Playwright John Biguenet on how Hurricane Katrina changed his world

Playwright John Biguenet on how Hurricane Katrina changed his world

By the time Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, John Biguenet had already received an O. Henry Award for his short stories, and critics had likened his 2003 novel The Oyster, set on the Louisiana coast in 1957, to the work of Flaubert and Chekhov.

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Wolf Heffelfinger's new album bodyslams politics

On his new album, Poison to the Artists, musician Wolf Heffelfinger melds the plot of the 1934 historical novel I, Claudius with the drama of the Trump administration.

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On Record: Future Me, by Worriers

Melodic punk is a mature form.

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On Record: Lust for Life, by Lana Del Rey

What are we to do when a pop star follows a hit song called "Summertime Sadness" just a few years later with a song called "Summer Bummer"?

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To the Bone reveals the nature of anorexia

Of all the many ways the human psyche can turn on itself, anorexia nervosa might be among the most frightening and hard to comprehend.

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First impressions of the new KettleHouse Amphitheater: It rocks.

The mood was simultaneously mellow and charged last Thursday night, opening night of the new KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner.

Jul 20, 2017

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Coming live: Trumans Water reemerges, hit or miss

Musicians Kirk and Kevin Branstetter are passing me back and forth on the phone as they hit balls across Portland's Broadmoor Golf Course.

(Music)   Jul 20, 2017

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On Record: Richard's Selections, by Ancient Forest

The 2011 eponymous debut from Missoula's Ancient Forest sounded like an alternative soundtrack to Rankin and Bass' 1977 movie version of The Hobbit.

(Music)   Jul 20, 2017

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Coming live: Jeff Rosenstock

Jeff Rosenstock has played in touring bands for two decades, and he seems pathologically opposed to making any money from it.

(Music)   Jul 20, 2017

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On Record: Need To Feel Your Love, by Sheer Mag

Philadelphia's Sheer Mag aren't closeted in their Thin Lizzy and James Gang fandom, if anybody was wondering.

(Music)   Jul 20, 2017

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Kumail Nanjiani makes romcom magic in Michael Showalter's The Big Sick

Did you know that there's a lot of hype surrounding the summer's biggest romantic comedy, The Big Sick?

(Film)   Jul 20, 2017

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After the crash: Artist Elaine Fraticelli lets in the light for Let It Enfold You

On a recent Friday evening, a crowd gathered at the E3 Convergence Gallery on Main Street for an opening reception for Let It Enfold You.

(The Arts)   Jul 13, 2017

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Camp Daze: Wilma Laverne Miner and 40 other acts take over Missoula's all-ages stages

It used to be that you could find Kaylen Alan Krebsbach busking in a downtown doorway on Saturday morning, while people ambled between farmers markets on Higgins Avenue.

Jul 13, 2017

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War for the Planet of the Apes illuminates the human impulse to violence

It's not unusual for genre fiction to offer compelling allegories for our time.

(Film)   Jul 13, 2017

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Stephanie Frostad connects nature and politics at Radius Gallery

Last summer, artist Stephanie Frostad became preoccupied with walls.

Jul 6, 2017

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Sherman Alexie pays patchwork tribute to his mother with You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Look: Sherman Alexie is a liar.

(Books)   Jul 6, 2017

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On record: The Trinity Session, by Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies released 16 studio albums across their now 32-year career, but you'll be forgiven if you've only heard the most popular one.

(Music)   Jul 6, 2017

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On record: 100 Ways, by Toby Foster

There's plenty to relate to on Toby Foster's new album.

(Music)   Jul 6, 2017

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On record: Sneaky Bones

Matthew Bean, aka Sneaky Bones, has a few dark things to say about the passage of time.

(Music)   Jul 6, 2017

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The Beguiled: Kinda like a gothic Bachelor

It's three years into the Civil War, and the girls at Farnsworth Seminary are growing bored and restless.

(Film)   Jul 6, 2017

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Jan Dell and the Ranch Hands bring the country back to Missoula

Jan Dell started her singing career at the Cabin Lounge in 1971 with Donnie Lane and the Wanderers.

Jun 29, 2017

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STRFKR's Josh Hodges finds inspiration in the desert

Josh Hodges, the creative force behind the band STRFKR, retreated into the California desert in early 2016 to record his latest album.

(Music)   Jun 29, 2017

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog's Zahn McClarnon sources sympathy for his characters at home

Zahn McClarnon's performance as Hanzee Dent in TV's Fargo is one of the most chilling in the series—and that says something, considering the number of mobsters and murderers in the show's second season.

(Film)   Jun 29, 2017

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Baby Driver: Learning to care about people in cars

What a fun and thrilling summertime romp we have in writer-director Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.

(Film)   Jun 29, 2017

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Ted McDermott finds his way back to fiction with The Minor Outsider

When Ted McDermott was accepted into the University of Montana's creative writing program in 2009, he already had one novel written and another in progress.

Jun 22, 2017

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