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Neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' dies at 82

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There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man... Read more »

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Utah company brings Disney characters to digital life

"Disney Infinity" characters stand just a few inches tall. But for Utahn Jeff Bunker, each toy figure is a huge undertaking. Read more »

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Book review: 'Missionary Possible' encourages young teenagers to prepare for LDS missions

While 'Missionary Possible' may not change young teenagers' lives or significantly improve their preparation for missions, it is still a valuable resource for exposing them to the Spirit and... Read more »

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts brings British landscapes to Utah

"The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales" is a touring exhibit visiting through Dec. 13 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Read more »

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Mestizo Gallery exhibit 'Proof' presents photographic portrait of Salt Lake City

The Mestizo Gallery exhibition "Proof" examines the individual personalities that constitute Salt Lake City's collective identity. Read more »

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Book review: 'Whoppers' exposes historical lies and liars

“Whoppers” by Christine Seifert tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous liars, cheats and hucksters throughout history, from the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice to the woman... Read more »

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Janitors series ends with final, unpredictable battle in 'Heroes of the Dustbin'

"Heroes of the Dustbin," the conclusion of the Janitors series, is something Utah author Tyler Whitesides has been planning and plotting since the second book in the five-book series. Read more »

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Book review: Picture book by Park City resident explores making choices in creative way

The picture book “Land of Or” by Park City resident Katie Mullaly looks at the reasons behind choices. Though fairly philosophical for a picture book, it can help readers see the impact... Read more »

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The art of auditioning: Actors, a director and a 'stage dad' share advice

Utah is home to many stages where actors and actresses share their talents by bringing characters to life. But weeks and even months before a show opens, those actors and actresses must first win... Read more »

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Rowing alone: Author channels life on water with kids' book

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An Eastern Shore of Virginia native who grew up fishing and crabbing on Onancock Creek has authored a children's book celebrating life on the water and the creatures that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more »

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How to use social media positively as the platform continues to grow

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Facebook garnered 1 billion visits in one day Monday for the first time ever, so how can you use it in a productive way? Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Chris Hicks: A trio of family friendly films lead new movies on DVD this week

A faith film, a literary adaptation and a riff on “Cinderella” arrive on DVD this week. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Is the video game industry embracing the strong female protagonist?

More than ever, strong female protagonists were on full display at this year's E3, video gaming's biggest annual news event. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Edge of Extinction game a must-have for Exodus Proxima Centauri fans

Fans of the game Exodus Proxima Centauri are in for a treat. The long-awaited expansion game was recently released. It offers more of everything for this space opera with war, politics, technology,... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Book review: Dutch oven expert offers tasty ways to use food storage in 'Stop, Drop and Cook'

"Stop, Drop and Cook" by Mark Hansen offers tips for using Dutch ovens to create tasty meals using food storage. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Roy dancer impresses 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges yet again, makes show's top 6

Roy's Hailee Payne impressed the "So You Think You Can Dance" judges with a hard-hitting hip hop routine Monday night. And after a close call with the bottom four, she made it through to next week... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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HCTO envelops audiences in the bittersweet world of 'Anne Frank'

Hale Center Theater Orem’s current production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” effectively envelops audiences in the bittersweet world of Anne Frank through its intimate setting. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Review: 'Blissful and Domestic' blogger who learned the hard way shares tips for 'Living a Beautiful Life on Less'

Self-proclaimed budgeting diva Danielle Wagasky offers tips and experiences to help make ends meet and stretch each dollar in “Living a Beautiful Life on Less.” Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Nevada Museum of Art opens unique Lake Tahoe exhibit in Reno

The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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2 'art detectives' solve an LDS Church history art mystery

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Enoch Wood Perry, Jr was a 19th century American painter known for his thematic and stylistic works including many portraits and landscapes. In the 1860s he was commissioned by the LDS Church to... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

'Making connections': Kingsbury Hall Presents changes name to UtahPresents, expands mission

UtahPresents, formerly known as Kingsbury Hall Presents, is expanding its mission to embed the arts in the University of Utah, surrounding K-12 schools and the Salt Lake community. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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More than OK: 'Oklahoma!' at Hale Centre Theatre offers old-fashioned fun

"Oklahoma!," Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, runs through Oct. 3 at Hale Centre Theatre. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Book review: 'The Lady From Zagreb' is a classic WWII noir thriller

Philip Kerr's latest Bernie Gunther novel, "The Lady From Zagreb," sees the disillusioned Nazi detective on an unexpectedly dangerous mission that takes him to Croatia and Switzerland to convince a... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Book review: ‘Secrets of Neverak’ is a worthwhile sequel in A Tale of Light and Shadow series

The second book in the A Tale of Light and Shadow series, “Secrets of Neverak” continues the story of friendship, loyalty and the quest for love. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Chris Hicks: 'Frozen Fever' leads new Disney cartoon collection on Blu-ray this week

A new two-disc Blu-ray collection of recent Disney theatrical cartoon shorts is on Blu-ray this week, led by “Frozen Fever.” Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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