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Cozy Book Recommendations for Sweater Weather

By Grier Abercrombie, Arts Writer December 19, 2023

  Sweater weather is upon us. Now is the perfect time to get away from the cold Utah weather by escaping into the expansive worlds of fiction. Several genres come to mind when imagining fall...

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We Need to Talk About Porn

By Luke Jackson December 19, 2023

  Porn is a heavy and, honestly, culturally ugly term. There’s a lot of baggage and wincing at the sheer mention of it. As much as some of us (in the state of Utah) like to pretend that it doesn’t...

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‘The Boy and the Heron’: Another Studio Ghibli Classic

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer December 18, 2023

  Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, “The Boy and the Heron” is filled with many traditional Studio-Ghiblisms, including a young kid discovering a fantastical world, 1940s Japan, cute creatures,...

Liz Whittaker poses for a photo with her intimacy supply bag outside the Price Theatre Arts Building on Nov. 5, 2023. (Photo by Sarah Karr | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Getting Steamy Onstage: How Intimacy is Choreographed

By Josi Hinds, Arts Writer December 16, 2023

  Liz Whittaker has been in the theater business for over 20 years. Most of this time was spent acting with the occasional job as a director or sound designer. Then, one day in 2018, Whittaker’s...

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‘Wonka’: Magically Mediocre

By Josi Hinds, Arts Writer December 12, 2023

  Fog departs and we see a ship part the sea, heading for land. A man climbs a ladder, heading for the ship’s crow's nest. The camera zooms and the clouds part to reveal Willy Wonka, played by...

The Fleet Block Murals, which depcit victims of police brutality, along industrial buildings on 300 West in Salt Lake City on Oct. 6, 2023. (Photo by Minh Polaris Vuong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Salt Lake City Council Approves Fleet Block Rezone

By Josi Hinds, Arts Writer December 12, 2023

  On Dec. 5, the Salt Lake City Council voted to approve a rezone for the Fleet Block to a Form-Based Mixed Use Zone.   Fleet Block, which is located in the Granary District, is currently...

Fruitcake EP cover (Courtesy of Island)

Sabrina Carpenter’s ‘Fruitcake’: A Pleasant and Poppy Start to the Season

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer December 11, 2023

  Sabrina Carpenter is a name most people will recognize — either as the Disney Channel star, or as the singer. Being only 24, it is impressive that she already has years of stardom. Not only...

The Utah-based gospel-folk music group The Lower Lights performs their annual Christmas show in Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 8th, 2023. (Photo by Luke Larsen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Photo Series: The Lower Lights Christmas Concert

By Luke Larsen, Photographer December 10, 2023

  The Lower Lights is a revival Christian folk band with a proclivity towards traditional hymns and a general nature of professionalism. My first introduction to their music was three minutes before...

An attendee explores a local shop at the annual Utah Museum of Fine Arts’s Holiday Market in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (Photo by Minh “Polaris” Vuong | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Local Artisians at UMFA’s Annual Holiday Market

By Josi Hinds, Arts Writer December 7, 2023

  The sound of shuffling footsteps and voices floated through the sound of guest musicians playing instruments in UMFA’s Great Hall, where they hosted their annual Holiday Market this past weekend....

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‘Godzilla Minus One’: A Gargantuan Success

By Graham Jones, Arts Writer, News For U Producer December 6, 2023

  Despite being one of the most well-known characters in film history, it seems like most Americans haven’t seen many Godzilla films, especially the ones produced and distributed by Toho Studios....

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