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Originally published in Range magazine

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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Originally published in Salt Lake magazine

Theater Review: An American in Paris at the Eccles

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 in starring roles and no one flies on wires or...
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Originally published in SKI magazine

No. 16 – Park City, Utah: The biggest resort in the United States. Trail map required.

Riddle: How do you eat an elephant? This Zen koan is helpful when visiting the largest resort in the U.S., which, last season, shrugged off the vestiges of its former two halves (Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons) and began to feel at peace with...
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Originally published in Salt Lake magazine

Good Vibrations: Laguna Beach’s Dreamy Scene Awaits

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 sets. It is crashing waves, calling California gulls and barking sea lions...
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Originally published in Salt Lake magazine

Land of Ghosts: Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears Hide Sacred Mysteries

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 proclaimed Bears Ears National Monument brings back childhood thrills of searching, seeking and...
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Originally published in Lonely Planet

Salt Lake City’s 10 best watering holes

Long associated with temperance and quirky liquor laws, Utah has rolled back the most draconian of regulations, and now there’s a zeal for craft cocktails and micro-beers in places like Salt Lake City. From devilishly delicious cocktails to cutting-edge craft beers, Salt Lake’s once-repressed drinking...
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Originally published in Salt Lake magazine

Summer Nights

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 park itself. Along the way we’ll examine the rides, how...
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Originally published in Continuum magazine

Still Riding the Waves: Doug Fabrizio Celebrates 30 Years on the Air

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 wrapping up, and NPR’s Morning Edition is about to launch into its jaunty theme...
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Originally published in The Inertia

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

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 a coalition of environmental groups, archeologists and recreation lovers, contains...
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Originally published in Sunset magazine

Powder Play

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 in the snow. On one side are...