Monday, June 23, 2014


In a sense, I'm probably the exact wrong person to appreciate Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?--which makes it clear that Pinnacle Acting Company's production is doing something very right. Albee's 1962 psychological parlor drama is practically the ur-text for a brand of theater that tends to drive me nuts: the "theater of recriminations," in which friends and/or family members let loose with venomous reproaches towards one another based on accumulated bitterness.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Imagine a time and place where the boys dress in white shirts and ties, and the girls are clothed from wrists to toes. They are kept from the realities of conception and sexuality by an over-reaching system.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 Salt Lake Comic Con Announces First Guests

Salt Lake Comic-Con announced today the details of their September show, scheduled for the Salt Palace Convention Center Sept. 4-6, 2014. Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones and provided the voice for the character on The Clone Wars, was in attendance, as well as representatives from the various fan costuming organizations.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Utah Guide To Free Comic Book Day 2014

As you may have read in this week's edition of City Weekly, Free Comic Book Day is kind of a big deal, especially to those of us who read them. --- Aside from promoting brands and characters, the day can be used as a great way to bond with your kids (for those of you who have them) as well as promote reading in children who otherwise may not be interested in regular literature.

Monday, April 28, 2014

FanX: A Review, One Week Removed

So here's the thing... Chances are if you couldn't make FanX last week, you were mining Twitter and local media for every update you could.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Book Review: THE SHADOW PRINCE by Bree Despain

Here’s why it’s not prudent to make sweeping statements like, “Really? Another supernatural teen romance?”: Because you might wind up missing something like Salt Lake City author Bree Despain’s terrific new adventure.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Book Review: DANGEROUS by Shannon Hale

Maybe it shouldn’t matter than Shannon Hale’s new novel is a young-adult super-hero adventure whose protagonist is female. And non-white.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Salt Lake Comic Con Announces 2014 Plans

Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg -- the minds behind Salt Lake Comic-Con -- today announced big plans  for the the 2014 convention.

Monday, November 11, 2013

ERIC(A) Revived, Heads Out on Tour

Usually by the time City Weekly is handing out performing-arts Artys awards, it's too late to see the honored performances. Here's a rare opportunity to catch up with a winner.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ENDER'S GAME Exhibit at BYU Library

Fans of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series will have even more to look forward to this week than the premiere of the film adaptation, thanks to a BYU library exhibit. Opening Nov. 1 to coincide with the release date of the Ender's Game feature film, BYU's Harold B. Lee Library will be opening an exhibit tracing the development of the original book.

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