May 12, 2020

Last weekend I spent an afternoon down at Red Ledges, Utah, making some great images of silk aerialists Cory Hansen and Tabitha Freeman. It’s part of a larger project I’ve been working on for several years—under the working title of "Defy Gravity"—to produce pictures o...

April 17, 2020

Focus. Breath. Rest. It’s a mantra climbers have repeated countless times while climbing. Focus, plan and execute the next move. Breath, find your center. Rest, take a short break to reset the brain. Achieving an ascent relies on these simple but effective stress manag...

August 9, 2019

Salt Lake City resident Emilia Wint started living in a van to save money on rent during college. But the cramped spaces finally got to her — she’s moving into an apartment with the help of her parents. | Photos by Ross Coyle

Emilia Wint’s day begins and ends with plann...

June 21, 2019

When Lakshan Lingam came out as queer to his Utah family in April, most of them were not accepting of his sexual orientation. One family member, Lingam said, told him he shouldn’t have children, because kids should be raised by a mother. The experience reinforced Linga...

May 17, 2019

For decades, Salt Lake City’s Poplar Grove neighborhood has sat adjacent to Interstate 80 without a sound barrier, subjecting the area’s residents to unwanted noise and air pollution. When Michael Clara coordinated a meeting with the Utah Department of Transportation t...

April 2, 2019

A line forms for one of three different ferris-wheels at the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival.

While date palms aren't native to Riverside, they became a major crop after farmers transplanted trees from Algeria, becoming so popular that date farmers represented R...

February 26, 2019

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates we have about 550 gigatonnes of carbon emissions left before we cause irreparable damage to the climate (about 10 to 15 years at a rate of 42 gigatonnes per year).

Global warming is such an enormous, existential...

December 14, 2018

Which would you rather read? A story about the latest donation figures to the Peace Corps? Or a story about a volunteer’s experience learning from Indigenous tribes in Costa Rica? If you clicked on the second link, you’ve just been pulled into an organization through t...

November 15, 2018

Full disclosure: I’ve been a Castlevania fan since 1993 when I was Simon Belmont killing fish-men in the first Castlevania for the Nintendo.

That note aside, the Castlevania animated series debuted last year to generally high praise, defying a decades long trend of vide...

September 3, 2018

Erin Mendenhall understands the value of affordable housing. It’s possible she wouldn’t be here without it. A stable and affordable home gave her grandparents the foundation they needed to raise a family on the middle class wages of a painter and a store manager.

"My fa...

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