25 years later, the surprising parallels between ‘Rigoletto’s’ writer and its main character

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”

10 years after the first ‘Mistborn’ trilogy, Utah author Brandon Sanderson reflects on the question that started it

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”

Loretta Swit shares touching memories from ‘M*A*S*H’ 35 years after finale

I recently interviewed Loretta Swit for a “10 questions” interview and a Deseret News feature commemorating the 35th anniversary of the “M*A*S*H” finale. Swit played the role of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan.

This lengthy excerpt includes Swit’s touching memories about her castmates (she refers to them repeatedly as “family”) from “M*A*S*H.

Loretta Swit played the role of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on “M*A*S*H.” Photo provided by Harlan Boll.

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10 questions with Tony Amendola

In March 2018, I had the privilege to interview Tony Amendola for “10 questions.”

Amendola is a talented actor on both stage and screen. He is especially notable for his performances on “Stargate: SG-1,” “Continuum,” and “Once Upon A Time.”

At the time of this interview, Amendola was working on an unnamed project for the Syfy network and was gracious enough to step aside from memorizing his lines to speak with Fromthedesk.org.

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