Viewing posts by Jeremy Pugh

Dec 27th 2011

More Democrats than we can count

Well, it's out there now—actually it's ON NEWSTANDS NOW. On the Friday before Christmas, I received a phone call from Utah State Representative Patrice Arent, who politely, but emphatically, pointed out that in our cheers-and-jeers send up of the Utah State Legislature ("Send in the Clowns," January 2012) we'd miscounted the serving Democrats. Read More

Nov 15th 2011

Natural History Museum of Utah opens Friday!

Tucked into the hillside above Red Butte Garden, new architectural wonder the Natural History Museum of Utah opens to the public on Nov. 18 with free admission for those with reservations. But the building and its design are just the tip of the neolithic spear, as it were. The museum’s extensive collection of geological wonders, cultural artifacts, flora, fauna and paleontological exotica was once packed into the old building on Presidents Circle. Now, the museum's collection will be on spectacular display in a state-of-the-art research museum with room to grow. Read More

Oct 31st 2011

Utah Field Guide: Trunk or Treat

In Utah, during the 1970s, Halloween was the first time we went into the night on purpose. Dressed as little ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches, we braved the dark in wild, shrieking packs, fearless behind our masks and make-up, secure that this night was ours. We belonged in the chilly fall air, the breeze creaking the skeletal trees, leaves crunching under foot. On this night, we were in league with the things that go bump in the night and the shadowy creatures lurking under our beds and in our closets. We junior demons could stride to our neighbors’ porches to demand candy with the threatening incantation: “Trick or Treat!”— which meant, “Give me some candy, Brother Jorgensen, or I will vandalize your home.” Read More

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