An Interview with Alison McDonald On Gagosian Quarterly’s Refresh

Behind-the-scenes photograph from The Virgin Suicides (1999), directed by Sofia Coppola, on the cover of “Gagosian & Film,” a supplement for Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2024. Artwork: Sofia Coppola. Photo: courtesy Gagosian When Alison McDonald first joined Gagosian as publishing director, the art gallery still followed the traditional model of sending out invitation cards for upcoming … Read more

An Interview With Art Economist Magnus Resch

Earlier this month, art economist Magnus Resch debuted his latest book: “How to Collect Art,” from Phaidon Press. Too much in the art world is assumed, and too often those who would like to participate in it to a greater degree are put off for fear that basic questions may make them appear stupid or—worse—poor. … Read more

Koyoté is SLC’s newest ramen shop

Plus: A pop-up arepa bar, ‘dirty’ sodas for a good cause, and new restaurant openings. (Kolbie Peterson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Koyote’s American shoyu ramen is photographed on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.   | Feb. 22, 2024, 2:04 p.m. This article is reprinted from the Utah Eats newsletter, compiled by Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake … Read more

Republican opponent raises nearly 6x the funds Cline has

Defying calls for her to resign now, Utah state school board member Natalie Cline is instead running for reelection — and her Republican opponent has already raised 11 times more than she did during her entire 2020 race. Cline’s latest contribution report showed that as of Wednesday afternoon, she had raised a little over $4,500 … Read more

Utah lawmakers should focus on building greater public trust, not going after journalists

In the face of a growing Utah government secrecy, there are few checks and balances left except for independent journalism. Instead of pointing fingers, lawmakers could help. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rep. Robert Spendlove, R-Sandy, left, and House Speaker Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, answer questions during their weekly House media availability at the … Read more

If all we do is continue to point fingers, we will wake up one day and not recognize our country

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke It would seem our state Legislature, governors, Congress, president, and former president have come up with the solutions to: Immigration (after the election); transgender issues; homelessness; affordable housing; CRT and DEI (most do not even know … Read more

Why Utah’s Great Salt Lake is two colors

As the Great Salt Lake edged toward the brink of ecological collapse in recent years, Utah’s resource managers found sealing off its railroad causeway was one of the quickest and cheapest ways to save it. Turns out, the causeway has likely kept the over-tapped lake viable for decades, allowing multimillion-dollar lake-based industries and massive flocks … Read more

More bus routes will help Utahns, advocates say

Rural Utahns called on the Legislature to fund investment in public transportation at the Capitol on Wednesday. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The UTA Utah Valley Express (UVX), part of UTA’s bus rapid transit system (BRT) between Orem and Provo. Wednesday, May 30, 2018.   | Feb. 22, 2024, 1:00 p.m. For Anastasia Green, … Read more

MTA contractors underpaid NYC subway cleaners during height of COVID, lawsuit alleges

The city comptroller’s office filed a lawsuit on Thursday against two MTA contractors for underpaying workers hired to clean subway cars and stations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit, filed in the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, claims the companies Fleetwash and Ln Pro Services paid wages to 394 workers … Read more

‘Ritual child abuse’ could become a crime in Utah

Utah County sheriff said ritual child abuse does happen, and should be banned in criminal law. But some legislators doubted whether that is needed. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cara Baldree holds a picture of herself at the age of 6, when she says she endured several years of abuse, after testifying before … Read more

The company that owns the NYC Ferry is filing for bankruptcy

The company that runs the NYC Ferry service filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday despite breaking ridership records last year. The 100-year-old cruise operator said the financial filing will not affect NYC Ferry service. The company’s contract with the city to run the system was renewed for another five years in 2023. The bankruptcy specifically pertains … Read more

LDS Church finding converts and collaboration in East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya • When missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in this mostly Christian East African nation 44 years ago, they were met with suspicion and some hostility. While many Christian churches urge their faithful to evangelize, Latter-day Saint missionaries were more aggressive, going door to door and even approaching … Read more

Extra Extra: We need a new rhyme to remember how to avoid hangovers

It’s Wednesday afternoon in New York City, where you can get good flour tortillas, too. Here’s what else is happening: Several conservative Democrats in the state Assembly want to expand the definition of “domestic terrorism” to include blocking a bridge, tunnel or transportation facility, ostensibly in response to recent pro-Palestinian protests in the city. Bryan … Read more

Bipartisanship is dead; can it be resurrected? asks religion columnist

Bipartisanship is presented as an ideal by many American commentators and religious leaders, but it has a checkered history in American politics. Programs like Social Security and Medicare are bipartisan now but were bitterly opposed by Republicans before their enactment. And issues that have bipartisan support among voters can still have trouble getting through Congress. … Read more

‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Review: A Queer Road Trip Without Forward Motion

Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan in Drive Away Dolls. Working Title/Focus Features Over the years, the Coen Brothers have developed a distinctive, compelling style of filmmaking, culminating in 2018’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Since then the directors have gone their separate ways—artistically at least. Joel Coen helmed The Tragedy of Macbeth in 2021, an … Read more

Best CBG Oils to Buy in 2024: Rankings and Reviews

There’s much more to hemp than just CBD. New non-intoxicating cannabinoids, including CBG oil, are rapidly gaining popularity due to their unique health benefits. However, knowing where to buy CBG oil online can be confusing, especially with thousands of brands on the market. After a thorough research and testing process, which we cover below, we … Read more

Start a cybersecurity career with your WSU degree

Sponsored: Data breaches, identity theft, national security leaks (Benjamin Zack | Weber State University) Students in a Computer Science class in the Computer & Automotive Engineering Building at Weber State University’s Davis campus on April 22, 2021. By Jaime Winston and Jessica Kokesh, Weber State University   | Feb. 21, 2024, 4:21 p.m. | Updated: 4:30 … Read more