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Cinema Globetrotting: Free Movies to Watch From Around the World

Cinema Globetrotting: Free Movies to Watch From Around the World

By Abigail Bowe, Arts Writer

January 16, 2020

  Many compelling films hide amidst foreign language and independent titles which don't make it straight away to commercial availability in the United States. Oftentimes, U.S. viewers only become aware of these movies when they break into an Academy Award nomination, make a major splash at big prem...

Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

Pop Cultured: Stop Marvelling the Redundant Marvel Movies

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 14, 2020

  Look, I love Marvel. I draw superheroes, read the comics and sell themed jewelry at craft fairs. I go to see the movies when they come out at the theater, while I'll admit that I quite like Disney Plus — in some small part because I can't resist the frightening allure of Baby Yoda — but it also allows me to dig into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the drop of a hat. The franc...

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...

Payne’s Favorite Films of 2019

Payne’s Favorite Films of 2019

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

December 22, 2019

  We approach the end of a decade after an eventful and frankly depressing year. Yet amid the conflicts, disasters and scandals that marked the year, we've seen the arts flourishing and developing in new, exciting ways. The film industry, for one, has produced incredible new movies that have ...

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:...

Pop-Cultured: A Dark Obsession

Pop-Cultured: A Dark Obsession

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

November 9, 2019

In the darkness of the morning, I roll over and begin scrolling through my phone. As I get ready, the latest Billie Eilish album runs on repeat. I sing along to “Bad Guy” and walk to Trax listening to “Bury a Friend.” At school, my friends and I discuss the newest comic book adaptation, the dark...

Utah Symphony Celebrates Día de Muertos with ‘Coco’

Utah Symphony Celebrates Día de Muertos with ‘Coco’

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

November 7, 2019

With Halloween now over, the spooky decorations and costumes are being tucked away across many households. But when Halloween ends, another celebration begins — Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead — a major holiday in Mexican culture. The Utah Symphony participated in this year’s celebrations...

September Arts Desk Favorites

September Arts Desk Favorites

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

October 29, 2019

  Palak Jayswal September quickly turned into a month of nostalgia for me. It’s always interesting to be able to turn back to old art — whether it’s music, tv or a good book — and relive the feelings you experienced when you first consumed it. For me, September consisted of reminis...

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

October 24, 2019

Let’s set the stage: it’s 2019. The musical, “Hamilton,” has long since garnered accolades and publicly denounced Mike Pence. The cast has transformed several times and traveled around the country, stealing hearts in every state. Of course, you know this, because if you love the musical, you’ve...

The Gaza Fights for Freedom: Independent Documentary, Collective Cause

The Gaza Fights for Freedom: Independent Documentary, Collective Cause

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer

October 14, 2019

Lights at the concert blared outside the Union where students flooded into the gates to enjoy a night of music. Unnoticed, though, behind this chaos was a quieter gathering of Salt Lake residents including socialists, antiwar advocates, peace advocates and the generally curious. The subject — protests...

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