you can make it in here, you can make it anywhere. But how hard can it be? The streets are numbered, there is fantastic food and drink around every corner, fabulous clothing and home and hearth stores and it’s...
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Theater Review: An American in Paris at the Eccles

Originally published on saltlakemagazine.com, Oct. 12 2017. See original post here. Subtlety in these days is difficult. Subtle doesn’t shove plot points down your throat or play the hits. It doesn’t make lewd jokes. Subtle does not rock, neither does it roll. There are no puppets...
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Good Vibrations: Laguna Beach’s Dreamy Scene Awaits

Originally published in Salt Lake magazine’s September 2017 issue. Story link here. Laguna Beach, California, is track one, side one of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. It is the silhouette of a tousle-haired blond emerging from the surf, with a board under his arm as the sun...
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Land of Ghosts: Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears Hide Sacred Mysteries

Originally published in September 2017 issue of Salt Lake magazine. Story link here. In Utah’s southeasternmost reaches lies a land of secrets thinly veiled—a vast wilderness where once an ancient people thrived. An expedition onto Cedar Mesa in San Juan County and into the newly...
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Summer Nights

Originally published in May 2017 Issue of Salt Lake magazine THOUSANDS OF KIDS have come of age on the midway at Lagoon, Utah’s biggest and best amusement park. Writer Jeremy Pugh looks back at his own history with the park and the history of the...
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Still Riding the Waves: Doug Fabrizio Celebrates 30 Years on the Air

Originally published in Spring 2017 issue of Continuum magazine. Story link here. Up on the eastern edge of the University of Utah campus, it is 5 a.m., and the Eccles Broadcast Center is subdued and dark. The soothing British voices of the BBC World Newsare quietly...
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in Commentary + Criticism Land + Water Outdoors

4 Bears Ears National Monument Myths Utah Legislators Want You to Believe

Originally published on The Inertia, March 10 2017. Story link. As one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama employed the mighty Antiquities Act to create Bears Ears National Monument in Southeastern Utah.The monument, which was requested by representatives of Native American tribes and...
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Powder Play

Originally published in January 2017 Issue of Sunset magazine Not a fan of hard snow, long lift lines, and drafty lodges? Well, get ready: The new and improved ski day is about to knock your socks off. IT’S THAT TIME of year when a line is drawn...
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Crashing Sundance

Original published Jan 11, 2017 on Nevada Public Radio’s Desert Companion magazine DC Blog. Story link here. Every January, Park City and Salt Lake City host the Sundance Film Festival. Started as the US/Utah Film Festival in 1978, it’s since grown into a must-go for...
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in Commentary + Criticism Land + Water Outdoors

The Central Wasatch is a Damn National Treasure, Let’s Make It Official

Originally published on The Inertia Nov. 22, 2016 If you are a Utah skier, boarder, hiker, or mountain biker—or, if you dig coming to Utah to do those things, which you should—you need to know about the effort to create the Central Wasatch National Conservation...