• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 17-23, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 22

News & Comment

  • Quotes & amp;amp; Notes

    Better Than Bangladesh? -- While pundits and columnists from Washington State's major papers take their jabs at the most recent legislative proposal to split the state in half, at least one news state outlet seems to be taking it serious
  • Now Playing

    The Aviator -- Scorsese, DiCaprio, Hughes -- as in Howard -- are director, star and subject of this splendid look at three busy decades in the life of the industrialist, filmmaker and airplane nut. The script gives plenty of leeway for DiC
  • Letters to the Editor

    Do What I Say, Not What I Do Am I the only one who sees the colossal hypocrisy of President Bush touting democracy overseas by saying that Syria is a "bad guy" for funding and harboring terrorists and requiring Syria to get out of Leba
  • Einstein on Ice

    For a film with such a clich & eacute;-filled preview trailer -- ugly duckling high school girl turns into a beauty when she dons a pair of ice skates and tight little skating outfit -- Ice Princess turns out to be a pleasant surprise. Yeah, it is abou
  • DVD Review

    Are cartoons -- sorry, "animated features" -- for kids or adults? Since computers have revived animation, they have increasingly been aimed at both -- usually making them sure-fire winners at the box office, too. Jokes are written for
  • Recently Reviewed

    Rocky Rococo -- Rocky Rococo has been serving Spokane's pizza needs for 18 years, and here's why: The location and atmosphere are great, the pies are uniquely tasty deep-dish numbers, the staff is cheerful and the salad bar is probably t
  • Dance Card

    WHAT: Gonzaga (25-4) vs. Winthrop (27-5), NCAA Tournament, Albuquerque Regional, first round WHERE: McKale Center, University of Arizona, Tucson WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 4:25 pm (KREM 2, KGA 1510) SEEDING: Gonzaga is seeded third, Wi
  • Coffee and Community

    Norm's at the corner stool. Phil's in the seat next to him. Sam's slinging drinks behind the bar - except this time the foam is supposed to be there, and you probably won't get drunk off of these drinks. The scene would be ideal to Misty
  • Buzz Bin

    Is It In You? -- The dividends of hosting the Ironman triathlon competition just keep coming for Coeur d'Alene. The Lake City has been featured in a Gatorade commercial that has aired during big sporting events, including the BCS Bowl Ch
  • Take Two

    How do you make another screen adaptation of a Jane Austen novel fresh and creative? Give it to director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham). Bride and Prejudice is a modern-day take on Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice -- this time
  • Book Review

    by Antjie Krog by Joel Smith Last week, the feature film In My Country (starring Samuel L. Jackson and Juliette Binoche) opened in limited release across the United States. The film is based on Country of My Skull, the 1999 memoir by A
  • Opening Films

    Ice Princess -- A high school senior science geek (Michelle Trachtenberg) discovers the sport of ice skating while doing a project on the aerodynamics of competitive skaters. It's a Disney film, but it doesn't have any of the usual formu
  • In Brief

    Peace Train on Track? -- SANDPOINT -- Peaceniks in Sandpoint are crossing their fingers that a march they've scheduled for this Sunday, March 20, will go on as planned. The Peace March, set for 2 pm in the Sandpoint town squa
  • Sound Advice

    Lost Comrade -- Seems like it's always the young ones, the bold ones, the talented, the one with the brightest future and the sharpest wit -- they're always the ones to go first. In this case, it's someone who stole the s
  • CD Reviews

    Roky Erickson I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology **** A year before the summer of love hit California, a band called the 13th Floor Elevators -- led by charismatic singer and guitarist Roky Ericks

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