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Books

Drive My Car (Courtesy Sideshow; Janus Films)

Review: Surprise Hit ‘Drive My Car’ Makes Oscar History

By Lucas Welk, Arts Writer February 24, 2022

  Writer and director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi adapted the first-ever Japanese film to be Oscar-nominated for Best Picture. "Drive My Car" also received nominations for Best Director, Best International...

Reflections While Living in Utah cover art (Photo Courtesy L. Flores via Amazon.com)

Local Poet L. Flores’ ‘Reflections While Living in Utah’ is A Queer Spiritual Homecoming

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer February 20, 2022

  Local poet and educator L. Flores' debut poetry chapbook “Reflections While Living in Utah” explores the reconciliation of religious and queer identities. Their collection comes at a poignant...

Cover Art for Aristotle and Dante Dive Into The Waters of The World (Photo Courtesy: Simon and Schuster Publishing)

‘Aristotle and Dante Dive Into The Waters of The World’ is A Wondrous Sequel

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer January 18, 2022

  Benjamin Alire Sáenz's novel “Aristotle and Dante Dive into The Waters of The World” has been highly anticipated as a sequel to 2012 novel “Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of...

Paisley Rekdal, Utah Poet Laureate. (Photo Courtesy: Austen Diamond Photography)

Professor and Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal on the Personal and Narrative Scope of Poetry

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer January 15, 2022

  The medium of poetics can be a vehicle for catharsis or a personal touchstone. Whatever connections it is able to form, poetry is a force that shapes both a poet and their audience. I had a chance...

Members of the Arts Desk

Starting a New Year: The Arts Desk on Their Past Favorites and Pieces To Look Forward To

  Here on the Arts Desk of the Chronicle, we talk about art. A lot. While 2020 shut down many creative productions as COVID-19 and its subsequent stops, restrictions and shutdowns rose, 2021 brought...

Kaitlyn Mahoney walks by customers at Under the Umbrella Bookstore in Salt Lake City on Nov. 28, 2021 (Photo by Emily Rincon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

‘Under The Umbrella’ is a Local Queer Bookstore Providing Community

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer January 9, 2022

  Since opening on Nov. 15, Under The Umbrella has become a fixture in the queer community in and around Salt Lake City. The self-described “queer little bookstore” is one of Salt Lake’s...

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...