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‘Damn These Heels’ LGBTQ+ Film Festival Gives Platform to Unique Voices

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 30, 2021

  After an unusual year, the "Damn These Heels" Queer Film Festival returns July 9-18 with both in-person and virtual content and events showcasing 50 feature-length and short films. The annual...

(Courtesy Lucy Peterson Watkins and Red Butte Gardens)

Red Butte Gardens’ Refreshing ‘Fiber Expressions’ Exhibit

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer June 28, 2021

  Red Butte Garden has been a Utah staple for 35 years — with over 20 acres of gardens and five miles of hiking trails, it is a phenomenal place to explore. Along with providing an escape to...

Lorde Returns to Music with ‘Solar Power’

By India Bown, Arts Writer June 26, 2021

  New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Lorde made a comeback this summer, four years after the release her second and most recent album “Melodrama," with the release of single "Solar Power" and...

Image from Disney-Pixar's Luca. (Courtesy USA Today)

Pixar Makes Statement with ‘Luca’ Release During Pride Month

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer June 21, 2021

  Disney-Pixar's latest feature film “Luca” follows a young sea monster by the same name, who is curious about life above water. Even when his parents warn him against going to see the humans,...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Promotion of Fast Fashion from Influencers Is Problematic and Unsustainable

By India Bown, Arts Writer June 18, 2021

  Fashion social media influencers, from platforms like Instagram and TikTok, use their status to push followers to a culture of fast fashion, moving people away from sustainability in their purchases....

Image for RTX at Home July 8-17. (Courtesy Rooster Teeth LLC)

RTX at Home Entertains Audiences Virtually for a Second Year

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 17, 2021

  Touted as “the world’s greatest" animation, gaming and entertainment event, RTX returns for its 11th year, with a second digital alternative to its annual convention RTX at Home July 8-17. Conference...

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‘When Evening Has Passed and Tomorrow Comes’ Exhibition Inspires and Reflects Utopia

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer June 15, 2021

  "Utopia" in and of itself is an interesting concept. First written by Sir Thomas More, the word is essentially a combination of the Greek words for “good place” and “no place.” A utopia...

Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) looks through his bodega's window to watch Washington Heights' residents dancing in the street.(Courtesy HBO Max)

‘In the Heights’ Shines Cinematically, Speaks to Representation in Hollywood

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer June 14, 2021

  A cinematic celebration of Washington Heights and Latin and Hispanic culture, the new movie “In the Heights” is an experience you do not want to miss. This film was directed by Jon M. Chu,...

A display at the UMOCA in Salt Lake City on June 9, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

UMOCA’s New Exhibitions Are an Abstract Artistic Revolution

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer June 10, 2021

  The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of three new exhibitions on Friday, June 4. The exhibitions were Jorge Rojas’ “Corn Mandala: Flower of Life,” Annelise Duque’s...

Gibson SG guitar against an amplifier. (Courtesy Eric Openshaw)

Music Movie Round-Up: Films You Don’t Want to Miss

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 9, 2021

  In his book "High Fidelity," author Nick Hornby wrote, “What came first, the music or the misery?” as his hopelessly romantic protagonist, record store owner Rob, revisited his failed relationships...