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Places We’ve Lived

The deer skull and me: San Francisco: Jared's garage on 44th and Geary, out by the ocean. It was the height of the dot.com. I wanted a little cottage and realized his detached garage looked a lot like what ...

The first Great Saltair. Photo by Nathan Webster

Ghosts 0.1: Palimpsests

Writing tablets used by ancient Romans were coated with wax, so they could be written on, then smoothed, then written on again. It was Cicero who described this process with the word “palimpsest” a word ...

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Ghotst 0.2: The End of the First Saltair

It started in Ali Baba Cave, the fire. Workmen were getting the Saltair ready for the upcoming summer season of children, swimmers, and dancers. In those days, a half million of them came each year by train ...

The Saltair Burning

Ghosts 0.3: The Second Saltair

  After the fire in April, 1925, they planned to open the Saltair right back up. There were still bath houses intact, and swimming in the Great Salt Lake was the resort’s raison d’être, after ...

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Body 0.3: The Third Great Saltair

  They placed it about a mile west of where the original once stood. It was built from a salvaged Air Force aircraft hangar. It was also built of shared cultural memories so thick they worked like ...

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Hello Dear

  This one was lounging about on a spongy bed of moss and redwood needles under a giant fern. All her ribs, vertebrae, and femurs were fanned out around her. It was Sunday, North of San ...

Colour Maisch with milkweed fluff. Photo by Zoë Rodriguez

All That Beautiful Imperfection

Colour Maisch, Art and Life “Have you ever seen the side of a milkweed pod opening up?” Colour Maisch asks. She reaches under a table in her studio in the ceramics wing of the art department at the ...

The Ram. By David Ruhlman

The Ram Watches Over the Apocalypse and Other Stories

The Personal Mythic Vernacular of David Ruhlman In the center of David Ruhlman’s UMOCA exhibition, standing like an altar, there is an ancient card table. The black material of the table is rubbed off ...