Memories color true horrors in perfect society

...budget films, it was probably inevitable that they would eventually get around to "The Giver," a relatively thin novel by Lois Lowry from 1993 that has been a staple of middle school English classes since it came out. Twenty years on, it's easy to...

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Rich Lowry: At the IRS, stuff happens

Lois Lerner managed to contain her disappointment when she learned in 2011 that she...every other agency of government to undertake a search for emails received by Lois Lerner tomorrow. He could order the director of the FBI to undertake a forensic...

Cal Thomas: 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

...theaters next week is a film that could reverse the trend. It's called "The Giver," based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes...

The Giver

Now Playing Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Lois Larane Briggs

Palmer resident Lois Larane Briggs, a longtime Alaska resident, died unexpectedly at her residence in Palmer on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. She was...

Lois Lynn Mayse Massie

Longtime Kenai resident Lois L. Massie died Saturday, March 13th at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 63. No services will be held...


Veta Lois Roberts SacaloffLong time Nikiski resident Veta Lois Roberts Sacaloff went home to her Lord, Oct 6, 2013 with her family by her side.Viewing will be held Friday, Oct 11, 2013, at 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel...

Veta Lois Sacaloff Roberts

Long time Nikiski resident Veta Lois Roberts Sacaloff went home to her Lord, Oct 6, 2013 with her family by her side.Viewing will be held Friday, Oct 11, 2013...

Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...universe where everyday was Opposite Day. Up meant down, bad meant good, the world was a cube, and Bizarro Superman and Bizarro Lois Lane looked like the Addams family on a bad hair day.In the Bizarro World that is the Alaska Legislature, we find ourselves...

What others say: IRS stonewalling puts audit shoe on other foot

...expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement."Add to that the fact Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the controversy, has twice refused to answer Oversight committee questions...



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