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How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories cover art. (Courtesy Holly Black)

‘How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories’ is a Captivating Conclusion

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer December 3, 2021

  Holly Black's highly-anticipated conclusion to “The Folk of The Air” series was released on Nov. 24, 2020. “How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories” was anticipated by fans as...

Screenshot from The Skeleton Dance. (Courtesy of Disney+)

Fisher and Fuller’s Fall Recommendations

By Megan Fisher and Whit Fuller October 23, 2021

There's nothing like settling in for a good movie or curling up with a great book to get you into the fall spirit, and no one knows this better than our arts writers. Here, with their scope across the...

The Anthropocene Reviewed book cover. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)

‘The Anthropocene Reviewed’ Embraces Radical Hope

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer September 18, 2021

  John Green is a novelist, podcaster, essayist and one-half of the YouTube channel "vlogbrothers." His latest release, a collection of essays, titled "The Anthropocene Reviewed," is a reflection...

Crying in H Mart book cover. (Courtesy Michelle Zauner)

Memoir ‘Crying in H Mart’ Soon to Have Audiences Crying in Theaters

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer August 9, 2021

  Michelle Zauner, better known as shoegaze-pop artist Japanese Breakfast, made a leap from songwriting to publishing with the release of her personal memoir "Crying in H Mart." What started as...

Half the World Away book cover. (Design by Lily Wilson | Courtesy Rebecca Banks)

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

By Whit 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” —...

Cover of Crown Prince: Book One of New Blood. (Courtesy Amazon)

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...

What Kind of Woman cover art. (Courtesy Joanne ONeill)

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

By Whit 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."...

Poster for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. (Courtesy Universal Pictures)

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...

By dismissing romance novels as fake or naive, we miss these examples of what love and romance really could (and should) be. (Graphic by Sydney Stam | Daily Utah Chronicle)

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”...