J.D. Salinger at 100: Forever Young, Forever Influential

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New Year’s Day 2019 would have been the 100th birthday of J. D. Salinger. It’s a milestone worth celebrating because Salinger’s literary voice remains so young.           

Salinger is no longer as popular as he once was, but with the passage of time, his impact has become clearer. From Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar to Frank Conroy’s Stop Time to Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life, Salinger’s influence dominates modern American memoir.

The opening of Salinger’s 1951 masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, set the tone for his writing. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like… and all that David Copperfield kind of crap,” Salinger’s narrator, Holden Caulfield tells us before adding, “but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”       

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Angela Simmons Reflects on the Death of Ex-Fiancé Sutton Tennyson: ‘Sj Will Forever Carry Your Name’ [Photo]

Angela Simmons is still mourning the loss of her ex-fiancé and her child’s father.

She took to Instagram to reflect on Sutton Tennyson’s death with a photo of him cradling their son, Sutton jr.

“As this year comes to a close … I reflect on the most difficult hurdle I’ve ever had to face,” she captioned the pic. “And it’s losing my son’s father . To know that you are with us in spirit is sometimes just not enough . But as the new year comes in I know that I will do my best carrying Sj with your strength and mine. And now being mommy and daddy to our beautiful son . Thank you for my best gift ever. Sj will forever carry your name. Rest now . I got us ???? 2019 we are ready.”

Take a look at her post below.

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‘Friends’ forever: How the show about pals in a coffee shop became a hit

It’s a hit that wouldn’t happen today.

A network sitcom about six straight, white, privileged twenty-somethings? Who spend their time hanging out at a coffee shop? A comedy that could not be less edgy?

But “Friends” turned out to be just what 1994 needed.

And we may need it even more right now.

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