• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 11-17, 2001
  • Vol. 8, No. 52

News & Comment

  • After-hour eateries

    What's the first thing that materializes in your noggin when the subject of wee-hour dining is broached? Perkins? Oh sure, you could do that. Denny's? After all, they are always open. Shari's? Well, yeah, they are strategically placed alo
  • So you want to start a bistro?

    Ever have those fantasies of fleeing your day job and opening your own restaurant? Of course you do. While the work is certainly hard, haven't you ever wanted to find a cozy little nook you could paint in the colors of a Lane Smith picture
  • Letters to the editor

    I was disturbed by Robert Herold's comment in the Sept. 13 edition of The Inlander, that "By ducking out of sight most of Day One, [President Bush] didn't inspire all that much confidence. I, for one, would have liked to have seen him
  • Saying bye-bye to butter

    Futurists predicted it, nutritionists recommend it and consumers are requesting it. Yes, diners want healthy food, but they don't want to sacrifice flavor. From olive oil instead of butter to seafood instead of red meat, diners are becom
  • A reasoned response

    Since the war on terrorism started in earnest earlier this week, we all seem to understand that it will not be a quick war -- this could very well be quite a long haul. As this ongoing campaign is waged, of course we must be unified and bra
  • Rave on

    America needs some fun right now. As we hover between tragedy and war, we need to remember that there was a simpler time: a time before Vietnam and drug wars and terrorist bombings. That time was the 1950s, and while it had tragedies of i
  • Making it up as they go

    A young woman and two young men scamper across an open space, gesticulating. To a casual observer, they're quite possibly deranged. There's a whole lot of shrieking and hand signaling going on. Two of them seem to want to communicate some
  • Citizen critique-The Musketeer

    This is a very cool movie. There are these three guys. They are part of this military kind of unit in the old days that protect the king of England -- oh wait, France. Here is the catch. They and the other members of this troop known as th
  • Drinks to take the chill off

    While everyone may have their own suggestions about surviving the fall and winter months without slipping into melancholy, both the current economic and political climates suggest that we take a look back at a generation that was faced w
  • A sure thing

    There are many standard rules of moviemaking, such as a good story, good acting and writing and directing, sharp cinematography, non-invasive music. Sometimes some of these ingredients are right where they belong; more often they're allowed t
  • An unlikely education

    When I was in graduate school working on my doctorate in American Studies, it never occurred to me that someday an aging, balding Richard Dreyfuss would play an American Studies professor on TV. In playing the title role of Professor Ma
  • The power of music

    COREY CEROVSEK was a precocious child growing up in Vancouver, B.C., in the 1970s. He began studying the violin at age five and won a national competition four years later, beating out more than 3,000 other competitors. He finished the U
  • Montana maverick

    On Friday October 5, 2001, Senator Mike Mansfield of Montana, the longest serving Majority Leader in the history of the United States Senate (1961-76) died just two years shy of a century. We have experienced a genuine loss of a national t
  • Local briefs

    Money for local schools -- SPOKANE -- Ten Washington state schools have been recognized as high-achievement models and received more than $1.8 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Among them are three Sp
  • CD review-Earl Scruggs

    There was a time when the banjo was considered more a prop for comedy than a serious musical instrument. All that changed in the 1930s when a four-year-old North Carolina boy named Earl Scruggs started playing the banjo his daddy l
  • Bee-speak

    This has got all the makings of a regular thing. On Friday night, the second annual BIG FUN FESTIVAL OF SOUND -- a showcase of local and regional musical talent -- lifts off at the Met. The festival is the brainchild of Don Goodwin and his

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