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Doug's Take: 'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises

I haven’t read the books in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the films.

Book review: 'Failsafe' is a page-turning adventure

"Failsafe" is a page-turning adventure that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Traci Hunter Abramson weaves a suspenseful and romantic tale in the serene beauty of the Eastern States,... Read more »

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Ballet West presents 'Aladdin' in Family Series

Ballet West will present five performances of "Aladdin" April 3-5 at the Capitol Theatre as part of its Family Series. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Book review: Kilpack's 'A Heart Revealed' is a clean historical romance about a change of heart

Josi S. Kilpack makes a successful genre transition with "A Heart Revealed," a well-told, emotional Regency-era tale that goes deeper than ballroom flirting and gossip and into what causes a change... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Alan Cheuse's 'Prayers for the Living' is an epic tale of a dream gone bad

Alan Cheuse's "Prayers for the Living" is the unforgettable tale of the unraveling of a family who succumb to the siren calls of the world and about the mother who loves them. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Book review: 'Whatever You Choose to Be' by Ann Romney shares 8 lessons for graduates

Ann Romney shares eight lessons targeted at graduates in “Whatever You Choose to Be: 8 Tips for the Road Ahead.” Read more »

March 28, 2015

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'Unicorns are everywhere': Cartoonist Dana Simpson shares lessons on friendship in comic strip 'Phoebe and Her Unicorn'

On March 30, the comic strip “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” will begin syndication in newspapers across the United States, including the Deseret News. For cartoonist Dana Simpson, it’s... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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Move over 'Phantom,' Coldplay getting air time at worlds

It wouldn't be figure skating without Andrew Lloyd Webber. Read more »

March 28, 2015

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The 34 greatest Disneyland rides

Disneyland, the world's most famous theme park, has been in the news a lot lately. But the resort is about more than measles, high ticket prices, random fires and a ghost apparently roaming the magical grounds at night. It's... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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‘MST3K’ skewers turkeys, 5 vintage titles debut on DVD, Blu-ray

Four vintage movies are roasted by “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and five other titles make their DVD/Blu-ray debuts. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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Cross-cultural 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' traces a misguided journey of destiny

On paper, "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" has the potential to be an oddball comedy. Instead, “Kumiko” takes its oddness very seriously, leaving the audience slightly bemused. Read more »

March 27, 2015

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'Home': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Home." Read more »

March 27, 2015

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'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Jazz SLC spring concert brings Kenny Barron to the stage

A trio of legendary jazz musicians — Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash and George Mraz — light up the Capitol Theatre in an electric performance. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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‘Into the Woods,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ ‘Unbroken’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Recent hit movies — “Into the Woods,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” and “Unbroken” — lead new movies on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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'Pathfinder' fantasy roleplaying adventure is fun, exciting

Many role-playing games have come and gone over the years and some might argue their prime has past. But "Pathfinder" is a fantasy RPG published by Paizo Publishing that continues to increase in... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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What accounts for the cinematic generation gap?

Time and technology have changed the way we tell and receive visual stories. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘Babe’ teaches viewers to love others

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 »

March 26, 2015

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Art exhibition highlights differences in collections of LDS Church, state of Utah

In collaboration with the LDS Church History Museum and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, "Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis" offers visitors insight into how art embodies... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Big-screen classics in April include ‘The Sound of Music,’ film noirs

Lots of classic films will play in a variety of theatrical venues throughout April, including the 50th anniversary presentation of “The Sound of Music.” Read more »

March 26, 2015

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'The Lion King' booked for Eccles Theater in spring 2017

"The Lion King" has been booked for the George S. and DorÉ Eccles Theater in spring 2017, officials announced Thursday morning. The theater, under construction at 151 S. Main in Salt Lake... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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'The Weegee Guide to New York' shows mid-20th century city

A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one. Read more »

March 25, 2015

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Theater review: A lot to love in Pioneer Theatre Company’s ‘I Hate Hamlet’

There are sparkling performances to savor in Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of “I Hate Hamlet," which offers affectionate amusement for grown-up theatergoers in search of an... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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BYU graduates work with Al Fox, Connor O'Leary, Elaine Bradley to create inspiring children's books

Ben Ehlert and Mitchell Stevens have created a crowdsourcing model for children's book publishing that helps anyone become an author. In March, they announced collaborations with Al Fox, Connor... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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'Insurgent' seizes top spot; 'The Gunman' misfires

Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." Read more »

March 22, 2015

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