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Echoes of a Depraved Mental Health System Haunt The Mountain

Echoes of a Depraved Mental Health System Haunt The Mountain

Jason Arment reviews The Mountain, a film loosely based on the lobotomist Walter Freeman about a tour to promote his recently-debunked procedure. (Kino Lorber)

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.”

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