| May 19, 2014
| 2:49 PM
You've heard a lot about "The Book of Mormon," the winner of nine Tony awards including best musical, now winding up its local premiere at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. How it's raunchy, irreverent, hilarious and — according to the...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon."
And then, the nerves crept in.
The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:27 PM
"The Book of Mormon," the irreverent Tony-winning musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the "South Park" TV series, may be "vulgar and shocking" but it also leaves audiences with an unexpected uplifting message, says K.J....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
For Tyler Glenn, frontman of the Provo, Utah-based pop-rock quartet Neon Trees, seeing a therapist was a breakthrough in more ways than one.
“It was definitely a profound thing,” said Glenn recently on the phone from Minneapolis. “I...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Kate Kelly, the founder of a prominent Mormon women’s group, has been excommunicated, according to her organization, Ordain Women.
Kelly, an international human rights lawyer, formed the group, which pushes for gender equality in the faith, with...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Kate Kelly, the face of the latest wave of feminist demands on the Mormon church, said she is unlikely to seek rebaptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints any time soon, after she was formally excommunicated on Monday.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Jun 21, 2014
OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:55 PM
SALT LAKE CITY Utah (Reuters) - The Mormon church has sued a Canadian polygamist for using its trademarked name, saying its reputation was damaged and that donations intended for the denomination were misdirected, a lawsuit filed in a Canadian court said....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There certainly is plenty of vulgarity in "The Book of Mormon," as one would expect from something created by "South Park's" Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q's" Robert Lopez. There's no shortage of f-words and riffs on subjects such as diarrhea,...