The US Represented MUSE-Letter for October 16-October 22, 2016

Habitually Distracted, Sunday, October 16: Hunt for the Wilderpeopleby Gary Walker

hunt-for-the-wilderpeopleIf you haven’t yet heard of writer/director/actor Taika Waititi, you probably will soon. He’s best known for slightly off-the-radar films like Eagle vs. Shark and What We Do in the Shadows as well as working with fellow New Zealander comedians Jemaine Clement and Rhys Darby. His newest release, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, could be the film that breaks him out with U.S. audiences. Oh, and there’s that other thing he’s directing now, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. That could be big, too.

Almost a Killer” by Jerome Parent: October 18, 2016

gsr-cruiser_lgIn the essay “Almost a Killer” Jerome Parent describes a nearly fatal encounter with a young man who has severe mental health issues.


“Euphoria” by Suzanne Calvin-Yim

poolIn this short essay, the narrator takes her brokenness to the bottom of the swimming pool… and finds peace.



Featured Artist: Mikayla Moors

outdoorsCapturing Colorado’s beauty in various forms has been a life-long passion. I have been a photographer since December 2013. My favorite subject to capture is wildlife because it requires skill as well as a lot of luck. I also like spending time with my family and three dogs, and I’m an avid archer, bowhuntress, and outdoor enthusiast.