Indy Music through the Lens

For local videographer Jake Huber, there’s no such thing as a lofty idea. From filming Hoops in a public-access television studio to filming Oreo Jones in a moving glass-box truck, the music videographer extraordinaire isn’t afraid to test the limits in order to help showcase local talent.

“It’s just fun to meet people,” Huber says. “If I have a crazy idea, most of the time, people will just say, ‘OK, go for it.’”

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Anna Paquin on Indie Film: You Don’t Do It for Fame, Finance or Glory

It’s a “True Blood” reunion for “The Parting Glass” star Anna Paquin.

Sitting down with Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge, Paquin discussed the release of her newest independent movie at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. The drama was written by and also stars Denis O’Hare, Paquin’s former co-star on “True Blood,” while Stephen Moyer, Paquin’s husband and “True Blood” love interest, makes his directorial debut on the feature. The trio also have a production company together.

“One of the things that Denis and Steve were playing with is the idea of memories being unreliable,” Paquin said.

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Amazon Was Supposed To Have Crushed Bookstores. So Why Are Indie Bookshops Booming In D.C.? | WAMU

There’s no question about it: Amazon has walloped brick-and-mortar bookstores across the country. But in the Washington region, mom-and-pop booksellers say they’re not going anywhere.At least five small, independent bookstores have opened locally in the last two years, with more on the way. Solid State Books is a new shop heading to H Street NE. Big indie players Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks and Busboys and Poets have either expanded or are planning expansions, and innovative ventures such as mobile shop Duende District are remaking what it means to be a bookstore.

Source: Amazon Was Supposed To Have Crushed Bookstores. So Why Are Indie Bookshops Booming In D.C.? | WAMU