The Daily Utah Chronicle

Sundance: What to Watch For

Sundance: What to Watch For

By Josh Petersen

January 29, 2019

  Over the next two weeks, thousands of visitors will flock to snowy Park City for something other than the town’s famous ski resorts. For movie fans, the ideal winter destination is the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3 this year. It is the largest independent film festival in the United States. Founded in 1978, the Sundance Film Festival is arguably the most not...

Are Protests Productive?

Are Protests Productive?

By Josh Petersen

January 27, 2019

In Defense of Public Protest By Josh Petersen Whether it’s colonists dumping tea in the Boston Harbor or Black Lives Matter protesters marching in the streets of Ferguson, protesting has always been an indelible part of American history. While public protest is one of the most well known forms ...

Visiting Professor Viktor Valkov Impresses in His Faculty Recital

Visiting Professor Viktor Valkov Impresses in His Faculty Recital

By Josh Petersen

January 23, 2019

  It was a rainy night on Jan. 17, but for the audience inside the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, there was an entirely different kind of thunder. In his faculty recital, Department of Music visiting professor Viktor Valkov showed off his technical skill on a wide range of piano selections. Throughout...

More Than Decoration: Self Expression and Bumper Stickers

More Than Decoration: Self Expression and Bumper Stickers

By Josh Petersen

January 18, 2019

  Whether you are walking through the parking lot or gazing at the sea of laptops in a lecture hall, bumper stickers are a constant fixture on campus. These little stickers are everywhere and everyone has their own style. At this point, even having no stickers is its own kind of aesthetic choice....

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

Opening Up the Oscars: Nomination Predictions

By Josh Petersen

January 15, 2019

  Even though the ceremony is not until Feb. 24, Oscars season arrived months ago. Races for the most prestigious categories have already had plenty of ups and downs, as some expected favorites flopped and other underdogs turned into serious contenders. Here are some details to look out for before...

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

By Josh Petersen

January 14, 2019

  The midterm elections are over. Let the liberal infighting commence. With a majority in the House of Representatives and a presidential election on the horizon, Democrats must decide how to best confront President Trump. Meanwhile, as political divisions between Americans widen by the day,...

Corruption is Fun in ‘The Lion in Winter’

Corruption is Fun in ‘The Lion in Winter’

By Josh Petersen

January 9, 2019

  Even if you think that your family is hard to deal with over the holidays, you probably didn’t have to reunite with an evil mom who was locked in a tower by a maybe even more evil dad. (If that is your situation, I am deeply sorry.) This is just one of the conflicts bubbling in James Goldman’s...

Petersen: My Favorite Songs of 2018

Petersen: My Favorite Songs of 2018

By Josh Petersen

December 23, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/74Armf915mp5TgAtQ4kmuF?si=k4ciXIuQRT2JdUnubPg68A 2018 was a difficult, exhausting year, but at least we could take solace in great music that provided both an escape from and a reflection of our increasingly troubled world. This was quietly a great year...

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

Petersen: Speculating Over Sexuality Only Adds to Toxic Masculinity

By Josh Petersen

December 7, 2018

If you spend enough time on some of the trashier corners of gay Twitter gossip (I am, ahem, guilty), you have been privy to a shocking secret for some time now. You might have seen it in the hand movements, or the leg crossing, or in selfies analyzed with the zeal of an over-caffeinated English major....

Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics

Petersen: Unfriending Over Politics

By Josh Petersen

December 6, 2018

  An old cliché states that one should never discuss politics, religion or money in polite conversation. Yet in the past few years, as news of the Trump administration infiltrates most aspects of our daily lives, it has become increasingly difficult to avoid addressing politics in our relationships. ...

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