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”
SALT LAKE CITY — Barbara Jones Brown has a well-earned reputation as a gifted historian and writer, but her relationship with history had a rough beginning. Continue reading “Meet the Mormon History Association’s new executive director”
SALT LAKE CITY — Sometimes, good things come out of unexpected places. In the case of a popular podcast produced by two Utah TV fans, that unexpected place was a shared distaste for a Netflix show. Continue reading “Meet the two Utah women who can’t stop talking about their favorite Hallmark movies”
SALT LAKE CITY — The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.
Here are five issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections. Continue reading “5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections”
The Parker Solar Probe is designed to travel millions of miles and get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history. Along the way, it will receive gravity assists from Venus, become both the fastest object and most autonomous spacecraft ever made by humanity, and virtually carry more than a million passengers. Continue reading “10 stellar facts about NASA’s mission to the sun”
DNA is increasingly being used in genealogical research. As the practice becomes more common, unexpected things have begun to happen. Murderers are caught. People long thought dead are found alive. Mysteries are solved. And much more! Continue reading “10 unexpected results of the genealogy DNA craze”
“TREE OF LIFE: Sacred Music of Mack Wilberg,” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, $16.98
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is known around the world for its beautiful renditions of songs both edifying and entertaining. Its latest CD shows the choir performs original music with as much passion and perfection as it does well-established songs. Continue reading “Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘Tree of Life’ is an unforgettable musical experience”
The US government pays millions of dollars in extra taxes because of bad grammar. Rappers use commas to prove copyright infringement. Strippers get into the action at a Texas high school. Even Tom Selleck’s mustache makes an appearance. Continue reading “10 controversies caused by commas”
SALT LAKE CITY — A TV show about Army medics in the jungles of Korea during a bloody conflict doesn’t sound like a hit, and yet that’s exactly what the CBS show “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983) turned into following a bumpy start. After the network nearly canceled it in its first season, 105.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the show’s finale 11 years later — a record broken only in 2010 by the Super Bowl.
This year marks the 35-year anniversary of the show’s ending, and actress Loretta Swit recently reflected on what made “M*A*S*H” unique and why it continues to attract a strong following.
Continue reading “Actress Loretta Swit says ‘M*A*S*H’ cast still ‘family’ 35 years after its record-breaking finale”
SALT LAKE CITY — On July 15, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will treat fans to the latest installment of their postal mystery series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with the TV movie “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar.”
The series follows the adventures of a tight-knit group of postal workers who warm hearts by delivering lost mail. Continue reading “‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’”