As Southeastern Conference schools went down to defeat, or won sloppily, at the opening of the 2016 football season, one of the few teams that showed the sort of grit for which past SEC teams have been famous was the University of Alabama in its victory over the University of Southern California.

As summer turns to fall, Brett Buckner's attention turns to the Star’s third annual HorrorFest, a buckets-of-blood marathon during which he will watch 31 horror movies in 31 days.

Last week’s solemn observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy may have inspired memories in many New Yorkers of how they felt at the moment of the attack on the towers and how they felt long after.

“I think you can have a field day with this one,” my Kentucky friend wrote when he sent me the link to an article that called attention to “The Rise of Marriage for One.” It’s an increasingly popular practice in which a woman marries herself. These brides call themselves “Sologamists.”

As much as we adults remember and know about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, what about our kids? What do you tell them? How can this be explained? Think about this: Anybody younger than a high school sophomore was born after the 9/11 attacks.

In April, one of the greatest sportswriters of his generation died at age 96. For decades, Blackie Sherrod entertained Texas newspaper readers. On Sundays, he offered a “Scattershooting” column that was a collection of quick observations. Think of a Twitter account in print form.

The blood was still churning in the water and the bikini-clad, blonde damsel had just barely escaped the jaws of the man-eating (or, in this case, woman-eating) great white shark when my 8-year-old daughter used a handful of buttered popcorn to steal my attention away from the movie screen.

Hillary Clinton has been as close to the scope of the powers of the presidency and its limitations as one can get without actually holding the office. She would probably follow the protocols of the office without any drastic surprises.