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Pop-Cultured: Tattoos are an avenue for self-healing

Artist Craig Secrest tattoos his customer Connor at Heart of Gold Tattoo shop in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

April 24, 2020

  Before I discuss my perspective on tattoos as a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I feel it’s crucial to acknowledge why we even have these art forms to begin with. Although the earliest evidence of body art is on a man named Ötzi who died around 3250 BCE in the...

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

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By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor

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

BYU students celebrate after a BYU touchdown vs. The University of Utah Utes in an NCAA football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

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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

Dr. W. Paul Reeve, professor of history at the University of Utah. Reeve teaches Utah history, Mormon history, and the history of the U.S. West.  

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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

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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

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

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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