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“Disappointed but not disaffected.” That was one Twitter reaction upon hearing that all three of the new Mormon apostles named Saturday would once again be white and Utah-born. Disappointed but not disaffected sums it up for me, too. All three …

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  • Pope Francis, left, flanked by Cardinal Peter Erdo, arrives for the opening session of a two-week bishops' meeting on family issues, at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The Synod of bishops and cardinals from around the world is aimed at making the church's teaching on family life relevant to today's Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod
    Vatican City • Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world’s bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and ...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 06:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon fight in the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Washington. (Jonathan Newton(/The Washington Post via AP) Ann Cannon: Don’t choke your teammate and more unwritten rules of baseball
    Dear Major League Baseball Players, The other day as I passed through the room where one of our boys was watching ESPN, I noticed two guys fighting i...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:32 pm   |     |   Share

Scott D. Pierce: Ken Jeong is himself (sort of) as ‘Dr. Ken’
    Ken Jeong is a real-life doctor who became a comedian and an actor (“Knocked Up,” “The Hangover,” “Community”) — and he’s now starring in the sort-of-...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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The Minion-themed maze at Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. Haunted places and corn mazes pop up all over Utah
    Looking for a good scare? Or a fun time navigating a confounding labyrinth? Utah has plenty of opportunities for both, with lots of haunted houses, sp...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share

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After being blasted by paintballs, a zombie actor peeks around a building during practice for the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus Zombie Hunt attraction in Draper.. ‘It’s payback’ at Strangling Brothers’ Zombie Hunt in Draper
    You’re trapped in a labyrinth of apocalyptic ruins with the undead hordes, and all you have to survive … is a paintball gun. You don’t have to consult...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This May 21, 2014 file photo shows American comedian Jay Leno smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem.  CNBC is returning Leno to nightly television. The new show, tentatively titled Scott D. Pierce: ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ is better than his ‘Tonight’
    Jay Leno returns to TV on Wednesday, and this time he’s actually interested in the people he’s interviewing. As any viewer of “The Tonight Show” betw...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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Park City singer-songwriter-pianist Robyn Cage celebrates the release of her debut, full-length album, “Born in a Desert,” at an album release party at O.P. Rockwell in Park City on Friday, Oct. 2. Local sounds: A musical rebirth in the Utah desert
    Park City singer/songwriter/pianist Robyn Cage — formerly known as Robyn Kemp — has more than a new name. Cage credits the Utah desert for the awakeni...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
    A Feast For The Eyes – And The Appetites – During ‘Dine About’ in Park City
    When produce is in season, it’s hard not to gorge on plump tomatoes, sweet corn, or tart and glossy cherries. But what happens when a region’s resta...
    Updated Sep 11 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share

Benicio Del Toro plays a mysterious gunman caught in the world of fighting Mexican drug cartels, in the drama Movie review: Battling the cartels in dark drama ‘Sicario’
    The pulse-quickening drama “Sicario” doesn’t say anything new about the U.S. government’s efforts to stop Mexico’s drug cartels — but it is quite eloq...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 11:19 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo released by 20th Century Fox shows Matt Damon in a scene from the film, Movie review: ‘The Martian’ a smart, riveting space tale
    When humanity finally gets its act together and sends astronauts to Mars, we can only hope the mission is as cool — and our explorers as noble, smart ...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 09:46 am   |     |   Share
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Crowds enter Nightmare on 13th, entering its 25th season in Salt Lake City. 25 years later, Nightmare on 13th still scaring Utahns
    When Mike Henrie and his then-partner went into the haunted-house business a quarter of a century ago, they thought of it as just another moneymaking ...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Opera is opening its season with Utah Opera jumps into a new season with Puccini’s perennially beloved ‘Tosca’
    Being on the receiving end of one of the most famous slams in opera history hasn’t slowed “Tosca” down. Puccini’s taut melodrama, which musicologist J...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Marnie is a girl who lives in a rundown mansion, and has a big secret, in Studio GhibliÌs animated tale ÏWhen Marnie Was There.Ó Courtesy Studio Ghibli / GKids DVD review: ‘When Marnie Was There’ a gentle coda for Japan’s Studio Ghibli
    Grade • B DVD • “When Marnie Was There” is a farewell, of sorts, to childhood — which makes it a fitting movie for the Japanese animation house Studio...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Opera expands cocktail event for production of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’
    Utah Opera’s Libretti & Libations promotion has expanded this season and now includes restaurants and bars in Park City as well as Salt Lake City. In ...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:45 am   |     |   Share
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Utah author Jennifer Jenkins, whose debut young adult novel, What is Utah's ongoing obsession with YA lit?
    For the past five years, Jennifer Jenkins and her writing group have helped birth the work of young Utah writers through their innovative nonprofit an...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Katie Odasso plays in the new Imagination Playground Block Party at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in Salt Lake City, Thursday October 1, 2015. Photos: Discovery Gateway throws a ‘Block Party’
    It was a rockin’ “block party” at Discovery Gateway children’s museum on Thursday as officials unveiled an exhibit in the downtown Salt Lake City faci...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 11:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis raises the book of the Gospels as he celebrates the opening Mass of the Synod of bishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Pope Francis asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting
    Vatican City • Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world’s bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indis...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 01:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn takes the stage during the bands first North American tour as headliners, supporting the band’s new album, Neon Trees’ singer Tyler Glenn tells Equality Utah of living his dream and coming out as gay
    It was 2002, and an 18-year-old Tyler Glenn was in his bedroom, arms folded and on his knees. “Tears [are] rolling down my face,” he said Saturday. “...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 10:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT 3-4 - In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2015, volunteer Andy Fuzak hikes up Deep Creek Canyon with the Google Trekker camera system to record a route in Riverside State Park in Nine Mile Falls, Wash., just north of Spokane, for the public to view online.  (Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Volunteers use Google Trekker to record Spokane-area trails
    Spokane, Wash. • The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspe...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • This photo taken on Sept. 7, 2015, shows a meadow as views of the Three Sisters highlight the summit of Scott Mountain, in Lane County, Ore. The pathway to one of Oregon's most beautiful viewpoints begins at a sign so inconspicuous most people barely take notice.  “User trail,” says the sign, located on the north side of Benson Lake. “Not maintained.”  Not much to get excited about, right?  Yet if you follow this ragged pathway along the shoreline and scramble up a set of cliffs, the reward is almost beyond words. The mountain lake spreads out below, a rich sapphire blue, while the Three Sisters rise so high and close it feels as though you could reach out and touch them. (Zach Urness /Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Sacred viewpoint highlights Oregon’s stunning Benson Lake
    Mount Washington Wilderness, Ore. • The pathway to one of Oregon’s most beautiful viewpoints begins at a sign so inconspicuous most people barely take...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, Ed Dennis watches closely as Ty Ricks uses a fork lift to hoist Dennis' giant pumpkin at his home in Highland, Utah. (Spenser Heaps/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT For Utah giant-pumpkin grower, reward is more than big pumpkin
    Provo • Ed Dennis is not your typical gardener. The 750-square-foot plot in his backyard in Highland was dedicated to just one plant this year: a pump...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jamie Ann Romero as Lucy in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Dracula. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Inconsistent adaptation undermines the power of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Dracula’
    Cedar City • Dracula — pretty scary stuff, right? It turns out it depends on what adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Gothic thriller you choose. If the audie...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 12:58 pm   |     |   Share