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Last Updated May 23, 2016 08:42AM

Most Utah history books concentrate on Mormon stories, rooted in the role of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in settling the state. But there are other stories about Utah involving different religions, ethnic groups, business leaders, athletes …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)    Sgt. J.T. Skougard (left) weeps after saying goodbye to her husband Ty Skougard, when her Utah National Guard unit was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. This photo, by Salt Lake Tribune photographer Leah Hogsten, is one of the images included in ’Through Her Eyes: Photography by Utah Female Journalists,’ an exhibit opening May 16, 2016, at the Salt Lake City Library’s main branch. Photojournalism exhibit spotlights 20 women, many views of Utah
    All journalists — whether they type on a computer, record audio, or capture images with a camera — know that, for all they are told in j-school about ...
    Updated May 16 2016 09:13 am   |     |   Share
  •   Ballet West’s ninth annual new works program, ’Innovations 2016’ takes the stage May 20-28 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. This program will include four original works created by Ballet West dancers, and a Ballet West premiere by renowned choreographer Jessica Lang. Luke Isley  |  Ballet West From ‘Innovations’ to expanding the horizons of new work with Ballet West
    Since its inception in 2008, “Innovations” has been one of Ballet West’s most popular concepts, consistently selling out the 500-seat Jeanné Wagner Th...
    Updated May 20 2016 09:52 am   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘Boar Island’ among best in series from Nevada Barr
    Nevada Barr’s vivid novels about National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon have allowed readers to take visceral tours of more U.S. national parks than...
    Updated May 20 2016 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Millcreek Youth Services Librarian Annie Eastmond as Miss Annie. Salt Lake County library launches web stories
    Salt Lake County librarians are featured in a new web series to promote storytelling. StorySpace — posted at slcolibrary.org/storyspace — is designed ...
    Updated May 19 2016 06:57 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Writer and rapper Romane Armand.  Armand is a BYU grad who wrote and self-published ’Book of Rhymes: A Laxative for Creative Constipation.’ To mark the publication of his 15-years-in-the-making rhyming dictionary, he set a 24-hour freestyle rapping record noted by The Guinness Book of World Records. BYU grad rhymes his way to a Guinness World record, and a book
    For more than a decade, Romane Armand kept master lists of rhyming words in Word files and messy printouts. He updated his lists through years of free...
    Updated May 09 2016 09:13 am   |     |   Share
  • Book review: In ‘LaRose,’ Louise Erdrich looks at atonement
    An accidental fatal shooting of a 5-year-old boy near the boundary of an Indian reservation in North Dakota opens Louise Erdrich’s new novel, detonati...
    Updated May 13 2016 08:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Meryl Streep presents the in memoriam tribute at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP) Book review: Schulman highlights Streep’s early career in ‘Her Again’
    Michael Schulman shares delightfully entertaining stories surrounding Meryl Streep’s early rise to stardom in “Her Again.” The book describes Streep’s...
    Updated May 03 2016 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Review: Don DeLillo’s new novel considers life after death
    Don DeLillo’s latest novel toggles between a remote compound in central Asia and the workaday world of New York City. In the bunker an apocalyptic cul...
    Updated May 06 2016 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘Siddhartha’s Brain’ smart take on meditation
    It’s a pleasure to read “Siddhartha’s Brain,” which comes from a science journalist with long experience of explaining ideas for readers of The Guardi...
    Updated May 03 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘The Outliers’ moves at breakneck pace
    At a breakneck pace, “The Outliers” grabs and doesn’t let go. If Kimberly McCreight’s new novel points to the future of young adult fiction, it’s not ...
    Updated May 07 2016 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hale Centre Theatre announces two Utah regional premieres in upcoming season
    Hale Centre Theatre will revive the musical “Big River” and produce regional premieres of “The Pirate Queen” and “Sister Act” as part of its new seaso...
    Updated Mar 25 2016 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a copy of his 1987 book, ’Trump: The Art of the Deal’ during his campaign town hall event at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. Trump’s first book was a memoir/manifesto dedicated to a life of big-time negotiating. Hillary Rodham Clinton debuted with a call for community involvement in raising the young with ’It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.’ Trump agreed to a six-figure contract for ’The Art of the Deal.’ For ’It Takes a Village,’ then-first lady Clinton accepted no advance and donated most of the royalties to charity. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File) Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton: A tale of 2 books
    Donald J. Trump’s first book was a memoir/manifesto dedicated to a life of big-time negotiating. Hillary Rodham Clinton debuted with a call for commun...
    Updated May 06 2016 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Matt Farcher and Darren Ritchie in a scene from Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of ’The Count of Monte Cristo.’ Utah’s Pioneer Theatre Company premieres a swashbuckling musical version of ‘Monte Cristo’
    The bigger-than-life story of “The Count of Monte Cristo” will open at Pioneer Theatre Company on Friday, May 6, but first there’s a little costume pr...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • The quilt artwork ’Canyonlands Morning,’ by Magna artist Susan Madden. Susan Madden  |  courtesy of the artist Sean P. Means: Utah artist realizing desert landscapes in fabric
    Susan Madden has been an artist for 35 years, but the work she’s done in the past 15 — as a fiber artist and quilter — has gotten her more attention t...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 09:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Moms are the stars in these picture books for children
    Parents and other adult figures are often absent from books for young readers. If they do make an appearance, it’s on the margins. Think Charlie Brown...
    Updated Apr 29 2016 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah artist to be honored by the White House
    A Utah artist is among 10 people selected from across the country to be honored by the White House for their unique work to highlight Asian American a...
    Updated May 05 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Review: The Hive’s production of ‘The Pillowman’ is fierce and unrelenting
    Katurian is in trouble with the police, but he’s not sure why. “I just write stories,” he tells the two policemen who are interrogating him. Katurian ...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 06:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Daniel Beecher as He and April Fossen as She in Sarah Ruhl’s ’Stage Kiss,’ receiving a regional premiere from Wasatch Theatre Company. Utah theater company finds the passion in ‘Stage Kiss’
    Making onstage kisses seem real may be part of the actor’s job, but still, it’s a lot more complex than it might seem, says actor April Fossen. Fossen...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 12:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Shawn Vestal is author of ’Daredevils.’ Dan Pelle  |  Courtesy Books: Shawn Vestal takes a big jump with first novel, ‘Daredevils’
    Shawn Vestal, a reporter and columnist for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., has just published his first novel, “Daredevils,” which puts the re...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Retired BYU professor Richard Isakson has collected early editions of all 88 Pulitzer Prize-winning novels and displays them in his home in Provo. Join The Salt Lake Tribune, Weller Book Works for Pulitzer literature party
    The Salt Lake Tribune is celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction as the prestigious awards turn 100 this year, with $5 tickets available at sltrib....
    Updated Apr 25 2016 09:13 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Andrew Keenan-Bolger, left, and Sarah Charles Lewis during a performance of ’Tuck Everlasting,’ opening on Broadway on April 26. (Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP) Young adult fiction booming on Broadway but cute it ain’t
    New York • When actress and playwright Claudia Shear was first approached to turn a novel for young adults into a Broadway musical, she was slightly s...
    Updated Apr 23 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Retired BYU professor Richard Isakson has collected early editions of all 88 Pulitzer Prize-winning novels and displays them in his home in Provo. Tribune readers promote stories that matter, one Pulitzer novel at a time
    About a dozen years ago, I was on a plane reading Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead,” a quietly masterful novel about John Ames, a 77-year-old Congregation...
    Updated Apr 20 2016 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Artist Robert Smithson gave Bob Phillips this signed photograph of the Spiral Jetty.  Phillips was the contractor who built the Spiral Jetty for Smithson. Phillips died April 11, from cancer. He was 75. Bob Phillips, contractor on Spiral Jetty, dies at 75
    In his long career as a contractor, Bob Phillips’ best-known construction job was, in his words, “the only thing I ever built that ... was to look at ...
    Updated Apr 18 2016 08:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Actors Tamara Howell and Andra Harbold play quick-talking academics in Pygmalion Productions Theatre Company’s premiere of L.L. West’s ’Remington & Weasel.’ (Courtesy) Salt Lake theater stages romantic comedy about academic politics
    For Tamara Howell, her night job portraying a crazy-smart academic in Pygmalion Productions’ premiere of “Remington & Weasel” is spilling over into he...
    Updated Apr 28 2016 02:48 pm   |     |   Share