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'Fire is catching,' so catch up with Katniss

For those who may not be as familiar with the trilogy, here's what you need to know.

You can't judge a book by its cover — or by any rating system

Rating systems exist for movies, television and music. Should there also be a rating system for books? Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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'Frozen' co-director visits BYU, tells animation students he's passing the torch to them

Chris Buck, a Walt Disney Animation Studios director and animator, visited Brigham Young University on Tuesday and addressed students in the animation department. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Social media ineptness helped fund film 'Still Waters'

Sometimes not knowing what you're doing with social media pays off. It did — literally — for the filmmakers behind "Behind Still Waters," an indie movie that was funded through one of... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of an ad-free subscription service and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Idaho businessman produces a board game for the 'Ages'

Duel of Ages is a popular board game created from the mind of Brett Murrell, an Idaho businessman and software engineer. The board game has won numerous awards, sold more than 50,000 copies and... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: DNA might have something to say about what siblings have in common

Sometimes I wonder how much my relationship with my family is shaped by shared experiences and how much it's shaped by shared genes. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Series books for middle-grade readers

Several recent series books are appropriate for middle-grade readers. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Linda & Richard Eyre: A better Thanksgiving tradition

Years ago, Thanksgiving weekend for our growing family was a time to scramble around seeing grandparents and trying to get started on some Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving Day itself was all about... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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10 tips for involving young cooks at Thanksgiving

Do your kids want to help with Thanksgiving dinner? They can! With a little extra time, age-appropriate assignments and kid-friendly tasks, your young chefs will succeed in the kitchen. Start them... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Salt Lake County seeks input for parks and recreation master plan

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation planners will be holding another round of public meetings to discuss the master plan process to shape the future of county parks and recreation facilities. The... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Spotify CEO bemoans Swift exiting the service

Spotify's Swedish CEO voiced disappointment Tuesday that Taylor Swift pulled her music off the popular music streaming service, denying claims it's making money "on the backs of artists." Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Stars urge greater involvement in veterans affairs

While the Department of Veterans Affairs restructures itself to improve access to its services, celebrity advocates for veterans continue to urge everyday Americans to consider the community's... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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For video games, a trek to more exotic locales

At the beginning of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," the recently released installment in Activision's blockbuster military shooter franchise, the player is dumped from the sky in a drop pod onto... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Sharing music: a personal holiday gift made easy by tech

Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Ballet West's 'Giselle' is spellbinding

Playing with a storyline as old as "Giselle" was a chancy move for Ballet West's artistic staff. Arolyn Williams in the drama-heavy title role persuaded audiences it was a risk worth taking. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Utah Symphony continues Mahler cycle

The Utah Symphony will continue its two-season Mahler symphony cycle during its performances on Nov. 14-15 at 8 p.m. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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'Writing Excuses': Authors share tips, discuss crafting stories in award-winning podcast

The "Writing Excuses" podcast featuring authors Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal and cartoonist Howard Tayler is aimed at those who want to write fiction, but even nonwriters can... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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At its heart, sci-fi epic ‘Interstellar’ is really about how much we care about family

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Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for “Interstellar.” Christopher Nolan’s latest foray into filmmaking comes in the form of “Interstellar” — a film... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Book review: Biography shares a short overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower's life

Condensing the life of one of America's most well respected generals, who also served two influential terms as president, into less than 150 pages is an ambitious task. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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12 books that illuminate the origins of World War I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Several books brilliantly explore the origins of the conflict, and offer different perspectives on how the war began. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Book review: 'The First Eagles' pays tribute to American aviators

“The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces who Flew with the RAF in World War I," by Gavin Mortimer, explores American pilots who flew and fought for the British in World War I. The book... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Bill Cosby's art paired with African art at Smithsonian

Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Jimmy Kimmel Halloween prank brings tears to eyes of kids (+video)

Jimmy Kimmel brought tears to the eyes of many children recently. But they weren't tears of joy. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2013

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Book review: 'The Raven Boys' dives into psychic suspense

Maggie Stiefvater's newest book, "The Raven Boys," pulls young adult readers into an intense telepathic adventure. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2012

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