Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels and Salt

Watch on YouTube In this video from PBS' Art Assignment, venture into the Utah countryside to visit some of the best loved Land Art works of the 1970s — Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (on the Great Salt Lake) and Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels (in Wendover) — and get a feel for what’s happening now. Runtime: 12 min.


Calvados and Rum

A detailed look at two of the world's most interesting spirits: Calvados and rum. The podcast, from the Guild of Sommeliers, features importer and aut...

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Plat of Zion

Created by Mormon settlers, the grid of Salt Lake City was part of an effort to create a spiritual utopia. Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesu...

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Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

Parts of Utah's Great Salt Lake are 10 times saltier than the ocean. But the lake is host to plenty of life, including salt-loving microbes that can t...

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Wildflower Guide: Beautiful Native Plants on Utah's Wasatch Plateau

BYU biology professor Richard Gill describes wildflowers that grow on Utah's Wasatch plateau, which stretches approximately 160 miles from the Utah-Idaho border, south through central Utah. He identifies summer-blooming native Utah plants including lupine, columbine, Jacob's ladder, sticky geranium, elephant head, monkey flower, Indian paint brush, larkspur and scarlet gilia. Runtime: 3 min.

Get To Know Utah

Utah Relaxes Restrictions on Restaurants Serving Alcohol

Good news for booze enthusiasts in Utah: One of the most burdensome of the state’s many restrictive liquor laws was just relaxed, meaning bartender...

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How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts

on Utah-area tribes explain the continuing relevance of North America’s oldest spud. By Maya L Kapoor.

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How Utah's Old-School Liquor Laws Forced Bartenders to Get Creative

America's driest state is a breeding ground for inventive cocktails reimagined out of necessity. By Dan Q Dao.

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