Recent Articles by Rachel Brutsch
'Unicorns are everywhere': Cartoonist Dana Simpson shares lessons on friendship in comic strip 'Phoebe and Her Unicorn'
Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 4:52 pm MDT
On March 30, the comic strip “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” will begin syndication in newspapers across the United States, including the Deseret News. For cartoonist Dana Simpson, it’s a “very...
Published: Monday, February 16, 2015 12:16 pm MST
Directed by PTC’s former artistic director, Charles Morey, this admirable staging of Arthur Miller's classic “The Crucible” both entertains and explores a broad range of themes in ways that ar...
Published: Friday, February 6, 2015 5:50 pm MST
What place does the term "Latino" hold in American art history? A new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” now at the Ut...
Book review: Brandon Sanderson's 'Firefight: The Reckoners, Book 2' packs epic surprises (+ audio clip)
Published: Friday, January 2, 2015 3:01 pm MST
More is revealed about the Epics, their origins, their powers and their weaknesses in "Firefight," Brandon Sanderson's epic sequel to "Steelheart."
Published: Friday, December 26, 2014 3:08 pm MST
In 2014, the Arts section of the Deseret News ran a 10-part series featuring arts organizations throughout Utah. Here's an overview of the series with excerpts from each story.
Published: Monday, December 15, 2014 10:30 am MST
'Tis the season for holiday shows! A look at four productions taking place in area theaters.
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 4:30 pm MST
Overviews of five theater companies in and around Salt Lake City that give local residents a chance to partake of high-quality theater productions — and, oftentimes, to be a part of them.
Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 3:57 pm MDT
No detail has been overlooked in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of "Boeing Boeing," and theatergoers — be they frequent or first-time flyers — are in for a bright and fun-filled ride.
Published: Monday, September 29, 2014 4:50 pm MDT
The game is on at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will continue its run through Oct. 18 in Southern Utah University’s Randall L. Jones Theatre.
Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 3:33 pm MDT
“Joseph” definitely dances to its own beat apart from not only its source material but also from other productions of the musical. It's planted firmly in the center of a humorous slapstick spectacle...