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‘Genderqueer’ Challenges the Norms of Gender and Identity

‘Genderqueer’ Challenges the Norms of Gender and Identity

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

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

January Arts Desk Favorites

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

Bildungsroman: The Trauma of Happy Endings

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...

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of 2019

Jayswal’s Favorite Reads of 2019

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

December 14, 2019

  Every year I tell myself I’ll go back to reading — that I’ll rediscover the thrill of cruising through a book so good I'll start at dawn and close the cover at dusk. In 2019, I actually followed through on that resolution. Granted, almost all of my reading happened during summer when I d...

Chaos in Park City: Zack Matheson Writes From What He Knows

Chaos in Park City: Zack Matheson Writes From What He Knows

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

December 1, 2019

Among the many artists that proudly call Utah their home, there is an incredibly common theme of how their work is drawn from their environment — and not just physically. Though Utah’s landscape inspires painters and photographers alike, something about the combination of growing tourist traps and...

Artist of the Week: Wendy Terrien

Artist of the Week: Wendy Terrien

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

November 27, 2019

  Wendy Terrien didn’t always know she was going to be a writer or an author. Growing up, she enjoyed writing stories, but never thought to pursue it as a career. The stigma surrounding a less practical, artsy profession was present in Terrien’s life. Like many others, she had been told that ...

October Arts Desk Favorites

October Arts Desk Favorites

By Palak Jayswal, Christopher Payne, Ray Gill, Kate Button, Weston Wood, Alison Myers, Hannah Keating, Abigail Raasch, Arielle Gulley, and Oakley Burt

November 19, 2019

Palak Jayswal While summer is my seasonal time to read without the nagging feeling that I could be doing 30 other important tasks, fall and winter are my binge-watching seasons. It's far too easy to climb into bed and binge a couple of episodes instead of doing, well, anything else. "Law and Order:...

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

Meet Salt Lily Magazine

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

November 5, 2019

  Tucked away inside the cozy, rain-streaked Coffee Noir grows a bud that doesn’t wait for spring to blossom. Salt Lily Magazine, a pastel pop of floral pictures and prose, just went live online in the dead of fall. The new magazine began gaining momentum in August as a platform that could...

Discovering Zines at the Salt Lake City Library’s 11th Annual Alt Press Fest

Discovering Zines at the Salt Lake City Library’s 11th Annual Alt Press Fest

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

October 21, 2019

Even if you've never read a zine before, chances are you've at least heard the term. Informally, "zine" is something of an umbrella medium for poets, webcomic or underground comic writers, illustrators and storytellers to share their artistry through short-form independent or alternative publishing. In...

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