January 17, 2013

Why Mormons Cozy Up to South Parkers

Berit Anderson, Crosscut

This is not a "Book of Mormon" review. “Book of Mormon” needs a review about as much as Bill Gates needs you to lend him bus fare. The Seattle run of the show, which features the original Broadway cast, has been sold out for months with ticket resale prices edging toward $250 apiece.

The high-energy musical follows Mormon golden boy Elder Price and his rotund and endearing (despite the compulsive lying problem) sidekick Elder Cunningham, as they embark on their first mission to . . . Uganda.  As you might expect, the pair is ill-prepared for a world that features warlords, AIDS, blasphemy and scrotum maggots.

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October 23, 2013
Mexican Mormons on the Rise
Monica Campbell, Public Radio
In Provo, Utah, one man, Fernando Rogelio Gómez, has created a small museum solely dedicated to this small Mexican slice of Mormon history. It started when he found a trunk full of documents buried inside his aunt's... more ››
October 22, 2013
Mormons & Evangelicals Together in Jail
Tad Walch, Deseret News
LDS Church apostles and leaders of other faiths increasingly are cultivating relationships with one another, a process recently accelerated by shared concerns over religious liberty.Mentioning what he termed his "friendship"... more ››
October 21, 2013
World of a White Mormon Rapper
Rebbie Groesbeck, Normons
I couldn’t count on two hands the number of times my friends in Provo rallied on a Friday night to see a Can’t Stop Won’t Stop show. They were a cult favorite in every sense of the word, bringing fresh hip-hop beats to a... more ››
October 23, 2013
The Mormon Megaplex Thriller
Andrew Stewart, Variety
Writing its own box office success in the history books, “The Saratov Approach,” the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and tortured in Russia, has quietly become a local B.O. hit in... more ››