Issue: September 24, 2015
I'm trying to remember the subject of this week's feature story ... oh,
yeah! Memory. Once you hit a certain age, you might notice that your memory
just ain't what it used to be. Names, which once seemed crystal clear,
start to become elusive, and moments from your own life--treasured moments,
cherished moments, dreaded moments, hated moments--start to fragment and
change as you look back on them, the narratives you've long projected back
onto your own history grown dim and diffused.
In this week's cover story, the great Melinda Welsh explores the phenomenon
of the unreliable human memory, and she talked to a few scientists who have
done research about memory to get their perspectives. Just don't ask me to
remember their names.
Also in this week's issue, theater writer Jessica Santina profiles the many
local theater programs geared toward children, Bob Grimm reviews the movie
Grandma, which he says contains one of the year's best acting
performances, and I chatted with Britt Curtis, director of the arts
nonprofit Holland Project, about her organization's efforts to raise funds
to buy their building.
As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for exclusive
columns, cartoons and package stuffing.
Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd have to ... um ... shit! I
had a funny line to go here, but now I can't remember it. ... Something
about writing things down? Tying strings around your finger?
RN&R Arts Editor