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Friday, November 30, 2018

Movie Reviews: The Possession of Hannah Grace, Border, Life and Nothing More, Mirai

A post-Thanksgiving dead zone at the multiplexes leaves room for a few unique art-house offerings. The Swedish fantasy Border crafts an intriguing romantic allegory about assimilation and the hate-inspiring ripple effects of dehumanization.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Challenger Appears

Backed by prominent local politicos, SLC businessman and philanthropist David Ibarra throws his hat in mayoral ring.
Sim Gill said Ibarra’s early life gives him an understanding of the city’s most vulnerable residents, a firsthand knowledge most people don’t have. “The person that I know in David Ibarra is a man who is here to serve their needs.”

Rolling Deep

Hundreds turn out for a public hearing on medical cannabis, Proposition 2 and the “compromise” lawmakers could pass next week.
“This so-called compromise does seek to undermine democracy,” attendee Kelly Jones said, stressing that her fellow Utahns knew what they were doing when they passed Prop 2. “They voted, I voted. We know the meaning of our vote.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Movie Reviews: Creed II, Green Book, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Robin Hood, The Front Runner

Your Thanksgiving weekend movie line-up
Holiday movie season gets its launch with a pair of sequels, a couple of awards-season fact-based dramas and yet another screen incarnation of everyone's favorite resident of Sherwood Forest. The Rocky saga continues in Creed II with a solid tale  of making peace with the legacy of the past.

The Shadows Flee

MormonLeaks publishes documents alleging sexual abuse of a minor by an LDS church patriarch.
It’s difficult to draw conclusions from this single leak about how the church investigates such allegations, McKnight says but, “this at least gives us a glimpse of how they handled it in this one particular case.”

Monday, November 19, 2018

LDS Interlocutors

Guv discusses church’s role in drafting cannabis “compromise” legislation.
“Is it perfect? Probably not, but that’s why we have a public process that allows us to modify, improve, amend as we go forward," the governor said.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Movie Reviews: Fantastic Beasts 2, Widows, Instant Family, A Private War, Boy Erased

The Wizarding World returns again, in a pre-Thanksgiving weekend that also features a heist thriller from the director of 12 Years a Slave, a family comedy and a tale of gay-conversion therapy. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (pictured) can't manufacture an emotional connection to its new characters in a beloved universe.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Movie Reviews: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Overlord

What They Had, Wildlife
A new version of a classic tale, a new adventure for a literary character and Nazi zombies take over multiplexes this week. Claire Foy takes over the role of dragon-tattooed Lisbeth Salander in the generic espionage thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web.  Actor Paul Dano shows impressive chops in his directing debut Wildlife, even if the concept feels fundamentally literary.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Power to the Props

Utah voters approve ballot initiatives, but for some, the fight is not over.
With votes still being counted through Wednesday, Propositions 2 and 3 were on their way to passing with margins of around 50,000 votes.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Music Monday 11/5: Mike Peters' The Alarm, The Story So Far, Calvin Johnson and more

Local photographer Johnny Christensen attended Mike Peters’ The Alarm concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at The State Room and came back with this report: “Mike Peters held Salt Lake City fans in the palm of his hand as he shared his love for hiking in Zion National Park—despite fighting cancer for 18 years.” Tonight, Monday, Nov. 5 at The Complex, emo rock reigns supreme when The Story So Far, Turnover, Citizen, and Movements perform a stacked bill.

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