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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.

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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North Salt Lake to host Polynesian Cultural Festival next weekend

The North Salt Lake Live Polynesian Cultural Festival will be held next weekend. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Elysium and Witness: Two exciting and unique board games by Asmodee

Two board games of recent note from publisher Asmodee Editions are Elysium and Witness. Elysium was nominated for the 2015 German Kennerspiel award and requires strategy and card play. Witness is... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Fall 2015 TV lineup makes familiar ideas fresh

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This fall's TV offerings are full of superheroes, familiar set ups and new takes on old formats. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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‘Star Wars’ finds space at Disneyland, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida

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A galaxy far, far away is coming to the happiest place on Earth. Walt Disney Co. announced Saturday that it will create 14-acre “Star Wars”-themed areas for Disneyland in Anaheim and... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Box office numbers: 'Straight Outta Compton' goes straight to the top; 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' struggles

The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Sesame Street is moving to HBO, raising some questions for parents

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Sesame Street is the backbone of PBS's programming. Now it's headed to HBO. The move is good for business, and Sesame Street's longevity, but perhaps bad for the egalitarian spirit at the show's core. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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Book review: '#Eternity' shares wisdom, advice to lead toward eternal marriage

Geared toward young people, "#Eternity" emphasizes 10 fundamental doctrines found in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" that create and sustain happy marriage. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2015

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'Star Wars' themed land planned at Disney parks

Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Colin Trevorrow to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

The force will awaken in just 125 days, but "Star Wars" fans didn't learn anything new about the film at Disney's D23 convention on Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Hunting for Hemingway in Yellowstone country

Ernest Hemingway first arrived at the Clarks Fork River valley on July 13, 1931, bouncing along Yellowstone National Park's gravel roads in a Ford Model A roadster until he reached one of the... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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'Guys and Dolls' at CenterPoint is lively, enjoyable

Jennie Richardson, co-director of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's production of the classic "Guys and Dolls," promised to change things up, and she has done that. The result is a mixed bag with some... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Book review: Mom-son duo offer advice in 'Base Hits and Home Run Relationships'

Men and women of all relationship statuses can benefit from this practical and fun dating and marriage baseball-themed guide titled "Base Hits and Home Run Relationships." Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Battling the wind, rain and tigers in Cache Valley

The ovation went on and on. Michael Ballam had just sung “The Impossible Dream” from Utah Festival Opera’s “Man of La Mancha” and — true to form — he... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Book review: 'On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies' offers angler wisdom

Chadd VanZanten and Russ Beck's collection of essays, "On Fly-Fishing the Northern Rockies," reflects their passion for fly-fishing as well as some down-to-earth, humorously offered wisdom. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Chris Hicks: New ‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Mythbusters’ Blu-ray/DVD releases this week

A new collection of “Mythbusters” episodes, along with the latest seasons of “Orphan Black,” “Person of Interest,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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12 picture books that share summer adventures

These 12 picture books that have recently crossed our desks share an adventure, whether it’s a plan that goes unexpectedly awry, learning a new skill, making a new friend or taking a trip and... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Hale Center Theater Orem's ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to highlight hope amid uncertainty

Hale Center Theater Orem's newest play, the Tony Award-winning "The Diary of Anne Frank," runs Aug. 21-Sept. 26. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2015

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Pathfinder book offers lots of fantasy pawn miniatures

Collecting and painting miniatures can be expensive and time consuming, but the wizards at Paizo Publishing have produced a solution: Pathfinder Pawns. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Quantum review: A dice-rolling board game of space domination

Quantum by publisher Passport Game Studios trashes the mold for game design by providing a changeable modular board, six-sided dice ships and easy-to-learn rules. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Pathfinder role-playing game: Non-player characters

Monsters are an important part of fantasy games, but what about non-player characters. The Pathfinder role-playing game provides a variety of supplements that help bring NPCs to life such as the... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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'Granite Flats' brought new meaning to family friendly programming

BYUtv announced the cancellation of "Granite Flats" on June 25. In its three seasons, the series quickly attracted a diverse audience. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Lindsey Stirling graduates from Brigham Young University, performs at convocation

World-famous violinist Lindsey Stirling graduates and performs at Brigham Young University Friday. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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'Listen To Me Marlon' offers candid insight into a Hollywood legend

In a way, “Listen to Me Marlon” is an autobiographical documentary. Director Stevan Riley has used years of actor Marlon Brando’s personal audio recordings to create a... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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HBO to carry 'Sesame Street'; PBS to continue airing show

The Muppets, longtime residents of PBS, are getting a second home at HBO. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2015

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