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‘Nine Days’ Celebrates the Gift of Life

‘Nine Days’ Celebrates the Gift of Life

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 31, 2020

  Every now and then, a film comes along that truly touches the soul, provokes meaningful questions and transcends the boundaries of its frame – one that is equally haunting and immersive. An official Selection of the U.S. Dramatic competition for the Sundance Film Festival, “Nine Days,”...

‘Wander Darkly’ Navigates A Time Bending Romance

‘Wander Darkly’ Navigates A Time Bending Romance

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 30, 2020

  Warning: Contains spoilers  for “Wander Darkly” Relationships are built on moments in time – sequences of mundane and joyful events that subtly build upon each other to form a bond. In “Wander Darkly,” director and writer Tara Miele breaks down the timeline of a relationship and a singular, tragic event that ...

Going Backstage with Pioneer Theatre Company’s Podcast

Going Backstage with Pioneer Theatre Company’s Podcast

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 30, 2020

  Salt Lake City boasts a diverse arts culture scene that includes museums, live music, arts festivals and more. Yet, one aspect of the arts that is often overlooked by many is theater. Pioneer Theatre Company is looking to change this through their podcast, giving listeners a high-end and inside...

Dine or Dash: Saola

Dine or Dash: Saola

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

January 28, 2020

  Stepping into Saola, a recently opened new Asian restaurant in Cottonwood Heights,  I was immediately transported to a new world. Filled with gold accents, marble tabletops, pink neon lights and the aromas of delicious food cooking, I knew my time at Saola would be well spent.    The...

‘Manic:’ a Radical Chase for Catharsis

‘Manic:’ a Radical Chase for Catharsis

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

January 28, 2020

  We're almost a month into 2020 and some of the biggest names in the music industry are kicking off the decade with heart-wrenching, introspective albums. From Selena Gomez’s honest “Rare” to Eminem’s surprise “Music to Be Murdered By,” it seems the decade is starting with a wave ...

‘Bad Hair’ Reimagines a Past Era of Cinema at Sundance 2020

‘Bad Hair’ Reimagines a Past Era of Cinema at Sundance 2020

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

January 26, 2020

  Warning: Contains minor spoilers for "Bad Hair" 1989, Los Angeles, a young black woman compromises her image in order to get ahead in the entertainment industry. So begins "Bad Hair," a 2020 Sundance Film Festival feature film from the incredible mind of Justin Simien. By the end, this hig...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 68: ‘The Witcher’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 68: ‘The Witcher’

By Arielle Gulley, Arts Writer

January 25, 2020

  While everyone seems to have given up on Netflix since the platform announced losses of popular movies and shows such as “Friends," I am here to reassure you that there are still shows available on Netflix that make it worth renewing your subscription. The most recent gem I’ve found ha...

Capturing the Spirit of Daring Adventure with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Capturing the Spirit of Daring Adventure with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 25, 2020

  What does it mean to achieve the impossible, and what does it feel like to do so? One may imagine Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Malala Yousafzai's determination to advocate for women's education or Orville and Wilbur Wright sending the first airplane into flight. For each of us,...

Taylor Swift Harnesses Her Power in Intimate Documentary ‘Miss Americana’

Taylor Swift Harnesses Her Power in Intimate Documentary ‘Miss Americana’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 24, 2020

  On a chilly Thursday night in the small mountain town of Park City, the Sundance Film Festival began debuting its 2020 films selected from across the globe. This year, the opening film for Sundance’s U.S. Documentary category was the highly anticipated Taylor Swift documentary “Miss America...

Resolving to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Resolving to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

January 23, 2020

  It's easy to boil down something such as a New Year's resolution to a cliche. You can imagine a peer or family member telling you as such, that by February they'll have already forgotten what their resolutions even were. For myself, New Year's Eve is not a remarkable or enjoyable holiday. Perhaps...

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