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'In Football We Trust' puts a religious twist on a familiar story

The documentary that was filmed in Utah is screening this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

From the Homefront: The good game: video games that grow our kids

We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change? Read more »

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Ririe-Woodbury to perform 'kid-friendly' show for guests of all ages

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform "Flabbergast," a show that is intended for guests of all ages, Jan. 30-31. Read more »

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Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Read more »

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Actor Adrian Grenier enjoys anonymity on empty slopes at Sundance

Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there's one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes. Read more »

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Theater review: BYU stages magnificent 'Monte Cristo' premiere

The English-language world premiere of "The Count of Monte Cristo" is presented in an artfully directed, spectacular production at BYU. Read more »

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'In Football We Trust' puts a religious twist on a familiar story

"In Football We Trust" is not the first film to paint the dream of professional sports as an all-or-nothing venture, but it may be the first to suggest that religion offers an alternative path to... Read more »

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Rules and advice from 'Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff'

“Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff” (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99) is a handbook and instruction manual for the servants of Downton Abbey and clearly states the... Read more »

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Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood

Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Debbie Reynolds honored for lifetime achievement

Debbie Reynolds accepted the lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild for her nearly seven decade career. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Courtney Love, Frances Bean appear together at Sundance

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean made a rare public appearance together at the premiere of the documentary, "Cobain: Montage of Heck," at the Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office; now stands at $200.1 million

"American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Book review: Young widow's memoir presents a poignant look at overcoming grief

Ashlee Birk was left a widow after the murder of her husband and a single mother to five children at the age of 28 without any forewarning. It left her world seemingly shattered. Birk began to... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Photos: Hollywood comes to Utah with the Sundance Film Festival

With the Sundance Film Festival underway, Hollywood has come to the snowy mountains of Park City and the city streets of downtown Salt Lake, bringing new films, movie stars and innovative... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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First Look: Jack Black is brave, heartbreaking in 'D Train'

Jack Black said he was drawn to 'The D Train' because he recognized the desperation of the character he plays: An outcast willing to do anything to get the most popular kid from his graduating... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Book review: 'Pierced by Love' is a clean romance about forgiveness, families

When Noelle is dumped by her boyfriend in favor of her sister, she finds an unexpected friend in Pierce, her former home teacher. This friendship helps both heal the wounds of their pasts, while... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Redford, Nolte, Offerman highlight Sundance gala movie premiere

Robert Redford made a red carpet appearance Friday for the premiere of "A Walk in the Woods" at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Salt Lake City Gala. Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman and Emma Thompson also... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Book review: Utah authors debut a new line of magic in fantasy tale 'Woven'

When Nels wakes up as a ghost after his murder, he finds that the only person who can see and hear him is the spoiled Princess. Together they embark on a dangerous quest to find an ancient needle... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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Book review: 'Demon's Heart' delivers a reluctant teen hero

In this young adult fantasy adventure, Rustav is constantly fleeing various pursuers, to little end in "A Demon's Heart." His illogical and foolhardy actions are frustrating. His romance with a... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Book review: YA sci-fi adventure 'An Uncommon Blue' centers on status, happiness

Bruno's life is the best. He is a star athlete, handsome and ready for entrance to medical school in "An Uncommon Blue," in which the color of the light in a person's palms determines his or her... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Book review: 'Remembrandt' is an action novel about teen spy with total recall

Alexandra Stewart might not be a genius, but with her eidetic memory, she's pretty close. During her first semester at Brown University, Alexandra soon learns that total recall makes her a perfect... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Violinist Baiba Skride to perform with Utah Symphony Jan. 30-31

Baiba Skride will joins the Utah Symphony Jan. 30-31 to perform Alban Burg's "Violin Concerto." In addition, Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" and Strauss' "A Hero's Life" will be performed. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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