A former New Yorker who packed up and left for Missoula. I’m a film nerd with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood history, a passion for live music, and a desire to travel to as many cool places as I possibly can. Things I’m a fan of, in no particular order: Pizza. Nicolas Cage. Ska music. Exploring new cities. Supporting local businesses and artists. My family. And before you ask - yes, I’m aware that Mike Smith is a very common name. There are multiple people I know in my life that are also named Mike Smith. Together, we will one day form a Mike Smith Army and begin the uprising… but today is not that day. I also like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.
One of Nicolas Cage’s Montana Films Has Surprising Connection to Deadly Alec Baldwin Shooting
There's a surprising connection to be made between the deadly shooting on the set of the film "Rust" and one of Nicolas Cage's Montana westerns.
Noisy Train Horns in Missoula Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past
Missoula is finally doing something about the loud train noise that pesters people in the Rattlesnake and downtown.
Who Will Win? Cats and Griz Face Off in the Annual Blood Battle
The Red Cross is setting up blood drives during Missoula to see if the Griz can bring in more donors than the Bobcats.
Exciting! A New Film Production Studio is Coming To Butte
The film industry continues to grow in Montana, and it needs more spaces to work to accommodate all the projects coming in.
More Montanans Will Die of COVID in 2021 Than They Did in 2020
Despite the fact that Montana has access to the vaccine this year, the state is looking at a higher COVID death count in 2021.
A Favorite Missoula Breakfast Spot Is Closing After 20 Years
The Hob Nob on Higgins has announced via a Facebook post that they've decided to close their doors after twenty years in business.
Missoula Clothing Brand Gets Innovative, Raises Funds To Build A Factory
Local clothing company Youer is working to raise funds that will allow them to move all their manufacturing to Missoula.
Popular Missoula Bridge Will Be Closed For Repairs Starting Next Week
If your day typically includes traveling over Maclay Bridge in Missoula, you're going to want to make some alternate plans beginning on Monday.
Beautiful Islands of Montana Given The Spotlight By New Article
A recent article from Thrillist highlights the surprising joys of island hopping on Flathead Lake in Montana.
How To Find A Signed Copy of Stephanie Land’s Popular “Maid” in Missoula
The Missoula-based author's book is now a hit Netflix series - and a local bookstore is now selling signed copies.