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'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

Its unlikely that "Hail, Caesar!" will be listed among the Coen brothers' greater triumphs.

'Star Wars' tops DiCaprio in 'Revenant' to stay No. 1

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stayed on top of the North American box office for the fourth straight weekend, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant," and becoming the third-largest... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'Fixer Upper' co-host shares how God guides her life

Joanna Gaines, co-host of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper," shared how God has guided her life in a video on Vimeo. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Pioneer Theatre Company to stage world premiere of 'Two Dollar Bill'

Pioneer Theatre Company will stage the world premiere of "Two Dollar Bill," written by T.J. Brady, Jan. 15-30. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: Fast-paced mystery 'The Ring of Remaliha' holds many twists and turns

"The Ring of Remaliha" is a fast-paced mystery as Egyptologist April Tanner tries to untangle the mystery behind an ancient ring. Plot twists and turns keep the reader guessing until the last line. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' points to series' future

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is a welcome return to the Millennium series featuring Lisbeth Salander, but it fails to capture the spirit of the original works. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'Legally and Lawfully Yours' falls flat of author Anita Stansfield's standard

The overall feeling from "Legally and Lawfully Yours" is that LDS romance novelist Anita Stansfield felt both uninspired and pressed by deadlines. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Virgin's Spy' is brutal, thrilling addition to Tudor literature

"The Virgin's Spy" is the brutal, unforgiving, romantic and thrilling story of Queen Elizabeth I and those in her closest circles. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Caregiver's Journey' offers practical, compassionate advice

Todd F. Cope's book "The Caregiver's Journey" offers primary caregivers and their families practical and compassionate advice with a touch of humor. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Mariposa Hotel' offers trio of resort romances

The third offering in the Tangerine Street Romance series, "The Mariposa Hotel" dabbles in the lives of hotel guests and employees who cannot escape the draw of love. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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'The Foreigner' to visit CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Though “The Foreigner” has been performed locally in recent years, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production will be different from what's gone before, according to director Jennie... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 2 British TV thrillers based on Agatha Christie stories now on Blu-ray, DVD

Agatha Christie’s “Partners in Crime” is on Blu-ray and DVD, as are a number of other TV series released this week. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Girl gets surprise from military mom while auditioning for 'American Idol'

Tristan McIntosh, 15, thought she would audition for "American Idol" without her mom who was serving in the military overseas. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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UTubers: Alex Boye releases new music video, 'African Hipster,' as a tribute to African fans

Alex Boye, a singer known for "Africanizing" music, released a new music video on Jan. 6, "African Hipster." Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Creepy 'The Forest' wastes its potential on easy scares

For a movie that spends so much time talking about psychology, “The Forest” seems awfully willing to settle for easy scares. That’s too bad, because director Jason Zada’s... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Classic board games get new editions

Fury of Dracula, Runebound and Mission: Red Planet have recently been re-released in new editions by Fantasy Flight Games. The new editions boast new artwork and streamlined rules. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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January isn't the greatest month for movies

Traditionally, January is Hollywood's dumping ground for truly awful movies, and this January looks to be no exception. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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George Lucas elaborates on his reaction to 'The Force Awakens'

The creator of the Star Wars universe doesn't seem as in love with J.J. Abrams' sequel as everyone else. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘The Walk’ and ‘Captive’ come to home video this week

“The Walk” and “Captive,” two thrillers that are based on true stories, have arrived on home video this week, along with many other titles that played in theaters last year. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: From ‘Butch Cassidy’ to ‘Maltese Falcon,’ classics coming to local theaters

From “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” to “Pretty in Pink” to “The Maltese Falcon,” a wide range of classic films will be playing in local movie theaters... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Utah musician Anastasia Magamedova named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist

Anastasia Magamedova, a 17-year-old pianist from Utah, was named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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'Star Wars' Monopoly to include Rey after girl complains

The "Star Wars" version of Monopoly will add a game piece based on the female character Rey after an 8-year-old girl wrote to game maker Hasbro complaining about the omission and telling them:... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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LeVar Burton says time is right for 'Roots' remake

LeVar Burton, who starred in the influential 1970s miniseries "Roots," said the remake is arriving at a crucial time. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Why aren't smart TVs very clever?

Turns out that smart TVs can be, well, pretty dumb. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Book review: 'Unforgettable' is packed with adventures of CIA agent who can't be remembered

Nat Morgan is entirely forgettable — no person or computer can remember him after he’s been away for 60 seconds. It’s helpful in his career choice as a CIA agent in local author... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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3 friends take on an unwanted houseguest in ‘The Nerd’ at Hale Center Theater Orem

"The Nerd," a comedy set in the '80s, is Hale Center Theater Orem's newest show. It runs through Feb. 6. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Are you raising an entitled brat?

Learn the warning signs and what to do to fight the "me, me, me" culture. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Book review: 'CIA Street Smarts for Women' empowers women to protect themselves

"CIA Street Smarts for Women: Spy Skills to Tell the Prince from the Predator" provides practical advice for the sometimes-perilous waters of relationships. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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'Star Wars' box office surpasses 'Titanic,' 'Jurassic World'

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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5 novels feature twists on fairy tales, well-known stories

These recently released books, including some by local authors, feature twists on fairy tales and other well-known stories. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Book review: 'The Cenote' is a fantastical tale with real-life lessons

When Lark and Sandpiper find themselves in an arranged marriage, they have to sort through the legend and the lies to recognize what true love really means in BYU graduate Chelsea Dyreng's "The... Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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'A Timeless Romance Anthology: Sarah M. Eden British Isles Collection' bubbles with historical romance

With six novellas, all by Sarah Eden, this latest addition to the Timeless Romance Anthology series brings historical romance to readers in the present. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts to close temporarily but continue programming, community ties

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts will close Jan. 18 for renovation — but not before throwing a big party and sharing with the public an exciting roster of continued programming for 2016. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Natalie Cole, master of past and present styles

She began as a 1970s soul singer hyped as the next Aretha Franklin and peaked in the 1990s as an old-fashioned stylist and time-defying duet partner to her late father, Nat "King" Cole. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Retired BYU professor is the master of his art

Wayne Kimball, a retired BYU professor, is a master of a dying art form known as lithography. His work has been exhibited in all 50 states and throughout Europe. Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Dog greets missionary, a new car for Carly and 5 of the most-watched videos of 2015

A dog welcoming home an LDS missionary, a big surprise for a BYU student on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and a creative twist by a Utah mom on the lyrics to "Hallelujah" were among the most-viewed... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Book review: Historical romance 'Doing No Harm' features finding love while helping Scottish refugees

A retired military surgeon is convinced he wants to spend the rest of his life in a quiet town away from the ocean. Instead, he finds himself caught up in helping the inhabitants of a neglected... Read more »

Jan. 2, 2016

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Security concerns, temperatures don't take fun out of parade

The flower-drenched Rose Parade rolled with few hitches Friday under cloudless blue skies to the delight of hundreds of thousands of fans, some of whom camped out all night on sidewalks determined... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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New faces, farewells, anniversaries and more notable 2015 events in Utah arts

With 2015 having drawn to a close, here’s a look at some of last year's Utah arts highlights, including organizations' anniversaries along with some farewells and new beginnings. Please note... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' dies at 82

Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 2016 movies: Meet the new flicks, same as the old flicks

As always, the new year brings new movies, even if an awful lot of them look like something we’ve seen before. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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Reaction to the death of Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole

Reaction to the passing of Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, who died in Los Angeles on Thursday at age 65. Read more »

Jan. 1, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Disney releases second official Zootopia trailer

Walt Disney Animation Studios' second official "Zootopia" trailer showcases the "gleaming city where animals of all breeds, predator and prey alike, live together in peace and harmony" — mostly. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Swift's world tour tops Pollstar's 2015 list with $250.4M

Taylor Swift's star-studded "1989 World Tour" topped Pollstar's list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Gadgets around us will keep getting smarter, like it or not

Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we'll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2015

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Cosby accusers' attorneys say women are grateful for charges

Attorneys for dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sex assault or attempted molestation say their clients are grateful that a prosecutor in Pennsylvania has brought charges against the... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Egyptian officials raid art gallery, publishing house

Egyptian officials raided two prominent cultural venues — a popular art gallery and a publishing house — questioning workers about their activities, taking equipment and closing the gallery, in what activists on Wednesday... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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UTubers: 'Studio C' cast takes on treacherous winter driving in recent sketch

In a recent "Studio C" sketch, Mr. Eckelstone navigates student drivers through tough weather conditions while warning the students about possible perils. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Q and A with Utah's film queen

Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission, once wooed herself back to Utah; now she woos the world's filmmakers here too. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Five for Families: 2015 films to enjoy with the family

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 »

Dec. 28, 2015

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The one thing we know for sure about the effects of media: parents matter

We don't have answers to many parents' questions about technology and kids. But we're getting closer. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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