• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2003
  • Vol. 11, No. 3

News & Comment

  • Recently Reviewed

    Herbal Essence -- The restaurant's interior walls are a deep cabernet and are highlighted by colorful artwork. Sparkly candles add romance. The clever, surprising menu here mixes and matches a variety of ingredients and flavors. Seafood
  • Stadium Shuffle

    Bonnie Olson is angry. She has been involved with the Northwest Neighborhood Association for three years, where she currently serves as the chair of the association's development committee. Since July, the neighborhood has been eng
  • The Real Deal

    Several friends of mine bought houses this year. A few are first-timers, while others are getting back into the market following a major life change. Considering that I hang out with a bunch of starving-artist types, this trend toward pr
  • The Inlander Turns 10

    From the very beginning, people have wondered who we are and where we came from. I remember one early caller who couldn't quite wrap his mind around the concept behind a weekly newspaper devoted to wha
  • Uh-oh Moments

    by William Stimson The first time I met Mayor John Powers, he made me a speech. I was entering a downtown shop as he was leaving, and the shop owner introduced us. Powers had just announced for office, and I was happy to run into him. I had some things to
  • Moore to the Story

    Washington State football star Sammy Moore tells his life story with such ease and grace, he almost succeeds in making his childhood seem one notch above a living hell. Where do you start? With the 13-year-old girl who gave birth to him
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff **** Alien: The Director's Cut -- Upon learning that boxes of footage from his original 1979 film were found, director Ridley Scott decided to edit some of it back in, while trimming scenes that he thought ran a little long. The result i
  • Going Negative

    We almost made it. Spokane was coming dangerously close to holding an election without putting innuendo above issues, an election sans nasty last-minute mailers and free of flat-out personal attacks. This really would have been something.
  • Krafftwerks

    Like many artists who create plates and objects out of porcelain, Charles Krafft thinks that his work would look best in group arrangements. In much the same way that china collectors display their trove of fragile figurines in cabinets
  • Now Playing

    * Beyond Borders -- Pouty Angelina Jolie spends all of her money on food for unfortunates in Ethiopia after being dazzled by a do-gooder doctor (Clive Owen) who demands funding from the wealthy. He follows trouble -- with the intent of e
  • Fresh Faces

    by Inlander Staff Spokane City Council -- District One: Bob Apple -- This race is a study in contrasts. Terrie Beaudreau sat on the school board; Bob Apple owns a tavern. If you prefer someone more predictable, Beaudreau's your candidate. If you want some
  • Diversity In Dance

    In the world of dance, there's often a clear demarcation between classical ballet and modern dance. Perhaps that's because many companies grow out of the vision of one choreographer who feels most comfortable or most expressive in one st
  • DVD Review

    A few years ago, "former music video director" was about the worst thing that you could say about a feature-film director. And it still comes up as a derogative label, along with phrases like "MTV-style editing" and "pop sensibility." B
  • Blue-collar Battle

    While George W. Bush has been sinking in the polls lately, a few beats on the war drum could reverse that trend and re-elect him in 2004. Ironically, the sector of American society now poised to keep him in the White House is th
  • Buzz Bin

    Bend it Like Beckett -- So you say you can write great big metaphor-laden rings around Tolkien? Show that Faulkner guy a thing or two about "lyric prose" and "Southern atmosphere"? Claim your minimalism could kick Raymond Carver's style
  • Let The Pillaging Begin

    There are Mongolian grills and there are Mongolian grills. Of the handful in the Inland Northwest, the recently opened HuHot Mongolian Grill stands out from the crowd. "We don't have cafeteria-style dining like the other Mongolian grill
  • Book Review

    Readers of Pete Fromm's popular Indian Creek Chronicles may be surprised to learn that Fromm's newest work is a gritty but hopeful novel about a teenage girl's coming of age in Great Falls, Mont. Indian Creek was a long time ago, and From
  • CD Review

    Here in the vaulted chambers of The Inlander, we tend to get a lot of our tunage just the way we like it: free. But every now and then I find myself giving over some of my hard-earned cash for new tunes, and when that happens, I try to make
  • Resurrecting Rural America

    Helen Waller is feeling lonelier these days. She names the families that have moved off farmsteads along the road where she lives in McCone County, Mont. There are so few folks left that the post office's route drivers deliver mail
  • Your Own Nuclear Idaho

    Energy isn't forever. Images of burning oil fields across Iraq -- siphoned through cameras for American eyes -- increasing gas prices, and strings of black- and brownouts symbolize the United States' growing but reluctant awareness that trad
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Times in Town -- After a long wait, the Seattle Times finally published its story on Spokane and the little parking garage controversy that just won't go away. Written by Times' veteran Ron Judd, the two-part article did a surprisingly t
  • In Brief

    Power to the People -- COLFAX, Wash. -- South Palouse residents have been giving Avista Utilities a piece of their mind at a couple of recent community meetings about a proposed new power line that could cross the Palouse from the Idaho bo
  • On The Scene

    As a rule, side projects are currently very cosmopolitan. The present popular rock scene has bred such successful projects as A Perfect Circle, Boxcar Racer and Velvet Revolver, to name a few. On the local scene, the B-Side saw the birth

Music & Film

  • The Lowdown on Loudon

    By most any standard you care to apply, singer/songwriter/guitarist Loudon Wainwright III has led a pretty charmed life. He was raised in the 1950s in a wealthy suburbanite household in affluent Westchester, N.Y., and in Beverly Hills. Hi
  • The Devil Inside

    Halloween is a time of two great traditions in America: eating lots of candy and having the bejeezus scared out of us. The candy part can be taken care of by a visit to the supermarket. But the best route to fright this year is at your local

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