Jabari Parker’s Mormon Connection at Duke University

Jabari Parker’s Mormon Connection at Duke University

Jabari Parker, the 17-year-old basketball sensation from Chicago verbally committed to play basketball for Duke University on Thursday, 20 December 2012, during a press conference that was held at the school he attends, Simeon Career Academy. He intends to be a...
Shannon Hale’s Austenland Picked up by Sony Pictures

Shannon Hale’s Austenland Picked up by Sony Pictures

After showing at Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a bidding war began for Austenland, a movie based on the best-selling chick-lit book by the same name. The author is Shannon Hale, who is also known for fairy-tale style novels for children. Hale is a member of The...
Mormon Fighting Irishman Manti Te’o

Mormon Fighting Irishman Manti Te’o

Manti Malietau Louis Te’o,  a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an American collegiate football player of Samoan descent. Growing up on the island of Oahu, he was one of the most decorated high school athletes in Hawaii’s...
Mormon Jon Huntsman’s Political Ascent

Mormon Jon Huntsman’s Political Ascent

Mormon Jon Huntsman Jr. dropped out of the 2012 presidential race fairly early, something he seemed to expect.  He had departed his post as U.S. Ambassador to China in order to run for the presidency, but he was only getting his feet wet, getting his name out to...

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