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Art Against Doom: Creative Activism in the Face of Climate Change

Art Against Doom: Creative Activism in the Face of Climate Change

By Abigail Bowé

September 18, 2019

  If you've ever taken a course in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons, perhaps you've seen a large installation — up on the second floor — of a quote from pop artist Andy Warhol printed along a wall of frozen clocks. It reads, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have...

Arts Desk August Favorites

Arts Desk August Favorites

September 17, 2019

  Arts is a rather broad, all-encompassing term. Here at the Arts Desk, luckily, we've got a wide range of tastes and appreciation for every facet of art. With this piece, we kick off a monthly project where we share our favorite arts production or item, providing a bit of insight to everyone...

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

By Abigail Bowé

September 17, 2019

  From Homer's fearsome beasts to Victorian penny dreadfuls, Grimm's fairy tales to 1980s slasher flicks, monsters appear everywhere throughout the history of storytelling. One can find Stephen King releases on one end of the globe and body horror mangas on another, monster-themed toys marketed...

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

By Abigail Bowé

September 10, 2019

  Most of the college students I know love the arts across a broad range of outlets and interests, ranging from professional interests to hobbies. Among them are vinyl collectors, photographers, Broadway fans, choir devotees, dancers, poets, writers, hardcore concert-goers, film geeks and costume...

Salt Lake’s ‘Love Letters’ to the Aesthetics of Print and Typography

Salt Lake’s ‘Love Letters’ to the Aesthetics of Print and Typography

By Abigail Bowé

September 3, 2019

  If an art exhibit dedicated to fonts and letters sounds a little odd, rest assured that it is, but in the most whimsical way imaginable. "Love Letters," a temporary museum being held at the Gateway, invites audiences to immerse themselves into the form, function and nostalgia of the alphabet....

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 57: ‘The X Files’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 57: ‘The X Files’

By Abigail Bowé

August 25, 2019

  Most pop culture aficionados are guilty of it — "shipping," a word used for when one wants to see two fictional characters engage in a romantic relationship. While “Star Trek” is credited for inspiring the first “ships,” the term itself was actually created by the followers of a later sci-fi show, “The X Files." A signifi...

Binge Bytes: ‘This Movie Changed Me’

Binge Bytes: ‘This Movie Changed Me’

By Abigail Bowé

August 23, 2019

  It is not uncommon to learn to enjoy something which one previously found boring. After all, many five-year-olds subsist on strict preferences of macaroni, chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes until their parents force them to try broccoli. Bands we find uninspiring worm their way into our playlists...

Fringe’s ‘Telephone:’ A Contemporary Parable on Faith Worth Seeing

Fringe’s ‘Telephone:’ A Contemporary Parable on Faith Worth Seeing

By Abigail Bowé

August 22, 2019

  Those unfamiliar with independent theater may imagine it as something along the lines of a certain bit from an episode of "Friends" where protagonist Chandler Bing is uncomfortably trapped in a lone front seat for a one-woman show — aptly titled "Why Don’t You Like Me?"— and the starri...

ASUU Kicks Off Dive-In Series

ASUU Kicks Off Dive-In Series

By Abigail Bowé

August 22, 2019

All a visitor needs to bring to the University of Utah's popular Dive-In events are a pair of swim trunks, an appetite and — better yet — a friend. The Campus Events Board of the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) joins with Campus Recreation Services (CRS) to host nights of ki...

Excitingly Fresh and Innovative Theater at Salt Lake’s 2019 Fringe Festival

Excitingly Fresh and Innovative Theater at Salt Lake’s 2019 Fringe Festival

By Abigail Bowé

August 6, 2019

  It's okay to admit it — most of the Hollywood blockbusters to have come out this summer are lackluster. Notable critics left and right have rebuked the sour trend, but frankly, it's no surprise that stocks in the movie industry have fallen following this season's menagerie of unnecessary remakes, sequels and reoccurring instances of off-putting C...

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