Writer. Producer. Educator.

I write about — and sometimes make — arts and entertainment in Utah. I also make The Pixar Podcast, The Porch and Disney Animation Podcast. Find all my work here.

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Recent Work

The Troubling Christ

This is an approximate transcription of a talk I gave in church today (Easter) at the Pioneer 2nd ward in Provo, Utah. Many parts of the gospel of Jesus Christ …

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‘We Are Back! Split and Oscars’

I was a featured guest on this episode of “Film Cult,” where we argued about “Split” and talked Oscar nominations: We are back with a new show! We review what …

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‘The Skinny: Coming soon to a dimension near you’

In this “Skinny,” I wrote about some bizarre upcoming films: One of my favorite current TV shows is “Rick and Morty,” a sci-fi cartoon that has seriously messed-up humor and …

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‘”Remember Angels” brings Broadway singers to Covey Center for Christmas concert’

I wrote about a Christmas concert happening in Provo: A Christmas concert featuring several well-known Broadway-experienced singers will play at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo as a …

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‘SCERA trots out seasonal romp “The Happy Elf”‘

I wrote a feature on “The Happy Elf” at SCERA: The next show to open at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem has a well-known local director, Robinne …

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‘Michael McLean discusses “The Forgotten Carols” and his own decade of struggle with faith’

I spoke with Michael McLean about his career as an LDS artist and his struggles with faith: Over 25 years now, more than 1 million people have seen Michael McLean’s …

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‘”A Christmas Carol” at Hale Center Theater Orem takes Scrooge to new places’

I wrote a feature on “A Christmas Carol” at Hale Center Theater Orem: Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the most archetypal characters in all of English literature in the English, …

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‘From Utah to Disney: Filmmakers discuss growing up in Utah, behind the scenes of “Moana”‘

I wrote a feature on “Moana” and its Utah connections: With universities like Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and the University of Utah, the state of Utah in recent …

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‘”Studio C” stars Jeremy Warner and Mallory Everton visit the “What Say Ye?” podcast’

I produced this podcast episode, along with Court Mann: In the years since its 2012 debut, BYUtv’s “Studio C” has turned its cast members into local celebrities. And among that …

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‘Narrowing the list: how to rank the best Disney films’

I wrote a slideshow ranking Disney animated films: From “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 to “Moana” opening this Thanksgiving weekend, Walt Disney Animation Studios carries a long …

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‘Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings holiday show to Utah’

I wrote a profile of violinist Jenny Oaks Baker: It’s a show that’s as much a Christmas staple as “The Nutcracker” or “A Christmas Carol”: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring …

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‘New exhibit in Provo showcases art from the city’s homeless’

I wrote about an art exhibit in Provo: A new art exhibit in Provo is interested in bringing visibility to a group that can often go invisible: the city’s homeless …

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‘”Moana” scores another win for Disney with both warmth and wisdom’

I reviewed “Moana”: With “Moana,” Disney has crafted a story that centers on a complex question: How can an individual member of a close community — any close community — …

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‘SCERA’s ‘Night of Broadway’ looks across the pond this year’

I wrote a feature on a musical revue happening in Orem: Some of the most widely known Broadway shows — “Starlight Express,” “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Secret Garden” …

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‘Arts Hot Ticket: Barlow Arts to perform “Nutcracker” in Provo’

I wrote this “Arts Hot Ticket” column: Barlow Arts Conservatory’s “children friendly” rendition of “The Nutcracker” will play at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo from Thursday through Saturday …

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