You know when you start a project and you think it will be simple and straight-forward but then you dig into it a little and it turns out it is going to be way more complicated than you thought and if you had known that in the beginning you probably wouldn’t have taken it on in the first place?
That’s what happened to me last year when I proposed a “Top 10 Montana photographers to follow on Instagram” story to Last Best News.
A few years ago, the painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell was thinking it might be time, five decades into a productive career as an artist, for a book-length retrospective of his work.
The more he thought about it, though, the less he wanted a coffee-table book solely about his art. He wanted a book that would tell the larger story of the artists and writers and friends he had learned from and worked with, of the ferment and excitement of a particular time in history. Continue Reading →
Editor’s note:This is reprinted with permission from Montana Mint, a website whose stated mission is to “Bring the best of Montana to the internet.”
In our final U.S. House candidate interview, we spoke last week with Republican candidate Greg Gianforte. You can check out our interviews with Democrat Rob Quist here and Libertarian Mark Wicks here. Continue Reading →
In 2017, it’s hard to imagine hundreds of unemployed Montanans marching down to the local rail yard to hijack a freight train as their conveyance to Washington, D.C., in order to demand that President Trump and the Congress create a jobs program.
It’s probably even more of a stretch to imagine that a lot of us—even our local elected leaders—would support them, offering up food and supplies for their journey. Continue Reading →
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on Sunday endorsed the Trump administration’s ordered review of all 100,000-acre-plus national monuments designated since 1996, including Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks.
“There was a lot of confrontation with local landowners” when the Breaks was protected as a national monument, Gianforte said during a Q&A on Montana Television Network’s “Face the State” program. Continue Reading →
To the hundreds of participants in Saturday’s Run for Life Run/Walk, it may have felt a bit like July, when the annual Relay for Life of Yellowstone County comes around.
But unseasonable heat for the fourth annual Run for Life didn’t seem to bother the crowd, estimated at more than 400. The run raises funds for the Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. The 2017 event is July 7 at the Billings West High School track.
The funniest, truest thing I’ve read about what’s going on in the United States these days was written by David Brooks in a recent New York Times column: “Those who ignore history are condemned to retweet it.”
He was referring, of course, to President Donald Trump, whose knowledge of history, even of American history, would be an embarrassment in a junior high classroom, and who can say everything he knows on most subjects in no more than 140 characters. Continue Reading →
Fans of Disney princesses, many of the younger ones dressed up like their favorite movie characters, turned out for the first of two Princess Day events at ZooMontana on Friday.
Last year’s Princess Day was such a big hit, it was expanded to two days for 2017. The princesses held court in settings scattered across the zoo grounds. Clues were provided to help guests find each celebrity for a hug and a photo session. Continue Reading →