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A black and white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

These films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s holiday.

Home-cooked and healthy: Food blogger, chefs offer advice for healthy meals at home

Sara Wells of Our Best Bites and chefs from the Park City Culinary Institute share tips for making healthy meals at home. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City celebrates 50th anniversary

The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, now in its 50th season, brings in some of the biggest names in classical music for its concert series each year. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'A visual extravaganza': Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company to perform Alwin Nikolais compilation 'Illusions' in S.L., then NYC

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform “Illusions,” a lively, bright compilation of the works of Alwin Nikolais, at Capitol Theatre on Jan. 29 and 30 before traveling to New York... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Abe Vigoda, sunken-eyed character actor, dead at 94

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'Swiss Army Man' befuddles as it muses on life and flatulence

In the opening sequence of "Swiss Army Man," actor Paul Dano pilots a human jet ski across the ocean on the power of its flatulence. The human jet ski is a dead body played by Daniel Radcliffe,... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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4 video games from 2015 that may be of interest to families

These four games were released at various points in 2015 but are still good options for families to consider post-holidays. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'No Excuses' tells gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond's story of faith, success despite trials

"No Excuses" tells the story of Aimee Walker-Pond, an elite gymnast who defeated all odds to fulfill her dreams of becoming an elite gymnast despite the fact that she is deaf and blind in one eye. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Book review: ‘Audrey and Bill’ tells of romance, heartbreak of Hollywood’s greatest stars

The story of a whirlwind romance between two of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, is told in Edward Z. Epstein’s novel “Audrey and Bill.” Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Book review: 'Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread' is something you can't unread for better or worse

The author of "Fight Club" is back with a collection of short stories called "Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread." And just like the title suggests, these stories are often hard to unread. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Final twist can't save half-hearted 'The Boy'

A horror film has one job: it’s supposed to scare you. “The Boy” isn’t scary, and director William Brent Bell doesn’t do near enough elsewhere to make up for it. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Clinton courts youth with celebs, but many prefer Sanders

Hillary Clinton has a lot of celebrity pals on her side, like actress Lena Dunham and singers Katy Perry or Demi Lovato, the latter of whom belted out hits at a campaign concert at the University... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Pathfinder Role-playing Game: In 'Bestiary 5' book, the new monsters have arrived

The monsters are back! And there are more than 300 of them. The Pathfinder Role-playing Game now has a fifth volume, "Bestiary 5," in the popular bestiary series, filled with brand-new fiends and... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Champions of Midgard board game review: A stellar Viking adventure story

At the core of a wonderful new Viking-themed game called Champions of Midgard from Grey Fox Games is the management of workers who perform different tasks in the game. It accommodates two to four... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Pope Francis answers questions from children in new book

"Dear Pope Francis," 10-year-old Mohammed begins, "Will the world be again as it was in the past?" Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Romania probes hundreds of books written by prisoners

Romania's crackdown on corruption and fraud in recent years has created a sudden and unexpected literary boom, as prisoners publish hundreds of non-fiction books on subjects as varied as soccer,... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

J.K. Rowling's latest honor isn't only for her writing. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Miss Utah Model International shares story of conversion to LDS faith

Joining the LDS Church came with sacrifice for Wilmara Pierce. The young Brazilian model paused her career to embrace life as a missionary. Recently named Miss Utah Model International, she shares... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Friends, family join Celine Dion in service for husband

A veiled, expressionless Céline Dion sat in silence at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica on Friday as she, along with hundreds of her friends, family members and fans mourned the loss of her... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Book review: 'Rise of the Wolf' shares adventures of escaped slave, magic in ancient Rome

Nicolas Calvera, the runaway slave with a magical amulet from "Mark of the Thief," finds himself once again a prisoner. But when the Praetors of Rome locate and capture his mother, Nic finds... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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VP of Random House who worked with Dr. Seuss to speak at UVU Book Academy

Vice president and associate publishing director of Random House, who worked on six books with Dr. Seuss and helped complete his lost manuscript "What Pet Should I Get?" will be the keynote speaker... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Author Ally Carter shares inspiration for Embassy Row series

Author Ally Carter shares the inspiration for her latest young adult spy thriller series, Embassy Row, the second book of which — titled "See How They Run" — was recently released. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Book review: ‘Comics Squad, No. 2: Lunch!’ is a great read for graphic novel fans

Brimming with hilarious, clean humor, ‘Comics Squad, No. 2: Lunch!’ is a new graphic novel that can delight children of all ages. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Book review: America attempts to recover from EMP attack in novel 'One Year After'

William R. Forstchen's new novel, "One Year After," is the sequel to his 2009 novel, "One Second After," in which the United States is devastated by an EMP attack. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Book review: 'His Right Hand' is an intriguing, uncomfortable mystery

Utah author Mette Ivie Harrison, who is LDS, shares perspectives on some LDS Church history, temples and cultural customs in "His Right Hand" that aren’t always easy to read in a novel. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater to begin season with new seats

The Ziegfeld Theater has received a donation of seats from the Jordan Landing Cinemark movie theater. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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All Broadway shows on Saturday shutter as snow builds in NYC

All Broadway shows — both matinees and evening performances — were cancelled Saturday after New York state officials declared a weather emergency. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies based on Disney attractions

The Disney resorts feature many rides and attractions. From bears and robots to pirates and ghosts, several movies have been based on those themes. Here are five movies based on Disney theme-park... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Sundance's Salt Lake City gala film highlights women, minorities

Gov. Gary Herbert shared the red carpet Friday with actors Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi and Margo Martindale at the Salt Lake City gala film premiere at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Pioneer Theatre Company premieres engaging, fresh 'Two Dollar Bill'

With its sophisticated staging, original story and quality performances, “Two Dollar Bill” is engaging all the way through. The show runs through Jan. 30 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘The Intern,’ ‘Everest’ are on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The funny and warm comedy “The Intern” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with the thrilling true story “Everest.” Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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'X-Files' revival aims to prove that the truth is still out there

It has been 14 years since “The X-Files” aired on television and eight years since Agents Mulder and Scully last appeared together on the big screen. On Jan. 24, Fox is reviving the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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'The 5th Wave': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "The 5th Wave." Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Chris Hicks: When the world’s in peril in the movies, teenagers come to the rescue

Teenagers are called upon to save the world in most apocalyptic sci-fi flicks these days, but would they really get off the couch to do that? Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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'5th Wave' feels like postapocalyptic young adult deja vu

If “The 5th Wave” is any indication, the well of young adult creativity is running dry. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Are the Academy Awards racist?

Many are criticizing this year's Oscars because there are no people of color in any major awards categories. But it's hard to determine whether that's because of racism. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Redford at Sundance: ‘Film is not in a good place'

Robert Redford, the godfather of the Sundance Film Festival, didn't hesitate Thursday when he declared that film "is not in a good place." Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Looking for diversity, Hollywood could turn on the TV

As Hollywood continues to be battered by a backlash to the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations and in the film industry at large, it doesn't have to look far for inspiration: Just turn on... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Embracing the story: Sundance Film Festival offers younger audiences exposure to independent, foreign films

Allowing younger audiences to “embrace” foreign and independent films and the lessons they convey is among the primary goals of the Sundance Film Festival’s Sundance Kids program... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Filmmakers looking for video footage of Alpine

Filmmakers are looking for video footage of Alpine in 1970s for a documentary that is being produced on former BYU artists Dennis Smith, Gary Smith, Trevor Southey and Neil Hadlock. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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IDW Games spotlight: Fire and Axe: A Viking Saga and The Game card game reviews

Founded in 1999, IDW is a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. The company's roots are in publishing award-winning comic books. In 2014, IDW Games launched and found success. This is a review... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Sundance documentary 'Newtown' explores how a city rebuilds after crippling grief

While the Sandy Hook shooting may be an extreme example of families trying to heal after a huge loss, director Kim Snyder’s “Newtown” has a lot to teach its audience about grief,... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Scully, Mulder, paranoia return in 'The X-Files' reboot

"The X-Files" creator Chris Carter is pleased to update the original template with his 21st-century unease. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are glad to be playing opposite each other again as... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release delayed to Dec. 2017

The release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" has been delayed from May 2017 to December 2017. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Stork delivers a 6-foot bundle of joy to Hogle Zoo

Willow, a 6-day-old giraffe, rests near her mother, Pogo, at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Edgar Allen Poe's birthday: The 34 greatest poets of all time

Edgar Allen Poe was born on this day in 1809. Poetry — one of the most important and time-honored forms of literature in the world — brought us greats like William Shakespeare and... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Hanging on when I am clearly failing at motherhood

I've been battling a case of the "Shoulds," those little thoughts that tell me I am simply not good enough. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who sang 'Take It Easy,' dies (+video and photos)

Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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UTubers: Lindsey Stirling tells viewers, 'It's OK to be different'

Whether it's on YouTube, with HuffPost Live or in her new book, Lindsey Stirling encourages her fans to be true to who they are. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: Friendship, love are tested in series-concluding 'The Last Ever After'

Sophie and Agatha, former best friends and now rivals, are on different sides of the fight for good and evil. The forces of evil have taken over their school, and now all have to decide which... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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