• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 15-21, 2001
  • Vol. 9, No. 5

News & Comment

  • Out of the darkness

    In the metaphorical language of the seasons, the passing of fall into winter is often a time of sharpened awareness. We notice nightfall coming on early, the air is sharp with cold and the scent of dead leaves, and we sense the mysteries of
  • Boom!-and it's gone

    Lola McKay was 83 years old and living in San Francisco's Mission District. She'd lived there for at least 20 years, in a small, relatively cheap apartment, located on the ground floor of one of those typical San Francisco row houses. She
  • The wait is over

    There's only one question the folks who've been waiting not so patiently for this film's release need to have answered. The question isn't whether the film is well made. Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone) is certainly competent, if a
  • Another classic vintage

    The sun that warms our tart fall days has helped make this a stellar year for wine-grape production in the sprawling Columbia, Yakima and Walla Walla valleys. The sun-warmed days contrast with crisp, cool autumn nights during the critica
  • Holiday film preview

    Ah well, the Hollywood folks get one shot at doing things right, then go and blow it. Unless you're living and viewing movies in Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C., you're just going to have to wait till 2002 to catch the big scre
  • Citizen critique-Bandits

    Billy Bob Thornton gets a lot of grief -- for being weird, for being married to the much younger Angelina Jolie, for daring to step outside the behavior expected of big Hollywood stars. But maybe people are just jealous. Thornton is a great a
  • History in the making-again

    The legend of Louis Davenport and his rise to local prominence reads like a frontier fairy tale, a rags-to-riches story of the highest order and a parable illustrating what can be accomplished when grand visions, determination and a stron
  • The woman in the tree

    Imagine living more than two years (738 days, to be exact) in a space that's roughly four by seven feet. You cook, sleep, wash, go to the bathroom, write, read, exist all within this space. You have no power, except what can be gotten fro
  • Sacred and profane

    Uncommon Women and Others -- This play made me feel old. I remember when it made me feel young: I was in college, and Wendy Wasserstein was just emerging as a promising playwright. It was the '70s, when phones had cords, papers were compo
  • Video memories

    Trying to condense the Bamonte's 280-page, meticulously researched Davenport Hotel history into a 54-minute video documentary wasn't easy -- for the book's authors or the video production team of Jim Bolser and Robin Briley. But that's jus
  • CD review-Slumber Party

    Like the lusciously mysterious feeling of sleeping under the stars, Detroit four-piece girl band Slumber Party's second release, Psychedelicate, combines infectious Lou Reed-esque sensibilities with a gauzy take on charming girl pop-rock.
  • The Davenport Waltz

    At the end of the Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel video documentary, a couple in tux and flowing gown float across the ballroom floor of the Isabella Room to the music of a waltz. It's a lovely sight, and one that might have been a co
  • Pandora's Helix

    It has been compared to the moon landing and to the detonation of the first atomic bomb, even to the invention of the wheel. Given its profound implications, people almost cannot help but speak in historic terms when the subject is the H
  • More pink slips at the Review

    The Spokesman-Review continued to reduce its staff earlier this week, when 14 full-time equivalent positions were cut in the newsroom and six in the rest of the organization. At the same time, the paper's longtime editor Chris Peck announ
  • Local briefs

    SPOKANE -- One could call Dennis Hession's seven-vote margin over Dean Lynch razor-thin, but that description doesn't really cut it. It's much thinner. Hession and Lynch are the two candidates for whom voters cast ballots on Nov. 6 i
  • A worthy endeavor

    Even as the history of the place is being rewritten, the progress of the Davenport Hotel renovation project continues unabated, moving forward with obvious, significant alterations to the form and function of the structure occurring almos
  • Jazz crusade

    It's helping to foster an appreciation for jazz in the Inland Northwest and beyond. It's instructional. And it swings. It's the EWU JAZZ DIALOGUE FESTIVAL 2001, and as you read this it's raging on the Eastern campus in Cheney. Joining mor

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