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Executive Editor, The Missoula Independent

Editor of the Missoula Independent, co-author of Montana Baseball History (Arcadia/The History Press). Bananas about local politics, arts, sports (MT & DC), etc

First impressions — The beginning of Spectre produces the best pre-title sequence in the esteemed history of the James Bond franchise. There's not even a close second. Say what you want about the rest of Spectre, which premiered atop the box office last weekend despite mixed critical reviews.
Nov 14, 2015

RT @Missoula_Indy: First impressions: Ranking Bond's opening sequences after Spectre The beginning of Spectre produces the best…

Head in the game — San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland shocked the National Football League earlier this year when he announced his retirement. Borland, who had never been diagnosed with a concussion while playing college or professional football, expressed concern for his long-term safety. He was just 24.
Nov 05, 2015

Athlete concussions are a big problem -- and difficult to diagnose. Two UM scientists are working to fix that.…

Happiest Hour: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit at Taco del Sol — click to enlarge What you're drinking: A remarkably refreshing, light and crisp mix of hefeweizen and grapefruit. If you were ever looking for a beer to drink with breakfast-or, more likely, during a hot summer afternoon-this pint from Schöfferhofer is your answer. How you pronounce it: Chauffeur - ah - the hoff - ah.
Jul 29, 2015

RT @Missoula_Indy: Happiest Hour: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit at Taco del Sol: What you’re drinking: A remarkably refreshing, light and…

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.
Jun 29, 2015

I wrote about my long-ago sleepover with retiring @MAMtastic curator Steve Glueckert. (Sneak appearance from @Duganz)…

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.
Apr 20, 2015

A lot is being written about Krakauer's "Missoula." Here's a roundup of national stories/reviews, all in one place.…

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.
Mar 13, 2015

RT @RoxyTheater406: Check out what Missoula Independent has to say about BALLET 422 - which runs Friday-Sunday, 7pm at The Roxy!

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.
Feb 27, 2015

The last film Leonard Nimoy directed, Holy Matrimony, was filmed in Montana & starred Oscar winner Patricia Arquette.…

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.
Feb 24, 2015

The President's veto of Keystone XL reminded me of my long ago bet with @brianschweitzer. Hey gov, can we settle up?…

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Nov 28, 2015

RT @Missoula_Indy: BrokeAss Gourmet: Ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers There will soon be a war going on in my kitchen. A dirty, bitter,…

Nov 27, 2015

In-law: What am I eating? Elk? Me: Yes In-law: What's an elk again? It's a moose, right? Me: ... #HappyHolidays

Nov 26, 2015

RT @NWSMissoula: Today's low of -3F in #Missoula, makes it the 4th coldest on this day of November 26th, dating back to 1896. #MTwx

Nov 25, 2015

Also, check out @sarahaswell on her first attempt at stand-up comedy. I think my favorite part is her pre-set meal.…

Nov 24, 2015

New to me: James Lee Burke jamming with the #Missoula band Lil Smokies at the author's Lolo house.…

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