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.
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.
“Yellowstone” Prequel Show Will Film in Montana, Seeking Local Extras
"Yellowstone: 1883" is set to film for a few days in Livingston and needs local extras for the shoot.
Have You Seen This Missoula Store’s Hilarious Reference To A Classic Comedy?
A classic Jim Carrey comedy has been a staple of this Missoula store's front window for years.
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.
University of Montana Takes A Strange Journey Through Wonderland
Take a trip through the looking glass with this Alice in Wonderland-inspired event at the University of Montana.
That’s A Wrap! J.K. Simmons Movie is Done Filming in Missoula
The Academy Award winner was back in Missoula to shoot a some more scenes, but it looks like production in town has wrapped.
Popular Montana Millionaire Event is Doubling Its Prize Money This Year
The Montana Millionaire event is back, and this time you're getting two chances to win one million dollars.
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.
Finally! Paddleheads Bring Cool Merch To Missoula After Months of Delays
Shipping issues caused a long delay with this long-awaited piece of Paddleheads merch, but they're finally here!
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.
And the Award For Montana’s Creepiest Ghost Town Goes To…
One of Montana's most popular tourist destinations was recently named the creepiest ghost town in the entire state.
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.