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'Do the scary thing first, and get scared later': 34 quotes by Lemony Snicket

In celebration of the Lemony Snicket's birthday, here are 34 of the best quotes from some of his works.

Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session

Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. Read more »

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Mentor to Brandon Mull, James Dashner chose morality, LDS Church over mafia

David Farland overcame a rough childhood to become a writer, a mentor to some of the most well-known authors in the world and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

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Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once... Read more »

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Book review: 'The Healer' merges Welsh legends, spiritual gifts in speculative novel

"The Healer" by Gregg Luke delves into Welsh legends as Christian Pendragon becomes a part of one when he is given an ancient relic and the ability to heal. It's a story of faith, history, medicine... Read more »

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5 recent novels based on narratives found within familiar Old Testament stories

These five books, including ones from authors with local ties and local publishers, share a novelization of an Old Testament story and a historical perspective. Read more »

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Doug's Take: 'McFarland, USA' is a movie Disney should be proud of

This is a film Walt Disney would be proud to have his name on. Based on a true story, "McFarland, USA" is truly inspirational. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

The Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the movies as floral and garden designers pay homage to Disney and Pixar films. Read more »

March 1, 2015

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Book review: 'Count It All Joy' shares tips, insights at finding peace amid challenges

With the help of gospel principles used as positive emotional tools to guide away from emotional pain, Sherrie Mills Johnson shares blueprint to help find happiness and peace in challenging times... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Pacifica Institute Utah hosts 'Love is a Verb' screening for interfaith season

As part of Interfaith Month, Pacifica Institute Utah hosted a screening of "Love is a Verb," a documentary detailing the story of Fethullah Gulen and his inspiring life. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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The latest season of ‘Midsomer Murders’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD

The newest season of “Midsomer Murders” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week for fans of the popular British police procedural. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Book review: 'The Storyspinner' breathes new life into classic themes

"The Storyspinner" by Utah author Becky Wallace is a delightful tale of magic, romance and adventure. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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‘Madding Crowd,’ ‘Shawshank’ lead Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts

The 1967 epic “Far From the Madding Crowd” receives a Blu-ray upgrade this week, as do three Frank Darabont films. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Book review: Biography shares the taming of Joan of Arc

Kathryn Harrison's book "Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured" is as full and rich as the life of Joan of Arc herself. It mesmerizes and can even irritate. But it is inventive and fresh in a sea of... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Director of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's upcoming 'Shrek the Musical' says show teaches important lessons

Maurie Tarbox, who leads the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre staging of “Shrek the Musical," said the show teaches audience members not to be afraid of accepting who they are. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Book review: Lady Trent's search for dragons returns in 'Voyage of the Basilisk'

Marie Brennan's new book, "Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir by Lady Trent," finds her fearless heroine off again in search of more dragons. The story recounts the two-year voyage Lady Trent took to... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast’ Oscars make case for second Disney 'renaissance'

Disney Animation Studios' double Oscar win last Sunday proves that the success of "Frozen" was no fluke. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, John Travolta's highs and lows

Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta's career has been one of dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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16 Mormon pop culture moments from 2014-15

From reality TV alums and pop stars David Archuleta, Lexi Walker and Dinah Jane Hansen of girl group Fifth Harmony to five Super Bowl stars to up-and-coming high fashion model Lucky Blue Smith,... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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'The Lazarus Effect': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The Lazarus Effect." Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Oscar-winners ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Whiplash’ are on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Disney’s hit cartoon feature “Big Hero 6,” which won an Academy Award last weekend, is on DVD and Blu-ray this week, as is “Whiplash,” which earned an Oscar for J.K.... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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There's no escaping 'Saturday Night Live'

Even if you don’t watch the show, it’s almost impossible to not be affected by the impact "Saturday Night Live" has had on the culture at large these past four decades. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Hale Centre Theatre brings 'Ghost the Musical' to life

Hale Centre Theatre has a great character in the faux psychic who can hear Sam Wheat, the boyfriend who dies and comes back to help his love. There's also beautiful orchestration, surprising comedy... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘McFarland’ a ‘must-see’ family film

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News Features Department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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