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Tech-heavy 'Nerve's' style wrestles its substance into a cinematic stalemate

The concept behind “Nerve’s” plot is interesting enough, and its myriad messages are certainly noble.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of 'Hamilton,' says goodbye

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," made a subdued final bow Saturday alongside two other departing stars in the show that has become a cultural phenomenon. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Indian rapper targets US chemical giant in bid for damages

A South Indian rapper is targeting Dow Chemical with rhymes — demanding the U.S. company pay more in victims' compensation and environmental damages stemming from a horrific chemical gas leak... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Macy's City Creek Center issues call for candy window display artists

Macy’s City Creek Center is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a holiday-themed candy window display, according to a news release. The theme is Sinclair Oil's 100th... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Eclectic mix of movies in various genres arrives on DVD, Blu-ray this week

A moving documentary about a rape survivor, a couple of kids flicks, uplifting independent films and Hollywood-genre staples are all represented in an eclectic collection of DVD and Blu-ray... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Kohl's Cares back-to-school collection features Clifford the Big Red Dog

A new selection of items with a back-to-school theme, many featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, is available at Kohl’s stores through September as part of the Kohl’s Cares program,... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Book review: 'Neither Snow Nor Rain' is a compelling history of the US Postal Service

America's postal system, which dates back to colonial times, remains vital even now, as demonstrated in Devin Leonard's "Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service." Read more »

July 9, 2016

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2 recently released books offer a spin on the story of Peter Pan

Two recently released books, "Unhooked" and "Everland," offer a spin on the well-known story of Peter Pan. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Kiersten White's novel 'And I Darken' explores what if Vlad the Impaler was female

Author Kiersten White explores if Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Dracula, was female — Ladislav, known as Lada. "And I Darken" explores the formative childhood of Lada and Radu and also what... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Music studies are hard, lonely work for Juilliard-trained Utahn, 'but it's always worth it'

Sherri Jensen wanted a farm to instill work ethic and responsibility in her 8 children. She used music instead, and one of them has graduated from Juilliard with a master's degree in viola... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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'Secret Life of Pets' is more or less your standard talking animal movie (+Points for parents)

Even though the heart of the film is fairly routine, “Secret Life of Pets” is bracketed with explicit acknowledgment of the unique relationship between loving owners and their pets. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Hamblin & Peterson: How the Father and the Son were depicted in early Christian art

Ancient and medieval Christian art illustrates some of the difficulties and controversies of Christian theology over the centuries. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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LDS author who lost battle with cancer shows love conquers cancer in final book 'See You in the Morning'

In her final work, "See You in the Morning," Pamela S. Williams displays the power that love wields even in the face of cancer. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Players in hunt for Pokemon Go monsters feel real-world pain

Beware: "Pokemon Go," a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Game review and interview: Paperback is a world of buying and building words

Paperback is a card-based deck-building game by local game designer Tim Fowers. Players are aspiring novelists trying to write their ticket to fame. Will they rise to the top of the stack or end up... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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‘I was completely taken with her’: Colbert shares on how he fell for his wife (+video)

Stephen Colbert talks about how the "scales fell from (his) eyes" before he met his wife. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Game review: Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition: Survive the zombie apocalypse

Dawn of the Zeds 3rd edition board game by Victory Point Games is all about surviving an onslaught of horrible zombies. The U.S. town of Farmingdale is being attacked from multiple areas. Players... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Moving 'Music of Strangers' celebrates the cultural voices of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble

“The Music of Strangers” is a moving and contemplative portrait of a powerful subject, and an argument for how much of that power is dependent on the people who create it. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts dedicated as new home for Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City was dedicated Thursday morning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Five for Families: Films based on Roald Dahl books

The stories of an oversized peach, a magical chocolate factory and a girl with special powers have transformed Roald Dahl's books into some iconic films. The imagination of the English storyteller... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Wizards acquire Trey Burke, sign 3 others

Burke was the No. 9 overall choice in the 2013 NBA draft out of Michigan and has averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 assists in three seasons with Utah, mostly as a starter for the first two but only as a... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Streaming is making inroads but DVDs and Blu-rays are far from 'dead'

The internet is full of doomsayers claiming that “discs are dead,” but DVDs and Blu-rays are doing fine, thank you, and show no signs of waning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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11 popular misconceptions about Tarzan and his adventures

A brief list of a few things you might think you know about Edgar Rice Burroughs' iconic character but probably have wrong. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Sexism or no sexism, 'Ghostbusters' doesn't look very funny

“If you don’t see ‘Ghostbusters,’ you’re a misogynist” doesn’t strike me as a very effective marketing tagline. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Summer at the cinema: Theaters offer summer movie options geared toward children, families

Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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A Hamilton tale too tall? Group disputes tomcat story

In the song "A Winter's Ball" in the smash Broadway hit "Hamilton," Aaron Burr's character sings of Alexander Hamilton's delight for women, including the tale that Martha Washington named her feral... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Amy Iverson: Anonymous apps that parents should delete from their kids' phones

There are a slew of anonymous apps out there that teens are using. Anonymity online has become a useful and scary tool for cyberbullying. This article talks about ways kids are using these apps,... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Bountiful Handcart Days set for July 22-23

The Bountiful Handcart Days festivities will be held Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, and will include a parade, entertainment, food and games. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How 'geeky families' can love tech but also set limits

The process of mutual sharing in media consumption was the topic of a panel during FanXperience, and several experts shared perspectives on how such practices can protect children and encourage... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Photos: 5 local chefs compete to represent Utah in Great American Seafood Cook-off

Five chefs showcase their best seafood dish with the hopes of winning a chance to represent Utah at the 2016 Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors changes the NBA landscape

The Warriors already were a super team before one of the league's most unstoppable scorers decided to leave Oklahoma City for the Bay Area. Though not everyone is anointing them next year's champions. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Joey Chestnut regains championship in annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut regained the Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, ousting Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie of the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Photos: Tim McGraw performs at Stadium of Fire

Tim McGraw performs at 36th annual Stadium of Fire at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Fireworks, franks, festivities: Americans mark July Fourth

From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention

Donald Trump's team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month's Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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'Legend of Tarzan' looks great but can't hide its campy content (+Points for parents)

Altogether, “The Legend of Tarzan” may look great and try to take itself seriously, but it's really just a popcorn movie at heart. Treated as such, it’s plenty of fun. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel remembered at private service

Elie Wiesel was memorialized Sunday at a private service in Manhattan, as family and friends gathered and praised the endurance and eloquence of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and mourned him as one... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Global reactions to death of Holocaust survivor, author Elie Wiesel

Global reactions to the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, 87, author of "Night." His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Book review: 'Loving Leah' is a journey through war-torn historical America

When Mormon Leah Donaldson gets a job as a governess to two children whose mother has died and father is away at war, she isn't ready for the love she feels for them, or the trouble that awaits her... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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AP source: Al Horford picks Celtics, agreeing to $113M deal

ord ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: "Celtic Pride," it said, followed by 18 shamrocks. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Retrofitted bus provides studio for Native American artists

In this sprawling expanse of South Dakota badlands, dozens of families make ends meet by creating and selling earrings, paintings, decorated feathers, moccasins and other crafts. This community's... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Chicago park defender battles 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas and wins

The head of a small nonprofit that stood its ground and blocked "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' private museum. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Monae says film on black women at NASA key part of history

Janelle Monae says she's honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three black women who were crucial part of NASA's history, including one who helped John Glenn... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Book review: 'First Light' puts fun but predictable twist on classic fairy tales

Utah author Michele Paige Holmes offers her debut fantasy novel with a modern twist on classic fairy tales in "First Light." Read more »

July 2, 2016

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National Air and Space Museum celebrates 40th anniversary, opens renovated flight hall

The main gallery space in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., is one of the areas that reopened on the museum's 40th anniversary July 1 with new features and displays designed to... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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5 recent books offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States

In honor of the Fourth of July, here are several recently released books that offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Contador crashes at Tour de France

Alberto Contador's quest for a third Tour de France title started in the worst possible way as the Spaniard crashed during the opening stage of the three-week race on Saturday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Keillor serves up bittersweet final 'A Prairie Home Companion' in Hollywood

Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor served up a bittersweet farewell for some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl, as he hosted his final episode of the old-style radio variety show, "A Prairie Home... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s

Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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What's new: Gerald Lund's 'To Soar With Eagles' explores life in San Juan mission in southeastern Utah

Author Gerald N. Lund's "To Soar With Eagles" is the sequel to "Only the Brave," a two-volume historical fiction series based on the families that pioneered the San Juan mission in early... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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