• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 12-18, 2001
  • Vol. 8, No. 39

News & Comment

  • Letters to the Editor

    Unlike many others who may have read them, I was not shocked by some of the facts that were presented.
  • Burying the past

    Will the skeleton be studied or reburied? That is the question. The fate of Kennewick Man is now in a judge's hands, the culmination of a stark disagreement between some scientists and Native Americans. Found five years ago along the Columb
  • Young at heart

    His could be called the voice of a generation. Chris Crutcher's prose is sharp, quick-witted and pulls no punches. His characters -- oddballs, bad guys and heroes alike -- lodge themselves in your mind long after you've turned the last page.
  • Settling the score

    There are moments of movie history that belong to character actors. A couple of brief ones belong to Frank Oz. He was the nasty cop in Trading Places who lectured Dan Aykroyd on PCP. Coincidentally, he was the disinterested corrections office
  • Citizen Critique

    Ah yes! The classic tale of good versus evil is yet again beaten to death. Listen, if you go into this movie with the expectation of watching nothing but cool animatronics then you will enjoy yourself; however, if you are inter
  • Summer Book Reviews

    Reviewed by Bruce Hutton At some point in almost every life, the question comes: Is redemption possible? Considering all you've done, all you think you've done, all you've been through, you wonder: Can I ever see the world
  • Strange bedfellows

    The timing of Civic Theater's current experiment in producing both versions of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple has proved fortuitous: with the loss of Walter Matthau a year ago and the death of Jack Lemmon just last week, what better time to
  • Fireworks at The Review

    Something happened at The Spokesman-Review last week, something that is said to have never happened before in the paper's history: people got laid off in the newsroom. Though some already knew they were leaving prior to the Fourth of July
  • Stones in the road

    It was a hot summer night in June of 1992 on the campus of SFCC when MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER first came to Spokane. Carpenter was headlining Pine Song, a folk music festival/art show, and as the moon came out over the grassy side lawn, she la
  • CD Review - Shea Seger

    This one caught me a little off guard. Had I not previously caught the Shea Seger buzz via a respectable new music publication, I might have erroneous filed The May Street Project under "major label twaddle" and been done with it. Ah, but

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