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Like an old-fashioned American beef stew, the new self-titled album from Ghost Town Sound contains a lot of different elements.  At times there might be a bit too many, but none of them are what you’d call typical. In fact, the album as a whole could be the very definition …

After seeing the University of Great Falls Performing Arts Department’s latest steampunk comedy, “A Tribulation in Goat’s Corner,” I realized it took me until after intermission get comfortable with its weirdness. Make no mistake just because it’s weird doesn’t mean it’s bad  — the show has already set attendance records …

With ICF 16, 221 Industries’ held a collection of fights that kept viewers on the edge of their seats on Friday night at the Pacific Steel and Recycling Four Seasons Arena, with a few exceptions. It helps when you had what could maybe be described as one of the greatest …

The new Hollywood blockbuster “Interstellar” presents a lot of big ideas about outer space and our universe, which on one hand seems to make it a lush film with lots of depth. But, on the other hand, it also keeps the movie from reaching that poignant message it attempts to convey. …

Last week, and I apologize for not updating this sooner, I learned about how to draw flowers, and, more importantly, how to create texture through shading. I was surprised at what I came up with by the end of my hour online spent with instructor Leah Kohlenberg. It’s deceptively simple, …

Gerald Bickel released his short film “Killer Mind” on YouTube today, which you can watch in its entirety here: The film stars Great Falls actors Marky Douglas, Keern Haslem and Amy Hardtke-Rattray. It’s clear by watching this film next to Bickel’s previous efforts that he’s learning the craft of how to create …

In his 2008 book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell wrote that anyone could become an expert at something if they spent 10,000 hours doing it. He said people don’t fully become proficient at something until they spend 5,000 hours, but that 10,000 was the proven number. It’s an interesting theory and I …

 Whether you’re looking for a few belly laughs or to interact with several zany characters, Act Normal’s “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” is an enjoyable experience even if it’s a little too goofy at times. For those of you not familiar with the format of this “seminar” presented by the …

Montana, as you might know, is a bit of a conservative place. There’s a lot of people who believe we’re all about old-fashioned values and that everyone owns at least 5 handguns and worships everything John Wayne ever did. And as such, there are indeed several famous Montanans who also …

  At first glance, Netflix Streaming seems like such an incredible invention. If you have high-speed internet and a decent computer, you can stream movies online and watch them whenever you want and as many as you want without ever having to pay any late fees. That’s the central conceit, anyhow. …