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Claire Saffitz’s ‘Dessert Person’ is the Cheerleader of Cookbooks

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November 2, 2020

  The only thing that could rival the rush of dopamine that comes from queuing up an episode of "Gourmet Makes" is unboxing your signed copy of "Dessert Person," Claire Saffitz’s first cookbook. You...

Max Brooks’ ‘Devolution’ Depicts Human Nature Through Sasquatch and Volcanoes

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October 19, 2020

  A pandemic starts off small. People hone in on news updates, wash their hands regularly and cover their mouths more often when they sneeze. Most people are still under the pretense of “business...

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

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...

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

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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...

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)
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...

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...

March Arts Desk Favorites

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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...

La Turner’s Quarantine Book Recommendations

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April 5, 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...

‘Genderqueer’ Challenges the Norms of Gender and Identity

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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...

Bowé’s Favorite Graphic Novels

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...

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