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Pandemic Continues to Postpone Tentpole Films, Suppressing Revenues

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

October 19, 2020

  When the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold of the U.S. back in early March, it made sense that theaters shut down and film projects come to a screeching halt. But few moviegoers had expected to still be experiencing such a setback now, over half a year later. Initially, hopes were high that...

Nightmare on 13th Celebrates 30 Years in the Making

An outside view of the Nightmare on 13th grounds (photo by Zoe Gottlieb | Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Zoe Gottlieb, Arts Writer

October 11, 2020

  Celebrating 30 years in the business, Nightmare on 13th promises this upcoming season to drive terror into the hearts of anyone brave enough to enter through its doors. The haunted attraction’s latest promotional video highlights some utterly “terrifying” achievements — including the milest...

Have Hashtags Lost Their Purpose?

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By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

September 21, 2020

  My COVID-19 era mornings have recently started with a better wake-up than coffee, cold showers or calisthenics. My jolt to start the day begins with opening Twitter or Instagram and “doomscrolling,” a term newly adopted by the Merriam Webster dictionary and a very real phenomenon happening as a result of the eschatological worry of today. One thing that I’ve noticed during my daily doom routine is that hashtags ...

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...

Utah Revisits Pride Traditions with First Road Rally

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

September 13, 2020

  On Oct. 11, 2020, the Utah Pride Center plans to host the first annual Utah Pride Road Rally.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of pride celebrations that usually take place in June were canceled. Kevin Randall, the director of Public Relations for the Utah Pride Center, s...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 81: ‘The Midnight Gospel’

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By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

August 30, 2020

  Enlightening and vulnerable podcast conversations might not sound like they belong against a backdrop of absurd and sometimes violent cartoons, but not far into its first episode, “The Midnight Gospel” proves to execute this blend with ingenuity. Void of a traditional three-part story ...

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...

Anti-Facial Recognition Technology: How Makeup and Masks Can Protect Us

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By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

August 11, 2020

  If you, like me, have a smartphone that uses facial recognition to unlock, it’s likely that you’ve run into issues with the technology. Maybe your phone doesn’t recognize you when you are wearing a mask in public or if you’ve done a full face of makeup. Slight alterations to our physi...

Shopping Sustainably with the ‘Good on You’ App

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

August 8, 2020

While this fall semester may feel different from most, I always associate the months of August and September with the back to school season. This time marked by returning to classes always feels like a great time for personal rebranding and shopping for a new wardrobe — or just adding a few key pi...