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Friday, April 19, 2019

Movie Reviews: The Curse of La Llorona, Penguins, Amazing Grace, High Life

Penguins, Teen Spirit, Little Woods
Amazing Grace **** It’s too bad Amazing Grace, the documentary of the recording of Aretha Franklin’s landmark 1972 gospel album of the same name, wasn’t available when I was young. I could have stuck it in the VCR, watched the Lord’s work and been redeemed.

Siri Elaine: Rooted

While there seems to be an absence of spring outside, those itching for a rebirth can get their fix strolling indoors via a “green” carpet, in the midst of Rooted, a new garden-inspired exhibit meant to redefine the art viewing experience.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Make the Middle Class Great Again

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren presents a three-point plan to fix the country during SLC visit.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a vivid childhood memory of her mother standing in her parents’ Oklahoma bedroom. On the bed was a dress.

Cliffs of Freedom: The struggle to tell the story of Greeks fighting for independence

Director Van Ling on the long road from idea to theaters
Van Ling realizes that he's not the likeliest person to bring a story about the 19th century Greek War of Independence to the screen. An American of mostly Chinese descent, he says, "I'm about as removed from the Greek experience as anyone could be."

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bearing Witness

Salt Lake County D.A. says new hate crimes law will tell vulnerable communities, ‘You are seen.’
For his part, Gill says he’s a progressive who has long advocated for criminal-justice reform. “But I also believe in a measure of justice. And sometimes justice requires us to see and bear witness to the crime that’s occurring before us, and articulate it as such,” he says.

Pamela’s Place

State and city leaders break ground on SLC’s newest supportive housing complex and honor longtime homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson.
“The governor knows how important housing is, the mayor knows, the lieutenant governor knows … the Legislature knows, and they apologized profusely at the end of the session that they took out $24 million,” Atkinson said.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Movie Reviews: Hellboy, Little, Mary Magdalene, Missing Link

Plus 'Transit,' 'The Wind' & 'Diane'
A unique female perspective on the message of Jesus elevates the Biblical drama Mary Magdalene. Rich character study and a lovely sense of place elevate Kent Jones' Diane.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Train Tracts comes home

In our Feb. 27th issue, we wrote about the innovative collaboration, Train Tracts. And after riding the rails for a month, the results of the traveling literary journals have arrived at the station and are now on display at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City as Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact.

Friday, April 5, 2019

A ‘Fervent’ Reversal

Local officials react to LDS church’s amendment of policy regarding children of LGBTQ parents.
Signaling “a new era,” Dabakis asked listeners to look on the bright side. “This is a change. This must have been hard, this must have been difficult, and I’m appreciative of it,” he mused.

Movie Reviews: Pet Sematary, Shazam, Dragged Across Concrete, The Best of Enemies

Mapplethorpe, The Public, Storm Boy, The Hummingbird Project
It's a movie weekend full of super-heroes, horror scares, fact-based stories and even Mel Gibson in the improbable role of a guy whose career might be destroyed by someone capturing him being racist on a recording.

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