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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Iniquity, humility and Donald Trump

Last week, I made an audio essay about my feelings about the election of Donald Trump. Listen below, or continue scrolling to read read the written version. On Tuesday night, …

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‘Dining review: When hungry for lunch, go for Broke Eatery’

I reviewed Broke Eatery restaurant in Provo: The first floor of The Madison in Provo appears to have been cursed as a restaurant venue, with more dining places passing through …

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‘Another side of Brigham: One-man show shares new side to “Lion of the Lord”‘

I wrote a feature on a one-man show about Brigham Young: James Arrington has heard what people have said, and he wants to show the second president of The Church …

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‘Arts Hot Ticket:​ “The Importance of Being Earnest” plays at BYU’

I wrote this “Arts Hot Ticket” column: Oscar Wilde’s comedy of class and identities, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is now playing at Brigham Young University through Nov. 12. Continue

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‘Jenny Oaks Baker and children to perform SCERA concerts’

I wrote a profile of violinist Jenny Oaks Baker: Before taking the last name Baker, the violinist formerly known as Jenny Oaks released her first album, “On Wings of Song,” …

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‘”Facing East” explores rift in LGBT, LDS community’

I wrote a feature on a production of “Facing East”: Exactly one year after the public become aware of a policy change in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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‘Perfect Date: Love that burns’

I wrote this “Perfect Date” column: If you and your date are the type to enjoy experimental theater that explores love, faith, family and illness, don’t miss “Burn.” Continue

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‘”Doctor Strange” takes Marvel to new places visually (if not narratively)’

I reviewed “Doctor Strange”: As originality diminishes in the movie marketplace, Hollywood filmmaking has become an exercise in who can do the coolest thing with the same tired — I …

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‘Belle Jewel chats Miley Cyrus, “The Voice” and Provo love in “What Say Ye?” podcast’

I produced this podcast episode, along with Court Mann: After Alicia Keys picked Christian Cuevas over Utah County-born singer Belle Jewel on “The Voice,” Carson Daly told the celebrities, “Coaches, …

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‘The Skinny: An entertainment reporter weighs in on 2016 politics’

In this “Skinny,” I discussed the merging of traditional and entertainment news in 2016: Back during the second Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton blew the last question, which was whether the …

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‘Perfect Date: Magic and comedy combine at SCERA show’

I wrote this “Perfect Date” column: If the greatest magic of all is true love, then the greatest date of all is, naturally, to go to a magic show together. Continue

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’31st annual “Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah” showcases spiritual perspectives

I wrote about an art exhibit in Springville: If you’re searching for a respite from the 2016 Presidential campaign, the Springville Museum of Art has a new exhibit just for …

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‘”Splinters of a Nation” tells untold story of German POW camps in Utah’

I wrote about a documentary that tells the story of German POW camps in Utah: What has been called the largest massacre on American soil during World War II happened …

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‘Belle Jewel advances on “The Voice,” headlines Velour Thursday’

I wrote about Belle Jewel, Provo singer on NBC’s “The Voice”: When American Fork singer Belle Jewel was pitted against Christian Cuevas in a “Knockout” round of NBC’s “The Voice” …

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Input/Output #2: Bloody revenging, cult comedy and audio docs (9/19/2016 – 10/23/2016)

Welcome to another installment of Input/Output, where I take a moment to reflect on stuff I saw or heard last week, as well as stuff I made in that same period of …

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