ART

In the Desert with 3hattrio
In Virgin, Utah, 3 musicians created an unlikely band. One is a classically trained violinist, one is a cowboy singer, and one plays Caribbean rhythm. Together, they're creating what they...
The Gospel According to Ralphael
In a run-down commercial block on Salt Lake City's State Street, Ralphael Plescia has spent nearly 50 years making religious art to tell the story of creation as he understands it. He calls...
Go to Your Room: The Art of Caitlin Connolly
Caitlin Connolly is an artist, musician and self-described "creative enthusiast." She and her husband Robbie Connolly, guitarist for the band Fictionist, make their home in Provo, Utah....

FAVORITES

The Power of Empathy
The London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) produces a series of short videos, snapshots of big ideas. In this piece, the scholar Brene Brown describes the difference...
Stephen Fry Hates Dancing
Not much to say about this film by Jo Roy, except that it’s someone dancing to Stephen Fry bitching about dancing. What’s not to absolutely...
Grandmas Project – Lait de poule
RadioWest producer Benjamin Bombard brought this piece to my attention.  It’s part of a larger project where people share recipes from their grandmothers.  It’s...

IDEAS

The People
“The People” is Eileen Tinhorn Quintana's view of her Navajo spirituality, her relationship to the earth, and how these are celebrated in dance. Directors Amy Ollerton and David Padeken...
Made to Fight
David Carrier is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Utah. Last fall, he co-authored a paper that argued the human fist evolved for fighting. He and his team were caught off...
FALLEN TREE
Last summer University of Utah biologist Nalini Nadkarni fell out of a tree. Fifty feet. She’s lucky to be alive. Nalini is one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts...

PEOPLE

Gerda: Dementia Field Notes
Gerda Saunders has a fabulous sense of style. She also has a progressive form of dementia, and lately she’s been asking herself whether all this effort she’s putting into her appearance...
Gerda
In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. She was 61 years old at the time, and a professor at the University of Utah who was already recognizing symptoms in herself. This...
Building a Language
Trent Pehrson lives in American Fork, Utah with his wife and 8 children. He’s a software design engineer. When he was 10 he started creating his own language....

PLACE

Spiral Jetty
A couple of years ago, the actor Julian Sands came to Utah to perform his one man show A Celebration of Harold Pinter. He asked us about Spiral Jetty, and if we might visit it with him....
INDIRA
Filmmaker Nate Gunn created this piece on Ogden photographer and mountaineer Andy Earl. Tragedy can change things ... make you want to back off, stay home. But Andy had to fill his heart...
Street Portraits: Coffee Garden
Coffee shops are gathering places. It's a place where we can try on new ideas and maybe even experiment with a new look. Here's the latest in our Street Portraits series....