• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 20-26, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 14

News & Comment

  • Strong Suits

    Local editorials occasionally make the plea that we get a return on the dollars we commit to community economic development.
  • Winterize It

    The severe weather and sub-freezing temperatures that have made their home in Spokane for the past few weeks serve as a reminder of the harsh elements that accompany the winter months here.
  • Quotes & Notes

    If you're reading this on Thursday, it might not be too late. Anti-war protesters are calling for a nationwide ban on consumer spending on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.
  • Mama Drama

    What's Wrong With This Picture? moves from sitcom to sadness, from absurdity to heartfelt emotion.
  • Macho Men

    Disco didn't die. It just got the hell out of the way for a spell so that imminent movements in popular music — punk, new wave, jangle rock, grunge, hip-hop — could thunder on by.
  • Buzz Bin

    Looping on a local-access channel near you: a speech about the arts by the executive director of the Theater Communications Group. (Yawn.)
  • No on Gonzales

    The late Rex Lee was perhaps the most brilliant person I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
  • In Brief

    The family of Michael Kralicek, a Coeur d'Alene police officer who was shot during an arrest in Hayden on Dec. 28, would like to announce two upcoming benefit events.

Culture & Food

  • Think Big

    City budgets aren't the only bankrupt accounts in the Inland Northwest these days.
  • The Big Ideas

    Thinking outside the box for the Spokane region.
  • Competing Memories

    Because they're private people with family secrets, many folks choose to play their life stories close to the vest. None of anybody's business, they say. Leave me alone.
  • Book Review

    As a reporter for The Nation, Christian Parenti visited Iraq three times after the fall of Baghdad — arriving once in a flotilla of high-speed SUVs (to escape ambush at checkpoints) and once in a prop plane doing a death spiral.

Music & Film

  • Biology Is Destiny

    Where do you go when the frontier has been mapped, sliced and packaged into neat subdivisions?
  • Second Chance

    It's every parent/driver's favorite question, ranking right up there with "Can we pull over? I feel sick."
  • Spy In the House of Love

    Contemporary cinema's view of love tends to favor scabrous, gender-warring fare like We Don't Live Here Anymore and Closer, so the heights of romantic ecstasy on display in House of Flying Daggers feels like a miraculous leap of faith.

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