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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s 2003 book, “Under the Banner of Heaven,” on Hulu, uses the murder of a woman and her daughter as a means to examine the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo from IMDB

Peeking at the Underbelly of the Mormon Church in ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

In 1984, Brenda Lafferty, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in American Fork, Utah, and her 15-month-old daughter, Erica, were brutally murdered with a 10-inch boning knife. Her husband, Allen Lafferty, found their bodies and reported the crime to the police.

Tina Fey is among many stars who make cameo appearances in “Only Murders in the Building,” along with stars Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin. Season Two debuted on June 28. Photo courtesy IMDB

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Delivers Killer Comedy (on Hulu) Once Again

It’s hard to imagine anyone going through life without laughing at Steve Martin or Martin Short — but that’s just my opinion.

Revisiting Medieval Times with A Trip to the Renaissance Fair

Long after they’ve stopped dreaming of dragons, princesses and knights in shining armor, you’ll still find an astonishing number of people willing to revisit medieval times by taking a trip to a Renaissance Fair. Having visited these fairs several times in the last decade, I recommend giving this experience a try at least once in a lifetime.


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