| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
She’s a whip-smart and opinionated anomaly, a newcomer to Washington of Haitian immigrant parents. She’s also, the Republican Party hopes, a harbinger of the future.
Late Tuesday night, in a narrow, hard-won victory celebrated by her...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Joan Didion famously said that "we tell ourselves stories in order to live." Didion was talking of the way we create narratives out of the stuff of our lives, attempting to make sense, to extract meaning, from what happens to us, what we observe around...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Blair Treu, the director of "Meet the Mormons," described his film to the Salt Lake Tribune as a documentary produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nonmembers — a project that started as a visitor center piece for the...
| Oct 10, 2014
Tickets for the touring version of "The Book of Mormon," returning to Orlando in December, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17.
This time around, the musical comedy will play at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from Dec. 26-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life....
| Sep 28, 2014
You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
| Apr 18, 2014
In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader.
And got away with it.
The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...