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Friday, September 29, 2017

Movie Reviews: American Made, Battle of the Sexes, Year by the Sea, The Unknown Girl

Two fact-based stories share multiplex screens with a remake-quel to a 1990s cult favorite, and the Dardenne brothers bring another great moral character study to the art house. Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne turn the impact of one good woman on others into the fascinating moral drama of The Unknown Girl.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Local Aid

Two weekend fundraisers aim to help those affected by earthquake in Mexico.
The 7.1 scale earthquake toppled entire buildings last week and killed hundreds of people. Footage shared on social media in the immediate aftermath shows plumes of dust where structures once stood.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nice Piece of Glass

Artwork on side of new downtown District Attorney bldg. unveiled.
Call it poetic: A self-described 58-year-old juvenile delinquent is responsible for art plastered on the side of the new downtown district attorney’s office.

'We Can't Mess It Up'

Floor plans for proposed homeless facilities unveiled.
Michelle Goldberg said she was never informed that the front door to the shelter is going to be on Paramount Avenue, directly across from her business.

Beyond Essentials Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Ririe-Woodbury's Parallax, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Marvel Universe Live and more
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company opens its 2017-2018 season with Parallax  (pictured), featuring a trio of works new to local audiences: Kate Weare's Salt Lake City premiere Unstuck; Raja Feather Kelly's world premiere Pantheon; and artistic director Daniel Charon's world premiere Exilic Dances. Performances are Sept. 28-30, 7:30 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South), $15-$35, with a special 1-hour family matinee version Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., $10 individual or $45 for a 5-ticket family pack.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Flour Power

Organizers behind ‘Gayest Bake Sale Ever’ hope LDS church matches donation to prevent youth suicide.
Members of the LGBTQ community are imploring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to match a donation that would bolster youth suicide prevention programs. Last week, two friends, Hillary McDaniel and Kat Kellermeyer, spearheaded the Gayest Bake Sale Ever, a response to the LDS church’s inclusion on an amicus brief in Masterpiece Cake v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 wrap-up: The Power of the Panel

As attendees trickled out of the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday at the end of the 5th annual Salt Lake Comic Con, many of the big moments will be associated with big names. Whether it's Q&A sessions in the big ballroom, or one-on-one autographs and photo-ops, the chance for interactions with celebrities like Elijah Wood, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Lloyd and John & Joan Cusack is one of the event's big selling points, and the source of plenty of memories.

Music Monday: Sept. 25

International Blues Challenge, RIP Charles Bradley, Goodbye Quiet Oaks.
International Blues Challenge Attention local blues musicians: Think you’ve got the chops to represent Utah in the International Blues Challenge? As an affiliate of The Blues Foundation, the Utah Blues Society gets to send one local blues act to Memphis to compete with the best of the rest of the country.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Movie Reviews: Kingsman: The Golden Circle; Lego Ninjago; Brad's Status

Stronger, Friend Request, Rebel in the Rye
An interesting mix of prestige drama, animated comedy and an action sequel hit local multiplexes, while art house offerings include a biopic of author J.D. Salinger. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (pictured) returns to the over-the-top spy hijinks of the 2015 original, only with a lot more narrative bloat between crazy action sequences.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

BYU + Coke: It's the Real Meme

University lifts 60-plus year ban on caffeinated drinks; internet loses shit.
You can now taste the feeling at Brigham Young University.

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