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Ignore “Insatiable”: There Are Lots of Ways to Be Fat on TV

Ignore “Insatiable”: There Are Lots of Ways to Be Fat on TV

By Josh Petersen

September 13, 2018

Before the Netflix series “Insatiable” was even released to the public, the series faced an uphill battle. The show received considerable backlash based on its trailer alone, and to be fair, there were plenty of reasons to be skeptical. The show’s premise is this: Patty (Debby Ryan) is a social...

September Movie Premieres

September Movie Premieres

By Josh Petersen

September 12, 2018

The summer movie season has a reputation for bringing the biggest blockbusters to viewers. Meanwhile, most Academy Awards contenders gather at the end of the year. The in-between time, from Labor Day to Halloween, might not have a solidified reputation for producing hit movies. However, if you know w...

Our First Spotify Playlist

Our First Spotify Playlist

By Josh Petersen

September 11, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3PzpnjaJCIHdrhf2deGxMZ?si=AhIwYeJwQ7WbFexG3RXShw Good news: The Daily Utah Chronicle now has its own Spotify which we will update periodically with playlists and music recommendations. To kick things off, check out this playlist of some of our favorite songs...

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

Petersen: We Need to Have A Tough Talk About LGBTQ Suicide

By Josh Petersen

September 11, 2018

During the first weekend of June, thousands of people gathered in Salt Lake City for the Utah Pride Festival.  A part of many celebrations across the country celebrating LGBTQ pride during the month of June, the Festival was a hopeful, inspiring reminder of the vibrancy of Utah’s queer community —...

Petersen: Samantha Bee and the Female Resistance

Petersen: Samantha Bee and the Female Resistance

By Josh Petersen

September 5, 2018

What does it say about our nightmarish news cycle when a celebrity apology feels like a breath of fresh air? Maybe it’s the 2018 talking, but “refreshing” was the first word that came to my mind when watching Samantha Bee’s opening monologue on her talk show. Bee received backlash (and some outspoken support) ...

Every Kanye West Album, Ranked from Worst to Best

Every Kanye West Album, Ranked from Worst to Best

By Josh Petersen

August 31, 2018

  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/69XebcVFVg4f0sWZMqPVTG?si=C3oma3V4SNOI2ztw8qPRmQ 2018 has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Just ask any Kanye West fan. In 2018, West’s high-wire act finally reached its breaking point. He voiced support for President Trump, promoted...

Jacob Weitlauf’s Makeup is Not a Drag

Jacob Weitlauf’s Makeup is Not a Drag

By Josh Petersen

August 28, 2018

Anyone who spends just a few minutes scrolling through Twitter or browsing the homepage of YouTube is bound to find some kind of makeup video or beauty tutorial. Beauty is now big business — the industry as a whole is worth $445 billion — and online anybody can share their expertise. There has never been a better time to be a beauty afi...

Off Campus Eateries

Off Campus Eateries

By Josh Petersen

August 24, 2018

While the University of Utah offers a variety of dining options on campus, it is still worth exploring the many great restaurants around Salt Lake City. These seven options are either within walking distance or a short drive from the U, and all will satisfy your appetite without breaking your budget. Indochine Described as a Vietnamese ...

Petersen: Utah Conservatives Are Wrong to Reject #MeToo

Petersen: Utah Conservatives Are Wrong to Reject #MeToo

By Josh Petersen

August 17, 2018

Of all the traditionally conservative Americans who do not feel aligned with President Trump, the Republicans of Utah may be the most distant from the man who radically changed the GOP.  Many Utah conservatives, especially those of the LDS faith, claim that President Trump does not represent their values....

Petersen: LGBTQ Media’s Failures in Representation

Petersen: LGBTQ Media’s Failures in Representation

By Josh Petersen

August 11, 2018

In the Trump era, LGBTQ Americans are living through a maddening paradox. On one hand, the quality of life for many queer people has improved immeasurably in recent years. Homosexual people can legally marry; homophobic acts such as “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act have...

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