• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 26 - May 2, 2001
  • Vol. 8, No. 28

News & Comment

  • His American life

    He could be your uncle -- telling you a story, playing you a song. He could be the kid next door, talking blithely out his bedroom window. He could even be a muse. But he's Ira Glass, sultan of stories, vindicator of voices and host of th
  • Dogpatch Review

    by Sheri Boggs Reviewing community theater is never an easy thing. Do you apply the same standards as you would to professional theater? Or do you adjust those standards, always keeping in mind that community theater exists because of a cast and crew of d
  • What local control?

    Shortly after her nomination, Interior Secretary Gale Norton complained that Washington-based policy-makers often have no real understanding of the West. Between Norton and Vice President Dick Cheney, the American West might have expected
  • Bloodsucking Fiends

    For actors on the WB's series, a fresh rite-of-passage seems to be the right role to break the pretty-face mold. J.S. Cardone's eighth feature, The Forsaken, is a hurtling, old-fashioned, slam-bang variation on Near Dark, noisy, restless and
  • The beat goes on

    In October of 1955, a young poet by the name of Michael McClure took part in his first public reading. Joining five like-minded radical thinkers and poets at a little San Francisco art gallery in a former auto repair shop, McClure -- who re
  • Smashed to bits

    In a time when those on one side of the environmental debate would have wilderness preserved by executive fiat, and while the other faction blithely soft-pedals both global warming and the arsenic levels in drinking water, Bryan Harnetiaux
  • The county's comp plan

    Spokane County finds itself in a situation similar to the city, but with a few advantages. Not only is the county designated as the lead agency in the area's growth management efforts, but it also has a lot more land available than the ci
  • Complying with GMA

    It's been 11 years in the making, but the end is in sight and the city's comprehensive plan is nearing adoption. Although the city has delayed its state-mandated responsibility to comply with the Growth Management Act, and critics continue t
  • Seeds of the surreal

    Do the Seeds mean anything to you? Does the name SKY SAXON conjure up any acid visions? Is Web of Sound a permanent fixture in your '60s garage-psych record shrine? If you answered "yeah, man" to any of the above questions, listen up. Sky
  • Desert Island Discs

    From dark to light, laughter to soul, these albums are essential works of art that are integral for survival. To start, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis is a beacon of pure genius. With a eline groove and an immaculate sense of styl

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