For many centuries historians had worked in basically the same manner. First, they would gather material. Some didn’t gather very much, doing little more than rewriting previous histories. Second, they would write their own work in longhand. From Meridian Magazine More…


Only Oprah Winfrey could give us a reality/competition show in which contestants compete to be the most charitable. More- From The Deseret Morning News


Story, dialogue, character development, good guys, bad guys, upbeat, downbeat, political or ideological agenda … none of this matters. Violence, sex, nudity, language, drug use — the level of those things, how much, how graphic — are what members of the Classification and Ratings Administration evaluate as they watch the movies they rate. More- From The Deseret Morning News


Roles are hard to come by for actresses who are Jessica Lange's age. Or as the 58-year-old actress put it, "When our youth and beauty fades, the script offers dry up as well. More- From The Deseret Morning News


Nearly half of all teenagers bought no compact discs, a dramatic increase from 2006, when 38 percent of teens shunned such purchases, according to a report released Tuesday. Two years ago, teenagers accounted for 15 percent of CD sales. In 2007, the figure was 10 percent. More- From The Chicago Tribune


For those who want a taste of the Mormon Theater scene, this weekend is the last weekend for performances from two Utah based theater groups’ most recent offerings. More-


City finalizing pact to buy historic building for Broadway shows More- From The Deseret Morning News


Heard the one about a lecture hall of Mormons gathered to learn more about the legacy of an Irish Catholic sociologist? From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


Curiosity about the Mormon faith is thriving at Boston University, even though the school has not followed an emerging trend of offering courses exclusively dedicated to its study. From The Daily Free Press More…


One Utahn won and another Utahn lost Monday night in the finals of ABC's "Dance War." Zack Wilson and Team Bruno won in voting by the show's viewers and secured a recording contract; Mariel Sarangay and Team Carrie Ann finished second in the two-team competition. More- From The Deseret Morning News


Every other month art connoisseurs trek between five Alpine art galleries to catch up on what's new in the world of art. From The Deseret Morning News More…


Brigham Young University's seven-time National Collegiate Dance Team champions, the Cougarettes, will perform in concert at Provo's new Covey Center for the Arts. From The Deseret Morning News More…


Student Brad Hoen graduates with an emphasis on graphic design in April. His exhibition draws from war poster propaganda going as back into history with modern interpretations. He researched many wars and their propaganda to create his art, which include a Central Powers poster from World War I featuring President Bush. Another called "We'll Fight [...]


Utah Valley State College's Synergy Dance Company presents "Refract" — a dance exploration into how movement can progress on a straightforward path but also possesses possibilities to be tangential and "refract" off to change perspectives and points of view. From The Deseret Morning News More…


It's not often that a work of art has to be fenced off to protect the public and to protect the art from the public. But that's exactly what's happened in Utah. And it's raising some questions about one of the most unusual sculptures anywhere. More- From The Deseret Morning News


At age 83, Nola de Jong Sullivan continues to teach art and exhibit her own paintings. From The Deseret Morning News More…


After Ray Smith broke his leg last year, he couldn't haul all four of his saxophones around with him. From The Deseret Morning News More…


Perhaps sensing that Salt Lake City is falling behind in the race to bring a Broadway-style theater to Utah, Mayor Ralph Becker has called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. today to announce the capital city's plans for such a venue downtown. From The Deseret Morning News More…


"Kick Like a Girl" features the story of an undefeated Salt Lake girls soccer team that bumps itself into the boys division to draw better competition. The film's stars are the third-grade girls that make up the Cheetahs team, and also the boys they play against in their competitions. From The Deseret Morning News More…


TWICE NOW IN our ward we have received our sacrament-meeting programs and found no speakers listed. From Orson Scott Card in The Deseret Morning News More…


JesusChrist.lds.org, a new Web site featuring the Savior, has launched to English audiences with plans to be available in 10 additional languages later during the year. From LDS.org More…


It's been hailed as the future of mass transit and ridiculed as a big gamble on little more than an amusement park ride. Which is a pretty clever insult, considering the project in question is a magnetically levitating train that would speed tourists from Las Vegas to Disneyland. More… From The Deseret Morning News


Last week somebody forwarded to me an obituary penned by the deceased. Unless there have been some major advances in communication, he must have written it beforehand. Most of us don’t come even close to that level of preparation. What a novel idea! From Meridian Magazine More…


An Orem woman posted a video of her testimony on YouTube. A man in another state watched it four times and emailed, asking for a copy of the Book of Mormon. From BYU Newsnet More…


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday it will establish a new imprint for publishing works relating to its origin and growth — The Church Historian's Press. More…


Utah Internet service providers could earn a state-approved "G-rating" for filtering content and insuring that users could not access pornography under provisions in a bill heard by a House committee on Monday. From The Deseret Morning News More…


One of the most enduring and endearing voices in Hawaiian music is silent with the death of "Aunty" Genoa Leilani Keawe. From The Deseret Morning News More…


This past week, Brigham Young University was host to the College Orchestra Directors Association's national convention. The three-day event culminated in a concert Saturday night by the BYU Philharmonic under the direction of Kory Katseanes. More- From The Deseret Morning News


Sisters Chante and Celeste Wouden, of tiny Mantua, in Box Elder County, shot a commercial with a broken video camera that won a national contest and was seen by millions during the Academy Awards telecast. More- From The Salt Lake Tribune


Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation (1472-75), on loan from the Uffizi in Florence, attracted an astounding 10,071 visitors a day to the Tokyo National Museum over three months last year. This is the highest daily average for any exhibition since we began compiling attendance figures in 1997. More- From The Art Newspaper

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