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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.

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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Book review: 'Fairy House' is esoteric, intricate for even adventurous crafters

"Fairy House" is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Its front cover, boasting pint-size crafts intricately crafted from natural materials, begs for the book to be picked up and flipped through. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: 'Aftermath' is a monotonous Star Wars tale

Chuck Wendig's book "Star Wars: Aftermath" attempts to tie the original trilogy of Star Wars films to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opened Dec. 18. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: 'Ultimate Spy' gives glimpse into the secret world of espionage

"Ultimate Spy" by H. Keith Melton is a spy master's encyclopedia chock-full of spy fun. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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'The Foreigner' brings big laughs to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

"The Foreigner" is so well done that it draws genuine belly laughs from the audience rather than just a gentle chuckle or two as a shy fellow who pretends he cannot speak English changes the lives... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Keith Urban calls Utah native's 'American Idol' audition 'unforgettable'

Jenn Blosil, an Orem native, auditioned for “American Idol,” receiving a golden ticket and praise from the judges. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Photos: Art museum celebrates before closing for year of renovations

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts will close Monday for a year of renovations. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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'A sense of true love': Utah Opera prepares to perform 'high-spirited' operetta 'The Merry Widow'

Utah Opera is ringing in the new year with the operetta “The Merry Widow,” which will be performed Jan. 16-24 at Capitol Theatre and features love, comedy, dance and spectacle. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Mr. Robot’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The cunning and highly entertaining TV series “Mr. Robot” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Design trends to watch for in 2016

The new year brings new design trends and ideas for home design. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies that teach acceptance, tolerance

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider as recommended by the Deseret News features department and ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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'Grizzly Adams' star Dan Haggerty dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Haggerty, the rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" about a mountain man and animal trainer, has died.... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Returned LDS missionary auditions for ‘American Idol’ to honor his mother’s memory

John Wayne Schulz returned to the "American Idol" stage this year and left once again with a golden ticket. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Messy 'Norm of the North' feels destined for early hibernation

“Norm of the North” wants to be a cute kids movie with a pro-environment message, but that message gets lost in a sea of disjointed story lines and staccato joke bits. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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12-year-old S.L. singer featured on DreamWorksTV

Ashlund Jade, a 12-year-old singer from Salt Lake City, is one of several artists featured on DreamWorksTV’s online cover song series “Songs That Stick.” The series features... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Message in 'Mustang' wrestles with its cultural extremes

"Mustang" is the story of a young girl who struggles to escape a nightmare of a home life. The film wants to send a message about old world patriarchal cultures, but it stumbles over itself to get... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 3 documentaries lead new movies on DVD, Blu-ray this week

A trio of documentaries highlights new DVDs and Blu-rays in release this week. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my — they’re all the same these days

Some of the latest rebooted movie-franchise sequels are looking more like remakes these days. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Coroner: Husband of Celine Dion, Rene Angelil, dies

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, has died at his suburban Las Vegas home, authorities said Thursday. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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4 more LDS 'American Idol' contestants going to next stage of the competition in Hollywood

Four more LDS contestants will advance to the next round of the "American Idol" competition in Los Angeles. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Alan Rickman, star of stage and 'Harry Potter,' dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Monologue-heavy 'In Jackson Heights' is an exhaustive New York portrait

“In Jackson Heights” is an exhaustive portrait of a multicultural neighborhood in Queens, New York. At three hours long, it’s an experience only for the patient — and even... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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'Revenant' leads Oscar nominations with 12, only white actors again

The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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