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Apr 17, 2018

Mr. Neutron provides a snapshot of a truly dynamic era in Everett music.

Apr 10, 2018

Percy Wollaston's Homesteading tells the devastating story of Eastern Montana homesteaders of the early 20th century, most of whom lost everything in proving that dry-land farming techniques of the time did not work.

 

Music: "Pastures of Plenty," by Woody Guthrie. Courtesy of Internet Archive.

Apr 3, 2018

Alan Jacobson gives "The Treatment" to 2015's near-future apocalyptic film Into the Forest, with Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. A dark tale set in the dark woods.

Mar 20, 2018

Seattle-area instrumental music of the fifties and sixties is the focus of Mr. Neutron's latest foray.

Mar 13, 2018

The Lone Reader looks at Dayo Olopade's account of how Africans succeed despite oft-broken social, governmental, and economic systems.

Feb 22, 2018

Mr. Neutron looks at the Mods latest, English Tapas, a strange, innovative work, a slightly warped version of music we've heard before.

Feb 15, 2018

Starring Claudette Colbert, who appeared in two other Oscar-nominated films in 1939. The script for Midnight was written by Billy Wilder, early in his career. He later wrote and/or directed such masterpieces as Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, and Some Like It Hot

Feb 13, 2018

Seattle free-lance writer Neiwert looks at the roots of the radical right and its effects on mainstream politics.

Feb 6, 2018

Alan Jacobson treats Hitchcock's overlooked masterpiece Foreign Correspondent.

Jan 18, 2018

Sheriff Walt Longmire tracks a murderer whose weapon of choice is an archaic buffalo rifle.

Craig Johnson is 2018's "Everett Reads" author. Everett Reads is an annual celebration of authors, books, and reading.

 

Music: "Country Cookin'" by Fender Guitar Player.

Jan 16, 2018

Featuring Jason Webley and Oliver Elf Army.

 

Sound effect: 70043_juskiddink_sci-fi-2, from freesound.org

Image of Jason Webley performing in Gdynia, Poland, courtesy of Blueye, via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 9, 2018

A sourdough bread starter invades the sterile world of a San Francisco computer programmer and becomes a high-level asset coveted by thieves and parasites. A cutting-edge read.

Music is "Evoked Potentials," by Cage Cabarrett.

Courtesy of Internet Archive

Jan 2, 2018

An obscure but skillful 1948 noir, directed by Budd Boetticher, more widely known for his compelling B-Westerns.

Dec 19, 2017

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library, Washington.

Dec 12, 2017

The unimaginable story of legendary Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Northwest regional trauma center and medical facility of last resort.

Dec 5, 2017

The three Roberts (Ryan, Mitchum, and Young) star in a shadowy noir think piece about murder and bigotry. 

Nov 21, 2017

Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron, from Everett Public Library in Everett, WA.

Nov 14, 2017

Elisabeth Rosenthal diagnoses the sickness at the heart of the U.S. health care system.

Nov 7, 2017

The original Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's 1982 SF masterpiece, is one of the most highly decorated SF films in history.

Oct 19, 2017

Everett Public Library is in Everett, WA.

Oct 19, 2017

Part 1 of a 5-part Smokestack Soundbites series on John Patric.

In 1958, Snohomish resident and writer John Patric was involuntarily committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane. The psychiatrists there diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and recommended he be locked up indefinitely. They said he was a danger to society. As permitted by Washington State law, Patric demanded—and received—a jury trial to determine the matter of his sanity. This is the story of that trial, and of John Patric.

Learn more about Patric through the Northwest Room's digital collections.

Oct 19, 2017

Part 2 of a 5-part Smokestack Soundbites series on John Patric.

In 1958, Snohomish resident and writer John Patric was involuntarily committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane. The psychiatrists there diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and recommended he be locked up indefinitely. They said he was a danger to society. As permitted by Washington State law, Patric demanded—and received—a jury trial to determine the matter of his sanity. This is the story of that trial, and of John Patric.

Learn more about Patric through the Northwest Room's digital collections.

Oct 19, 2017

Part 3 of a 5-part Smokestack Soundbites series on John Patric.

In 1958, Snohomish resident and writer John Patric was involuntarily committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane. The psychiatrists there diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and recommended he be locked up indefinitely. They said he was a danger to society. As permitted by Washington State law, Patric demanded—and received—a jury trial to determine the matter of his sanity. This is the story of that trial, and of John Patric.

Learn more about Patric through the Northwest Room's digital collections.

Oct 19, 2017

Part 4 of a 5-part Smokestack Soundbites series on John Patric.

In 1958, Snohomish resident and writer John Patric was involuntarily committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane. The psychiatrists there diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and recommended he be locked up indefinitely. They said he was a danger to society. As permitted by Washington State law, Patric demanded—and received—a jury trial to determine the matter of his sanity. This is the story of that trial, and of John Patric.

Learn more about Patric through the Northwest Room's digital collections.

Oct 19, 2017

Part 5 of a 5-part Smokestack Soundbites series on John Patric.

In 1958, Snohomish resident and writer John Patric was involuntarily committed to Northern State Hospital for the Insane. The psychiatrists there diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic, and recommended he be locked up indefinitely. They said he was a danger to society. As permitted by Washington State law, Patric demanded—and received—a jury trial to determine the matter of his sanity. This is the story of that trial, and of John Patric.

 “The Ballad of John Patric (Eccentric But Justified)”

  • Lyrics: David Dilgard
  • Arranged and performed by Van Ramsey

Learn more about Patric through the Northwest Room's digital collections.

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