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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

mother lawrence bardem crowd

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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Alpha Players 59th Season Kicks off with Into the Woods

into the woodsThe Alpha Players have announced a 59th season that incorporates the new with the old – the musical Into the Woods, followed by The Odd Couple and finishing with You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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Theater Review

 

South Pacific lead actress Leah Berry and lead ctor Michael Halling

South Pacific lead actress Leah Berry and lead actor Michael Halling  take a spin in a dance scene from South Pacific

An Enchanting Evening Awaits

Audiences of STAGES’ South Pacific

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South City BBQ Joint Gets Stellar Ratings from the Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampter

Lisa Kampeter of the Dining Divas

Lisa Kampeter of the Dining Divas

Immediately when I saw the Stellar Hog, I compared it to Henke’s Tavern in Florissant. Located in the middle of a neighborhood on Leona near Bates in South St. Louis, this place is rich in history. You’d never realize that inside the small white building you’d find some of the best food around. I can honestly say that rarely do the Dining Divas agree on our food, but this time, we all agreed we wanted to come back!

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Hazelwood School District Calls All Alumni Back During Homecoming

High schools in the Hazelwood School District (HSD) are kicking off the 2017 Homecoming season starting Sept. 9 with Hazelwood West High School, followed by Hazelwood East High School on Sept. 16, and Hazelwood Central High School on Sept. 23.

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