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Joel Smith is the media editor for The Inlander. In that position, he manages and directs Inlander.com and edits all copy for the website, the newspaper and all other special publications. A former staff writer, he has reported on local and state politics, the environment, urban development and culture, Spokane's... more
  • Hit Print, Then Heal
  • Hit Print, Then Heal

    New bones from your desktop printer? It sounds like sci-fi, but it's happening at Washington State University
      Let’s say you took a dive at your local roller rink and wound up in the hospital with a fractured vertebra. You’re in big trouble — these things don’t exactly heal themselves. Or at least they didn’t used to.
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  • Beer Battle
  • Beer Battle

    Why Northern Lights became No-Li
      Why Spokane's Northern Lights Brewing Co. became No-Li Brewhouse
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  • The Finish Line
  • The Finish Line

    Destiny and drama at the Tour of Walla Walla
      Alejandro Borrajo and David Richter meet at the finish line in April's Tour of Walla Walla 2012
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  • Awards and Damages
  • Awards and Damages

    The Spokesman-Review is sued. Plus, a recount at the Riverside School District.
      The Spokesman-Review's Huckleberries Online blog is sued for libel, Riverside School District calls a recount, and former Inlander staffer Nicholas Deshais becomes a finalist for the Livingston Award.
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  • Best. Party. Ever.
  • Best. Party. Ever.

    Inside The Inlander’s Best of the Inland Northwest soiree last week.
      Inside The Inlander’s Best of the Inland Northwest soiree last week.
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  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    The newest edition of Angry Birds is here. Plus, it's the beginning of the cycling season!
      If you’ve never cruised the thousands of free radio stations available through iTunes, you should ” especially the hundreds of foreign-language stations. Plopping yourself suddenly into Spain or Senegal or India is a bizarre 21stcentury delight.
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  • Meeting of the Minds
  • Meeting of the Minds

    The global series of big thinkers discussing big thoughts is coming to Spokane this week.
  • Wallace
  • Wallace

    Drink with the miners in one of the Panhandle's greatest small towns.
      Ask a local what people do in Wallace at night and you’ll likely get a laugh, a smile, or some variant of what is apparently a standard answer. “Drink,” says 16-year-old Randy
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  • At Sea
  • At Sea

    A Finnish director makes a French film about man's search for meaning
      The more pity Marcel shows toward the boy, the more the townspeople begin to soften toward Marcel. The baker conceals the boy in her shop. The greengrocer sends Marcel home with extra supplies. A local celebrity volunteers to put on a benefit concert for the kid.
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  • Antichrist Blues
  • Antichrist Blues

    A WSU professor on how the End Times could play a role in the 2012 election.
      Matthew Sutton has been busy lately. On Sept. 25, the professor of American history at Washington State University in Pullman published an op-ed in the New York Times, under the headline “Why th
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  • Taste of Fall
  • Taste of Fall

    We asked three local bartenders to help you transition into the long, cold nights ahead. Here are their prescriptions.
      down the lemondrop. Back away from the mojito. Summer may have lingered a little longer than expected in the Inland Northwest, but the times finally appear to be changing. Meaning that it’s time to start looking at the brown drinks — the strong, spicy, warming elixirs that will keep you keeping on in harsh weather.
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  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    Feist is back. Plus, yes, it's still baseball season.
      darling was suddenly a mainstream success. But the years of touring and promotion that followed took a toll. “I was playing to bigger audiences than I had ever fathomed, and I had gone a little deaf, I mean emotionally deaf,” she told The New York Times.
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  • The Boys of Summer
  • The Boys of Summer

    Meet your new favorite Spokane sports team.
      Behind the baseball field, four young guys in T-shirts and running shoes do drills in the green grass. They take turns hitting pop flies while the others in the field crane their necks upward, swaying as they peer up into the blue sky and then euro;” slap.
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  • For Your Consideration
  • For Your Consideration

    Gillian Welch finally releases a new album. Plus, the secret life of your brain and World Cup action.
      CDThe Harrow and the Harvest, Gillian Welch It’s been eight years since Gillian Welch released her last record, Soul Journey. Apparently, you can’t blame her absence on writer’s b
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  • Street Vue
  • Street Vue

    Five outdoor dining spots where you can pretend you’re in Paris.
      While restaurateurs here focus their patio diners’ attention inward — assembling chairs around large, heavy tables — in Paris, they commonly turn the chairs outward, toward the hustle and life of the street. (It’s hard to find a more absorbing restaurant “interior” anywhere.
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