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  • #MonologueWars: Round 2 | Van Helsing | Vote!

    #MonologueWars: Round 2 | Van Helsing | Vote!

    #MonologueWars: Round 2 | Van Helsing | Vote! You asked and we gave, #MonologueWars is back for a second round, pitting the 8 Sided Forum ensemble against each other in a (mostly) friendly battle for likes over their interpretation of a monologue. Round 2 Van Helsing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Vampires Do Exist. Our combatants  […]

  • Fishy Business

    Fishy Business

      Looking through old family photos can be fishy business. I mean those little black and white, bordered-with-white-wavy snaps of a moment eons ago. The kodak kind, now gone forever. The sort your mom posed you for. The kind one of the siblings always hated, always turned away from, always made faces about, always said […]

  • 15 Must See Indie Films of 2014

    15 Must See Indie Films of 2014

    15 Must See Indie Films of 2014 All of the films listed were released in theaters this past summer.  Currently, you can find most of them at a Hastings or DVD store near you.  These are the ones not to miss! Here is to the Indie Producers and Filmmakers that released during the hot days […]

  • The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

    The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

        The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness   There is value in exploring the wild, unpredictable natural world and author Gary Ferguson crafts our understanding of the premise within a new memoir. Ferguson is the author of twenty-three previous books chronicling nature, with specific species in mind. This time the species is […]

  • Indie It Film (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

  • 2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge

    2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge

    2013 Year of the Indie Film Surge –  by Jade Waddy from Mutinee – The Independent Film Network For Filmmakers 2013 saw quite a few amazing sites in the film industry, but nothing compared to the surge in independent film.

    April 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014: Indie Films on Musicians – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2014 will show four indie films on musicians this coming weekend (February 21st- 23rd) in Missoula, Montana. The films feature stories about musicians:

    February 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

    Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912

    Jimmy Dempster in Case 0912, an indie short film noir.  Previously cast as The Punisher in a concept show, (based on fan fiction from the Marvel comic book) Jimmy Dempster takes on a new role as Detective Watson in Case

    January 30, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Nebraska the movie: A trip with Dad

    Nebraska the movie: A trip with Dad

    “Nebraska” the movie could be subtitled: Taking a trip with Dad to a place he’s determined to go, even if you know he’s confused. He wants to go and you cave in, figure you owe him this last wish, think

    January 20, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Books (more)

  • The Great Oak Joke

    The Great Oak Joke

    The Great Oak Joke is a new illustrated children’s book by Jenn Ashton in collaboration with Lithuanian artist Eidvile Buozyte. “What began as an entry into a newspaper writing contest decades ago, has blossomed into a wonderfully lyrical, humble effort, for

    December 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

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  • Top 15 Christmas Songs

    Top 15 Christmas Songs

    Top 15 Christmas Songs… Taken from last years Best Christmastime Countdown.   Enjoy! #1 and #2: Cowboy Christmas Ball and Two Step Round the Christmas Tree. Christmas Day, a day to enjoy friends, family and each other. If you were out

    December 23, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie Rock Christmas

    Indie Rock Christmas

    A few indie rock Christmas songs and albums to fill you with good will and cheer.  In case you need it! Off White Christmas was released in 2011 by Bob Wire & Chip Whitson.  This album includes some rockin’ Christmas

    December 16, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Cult and Classic Horror Movie Video Homage

    Cult and Classic Horror Movie Video Homage

    This cult and classic horror movie video is a homage to many of the greats in the horror movie biz: Kubrick, Hitchock, Hooper and Lynch. Orenda Fink has unveiled the new video for “This Is A Part Of Something Greater”

    October 31, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie Band | Brother Townsend

    Indie Band | Brother Townsend

    I first met Brother Townsend at Open Mic night in Sean Kelly’s Pub downtown Missoula.  Many have asked me after writing that first story on him, “What’s happened to Brother Townsend?”  After some time in the Nevada oil fields, he

    September 5, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, vocals, harmonica– Curtis Salgado is the original Blues Brother, his essence captured, integrated and performed by deceased actor John Belushi many years ago, in the film The Blues Brothers, according to press accounts. Salgado on the other hand

    July 25, 2014 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Solo Artist Christopher John "Surrender"

    Solo Artist Christopher John “Surrender”

    Solo Artist – Christopher John is one-man pop-punk machine, earnest and talented in equal parts. Christopher John has proudly released his first 2014 single Surrender. First, because Chris is planning to released an array of singles in place of any upcoming

    April 1, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Birthday Angst-Short Fiction

    Birthday Angst-Short Fiction

      Irene’s birthday was around the corner and George was worried. He knew women took birthdays seriously as a marker of devotion from their husbands and families, but this year was proving tough. He knew he’d  better start considering his

    October 31, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

  • Indie It Art, Film, & Theatre (more)

  • 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

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  • Rustic Lux Modern: Designs by Dan Landrum

    Rustic Lux Modern: Designs by Dan Landrum

    This past summer, I ran a feature on Dan Landrum and his beautifully unique, eco-friendly designs called “The Rounded Flute Collection”.   Recently, MAKE magazine  published an article called, “My Quest to Turn Smart Craft into a Sustainable Business.” They

    February 14, 2014 | 11 comments | View Post

  • Nager - Designs by Nic Hyl

    Nager – Designs by Nic Hyl

      Nager, designs by  Nic Hyl, is a women’s  swim brand solely created by Nicole Hylton. The name Nager (pronounced Na-Jay), is French for swim, and for now, Nic Hyl’s design focus is on swim wear and cover-ups. I asked

    September 22, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Scruffy Girl Designs

    Scruffy Girl Designs

    From headbands to mini and micro skirts, from beach wear to crop tops and all sorts of accessories, Scruffy Girl has designer knitwear and clothing any gal desires.  I want to thank designer and entrepreneur Tracey for taking the time

    July 31, 2013 | 2 comments | View Post

  • "Marooned"

    “Marooned”

    Colored pants have been a style trend for a couple of years now, and I think it’s important to realize how versatile they can be. If you’re new to the realm of colored pants, try a darker color before jumping

    January 7, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • "Wrapped Up"

    “Wrapped Up”

    I love the versatility of a beautiful wrap sweater. The ability to dress it up or down is priceless making it an invaluable fall and winter staple. Here I put together a look that’s somewhere in between pairing the sweater

    January 5, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie "It" Design

    “Black on Black”

    For winter I love the look of long, loose layers in luxurious fabrics and chic black. A baggy dress with an oversized cardigan and wool tights creates an effortlessly stylish look that can be dressed up or down. The Agate

    January 4, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post