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  • Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4

    Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4

    Horror Top 10 |#7 Scream 4 (2011) – “New decade. New rules.” Scream 4 is the most recent installment of the popular Scream franchise and in my opinion the best of the sequels. The set up of the film leads the audience to believe this is the first of a new trilogy, introducing a new […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw and Saw 2

    Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw and Saw 2

    Horror Top 10 | #8 Saw (2004) – “Oh yes, there will be blood.” What began as an indie film that took three years to get off the ground, Saw developed into the most well known and lucrative horror franchises of modern times. The film’s story revolves around Adam and Lawrence, two men who are […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project

    Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project

    Horror Top 10 | #9 The Blair Witch Project (1999) – “In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary…A year later their footage was found.” It’s hard to imagine horror without the found footage genre due to the enormous popularity of the Paranormal Activity franchise. […]

  • Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring

    Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring

    Horror Top 10 | #10 The Ring (2002) – “Before you die, you see the ring.” A moody and extremely eerie remake of the Japanese film Ringu which explores the concept of an urban legend of a video tape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. Naomi Watts plays Seattle based […]

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  • The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried

        The Things They Carried, the Viet Nam War related book by Tim O’Brien, is once again the focus of community reflection. Chosen as Missoula’s Big Read of 2014, he will appear on October 28th, 2014 as part of

    September 25, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Migrant Sun-- Ramon Mesa Ledesma

    Migrant Sun– Ramon Mesa Ledesma

      Ramon Mesa Ledesma, author of Migrant Sun,  is an Indie author with stories to share of the Latino Migrant Experience in the United States from his personal experience. I met him recently and we talked about his work. He

    July 28, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014 – The summer has officially started with warm sunshine, patio lounging, park sitting, beach bumming and glorious down-time.  Summertime books are stowed in bike baskets book marked in anticipation of the next page turn.

    July 25, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire: Author Spotlight - Shut Up and Drink Your Mashed Potatoes: Reports From the Front Lines of Fatherhood (Bob Wire Chronicles Book 1) – The man that is Bob Wire recently took some time to share a few bits of

    June 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • World's Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    World’s Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    The world’s most glamorous book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl, returns. After losing its publisher to bankruptcy halfway through its initial release, the book has been fortified with 20 added pages and is now the first in a series from

    May 24, 2014 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Powell's Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

    Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

      Portland Revisited: Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth A few months ago an esteemed former writing teacher of mine wrote an op-ed piece about the Bolinas, California Library’s decision to empty their shelves of some older printed books and make

    May 14, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Guest Writer/Artist (more)

  • The Good Life

    The Good Life

    The Good Life   Martha had not thought about him in years. It wasn’t that he had not played a pivotal role in her development, because he had. Her first boyfriend, first kisses, first prom, first dates in a car,

    July 3, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme Robin closed the door to the flat, dropped zir purse to the floor and sighed with relief as ze sank onto the sofa, kicking off a pair of black heels. Eyes closed, ze dropped

    June 7, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • LOVE - Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE – Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE–Oregon says I do, and so can my boys Dustin and Mark, legally!  I cried when I heard this news. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, May 19th. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) requested

    May 19, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow – Arizona Discrimination Law  -  I’ve lived most of my life in fear, however, I made the choice to remain silent, for the most part. I was on a weekend news

    February 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Film is the Cure

    Film is the Cure

    Film is the Cure Guest Writer: Amy Wells It was nearly 25 years ago he first asked me, over a burger and fries in a local tavern on my lunch break, whether I had ever thought about having a thing

    January 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Art, Film & Theatre (more)

  • #MonologueWars: Round 1 – Vote!

    #MonologueWars: Round 1 – Vote!

    What happens when you pit 3 talented and experienced actors, plus a non-actor, against each other in a battle for Likes over their interpretation of a monologue? Why, heaps of fun, of course! Presenting, for your entertainment and ours, the

    September 22, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime - June 14

    LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime – June 14

    LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime – To increase public awareness about the harms of bullying and hate crimes, The Seeing Place is holding public talkbacks throughout the run of The Laramie Project. On June

    June 10, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's June Lineup and Other Tidbits

    Casey Ryan’s June Lineup and Other Tidbits

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor June Lineup and Other Things – Casey is blazing the indie world utilizing his “off” time to promote his passion, indie artists.  Here are some other random tidbits about Casey working his hobby: On May

    May 30, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor May Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor May Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor May lineup is full of big surprises.  This month of May is a must listen with talented people including: Brendan McIvor Fleming, Melissa McCarty ( Yes, THE Melissa McCarty), and  Bernard Robichaud from Trailer Park

    May 4, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Quilt Speak

    Quilt Speak

    Quilt Speak I am packing my duffle for the weekend and awaiting my ride 80 miles to the north—somewhere north of Polson, Montana—with Jane, a woman I have only met through email. Jeans, t-shirts, Griz sweatshirt, underwear, socks, computer, bottle

    April 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor April Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor April Lineup

    Casey Ryan -  Cutting Room Floor April Lineup – Casey  started April out with his last Friday night show on the Talkshoe platform. He did a 2 hour marathon – 4 interviews and 5 guests total. The lineup is featured

    April 12, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post