Arts, Theater & Film

Picasso's Revolution

Mar 14, 2019
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais via Wikimedia Commons

When Pablo Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 he was still struggling to find his artistic identity. Three years later, he broke through with one of the most famous and controversial paintings ever: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company

Bekah Brunstetter's play is about a conservative baker who has to decide if she can bake a cake for her friend’s lesbian daughter.  Really, it's about whether we can find a way to talk to each other.

Courtesy Sundance Institute

Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with director Robert Greene's compelling and original documentary Bisbee 17. It's about the former mining town of Bisbee, Arizona, and the century-old event that haunts it to this day.

The Real Lolita

Jan 10, 2019
Ecco Publishing

Behind Vladimir Nabokov's brilliant and disturbing novel Lolita is a true story of a girl who was kidnapped and abused by a middle-aged man. Journalist Sarah Weinman's book is about The Real Lolita.

Vanishing Angle

We continue our Through the Lens series with actor/director Jim Cummings' feature debut. A small-town police officer gives his mother's eulogy and ends up singing and dancing to a Springsteen classic.

Image by Katherine H via flickr,

  Christmas day has finally arrived, a day for gifts and giving. We're hoping you can finally put the busy-ness and commercial hubbub of the season aside and enjoy our gift to you: two timeless holiday stories.

A Christmas Carol

Dec 24, 2018
Bantam Classics

As the historian and writer Les Standiford notes, Charles Dickens’ famous tale A Christmas Story didn’t just change his life, it reinvented the way we celebrate the holiday.

Mark Meloy

We recently uncovered a collection of radio essays by the late naturalist and environmentalist Ellen Meloy. So we're reintroducing you to the beauty and wit found in her extraordinary writing. (Rebroadcast)

RadioWest and Plan-B Theatre present the latest in our original radio drama series. It's Utah playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett's dark comedy about an internet troll who becomes a real one.

RaMell Ross / Idiom Film

In his film Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross abandons the traditional documentary form, opting for a kind of lyrical and and vivid portrait of life in the modern South.