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Friday, December 14, 2018

Movie Reviews: Mortal Engines; Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse; Vox Lux

The Favourite, Anna and the Apocalypse
Holiday movie season kicks into high gear with a little something for everyone, including Oscar-season drama, animated adventure, epic fantasy and a Christmas zombie musical.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Uncle Joe Comes to Town

Former Vice President Joe Biden reflects on love, loss and purpose during U visit.
Joe Biden initially said no when then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asked him to be his vice presidential running mate in 2008. A 36-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, Biden thought he could better serve the future president in Congress than in the White House.

Categorical Error

Awards-season “category fraud” is an industry habit that everyone plays along with. But why?
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce its nominees in all categories, including the Supporting Acting categories. The thing about those particular categories is that a whole bunch of the actors won’t be supporting.

Council Raises Its Pay

The Salt Lake City Council has voted unanimously to raise its salary more than $9,000.
The ordinance passed by a 6-0 vote. One council member, Derek Kitchen, was absent as he prepares for his move to the state Senate in January.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Slamdance to honor Steven Soderbergh, screen his new film

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh's career got its big start in Park City 30 years ago.

Dabakis’ Decision

Jim Dabakis will run for Salt Lake City mayor. Outgoing and outspoken state senator says he's ready to ‘jump in the water’
Sen. Jim Dabakis put to rest a long-running rumor on Tuesday: The outgoing state senator will be running to be Salt Lake City’s 36th mayor.

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Utah Way

State power players and activists react to lawmakers’ passing of the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.
Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature on the Republican-approved legislation effectively ended a contentious debate about the will of the people, patients’ access to medication and the influence The Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plays in state politics.

Movie Reviews: Burning, Maria By Callas, The World Before Your Feet, Schindler's List

Multiplexes are vacant of new releases—unless you count the 25th anniversary re-release of a classic Best Picture winner—which leaves plenty of time to focus on compelling new art-house releases.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Young womxn students and educators deliver nearly 4,000 letters to the governor’s office urging him to protect public lands.
“Environmental advocacy and outdoor recreation is historically dominated by men, so getting younger-women identified voices into the mix is always a good thing,” Josee Stetich, who organized the letter-writing, told the crowd outside the Capitol.

Monday, December 3, 2018

'We See Errors in the Initiative Passed by the Will of the People'

Contentious medical cannabis compromise bill passed by state House and Senate lawmakers.
About an hour into a legislative discussion on medical cannabis, Rep. Brian King said he wanted to address the elephant in the room: that the LDS church had influenced the “compromise” agreed upon a month before voters passed Proposition 2.

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