Most people in Salt Lake City have probably heard of O.C. Tanner, but think it's just a jewelry store.
Halt and Catch Fire reboots for Season 3; The View turns 20 ... somehow.
Horoscopes for August 11-17
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
In my opinion, you need to bask in the glorious fury of at least one brainstorm—preferably multiple brainstorms over the course of the next two weeks. What can you do to ensure that happens?
I Will Send Rain, 35x35, Salt Lake County Fair and Craig Robinson
Rae Meadows: I Will Send Rain
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath might be the story most closely associated with the Oklahoma "Dust Bowl" of the 1930s, but that doesn't mean it's the only story that can be found in that setting. And as one-time Utah resident Rae Meadows demonstrates in her novel I Will Send Rain, a setting doesn't define a story when its themes are more generally about the way different members of the same family can respond to the same crisis.
Kubo and the Two Strings celebrates the power of storytelling.
In the central plaza of a seaside Japanese village many years in the past, a young one-eyed boy named Kubo (Art Parkinson) is surrounded by an enraptured audience.
The Get Down dramatizes the rise of rap; Elvis Lives! digs up The King.
The Get Down
Friday, Aug. 12 (Netflix)
Series Debut: It's the last Prestige TV Debut of the summer, and viewers and critics alike are probably going to go easier on Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down than they did on that other high-profile '70s NYC musical history tour, HBO's Vinyl. It's nearly as messy as that Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger rock 'n' roll blowout, but The Get Down, which chronicles the origins of hip-hop in the Bronx, uses that chaos to better effect—it just takes a few episodes to, well, get down to it.
Our readers weighed in with their choices of the best creative work from the past year, and our staff and freelance contributors added some of their personal favorites. And it's all part of understanding that our experience of living in this place is enhanced by beautiful, thought-provoking acts of creation.