Years ago, in an essay I wrote to explain how I had become an amateur collector of old books, I talked about discovering the pleasures of a good hardback.
“The very weight of a book,” I wrote, “the sturdy feel of its pages, the soft thump of a book falling closed: all these conspired to persuade me that mere paperbacks were no longer enough.” Continue Reading →
President Barack Obama has had a busy week, making headlines and sparking discussions on a wide range of issues in what may well turn out to be the most defining few days of his presidency. Continue Reading →
A few months back, I wrote an article—an appreciation, really—about the Montana News Association. The editors of Noise & Color, an entertainment and culture magazine in Billings, commissioned the piece because they knew I was obsessed with the Montana News Association.
A Billings police officer who was found to have committed justifiable homicide in two fatal shootings in two years is now the subject of an internal investigation by the Billings Police Department.
Police Chief Rich St. John said Officer Grant Morrison is being investigated after an anonymous complainant said Morrison has routinely been violating city codes in Laurel, where he lives with his family. Continue Reading →