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Is video game industry embracing the strong female protagonist?

Strong female protagonists were on full display at this year's E3, video gaming's biggest annual news event.

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 »

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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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Chris Hicks: Vintage TV series ‘The Rebel’ makes its DVD debut this week

“The Rebel,” a vintage post-Civil War series starring Nick Adams, comes to DVD for the first time, and the latest seasons of “Mike & Molly” and the NCIS series have also... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Abravanel Hall plaza will open in September

After a handful of setbacks that caused three months of delays, construction of the redesigned Abravanel Hall plaza is in its final stages. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Game review: Catan, and expansions, get a 5th edition

Mayfair Games recently re-issued its classic game, The Settlers of Catan, now dubbed simply Catan. The base game and expansions remain staples for tabletop gamers even after 20 years. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Five for Families: Go back to school with these films

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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When going to the movies, it's always wise to temper your expectations

It’s often painful to watch a bad movie, but it’s much more painful to watch a bad movie that you expected to be good. 
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Aug. 20, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘U.N.C.L.E.,’ ‘Mission: Impossible’ seem unrelated to their TV namesakes

Like “Mission: Impossible,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” is based on a 1960s TV series. And like “M:I,” “U.N.C.L.E.” throws the original show’s... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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'Once I Was a Beehive' is expanding camp

After a warm reception from critics and audiences, Utah-made "Once I Was a Beehive" will play at Utah theaters an extra week and expand to locations in Idaho and Arizona in September. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Bad Beets card game review: Eat veggies to win

Bad Beets by Stoneblade Entertainment is a new card game that offers a fast-paced, easy-to-learn system centered around eating or getting rid of vegetables. The first person to have no beets in... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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45 family-friendly movies you can find on Netflix for back to school

45 family-friendly movies that you can find streaming on Netflix. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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The biggest announcements from this year's Disney expo

The biennial gathering of Disney fans offered a glimpse at what the future holds for Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Gotta love summer in Utah

The whole world seems to know about our ski slopes and our matchless snow. But far fewer know how glorious those same slopes are in the summertime and what wonderful things go on there. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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'Saturday's Warrior' movie project turns to fans for support

Lex de Azevedo, producer and co-writer of the "Saturday's Warrior" musical and planned film reboot, has announced a Kickstarter campaign for the movie. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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UTubers: CVX Live contest winner Madilyn Paige releases 'Bright' cover filmed in Provo

Singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige released a cover of Echosmith's "Bright," which was filmed in Utah. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Roy dancer dazzles 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges, soars into the show's top 8

Utah jazz dancer Hailee Payne dazzled the judges on "So You Think You Can Dance" Monday night, claiming a spot in the show's top 8 dancers. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Why people aren't going to the movies like they used to

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U.S. box office sales are up almost 10 percent over last year, which boasted some of the lowest sales figures since 1999. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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