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‘Furia’: Yamile Saied Méndez’s Fiery and Inspiring YA Debut

By Zoe Gottlieb

September 19, 2020

  Yamile Saied Méndez is nothing short of a trailblazer in the growing community of diverse female writers, with previous publications including multiple grade-school books such as "Shaking Up the House" and "Wish Upon a Stray." "Furia" is her first Young Adult novel, a story she says was th...

Mystery Author Gerald Elias is Set to Release Political Thriller ‘The Beethoven Sequence’

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By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

August 18, 2020

  Local author, Gerald Elias, is gearing up to release his first political thriller titled “The Beethoven Sequence.” Elias is a well-known writer in Salt Lake City and has authored multiple mystery novels — including the Daniel Jacobus series. Elias’s new book will be released by Level...

The Poetry of Charles Bukowski

Bukowski’s poetry is unlike most of what you’ll read from any other poet. (Cartoon by Isabelle Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

June 1, 2020

  Beauty is often tagged onto the symmetrical, the flawless — the things in life that beg to be looked at. The late German American writer Charles Bukowski found beauty in the disturbed, the taboo — the things in life that most tend to avoid or miss completely. Bukowski boasts an impressive b...

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...

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...

La Turner’s Quarantine Book Recommendations

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By Maddy La Turner, Investigative Editor, Copy Chief

April 6, 2020

  So: The closest thing to jeans you’ve worn in three weeks is blue sweatpants, and you’ve run out of quarantine snacks twice now. Maybe you’ve already binge-watched “Tiger King,” participated in more Zoom calls than you would have ever wanted or, if you’re like me, impulsively ordered...

‘Genderqueer’ Challenges the Norms of Gender and Identity

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By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

March 7, 2020

  Allan Hunter’s debut book “Genderqueer: A Story from a Different Closet” takes a personal look at the topic of gender and the dilemma that comes from not conforming to gender norms. The book brings up an important conversation that needs to be addressed while taking a deep dive into t...

Bowé’s Favorite Graphic Novels

By Abigail Bowè, Arts Writer

February 19, 2020

  Trigger Warnings: Some of these graphic novels include sexual and violent content, namely "This One Summer," The Sculptor," "Building Stories," "The Tale of One Bad Rat" and "The End of the World."   Like many other art majors, I can't get enough of magnificent drawings. Seeing c...

January Arts Desk Favorites

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By Palak Jayswal, Hannah Keating, Parker Dunn, Abigail Bowé, Oakley Burt, Arielle Gulley, Cade Anderson, Kate Button, and Christopher Payne

February 18, 2020

  Palak Jayswal The new year equates to trying new things, right? For me, the first new thing happens to be one of my favorites from this past month. "The Miniature Wife and Other Stories" by Manuel Gonzales is a book I was assigned to read in my creative writing workshop. As someone who sticks to ...

Bildungsroman: The Trauma of Happy Endings

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By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

December 28, 2019

  Once — and I say "once" in the liberalist, most distancing, self-deceptive sense, like we don’t still live "once" and that "once" won’t come to bite us in the ass — there was an idealist. A baby faced, bright-eyed, daydreaming — though she would have called it philosophizing — idealist...