• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 10-16, 2003
  • Vol. 10, No. 39

News & Comment

  • Motorhead's Dream

    In 1834, William George Horner invented a circular device that, when given a whirl, appeared to give movement to the drawn figures on a paper strip inside. Originally named the "Daedalum" or "Wheel of the Devil," the invention was given the
  • Letters To The Editor

    Locke Can Talk -- Governor Locke's second open meeting within the year to discuss issues affecting Pend Oreille County citizens shows that our executive branch of state government is courageously engaging in straight rural talk. Despit
  • Cabinet Fever

    If you want to talk to Dennis Nicholls, you'll have to leave a message and have him get back to you, because chances are he's out hiking somewhere in his beloved Cabinet Mountains. Nicholls is the author of a new hiking guidebook, Trails of t
  • Now Playing

    ** 2Fast2Furious -- Vin Diesel took a powder, leaving Paul Walker to carry this sequel. Still a cop among speedsters, Walker's Brian O'Conner and a partner go to work for an "import-export" sleaze, all the while setting him up for a fall
  • Honesty Is The Best Policy

    As the summer drifts on, ever closer to the September election to determine our political future, we read less and less in the papers about the River Park Square garage issue. The joke going around town is that the dispute will be settled
  • Buzz Bin

    Tell It on the Mountain -- During the winter months, Schweitzer is the place to go for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and all sorts of downhill alpine amusements. This weekend it's the place to go if you're wanting to get your hillbilly fr
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- And how much more extraordinary can you get than such legendary literary figures as Allan Quartermain, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and Captain Nemo? Based on the popular graphic novel series, League is se
  • Spam Wars

    Like many people in their twenties, Abbi spends a significant portion of her day dealing with what others say about her penis size. "It's amazing," she says. "I must get 10 or 15 offers a day to help me enlarge it. No surgery, no
  • Bulldog At The Busch

    Roughly half an hour before the first pitch at every single St. Louis Cardinals home baseball game, a cavalcade of Little Leaguers is permitted to walk the circumference of Busch Stadium. It is a tradition befitting a franchise whose uniform
  • DVD Review

    The Hours is an impossibly deft act of filmic storytelling by director Stephen Daldry, adapted from the impossibly dour novel by Michael Cunningham. Somehow, Daldry and screenwriter David Hare transformed Cunningham's triptych of three w
  • Book Review

    In these parts, when we think volcano, we recall Mount St. Helens and that unforgettable Sunday morning of May 18, 1980. But as Simon Winchester proves in his new book Krakatoa, St. Helens was something of a piker. About 100 years e
  • The Real Deal

    PIC - nic (noun) 1: an excursion or outing with food usually provided by members of the group and eaten in the open; also: the food provided for a picnic 2a: a pleasant or amusingly carefree experience; b: an easy task or feat -- From Mer
  • Amos Made Us Famous

    From the start, Chicago signals its descent into the urban underbelly. Just before the curtain, a guy brandishing a tommy gun struts out to threaten any spectators with beeping watches or crinkly wrappers. "Annie is over," he proclaims. A
  • Simply MJ

    Question: Any idea how to make your own toothpaste? I'd like to avoid the fluoride, artificial sweeteners, sodium lauryl sulfate and weird (unlisted) inert ingredients in name-brand toothpastes. -- Judy Dean, McCall, Idaho Mary Jane:
  • On The Block

    During the summer, most university students don't think too hard about school. But recent budget cuts and tuition increases in some of Washington state's universities are leaving students, faculty and staff worried about what the fall migh
  • CD Review

    There's nothing harder than watching an incredibly talented singer and songwriter struggle to find her footing. But that's exactly what listening to Lucinda Williams' latest release World Without Tears (Lost Highway) is like. One of those l
  • Of Cynics And Strawberries

    Over the course of the last few weeks, there has been a flurry of articles, columns and letters in the local press that have demonstrated a profound lack of understanding about the purpose, process, status and results of One Spokane.
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    by Inlander Staff Strong Mayor, Weak Turnout? -- The mantra in support of putting the strong mayor recall on the September ballot was to "let the people decide." Fair enough, but on any primary ballot, you should really say, "let some of the people decide
  • In Brief

    Just Peachy -- SPOKANE -- People for Environmental Action and Children's Health (PEACH) is organizing the first annual Local Flair Street Fair this Saturday on the 1000 West First block of downtown. The street fair coincides with the grand
  • Drawing A Line

    The Christian right is getting ready for a renewed culture war over homosexuality, but it's still working on the battle plan. A series of gay-rights victories in the past few weeks has left social conservatives appalled, apoplectic an
  • On The Scene

    It's safe to say that the Fourth of July festivities at Coeur d'Alene beach have become more of a MTV Spring Break-type event. Judging from the apparel, or lack of it, next year's might be totally nude. But if it's hot out, what can you d

Music & Film

  • Blue Angel

    LeAnn Rimes leaped into the spotlight in 1996 at the ripe old age of 13 and became country music's newest golden girl. Thanks to an impressive set of pipes -- and some nifty myth-making -- she reigned as the sweet and innocent heir-apparen
  • Wild Ride

    Disney studios must have been mightily disappointed with Treasure Planet last year. And it was surprising that such an entertaining and inventive adaptation of Treasure Island fell by the wayside. Maybe it just wasn't time for a good old-fash

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