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Books

‘Half the World Away’ is an Atmospheric Debut Romance Novel

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer June 2, 2021

  As an avid bookworm, I pride myself on reading from a variety of perspectives and genres. When I was given the chance to read and review Rebecca Banks' debut novel “Half the World Away” —...

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Salt Lake’s W.D. Kilpack III Named Sinister Soup’s Author of the Month

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 8, 2021

  For W.D. Kilpack III, writing is old hat. Receiving his first publication credit at age nine and completing his first fantasy novel at 12, Kilpack is a seasoned pro at spinning stories. It is...

Kate Baer’s ‘What Kind of Woman’ is a Poetic Revolution for Motherhood

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer April 27, 2021

  Kate Baer’s debut poetry collection “What Kind of Woman” was released in November 2020 to the delight of poets, readers and those who identify with labels such as "mother" and "woman."...

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Ten Years Later: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 26, 2021

  It’s been over 10 years since the cult classic “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” first hit the big screens. The film’s tenth anniversary should have been celebrated last year, but it was...

How Reading More Romance Novels Changed the Way I Think About Love (For Good)

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor April 18, 2021

  In my romance book club, we have a tongue-in-cheek catchphrase: “It’s obvious that this man was written by a woman.” It’s a common criticism of the genre — the “unrealistic expectations”...

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FanX Returns With New Guest Announcements

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer March 4, 2021

  The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention has announced its first celebrity guests for its 2021 event, which is set to take place Sept. 16–18. The convention has successfully put on 12 events over...

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Halsey’s ‘I Would Leave Me If I Could’ is Long-Lasting

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

  For years, I was a Halsey-hater. Maybe hate is a strong word. I didn’t love her music, I didn’t despise it. I was indifferent — not changing the station if a song came on, but turning...

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Pop Cultured: The Importance of LGBTQ+ Narratives in YA Literature

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer February 5, 2021

  For many, reading offers escapism, new points of view and brilliant displays of art as a revolutionary source for change of all varieties. This is true for avid bookworms and those who occasionally...

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January Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt The new year is all about setting new resolutions and trying to see them through — something I'm not always the best at. Starting 2021 the right way, I set a goal to read one new...

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Button’s Favorite Books of 2020

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor January 4, 2021

  Throughout the course of 2020, one of my main goals was to read more novels. Growing up, reading was always one of my favorite hobbies, and as a student studying English, I wanted to expand my...