Autumn is a 31-year-old St. Louis native! Because she was homeschooled, Autumn has sadly never been able to participate when anyone asks the inevitable question: "Where did you go to high school?" Despite this impairment, she received degrees in Music (Voice) and Art at Lindenwood University, and has been a freelance photojournalist for several years. Autumn likes to blend aspects of art decor and fashion photography with journalism, and she loves to play with every imaginable style of creativity, photographing events such as, The Kevin Kline Awards, The St. Louis RAMS, Alive Magazine, and various boutiques and venues. For the last few years, she's also decided to tackle the writing profession, armed with a lot more wisdom and enjoyment than what her years of formal education left her!
Since 2009, Autumn has written three novels, two novellas and has been concentrating on short stories about ordinary people in situations out of their element. One of her shorts was recently published in the July edition of Bareback Literary Magazine, and she'll soon have a new work in The Rusty Nail Magazine. Although some people might describe this as unhealthily unfocused, she'd much rather be labeled as unhealthily curious.
Ah, the Holiday Season. The time to roast chestnuts down with St. Charles Traditions, see the lights at the Zoo, snuggle up at Tilles Park, and see a play about the depths of Hell.
Oh, but wait, but we’re talking about R-S Theatrics here, who never cease to jolt us out of our comfort zones and reinvent Holiday Traditions.
It’s that time of year again when the gravy flows like…well, gravy, and the white and dark meat make you pass out in front of the TV while it blares out the football game, or Home Alone. It’s important you can safely pass out in front of people you trust, too, and even if your family is normal (c’mon, you’re kidding yourself, right?) there are always those relatives that fall between the cracks of functional and healthy. So without further ado, here are the thirteen people who might just be present on your family Turkey Day.
When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite holiday. Most kids favored Christmas or their birthday, but for me, Halloween was the end of all ends. What other time do you get the mind-blowing combination of make-believe, sugar and running around neighborhoods all night?
This post is inspired by Chris Clark, who wrote on here first about Pumpkin Spice and how it’s taken over his soul. Hi, Chris.
Now, I must make a confession. It may not quite be a confession because I probably personally know 99.99% of the people who read this and they already know my secret, but I’ve never put it to the page.
I don’t like pumpkin.
This entry is about my new obsession, and it has been interfering with my other obsessions. But because I get to enjoy the great outdoors and explore areas of the city I haven’t before, I don’t feel all that guilty.
Will you walk with your head held high?
Or move aside when they're passin' you by?
Will you run when the fires are fanned?
And where will you stand when the flood comes?—Parade, Act II
It is not hard to find men of a similar mindset who speak truth about a time in history we’re not proud of, a story that needs to be remembered and never forgotten. There is a lot to be said about someone who decides not to sit back and let an ugly part of history go ignored because the truth can be shocking and disturbing.
I posted a blog recently about how famous authors have it made because the people in their life know how valuable they are, and thus are free to do whatever they want all day, finally saved from the torturous experience of having those two questions put to them again and again when one mentions they're a writer: “Are you published?” and “What kind of books do you write?”
When you think of St. Louis, many things come to mind. The St. Louis Cardinals, the Gateway Arch, the Mississippi River, and thin crust pizza. No doubt, famous names will pop up in your mind as well. Stan Musial, Chuck Berry, Josephine Baker, Jack Wagner, Kevin Kline, and Nelly. Many who visit St. Louis are surprised to find out that our city boasts a wonderful collection of people who have made it big and burnish brightly who also publicly regard St. Louis as their home.
Insight Theatre Company Presents a Celebration with Marsha Mason. Company’s 2013 season opens with Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two”
Sunday, June 9th event: luncheon with Ms. Mason, performance, Q & A, and reception
WHAT: Marsha Mason, four-time Academy Award Nominee, two-time Golden Globe Award Winner, producer, director and native St. Louisan, will be honored by Insight Theatre Company.
Insight Theatre Company will open its sixth season with the production of Neil Simon’s play “Chapter Two.” This special production is preceded by a luncheon with Ms. Mason and will be followed by a Q & A with Ms. Mason and a reception.