Author: Celeste Rosenlof

Final letter from the editor: Who’s ready for the holidays?

I can’t ever manage to get ready until Christmas is days away, and I never make a New Year’s Eve plan until the eve of New Year’s Eve.   I’m not a super shopper or a great gift giver. I always look back on the last couple months of the year and think about how next year, I’ll do better. I’ll fill the months with good things and lovely little moments. I just can’t seem to get the holidays quite right.   But this year, knowing full well that I didn’t have any time to spare trimming the tree, baking cookies and decking the halls properly, I streamlined (or settled) and did only the bare minimum. What I’m doing with my spurts of time throughout the month instead is talking to people about their lives. I’m really good at talking, not always great about listening, but that’s sort of my gift – or personal challenge – for the season. Its simple, but I think it’s obtainable which, at this point, is sort of what I need.   So what does your season need? Does it need garlands and tinsel? Pastries and sweets? Are you looking for a simpler season? I am requesting fewer things, and only those things that I need. I’m a little bummed, too, because I really like presents. But I think it will be good.  ...

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Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

    Photos & Text: Celeste Rosenlof   The first Thanksgiving I felt like an adult participant was also the first year I brought a pie to Thanksgiving dinner. I made that pie from a pumpkin and the crust from flour and butter.   So for me, being an adult at that annual dinner means that I bring food like all the other adults.  If you want to grow up this year, too, here’s a few things you could bring that are easy to make and have just a few ingredients.   If you’re asked to bring a…  ...

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The V – Calendar Nov. 14-20

Every Day   Arts   From Heart to Hand All day, donation BYU Museum of Art North Campus Drive, Provo   The Matter of Words All Day, donation BYU Museum of Art North Campus Drive, Provo   Wide-Open Spaces All day, donation BYU Museum of Art North Campus Drive, Provo   Entertainment   The Marvelous Wonderettes 7:30 p.m., $13.50 – 19.50 Hale Center Theater Orem 225 W. 400 North, Orem   The Elephant Man Wed. – Sat. 7:30 p.m., $7-14 Harris Fine Arts Center Brigham Young University, Provo   Monday, Nov. 14   Arts   ·       UVU Chamber Orchestra 7:00 p.m., free Orem City Library 56 North State Street, Orem   Entertainment   Discount Night 7 p.m., $3 for 6+ people OZZ Fun Center 490 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo   Family Night at The Quarry 6:00 p.m., $7 2494 N. University Parkway, Provo Velour Live Music Gallery 135 N. University Avenue, Provo   Muse Music’s Open Mic Night 8:00 p.m. 145 N. University Ave., Provo   Food   Eat Like a Pilgrim 6:30 p.m., $17-30 Thanksgiving Point 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi   Tuesday, Nov. 15   Entertainment   Scera Cinema Classics – Soul Surfer 10:00 a.m., $2 SCERA Center for the Arts 745 S. State Street, Orem   ·       Savion Glover: Bare Soundz 7:30 p.m., $13-35 ($7 off with Student ID) de Jong Concert Hall Brigham Young University,...

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Staff Infection

What’s your dream tattoo?   A compass with the Douglas Adams quote, “I may have not gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” Kelly Cannon, Life Editor   Mike Tyson’s face, with his face tattoo, on my face. Eric Gonzalez, Designer   Picachu waving and saying, “Follow me on twitter @gilbertcisneros.” Gilbert Cisneros, Photo Editor   Can I get David Bowie on my butt? Christina Ruth, Photo Editor     I’m too fickle to decide something that permanent to put on my skin. Jeff Jacobsen, Web Content Manager   Raja Bell clothes-lining Kobe Bryant in the 2006 NBA Playoffs. Matt Petersen, Sports Editor   A dandelion, the ones you make a wish on. Andrea Whatcott, Editor-In-Chief...

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Letter from the editor

We’ve moved off campus.   This is a really exciting thing for us. We love our school, but we can’t wait for people to read this off campus and within the community. We work hard to bring information about the arts and entertainment in Utah Valley, complimenting the UVU Review’s mission to bring information about the campus to people.   In this issue we talk about beauty and the different ways people find it.   For some, art is made on a canvas or a paper, for others, their medium is skin and ink.   Regardless of how it is represented, studying and appreciating other people’s views of beauty can enrich our experience with aesthetics, art and design. That, I think, is the most valuable part of art: understanding other people’s views and stories.   Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Editor of the V   vmagazine.editor@gmail.com...

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