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It is, perhaps, a sign of the cultural influence of “Modern Family” that the show is being attacked on multiple fronts. If you listen to one out actor, the show is damaging the image of gay men because it’s fostering …

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Tony Vincent (Frank N. Furter). Remembering Utah’s arts standouts in 2014
    Utah’s arts community showed signs of renewed vigor in 2014. The Utah Symphony embarked on a headline-making tour of the state’s national parks, Balle...
    Updated Dec 28 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy BBC America)  Billie Piper Billie Piper, ‘Doctor Who’s’ Rose, is coming to Salt Lake City’s FanX
    Merry Christmas, “Doctor Who” fans: Rose herself — Billie Piper — is making a trip across time and space (well, just space) to FanX 2015 next month. T...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 11:04 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' ‘The Interview’: Political satire amid poop jokes
    It’s strange to think that a movie as ridiculous as “The Interview” could spark North Korea’s ire, a computer-hacking scandal, presidential commentary...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 08:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   Will (Josh Charles) is furious when he learns that Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is quitting his firm on Top 10s: ‘The Good Wife’ is still TV’s top show
    From a strong-willed lawyer/mom to a pregnant virgin to a headless horseman, television had plenty to offer viewers in 2014. The difficulty is not fin...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:32 am   |     |   Share

  • In this image released by The Weinstein Company, Christoph Waltz, left, and Amy Adams appear in a scene from Movie review: In ‘Big Eyes,’ truth is stranger than Burton
    In “Big Eyes,” director Tim Burton tells the remarkable tale of Margaret Keane, a funny and thoughtful tale of art, avarice and attribution that ranks...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • From a masquerade ball to meals in the mountains, Utah restaurants offer it all on New Year’s Eve
    For some, a formal masquerade party at a downtown hotel is the perfect way to ring in the new year. For others, a quiet meal in the mountains will do....
    Updated Dec 24 2014 09:40 am   |     |   Share
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Revelers play with blow-up balls during the third night of Eve at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, December 1, 2013. Here are 9 ways that grown-ups can celebrate Salt Lake City’s EVE
    Salt Lake City’s annual EVE Winterfest includes plenty of indoor activities at the Salt Palace Convention Center for young children, including hula h...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 10:50 am   |     |   Share
    8 Ways To Beat The Battle Of The Holiday Bulge
    The average American will gain 1 to 5 pounds in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Most people struggle with overeating, but it is par...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 09:41 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2014, file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in Sean P. Means: Checking the scene in entertainment heaven
    This is what entertainment heaven looks like after 2014: Down on Broadway, Philip Seymour Hoffman is onstage as Willy Loman again, with Mike Nichols ...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 10:46 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This file image released by CBS shows, front row from left,  Jess Weixler, Matt Czuchry and Julianna Margulies in a scene from Scott D. Pierce: It’s true: 55 shows set to record on my DVR
    Elsewhere at The Salt Lake Tribune, I’ve offered my list of the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014. By way of full disclosure, year-end lists are not my favorit...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 05:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from Top 10 movies: The march goes on in ‘Selma’
    The best movies of 2014 told us stories we thought we knew, in ways that taught us something new. They took us into worlds we never knew existed, or n...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:50 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. British newcomer Sam Smith and Beyonce - the most nominated female in Grammy history _ are the current leaders at the Grammy Awards with five each. Smith and Beyonce will likely earn nominations for album of the year, the top award, when The Recording Academy announces the nominees Friday night, Dec. 5, 2014, on Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ is year’s best song
    Need a new playlist? Check out the Associated Press’ top songs of 2014 list. Heard them before? Then play them again. 1. “Pretty Hurts,” Beyonce Con...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Eric Church performs at the American Country Countdown Awards at the Music City Center on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP) Top albums: From Eric Church to Neil Young, a good year for country and musicians of older generations
    Eric Church and Miranda Lambert released the best albums of their young careers in what has become The Golden Age of County Music, and 2014 was also a...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Jane Lynch bringing New Year’s Eve party to Park City
    How does Jane Lynch explain to her friends that she’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in Utah? “Well, I tell them that I’m going to Park City and then the...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 10:11 am   |     |   Share
  • UtahLit for January: Teresa Jordan’s ‘The Year of Living Virtuously’
    For several years, Western writer Teresa Jordan focused on visual art and producing radio stories with her husband, folklorist Hal Cannon. But when sh...
    Updated Dec 27 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014
    Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. A dispute about e-book ...
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  • This Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 booking photo provided by the Ozaukee County Sheriff shows Dustin Diamond. Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show 1990s TV star ‘Screech’ charged in bar stabbing
    Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas. D...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Rich Curilla locks the doors to a replica of the Alamo, built for John Wayne's 1960 movie Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away
    Brackettville, Texas • Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission a...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 09:08 am   |     |   Share
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Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book
    This week • Email your guess about where this photo was taken, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “...
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  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, Movie review: Big spectacle, less emotion, in final ‘Hobbit’ chapter
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” at 2 hours and 24 minutes, is the shortest chapter in Peter Jackson’s vast adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 11:13 am   |     |   Share
  • Movie review: Going inside Studio Ghibli’s ‘Dreams and Madness’
    For film fans, the documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” is like a golden ticket into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory — a behind-the-scenes ...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 11:01 am   |     |   Share
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Corinne Whaley sits inside a giant Christmas ornament at a past Ogden Christmas Village. This year's village opens Saturday at the Municipal Gardens. Weekend Express: Christmas Village, Candlelight Christmas
    Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Spor...
    Updated Dec 26 2014 11:00 am   |     |   Share