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Friday, September 28, 2018

‘This is Not New’

Crowd gathers to support victims of sexual violence and call out Utah’s senators for not taking allegations seriously.
When McKenna Denson asked the crowd of more than 50 if they knew someone who had been sexually assaulted, all but a few raised their hands.

Movie Reviews: Night School, Smallfoot, Little Women, Blaze

Hell Fest, Pick of the Litter, The Children Act
Awards-season movies start arriving next week, but the end of September finds a cabinet-cleaning of animated musical, low-budget horror and a contemporary adaptation of a beloved classic. Smallfoot offers a surprising challenge to fear-based religious dogma in a cheery animated package.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Diverse as Truck

Andrew Zimmern chats about Salt Lake’s unique food-truck scene
"Salt Lake City has a really unique environment geographically, so from a weather standpoint, the food-truck season is fairly well extended," he said.

History Repeating

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, #MeToo and Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court just days after Hill’s testimony. “For many people, they would never view the court in the same way. They would never view politics in the same way." Hill said.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Safe (for Now)

Money approved for state parks and recreation is just one part of the debate on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s future.
The $1.3 million will help the State Parks and Recreation Office provide a 50-percent federal match to local funding.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Movie Reviews: The House With a Clock In Its Walls, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9, Lizzie

Lore, Assassination Nation, Let the Corpses Tan and more
It's a weekend jam-packed with new releases, including Michael Moore's latest documentary, several creepy tales ahead of Halloween season and a mind-bogglingly misguided romantic drama. In Fahrenheit 11/9 (pictured), Michael Moore offers a surprising balance of hope and misery from the Trump Era.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Theater Review: Salt Lake Acting Company's "A Funny Thing Happened ..."

The title of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unity at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City certainly is a mouthful, but it’s also kind of fitting for a play that packs a lot into its 95 minute running time. At once a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a mother-daughter relationship drama and a study of grief and loss, it brings an acidic comic sensibility to potentially maudlin subject matter, and the combination manages to help both go down more smoothly.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The March Goes On

Local March for Our Lives group is using current academic year to broaden its membership.
At first, the name “March for Our Lives Salt Lake City” made sense—it referred to the 8,000-strong crowd that chanted, yelled and trudged its way to the Capitol last March and demanded lawmakers pass bills that better protect Utahns from gun violence.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Theater Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's 'Oslo'

A fact-based story explores the power of building trust between enemies.
Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo  (running through Sept. 29) begins with a seemingly innocuous bit of table-setting. Two Norwegian couples share drinks together circa 1993: Sociologist Terje Rød-Larsen (Jeff Talbott) and his diplomat wife, Mona Juul (Kate Middleton); and incoming Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Johan Jorgen Holst (Ian Bedford) and his wife Marianne (Susanna Florence).

Friday, September 14, 2018

Movie Reviews: The Predator, A Simple Favor, Mandy, White Boy Rick, The Wife

Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Where Hands Touch, American Chaos
The September dumping ground sees a full slate of releases, from alien carnage to inspirational drama to Nicolas Cage at his Nicolas Cage-iest. Shane Black's The Predator over-complicates the concepts simple alien-chase appeal.  Unbroken: Path to Redemption continues the Louis Zamperini story with a second half just as incomplete as the first.

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