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Rebel in the Rye: J.D. Salinger Still Reclusive

Nicholas Hoult portrays writer J.D. Salinger in the film about his life "Rebel in the Rye."

Nicholas Hoult portrays writer J.D. Salinger in the film about his life “Rebel in the Rye.”

by Sandra Olmsted

Although J. D. Salinger became both one of the 20th century’s most famous and read authors, very little is known about the man himself. Debut director Danny Strong bites off the problem making a bio-pic about the famously reclusive writer with Rebel in the Rye. Fortunately, for the most part, Strong rises to the occasion.

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mother! Metaphoric but Hard to Watch

By Sandra Olmsted

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Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in mother!, a new horror film in theaters now.

Writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s extended metaphor on the creative process is interesting, disturbing, and probably alluring to some. The film portrays the creative process as essentially violent and destructive and seems to say that very little of value is created by artists and writers.

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Baseball, Football, And Injury Update

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner

By Randy Gardner

As we fly through the month of September, the Cardinals seem to be falling apart. Earlier in the year and even up to a week ago, I was thought the Cardinals still had a chance. Now after losing three games in a row against the Cubs over the past weekend, I feel that they are not in contention anymore.

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A Boomer’s Journal: When Things May Seem Too Much, Go Fishing!

Tom Anselm

Tom Anselm

by Tom Anselm

Protests in the streets, statues knocked down, unstable lunatics with nuclear weapons. This is today’s reality. But let’s talk about something really important, something that is seldom given its due. Let’s all go fishing. Why not?

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Lutheran North, Trinity Catholic on A Nov. 3 Football Collision Course

football field lowangleBy Jim Wieners

Lutheran High School North, which has made 5401 Lucas and Hunt Rd home since 1965 after moving from Lake Avenue and Waterman Boulevard (1946-1965), has enjoyed Missouri State High School Activities Association championship success since football won the first of five state titles (14 overall in all sports) in 1981.

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Hazelwood West, Lutheran North Hosting District Girls Tennis

jim's logo copyBy Jim Wieners

Hazelwood West High School and Lutheran High School North — with matches at Forestwood Park, Ferguson — are two of 32 high schools to host Girls District Tennis, beginning Sept. 25 with team tournaments followed by singles and doubles tournaments on Sept. 28-30.

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