Pin It
Favorite

For Your Consideration — 10.11.12 

click to enlarge art18489.jpg

MUSIC

Laura Burhenn’s syrupy vocals are the perfect balance between comforting and confrontational. The singer-songwriter of Nebraska band The Mynabirds is a pacifist who sings about politics, love and freedom in the band’s second album, Generals, released in June. Burhenn spent 2011 touring as keyboardist for Bright Eyes and recorded vocals on their album The People’s Key. Here, Burhenn’s voice mixes with indie pop sounds to create a mixture of upbeat and smooth tracks. The title track is essentially a call to war on war. “Body of Work” is a subtle celebration of existential freedom. The soothing lyrics on “Mightier Than the Sword” are set to minimal keyboard sounds backed with reassuring coos.

CHARITY

click to enlarge soap.jpg
The buy-one-give-one philosophy has caught on. TOMS shoes could probably be credited with drawing the one-for-one movement into the public eye and even into department stores. But instead of shoes, this company is selling soap. MeSoap aims to save lives by promoting hygiene for those who don’t have the resources. But they don’t just hand a bar of soap to a child in a third-world country and expect the problem to be solved. MeSoap delivers soap when they can, but mostly they use the dollar amount from each bar purchased to fund hygiene education and provide sanitation supplies. The soap is mostly organic, vegan, handmade and all that good stuff.


FILM

click to enlarge film_festival.jpg
Pop some popcorn, sit around on comfy couches with friends, watch a bunch of indie short films and play critic. Now that sounds like fun. The co-founder of IndieFlix, a film festival online viewing service, has created Film Festival in a Box. It’s an interactive movie game where you watch indie shorts and play trivia. Each DVD has four films and is divided by genre — dark comedies, fantastical, love, zombies, pottymouth comedies and powered by girls are just some of them. After you watch, decide on a winner, announce the top films from each category online and the filmmaker is notified. The money from every disc ($20-$59) supports the cast and crew of the films.



  • Pin It

Latest in Arts & Culture

  • In the Line of Fire
  • In the Line of Fire

    The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project reminds us of those who died in their duty to protect
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Through His Eyes
  • Through His Eyes

    Dean Davis' show at the MAC is a survey of the region's artistic talents
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    Creepy games, financial podcast pick and an important book
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
I Remember Christmas: A Christmas Revue

I Remember Christmas: A Christmas Revue @ The Coeur d'Alene Resort

Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Jo Miller

  • BOARD GAMES
  • BOARD GAMES

    From the medieval enthusiast to the wannabe hero, there's one for every taste
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • On the River
  • On the River

    The Red Lion Hotel expands its offerings with a new bar and grill
    • Dec 10, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Captain Planet

    Recycle Man is making the world a little better for people and mascots alike, one bottle at a time
    • Dec 10, 2014
  • Swipe right for love

    Technology has totally revolutionized romance. Or maybe it hasn't.
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • More »

Top Tags in
Culture & Food

Culture


Last Word


Digest


Food


for your consideration


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation