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Utah author Matthew Kirby on young readers

Utah middle grade author Matthew J. Kirby talks about "The Arctic Code," and young readers.

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all... Read more »

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' assembles huge opening day

Iron Man and his superhero pals have bested their own opening day record with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The $250 million sequel pulled in $84.5 million from Thursday night and Friday showings,... Read more »

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Book reviews: Two novels about Mormon spy are Whitney Award finalists

Talia is 12 days into her marriage and consciously subduing her spy tendencies. She still struggles, as she makes breakfast in bed for her new husband, to compartmentalize her dangerous job and... Read more »

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LDS artist J. Kirk Richards says leaps of faith, prayer helped him find success

It’s taken more than a decade of leaps of faith, frugal living, earnest prayer and hard work, but things are working out for artist J. Kirk Richards. Read more »

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Have you seen 'Age of Ultron'? Here are 50 things you might not know about the previous Marvel films

Prior to the May 2008 release of "Iron Man" — the movie that kicked off Marvel's ongoing rule of the box office — you can hear the uncertainty in director Jon Favreau's voice.... Read more »

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American Pharoah gives Baffert 4th Derby win

The win by the sweet-striding colt gave Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his fourth Derby win, and jockey Victor Espinoza his third and second in a row. Read more »

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Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. Read more »

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Book review: Whitney finalist 'An Ocean atween Us' shares historical story of Atlantic crossing, coal mining

William Glover the Fourth is a teenager in a Scottish coal-mining town in the 1820s who has his eye on Lucie and plans to marry her in the historical novel “An Ocean atween Us,” the... Read more »

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The last season of ‘The Mentalist’ leads TV shows on DVD this week

“The Mentalist” wrapped up its seven-season series in February, and now that 13-episode final run is on DVD. Read more »

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'Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures' is a delightful addition to middle grade fantasy

Authors Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater combine forces and their obsession with adorable animals to bring young readers a delightful story that will change the way they see magical creatures... Read more »

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Book review: 'The Eternity Key' mixes adventure, Greek mythology and choices

Utah author Bree Despain’s "The Eternity Key," the second book in her Into the Dark series, is an adventurous story that brings its own modern twists to Greek mythology and goes beyond the... Read more »

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Book review: 'Natural Born Heroes' is a fast-paced, enlightening tale of everyday heroes

“Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance,” weaves back and forth between past and present to show how people have developed... Read more »

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Book review: Method meets intuition and flourishes in 'Straight Talk' parenting book

Vicki Hoefle's "Straight Talk" parenting book pairs trust-your-gut advice with proven strategies to help parents raise "grow" children to become capable adults. Read more »

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Book review: ‘An Ember in the Ashes’ is a thrilling fantasy drenched in violence

A slave and a fighter find themselves in the middle of secret plots and a quest for power in the action-packed novel "An Ember in the Ashes," by Sabaa Tahir. Read more »

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'Thousands of layers': Utah Opera prepares state premiere of Stravinsky's 'The Rake's Progress' for season finale

For its 2014-15 season finale, Utah Opera will stage the Utah premiere of Igor Stravinsky's “The Rake's Progress” May 9-17 at the Capitol Theatre. Read more »

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Theater advance: Hale Orem's state premiere of 'Big Fish' musical has 'great message'

“Big Fish," to be staged by Hale Center Theater Orem in its state premiere, has "a charming and beautiful story, and it has a great message to it,” said director Chris Clark. Read more »

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B.B. King in home hospice care, his website says

usician B.B. King is in home hospice care in Las Vegas, according to his official website. Read more »

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Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting

The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for anti-globalization protests. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Local dancers shine in new television ballroom show 'America's Ballroom Challenge'

Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo are locally trained ballroom dancers who are part of the returning PBS series "America's Ballroom Challenge." Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Murano is filled with decisions, strategies

Murano is a board game by Mayfair Games based on the real city of Murano, Italy— a city consisting of a group of small islands and known for its beautiful glassmaking. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Gamelyn Games offers 2 terrific fantasy games

Gamelyn Games provides friends and families all over the world with memorable gaming experiences through thought-provoking and togetherness-driven entertainment. This review covers two of their games. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Fauna board game is fun, family friendly and filled with animals

Animals are everywhere in Fauna, a board game by FoxMind for two to six players. Players are testing their knowledge about the animal world. The game is educational, fun and family friendly. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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'Merchants of Doubt' attacks climate change skeptics

“Merchants of Doubt” will be much more effective at confirming viewpoints than changing them. But regardless of where you fall on climate change, this film will make you think hard... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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'Age of Ultron' is the next stone in Marvel's monument to summer blockbuster excellence

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is an awesome spectacle, built on a foundation of well-developed characters we’ve spent years watching in previous films. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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