• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 9-15, 2003
  • Vol. 10, No. 52

News & Comment

  • Old School Cinema

    Anyone who grew up in the pre-camcorder era already knows all about the joy of Super 8. Those little blue-and-white plastic discs, the low hum of the projector, the element of mystery involving thoughts like "What's on this reel?" and "Did
  • DVD Review

    W es Craven's second foray into horror has a well-deserved reputation as a terrifying and disturbing little beastie in which terror is derived not from some supernatural or superhuman force, but from a group of deranged but ultimately ver
  • Fighting Extinction

    By now, it's obvious that online music file-sharing hit the major labels like a sneak attack. "The truth is, none of us were prepared for this, and we all got hurt," says one label VP who requested anonymity. Coupled with other f
  • Game Review

    It's no secret anymore that videogames are big business. They're even starting to make aesthetic gains, helped by some impressive technology and intelligent game designers. So it should be no surprise that the best games tend to come fro
  • How 'bout Them Apples

    When Inland Northwest days have a hint of crispness in the air and leaves on the trees are turning shades of golden and crimson, it's the perfect time to take a drive in the country. And what better place to savor the bounty of fall's ha
  • Crisscross Crisis

    The whole of Months on End is less than some of its parts. In fact, when you calculate the parts' total in the Civic's Studio Theater production (through Oct. 25), the sum is incomplete, not solid. That's too bad, because Craig Pospisil's
  • Recently Reviewed

    Delhi Palace -- "Palace" may be a stretch (it's a remodeled fast food building) but the tables are nicely appointed and covered in glass. Oversize cloth napkins add a gracious touch. The menu is expansive and helpfully divided into secti
  • Buzz Bin

    Move Over Martha -- Fans of our "Simply MJ" column and its author, Moscow's Mary Jane Butters, listen up: Butters has just signed a $1.3 million book deal with Hyperion Press. It goes without saying that this is no small potatoes, especi
  • The Real Deal

    I 'm addicted to cable television's Home and Garden TV. I'm mesmerized by its steady stream of design chat, remodeling rambles and how-to tips. I haven't been this turned on by television since my childhood, when I was steeped in family s
  • The Politics of Parking

    Back in 2000, candidate John Powers struck a chord with a frustrated electorate: He could untangle the River Park Square mess, he said on the campaign trail, through mediation. It seemed so obvious; why hadn't anybody thought of it
  • Regional Relics

    During the years I have lived in the Columbia country, I have come to see its vast natural and human archives as a reliquary of its former lives, a reservoir of clues that connect this moment to the distant past, this place to territorie
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff AMC Classic Film Festival -- Some people's idea of a classic film is Citizen Kane; for others, it's more along the lines of Wayne's World. AMC makes both camps happy through the month of October by offering three time-honored and much-lo
  • Losing To Win in Iraq

    by Robert Herold Recall the infamous line from the Vietnam War, uttered by the Army commander who was about to torch a village: "We have to destroy the village in order to save it." Well, to paraphrase this line, George W. Bush may have to lose the 2002 e
  • Predator or Prey

    David Quammen is afraid we humans may have forgotten our place in nature. In his new book, Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind, the award-winning science journalist -- he doesn't much care for the term
  • Now Playing

    ** Cold Creek Manor -- In this unscary, yawnsome thriller, Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone are a Manhattan couple who decide upstate New York will be a better, safer place to raise their kids. (RP) Rated: R 10/9/03 Coral Reef Adventure -
  • Letters To The Editor

    Censor This -- The article "Censored!" (9/25/03), was interesting, but it mentions "radioactive" depleted uranium used in the Gulf War, which actually emits very little radiation, thus the name "depleted." If your own vehicle were not
  • Border War

    by Greg Cunningham Buses leave cities all over the country, intending to converge on Washington, D.C., for a rally in support of better working conditions and basic human rights. Is this a scene from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s? No. It's a mode
  • On The Scene

    High atop the Ridpath Hotel in the heart of downtown lies Ankeny's. Here you'll find a classy, award-winning restaurant with a complete offering of everything from filet mingon to steamed clams. You will also find a smashing bar and super
  • CD Review

    I grew up watching Dolly Parton. Sitting cross-legged on the orange shag carpet, I'd ignore the inevitable comments my male relatives would make whenever Dolly was on TV. I would study her architectural marvel of a hairdo, the millions of r

Music & Film

  • Rock 'n' Roll Exorcism

    It takes a certain kind of person to write lyrics that can reach deep down into the souls of other people. Unfortunately for us, the songwriters who are most often connected with their touchy-feely side are
  • Brother Act

    There are many differences between the filmmaking Coen brothers. Joel, 47, is older than Ethan by three years. Ethan keeps his hair close-cropped, while Joel's is a messy mane. Ethan has a high voice, and when he laughs it comes out like a sc

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