Bears are powerful. Me too.

New Crutchfield goodness!: Pray For Rain

Magnet continues their important work begging demos off the Wrens.

Lolita, Scrubbed is 20 chapters in. Charlotte’s death looms.

HTMLGiant’s real-life legal thriller.

Gale Thompson’s Jellyfish Magazine features happy poems by my friendly friends.

Phoenix provides the official soundtrack to Durgam Summer 09.

I saw the best play last week: The Missoula Oblongata‘s production of “The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen,” now playing in NYC. It’s about a soldier, the burst of WWI optimism, individuality, tarantism, brothers, submarines. The troop combines a ramshackle aesthetic with tight choreography. It’s wildly inventive, with pleasures at every turn: live music, audience clamor, turn-crank storyboarding, silhouettes, puppets, and the sort of enthusiastic performances you rarely find outside of children’s theatre. I was delighted.

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