Category: Arts & Culture

The gift of music

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Playing a musical instrument is a lifelong activity that enriches life, one note at a time. Musical for Life, a Sandpoint-based nonprofit organization, aims to …

Toward a more complex ‘Moses’

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Writing for CNN, acclaimed University of Texas at Austin historian, and one of the leading American thinkers on race, Peniel Joseph took up the topic …

New local lit hits the stands

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

The novels of Hope writer Bill Percy center on the kinds of issues you’d find in the news: school shootings, tax evasion conspiracies, sex trafficking …

Rainy day blues

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

It rained most of last week, and as a result I’ve found myself listening to work by more melancholy, contemplative artists on our office Spotify …

Hitler must die

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Auteur director Quentin Tarantino took some heat from certain quarters for the ending of his 2009 Nazi-Western revenge fantasy flick Inglourious Basterds. If you …

The Joker and Judy

By Zach Hagadone
Reader Staff

Aside from the tribalism of professional sports and the bloodsport of political shitposting on Facebook, the gleeful deconstruction of celebrity ranks among 21st-century Americans’ preferred …

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