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Executive Editor, The Missoula Independent

Editor of the Missoula Independent and co-author of the newly released Montana Baseball History (Arcadia/The History Press)

My Sleepover with Steve Glueckert — click to enlarge I vaguely remember how it came to be that I spent a Wednesday night alone with Steve Glueckert, essentially throwing a grown-up slumber party in an otherwise empty Missoula Art Museum.

The Indy newsroom is hiring — click to enlarge There are some changes happening in the Indy newsroom. Staff Reporter Ted McDermott is leaving us (for Freemasonry, perhaps?) and we're promoting long-time Calendar Editor/Copy Editor/Reporter/Wearer of Many Hats Kate Whittle to full-time Staff Reporter, where she'll continue to cover both news and arts.

What the national media has written about Krakauer's Missoula so far (updating) — click to enlarge Jon Krakauer's new book has and will continue to generate conversation in both the local and national media. We'll use this blog post to direct interested readers to how those outlets are covering the release of Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.

Wait a second, what’s different about my printed Indy? — First off, thanks for asking. We're glad you noticed. This week's Indy debuts a new trim size. It also features an overall improvement in print quality, as evidenced by the color and crispness in our photos, graphics and ads. We're pretty excited about the latter but realize you may have questions about the former.

An intense dance movie for dancers - and non-dancers (honest) — click to enlarge Tension-filled movies don't always involve undercover spies or phone calls from inside the house. Sometimes, all it takes is a young dancer/choreographer gaining the biggest break of his career, creating an original ballet for one of the world's most prominent companies, and bringing it to one of New York City's most prestigious stages in two short months.

Memory fails | The Arts | Missoula Independent — When Wim Wenders' film Don't Come Knocking had its Montana premiere in Butte in late March, the debut was pretty big news around the state. And it deserved the attention-Wenders shot the majority of the beautiful-looking film in the historic mining city, and the project boasted some weighty Hollywood names, including writer and star Sam Shepard and actors Jessica Lange, Tim Roth and Gabriel Mann.

My bet with Gov. Schweitzer — Gov. Brian Schweitzer made international headlines last week when he referred to "jackasses" in Washington, D.C., holding up the Keystone XL pipeline. Buried in the same interview, below the governor's colorful commentary of Beltway bureaucrats and a funny description of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, he said he'd bet cold hard cash that the pipeline would be built.

MovieMaker magazine suggests all the moviemakers move to Missoula — click to enlarge For once it's not Outside magazine listing the Garden City among the best places to live. No, this time MovieMaker magazine has listed Missoula among the top five towns for moviemakers to live and work. It's hard to confine all that's going on in the Big Sky town of Missoula in this space...

Happiest Hour: Come Here Often? — click to enlarge What it is: A new book edited by Sean Manning that features 53 writers raising a glass to their favorite watering hole. Why it matters: Kevin Canty pays homage to Eddie's Club, the esteemed Missoula establishment now home to Charlie B's.

Dying to go green — Every year, traditional burials put 30 million board feet of casket wood, 1.6 million tons of concrete from burial vaults, more than 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 90,000 tons of steel from caskets into the ground. Whatever happened to just naturally returning to the earth?
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Jul 03, 2015

RT @grahamdude: My latest: 70 years ago, baseball cancelled its All Star Game. Ten players selected never got another All Star nod.…

Jul 03, 2015

RT @klaszus: Best night yet! Got to watch @ospreybaseball w @sbmontana & Jeremy Watterson, authors of Montana Baseball History.…

Jul 01, 2015

"A League of their Own" debuted this day in 1992. Donna Roberts of Billings made the league with the Peoria Redwings.…

Jun 30, 2015

It's not often I get a breaking news alert about ballet, but this is an exciting announcement from ABT. #overdue…

Jun 29, 2015

@Duganz @awsak @iandc Wait a sec, my source on this was ... @Duganz! You offered up the info when seeing the clip behind my old desk.

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