Faith

Book deals with that ‘Mormon Taboo’ … the cross

The Mormon Church has an ambivalent history with Christianity’s most iconic symbol, the cross. For about 70 years, the cross was generally tolerated within the church’s cultural fabric. However, the first decades of the 20th century initiated a slow but steady expression of disapproval of the cross; a criticism influenced by LDS leaders’ willingness to publicly declare the Roman Catholic Church as the “church of the devil” described in LDS scripture.


Movies & TV

Dick Tracy versus Cueball a fun, kitschy escape film

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Movies & TV

'Big Hearted Herbert' is Guy Kibbee at his most grouchy

Video Rewind is a review of an avant-garde, cultish, or otherwise odd film that has a small or large following. That means, by its fans, it can be watched over and over with greater enjoyment. We will feature films that can be accessed either via Netflix, OnDemand, or other sites such as YouTube or Hulu.


Movies & TV

'Creeping Terror' is an abysmal, patched-together mess

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Movies & TV

Lon Chaney Jr. as the Frankenstein monster ... on early TV

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Books

Vernon Dent bio details the career of a second banana

It’s a safe bet that you might recognize the face of Vernon Dent, but it’s far less certain one recollects the name. Yet Vernon Dent is one of the most ubiquitous of film comedy pioneers, an entertainer who began his career in the era of Mack Sennett and concluded just as the Three Stooges’ tenure with Columbia was nearing its end.


Faith

Common-sense book can bring faiths together

On page 38 of theologian Richard J. Mouw's book, "Talking with Mormons: An Invitation to Evangelicals" (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), the author recounts a telephone call from an LDS man who, 10 years after his baptism, was questioning whether he was a Christian.


Movies & TV

'Rogues' Tavern' a fun C-budget version of the 'The Thin Man'

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Sports

Montoya suffers broken arm in MMA bout

Roy High graduate Lucus Montoya had some bad luck Friday night in his nationally televised mixed martial arts bout against Ozzy Dugulubgov at World Series of Fighting 20 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.


Letters

Utah is tops in saving lives

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