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LGBTQ Activist’s Memoir ‘Mama’s Boy’ is Unique, but Inconsistent

LGBTQ Activist’s Memoir ‘Mama’s Boy’ is Unique, but Inconsistent

By Palak Jayswal

June 11, 2019

  To preface this review, I have to tell you that memoirs are a leap from my regular reading tastes. As someone who is consistently bored by nonfiction and a serial enthusiast of all things fiction, this book was already in need of something that could catch my eye. Nonetheless, I approached ...

R. B. Scott Shares the Culture of Salt Lake City in His Novel ‘The Mending’

R. B. Scott Shares the Culture of Salt Lake City in His Novel ‘The Mending’

By Hannah Keating

April 25, 2019

  Author R.B. Scott recently held a book release for his new novel “The Mending” at the King’s English Bookstore here in Salt Lake. Through the closely winding stairs and packed shelves of the iconic shop, Scott sat signing copies for close friends, many of whom attended the events at ...

Instagram Poetry: You Might As Well Accept It

Instagram Poetry: You Might As Well Accept It

By Alison Myers

April 17, 2019

  Judgment call — minimalist and profound, or formulaic and maudlin? If you’ve run into Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” or have ever opened Instagram, you’ve probably explored at least some Instagram poetry. This popular style of writing has become a sort of antihero in the literary...

An Inside Look at the Life of Author R. B. Scott

An Inside Look at the Life of Author R. B. Scott

By Hannah Keating

April 16, 2019

  The Life of R. B. Scott Author Ronald B. Scott is a Salt Lake native. Raised in the valley as the oldest of eight, he found himself able to explore the city in different ways. Wandering home from school and piano lessons, what Scott refers to as, “the bright side of being unsupervised,...

Black History: Writers Who Paved the Path

Black History: Writers Who Paved the Path

By Palak Jayswal

February 5, 2019

  In February, we celebrate African-American History Month. Some of the world’s richest and most renowned texts come from eloquent and talented black writers. Through their words, these authors and poets are able to give a voice to black people as they share their experiences with the rest...

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

By Palak Jayswal

January 15, 2019

  The best way to usher in a new year is to look forward to exciting new books, movies and music. Whether they are continuing old traditions or establishing new trends, 2019's slate of new releases promises to tell a variety of stories in all types of genres.  Here’s just a few to keep I’ll be ke...

The Holy War For People Who Don’t Like Football

The Holy War For People Who Don’t Like Football

By Marshall Falkner

November 24, 2018

  Here on campus, one of our biggest events of the year is known as the Holy War, a massive football game that has the University of Utah go up against Brigham Young University. The Holy War has been a university tradition since 1896. The rivalry we have with BYU is a long-standing one. The eve...

Female-Led “Girl With No Name” Announced by Legion M and Co-Op Entertainment

Female-Led “Girl With No Name” Announced by Legion M and Co-Op Entertainment

By Adelina Whitten

November 8, 2018

  "The Hateful Eight," "True Grit" and "Silverado" are some popular contemporary films that we may typically think of when we hear the term “western.” Unsurprisingly, these films are male-dominated, with few women being part of the casts and creative teams. The fan-owned production company, Legion M, and Co-Op Entertainment have partnered toget...

“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” is a Cautionary Tale of Viral Fame

“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” is a Cautionary Tale of Viral Fame

By Hannah Keating

October 22, 2018

  "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" follows a young woman named April May, a New York resident and recent design grad, who stumbles upon a giant statue placed in the middle of Manhattan at three a.m. Assuming it is some interesting art piece, she calls her tech-savvy friend Andy to come document th...

U Alumnus Michael Smith to Publish First Full-Length Novel

U Alumnus Michael Smith to Publish First Full-Length Novel

By Adelina Whitten

September 25, 2018

Few people can brag about being a published author, but this isn’t the case for former University of Utah student Michael Smith. Smith graduated in accounting in 1995 and earned a law degree in 2001 from the U. “Bluebird,” his first full-length novel, is set to publish the beginning of next month...

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