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Comment Archives: stories: Culture & Food: Arts & Culture

Re: “On the Road: The Story of Jimi Snakeskin

Terrible. This Salsbury guy has no style at all. Which makes sense. He is a government bureaucrat. It is hard to be creative when ones life has been thrown away supporting worthless institutions. Indeed, if one comes to the end of a long career of that nature can it be said that they were ever alive at all? Or just living in this world as an automaton. A husk that was absent the day souls were passed out. The writer breed contempt and yet he is clearly ill-prepared to go beyond anything but a matter of fact and simplistic narrative using banal words and metaphors that are a better fit for Jim Davis and his Garfield than to a reader that is trying to feel something. This? It made me feel dead inside. It made me feel like being human wasn't worth it. It made me despise things I love and then love when the onslaught unto my mind had ceased and the final sentence in this coffin and been thoroughly nailed down. I only endure now, at this page, to see for myself that I thus still live on and that the scornful misery of being exposed to such ill-formed talent did not end my being but only made me feel like it had.

Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Resource Management

What a terrible story. This is the best? The best?!?!?!?!?!?! Pathetic. This Tom character has spent a lifetime sponging off the state in a capacity that accentuates his punitive caste. Essentially, the face of evil. Indeed, and we can all come together to enjoy the irony of the fact that he is the author of this very wretched work. His style? One word, jarrin! As in, it does not flow. People that are poor writers but have high opinion of themselves tend to suffer from this habit. They know many words and feel many--dull--things. And so when one that lacks a creative spirit combines the know-how with a righteous will but a soulless mind we are left with this slop. I can imagine the writing process that produces this wretch of a work to be similar to vacuuming a floor and then using the vacuums contents to slowly spill the innards onto a blank page until it is full. Sure;y, this Tom person is not entirely a fool. Foolish enough not to realize his poor talent and yet no foolish enough not to be able to spill the blather on the page. Really, it is authors like this, and too works like this, that have killed the love of reading in contemporary America. For the consumer of the written word one can find all the pleasure of reading words in sentences and yet all the frustration of have conceived what's written in vain because it is tepid and moribund. It as if a great work can live and then it can die and decompose. This is what would left over: decomposition....and it stinks!

Posted by Lysander on 10/26/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Curtain Call

This was coming for a long time. Poor service (one employee that acts indifferent all the time), poor management (playing to an elder crowd and not the youth, choosing films based on monetary value that have already played in bigger theatres, almost no special events whatsoever - just play some awesome public domain movies, and following this no community promotion whatsoever), and an overall pessimistic outlook on its own business.
I sat down with the owner a few years ago for a documentary short and he declined to be interviewed because of poor business. This was right before they removed the last film projector being used in Spokane. I knew during this time that if the owner doesn't care about his independent theatre than nobody is. Very unfortunate to think the remaining independent theatre in town is the Garland (which is a solid venue no doubt), but hopefully someone will be able to revitalize the Magic Lantern. Whoever you may be though, please give it the TLC a local independent theatre needs. For more information, take a trip to LA and visit the New Beverly Cinema, Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, the Aero and the Egyptian. These are shining examples of why movie theatres still matter in this age of streaming. Spokane needs to keep fighting for art. And film is art, too.

Posted by Garrett Elmer on 10/23/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “A Happy Place

Why is your "main film critic" from Salt Lake?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Garrett on 10/23/2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Sights Unseen

Made some sick skateboard vids back in the day. Didn't know about the accident, heal up and get better soon!

Posted by ATate on 10/19/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “For Your Consideration

DBT are a great band, but were better when Jason Isbell was with them.

Posted by muddydog on 10/19/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Here for the Hustle

Thank you, got that fixed! -- Dan

Posted by Dan.Nailen on 10/18/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Here for the Hustle

The link at the bottom of the article has an extra "t" in the work "Hustle." To get to the website you have to remove the extra letter.

Posted by Ryan on 10/15/2016 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Old is Hot

Heads up, the plural of Converse is Converse.

Posted by x on 10/13/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Spreading Smiles

Medical profession and nursing community needs a salute! They serve people and spread smiles along. They should also be protected and for that medical uniform like is the best option. Along with it scrubs are the most important aspect for doctors and nurses or other medical representative.

Posted by EvaWilliams on 09/30/2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “THEATER | Chicago

Way to get me to read an article about Chicago by quoting Morrissey, Inlander. Nice tie-in. Well done to the author. I couldn't get 5 minutes in when I tried watching the movie version of Chicago ages ago, but you bring up Last of the International Playboys and suddenly I'm considering the play. Kudos.

Posted by Why Do I Smile on 09/30/2016 at 4:18 AM

Re: “Ode to (Desert) Joy

I LOVE this piece. I grew up in King County but have lived in Spokane for the past 10 years. I often drive to Seattle to visit family and I think the journey is very underrated. I like to stop at the Wild Horse Monument, the Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall, and the blue of the Columbia river and Moses Lake are always stunning. This is a beautiful state. :)

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Posted by Alicia Marie on 09/14/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Great Expectations


The nation notices alright. WSU went down in flames to EWU for their second straight season-opener loss to a FCS team (Portland State last year).

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hammer Six on 09/04/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Game of Sounds

It’s been nearly two decades since I played Myst, but I still remember being entranced by the fidelity of the pre-rendered graphics, yet so disheartened by my inability to progress further in the game when I was stumped.…

Posted by Faryab Ahmed on 08/29/2016 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Float On

Bebop, I think he meant that during his time as a police reporter, he was *sleeping* during his "nocturnal days," thus needed the fan to help drown out noise. I see how it may be unclear. Does that make sense?

Posted by Spokane on 08/27/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Float On

"Nocturnal days" covering the police? Mike, either you're writing too hard, or the float tank has bestowed upon you a mystical gift of oxymoron.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Bebop on 08/25/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Float On

Very cool, but no mention of rates. Help a lazy phonephobic guy out.

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Posted by A on 08/25/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “WEB | Interactive History

I wonder how much toxic waste they found in the dig.

Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 08/24/2016 at 4:21 AM

Re: “The Sick and the Damned

I love you Eddie!! Always have and always will!!!

Posted by Jennie McKinney Bradstreet on 08/19/2016 at 12:24 AM

Re: “KIDS' TV | Beat Bugs

I would watch it just for the music.

Posted by Frankie Benka on 08/13/2016 at 9:14 AM

Recent Comments

  • Re: On the Road: The Story of Jimi Snakeskin

    • Terrible. This Salsbury guy has no style at all. Which makes sense. He is a…

    • on October 26, 2016
  • Re: Resource Management

    • What a terrible story. This is the best? The best?!?!?!?!?!?! Pathetic. This Tom character has…

    • on October 26, 2016
  • Re: Curtain Call

    • This was coming for a long time. Poor service (one employee that acts indifferent all…

    • on October 23, 2016
  • Re: A Happy Place

    • Why is your "main film critic" from Salt Lake?

    • on October 23, 2016
  • Re: I Saw You

    • Oh, T & G, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You two are so awesome…

    • on October 20, 2016
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