Monthly Archives: July 2015


Jeff Simmons – HET Ep.31

Jeff Simmons, community radio guru, and myself, chat in freeform and celebrate the end of marijuana prohibition in Oregon. Candid talk and open curiosity elevate us into orbits around bits of the [Read On…]

The Planetary Dance, an Offering for Everyone

All photography by Sean Ongley The fifteen-mile drive to St. John’s from my home fostered many daydreams as a ride into the city will. I felt a spectrum of scattered thought-clouds from the last [Read On…]

Where is Abdel Basset Sarout?

The silence of Basset stirs many rumors. He was a star in Syria as the national soccer team’s goalkeeper, and were he to have fled Syria like four million others since 2011, [Read On…]

Catherine Russell is a Summer Breeze

When Catherine Russell joined the instrumental trio on stage Thursday night at Jimmy Mak’s, she tied together a lustrous scene. In front of plush red curtains, a thick velvety backdrop that looked [Read On…]

Obsession with The Master

How I discovered film and its American guru. My first exposure to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson occurred when I was in 7th grade, although I did not actually see one. It [Read On…]

Pure Surface Turns One

Pure Surface new performance series celebrates its first anniversary. Over the past year, Pure Surface has explored the collaboration of different forms, with the bodies and minds of multi-disciplinary artists coming together in [Read On…]