All posts by Andrew Munz

  • Local Syndrome: The Town Behind the Curtain

    Jackson is not the quaint Wyoming hamlet it claims to be JACKSON HOLE, WY – Whenever someone says Jackson Hole is a tight-knit community, I want to call bullshit. It’s a noble concept and certainly something a...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: Parsing Our Sensitivities

    Expressing unpopular thoughts on well-intentioned ideas JACKSON HOLE, WY – Despite my comedic résumé, I try not to make a habit of being too critical of my hometown or the people who live in it. I’m not...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: Mixing It Up

    The relevance and redundancy of Jackson’s best happy hour JACKSON HOLE, WY – Ah, the beloved Chamber Mixer. We’ve all been to at least one, and we’ll all go again. The locations shift, the catering varies, but...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: The Jackson Hole Hijack, Part 3

    The subtle art of defining a crisis without a solution JACKSON HOLE, WY – I conclude this trilogy of housing columns from a guest bedroom in my parents’ basement in Hoback. I am one of few residents...

    • Posted April 26, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: The Jackson Hole Hijack, Part 2

    Classism thrives on both sides of the socioeconomic divide JACKSON HOLE, WY – Where do we draw the line between the socioeconomic classes in Jackson Hole? Some would point at the Snake River and the delineation of...

    • Posted April 12, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: The Rest of Jackson Hole

    The ‘Best of’ categories grossly overlooked and underrepresented JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’m sure we all can agree that the Best of Jackson Hole awards are all well-deserved and that all readers vote without biases. After all,...

    • Posted April 4, 2018
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  • Local Syndrome: The Jackson Hole Hijack, Part 1

    What happens when a town trades its community members for something more marketable? My childhood home is empty. Our unit in Creekside Village has had its shades drawn, showing virtually zero signs of life since we moved out...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • LOCAL SYNDROME: Butch Queen Realness

    A local’s drag debut ignites an introspective, Wyoming crisis JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Teton Theater was humming with electronic bass. A smattering of neon strobe lights cascaded across the dance floor. Most everyone was costumed. The...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Twinkle Toes

    A dance aficionado falls into the arms of Dancers’ Workshop. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In fourth or fifth grade, we went on a field trip to the Mainstage Theater, now the Pink Garter. I likely sat next...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Bent Corners

    How to change the fabric of the future. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As a Valley Bookstore employee, I couldn’t have been happier with the success of our Black Friday event last week. Hundreds of newly purchased books...

    • Posted November 29, 2016
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