• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 16-22, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 1

News & Comment

  • Recently Reviewed

    Aki's Grill and Sushi Express -- Aki's is tidy, friendly and intimate in a way that encourages conversation. In addition to sushi, the menu features grilled chicken, steak and salmon with teriyaki sauce, tempura shrimp and veggies, chic
  • Two of a Kind

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who had a reputation of being tough as nails, once said "I'm extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way at the end." While this may not be the right philosophy for the next city co
  • Test of Testosterone

    If you know who played third base for the 1960 Spokane Indians, who coached Washington State in its first Rose Bowl and who started at pointguard ahead of John Stockton his freshman year at Gonzaga, you ... need to get a life. On the ot
  • Letters To The Editor

    Junk Food Enthusiast -- I am writing in response to your "On the Street" question, "Salty or Sweet" (9/18/03). I say both. The Uno Bar has a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate texture with hints of salt to make it like none other. For a ha
  • Regional Talent Show

    How bad do you have to be before you're unredeemable? Do the lies that you tell matter if they don't hurt anyone? Is it good to be greedy when you're needy? These are the questions that are asked in Giacomo Puccini's one-act opera Gianni
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff AMC Classic Film Festival -- It's week three of AMC's homage to the greatest films of all time, and you could do a lot worse with your Friday night than check out Wayne's World (1992; Rated: PG-13). Miss such gems as "Schwing!!" and "If
  • Bond, Jane Bond

    by Robert Herold President George Bush and his White House staff seem to have adopted the tried, if not true, political strategy that calls for never coming clean when there remains any chance that a coverup might work. Apparently they haven't learned the
  • Pop Art in Pullman

    Andy Warhol took images of the great icons of the 20th century -- Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Mao Tse Tung, to name a few -- and electrified them, re-envisioning them with pulsatingly bright colors and a silkscreen technique of his own inv
  • 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 -
  • Buzz Bin

    Kinnell's Korner? -- Man, some weeks there is literally so much going on that we have to park some items deserving of an entire story into this overcrowded, disorganized closet of ephemera known as "Buzz Bin." Such is the case with poet
  • DVD Review

    Quentin Tarantino has Kill Bill in theaters now and is impressing audiences with his hollow-but-dynamic high/low-budget aesthetics. And from time to time, shock and awe is what we look for in the movies. But Hollywood's obsession with ho
  • Book Review

    As a columnist, Joe Conason is something of a liberal wind-up toy. Twist the crank and get your 750 words of: "Republican bad, Democrat good. Republican bad, Democrat good." (Repeat as necessary.) Admittedly, that's a pretty reductive a
  • Venison Time

    Every fall, my entire Mormon clan went deer hunting for two weeks. In the sagebrush outback of Utah, my parents and relatives created a kid's paradise. Truant from school, we lived in wall tents, washed our clothes by hand, ate withou
  • A Better Mousetrap

    I know a guy -- let's call him "Jer" -- who says he has never had a late fee tacked onto a movie he's rented. If the fine folks at the Guinness Book of World Records care to add a category, I think he'd have a case. The fact is, anybo
  • On The Scene

    When I rolled into the pickup-packed parking lot of Kelly's in my Jetta, I knew I might be in over my head. However outgunned I may have been, I dragged my polyester pants and Nikes into the crown jewel of local country nightspots. The c
  • A Soldier for Peace?

    In my reckless youth, I briefly sported an "I Like Ike" button, which didn't go over particularly well in my corner of the Bronx, where support of even a moderate Republican represented a betrayal of everything decent. In hindsig
  • CD Review

    For Sofia Coppola's beautiful movie Lost in Translation, producer Brian Reitzell has assembled a soundtrack that is so complete that it almost becomes another character in the film. This is music that's hard to classify, but easy to love. G
  • The Price of Safety

    Most issues regarding safe schools these days involve discussions about teen violence, gun control and evacuation plans. But as the potential for school metal detectors and security guards remains, the state of Idaho and its school distric
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Ten Years -- In case you haven't heard, this week marks our 10th anniversary. Back on Oct. 20, 1993, we published our first paper. To celebrate, we're publishing a 100-page glossy magazine, which looks back on the biggest stories we've c
  • In Brief

    Very Perry -- SPOKANE -- After months of bearing the noise of construction and the inconvenience of detours, the South Perry district's makeover is finally completed. "They started [construction] the first
  • Escaping Ergonomics

    When we think of workrelated injuries, images of industrial equipment, sharp blades or heavy materials may come to mind. But work-related injuries include a variety of problems, from chronic back problems to carpal tunnel syndrome caused b

Music & Film

  • Freinds From Wayback

    The Waybacks are coming... back. Not the Wayouts, those spazzy, spring-loaded prehistoric harmonizers from the town of Bedrock, but the Waybacks, that San Francisco-based crew of newgrass acoustinauts with chops aplenty, a
  • On The Waterfront

    They say that the most important part of any movie is the writer. In this case, that's true, but there's more than one of them. Dennis Lehane wrote the terrific novel, and Brian Helgeland continues to work wonders with the adaptation process.

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