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‘Tolkien’ Falls Short

‘Tolkien’ Falls Short

By Ray Gill

May 14, 2019

  Warning: This article may contain spoilers. Biographical dramas are as popular as ever these days. For most people, not much is well-known about John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien's story. Now, "Tolkien" has hit theaters to portray the life of the greatest fantasy author of the 20th century...

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

I Hated ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

By Christopher Payne

May 13, 2019

  This article is spoiler free. It's not common that I walk out of a movie theater with a clear, non-conflicted opinion of a film. I've mastered the art of nitpicking and can usually find something wrong with the acting, the cinematography, poorly written dialogue or plot points, lack of character deve...

‘Avengers: Endgame:’ The Franchise Ending Doesn’t Disappoint

‘Avengers: Endgame:’ The Franchise Ending Doesn’t Disappoint

By Abigail Raasch

May 10, 2019

  Warning: You might not want to read this article if you have not yet seen the film. It contains some spoilers. Summer is here at the University of Utah and "Avengers: Endgame" has been released at the perfect time. The finale to the fourth phase of Marvel's Avengers superhero series, this conclu...

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  “About 30% of honors students complete the Honors Bachelor Degree, the highest degree an undergraduate can earn at the University of Utah,” said Dean of the Honors College, Sylvia Torti. “This year, 175 students are scheduled to complete the degree and they will represent about 45 di...

U’s EAE Program Draws Game Design Students from Around the World

U’s EAE Program Draws Game Design Students from Around the World

By Ray Gill

April 15, 2019

  From Brazil to China, the University of Utah is attracting students from all over the world. What attracts some students to the U is the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program. The university is ranked No. 6 by The Princeton Review for the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design” and No. 5 for the “Top 25 G...

‘Game of Thrones’ Theories Leading Up to Final Season

‘Game of Thrones’ Theories Leading Up to Final Season

By Alaikia Marielle and Christopher Payne

April 10, 2019

  Warning: The following contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” The fantasy series epic, HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” airs its highly anticipated final season on April 14. Based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, "Game of Thrones" has enthralled dedicated v...

‘The Sunday Sessions’ is a Troubling and Intimate Look at Conversion Therapy

‘The Sunday Sessions’ is a Troubling and Intimate Look at Conversion Therapy

By Alison Myers

March 17, 2019

  How we respect individuals’ wishes, even when those wishes result in what seems to be self-abuse, is a tricky and often painful space to navigate. The conservative side of the conversion therapy debate often makes excuses. Defenders of conversion therapy equivocate on some of their prior...

“Captain Marvel” Blasts Off Despite Initial Backlash

“Captain Marvel” Blasts Off Despite Initial Backlash

By Christopher Payne

March 10, 2019

  “Captain Marvel” faced a boycott, an onslaught of criticisms and even faked negative reviews before its release on Thursday, March 7. Online, countless voices attacked the casting of Brie Larson in the lead role of Captain Marvel along with Marvel’s trend towards producing more diverse m...

Watch Local: Faultline Film Awards Unite Utahns

Watch Local: Faultline Film Awards Unite Utahns

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 8, 2019

  On March 5, our friends at Wasatch Magazine held the third annual Faultline Film Awards ceremony at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. For a few hours on a Tuesday night, locals gathered to watch films, visit booths from the event sponsors and enter raffles to win prizes. Among the prizes were PRO...

Arts Calendar: March 2019

Arts Calendar: March 2019

By Hannah Keating and Christopher Payne

March 4, 2019

  "Chicago Nights" Odyssey Dance Theater Feb. 27, March 1, 7, 9 The Odyssey Dance Theater will bring Chicago to life in the midst of the roaring twenties with “Chicago Nights.” Prepare yourself for the mobsters, violence and jazz of the 1920s presented through dance. This work is dir...

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