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Friday, April 20, 2018

‘We Are Numb’

Utah students gather at Capitol to demand gun-reform legislation.
Students from across the Wasatch Front met at the Capitol on Friday afternoon to, in the words of organizer Gracie Shirley, protest “every school shooting that has ever occurred.”

Movie Reviews: I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2, You Were Never Really Here

Final Portrait, Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
Amy Schumer headlining a high-concept rom-com and a long-time-coming comedy sequel hit multiplexes ahead of the Avengers onslaught, and art houses feature a brutal action thriller and a long-time-coming documentary sequel. I Feel Pretty (pictured) showcases Schumer and a terrific supporting cast in a story that could use a few more jokes.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sun's Out, Guns Out

Couple hundred gather at Capitol steps for pro-gun rights rally.
“God gave us 10 commandments. Only 10,” one speaker told the crowd, "but when people want something, they disobey laws to get what they want."

Friday, April 13, 2018

Theater Review: Hamilton

A fascinating musical is more than just the sum of its songs.
The touring company of Hamilton arrives in Salt Lake City with the ferocious buzz of a superstar pop band coming to town—but a piece of theater isn't the same as a group coming on stage to play the hits. There are things you can't know about a show simply by listening to the songs, no matter how many times you listen to them.

Movie Reviews: Rampage, Borg vs. McEnroe, Truth or Dare, Foxtrot

Beirut, Finding Your Feet, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Mutant animals invade multiplexes this weekend, while art house offerings include a fictionalized account of a classic sports rivalry, a complex Israeli drama and a feel-good dramedy about sparring sisters. Rampage's tale of giant animals attacking Chicago is sluggish enough at times that giant animals begin to feel like the least implausible thing about it.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Theater Review: Fun Home

Powerful musical finds emotion in thoughts left unfinished
What you notice first about the songs in Fun Home is that they're not entirely complete.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Movie Reviews: Isle of Dogs, A Quiet Place, Blockers

Trek: The Movie, The Leisure Seeker
A monster thriller and broad comedy lead the entries at local multiplexes, while the art houses offer stop-motion from Wes Anderson and the pairing of Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren. Director/co-writer/star John Krasinski has a crackling suspense thriller in A Quiet Place (pictured), right up until it faces The Monster Problem.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ready Player One, Loveless, Have a Nice Day

Steve Spielberg and pop-culture nostalgia dominate the multiplexes this Easter weekend, while art house offering include an Oscar-nominated Russian drama and a unique animated caper thriller.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Guv Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill

With a Medicaid ballot initiative looming in November, Tuesday’s move could end up being overtaken.
Herbert praised the Trump administration for acknowledging what the state wanted out of its Medicaid expansion.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

‘How Much Longer Do We Have to Deal With This Shit?’

Thousands of students, teachers and parents march to the State Capitol demanding action to curb gun violence.
An hour before the march got underway, a pro-Second Amendment rally was held across the street. The counter-protest was called “March Before Our Lives” and was hosted by the Utah Gun Exchange.

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