Chandra Johnson
Chandra Johnson is a Utah transplant who has covered the justice system, education, social services and politics. Originally from Montana, she graduated with a B.A. in journalism and history from the University of Montana in 2007. After six years in Taos, New Mexico, she relocated to Utah, where she eventually joined the team at The Deseret News as an enterprise reporter. She enjoys wide open spaces, gardening, good grammar, pottery and long walks in the library. Find her on Twitter @ChandraMJohnson. Email her at

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As fewer romantic comedies are being made and even fewer get good reviews, some experts cite more outlets for the classics and new ideas about relationships and how young people consume on-screen romance.
A new study has found that people who watch TV or play on their phone after work feel guilty and worthless at the end of the day, leading to stress and fatigue.
Marvel Comics has made Thor a woman and Captain America black. Archie Andrews is slated to die after taking a bullet for a gay friend. Art often reflects social change, but does it actually make a difference?
A Swedish-based study has found a genetic link to the development of autism, causing many to question previous suspicions blaming childhood vaccinations and environmental factors.
Americans often consider their values when opening their wallets, whether it's buying green products or avoiding child labor. Now, website Faith-Driven Consumer lets Christians choose products based on a moral ...
The International Dota 2 tournament will be televised on ESPN3 for the first time ever, the network announced late Friday night, in a move that says e-sports are here to stay.
Routine tanking at the box office has many asking if the romantic comedy is losing relevance in a world of online dating.
Rebecca Brown was 14 when she started taking selfies to document her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder that leads to compulsive hair pulling. Now 21, she's created a video montage of selfies man...
The success of films like "Heaven is for Real" changed the relationship between faith and Hollywood, making way for smaller, edgier independent films like the upcoming "Persecuted."
What parents can do to combat their kids' late-night online activity.