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’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  For the majority of the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre’s lastest production, what lies between a rock and a hard place is literally the titular Floyd Collins. Based on a true story, as a passionate cave explorer in the early 1920s, Floyd Collins (Derek DuBay) spends his ti...

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  “Welcome to V-Season” flashes in red on the homepage of the V-Day organization’s website. The “V” referred to here is not necessarily what we usually associate with the middle of February — there are no Valentine’s cards or red hearts here, only a proclamation to end violence ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 69: ‘Love Island’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 69: ‘Love Island’

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

February 14, 2020

  There are certain television shows that manage to challenge us intellectually, or require large amounts of thought and attention from their audiences in order to fully comprehend the storyline. While those intense political dramas or concentrated murder mysteries are exciting and hold a place...

A Love Letter to Utah in ‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’

A Love Letter to Utah in ‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 14, 2020

  Inhabiting the extremely salty waters of Great Salt Lake are vast numbers of brine shrimp. Measuring about a half-inch long, these tiny crustaceans play an important role in their ecosystem — feeding on green algae in the Great Salt Lake and providing a food source for birds. Brine shrimp...

Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ Offers Introspection and a Final Goodbye

Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ Offers Introspection and a Final Goodbye

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

February 13, 2020

  I remember first listening to Mac Miller when he released his "K.I.D.S." mixtape in 2010, and I thought of him as this upbeat goofy kid who could rap and was all about having a good time. Watching his MTV show “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family” seemed to further solidify my thoughts...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 13, 2020

  When Jessica Baynes was a freshman in the University of Utah Modern Dance Program, she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she fell out of a leap and landed on the back of her skull. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her experience with the relationship between recovery and movement would lau...

Georgia’s ‘Seeking Thrills’ Reaches New Etheral and Electric Heights

Georgia’s ‘Seeking Thrills’ Reaches New Etheral and Electric Heights

By Parker Dunn

February 11, 2020

  The new year and decade are off to an impressive start within the music industry. Multi-talented U.K. artist Georgia’s electrifying sophomore album “Seeking Thrills” is at the forefront. It’s been a long five years since the release of singer, songwriter, drummer and producer Georgia’...

Dine or Dash: House of Tibet

Dine or Dash: House of Tibet

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 11, 2020

  Off the stretches of State Street lies House of Tibet. This quaint restaurant is easy to miss as it easily blends into its surroundings. Yet, upon crossing its threshold, the aromas of comforting foods and welcoming spices invite you to take a seat and settle in for a night filled with deli...

The Chronicle Playlist: Slow it Down

The Chronicle Playlist: Slow it Down

By Cade Anderson

February 9, 2020

    February is a strange time — winter is about to burst at the seams but spring still feels eons away, and smack in the middle of the month is one of the most polarizing holidays in American culture. Whether you appreciate the excuse to spoil (or be spoiled by) your partner or,...

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

Another Year for Women Going Unacknowledged Across Awards Shows

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 8, 2020

  Media awards shows are often criticized, whether it be for a lack of racial diversity as #OscarsSoWhite trends for the fourth year in a row, for the toxic celebration of actors who risk their physical and mental well-being for a role or even for the hubbub surrounding the celebrity gossip that happe...

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