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'Maze Runner,' based on Utah author's novel, leads box office, gets sequel

Dashner said he was hoping to enjoy the experience and not worry about box-office numbers or critical reception.

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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Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Kendrick Lamar says Taylor Swift's kind remarks help himself, hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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6 science-fiction and fantasy movies inspired by the Bible

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Not all biblical films are direct retellings of Bible stories. In fact, these common stories actually have connections back to the Bible. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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When it comes to TV's future, Millennials hold the remote

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According to a new study, many Millennials plan to say goodbye to cable and in doing so, change the entire industry. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised... Read more »

Sept. 14, 2014

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'The Simpsons' toast 25 years with songs and stars

Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart came to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 25 years of "The Simpsons." Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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The changing definition of 'TV': What parents need to know about today's television content

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For parents in today's world, keeping tabs on their children's media consumption can seem like an impossible task. As standards in the television world lower and content gets edgier, here are... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Doctor Who’ lead new TV shows on DVD

Tom Selleck in “Blue Bloods,” the “Avengers” TV spinoff “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the new “Doctor Who” lead DVD releases of recent... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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