• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 4-10, 2008
  • Vol. 15, No. 47

News & Comment

  • Recently Reviewed

    The Inlander Staff & r & & r & THE TWO-SEVEN PUBLIC HOUSE & r & & r & A new entrance, combined with rustic corrugated metal siding and stained wood timbers, gives the place the feel of a modern mountain lodge with a perfectly serviceable al fresco dining area. The
  • Art on the Fence

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & efore Tim Piper was a garden designer and a painter, he was a firefighter. Before that, he was in the military. And before that, he gave up a scholarship to the Pasadena Art Institute because his fath
  • DVD Review

    Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace & r & & r & by DANIEL WALTERS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & istorical documentaries usually play by a certain set of commandments. There shall be the requisite slow pans over faded photographs. There shall be interviews with
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    PUB Rib-stickin' Good & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & ood-looking construction-type guys at the bar, folks ranging in age from bouncy babies to seasoned seniors, and television screens galore for the place that claims "not a bad seat in the house." T
  • Latin Heat

    Place Boscan on a pitcher's mound, however, and voila!
  • The Player

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & Too Human & r & Rated Teen; Xbox 360 & r & 2 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & oo Human opens with a CGI scene depicting an attack on a mead hall -- excuse me, futuristic "Valkyrie" nightclub -- by a robotic, buzz-saw-mawed monst
  • Buzz Bin

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & Back in School & r & & r & While driving when school is in session, remember to slow down in school zones or prepare for a ticket. Also, watch out for the stop signs on the sides of buses. If you pass when the red lights flash, you'll
  • Take Two

    Disaster Movie & r & & r & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & There are films that confound expectation at every turn, either taking the viewer on a thrill ride of plot twists or a teary roller coaster of unlooked-for emotion. Filmmakers Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedbe
  • Book Review

    by JOHN GROOMS & r & & r & Havana Nocturne & r & by T.J. English & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e must be in a golden age of popular history writing, considering that some of the most engaging books of the past decade have been true tales we needed to know:
  • Remote Possibilities

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & The Shield & r & & r & (Season seven begins on 9/2 on FX, iTunes) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t some point during the Bush administration, America got torture fever. We couldn't talk about it enough. Turns out the majority of peop
  • Vertical Reach

    Seattle's got 'em. Bellevue's got 'em. Even the Emirate of Dubai's got 'em. What do all these places have that Spokane doesn't? Tower cranes on the skyline.
  • Opening Films

    by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & BAGHEAD & r & & r & This indie horror flick -- of sorts -- is about aspiring filmmakers (some of whom are hot, promiscuous ladies) who go to a cabin in the woods to write the opus that will make them all famous. Things are going well unt
  • Home Economics

    by BILL CROKE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he sun rises over the mountains and floods my room with light. I lie in bed and listen to the cooing of conspiring pigeons on the roof. I've lately moved from Cody, Wyo., to Salmon, Idaho. Cody, like othe
  • Now Playing

    by THE INLANDER & r & & r & BABYLON A.D. & r & & r & It's a mad, mad Mad Max world in which Vin Diesel lives in the near future of Babylon A.D., and for 45 minutes or so, it's kinda riveting in an appalling way. Too bad the movie's 90 minutes long. Diesel's unappea
  • Tale of the Tape

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & Rock & amp; Roll Jesus vs. Actual Jesus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast October, when Kid Rock released Rock & amp; Roll Jesus, it was a not-so-subtle implication that he makes a better messiah for the 21st century than the guy wh
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 9/4 Beverly's (208-765-4000), Robert Vaughn Big Al's, DJ D-Ates Bluz at the Bend, Riverside Blues Bottoms Up (892-1778), DJ Fusion Brooklyn Nights, The Groo
  • Mystery Mom

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ver the Labor Day weekend we learned that Sarah Palin did a Pinocchio number when she claimed to have stood up to that granddaddy of all earmarks and told the federal government just what they could do
  • Done Wanderin'

    by BLAIR JACKSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t isn't easy being a Chosen One. Rootsy singer-songwriter Jackie Greene -- formerly a big fish in the relatively small pond of Sacramento who now lives in San Francisco -- has had great things expected o
  • Culture Warriors

    by JEFF ECHERT & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hose who practice the ancient art of 8-bit rock are no slouches. Though their instrumentation may be arcane and odd, though they may straight-up drop Konami Code references in track names, they are not t
  • CD Reviews

    The Game & r & & r & L.A.X. & r & & r & 2 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & owadays the Game doesn't have a lot of pals. Count Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and most of G-Unit among his detractors. So L.A.X., his third studio album, feels like a desperate, calcu
  • Bomb Garden

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & A Note on Control & r & & r & Last weekend, I was invited to a barbecue. "What should I bring?" I asked. "The music," came the reply, touching off a primal fear deep within me. It happens every time. Fear that, if the mix doesn't go o
  • Trail Mix

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & Seriously?! & r & & r & OK, our great grandkids are left to pay our debt to China, we're in not one, but two wars (with two more brewing) and every time we fill our tanks we pump more cash to Saudis, Iranians, Big Oil and Wall Str

Culture & Food

Music & Film

  • Bells and Thistles

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ock the Bells. It's the best hip-hop festival we've got, and the only problem with it is nostalgia. Which isn't necessarily a problem. This year's Rock the Bells headliners are A Tribe Called Quest and
  • Cinematic Sandpoint

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e're still scratching our heads, two years later, over the renaming of Sandpoint's film festival to "Lakedance." When most of the hundreds of film festivals try desperately to set themselves apart, w

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