A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

All content by BY ERIC MINK
Eric Minks 1968 photo of Joni Mitchell. 

My brief encounter with Joni Mitchell

Published February 6, 2019
Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University.  He is a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York. Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com. 

Call it what it is: Child abuse

Published July 12, 2018
Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University.  He is a former columnist for the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

Never Again: A Turning Point?

Published April 4, 2018
Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University.  He is a former columnist for the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

Ignoring Trump isn’t an option

Published February 7, 2018
Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University.  He is a former columnist for the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

White House could use some role models

Published November 1, 2017
Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University.  He is a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

How Trump can win the nomination

Published April 6, 2016
Dan Rather (left) and his former producer Mary Mapes (center) speak with Robert Redford on the set of ‘Truth.’

Redford fights Rather’s good fight

Published November 4, 2015
Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) delivers his impassioned rant on air in the 1976 film Network.

A ‘Network’ reality check

Published March 5, 2014
Eric Mink

Eric Mink: Gun owners get it

Published March 6, 2013
“Zero Dark Thirty” has been criticized for its depiction of torture.

Torture: Separating fact and fiction

Published February 6, 2013
Sarah Silverman in JCER video

The obscenity of Super PACs

Published October 3, 2012
Eric Mink

The blame game has no winners

Published August 1, 2012
A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make
their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy
Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres.

Honoring 9/11 — with the TV off

Published September 7, 2011

Sometimes hope is just what’s needed

Published October 16, 2009
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