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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Entertainment

Re: “'Sand Castle' unpacks Operation Iraqi Futility

From an Iraq War combat veteran: No. There wasn't much there that felt very authentic, and certainly nothing "cathartic" or "comforting". This was a paint-by-number rendition devoid of depth. Worse, the film appears to have somehow confirmed your own flawed preconceived notions about what it was like or what it meant. This film was bland and instantly forgettable. While you're waiting for THE film about the Iraq War, for God's sake READ the multitude of authentic accounts. There are a lot of great books out there, and they can certainly help inform any future reviews you might tackle.

Posted by Centaur on 04/22/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Jamie and Travis Present... the strangely ordinary essence of Missoula

One of my favorite podcasts anywhere!

Posted by Caitlin Hofmeister on 04/20/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Jamie and Travis Present... the strangely ordinary essence of Missoula

I wish they would interview Daniel Geary. He is a hoot.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MT Clarity on 04/20/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “The International Wildlife Film Festival remembers founder Chuck Jonkel

It's my great pleasure and honor to have known Chuck Jonkel; and I can honestly say that having had the opportunity to go with him on one of his trips to Churchill, Manitoba to watch polar bears was one of the high points of my life. "Amazing" is a much overused term, but I can't think of any other word that better describes Chuck.

RIP, Chuck; you'll be long remembered.

Posted by alf on 04/13/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “John Floridis celebrates 25 years of Musician's Spotlight

This was an excellent airing and I just loved that it ran over an hour and Brian Kopper was on! Get your pledges in, folks!

Posted by Whirled Peas on 04/07/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “John Floridis celebrates 25 years of Musician's Spotlight

Congratulations to John and the MS team that has brought us such a wonderful taste of eclectic performers over the years. I can remember gardening on Tuesday afternoons listening to the show. Best wishes for continued healthy healing!

Posted by Whirled Peas on 04/06/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “On record: A Crow Looked at Me, by Mount Eerie

Thank you, both, for this review and for laying bare the truth of grief.
I will listen.
And I'll keep reading Sarah's beautiful writing.

Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 04/01/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “On record: A Crow Looked at Me, by Mount Eerie

Thank you, both, for this review for laying bare the truth of grief.
I will listen.
And I will keep reading Sarah's beautiful and informative writing.

Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 04/01/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Caitlin Hofmeister puts failure in perspective on her new podcast, 'You're doing just fine'

Terrific podcast and inspirational creative.

Posted by Chase McBride on 03/27/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Caitlin Hofmeister puts failure in perspective on her new podcast, 'You're doing just fine'

Erika and Caitlin are both wonderful. Thanks for the interesting and forward article.

Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 03/23/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

My apologies. I was unnecessarily rude.

Posted by Brian Sanders on 03/07/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

So, you couldn't focus on the music you were reviewing? It was good, "highly polished, tightly produced", but you had other things on your mind and couldn't give it the proper amount of attention? Is that right?

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Posted by Dan Patterson on 03/07/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “La La Land glides by on superficial charm

Read your excellent review after paying to see it ,expected a blockbuster musical love story, ok Emma was ok ,but, even if we had seen it for free I still wouldn't give it a good night out rating, film left our party flat and unimpressed, even the dual ending was just irritating . wish we had gone to see something else even Lego batman.

Posted by Steve on 02/28/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Talking Ursus arctos, from Glacier to Gobi, with Whitefish biologist Doug Chadwick

Grizzly bears and gobi bears are both a brown bear based on DNA. The grizzly bear got it's name from trappers, Native Americans and Lewis & Clark and their created folklore. The name "grizzly" originally was given to brown bears in the lower 48 states and parts of Canada. Writers and bear specialists gradually started called the brown bear, found in the interior of North America, a grizzly bear. The bear is still properly a brown bear, which is the most common bear species in the world.

Marketing has distorted what is and what is not a grizzly bear. Promoters of TV shows, for example Timothy Tredwell, constantly refer to the coastal brown bear as a grizzly bear. This confused the public. If you were to go to Europe and told the residents that they had grizzly bears, they wouldn't understand you were talking about what they'd call a brown bear.

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Posted by Chuck Bartlebaugh on 02/24/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

Some reviewers just suck, Like this one.

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Posted by Brian Sanders on 02/23/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The happy ubiquity of journeyman rhythm maker Antonio Al

Yeah, Antonio!!! A great write-up. Thanks for visiting us way over and up here in Maine. Maybe next time, we can hear you play...

Posted by Holly Zadra on 02/22/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Denzel Washington directs August Wilson's Fences

I recently saw "Fences" and was totally shocked by the meanness of Denzel Washington's character. I like movies that aren't typical Hollywood,The but as a white woman who has not been prejudiced since the beginning of my life, I couldn't sympathize with Denzel's character. I grew up in the forties, graduated from high school in the fifties and got married in the sixties. I have had interactions with and friends who are black. When a black friend of mine and I went to see " The Color Purple", she was very upset with the scene where Whoppi Goldberg's character is raped by her stepfather. Maybe I don't want to see negative things about black people, either.

Posted by Lynne Gawlas on 02/04/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Up yours: a feminist soundtrack

NO DIGNITY LEFT IN THE AMERICAN WOMAN....

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Posted by Cj Rolphe on 01/26/2017 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Up yours: a feminist soundtrack

It would be pretty great to have Emma (or you, Erika) or anyone who wants to, add to the playlist I created based upon your article. Collaborate here:


https://open.spotify.com/user/lovenotfear/playlist/3Ipxcw5QZxO2AVGwPBOG4O

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lovenotfear on 01/26/2017 at 3:25 AM

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