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Friday, August 10, 2018

U of U film grad releases debut feature

Nick Scown talks the filmmaking process and history behind PRETTY BAD ACTRESS
Nick Scown, a graduate of the University of Utah Film Studies program, sends his first feature film, Pretty Bad Actress—a dark comedy about a former child star kidnapped by a crazed fan—into select theaters and streaming platforms  today (co-star Jillian Bell is pictured). Ahead of that release, he answered a few City Weekly questions via email.

Movie Reviews: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg, Dog Days, The Cakemaker

Which is scarier: a giant shark, an internet boogeyman or the Ku Klux Klan? This week's new releases give you a chance to find out.

‘A Rational World’

Hatch bemoans “unfortunate politicization” of the Supreme Court confirmation process.
“The best we can do is get people who are honest, capable, knowledgeable, brilliant in this particular case, and just hope for the best,” Hatch said.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Movie Reviews: Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds, Spy Who Dumped Me

A strange new take on Winnie the Pooh, espionage farce and supernatural young-adult romance hit multiplexes as summer movie season begins to wind down.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Bombs’ Shadow

Churchgoers commemorate upcoming anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Tosh Kano’s mother was nursing his brother when the Americans bombed Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. A white flash enveloped their home, a half-mile from the explosion’s center, before the house was blown away.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Book Review: As Wide As the Sky

Local author explores grief, pain and how much we can forgive
It's a risky thing for an artist to explore the humanity of a mass killer; our binary discourse seems ready to turn everyone who causes pain into a monster.  Utah author Josi Kilpack—writing under the pseudonym Jessica Pack—digs with compassion and complexity into that subject in As Wide As the Sky, observing as people come to terms with the varying flaws of the people in their lives, and how much we are able to forgive not just others, but ourselves.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Sacred Cow

MormonLeaks team puts its transparency crusade into historical context.
“That’s my message to the church,” Ryan McKnight said. “Do the right thing and let the consequences follow.”

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Make America Pioneer Again

Secretary Zinke comes to Utah for the Days of ’47 rodeo.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stopped in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to deliver remarks at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, where he praised Utah for understanding that “freedom of religion is the cornerstone of American exceptionalism.” After Gov. Gary Herbert introduced the “great patriot and a great friend of Utah,” Zinke recalled the Mormon pioneers who came to the state in 1847 and said their journey demonstrates the importance of religious tolerance in America.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Music Monday 7/23: Drake & Migos and more

Whether you like your hip-hop ice-cold and Canadian or dipped in Dirty South hot sauce, this Thursday’s Drake + Migos show at Vivint Smart Home Arena will satisfy. Billed as the Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour (Aubrey is Drake’s real name, and The Three Migos refers to, well, the three members of Migos), the 57-leg North American jaunt actually kicks off here in Salt Lake City, leading us to the sneaking suspicion that Atlanta’s Takeoff, Quavo and Offset really like it here in The Beehive State.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bear Ambition

On tour to Bears Ears Meadow, Bear Totem makes SLC stop.
“We’re in a battle to save the earth,” Jewell James said. “This administration will wipe out all the progress that we’ve had.”

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