• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 9-15, 2004
  • Vol. 11, No. 48

News & Comment

  • Hit the Road, Jackass

    Be careful what you wish for," Steve-O says through a rumbling smoker's cough, "because all of the clich & eacute;s about the price of fame are true." This coming from the man (yes, man -- he's 30) who's found fame, fortune and a Victoria's Secret
  • Recently Reviewed

    Kim Do Vietnamese Restaurant -- Kim Do makes it easy to enjoy authentically prepared Vietnamese dishes -- and great service, too. The family-run restaurant is cheerful, very tidy and spotlessly clean. Each table is outfitted with a stainl
  • Letters to the Editor

    The NYC GOP -- Do we still live in a free country? The storm trooper behavior of the police during the Republican Convention in New York this week makes me worry that we don't. I am stunned and angry that more than a hundred nonviolent
  • Buzz Bin

    Documenting Bush -- You've gotta be doing something right if you're the kind of journalist who, according to Noam Chomsky, "upsets all of the right people." As a writer for the London Observer and the BBC, Greg Palast has blown the lid o
  • Farm Fresh

    Like most Inland Northwest wheat farmers, Fred Fleming of Reardan spent August working dawn to dusk -- and often later -- to get his crop harvested. But while the majority of local farmers grow soft white wheat for Asian m
  • Book Review

    Life is tenuous in the desert lands between Yuma, Ariz., and Nogales, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Only the hardiest of plants and animals survive in the relentless, burning sun of the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range. Scattered through th
  • Opening Films

    Cellular -- Don't answer that phone! This one's kind of like Phone Booth in reverse, as a wrong number turns out to create a race against time to save whoever it is on the other end of that cell phone (Kim Basinger). Starring Chris Evans
  • Best-Kept Secret

    Trying to keep a secret is almost impossible these days, but rancher Waldo Wilcox kept a good one for half a century. This summer, when his secret was finally revealed, it became the second-biggest online news story of the day, worldwide. H
  • Now Playing

    Adrenaline Rush -- Adrenaline Rush follows two young skydivers, offering a look at both the physical sensations and the psychological challenges of risk-taking. At IMAX. Not rated. Alien vs. Predator -- Hollywood has been trying to get
  • A Graceful Finish

    An embittered old man sits alone on a porch, "surrounded by a mob of half-feral cats." Mark Spragg says that the idea for An Unfinished Life started with this mental image -- and wouldn't go away, even in his dreams. But writers often sha
  • DVD Review

    Will you be my friend?" Even now, the words still induce such violent cringes that the floodgates of childhood are opened and the full humiliation of one's mismatched Garanimals, occasional recess shunnings and visible nose pickings comes r
  • The Very, Very, Very Short Fiction Contest

    & & Dickens and Dostoevsky don't read The Inlander. They're much too busy writing 900-page novels that educated people know all about but never finish. The Inlander, on the other hand, happily soli
  • What's the Deal?

    There are what seems like a never-ending run of commercials that announce some sort of fantastic finance rate on new cars or a huge cash rebate -- sometimes even both. But is it all too good to be true, or does the consumer really make off
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Is Roe v. Wade Moot? -- Political conventions are usually used to showcase the future of the party. If that's true, the future of the Republican Party looks to be pro-choice. Yes, the GOP's official platform still stands by the anti-abor
  • DeLay's Tactics

    Sometimes the little things are most revealing. Consider: Both Shaun Cross and Larry Sheahan, in their brief biographies, list the Bible as their favorite book. On the other hand, Cathy McMorris, the GOP candidate who has been labeled by
  • Primary Election 2004- T#13DFB9

    3rd District, No. 1, Washington State House (Alex Wood, the incumbent Democrat, is running unopposed in the Primary) James Holschen Jr. (R) -- My name is James Holschen Jr. and I am running for 3rd District State Representative Position
  • Jake Takes Manhattan

    As many of you know, the Republican National Convention was in the New York City last week. On Sunday, Aug. 29, there was a massive protest through the streets of Manhattan attended by roughly 400,000 people (or 120,000 if you like Fox New
  • In Brief

    More Trees Please -- SPOKANE -- The Spokane Public Library and the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department have teamed up to get children stoked about trees. The Read for Trees program starts Monday to encourage children to read and learn a
  • CD Review

    Yoshimatsu is for the birds. His 1981 debut, Threnody to Toki (to be performed at the Met in January), lamented the loss of a rare Japanese bird. The composer's sixth Chandos CD contains two-thirds of his "Bird Trilogy": Chikap and The Ag

Music & Film

  • I Want My Mot & amp;eacute;ma

    Free live music? Good gooey gravy. How can we resist? The folks at independent recording label Mot & eacute;ma Music are throwing a free artist showcase at the Met Theater Thursday night (that's tonight if you're reading this on the day the paper
  • Celebrity Justice

    It's not a good sign when a director's primary claim to fame is as Mel Gibson's former hair stylist. So it is that debut director Paul Abascal has made a tacky revenge thriller that draws on the same antagonistic relationship between papar

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