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Hell Followed With Us (Courtesy PeachTree Teen)

‘Hell Followed With Us’ is A Monstrous Queer Novel Debut Pushing What YA Fiction Can Be

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer September 30, 2022

  Andrew Joseph White's queer, trans, monstrous Young Adult debut “Hell Followed With Us” isn’t afraid to push the limits of how dark, frighteningly real and openly queer Young Adult books...

Cosplayers gather in front of the stairs at FanX 2022. (Courtesy @fanxsaltlake on Twitter)

FanX Fails to Find Their University Audience

By Audrey Hall September 27, 2022

  FanX, Utah’s very own Comic-Con, has been a part of our state’s culture since 2013. With an estimated attendance of 125,000, FanX is one of the largest comic conventions in the United States....

Im Glad My Mom Died cover (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Jennette McCurdy’s ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Turns the Page on Childhood Stardom

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer September 17, 2022

  Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of abuse, eating disorders, alcoholism and death.   Former child actor Jennette McCurdy’s memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died” chronicles...

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Queer Oasis: A Guide to Book Club Benefits

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer July 8, 2022

  If you’ve ever thought about starting a book club, you’re not alone. Whether you participate with friends, coworkers or through annual events, BookRiot estimates that about 5 million Americans...

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer (Courtesy Harper Voyager)

‘The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer’ Opens The Next Chapter in Janelle Monáe’s Discography

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer June 25, 2022

  Janelle Monáe's “Dirty Computer” universe saw the artist and actor take control of a narrative that pushed the boundaries of what a concept album could truly be. “Dirty Computer” revolutionized...

(Courtesy The Kings English Bookshop)

The King’s English Bookshop Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer June 7, 2022

  Salt Lake’s Local indie bookstore The King's English Bookshop celebrated Independent Bookstore Day on April 30 with local vendors, a musical performance from local high school students and...

Emily Dickinsons envelope poem A 252 (Courtesy New Directions)

What It Means To Be Poetic: Poetry Collections Defying the Norm

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 3, 2022

  Poetry is often a standard series of forms and conventions that delivers emotive stories to readers. What if poetry were an apron of recycled envelopes with scrawls on them, a diary entry of...

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Fuller’s Book Recommendations for a Perpetually Bookish Summer

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 1, 2022

  As the weather tends toward warming up and things get more relaxed, there is always time for a good book. Everything from thrillers, urban fantasies, beloved poems and contemporary works can...

Endless Love by Fredrik Kleppe (Courtesy WBUR-FM)

A Book or Two: Healthy Depictions of Non-Monogamous Relationships in Books

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer May 1, 2022

  Having heard of the concept of polyamory from friends and those in literary circles, I was shocked to find that representation of these relationships in literature was so readily available and...

Subject To Change (Courtesy Jesse Jacobs via Sibling Rivalry Press)

‘Subject To Change’ Puts Trans Poets in Conversation in Necessary and Exciting Ways

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 21, 2022

  Transgender and gender non-conforming poets deserve to take up space on bookshelves, not just as a way share their experiences but to start a dialogue. Chicago poet and editor H. Melt’s anthology...