Arts and Culture

All Things Age, Including Your Fruit Trees

Apr 19, 2019
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Every living thing ages over time. This is as true for plants, as it is for people. Even the giant redwoods and sequoias of California age over their prolonged lifetimes.

'The Gull' on Wild About Utah

Apr 19, 2019
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  "When it seemed that nothing could stay the devastation, great flocks of gulls appeared, filling the air with their white wings and plaintive cries, and settled down upon the half-ruined fields. All day long they gorged themselves, and when full, disgorged and feasted again, the white gulls upon the black crickets, hosts of heaven and hell contending, until the pests were vanquished and the people were saved." Orson F. Whitney, June 6th 1848. 

Right On With Leftovers

Apr 19, 2019
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I’ve been thinking about leftovers. Not the stubborn remnants of the casserole that turned out a little questionable even on the first go-around. No, I’ve been thinking of welcome leftovers. The curry that improves with time, giving bold spices the chance to marry and settle down. The chicken salad that tastes better the next day.

Molly Marcello

It’s early spring in southeastern Utah on a bright, cool day. About 30 people hunch over in the high desert, some squatting low to the ground, looking closely at piles of dirt. It’s the Green River Rock and Mineral Festival, and one of the field trips is observing the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry. It’s one of the largest quarries in the United States, known to hold the remains of at least 15 different dinosaurs.

StoryCorps

Today, we’re going to eavesdrop on a conversation between two strangers... It’s part of a new StoryCorps initiative called One Small Step that brings together people on opposite sides of the political divide. 

Pet Sematary

While watching this movie, I was not enveloped in the story as much as I was wondering why the producers of this film thought it was a good idea. 

How's Your Leafy Vegetable Garden Coming?

Apr 12, 2019
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Even though spring has been wet, my leafy vegetable garden in up and growing nicely. I got it planted about the middle of March and the radishes and lettuce, spinach are all coming out quite nicely.  I made sure that I covered it with a row cover to keep it warm during the night and increase those day temperatures and that’s helped a lot.

Grid-Zine Fest

Today, news and entertainment media outlets continue to focus their content around the digital medium especially as more and more people are consuming their news and entertainment through social media. But there is a movement to keep print alive through the free-form publications called zines.

Dumbo

As part of Disney Film Studios' path to taking over the world this year, with numerous films scheduled for release in the coming months, Dumbo is the studio's first mediocre step in this path for 2019. 

Us movie

When an ordinary family of 4 takes a summer vacation together at a peaceful lake house, their sun-filled fun is disrupted when another identical family of 4 starts terrorizing them. How can this ordinary family fight against real people who look exactly like them, move like them, and think like them? This tale of bloody survival takes viewers to a dark hall of mirrors, an eerily empty beach, and a strange, sterile underworld covered in white tiles. 

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In recent weeks the popular press and social media has picked up on reports of an infectious disease in deer known as chronic wasting disease. CWD has now been confirmed in 24 states including Utah. Some experts quoted in the media have dubbed the deer afflicted with this disease as “zombie deer” because they believe the disease could one day affect human beings. 

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Spring is having a hard time coming to northern Utah but I think we are on our way. I’ve been finding it a bit difficult to get out in my garden. But I hope you’re not wasting too much time trying to find to into yours as well.

The Great Utah Scone Baking Show

Apr 4, 2019
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By now, those of us gifted at-home DNA testing kits over the holidays are receiving the results. And, if you’re a Utahn, chances are good those ancestry profiles show roast beef and gravy runs in your blood.

Citrus Fruit And Their Major Pest Problem

Apr 4, 2019
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We start thinking about fresh fruits and vegetables this time of year and what we can grow in our garden. But we also think about the fresh fruits we ate over the winter and even though we can’t grow them here citrus is one of the fruits we love to eat.

Crumpets vs. English Muffins

Mar 29, 2019
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In the United States, we enjoy many brilliant British exports … fish and chips, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and Benedict Cumberbatch. But, we don’t have crumpets.

Two Ingredient Wonders

Mar 22, 2019
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Three little words: beautiful to my ear and rich in emotion. Three little words I just don’t hear often enough: two ingredient recipes.

Captive State takes us to a Chicago far into the future when Earth is under the occupation of a mysterious, and dominant, alien race. But instead of a future that is sexy, fast, or technologically advanced with lots of smooth glass and polished steel, this Chicago is dreary, dirty, dilapidated, and under constant surveillance. 

A Trip Down Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers

Mar 22, 2019
Molly Marcello

For 55 years, the waters of Lake Powell in Southeastern Utah have submerged Glen Canyon. Drowned with it are ancient features and sacred sites now known only to memory. For 55 years, legendary river runner Ken Sleight has thought about these places as he once knew them, when the river ran wild.

Captain Marvel

I think I have seen the first film of 2019 that doesn't completely suck or disappoint. Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island, 2017) plays Carol Danvers, a pilot for the U.S. Air Force who survives a strange explosion that infuses her body with super-human strength, flight, and fists of blazing heat. I don't know how the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps doing it, but this film manages to be funny, exciting, and memorable as Carol Danvers learns to control her powers and understand her place in the universe. 

Now Is A Good Time To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Mar 15, 2019
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Now is a good time to prune fruit trees. The coldest part of the winter has passed and the trees are still dormant. Fruit trees need pruning every year to keep the trees healthy and to encourage the growth of new fruiting wood that is essential to ongoing production. However, very old trees or trees that have neglected for years should be considered for total removal.

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Climate change affects more than just the weather and news cycles. Vast ecological changes are creeping upon us … like a slowly rising proof. And our food, so dependant on a narrow range of factors – including temperature, rain and changing ecosystems – is under the grim auspices of this slow threat. 

greta

Twenty-two-year-old actress Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo, 2011) plays a timid waitress in New York City who finds a forgotten purse on the subway. How convenient to find a woman's ID right inside the purse too! 

Fighting with My Family

Comedic actor and writer Stephen Merchant (Logan, 2017) has given us an unlikely story of family, courage, and wrestling. 

Molly Marcello

Winter weather may still be lingering in southeastern Utah, but signs of spring in Moab are slowly popping up. Deep greens of Colorado license plates appear in greater and greater numbers, just like the now-hiring posts plastered across local social media. As Moab braces for spring visitors, so does another community in Grand County, 60 miles northeast.

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This week's review focuses on the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards honoring the best in film from 2018. Casey gives us his predictions in the main categories as well as his thoughts on films that were forgotten in the nomination process.

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