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Friday, November 17, 2017

Movie Reviews: Justice League, Lady Bird, The Square, Wonder, The Star

Jane, Dealt
A long-awaited super-team-up might dominate the box office, but alternate offerings include a pair of intriguing documentaries, an animated Nativity story, and the winner of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or. Justice League unites Batman, Wonder Woman and more in a movie that looks like it tried to take every note of criticism on its predecessors.  Cannes Palme d'Or-winnerThe Square  (pictured) attempts art-world satire that mostly scores cheap points at the expense of hypocritical sophisticates.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

‘There Are People Who Care’

LGBTQ youth summit announced.
An LGBTQ community center headquartered in conservative Provo is hosting a daylong event and welcoming all youth to join in an inclusive summit.

Twilight’s Twilight?

New survey questions concert series’ relevance, tries to map out its future.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Once something is gone, or under review, it could become mired in bureaucratic muck.


A super-hero epic that tries to take every note about its predecessors to heart
We hope, where super-hero movies are concerned.

Beyond Essentials Nov. 16 - 22

Bob Woodward, Salty Cricket, Wasatch Contemporary Dance and more.
The week before Thanksgiving is bursting with options, from the grand opening of a new comedy venue, to creative dance, to a journalism legend. This is Beyond Essentials.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

XX Marks the Spot

Panel focuses on importance of women in politics.
In partnership with Alliance for a Better Utah, it was the first in Impact Hub’s line up of events for its inaugural Women’s Week.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Movie Reviews: Murder on the Orient Express, Wonderstruck, Tom of Finland, Faces Places

A thin week at the movies ahead of the pre-Thanksgiving surge is headlined by a remake of a classic mystery, plus a documentary by a cinematic legend. MaryAnn Johanson finds that Kenneth Branagh's all-star revisiting of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (pictured) is pretty to look at but otherwise meaningless.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Theater Review: Plan-B Theatre Company's THE ICE FRONT

A World War II era historical footnote becomes a lesson for The Age of Trump.
It's an inevitable by-product of the Age of Trump that virtually all new art will be viewed through its lens: What does it say about who we have become, or who we are fighting? But there's a particularly fascinating contemporary subtext to Eric Samuelsen's The Ice Front, and its world-premiere production by Plan-B Theatre Company, despite the plot being inspired by events more than 70 years ago.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Utah Election News: Curtis Wins, SLC Council Adds Two New Faces

Politicians take to Twitter on election night.
At 8:53 p.m. Tuesday night, former Provo Mayor John Curtis tweeted out a celebratory victory cry, “It’s official, @AP calls it!

Beyond Essentials Nov. 8-15

Champions of Magic, The Petite Palace, Doug Loves Movies, Clybourne Park & more.
Magic, theater, comedy and more: There's always too much entertainment in a Utah week for one print paper to contain. This is Beyond Essentials.

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