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  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

        The 13th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is coming to Missoula, MT February 19-29th.   At First Glance I’m placing these three films at the top of my list for the 2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. One local to my geography and neighbors: NW Washington State Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian […]

  • Paris, City of Light, November 2015

    Paris, City of Light, November 2015

    Paris, City of Light, recently under siege. November 2015 Three weeks ago I was in Paris, the City of Light. Life was calm, there were musicians on the streets near the numerous Gilbert Jeune bookstores on rue St Michael, on the steps of Sacre Coeur, in front of Notre Dame. Asian couples posed for photographs […]

  • In St Malo, seeking All The Light

    In St Malo, seeking All The Light

    I have read All The Light We Cannot See again, here in St Malo, holed up in my room on the 3rd floor of the Hotel France et  Chateaubriand, facing the sea. It is nighttime—dark and cold tonight. Perhaps the November 1st summer-like weather of today, with its 68 degrees, was the last gasp. I found […]

  • Thinking Southern: In France

    Thinking Southern: In France

    Collioure, France sits in a Southwest corner of France, along the Mediterranean Sea, three train stops east of the Spanish border. Tucked into a bay, between some other little village-sized towns, it boasts all good things southern: sunshine, warmth, saltwater swimming, a slower pace. In October the temperatures have cooled a bit, mid-sixties is normal, […]

  • Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

    Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

    Western Lonely: Montana to Washington: the Real West.   Robert Fletcher sums up my travels through the beloved West this past week. My range is from Montana to Washington, west to east and back again, covering 1,900 miles give or take a few.   Open Range Western land was made for those Who like land wild […]

  • Fashion & Function | by Dustin Waine

    Fashion & Function | by Dustin Waine

    Fashion & Function by Dustin Waine Indie It Style Take a gander at the USA made products in leather totes and Victor athletic clothing. Find a little Levi pride via the Kentucky Gent with the Levi’s Pride 2015 Collection.  Meet Eolo Perfido, a photographer and educator who has two distinct collection of prints: The Creative […]

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  • 15 Must See Indie Films of 2015

    15 Must See Indie Films of 2015

    Here is our 15 must see indie films of 2015. Indie Film-Land is graced by the lovely Blythe Danner alongside the rugged steaminess of Sam Elliot in I’ll See You In My Dreams.  Indie film lovers will peek into a Rolling Stone writer’s encounter with

    June 29, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

    January 4, 2015 | 4 comments | View Post

  • #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

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  • Brian Doyle, author

    Brian Doyle, author

              Brian Doyle, author of Mink River, The Plover, and too numerous to count insightful full-of-truths essays was in Bellingham, Washington last night. Again. He was the headliner for the Chuckanut Radio Hour show, hosted by

    April 18, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

    December 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 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

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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 7, 2015 | 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 7, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Simple Man | Donovan Woods | Featured Indie Musician

    Simple Man | Donovan Woods | Featured Indie Musician

    Today’s featured indie musician, Donovan Woods, “Let Us Now Praise Simple Men”.  “Splitting his time between Nashville and Toronto, Woods’ versatile songs have been recorded by everyone from Canadian indie artists to established stars like Tim McGraw or Alan Doyle

    June 30, 2015 | 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

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  • Cuba, the new tourist frontier

    Cuba, the new tourist frontier

      Cuba, the new tourist frontier Cuba, is brimming with optimism. Fidel is still living but in seclusion, Raul Castro (Fidel’s brother) is pushing the edges of allowable economic entrepreneurship, and the buildings in central Havana—that look as if they have been abandoned for 60 years— are beginning to be restored. But it is going […]

    April 12, 2015 | 7 comments | View Post

  • 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 […]

    January 12, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post