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Disasterpiece Theater: 7 Disaster Flicks to Stream

Some of the best/worst 1990s disaster movies on streaming services

Big Shiny Robot: Pay the Writers

Give the job of writing the respect—and compensation—it deserves.

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival 2023 preview

Experiencing birds and learning how to preserve the habitat for the future

Disasterpiece Theater: 7 Disaster Flicks to Stream

Some of the best/worst 1990s disaster movies on streaming services
The world's a disaster—so where are all the great disaster movies?

Shannon Hale on nontraditional gender roles in children's literature

Utah co-author of The Princess in Black series discusses responding to conservative criticism
The subject at hand was people responding negatively to a boy character expressing traditionally feminine characteristics.

Best New Sci-Fi Television of 2023 (So Far)

Slip, Mrs. Davis
To paraphrase the classic Conan O'Brien bit, (falsetto melody) "In the year 2000 ... and 23," science-fiction TV is alive and well. Here are seven new series to prove it.

Repertory movie programing at Salt Lake Film Society

Finding an audience for classic film on a big screen
If you were to walk into Broadway Centre Cinemas on any given Saturday, you'd likely come upon a crowded screening of rowdy, enthusiastically engaged movie-goers ... seeing a movie they easily could have streamed at home.

Utah Earth Day events

A round-up of some local ways to celebrate sustaining the planet that sustains us
Every day is a great day to think about the planet and how our lives and lifestyles impact it

Film-to-TV reboots on streaming services

TV adaptations of movies don't always work—here are some that almost did.
The list of movies that have been improved upon by a TV series adaptation is a short one

Pioneer Theatre Company WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME theater preview

Developing a complex understanding of our foundational document
For actor Laura Jordan—who plays Heidi in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of What the Constitution Means to Me—her own experience represents a similar evolution in understanding American history.

Utopia Early Music event preview

Bringing centuries-old compositions to life for modern audiences.
So how do you go about building an audience for concerts that showcase songs that might be literally a thousand years old?

Gordon Matta-Clark's Splitting at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Film version of 1974 performance art piece explores the ephemeral nature of "home."
"The way that I'd think about [Gordon Matta-Clark's] work, or the way that I'd describe his work, is that he considers architecture sculpture," says UMOCA Curator of Exhibitions Jared Steffensen.

Dance Preview: RDT Link Series' Matriarch

Reimagining who we might see on stage—and in the audience—for a dance performance.
Like institutions of all kinds, arts organizations are asking themselves questions about inclusion—what kind of voices, or bodies, have historically been prioritized, and how to shift those paradigms.

THE MANDALORIAN and serialized storytelling

Ongoing narratives can be their own reward, even without an ending in sight
Endings are important to stories—but the journey is important, too.

The best workplace comedies to stream now

Classic series remind us of simpler professional times (and pants).
Here are some of the best workplace comedies you can stream now.

Current art exhibitions at UMFA, Granary Arts, Gallery MAR

Profiles in brief of three varied Utah art exhibitions
Many Wests examines that broad idea of the American West through lenses that aren't as regularly considered, specifically those of Black, Native American, Latinx and Asian, in order to provide a more comprehensive, inclusive view of the subject.

Local theater preview: Playwright Debora Threedy's Mountain Meadows

Pygmalion Productions premiere wrestles with the events of the past
Writing about a historical event—even an innocuous historical event—offers plenty of challenges.

Streaming the best TV shows of 2003

Where to find great stuff from 20 years ago.
Remember 2003? Eleven years before we were shifted into our current alternate reality?

Sundance closes out its first hybrid film festival with buzzy award winners and on- and off-screen drama

We Could Have Danced All Night
PARK CITY—After more than two years of going virtual-only due to the ongoing pandemic, the Sundance Film Festival returned for a full run of in-person programming in 2023 that saw filmmakers and moviegoers alike making a wide variety of local cinemas their home once more

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