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Outdoor Patio at Nuchs  Pizzeria & Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah (Photo Courtesy Nuchs Pizzeria and Restaurant | Foursquare)

Pizza Wars: Searching for the Best Slice in SLC

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer March 1, 2022

  Pizza — it’s the stuff of the gods. It’s the modern-day equivalent to ambrosia. Each time the playful sauces and the gooey mozzarella conduct their symphonic melody on my tastebuds, I count...

Binge Bytes: Films to Be Buried With

Binge Bytes: ‘Films to Be Buried With’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer February 24, 2022

  Brett Goldstein sits across from you. “Good lord he is handsome,” you think to yourself. You’ve seen him as the ever-lovable, constantly cursing Roy Kent on Ted Lasso, but now it’s time...

Junior U of U swimmer, Andrei Ungur, during the swim and dive meet vs. The Colo Mesa Mavericks on Jan. 23, 2021 at the Ute Natatorium on campus. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Utah Swim and Dive Splits Weekend in Provo

By Max Lepore, Sports Writer January 31, 2022

  The Utes swimming and dive team traveled down to Provo this weekend to compete against arch-rival BYU. The Utes split their dual-meet, with the women taking home a dominating win with a final...

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The Show Must Go On: Entertainment Careers Through COVID

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 27, 2022

  It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on two years since COVID-19 disrupted our lives. In case you haven’t noticed, things have been a little bit different since then. Even...

Kanye West in Jeen-Yuhs. (Courtesy

Sundance: ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ is a Kanye Documentary for the Super-Fans

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 25, 2022

  Kanye West — he’s a rapper, producer, fashionista, father, husband and all-around cultural phenomenon. Even if you don’t listen to his music, you are no doubt familiar with his over-the-top,...

Karen Gillan in Dual. 
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Sundance: ‘Dual’ Fascinates with Darkness and Obscurity

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 23, 2022

  Riley Stearns has proven a unique and interesting addition to the world of off-kilter indie cinema. While I have only seen two of his three feature films, Stearns' distinctive style oozes through...

Colin Farrell in After Yang (Courtesy

Sundance: ‘After Yang’ is a Refreshing and Beautiful Addition to the Science Fiction Catalogue

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  When any piece of cinema brands itself with the daunting label of science fiction, certain expectations are involuntarily assigned. As an audience, we have become so accustomed to killer robots...

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore in When You Finish Saving the World. 

Sundance: Jesse Eisenberg’s Directorial Debut ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ is a Touching Exploration of Self-Worth

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  In 2002, Jesse Eisenberg made his cinematic acting debut in "Roger Dodger." His quick-witted, razor-sharp quirky style quickly became adored and his career began to skyrocket. With a range of...

Flight, an Opera by Jonathan Dove & April De Angelis.
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‘Flight’ is an Ambitious Opera That Sparks Curiosity in the Medium

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 16, 2022

  When my inexperienced mind approaches the art form of opera, I think of the music from "Carmen," a mysterious masked man singing from the depths of a theatre and that one episode of "SpongeBob"...

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‘Nightmare Alley’ is a Wonderfully Dark Reminder that Everyone is Horrible

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 12, 2022

  I’ve always had a slight obsession with sleight of hand magic tricks. The moment of disbelief in someone’s eyes when they’ve successfully been tricked is insanely satisfying. For a split...