For the Books: Reid Moon’s Rare Book Collection Houses Stories of a Thousand Libraries

Reid Moon is a professional treasure hunter. His collection is never complete, although he has everything from a 1746 copy of Handel’s “Messiah” with an inscription from King George, to an original copy of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species.” He has collected documents from Mother Teresa, letters by Albert Einstein and artifacts from the JFK […]

8 not-so-spooky Halloween movies for the family

Halloween doesn’t have to be about nightmare-inducing movies. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween movie or you just don’t like horror films, here are eight Halloween movies to help you celebrate the most colorful season of the year. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Of course we have to start with a […]

5 Utah Valley-made Harry Potter videos for Harry Potter’s birthday

By UtahValley360 Staff July 31 marks Harry Potter’s birthday. The title character brought to life in J.K. Rowling’s books turns 37. Last month marked 20 years since “Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone” — the first book in the Harry Potter series — hit the book shelves for the first time. To celebrate Harry Potter’s […]

Weekend best bets: 6 Utah Valley events to fill your weekend

Summer is halfway over in Utah Valley, but things are just heating up. Make the most of your July weekends by marking these Utah Valley events in your calendar. Jigglefest Ashton Gardens is ready to get their jiggle on. Well, at least the Jell-O will be jiggling. Grab your swimsuit and goggles and join Thanksgiving Point for […]

Top 10 moments with ‘Studio C’ to celebrate one billion views

The beloved clean-comedy sketch group “Studio C” took to Facebook on Thursday to announce they laughed their way to one billion views. In honor of their success, here are 10 of our favorite “Studio C” moments. 1. Scott Sterling kicks it out of the park The most popular sketch from “Studio C” is the notorious video of […]

5 popular stories on UtahValley360 to celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

Believe it or not, it has been 20 years since the first book in the Harry Potter series hit the shelves in bookstores. “Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone” — which was published in the United States as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” — has sold over 450 million copies worldwide in 79 languages, according […]

Utah-Tube: ‘The wand chooses the wizard’ in Harry Potter video from Stuart Edge

“The wand chooses the wizard.” This phrase, offered by Mr. Ollivander, a wandmaker in the Harry Potter series, develops a new meaning as people passing through a parking garage discover a wand. A YouTube video released Thursday by Provo-based Stuart Edge shows what happens next. Upon picking up the wand, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and dementors appear and […]

14 ways being Mormon is like being in Harry Potter

Today is Harry Potter’s (and author J. K. Rowling’s) birthday. In honor of the world’s most famous boy wizard, fans worldwide are celebrating the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (the script of a stage play that continues the Harry Potter story and officially premiered in London yesterday). Many members of The Church of Jesus […]

Weekend best bets: A musical heavy weekend in Utah Valley

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend: Movie in […]

Reddit user sorts FBS teams into Harry Potter houses, including BYU, Utah and Utah State

One Reddit user has broken down all the FBS teams into Harry Potter houses, including BYU, Utah and Utah State. BYU’s football team was sorted into Ravenclaw while Utah was sorted into Gryffindor. Utah State landed in Hufflepuff according to these parameters for sorting. Reddit user, bakonydraco, explained the method to sorting these FBS teams: […]

If Book of Mormon people were sorted into Hogwarts houses

The magical world of Harry Potter has captured the imaginations of millions of people worldwide, and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are no exceptions. The Twitter hashtag #MormonHarryPotter emerged a couple years ago, and one of’s most popular articles is “Who Said It: Dieter or Dumbledore?” For all you Mormon Potter […]

5 great Christ figures in modern literature

The scriptures and the words of living prophets are the best place to learn about the Savior, His mission and His love. The Savior’s ministry as recorded in the New Testament and his visit to the Nephites as recorded in The Book of Mormon both bear powerful witness of His divinity and the reality of […]

Weekend best bets (Jan. 29–31)

By Hunter Lock Are you stumped trying to find the perfect activity for you or your family this weekend? Look no further, because this weekend Utah Valley has a lot to offer in exciting and memorable activities for all ages. Here are our picks for the five must-attend events this weekend: BYU Theatre Ballet: Alice in Wonderland […]

Voldemort dances through Utah Valley in viral video ‘Dark Lord Funk’

Voldemort is back…again. But never fear, Harry Potter fans, because He-who-must-not-be-named has returned in the funkiest way ever. “Dark Lord Funk,” a parody of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” takes a small tour of Utah Valley and features vocals from Elijah Thomas, an Orem resident. The Dark Lord used a variety of locations around Utah Valley to […]

21 signs the MTC is actually Hogwarts

You’ve always wanted to receive a letter to Hogwarts, and it turns out you might have already received it — that is if you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and you served a mission. Here are 21 signs that the Missionary Training Center might actually be Hogwarts in […]

What it’s like waiting for an LDS mission call

Since you were in primary, you’ve been waiting to grow an “extra foot or two” so you could leave on your mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now that you are finally ready “to teach and preach and do as missionaries do,” it is time to fill out those mission papers […]

20 signs BYU students are desperate to get married

In honor of National Proposal Day on Thursday, March 20, and  because ring-by-spring fever is real, here is a list of signs that BYU students are desperate to get married.   1. You’ve made and distributed more than a few batches of cookies to different boy apartments. Stores are low on butter and flour because […]

12 ‘leprechaun problems’ only redheads will understand

I am a redhead and so are all four of my children. Three of those red-haired kids have blue eyes, a genetic combination so rare they might as well be tiny, mythical creatures. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 12 leprechaun problems only redheads will understand. 1. You get annoyed when people talk […]

Who said it: Dieter or Dumbledore?

They both have silvery hair, speak with foreign accents and are known for their wisdom. Both President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, called into the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2008, and Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, have done […]

13 signs your Russian alter ego is preparing for the Sochi Olympics

As you prepare for your Russian-themed parties for the opening ceremonies Thursday night, here are just a few signs that your Russian alter ego might be taking over. 1. You drink tea all the time. There just shouldn’t be any other beverage that even exists, especially not cold drinks.   2. You’ve stopped putting ice […]