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TTL: Grey Gardens
Renee Bright
When the Maysels brothers showed up in 1972 to shoot a documentary film at the dilapidated estate of Grey Gardens in the East Hamptons, they didn't quite know what they were getting into, or what kind of movie they would end up with.
Water levels in Great Salt Lake have shrunk to record lows. The biologist Bonnie Baxter says we're seeing an ecosystem collapse before our eyes — as microbialities are bleached, brine flies and shrimp die off and birds migrate elsewhere. Toxic dust released from the dry lakebed endangers people, too. Meanwhile Bonnie studies the lake and tracks its decline.

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  • With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time again for our annual tradition: Gathering a few close friends and talking books with them.
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  • Queer people have worked at all levels of our nation’s politics and government. But in the mid-20th-century, when being queer was vilified — and often associated with Communism, Nazism, and plotting against America — coming out was tantamount to social obliteration and career annihilation. So people hid.
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  • Utah is in the national spotlight with the Lee v. McMullin Senate race. But other important races could also have an effect on Utah voters.
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  • At the peak of her career, in the early 1900’s, Utah native Maude Adams was America’s most famous stage actress, pulling in a million dollars a year. But fame was neither her goal nor ambition. Rather, fame was something her mother, the actress Annie Adams, wanted but never realized herself.
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time again for our annual tradition: Gathering a few close friends and talking books with them.
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