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Risen Apes: Road Warrior

Risen Apes: Road Warrior

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Road Warrior,” Park talks about his commute via Greyhound bus, and its crazed driver.

Luz in Review: The Thesis Project That Could

Jason Arment reviews Luz, a supernatural horror film by Tilman Singer that pays homage to horror films that have come before. (Yellow Veil Pictures)

If This Were a Fight, Someone Would Stop It

Chris Dupuy was writing about boxing and recent ring deaths when the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton occurred. The events coalesced into this powerful piece about violence and our current state of affairs.

Dear Grandson: Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Chicago Bears

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes part-time work at Lake Forest Hospital (where he bumps into Bears) and he also performs in Camelot.

Risen Apes: Roll Your Own

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Roll Your Own,” Park shares about traveling to Amsterdam to attend the Cannabis Cup. 

Dear Grandson: On Loving and Losing Pets, and Moving to Great Lakes, Illinois

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about loving (and losing) the family’s beloved pets and moving from San Diego to Waukegan, Illinois.

Risen Apes: Something Fine

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Something Fine,” Park recalls his time at the “Great Asylum for the Insane.”

Film Review: Suffering Through Midsommar

Jason Arment reviews Midsommar, a folk horror film by Ari Aster, the same writer and director of the commercially successful Hereditary. (A24 Films)

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