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U Alumna and Salt Lake Film Society President Tori Baker Finds Power in Independent Cinema

U Alumna and Salt Lake Film Society President Tori Baker Finds Power in Independent Cinema

By Palak Jayswal

February 11, 2019

  Tori Baker has known one thing about herself from the first day at the University of Utah — she wanted to tell stories through a cultural lens. She’s been focused and clear about her passion and career from the very beginning. After graduating with a BA in Film Arts and Anthropology, Bak...

Opening Up the Oscars: “Black Panther” is a Leap Forward for Superhero Movies and Media Representation

Opening Up the Oscars: “Black Panther” is a Leap Forward for Superhero Movies and Media Representation

By Palak Jayswal

February 9, 2019

  It’s been a tremendous year of representation in film for people of color. The nominees for the Best Picture category at this year's Oscars awards reflect this diversity. Among these nominees is a fan and personal favorite: “Black Panther.” An enthralling combination of what America nee...

Black History: Writers Who Paved the Path

Black History: Writers Who Paved the Path

By Palak Jayswal

February 5, 2019

  In February, we celebrate African-American History Month. Some of the world’s richest and most renowned texts come from eloquent and talented black writers. Through their words, these authors and poets are able to give a voice to black people as they share their experiences with the rest...

Artistic Choice or Unfair Discrimination?

Artistic Choice or Unfair Discrimination?

By Abigail Raasch

January 20, 2019

  I commonly hear my friends, who are acting majors, describe their college degree as a "degree in auditioning." Nothing could be closer to the truth. As a performing arts student, one of the most important things that education can give to an aspiring actor are the tools to audition well. Hon...

Contemplating Graduation: Farewell to the University of Utah

Contemplating Graduation: Farewell to the University of Utah

By Adelina Whitten

January 16, 2019

  This piece was written by Adelina Whitten who graduated in Dec. of 2018. Here are a few of her thoughts prior to walking. The Arts Desk misses her and we wish her the best of luck as she enters the real world. — Madge Slack, Arts Editor Thousands of students graduate from Utah colleges ...

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Most Anticipated Books of 2019

By Palak Jayswal

January 15, 2019

  The best way to usher in a new year is to look forward to exciting new books, movies and music. Whether they are continuing old traditions or establishing new trends, 2019's slate of new releases promises to tell a variety of stories in all types of genres.  Here’s just a few to keep I’ll be ke...

“Malibu Nights” is a Wonderfully Cathartic Breakup Album

“Malibu Nights” is a Wonderfully Cathartic Breakup Album

By Palak Jayswal

November 14, 2018

  The alternative pop band LANY (the name is an acronym for Los Angeles, New York) released their new album “Malibu Nights” on Oct. 5. The nine-track sophomore album is a tribute to the process of navigating through a broken heart. Though it deals with tough emotions, “Malibu Nights” ...

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