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To Binge Or Not To Binge Episode 47: ‘Fleabag’

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 21, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Fleabag,” a wildly original and just plain wild tragicomedy from writer, director and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a young woman turns directly to the camera and describes her preparation for last-minute sex on a random Tuesday morning. Her breathless explanation...

Owen Migdal and Gabriel Misla Run to Represent the College of Fine Arts

The Art and Art History Building on the University of Utah Campus. Nov 29, 2016. (Photo by Adam Fondren | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

March 1, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on Feb. 25. Since then, Owen Migdal and Gabriel Misla have been elected as representatives for the College of Fine Arts. The fine arts are a central part of the culture at the University of Utah. Art departments at the U are known for their ta...

Petersen: The Barnes Ticket Represents an Increasingly Diverse Student Body

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 28, 2019

  In this year’s ASUU elections, one major race feels especially anticlimactic. The race for the ASUU executive branch, which includes the student body president and two vice presidents, has only one candidate: the Barnes Ticket. Anna Barnes is running for president, Latifa Yaqoobi is the candidate...

‘An American in Paris’ Soars at Hale Centre Theatre

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 28, 2019

  In most musicals, the emotionally charged moments coincide with equally bravura vocal performances. In “An American in Paris,” now playing at Hale Centre Theatre, the dramatic climax contains no words at all. Two dancers, blending seamlessly with a larger ensemble, perform a ballet to George...

The 2019 Oscars Ceremony: Trifles and Triumphs

The 2019 Oscar Awards Nominees were announced on January 22, 2019. courtesy Flickr.

By Madge Slack and Josh Petersen

February 27, 2019

  Slack: As Much a Political Commentary as an Award Show Well, the Oscars are over. Along with a night of some truly shocking fashion choices, we now have 2019’s winners and a clear precedent set by the Acadamy. “Black Panther” went home with three awards for Best Original Score, Best Production...

Petersen: Voting Matters, But the Younger Generation Needs to Do More.

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 23, 2019

  Based on stereotype alone, twenty-somethings are far more interested in tweeting about safe spaces than actually doing the hard work of inspiring political change. Though this idea is grossly oversimplified, there is, unfortunately, a kernel of truth to this characterization. Many millennials...

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘The Favourite’ Offers a Genuinely Original Twist on British History

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 23, 2019

  Somewhere deep in its twisted DNA, beneath the violence and cynicism and pitch-black humor, Yorgos Lanthimos’ film, “The Favourite,” is a rags-to-riches story in the vein of Cinderella and Cardi B. In the early 1700s, the down-on-her-luck Abigail Hill (Emma Stone) begins work at the palace...

Events Calendar February 2019

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By Madge Slack and Josh Petersen

February 7, 2019

  Jackie Chan: Green Hero The Leonardo Jan. 26 - April 28 Jackie Chan unveiled his new environmental exhibit at The Leonardo: Museum of Creativity and Innovation featuring a series of original pieces created from recycled movie props and film sets. Viewers can enjoy 18 sculptures as well as v...

Sundance: ‘Late Night’ Dares Audiences to Resist Mindy Kaling’s Charm

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 6, 2019

  In “Late Night,” a new comedy that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is at a career crossroads. She is a legendary comedian and late-night talk show host with years of experience at her own show and plenty of acclaims. However, she has become...

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

February 6, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Paradise Hills,” a young bride, with her enormous veil extended like a spider web, sings a ballad of feminine subjectivity. She sings lines about self-sacrifice and undying devotion — at one point promising, “I’ll cater to all your needs” — while her face...

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