• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 5-11, 2002
  • Vol. 9, No. 47

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    Summer just ain't summer unless you've participated in some sort of "days" celebration, i.e., "Pioneer Days," "Crazy Days" and our favorite, "Molly B. Dam Days." And even though summer is winding to a close, it's still not too lat
  • Opening Films

    Robert De Niro plays a real-life New York detective, who, as a boy, lived through the execution of his criminal father and now must go after his own son, who has been fingered in a murder. De Niro goes the interior route as an actor, rem
  • Last Word-Punching the Umpire

    The dusty little burg of Spokane Falls was so small and remote in 1890 that The Spokesman and Spokane Falls Review newspapers dutifully reported the names of all hotel guests and other visitors to the city. Men's suits went for $5, hand
  • Bound by Region

    Anyone who's ever been to the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University knows that they can put on a mean exhibit. In recent years, we've seen shows honoring both solo artists like Wendy Franklund Miller, Yuji Hiratsuka and Robert Harrison, an
  • Now Playing

    A solid natural history documentary that explores the beauty and harsh realities of nature in an extreme environment, Alaska is deserving of its 1997 Oscar for best documentary short. At the IMAX. (Randy Matin) Austin Powers in Goldmember If you'
  • How Much is $427 Billion?

    I'm tracking a new phenomenon called "scandal fatigue." It sets in when the corporate crime rate gets too high and the numbers being bandied about become too boggling to wrap your mind around. For instance, I was plenty angry when
  • Book Review -One Hundred Demons

    I first discovered Lynda Barry in some doomed offshoot of Ms. magazine for young women and can safely say I've been a fan ever since. Here was a hilarious cartoonist based in Seattle, who seemed like a cross between Cyndi Lauper and Charles
  • DVD Review-Bread and Tulips

    It's not until Bread and Tulips is finished that questions about the film's genre arise. At first glance, Silvio Soldini's movie seems concerned enough with "important things" to merit inclusion in the group of "art" films. Plus it's in
  • First, Show & amp;quot;A Decent Respect & amp;quot;

    As we approach 9/11 plus a year, talk of war with Iraq fills the airwaves. Only last week, Vice President Dick Cheney asserted that Saddam Hussein is a "mortal threat" to the United States. About the same time, Secretary of Defense Donald
  • A Lesson in Sharing

    During the growing season, they gather nearly every morning and evening to tend their gardens. They laugh and joke in Russian and Ukrainian, sharing hoses, watering plots. A few young children run about, encircling their grandparents. After t
  • Saving Lewis and Clark

    While the Nez Perce recognize the 125th anniversary of the tragic War of 1877 this year, the tribe also plays a prominent role in another major anniversary -- the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's journey across North America. Many h
  • Recently Reviewed

    After many successful years at the Flour Mill, Riverview Thai has moved up the river to Riverwalk, the site of the now-defunct Bayou Brewery. The Khao Tom ($9.45) was a lovely Thai version of chicken and rice soup, with fragrant jasmine ric
  • & amp;quot;The Blood Remembers & amp;quot;

    SCENE I - August 1877 - As the Nimiipu, or Nez Perce people, cross over Lolo Pass, one of the women begins singing in her native tongue about Jesus and the blood of his salvation. It is a bittersweet song: a farewell to the many relatives le
  • Rebuilding the Herd

    As much as the Nez Perce Tribe has lost over the years -- the majority of their land, many of their people and even some of their old ways -- the loss of their horses, specifically the herd that was lost at the Battle at Bear Paw, wounded t
  • Landmark on Grand

    Few eateries in Spokane enjoy the kind of mystique that envelops the Park Inn. The Shack is one. Dick's is another. These restaurants' shared gastronomical aura springs from their respective quirky and immutable charms, their tradition of
  • The Real Deal

    Charrette (shah - ret'), noun: Period of intense effort made by design students to complete their solutions to a given design problem within an allotted time. (From the Getty Museum's Art & amp; Architecture Thesaurus) The world of academia
  • Inlander Picks

    If the paintings of Jane Wooster Scott look a little familiar, in fact resembling the works of Grandma Moses, it's not by accident. Scott, who had never planned to pursue a career in art, copied a painting by the famous 20t
  • Washed Up

    Films "based on a true story" about little-known people should raise red flags in moviegoers' minds. With City by the Sea, however, we can relax. The man whose tale it tells, upstanding New York homicide detective Vincent LaMarca, has gone on
  • Letters

    As a member of the Bicycle Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, I recently took a ride with members of the Spokane Bicycle Club and the Bike Alliance of Washington. The ride gave me the opportunity to hear the concerns and pri
  • In Brief

    SPOKANE -- The Governor's 2002 Economic Development Conference is coming to town on Sept. 12-13, bringing in about 450 business people and economic development specialists from across the nation. The theme of the conference is "Taking Actio
  • All Aboard

    Everybody has an opinion on the Spokane Transit Authority. The buses are too big. They run too frequently, and there's never anybody on them. They never run when I need them. Why do they go there and not down my street? What did we ever n
  • Keeping Time

    It's not very often that an artist included in The Inlander's "Top Ten CDs of the Year" comes through town, but that's exactly what's taking place this Friday when Kelly Joe Phelps sets up camp in the Panida. Last winter, our Editorial Art
  • CD Review -Yo Yo Ma

    He's performed for the soundtrack for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and appeared on the Academy Awards telecast. You can even buy his albums in Starbucks. Yet it's impossible to call Yo-Yo Ma a sell-out as long as he continues to engage

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