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Taylor Swift brings 1989 party to Salt Lake City

Taylor Swift performed before a sold-out show at EnergySolutions Arena Friday night. Read more »

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Book review: 'Conversations with Mormon Historians' shares stories of faith of writers

"Conversations with Mormon Historians" is an interesting collection of interviews, telling how lives devoted to traveling the often bumpy roads of Mormon history have made them into even more... Read more »

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Strong leads highlight 'Phoenix,' a sad tale of post-war reconciliation

“Phoenix” has a plot that hangs on the edge of believability but injects enough tension at the right moments to keep the film from tripping over itself. Read more »

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Religion and culture clash in ambiguous 'Jimmy's Hall'

"Jimmy's Hall" may be set in 1932, but there's no way to review this film without considering it in a modern context. As the latest film "inspired by" a true story, it's a challenge for viewers to... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Faith films can't be dismissed as irrelevant

Faith films are a growing industry among the independent-movie community, from the so-called Mormon-cinema movement to the work of the Kendrick brothers, Baptists whose Christian-based pictures... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Blythe Danner shines in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams,’ now on video

Veteran actress Blythe Danner shines in an Oscar-worthy performance in the comedy-drama “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

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Some tickets for broadcast of pope's speech to Congress available

Tickets for a broadcast on the U.S. Capitol west lawn of Pope Francis' speech to Congress this month are available through. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. Read more »

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What's new: 'Remember' shares truths to consciously act on

“Remember: Sacred Truths We Must Never Forget” by Alonzo Gaskill encourages the conscious and continued effort of always remembering. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Roy dancer makes 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale, top 4

Roy jazz dancer Hailee Payne was voted into the "So You Think You Can Dance" top four Monday night. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Animals take center stage in these books for young readers

With the recent release of "What Pet Should I Get?" by Dr. Seuss, here are a variety of books about animals, whether sharing about animals or exploring other stories of friendship and self-esteem. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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'Unravel' captures the cyber heart

Martin Sahlin's brief presentation of his new game, "Unravel," and its subsequent reception on the Internet offer hope for the soul of video gaming in the 21st century. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 30, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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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 »

Aug. 29, 2015

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Book review: 'Queen of Shadows' is taut with action, violence in 4th Throne of Glass novel

Teen assassin and King’s Champion Celaena Sardothien has returned to Rithold in the opening scenes of “Queen of Shadows,” a fast-paced and tightly plotted addition to the Throne... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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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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Chris Hicks: End-of-summer throwaway movies bring blockbuster season to a close

As summer winds down, throwaway movies pop up in the multiplexes, a sure sign that Hollywood’s blockbuster season is winding down. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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