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To Binge or Not To Binge: Episode 61: ‘The Politician’

To Binge or Not To Binge: Episode 61: ‘The Politician’

By Abigail Raasch

October 14, 2019

  This article contains mild spoilers for "The Politician." One beautiful aspect of Netflix is all the original content. We can acknowledge there have been some flops, but there have also been several phenomenal works of film. "The Politician," created by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk and Ryan...

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

Alexandra Barbier Sets Out to Queer the Art of Performance

By Abigail Raasch

October 3, 2019

  The University of Utah's modern dance program has limited slots for graduate students who are looking to work hard to hopefully become professionals, gain more experience and be challenged in their art. Alexandra Barbier is currently in her third and final year in the modern graduate program and in the...

Artist of the Week: Amy Oakeson

Artist of the Week: Amy Oakeson

By Abigail Raasch

September 25, 2019

Music is one of those certain things sure to touch individuals at the most unexpected of times. Many musicians face the ups and downs of being artists, but seldom do you hear them regret their choice to pursue their passion. Amy Oakeson, a teacher for the University of Utah Musical Theater Program and...

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...

SLAC’s ‘Death of a Driver’ Confronts the Rollercoaster of Friendship

SLAC’s ‘Death of a Driver’ Confronts the Rollercoaster of Friendship

By Abigail Raasch

September 14, 2019

  “Death of a Driver” from Salt Lake Acting Company is an engaging yet simple production about the importance of friendship in the midst of difficult times. Directed by University of Utah theater professor Alexandra Harbold, this new work has taken quite a journey to get to the SLAC stage...

Knitting Landscapes: Virginia Catherall Captures Utah Landscape in a Brand New Way

Knitting Landscapes: Virginia Catherall Captures Utah Landscape in a Brand New Way

By Abigail Raasch

September 11, 2019

  Surrounding the University of Utah, we have gorgeous mountains, pleasant hikes and the great outdoors. We take pictures of the Salt Flats or the Uinta mountains as we try to fully capture their beauty, but it doesn’t quite work. Many local artists have made it their mission to go to these...

The Chronicle Playlist: Back to School Bops

The Chronicle Playlist: Back to School Bops

By Abigail Raasch

August 31, 2019

We're officially back for another semester. A little over a week has passed and it's safe to assume that some are definitely starting to feel the stress. With classes starting at 8 a.m. and going until late in the afternoon, everything feels nonstop. Weakness lurks ahead of us, but we can’t let th...

Ummah Addresses Muslim Truths and Stereotypes

Ummah Addresses Muslim Truths and Stereotypes

By Abigail Raasch

August 24, 2019

  Growing up in this day and age, many of us have encountered the stereotypes of Islam. We may not think about it frequently, but back in the recesses of our minds, we've all registered generalizations about the Muslim people as fact. Through terrorist attacks, social breakthroughs and more, ...

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

Excellence in the Community Brings Social Dancing Back to Utah

By Abigail Raasch

August 1, 2019

  Throughout history, social dancing has been an integral part of many communities. During times of struggle and hardship, people would join together with good music and dance it out. We now live in a generation where dancing isn’t as much of a cultural norm. Our world has had the wonderful...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

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