The Utah Review is Utah’s premier independent arts magazine, focused on covering the very best of the local arts scene. Our writers cover everything from film to theatre to dance; always with a critical focus on Utah first and foremost.

Since our inception in 2014, The Utah Review has been the Official Online Magazine for The Utah Arts Festival, Utah’s biggest arts event each and every year. In 2015 The Utah Society Of Professional Journalists awarded The Utah Review three first placed awards in the categories of: review/criticism, ongoing coverage and photo essay.

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Main contributors

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Les Roka

Les has worked extensively in public relations for a variety of organizations and was U.S. editorial advisor for Netherlands based Art Design Publicity.

In addition to being a regular contributor to a Utah business magazine, Les has worked on projects involving authors and researchers throughout the world, including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Lebanon, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. Les is also a classically trained musician with more than 400 performances under his belt.

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Heather L. King

Heather is a food writer and critic for The Salt Lake Tribune as well as Examiner.com, The Utah Review and a variety of other print and online publications. She is the founder of Utah’s Ladies Who Lunch groups and a member of the Association of Food Journalists.

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Stuart Melling

Stuart was a freelance restaurant critic for The Salt Lake Tribune and also rambles at both The Utah Review, Meat Free Menu, Shop Smart Guide, Utah Now and Gastronomic SLC. Stuart is also a member of the Association Of Food Journalists and a proud champion in the fight against overcooked eggs.

Other contributors

Nick Como
Aimee Cook
Vanessa Chang
Jamie Gadette
Liz Galloway
Ryan Kendrick
Rachel Lando
Wendi Melling
Kelli Nakagama
Hilary Reiter
Amanda Rock
Andrew Stone
Lauren Udwari
Billy Yang