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Vanity Project
A scrapbook of articles that I have published
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A Love Story (About Stories) by Alex Springer

A Love Story (About Stories) by Alex Springer | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
My mom used to bribe me to read.  Looking back, it’s odd for me to think that the son of an English teacher who then grew up to become an English teacher had a rocky relationship with the printed w...
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Evil Dead: The Musical: Director Chance Newman Talks Blood and Ballads

Evil Dead: The Musical: Director Chance Newman Talks Blood and Ballads | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
This spring, Last Chance Productions will be bringing Evil Dead: The Musical to the Grand Theatre.
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Based on a True Story: A Critical Look at Teachers in Movies

Based on a True Story: A Critical Look at Teachers in Movies | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
I remember having a romanticized view of teaching while I was in college. Though I can attribute some of this to a few overly idealistic professors, I mostly blame the movies.
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Food Review: Oh Mai

Food Review: Oh  Mai | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
I have always had a profound admiration of the sandwich. It’s something that borders on perfection with its simplicity. I’ve sampled much of what Salt Lake has to offer in the world of san
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Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Depot 07.03

Fitz and the Tantrums @ The Depot 07.03 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
After spending a night with Fitz and the Tantrums, I realized that when artists take a quintessentially American music staple like soul and douse it in Los Angeles swagger, I get all gushy about liv...
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Jack Diamond: The Man Behind the Shorts

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Why is it so hard for Utah filmmakers and actors to catch a break? Local producer/actor Jack Diamond had this same question. Along with Chase Weston, Diamond created the Who Likes Short Shorts?
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Fred Conlon: Garden Art That Doesn’t Suck @ Utah Arts Fest

Fred Conlon: Garden Art That Doesn’t Suck @ Utah Arts Fest | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
 I’m staring at a seven-foot tall skeleton with four arms. Fred Conlon, the mad scientist behind this towering creation has a gift for turning discarded tools, military helmets and scrap me
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Heartless Bastards, Little Hurricane @ Urban 08.10

Heartless Bastards, Little Hurricane @ Urban 08.10 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
Despite a few technical difficulties before they started, the Bastards played with an unwavering intensity. They came to perform.
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Erika Wennerstrom: A Glorious Bastard

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Aside from having one of the best band names in the business, The Heartless Bastards are fronted by Erika Wennerstrom, a singer/songwriter who digs into deeply emotional territory and belts it out w...
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Celebrate The Bounty @ Rico Warehouse 10.11

Celebrate The Bounty @ Rico Warehouse 10.11 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
Local First Utah has always been a staunch supporter of the gastronomical rock stars that choose to make Utah their home, and they showed the love last week at their sixth annual fundraiser, aptly n...
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Salt Lake Magazine's 2013 Dining Awards Gala 02.19

Salt Lake Magazine's 2013 Dining Awards Gala 02.19 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
Since 1996, the Salt Lake Magazine has been celebrating Utah’s culinary best and brightest with a gala awards ceremony that allows local chefs and restaurateurs the chance to celebrate their acc
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The Cave Singers @ Urban Lounge with Pollens

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The last time I saw The Cave Singers was at Kilby Court, where they played a show that was both intimate and badass. It’s good to see that they’re moving into larger venues.
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Kill Your Idols: A Case for Contemporary Literature

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When I go out to eat, I often eavesdrop on the conversations of my fellow diners. Not long ago, I listened in on a particularly interesting discussion that involved two teachers.
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Provo’s Food Scene

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Up until recently, I never really considered Provo a place that cultivated any authentic type of food culture. It’s full of various chain restaurants, fast food joints and a few dives that offer
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Guerilla Dining @ Nata Gallery 12.15

Guerilla Dining @ Nata Gallery 12.15 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
When you sit down for a meal at Nata Gallery, it’s like throwing down a gauntlet and daring chefs Katie Weinner and Mike Burtis to keep your ass in the seat long enough to try each and every off
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The Cave Singers, Dave Wilson @ Kilby 04.21

The Cave Singers, Dave Wilson @ Kilby 04.21 | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
“You guys are badass!” Shouted one over-excited spectator as The Cave Singers took the stage. Lead vocalist Pete Quirk was quick to respond, “We are badass! We steal, and we loite
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Who Likes Short Shorts?! Film Fest Reviews

Who Likes Short Shorts?! Film Fest Reviews | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
The Pride Festival wasn’t the only place to peep some decent short shorts this weekend. Just up the hill at the Post Theatre, the Who Likes Short Shorts? Film Festival brought its own blend of
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The Utah Arts Festival: Tolstoy Would Approve

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According to Russian author and beard enthusiast Leo Tolstoy, art “is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward
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Dave Borba: Dogs, Devils and Da Vinci @ Utah Arts Fest

Dave Borba: Dogs, Devils and Da Vinci @ Utah Arts Fest | Vanity Project | Scoop.it
From the minute that I set foot inside Utah artist Dave Borba’s booth at this year’s Arts Festival, I was transported into a vaudevillian carnival populated by terriers wearing cowboy ha
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Beneath the Salt

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Beneath the Salt is an event designed to promote local art and provide a bit of group therapy for artsy Utahns who need a quick boost to their creativity and enthusiasm.
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