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Summer movie season wasn't so bad for 'the Big Six' movie studios

Hollywood is whining about the summer movie season, but every major movie studio had big hits.

Big screen 'Maze Runner' is a big dream come true for Utah author

Almost five years after “The Maze Runner” first hit shelves in October 2009, the series has gone places that James Dashner could only have imagined. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

The newest members of the "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of family roots. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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'Astoria' is a story of wealth, ambition and survival

"Astoria" is the illuminating account of adventures at sea, arduous treks through snowy mountains, dangerous deals with Native Americans and soldiering through the frontier armed only with courage... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Living Wreaths' offers instruction, inspiration for live home decor

While "Living Wreaths" aims to teach and inspire homemakers to design and assemble decorative wreaths using fresh flora, the intricate craft makes this guide most suitable as design inspiration for... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Book review: 'Black Moon' takes dark turn in tale of witches, ghosts

Be prepared in “Black Moon,” the second book in Saratoga Springs author and blogger Teri Harman’s Moonlight Trilogy, for when a dark witch that should be dead uses disturbing... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Ballet to Broadway: Two Utah-native siblings to leap into lead stage roles

Robert Fairchild and his sister, Megan Fairchild, both principal members of New York City Ballet, will take on lead roles in major Broadway productions — "An American in Paris" and "On the... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Sherry Young: The world is indeed a glorious place, and autumn is a gift

Hopefully there is still time in the autumn of our lives to make a trek with the family back to our memories. Then again, does it really matter? There are exciting things to do and beautiful places... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Cowboy Fest this weekend at Natural History Museum

The Cowboy Festival to celebrate the horse and its many contributions to the culture of Utah will be held throughout the weekend of Sept. 20-21 at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list, keeping him off team

ings announced early Wednesday morning they have placed Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Millennials read more books than their elders, Pew study finds

More millennials read books than their elders, a new Pew Research report finds. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Two big reasons to buy comic books for your kids

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Comic books are more than fodder for Hollywood movies. For some kids, they can be a gateway into a lifelong love of reading. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: The evolution of family quirks: Sharing tricks of the trade from generation to generation

I learned most of my parenting tricks from my mother and father, who learned them from their mother and father, and their grandparents. How many of the little things you do are quirks inherited... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Erin Stewart: How to survive your preschooler's loony years

Let’s take a closer look at the traits that make 3-year-olds absolutely nuts. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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'Crystal Puzzle' author shares lessons learned from a sibling with Asperger’s

“Crystal Puzzle: Growing Up with a Sister with Asperger’s," by Utah blogger and author Ashley Nance, is a charming, edifying true story of sisterhood and how the trials that come with... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Paintbrushes, fairy tales and chore charts: The life of artist Emily McPhie

Emily McPhie is both an artist and mother of four. In this interview conducted July 16, McPhie talks of finding balance between art and motherhood. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Reissued films upgraded to Blu-ray, new vintage titles are out on DVD

The latest “Star Treks,” Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday” and a sextet of “Godzilla” flicks receive Blu-ray upgrades, while vintage titles on DVD for the... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Theater review: PTC's 'Spelling Bee' buzzes with gleeful humor

Pioneer Theatre Company opens its season with a sparkling production of the comedy-filled 'Spelling Bee' that prompts not only guffaws and chuckles, but deep belly laughs as well. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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The complicated relationship between God and rap

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Why are rappers thanking God? And why are they always taking on the role of gods? Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Grand Theatre's 'Forever Plaid' offers so much to love

The Grand Theatre has hit it right on the mark with "Forever Plaid." The production is funny and sweet, and the four Plaids have the vocal skills and charm to pull it off almost effortlessly. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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'The Addams Family' has clever Utah Valley premiere at the SCERA Center for the Arts

The Utah County premiere of "The Addams Family" is a gem inspired by the popular TV show about a strange and funny family with spooky ideas. Director Shawn Mortensen knew it would work for the SCERA. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

There are so many rocks in Gaelic territories that everything is made from them: walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles — did I also mention walls — abbeys and... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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‘Spenser: For Hire,’ ‘Midnight Special’ now on DVD for the first time

The long-awaited DVD debut of “Spenser: For Hire” has finally arrived, along with ’70s music from “The Midnight Special.” Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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