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20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Elder McConkie’s Personal Account of the 1978 Priesthood Revelation

The 1978 priesthood revelation extended the blessings of the Melchizedek priesthood regardless of race. Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles afterward recorded his account of “a great Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit such as none of those present had ever before experienced.” Dennis B. Horne provided the following description drawn from his book, I Know He Lives: I Know He lives: How 13 Special Witnesses Came to Know Jesus Christ.

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Entertainment

10 Questions with Peter DeLuise

Peter DeLuise is still best known for his work with Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street. However, in the decades since 21 Jump Street went off the air, he has added countless movies and TV shows to his resume (including Peter DeLuise Hallmark movies). DeLuise walks readers through his career and provides rare behind-the-scenes stories for Stargate and When Calls the Heart fans. (And yes, Peter DeLuise would come back for a fourth Stargate.)

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20th Century Latter-day Saint History

Leonard Arrington: Diaries of a Latter-day Saint Historian

Leonard J. Arrington is often known as the “Father of Latter-day Saint” history. In this interview, Gary J. Bergera discusses Leonard Arrington’s journals, including the historian’s encounters with Latter-day Saint leaders like Bruce R. McConkie and Ezra Taft Benson.

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Business

10 questions with Freek Vermeulen

I recently had the privilege to interview Freek Vermeulen. He is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School and the author of “Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business.”

Freek Vermeulen, Photo provided by Harvard Business Publishing

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Entertainment Stargate

Joe Mallozzi talks ‘Dark Matter’ cliffhanger, ‘Stargate’ revival

News that Dark Matter had been cancelled hit the cast, crew, and fans like a ton of bricks. It wasn’t quite as bad as when Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii and Ercolano, but the emotions were raw and real. Joseph Mallozzi explains why he revealed Dark Matter‘s unproduced fourth series on Twitter, and comments on his hopes for a revival of his sci-fi favorites.

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Entertainment

‘Dark Matter’ showrunner shares secret scenes live on Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY — Last August, the season three finale of the Syfy series “Dark Matter” ended on a cliffhanger. In what may be an unprecedented move, the showrunner of the canceled production is taking to Twitter to live-tweet his vision for the first episode of a potential fourth season.

Joe Mallozzi, Photo provided by Joe Mallozzi

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Devotional Latter-day Saint History

Meet Biographer Dennis B. Horne

Dennis B. Horne is the author of several books, including a biography of Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Horne’s writing can also be found on sites such as The Interpreter Foundation, LDS Living, and FAIR.

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Stargate

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Corin Nemec and Stargate

There are plenty of Corin Nemec movies and TV shows, but one fan base in particular claims him as their own. Nemec brought the character of Jonas on Stargate to life when Michael Shanks departed the series. He even invented Jonas’s perk of eating all of the time. In what won’t come as a surprise to those who know him, Nemec wasn’t bitter when Shanks reprised his role as Daniel Jackson on Stargate: SG-1.

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Latter-day Saint History

In Their Footsteps: Latter-day Saint Pioneers of Faith

Donald G. Godfrey shares background from his life and insights from his Brigham Young University Religious Studies book, “In Their Footsteps: Mormon Pioneers of Faith.”

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Latter-day Saint History

Mormon scholars ‘shoot for the top’ in new Oxford publication that shares 13 essays in historical context

SALT LAKE CITY — From the gold plates and the Book of Mormon to the Nauvoo Female Relief Society Leadership and Minute Book to several of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s journals and letters, the collection of 13 essays in “Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources” (Oxford University Press, $74, 448 pages) utilizes insights from the Joseph Smith Papers and a focus on historical context to more fully understand foundational texts of Mormonism.