Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy puts the "comic" back in comic-book characters
We've seen heroes introduced in many different ways since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started to take over the multiplex universe in the past several years. They've been gods fallen to Earth, and scrawny men turned into something like gods.

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Essentials: Entertainment Picks July 31-Aug. 6

Art, like any discipline, has its own language, and an artist has his or her own vocabulary. In the artistic language of American Indian artist Frank Buffalo Hyde, fuchsia and bright blue, polka dots and stripes are not simply a decorative backdrop

Arts Picks

Thor Sports

Comic-book fans don't always deal well with changes to characters
"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." According to Marvel Comics, these are the words carved onto Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. There have been times when someone other than Thor has picked up the hammer, found himself imbued with his power and proceeded to kick ass and take names.

Big Shiny Robot!

Boyhood

An often breathtaking chronicle of the messy business of becoming a man
The audacious experiment Richard Linklater undertook with Boyhood—shooting the film in small increments over the course of 12 years, following Mason (Ellar Coltrane), the child of a struggling single mother (Patricia Arquette) and a sometimes flaky, occasionally absentee father (Ethan Hawke), from first grade through his high school graduation—has dominated coverage of the movie.

Film Reviews

Devotees and Their Shrines

Centennial exhibit celebrates legacy of Utah art advocate Alice Merrill Horne
This year marks a number of historical milestones: the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, and a century since a events leading up to World War I.

Visual Art

July 31-Aug. 6: Fires Arising

You can’t imagine what it is yet, Leo
The Earth has been around for almost 4.6 billion years. But according to scientists who study the fossil records, fire didn’t make its first appearance on our planet until 470 million years ago.

Free Will Astrology

Need for Speed, Californication

New DVD/VOD releases Tuesday, Aug. 5
Mechanic/street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) is out of jail and out for revenge against the bastard who framed him for street-race manslaughter (Dominic Cooper), and this score can only be settled with ... a street race! Lesson ... learned?

DVD Reviews

Artys 2013

We hear it all the time: The arts are in trouble. Finances are tight; school arts programs are in decline. It’s never easy to be an artist—but is it getting harder all the time?

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