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The much-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book “American Gods” comes to Starz, and it’s hard to describe. An ex-con gets a job from a guy who turns out to be the god Odin, and he’s gathering the old gods (who …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Writer Sandra Cisneros gets a warm reception as she visits Mountain View Elementary School on Wed. April 26, 2017, where she spoke with 40 fifth graders who have have read her book, ’The House on Mango Street,’ in both english and spanish as part of their dual immersion program. Meet author Sandra Cisneros, as she advises Salt Lake students to dream big — starting now
    Sandra Cisneros — who, as a girl, was so shy that in class pictures she tried to fold her body inward to make herself smaller — was in fifth grade whe...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2008 file photo, striking film and television writers picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as May 2, the day after the current contract ends. The previous writers’ strike lasted 100 days in 2007-08 and was costly to the businesses that serve Hollywood and to consumers expecting to be entertained. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) What will a Hollywood writers’ strike mean?
    Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin  is part of the cast of ’Intersections II: Forging Family Through More Than DNA,’ a staged reading April 27-29 that is a co-production of Art Access and Plan-B Theatre playing at Rose Wager Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. Meet some of Utah’s unconventional families in a dramatic event
    For Jim Martin, a theater-writing workshop focused on the subject of families offered him the chance to bring together his passions. In his day job, M...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Schoolchildren enter to see the Hale Centre Theatre’s production of Harper Lee’s American masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at the West Valley City stage, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ comes to life for thousands of Utah students through Hale Centre Theatre program
    Hundreds of students were treated Wednesday to Hale Centre Theatre’s production of Harper Lee’s American masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” at the ...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 02:36 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Wally Arshad, owner of  Afghan Kitchen, a new restaurant in South Salt Lake serves up chicken and lamb curry and rice for lunch customers. Authentic Afghanistan cuisine finds a home on Main Street, South Salt Lake
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  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Anglers hike back to their truck empty-handed after fishing April 18, 2017 near Soldier Creek Dam as ice melts away from the shore of Strawberry Reservoir. When even the most prepared angler must consider, ‘That’s why they call it fishing and not catching’
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