SALT LAKE CITY — On the surface, “When Calls the Heart” is a show about simple romance in simpler times. Dive a little deeper, however, and the popular Hallmark Channel series reveals rich layers of redemption and forgiveness — along with day-to-day struggles that tug on the heartstrings. Continue reading “‘‘When Calls the Heart’ continues to be a show that your whole family can genuinely enjoy’ — cast prepares for Season 6”
A BYU scholar has just completed a translation of the New Testament designed specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SALT LAKE CITY — Considering the series of dramatic surprises that ended season five of the family-friendly Hallmark Channel program “When Calls the Heart,” this year’s Christmas special has fans especially curious. But don’t think that means the cast is giving anything away. Continue reading “Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ cast and crew tease possible baby, spinoff storyline in Christmas special”
SALT LAKE CITY — Find a popular, recently cancelled TV show and you can set your watch by how long it takes fans to make a pitch for its revival. Some efforts are more successful than others, but few are truly newsworthy. A petition by a group of fans for Hallmark’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” may be an exception. Continue reading “‘This show is loved’: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ fan base wants to deliver message to Hallmark”
“I remember (him) being super excited to be in a Disney movie,” Bancroft wrote in an email interview. “It had been a dream of his since he was young.” Continue reading “‘Mulan’ turns 20: Director talks Donny Osmond and making a new type of Disney princess”
SALT LAKE CITY — Leo Paur grew up fighting. Every time a challenge would come his way, he felt obligated to respond. None of his siblings reacted the same way, but for Paur, fighting was second-nature. “It was just the way (I) did things,” he said. Continue reading “25 years later, the surprising parallels between ‘Rigoletto’s’ writer and its main character”
I remember listening to hear what guidance President Russell M. Nelson might give in the Sunday morning session of the 2018 April general conference. It didn’t take long before he provided his first piece of prophetic counsel that morning. It was quickly followed by another and another — and another. Continue reading “Easter Sunday was a ‘defining moment’ in my life”
Spencer Fluhman will never forget the summer of 1999. The 26-year-old college student was a participant in one of the first summer seminars ever conducted by Richard Bushman, the noted Columbia University historian and biographer of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Continue reading “New book out of BYU celebrates legacy of ‘disciple-scholar’ Richard Bushman”
SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often, a talented writer will discover a story lost to history with tremendous application for today. Such is the case with Yale University historian Joanne Freeman and her latest book. Continue reading “Think Congress is bad now? New book charts their fist fights, duels — even biting — in pre-Civil War years”
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah author Brandon Sanderson wanted to know what would happen if the bad guy won.
“What if Frodo (from ‘Lord of the Rings’) had gotten to the end of the long journey through Mordor and the Dark Lord Sauron said, ‘Hey, that’s my ring. Thanks for bringing it back,” Sanderson said in an email interview. Continue reading “10 years after the first ‘Mistborn’ trilogy, Utah author Brandon Sanderson reflects on the question that started it”