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Music Video Monday featuring Inly's "Mississippi Misfit"

Local 6-piece indie roots band Inly

This week's pick, "Mississippi Misfit," comes from local band Inly, whose lead singer Mindie Lind recently chatted with The Stranger about the video's enlightening-yet-humorous "Cripp Culture" message.

Buster Keaton in the Northwest

Buster Keaton, The General (1926)
When you think "Buster Keaton" your mind most likely doesn't go straight to "Pacific Northwest." Fair enough, BUT the screen legend practically book-ended his career right here in our backyard. The most expensive single shot in the history of silent film--the train crash in The General (1926)--was actually filmed in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Allergy To Originality

Allergy to Originality
As we find ourselves in the thick of summer blockbuster season (see: X-Men: Days of Future Past; Transformers: Age of Extinction; Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes), we feel it's only right to revisit Drew Christie's brilliant New York Times Op-Doc "Allergy to Originality." As the animated short so aptly reminds us by channeling Mark Twain, "All ideas are secondhand." So regardless of whether

Music Video Monday featuring The Head and the Heart's "Summertime"

As the Seattle saying goes, summer doesn't begin until July 5th. So for this week's Music Video Monday post, we are appropriately spotlighting local band The Head and the Heart's imaginatively constructed "Summertime." This crafty video comes from fellow Sub Pop artist Chad VanGaalen.

Top 5 Pacific Northwest Films

Night Moves and Five Easy Pieces
A couple weeks ago, Filmspotting, a movie review podcast and forum, spent an episode discussing the latest film from Oregon director Kelly Reichardt, NIGHT MOVES.

Music Video Monday featuring The Lonely Forest's "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside"

With America's birthday just days away, today's Music Video Monday post features The Lonely Forest's "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," which was filmed in Anacortes, WA on the 4th of July. Directed by Tony Fulgham of World Famous, this video superbly embodies Independence Day celebrated by a community and among friends. Happy 4th everyone!
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