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Phoebe Bridgers Delivers a Depressingly Beautiful Album With ‘Punisher’

Phoebe Bridgers released her second solo album on June 18, 2020. (Courtesy of Dead Oceans Records)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 22, 2020

  On June 18, 2020, Phoebe Bridgers released her sophomore album, “Punisher,” a day earlier than scheduled. In a tweet, Bridgers said, “I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Ho...

‘Copwatch’ Shows the Importance of Filming Police Brutality

Kevin Moore keeps a trained eye on the police as a cop-watcher to film acts of police brutality (Courtesy Tribeca Film Festival)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 8, 2020

  In 1991, Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers during his arrest. Upon hearing King’s yells, George Holliday grabbed his video camera and filmed what the police were doing to King. This incident marked one of the first times that police brutality was captured — and it later ins...

Escaping Into COIN’s ‘Dreamland’

COIN performs at The Depot on Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Kate Button | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

June 4, 2020

  Earlier this year, on Feb. 21, COIN, an indie-rock band from Nashville, released their third album, “Dreamland.” Known for their upbeat and brightly optimistic anthems, this third album successfully continues the COIN sound that we’ve come to know and love, but they have also branched out...

The Chronicle Playlist: Tunes for a Summer Road Trip

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 31, 2020

  The turning of the seasons from spring to summer typically brings warmer weather, but for me, this seasonal change also entails shifts in my listening habits. When I might turn to more grunge and rock artists during the colder months, the sunny warm weather finds me reaching for more pop and ot...

Pop-Cultured: Why We Still Need Physical Art Museums

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 21, 2020

  With each passing week in our new reality given the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself reflecting upon the habits and activities I miss the most. In these strange times many individuals, including myself, have sought escape in the art world. Music, movies and other creative forms can of...

Life After COVID-19: Streaming Films Now Eligible for Oscars 2021

The Academy makes changes to eligibility rules in light of coronavirus (Courtesy LibreShot)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

May 15, 2020

  As the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted several industries and daily routines, the Oscars look to cope with the closures of movie theaters by permitting streaming films to be eligible to win awards. Prior to this pandemic, the requirements stated that a film must “be shown in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County for ...

April Arts Desk Favorites

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April 22, 2020

  Palak Jayswal They say old habits die hard. But I say there's a sense of comfort found in nostalgia. It's the same one I associate with the "Harry Potter" book and film series. As a child, I was one of those kids who didn't go anywhere without a book. More often than not, it was one of the "H...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 75: ‘Veronica Mars’

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

  This article contains mild spoilers for "Veronica Mars"   This summer, one of my friends introduced me to “Veronica Mars” — a 2000s teen drama seeped in questionable fashion choices, dramatic storylines and L.A.-inspired class conflict — and I immediately fell in love wit...

Binge Bytes: ‘Stuff You Should Know’

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

April 16, 2020

  As classes have shifted to online formats, many of us may feel like we’re missing out on parts of our education. But, whether I’m bored from being stuck at home or simply curious about some subject, “Stuff You Should Know” has consistently been one of my go-to podcasts as a way to e...

March Arts Desk Favorites

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By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Kate Button, Oakley Burt, Hannah Keating, Cade Anderson, Parker Dunn, and Paige Lee

April 15, 2020

  Palak Jayswal Being stuck inside is not bad when you have good music to listen to. Niall Horan's sophomore album,  "Heartbreak Weather," may have dropped at a horrible time — but it's kept me sane. A step away from his solo debut album "Flicker" the 14-track album is a pop dream. More than...

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