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Old-fashioned soda shops making comeback along the Wasatch Front

A sense of community and atmosphere are part of the appeal, but it's really all about the drinks.

Theater review: Grand Theatre's 'Little Shop of Horrors' makes for fun evening of entertainment

"Little Shop of Horrors" offers up a wonderful 90 minutes of frighteningly funny Halloween (or anytime, really) comedy. The plotline is a little thin, but the story is amusing and unusual, and the... Read more »

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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' during World Series

The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Read more »

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

National Edition

For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

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Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Read more »

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World War II drama 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. Read more »

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On the road to find peace — and the world's funniest person

It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes... Read more »

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Rock star Steven Tyler encourages drug court graduates

Although he performed before a crowd of 20,000 a few nights ago, rock 'n' roll superstar Steven Tyler admitted to a touch of nerves as he addressed 11 Maui Drug Court graduates and their families... Read more »

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Brad Pitt war film wraps up London Film Festival

Brad Pitt was bringing the London Film Festival to a storming conclusion Sunday with "Fury," David Ayer's mud- and blood-splattered tale of a tank crew in the closing days of World War II. Read more »

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3 Stooges collection with a ‘lost’ short leads vintage titles new to DVD

A new collection of Three Stooges shorts on DVD includes one that was considered lost until a copy was found in January 2013. Other DVD-debuting vintage titles star George Arliss, Bette Davis and... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Illusions of Fate' twists together choices, magic

Jessamin, who left her tropical island home country of Melei for the gray and very proper Albion to continue her studies, is thrown into a magical power struggle between two nobles in Kiersten... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Still Life' ends Books of Elsewhere series with rapid-fire adventures

In "Still Life," the fifth and last book in the Books of Elsewhere series by Jacqueline West, Olive discovers people hidden in the frames of the murals drawn by Aldous McMartin. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Hotwire' continues the Christy novels with adventure, romance, excitement

Christy is a full-fledged agent for Division 57 and is assigned a team for her next adventure in "Hotwire" by local author Cindy Hogan. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Redeemed' features magical battle between good, evil

Vampyre fledgling Zoey Redbird is back and ready to take on her most difficult challenge in "Redeemed." She must face her former mentor in the ultimate battle of good and evil. For Zoey, this... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Snow Like Ashes' enfolds readers in a fantastical world

"Snow Like Ashes" by Sara Raasch is a riveting young adult fantasy filled with intriguing magic. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan shares his 'Love Story' about food

Jim Gaffigan is not a chef or even a foodie, but the stand-up comedian feels perfectly qualified to write a 340-page book about food. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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Shannon and Dean Hale introduce a superhero princess in 'The Princess in Black'

Princess Magnolia does things a proper princess should do, but she will become the Princess in Black to prevent monsters from coming into her kingdom in the first book in a new series titled "The... Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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LDS Film Festival is seeking entries

The LDS Film Festival is calling for entries for its 2015 festival, which is set to take place March 4-7 at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2014

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‘The Honorable Woman’ leads TV shows new to DVD this week

The complex BBC miniseries “The Honorable Woman” arrives on DVD this week, leading an array of TV shows new to home video. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Petition calls for Disney animated films to show heroes with Down syndrome

history of human storytelling, the flawed hero is as old as the story of Achilles that the ancient Greeks once told one another on the Acropolis hillside. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Veteran stuntmen become directors with 'John Wick'

Chad Stahelski and David Leitch speak in shorthand when it comes to shooting sprees. Also mixed martial arts throw-downs, crazy car crashes and escaping explosions. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Arabs from Israel risk arrest to compete in 'Arab Idol' show

Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition, but the journey Manal Mousa, 25, and Haitham Khalaily, 24, have taken from their villages in Israel to the... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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ValueSpeak: Queen of Yes

The main difference between the two top women of my early life was Jean’s inability to say “no” to anything. Whereas Mom could nix an idea before the words had even come together... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Steve Eaton: Boxing class prepares student for parking lot confrontation

I am now taking a boxing class to pound away at my extra pounds. And while I am not always, however, a willing participant, I have to admit it did prepare me for a parking lot confrontation. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued that it would harm their son. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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