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Mental Illness On Our Screens and in Our Lives

A quick Google search for “tv shows and movies with mentally ill character” brings up over 2,200,000 results.  Articles with titles like 2015: The Year Mental Illness Finally Got Some Respect on TV discuss the slow shift in the depiction and impact of mental health on television. An IMDb list asks “Which of these television …

The Reemergence of the Independent Bookstore

If you’re reading this, you are NOT one of the 14% of U.S adults who read below a basic level. Varying facts and figures assert that a large portion of the adults in America are not equipped with the skills to be considered functionally literate with some studies claiming up to 50% of adults score …

Annual St. Louis Art Fair Takes Over Clayton Streets

The annual St. Louis Art Fair took over a stretch downtown Clayton this weekend with the theme Home Is Where The Art Is.  The three-day event put on by Cultural Festivals has been ranked in the top ten art festivals and fairs to visit by The Art Fair Sourcebook. Incorporating art, music and food the …

 Suicide Squad cements nerd culture’s place in Hollywood

On August 5th, Suicide Squad became the most recent release in a string of box office hits based on comic books.  In the movie, a band of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains is assembled to create Task Force X and complete a topecret mission for the government. The unstable inmates are armed with extremely powerful weapons and …

Meagan Wilcox of TLC’s Fat Chance

After weeks of hiatus, TLC’s new show Fat Chance returns to our (yours, everyone’s?) television screens tonight. Each episode of the show follows one of eight individuals on their journey to lose weight and gain confidence so that they might finally confess their feelings to a long held crush. This week we will be following Meagan …