Monthly Archives: August 2012

One Man’s Meditation: Merlin, Motivation and Letting Go

It seems to me that we are in the midst of a rather startling expansion of our traditional concepts of Mormon literature. There’s an active effort going on to expand the possibilities, to rethink what we can and should be doing with our unique voices and viewpoints. A lot of it makes me uncomfortable, but the more I consider it the more I think it’s a useful discomfort… Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, August 18, 2012

A very busy fortnight. A new movie, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed, is released to good reviews. Several Mormon-authored plays are performing and getting good reviews in Utah and in New York City.  A load of new books have been … Continue reading

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The Gospel and the Church in the Future

Before I get to my topic, I just want to wish good luck to the LDS Hugo Award Nominees.  The Hugo Awards ceremony will be at 8:00pm Central time on September 2 in Chicago.  I’ll be putting the link to … Continue reading

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What Does Louis CK Have to Teach the Mormon Humorist?

I’ve been writing Mormon humor off and on for more than ten years now. In 2002, some friends and I started The Sugar Beet, a Mormon humor website, and my first article was titled “Provo Temple Liftoff Successful.” (The Sugar … Continue reading

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In Defense of Grumpiness: A Review of “Brothers,” “Quietly,” and A Roof Overhead

Update 18 Aug 2012: In the comments, Mahonri Stewart responds to my critiques of his piece. In the interest of fairness, I encourage anyone who reads this review to also take a look at his comments. I happen to agree … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Mini-era: An Editor’s Inside Look at Cedar Fort

Guest post by Heidi Doxey. It’s been four years. In the spring of 2008, I sat behind a brown-haired girl in my fiction editing class at BYU. She was pleasant and intelligent, but so were most of the students in … Continue reading

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