Valley Life

Bee Movie gets a “C,” Denzel plays an “O.G.”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bee Movie – As strange as this seems, Bee Movie is actually scarier than An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Relax. Its frightfulness will buzz right over the kids’ heads.While Al Gore’s documentary warns about global warming, Bee Movie has a plot that plays out some of the ramifications of "Colony Collapse Disorder," the name given to the alarming phenomenon where honey bees are inexplicably dying.

Cool beans

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In one of my classes this year, I learned that, as a society, when we’re going by dates, we no longer use B.C. and A.D. to distinguish one from the other. B.C.E. and A.C. the new "politically correct" terms, meaning Before Common Era and After Common (I guess the "Era" is implied).

Celebrate the season in downtown Provo

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Downtown Provo is the place to go this holiday season. There are several events planned, with more in the works.Many of this season’s events are at the new Covey Center for the Arts on Center Street, which opened earlier this year.Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:Nov.

Local holiday film gets nationwide recognition

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tonight, Monday, Nov. 5, there will be a free screening of Stalking Santa, the new holiday mockumentary made by all the best local improv comedy actors, in celebration of its anticipated nationwide DVD release on Tuesday.Screenings are being held in Los Angeles and New York City, as well.

Composing with the big dogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVSC student Nate Drew is well on his way to fulfilling his dreams. The 27-year-old music major has been chasing his love of music since the age of two, when he began mimicking his mother on the piano.He has studied at UCLA and the University of Utah, and his impressive credentials landed him a weeklong internship with the great James Newton Howard, a composer who has written scores for dozens of huge blockbuster films including The Fugitive, The Sixth Sense and Blood Diamond.

Woodbury’s Art for Life benefit

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sandwiched in between mega retail stores Gap and Nordstrom in the University Mall is a most unexpected cultural experience sponsored by UVSC.Many students are unaware of the existence of the off-campus Woodbury Art Museum, home to a multitude of works by professional artists across Utah.

Wii brings classics back

Reading Time: 2 minutes For all those Wii owners, it’s not hard to keep one’s game on when a plethora of old school games are readily available on the Virtual Console (provided one has the funds to buy Wii-points).It’s a blessing to be able to revisit all the games you remember playing as a kid, and have the opportunity to play those not-so-popular gems you might have missed out on.

No, no, no — thank you for your consideration

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Last year, Al Gore’s global warning, An Inconvenient Truth, stirred a lot of pots.The pinnacle of its eco-friendly warning was at the Academy Awards on Feb. 25, 2007, when the double-award-winning documentary inspired the Academy to make several announcements emphasizing that it was going green.