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Pop Cultured: Let’s Ignore Celebrities

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By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

September 21, 2020

  Like many others raised in conservative religions, I learned early on in life to hold a healthy disdain for celebrities and the “sinful” lifestyles they championed. Nowadays, it’s not celebrities’ drug use or suggestive lyrics that I consider a threat to the welfare of the planet. I...

Warner Bros. Releases First ‘Dune’ Trailer Starring Timothée Chalamet

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

September 9, 2020

  The first trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated science-fiction epic “Dune” has been released, and it’s full of gorgeous set designs, intense action sequences and a close-up look at the iconic and infamous sandworms. Inspired by Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Villeneuve ...

The Berlin Film Festival Announces Gender Neutral Awards for 2021

The Berlinale Bear in the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz (Courtesy Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Press Office)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

September 6, 2020

  On Aug. 24, the Berlin Film Festival announced that the festival will be updating its performance awards to be gender-neutral in 2021. The Berlinale plans to utilize a hybrid model for next year’s festival and film market, and in addition to accommodating recent changes because of the pandemic...

Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams Convey the Fragility of the Teenage Experience in ‘Chemical Hearts’

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

August 20, 2020

  Our teenage years are when we feel most alive, or at least that’s what we have all likely been told at some point. These finite, yet infinite-feeling years can be some of the most transformative — they’re the years when we begin to discover and grasp who we are and who we want to be. B...

Fall 2020 Arts at the U

Gwen Christopherson's UID, which functions as an ArtsPass, at the U. Chronicle archives.

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

August 17, 2020

  With everything feeling so uncertain lately, it can be difficult to look ahead to fun campus events in the fall. However, the University of Utah is set to be buzzing with many art events this coming fall — all you have to do is pay close attention to campus calendar and department announcements. One...

A Guide to the SLC Arts Scene

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

August 11, 2020

  For students returning to the University of Utah campus or for individuals setting foot in Salt Lake City for the first time, it’s important to find places that make the city feel like home. The Salt Lake arts scene is bustling and thriving with energy, and this art scene can help you fin...

Pearce’s Top Five Sports Movies of All Time

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By Ethan Pearce, Sports Writer

July 22, 2020

When done well, a good sports movie just can’t be beat. Some of my favorite films have been based around sports, and I have a lot of great memories of them from my childhood. These are the top five sports films I have ever seen. 5. McFarland USA "McFarland USA" is set in a small town in California, where a former h...

Inside the Secret Filming of ‘Malcolm & Marie’

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

July 18, 2020

  As the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic in early March, Hollywood seemingly shut down overnight. Movie theatres closed their doors, films set to release in the coming months were delayed and production on all upcoming projects slated for the year were forced to cease. Now, almost...

Stepping Into the World of European Cinema

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By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

July 12, 2020

  Where we come from and what kind of environment we are raised in plays a large role in how we perceive our own lives and the world surrounding us. The United States fosters a completely different type of worldview in its residents than, say, Japan. I wouldn’t say human beings are a product ...

2021 Oscars Postponed to April

The Academy postpones the 2021 Oscars ceremony. (Courtesy PxHere)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

June 27, 2020

  The date for the 93rd Oscars ceremony has been pushed back to April 25, 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This latest announcement comes almost two months after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences first announced a change in film eligibility requirements, allowi...