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  • Mar 20-26, 2003
  • Vol. 10, No. 23

News & Comment

  • Meeting Mr. Muffitt

    On Friday night, Timothy Muffitt, the second finalist for the position of the Spokane Symphony's music director, will conduct the orchestra and guest artist Benedetto Lupo. Even though two of the evening's works -- Brahms' Symphony No. 2
  • Exocists of Comedy

    Written in 1950, filmed in 1958, John Van Druten's Bell, Book and Candle exhibits the sensibilities of half a century ago. It has one of those kooky comic premises sure to produce crowd-pleasing wackiness: A handsome fella falls in love w
  • Hits and Misses - Ray

    Horrible news -- for instance, the probability that one's country is about to wage war -- has at least one modest virtue: It shows up all the money and hot air thrown at the Oscar race as the puerile street scuffle it has become in the past dec
  • Letters to The Editor

    More Than a "B" Issue -- The feature article, "Arts vs. Sports," by Michael Bowen (3/13/03), is one subject that band students and their parents both agree upon. Something is not fair when students who volunteer to stay after school fo
  • The Real Deal

    W hat image does the term "University District" conjure up? Lots of students with backpacks, yes, but what else? Envisioning such a district for Spokane became the project for a group of landscape architecture students at the WSU Spokane
  • In The Raw

    T here's no room for error when preparing sushi. In other cuisines, sauces, gravies and fistfuls of herbs can mask all manner of culinary horror. And God knows if you cook anything long enough, you can dumb down the flavors of just about
  • Buzz Bin

    Coming Attractions -- It has taken years, but the area near the intersection of First and Monroe is starting to look like a bona fide arts district. Starting with Art By Yourself, the block has grown to include Far West Billiards, the Br
  • Hits and Misses - Ed

    There will be 24 occasions on Sunday night when people will be called up to the expansive stage at the Kodak Theatre to be handed a little gold statuette letting them know that they've been honored by their peers. There will be brand-new styl
  • Dixie Doo-Doo

    It's common knowledge how conservative the country music industry is: The bulk of country music is about home, hearth and heartache. Given how flat sales of recorded music are these days, the industry has a lot riding on that image.
  • Simply MJ

    If you've fallen behind in organizing your snapshots and find yourself feelin
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff Boat Trip -- Yuk, yuk, yuk... Two straight men (Cuba Gooding Jr. and Horatio Sanz) embark on a singles cruise to the Caribbean, only to discover it's an all-gay singles cruise. If that's not enough of a sell for you, consider the fact that
  • Book Review

    by John Dicker If you've read the women's sports pages of The New York Times -- or the Style Section as it's sometimes known -- you've probably encountered the lifestyle reporting of Rick Marin. The Toronto native is a smart, prescient writer, which makes i
  • DVD Review

    What was James Bond like when he was 12? That's the premise of writer-director Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids series. The brother-and-sister team of Carmen and Juni Cortez charmed audiences in the low-budget original, a surprising hit
  • Out Of This World

    In a culture based on individualism and consumerism, what's the relevance of monastic life? Are the sisters of St. Gertrude's merely naive throwbacks to an earlier era? Not surprisingly, Sr. Mary Kay Henry, former prioress and now direct
  • Out of His Gourde

    Gonzaga fans had to witness the very worst in Zach Gourde the basketball player to fully appreciate the very best in Zach Gourde the human being. Gourde's senior season has, to err on the side of understatement, been a disappointment.
  • Now Playing

    About Schmidt -- Jack Nicholson delivers a different-than-usual tour-de-force in this seriocomic road movie about a just-retired and just-widowed fellow who tries to make his aloof daughter see that she's marrying the wrong guy -- and get
  • Wolfowitz At The Wheel

    So it has come to this. America, under the leadership of President George W. Bush, prepares to initiate its very first pre-emptive war -- a war justified not by attack on America or even immediate threat to America, but rather by a foe's i
  • Wallflowers No More

    It's standard policy in college basketball for the host team of a tournament to set up a schedule that virtually guarantees victory for the host. So what does it say about the morbid state of Washington State basketball that the Cougars a
  • Who Cares?

    Every morning, the streets are crowded with cars and buses full of people going to work. Many adults leave behind not only their homes but also their extended families when they head out to make a living. It might be a choice for some, bu
  • Sonic Reducers

    What makes a crap job for lousy pay worth all the abuse and frustration? Having the opportunity to free your mind up and focus on an outlet decidedly more creative -- like a band. When you know you've got rock 'n' roll waiting for you back
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    by Inlander Staff Saddam Won't Stop Us -- With war apparently coming (perhaps, as you read this, we're already dropping bombs), we considered what to do about our Best of the Inland Northwest issue, scheduled for next week. We know that something so light
  • On The Scene - The Rock Inn

    I have to say that the thought of going to a bar to check out a cover band was about a hundred miles past my idea of a good time. That being said, my objectivity and I struck out for the Rock Inn on Saturday night to get the lowdown on th
  • Popcorn For Peace

    A rock concert is scheduled for mid-June in Farragut State Park in North Idaho. Revelers are coming from as far as Texas, Alabama and Southern California. But before marking your calendars, you might want to note that this is a skinhead co
  • CD Review

    You Are Free (Matador) -- the first collection of original material from Cat Power's Chan Marshall in almost five years -- reflects a personal reality so singular and enigmatic that exploring it is like pawing through a cigar box full of so
  • In Brief

    Getting Out of the Classroom -- SPOKANE -- Responsibility means more to some students at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) than just showing up for class. Hundreds of students have ventured outside the classroom in a year-long projec

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