• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 23-29, 2004
  • Vol. 11, No. 50

News & Comment

  • Turning Point

    On Sunday, Sept. 12, at his change-of-command ceremony, the outgoing top Marine general in Iraq, Lt. Gen. James Conway, gave tragic voice to what thousands of servicemen throughout Iraq have believed for months. He announced that the April
  • Opening Films

    First Daughter -- Katie Holmes plays not only the daughter of the leader of the free world, but a college freshman who just wants to have a normal life. Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is not only her dorm's resident advisor but a
  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Won't They Just Print More? -- World Ahead Publishing, known for Thank You, President Bush, a series of essays supporting the president, is pushing for a buyback program to keep a dangerous weapon off the streets of America: Fahrenheit 9
  • Now Playing

    Anchorman -- Anchorman isn't so much a satire of TV news and 1970s sexism as it is an excuse for Will Ferrell to improvise for two hours in polyester. He does this better than most of his co-stars, but the result is more like a series of
  • Letters to the Editor

    Does Might Make Right? -- Claims by those asserting they've served their country honorably are open to legitimate scrutiny. But those who've denigrated the actual bona fide service records of the Democratic presidential candidate are u
  • DVD Review

    I hope Donald Rumsfeld has a Blockbuster account. Because he should pick up a copy of The Fog of War, bring it back to the Oval Office, pop some Orville Redenbacher for himself and W., then sit back and learn a thing or two from history.
  • Storm Clouds Over Pend Oreille

    Soon after his arrival in Kalispel Indian territory in 1809, explorer and fur trader David Thompson recognized the intrinsic value of the Lake Pend Oreille watershed. His memoir, The Travels of David Thompson, written in his later years, inc
  • It's All Greek

    I've worked with phyllo dough before. Or rather, tried to work with it. Once tempted by the allure of such deliciously flaky Mediterranean delights as spanokopita and baklava, I thought I'd attempt a little Greek-inspired cuisine featurin
  • Buzz Bin

    Add It To Your List -- If you're still picking through last week's Fall Arts Preview issue for stuff to do and places to go, add the Japanese Cultural Center at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute to your list. The JCC has a cool new "Japanes
  • 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
  • Book Review

    First there was Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer's personal account of a trip to Mt. Everest gone tragically bad. Then came The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger's recreation of the last voyage of the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail. These b
  • Gravy Train

    There are many determining factors involved when choosing a breakfast destination. Location, quality, atmosphere and value usually are included in discussions leading up to the final decision. But even using these factors as the criteria, we
  • On Flip-Floppery

    The president and his handlers seem to have settled on a single theme: John Kerry is a "flip-flopper." America, they tell us, needs the consistent and strong leadership provided by George W. Bush. Trouble is, the flip-flopper charges agai
  • In Brief

    Plateau Peoples -- PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University is holding a conference to honor and learn about the traditional cultures of the Plateau peoples. The conference, "Honoring the Heritage of the Plateau Peoples: Past, Present
  • CD Review

    For a band boasting such a distinctive sonic signature and such an unorthodox approach to songwriting, for a band initially so daring and hard to categorize, over the course of the last two years Clinic has become strangely conservative.

Music & Film

  • Crowned Princes

    With a sophistication that comes from doing your homework and a focus-forward sensibility that comes from total immersion in some of the most innovative modern music scenes on the planet, San Francisco's Crown City Rocker
  • The Vanishing

    The key phrase for the two main characters in this film would be something like, "What the hell is going on?" There definitely will be people in the audience uttering those words. And the story's ending will leave a lot of people feeling chea

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