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“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...

Zines: A Brief History

Zines: A Brief History

By Alaikia Marielle

September 19, 2018

Zines (pronounced zeens) are a form of alternative press, short for fanzine. They typically take the form of small booklets that have drawings, poems, stories or essays that are then photocopied and distributed. The first zines can be traced back over 200 years to publications such as Thomas Paine...

The Joker: And Then There Were Three

The Joker: And Then There Were Three

By Rohit Singh

September 19, 2018

It’s been almost three years since the events of "Justice League #42," when Batman sat in the Mobius Chair and asked the all-knowing chair for the true identity of the Joker. The Mobius Chair didn’t give a name. Instead, it told Batman that there were not one, not two, but three Jokers. The answer...

“My So-Called Bollywood Life” is a Flawed but Loving View of Indian Culture

“My So-Called Bollywood Life” is a Flawed but Loving View of Indian Culture

By Palak Jayswal

September 12, 2018

Nisha Sharma’s debut as an author, “My So-Called Bollywood Life,” is a great commentary on the author's cultural background and the traditions it's built upon. The novel does the Indian culture a great deal of justice, immersed in the world of Bollywood and star charts. It’s a different kind...

Why We Need Diversity in Pop Culture

Why We Need Diversity in Pop Culture

By Palak Jayswal

August 24, 2018

Despite tensions over the past year concerning race and minority, it has been a significant period in terms of mainstream media representation for people of color. Whether this representation is through literature or film, both audiences and creators of the work have done wonders for people of color. Po...

Slack: Utah Arts Fest, a Machine of the Oppressed

Slack: Utah Arts Fest, a Machine of the Oppressed

By Madge Slack

August 3, 2018

“There is a whole other element of language that is felt when it is heard.” These are the words of Alexandra Lindberg, a slam poet invited to present at the Utah Arts Festival. They fell in love with slam poetry a little over a year ago when they started writing about a breakup. From there they...

Homegrown Authors

Homegrown Authors

By Palak Jayswal

July 25, 2018

It seems as if the greats of the world always come from big cities like Los Angeles, New York or London. No matter the craft they choose, one of these three cities can provide them with the best environment to excel. This is not always the case, however. Utah is home to a few greats as well, especiall...

Ultimate Showdown: Books vs. Movies

Ultimate Showdown: Books vs. Movies

By Jaycen Eggleston

July 24, 2018

The most exciting and potentially disappointing phrase ever uttered is, “They’re making that book into a movie.” From classic works to whatever is highly popular at the time, tons of movies are based on our favorite books with varying levels of success. But does reading the book first make a difference...

Remember Your First Love in “Love and Other Words”

Remember Your First Love in “Love and Other Words”

By Palak Jayswal

July 7, 2018

The power writing duo behind Christina Lauren is back with their newest release, “Love and Other Words." They’ve categorized their newest work as a piece of “adult fiction,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean what people think it means. Christina Lauren writes pieces that are both hot and he...

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