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Bo Burnham in Bo Burnham: Inside. (Courtesy Netflix)

Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’ Isn’t Just a Comedy Special

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer June 7, 2021

  Bo Burnham has always presented an interesting dichotomy of feelings about his successful comedy career. When asked what his advice would be to someone wanting to follow in his footsteps he said,...

Dreamscapes Rainbow wall. (Photo by Luke Jackson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Dream With Your Eyes Open at New ‘Dreamscapes’ Location

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 31, 2021

  "Dreamscapes," a popular immersive art experience, reopened its doors in a bigger location this February. Still located in The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, this new location expands and...

Artist George F. Baker III poses with his mural at Mural Fest 2021. (Photo by Luke Jackson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mural Fest 2021 Brings Healing, Fosters Sense of Community

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 19, 2021

  The sun smiled fondly on Salt Lake City as 10 artists from around the country proudly stood surveying their work. They beamed as the members of the Salt Lake community gathered around their murals,...

(Courtesy University of Utah School of Music)

U Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’ Prevails Amid Restrictive Circumstances

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 15, 2021

  A spotlight shines on a dark eerie stage. Giuseppe Verdi’s ominous score fills the air. A crumbled figure rises out of the darkness. A court jester, deformed, defeated, disgraced. He begins...

Cover of Crown Prince: Book One of New Blood. (Courtesy Amazon)

Salt Lake’s W.D. Kilpack III Named Sinister Soup’s Author of the Month

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 8, 2021

  For W.D. Kilpack III, writing is old hat. Receiving his first publication credit at age nine and completing his first fantasy novel at 12, Kilpack is a seasoned pro at spinning stories. It is...

Ludi Lin as Liu Kang and Max Huang as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat (2021). (Photo by Mark Rogers | Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Mortal Kombat’ Continues the Unsurprising Trend of Bad Video Game Movies

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 3, 2021

  Hollywood bigwigs are not shy about producing live action films based on popular video game franchises as a money grab. Since 1993, there have been forty live action video game films, each rather...

Oscars statuettes. (Courtesy Flickr)

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘One Night in Miami…’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 23, 2021

Feb. 25, 1964, has forever been branded as one of the most exciting and controversial events in boxing history. Florida exploded as 22-year-old Cassius Clay walked away with the title of World Heavyweight...

Riz Ahmed as Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal. (Courtesy Amazon Studios)

Opening Up the Oscars: Finding Stillness in ‘Sound of Metal’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 17, 2021

  In Rochester, New York, there is a community comprised of around 90,000 deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Communities like this are spread throughout the continental United States, but Rochester...

Cereal is no longer an unhealthy bowl of sugar and milk, but a delicious reward that I have earned by being alive. (Design by Ashlyn Cary | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Binge Bytes: ‘The Empty Bowl’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 10, 2021

  First, imagine you are floating — laying on your back as the sun reaches down and kisses gently upon your cheeks. You hear two silky voices from the heavens and a soft ambient ocean, calming...

Zack Snyders Justice League (Courtesy HBO Max)

The Return of Justice in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 3, 2021

  In 2017, fans were left extremely disappointed by the film “Justice League.” It was a confused, muddled mess of CGI, bad writing and little artistic vision. There was an understandable spark...