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Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 7, 2020

  Jillian DiNucci, a sophomore at the University of Utah and student in the Actor Training Program, has now written and produced her own play. Originally hailing from Boise, Idaho, she first got her start with a playwriting program at the age of 13. Now, after receiving a grant, DiNucci has ...

Binge Bytes: ‘2 Dope Queens’

Binge Bytes: ‘2 Dope Queens’

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

February 7, 2020

  I am constantly being recommended different podcasts from friends and family. Everyone thinks that their podcast about murder or the one hosted by their favorite comedian is the best thing since sliced bread. It reached the point where I had been inevitably disappointed by so many podcasts that I most...

‘Wendy’ Reframes the Story of Peter Pan Through a Lyrical Modern Lens

‘Wendy’ Reframes the Story of Peter Pan Through a Lyrical Modern Lens

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  J. M. Barrie's famous novel and stage play "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" has been adapted countless times into various retellings, between theatre, books and film. It's a tale that seems to intrigue everybody — a myth of what would happen if children were granted the choice...

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nail Drama with ‘Downhill’

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nail Drama with ‘Downhill’

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 3, 2020

  There are particular actors that we associate with comedy as opposed to any other genre. Often, it can be difficult to think of these people in more dramatic and heartfelt roles, but skilled performers have been known to surprise — like Steve Carell in "Dan in Real Life" or Melissa McCarthy...

Wedding Weekend Redefined in ‘Palm Springs’

Wedding Weekend Redefined in ‘Palm Springs’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 2, 2020

  The 2020 Sundance Film Festival began winding down on Saturday, Feb. 1,  with select films holding their final showings. The effortlessly funny, eccentric, romantic comedy “Palm Springs” was one. Directed by Max Barbakow, “Palm Springs” stars Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Camila Mendes ...

‘Chemo Brain’ Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

‘Chemo Brain’  Examines Cancer with Staggering Gravitas

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  What's the most you can accomplish in eight days? For myself, this depends on the week at hand — I might get a project finished, meet with some friends or read a few books. However, I can hardly imagine accomplishing what screenwriter and director Kristian Håskjold managed to achieve in...

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

‘Horse Girl’ Fuels the Imagination with Whimsy and Nightmares

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Some of the greatest mind-bending films ask us questions about how to differentiate between the real and the unreal, from "Inception" to "The Truman Show" to "The Matrix." How often, however, do we face such dilemmas in real life? For many people suffering from mental illness, it can be especially...

‘Save Yourselves!’ Satirizes Tech and Relationships with Heart

‘Save Yourselves!’ Satirizes Tech and Relationships with Heart

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Warning: This article contains mild spoilers of "Save Yourselves!" We all know the stereotype of the tech-addicted young adult. Along with it comes the belief that such people run oblivious to real-world issues. "Maybe you would know what's going on if you put your phone down," a critic...

‘The Go-Go’s’ Showcases the Spirit of Girl Power

‘The Go-Go’s’ Showcases the Spirit of Girl Power

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

  Few artists have achieved the level of fame and success as the Go-Go's. An all-female punk-pop band, the Go-Go’s made history as the first female band to play their own instruments, write their own songs and have a debut album spend six consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200...

UMFA Brings Japan to Utah

UMFA Brings Japan to Utah

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

It’s been nearly a decade since the Utah Museum of Fine Arts displayed a full exhibition on the works of Japanese artists. Now, they aren’t just presenting one, but two. With materials drawn from both the UMFA collection and from institutions across the country, the unique but complementary p...

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