People to Know

August 24, 2009

Reading Time: < 1 minute “I think that’s a girl,” Najib tells me as he motions to an ambiguously dressed person on the grass outside Starbucks. I only look once but believe it’s a guy (he’s attractive, but he’s with a girl so unfortunately my chances are slim). When he stands up and walks past us, Najib concedes with a smile, “Well, look at that.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

February 9, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UVU Outdoor Adventure Center will host the world renowned Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour this week, with feature films at the Ragan Theater. Named for Banff, Canada’s oldest national park, the Banff Mountain Film Festival features some of the best documentary footage on mountain subjects in the world.

Slumdog Millionaire

January 26, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Slumdog Millionaire was announced the winner of the Golden Globes for Best Picture, it was lavished with glowing Oscar predictions. But acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie told the New York Times that he wasn’t a fan of the film, saying the storyline felt implausible, “And I’m the only person who thinks this,” he added.

Dylan paints his masterpiece at Deer Valley

September 8, 2008

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m in Park City standing in a line that’s nearly one-third of a mile from the entrance to Deer Valley Resort. I’m in a T-shirt and flip-flops, and I realize that this is pretty poor planning when the rain begins to pour. Before long my friends Jack, Jennie, Errin, Vegor and I are all soaked. The thunder tears in the sky like a giant paper bag shredding and rumbles the ground under our feet. There’s no obvious reason to be standing here.