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Few things trouble a songwriter more than the dreaded “writer’s block.” A collection of local musicians met at Break Espresso in downtown Missoula last week to brainstorm methods of breaking through and stimulating the art of songwriting.

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Meradeth Snow has been teaching molecular anthropology at UM for seven years. When she isn’t teaching students about DNA, she writes novels under the pen name of Meradeth Houston. The Kaimin sat down with her to discuss her newest book, “The Coincidence Makers,” releasing Nov. 13. 

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Students and actors practice their lines for the School of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Twelfth Night” on the stage of the Globe, the famous set where William Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed. Except this “Globe” wasn’t built at the end of the 16th century on the banks…

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Listening to Big Wild feels like a party. You come alive, ready to dance and laugh and exist in a moment of recalibration. On Big Wild’s new album,“Superdream,” the level of production and vocals are so high that all you care about is how you feel in this very moment.

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Audience participation was highly encouraged at this year’s Fall Studio Works. University of Montana students and Missoula community members choreographed and performed innovative dances at the biannual, student-run showcase.

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We’ve reached the existential point of the semester, and we’re all out here asking the big questions. Who are we? Why are we here? If we cry in front of our ethics professor, can we get an “incomplete” out of him? Most importantly, are we gonna make it out of this semester in one piece? Take…

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“We’re out of draft beer, bitches!” Bartender Shay Parke yelled at 6:45 p.m. The crowd at the Old Post erupted in cheers. Every table and barstool was filled with students, Missoula citizens, veterans and trick-or-treaters on the last night of business of the 30-year-old downtown Missoula pu…

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