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9 essential books to inspire young activists

Activism is in the air. Kids are hearing about marches and protests, boycotts and fundraising campaigns for all kinds of causes, from local to global. And increasing numbers of children’s books are showing kids and teens how it’s done. From stories of the authors’ own activist experiences to how-to guides with tips on everything from organizing a rally to using social media to get the word out, these books offer a glimpse into the planning and passion that go into youthful activism. Read more

How 'The Naked Gun' filmed the best baseball scene in movie history

"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." _Vin Scully Dodger Stadium had seen its share of oddities, all right. One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a baserunner sliding into second base. An outfielder tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Only months before Kirk Gibson's home run sailed over the right-field wall and into Dodgers lore in the 1988 World ... Read more

Stars we've lost so far in 2018

The year's not over yet, but the world has already lost some well known faces in Hollywood and beyond. Here's a look at the actors, musicia… Read more

Movie review: ‘The Hate U Give,’ powerful drama about race and activism is a must-see for teens

Parents need to know that “The Hate U Give,” is based on Angie Thomas’ award-winning book about Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a black teen who witnesses the fatal police shooting of a close friend. Like the acclaimed novel, the movie deals frankly and powerfully with race and racism. It also addresses the tension between the police and the communities they’re supposed to serve and protect and the differences between teens growing up in predominantly African American neighborhoods and those from affluent white neighborhoods. Moments of violence are realistic and often upsetting: A cop shoots an unarmed teen (some blood is shown), gunshots break out at a party, characters brandish and fire guns and get into tense confrontation with the police, tear gas is deployed during a peaceful protest, two classmates push each other, a stepfather beats his stepson, a store is set on fire with people inside, and more. Language isn’t constant but includes one “f -- k,” a few uses of “s -- t,” etc. Teens talk about sex, but no more than kissing is shown; there’s also a little bit of drinking by both teens and adults, and characters discuss drug dealing. Families who watch will have plenty of big issues to discuss afterward; hopefully teens will also appreciate the movie’s messages about standing up for what you believe in, being proud of who you are, and communicating honestly with your parents and friends. Read more

Grant Kohrs Ranch to host annual Pumpkin Sunday

DEER LODGE — Pumpkin Sunday will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Grant Kohrs Ranch, 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge. Enjoy the fall… Read more

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Slideshow: Check out this week's hottest books

The latest rankings of best sellers. Read more

Printmaker’s work now on display

DILLON — The University of Montana Western’s Fine Arts Gallery will be showcasing a new show opening featuring Missoula-based printmaker Ja… Read more

Bazaar season coming soon

The bazaar season is just around the corner, and if you are one of those people who like to plan ahead, then this list is perfect for you. Read more

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