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UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

By Hannah Keating

August 3, 2019

  In Utah Museum of Fine Arts' newest exhibition, two heads are better than one. With pieces previously found in the museum’s collection accompanied with newly acquired pieces, the collection explores pendant pieces — pairs whose stories "hang" on one another. Leslie Anderson, curator of...

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

By Alison Myers

June 13, 2019

  Here’s the scenario — the civil rights movement is blazing across America, kids are being shipped in scads to fight a war that grows increasingly unethical every day and television has never been better. Every week, viewers escape from the dreary paranoia of the late ’60s with “Space:...

Find and Feed Your Inner Artist

Find and Feed Your Inner Artist

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 25, 2019

  Summer is the best time to fill your life with the arts. If you've been pushing off your goals of becoming a more artistically-driven and self-aware human, you now have several months to achieve them. It's the perfect season to create habits that you can carry into the school year. You may...

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

By Yixin Song

April 27, 2019

  It is always hard to review games that are built solely on narrative without revealing any spoilers. You can talk about the intense fights, art styles and why characters are in their current situation, but it is almost impossible to analyze elements such as the map design in "Gone Home" separ...

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

By Yixin Song

April 23, 2019

  Whether or not video games are a form of art has been a heated argument for the past several decades. Loyalists of gaming have been claimed that video games are the greatest art bestowed upon humankind. Adversaries would contend that gaming is nothing but a meaningless waste of time. However,...

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

U’s MEChA Hosts Conference for High School Students

By Katelyn Collett

March 1, 2019

  The 2019 Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA) Conference occurred at the University of Utah on Feb. 27. High school students from Ogden to Provo gathered on campus to participate in this annual event. The theme of this year's conference was “Con Mi Gente y Mi Lapiz Enfrente” (Wit...

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

By Yixin Song

February 22, 2019

  I was running down the hill when the circle started closing in. Only three people (including me) left in the match. The stakes had never been higher. I saw one enemy running into the house across the street. Slid up against the wall, I activated my "ultimate," which created a transportation ...

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

By Marshall Falkner

January 25, 2019

  You guard your face as a sand storm rages. You push forward, rocky spires and broken stone structures just barely visible around you, breaching the desert sands. And there it is, the purple light you’ve been following, hovering just above you, the shadowy lines that define an invisible chapel...

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

By Alison Myers

January 22, 2019

  Art often communicates with us on an intuitive if not spiritual level, but for art to be considered activism, we may need to ask what qualifies the piece. For the ideas to be provoking, what side of the scale will be most effective? Should art drive its audience towards outrage or introspectio...

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