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Friday, May 25, 2018

Harvey or Bust

Mayor Biskupski, Equality Utah receive Harvey Milk Civil Rights Award.
“As soon as I saw the bust, I started crying,” Biskupski, the city’s first openly gay mayor, said after the ceremony.

Movie Reviews: Solo, The Rider, Let the Sunshine In, 1945

The new Star Wars prequel dominates multiplexes for Memorial Day weekend, but a variety of intriguing counter-programming options come to the Salt Lake Film Society screens.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Games and Guns

Guv shares thoughts on the NFL and the complexity of responding to gun violence.
There’s probably a lot of factors that go into the shootings that we’ve seen," Herbert said.

Nothing More ‘Than a Giveaway’

Jenny Wilson proposes new tax reform amidst Senate campaign.
Wilson says she wants to avoid adding as much as an estimated $1.9 trillion to the country’s debt because of the cuts.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Movie Reviews: Deadpool 2, Book Club, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

RBG, Show Dogs, Disobedience
The wise-cracking super-anti-hero returns to multiplexes, along with some senior-focused counter-programming, while two biographical documentaries focus on two very different public figures. Book Club (pictured) gives rare lead roles to its veteran female stars, but can't muster more to say than "lol, horny olds."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What’s in a Name?

Lawmakers tell UTA to hold off on any name changes, especially for $50 million.
The Utah Transit Authority won’t be getting its $50-million rebranding anytime soon.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Nelly Was Right: It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

Hundreds gather in Provo to talk Utah water demands, drought and climate change.
“We will always look 50 years into the future,” Tom Bruton, CUWCD assistant general manager, promised the crowd just before the symposium’s end.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Movie Reviews: Life of the Party, Breaking In, The Judge

The Endless, Racer and the Jailbird
Melissa McCarthy and Gabrielle Union star in two very different stories about moms for Mother's Day weekend, while art-house offerings include a Belgian romantic drama, a documentary about a pioneering jurist and a philosophically-minded science-fiction yarn. Life of the Party (pictured) doesn't give much weight to its jokey "nice mom  + girls-gone-wild" premise, but at least offers several funny women a chance to show their chops.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Movie Reviews: Tully, Overboard, Itzhak

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Ismael's Ghost
While super-heroes continue to dominate the multiplexes, a couple of new releases offer humor and heartbreak, and art-house offerings include a pair of very different artist-profile documentaries. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami makes the case for its subject's diva status, even if you'd never heard of her before.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Right at Home

Hatch Foundation announces partnership with U and new South Temple location.
The words “civility” and “solutions” appeared as part of the Hatch Foundation’s logo at the announcement.

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