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What Do We Mean by ‘Guilty Pleasures?’

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 20, 2021

  Early in the quarantine, I was invited to join a friend’s romance book club. This collective of readers is all women, well-read and passionate about a good love story.  Nearly weekly, we...

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The Chronicle Playlist: Scores That Tell Stories

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 19, 2021

  Back in 2007, I got an iPod Nano for Christmas. I then proceeded to spend my entire iTunes gift card on just one thing: the soundtrack to “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Thomas Newman....

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The Top 3 Films to Come Out of 2020

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer February 17, 2021

  If you’re like most people, you were more than ready to tuck 2020 into bed and put it away for good. Well, let's take a moment to dive back in. It was a rough year, but you’ve heard that...

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The 5 Black Alternative Bands You Need to Know in 2021

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer February 16, 2021

  The alternative rock genre is overwhelmingly white despite the poignant role that Black artists have played in the scene since its conception. The creativity and talent of Black musicians are...

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Black History Month and the Value of Representation in Film

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 16, 2021

  Since 1976, February has been the designated month to recognize Black history. This month was designed as a way to celebrate the achievements of Black people and their contributions to U.S. history....

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Climate Change and Eco-Fascism in the Dystopian Genre

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 13, 2021

  We’ve all seen the trope before: an evil mastermind has justified intentions but extreme methods. Thanos, for example — the supervillain of the Marvel cinematic universe — believes the...

The unveiling of the Golden Globes nominations on Feb. 3, 2021. (Photo by Robyn Beck | Courtesy of AFP)

Streaming Services Sweep 2021 Golden Globe Television Nominations

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer February 13, 2021

  The Golden Globe nominations for the 2021 ceremony have been announced with streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and HBO leading the charge with the production arm of their businesses making...

The unveiling of the Golden Globes nominations on Feb. 3, 2021. (Photo by Robyn Beck | Courtesy of AFP)

78th Golden Globes Film Nominations Spark Controversy

By Paige Gardner , Arts Writer February 13, 2021

  The 2021 Golden Globes will be presented on Feb. 28, ushering in an awards season judging a year fraught with unique challenges for filmmakers. The Globes' film nominations this year managed...

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32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Announced

By Heather Graham and Parker Dunn February 11, 2021

  Impactful projects centering on LGBTQ people of color, women, and transgender issues lead the 2021 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award nominations, recognizing diversity,...

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The U’s ‘Henry V’ Questions Leadership and Identity across a Virtual Stage

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 11, 2021

  In a continuation of the University of Utah theatre department’s entirely virtual 2020-21 season, the production of “Henry V” highlights the value of theatre and the arts in the midst of...

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