Author: Alex Sousa

Pantrucas: Simply Chilean

Pantrucas is a little place in the foothills of Provo. For the last eight years, Ricardo and Margarita Minond have worked diligently in the restaurant they started with the sole purpose of bringing good, authentic flavor from their Chilean home to the residents of Utah County. And for eight years, they’ve succeeded. On our visit, we went will a full spread, sampling a fair few of their specialties from the menu. First of all, everything looks delicious, which makes choosing hard; not to mention that the place is so small that the fragrances have no choice but to be...

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Salt Lake Comic Con offering reduced ticket prices for students this September

On May 5, 2014, the initial line-up of celebrity guests and changes to this fall’s forthcoming Salt Lake Comic Con were announced at a press conference. Among those changes to structure are the pricing plans, which now include discount ticket priced for college students. “They’re essentially half-price and all you need is a college ID and you’ll get the discount,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing at Salt Lake Comic Con. “Dan [Farr] and I were both starving students once, so we said ‘hey, we love these students, they are the emerging geek crowd and they’re trying...

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Animal Inside Out, first of two new Body Worlds exhibits, opens in Salt Lake

On Saturday, May 10, The Leonardo—Salt Lake’s contemporary museum of culture and science—debuted its newest exhibit, Animal Inside Out, one of the latest shows from the producers of the groundbreaking Body Worlds anatomical exhibitions. Using the plastination process developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, Animal Inside Out is an “anatomical safari” showcasing the actual muscles, circulatory systems, skeletons and everything else under the skin of about 100 animal specimens on display. From reindeer, sheep, frogs, giraffes and a very large bull that is all muscle, the exhibit is an exploration of the animal kingdon just under its skin. “We...

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Salt Lake ready to give fans another Comic Con ‘Xperience’

Salt Lake City Comic Con is back with their FanXperience convention, which kicked off with a press conference on Thursday, stardate 308708.44745687456. Doubling the floor space from last September’s convention and expecting 100,000 attendees, it looks as though Dan Farr and his production team now understand the enormity of what they introduced to the Beehive state. “This year, as we sometimes wonder, can it be better than the original?” Asked Governor Gary Herbert, who was in attendance to officially begin FanXperience. “And the expectations are, in this case, that the sequel will be even bigger and better.” Herbert, using the...

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Finding the profound in the profane

Illustration by Trevor Robertson Hollywood is one of the most prominent and pervasive voices in American culture. Over a century it has evolved from the silent era to the talkies, through musicals, westerns, noirs, to the invention of the summer blockbuster and now to this generation’s obsession with the midnight release. It’s seen a golden age, a silver age, a renaissance and been regularly assaulted every few decades by directors trying to make 3D films respectable. But, it’s a voice that too often goes unchecked and unanalyzed. Enter Steve Hall, an adjunct professor who teaches in UVU’s department of...

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