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Button’s Favorite Books of 2020

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor January 4, 2021

  Throughout the course of 2020, one of my main goals was to read more novels. Growing up, reading was always one of my favorite hobbies, and as a student studying English, I wanted to expand my...

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Former President Barack Obama Releases New Memoir and Playlist

By Frank Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor December 4, 2020

  Former President Barack Obama's new playlist and 768-page, award-winning memoir "A Promised Land" were released earlier this month as the 2020 U.S. election drew to a close. The memoir highlights...

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

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor 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...

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

By Zoe Gottlieb, Arts Writer 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...

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

By Zoe Gottlieb, Arts Writer 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...

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

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer 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...

Bukowski’s poetry is unlike most of what you’ll read from any other poet. (Cartoon by Isabelle Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Poetry of Charles Bukowski

By Parker Dunn, Online Managing Editor 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...

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April Arts Desk Favorites

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...

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March Arts Desk Favorites

  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...

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La Turner’s Quarantine Book Recommendations

By Maddy La Turner April 6, 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...