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

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

Caitlin Hofmeister is not a person you expect to be contemplating failure.

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Mega Bog's Erin Birgy talks sax appeal

Mega Bog is Brooklyn's Erin Birgy accompanied by a rotating cast of Brooklyn- and Seattle-based musicians, including Will Murdoch from Iji and Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

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The uneven charm of Woody Harrelson's Wilson

Here's the weird thing about Woody Harrelson's title character in Wilson: He is at once cynical and uncomfortably affable, and that charms and repels the people around him in equal measure.

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On record: The Bad Testament, by Scott H. Biram

The music of Scott H. Biram, aka The Dirty Old One-Man Band, serves as a convincing polemic against musical pigeonholing.

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On record: Jouska, by Wormwood/WadeMade

The delight of listening to a Wormwood album is, first and foremost, the language.

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On record: America's Greatest Hits, by Gag

Gag's hardcore style features everything I love about this kind of music: squealy guitar feedback, fast and syncopated drum-guitar-bass parts, a bleak tone and palpable menace.

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Saxophonist Brad Leali on the art of learning—and teaching—jazz

Brad Leali started taking saxophone lessons at the age of 10 when his mother took him to the mall to see a teacher named Willie Hill.

Mar 16, 2017

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On the Old 97's alt-country orbit

The Old 97's are on a roll, one that started in 1994.

(Music)   Mar 16, 2017

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Hits and misses in The Aikido Katana

The title of Daniel Linden's new book, The Aikido Katana, evokes a particular kind of action story.

(Books)   Mar 16, 2017

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Netflix wins with I Don't Feel at Home

As it turns out, there's a super exciting, award-winning comedy-thriller hiding out in plain sight on your Netflix queue.

(Film)   Mar 16, 2017

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Shakespeare Under the Influence brings the Bard to bars

Last year, Anthony Ascione performed in The Taming of the Shrew, though he doesn't recall how the production ended.

Mar 9, 2017

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A sibling band solidifies its place in the folk world

Bands made up of family members—especially siblings—carry a particular mystique for me. They live, love and fight together, and through all the challenges that either strengthen or threaten to destroy familial bonds, they create a deeply rooted language in the form of music.

(Music)   Mar 9, 2017

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Chaos and color in the paintings of Ric Gendron

Ric Gendron doesn't really know which of his paintings are currently hanging at Radius Gallery as part of his current exhibit.

(The Arts)   Mar 9, 2017

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Jim Jarmusch's Paterson captures contentment

How do I love writer and director Jim Jarmusch's latest and possibly greatest film, Paterson?

(Film)   Mar 9, 2017

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Trouble dealing with the trauma of Trump? Try laughing at death.

Last summer's primary election was cathartic.

Mar 2, 2017

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Dylan Valley, aka Enzymes, releases his 'Mind's Eye'

Dylan Valley, aka Enzymes, grew up on his parents' Pink Floyd and Peter Tosh records, but his first sonic crush was on electronic music.

(Music)   Mar 2, 2017

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The thrilling darkness of Kevin Canty's 'The Underworld'

The summer I was 7, my parents moved from a two-story house on the wrong side of the park to a one-story bungalow on the park's better side.

(Books)   Mar 2, 2017

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Racism gets the horror treatment in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out'

Allow me a little rant about the withered state of things: Nobody wants to put on their shoes and go to the cinema anymore!

(Film)   Mar 2, 2017

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Last call: Rock Lotto says goodbye with a tribute to 1986

On a recent Friday night, Jason McMackin stood on a chair at the Ole Beck VFW bar surrounded by people knocking back beers, listening to him speak.

Feb 23, 2017

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In 'The Unsettlers,' Mark Sundeen looks for lives well lived

Mark Sundeen, as his books attest, is a seeker.

(Books)   Feb 23, 2017

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'I Am Not Your Negro' brings James Baldwin back

There's something undeniably confrontational about director Raoul Peck's Academy Award-nominated documentary.

(Film)   Feb 23, 2017

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On record: Punknique, by MASS FM

MASS FM's Doug Smith is a singer who can get away with using words like "beseeched" in his rock-and-roll lyrics without sounding like a douchebag.

(Music)   Feb 23, 2017

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On record: And Then Like Lions, by Blind Pilot

All weekend I tried to listen to Blind Pilot's third album And Then Like Lions: in the car, while I worked, while I walked my dog.

(Music)   Feb 23, 2017

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On record: We Were Wild, by Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson has full command of every indie-rock vocal ejaculation possible.

(Music)   Feb 23, 2017

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The happy ubiquity of journeyman rhythm maker Antonio Al

During a recent Sunday night session at Imagine Nation Brewing called Jazzination, Antonio Al folds his long frame behind a small sparkly red drum kit and starts snapping out a beat.

Feb 16, 2017

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Coyote and cocktails meet in Ryan Feddersen's MAM exhibit

With an installation called "Coyote Now!"

(The Arts)   Feb 16, 2017

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