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Friday, June 22, 2018

Utah Arts Festival 2018: Wall Dancing

Bandaloop turns modern dance on its ear
The Utah Arts Festival offers plenty of earthbound pleasures, from musical performances to a markeplace teeming with visual artists.

Movie Reviews: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Won't You Be My Neighbor?

The Catcher Was a Spy, The Seagull
Dinosaurs rule the multiplexes this weekend, while counter-programming includes a Chekhov adaptation, a historical biopic and a documentary about a gentle TV legend. A stellar cast elevates the adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, but it makes you wish for that cast to take the show on the road.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘A Piece of Mormon History’

MormonLeaks releases draft of 1982 report on LDS church’s Indian Placement Program.
The report notes that “many groups and individuals opposed such practices,” including placing Native American children in non-Native foster homes during the school year.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

‘One Change at a Time’

Refugees recognized by city, mayor amid latest immigration turmoil.
To kick off the World Refugee Day celebration, more than 50 people gathered at the Sorenson Unity Center on the city’s west side for a moment of silence and reflection.

Monday, June 18, 2018

‘The American Heart’

Romney speaks out against Trump’s immigration policy during local company tour.
“I don’t think it demonstrates the nature of the American heart when you see children being ripped from their parents at the border," he said.

Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Who’s Going to Be Their Voice?’

Hundreds show support for local immigrant, refugee and asylee communities.
Erica Rojas went to the protest with her husband and 8-month-old son. “You don’t have to be a parent to feel disgust and anger, to see how these children are being treated," she said.

Movie Reviews: Incredibles 2, Tag, Hearts Beat Loud, Superfly

American Animals, Gotti
The return of Pixar's superhero family shares multiplex screens with a true story of game-playing buddies and the remake of a blaxsploitation classic, while art house offerings include a low-key father-daughter drama and a unique fact-based heist thriller. The comedy Tag  (pictured) takes the slapstick of its fact-based premise and tries to add an earnest exploration of male friendship.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Orrin Hatch: LGBTQ Hero?

The Utah senator expressed support for vulnerable LGBTQ youth in a floor speech this week.
Orrin Hatch: Defender of the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling. Supporter of Ben Carson and Betsy DeVos.

Come on Trixie, Let’s Go Party

Svelte icon Trixie Mattel on success, prison-sex fantasies and being that bitch.
The Milwaukee native, speaks with City Weekly about Mormons, the perils of intimate fan encounters and pee color.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Set in Stone

Mayor puts finishing touches on City and County Building renovation.
Salt Lake City Mayor and amateur stonemason Jackie Biskupski placed the last stone in the City and County Building on Wednesday afternoon, symbolically completing the historic building’s two-year restoration. “The scaffolding is completely gone,” Biskupski said of the long-running construction project.

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