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Harmons Emigration Market

Old/New store is back

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Oct 4,2011 - Emigration Market was a constant presence at the intersection of 1700 East and 1300 South from 1942 until it closed in 2010. Now, the store is back up and running in a new form—as Harmons Emigration Market.

Back to School

Football Sucks

Even if you hate sports, Utah’s rise in national standing will affect your college life.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Aug 18,2011 - Football Sucks, Even if you hate sports, Utah’s rise in national standing will affect your college life.


Changes of Heart

New conversion-themed LDS books

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // May 30,2011 - The conversion process is a great vehicle for storytelling: the immersion into new ideas; a person feeling his life changing; the moment when he sees the world in a whole new way ...

Cover Story

Elders Over Broadway: The Book of Mormon Musical

The LDS Church might be the biggest fan of the saucy, potty-mouthed musical The Book of Mormon.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Mar 23,2011 - Most of this scene is classic New York City, but one thing here stands out as odd: The marquee above the theater reads The Book of Mormon ...

Cover Story Sidebars

Review: The Book of Mormon Musical

The Book of Mormon: Obscene, irreverent and delightfully charming.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Mar 23,2011 - What’s surprising about The Book of Mormon isn’t that parts of the musical push Broadway to new levels of obscenity, blasphemy and outrageousness ...


The Meeting: What Might've Happened Between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jan 10,2011 - Writer Jeff Stetson has offered a rendition of how the conversation might have unfolded in his 1987 play The Meeting, which features the two leaders verbally sparring in a fictitious summit set in a Harlem hotel room in 1965.


New Books Explore Relationship Between Mormons and Traditionally Liberal Territory

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Dec 17,2010 - Two words generally not uttered in the same sentence with the Provo school are “environmentalism” and “Hollywood.” What would such traditionally liberal territory have to do with the conservative bastion of Utah County?


Restless Spirits: Utah’s Small Town Ghosts

Local Haunts: Restless Spirits sheds a scary light on Utah ghost stories.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Oct 27,2010 - As the weather cools, leaves fall and the nights get longer, it’s the perfect time for some good ghost stories.


New Mormon History Books

Two new books look back on Mormons in history, with varying degrees of reliability.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Sep 27,2010 - It’s hard to think of two more quintessentially “American” events than the battle of Gettysburg and baseball’s World Series ...

Get Out

Utah CrossFit

Fit to Be Tried: Utah CrossFit athletes take their skills to a national competition.

By Geoff Griffin
POSTED // Jul 12,2010 - Among its many distinctions, Salt Lake City can also claim to be home to planet Earth’s second-fittest man ...
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