'The Abolitionists' film premieres, attracts Utah celebrities

Moviemakers originally planned on holding a small press screening, but word got out, and more than 1,000 people thronged the South Jordan Megaplex Theatres for a chance to see “The Abolitionists” on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

DJ and music producer Kaskade, “Walking Dead” star Laurie Holden and Utah At…

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'Slap her': BYU offers resources for domestic violence

A new YouTube video is raising awareness about the importance of stopping domestic violence. “Slap her: Children’s reactions” was uploaded to YouTube early January by an Italian website, Fanpage.it.

The video was filmed on the streets of Italy, where six boys between the ages of 7 and 11 were…

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LDS press conference prompts hope for Utah nondiscrimination bill

By Madeleine Lewis

The news that LDS Church leaders publicly endorsed nondiscrimination measures to protect LGBT people in employment and housing had reverberations just blocks away on Utah’s Capitol Hill.

Sens. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, and Jim Debakis, D-Salt Lake City, expressed the…

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Happy Chocolate Cake Day: 10 best chocolate cakes

We like to celebrate obscure holidays at The Universe, especially if they involve delicious and unhealthy treats. Google officially decreed that today is Chocolate Cake Day, and we plan to celebrate with gusto. Here are our favorite chocolate cakes from restaurants and stores around the country, alo…

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