The Daily Utah Chronicle

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

By Josh Petersen

August 23, 2019

  Less than two blocks away from the Salt Lake Temple, there’s now another landmark to Utah’s most famous faith. Although one allows far more four-letter words than the other, both are sure to inspire some unwavering devotion. “The Book of Mormon,” which is playing at the Eccles Theatre...

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

Brown: BYU Nepotism and University of Utah Bias in Utah’s Top Tech Companies

By Jacob Brown

May 6, 2019

  It is no secret that the student cultures of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University are at odds with one another. A commonly held sentiment at BYU is the belief that the U is a second-rate academic option for students who are morally unworthy or intellectually incapable of att...

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

Paul Reeve Named Latter-day Saint Studies Chair

By Nicholas Rush

April 8, 2019

  The first-ever professor of Latter-day Saint studies at the University of Utah, award-winning author Paul Reeve, has been appointed chair of the Latter-day Saint Studies Steering Committee. According to the Tanner Humanities Center, the committee was initiated in 2010 to “encourage vibrant...

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

Brown: Race Relations and the LDS Church: A Problematic History of Revisionism

By Jacob Brown

February 5, 2019

  The Book of Mormon is a product of the century it was written in and the doctrinal policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were shaped by an America which structured its society in racial castes and justified that structure with divine and pseudoscientific authority. To...

Dan Reynolds’ Mission: Love Should Never Be Taboo

Dan Reynolds’ Mission: Love Should Never Be Taboo

By Palak Jayswal

February 4, 2019

  Utah is often forgotten in the grand scheme of things. Most references to the state are punchlines in popular culture, subjected to bad stereotypes. Which is why a band like Grammy-winning Imagine Dragons, whose lead vocalist is Dan Reynolds, is so important for Utah — a state which is m...

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