• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 21-27, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 40

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Voices in Wartime -- This feature-length 2005 documentary is both timely and devastating as it delves into the experience of war and its effects on soldiers, civilians and society through powerful images and the words of poets, both f
  • Rez Erecting

    by Kevin Taylor & r & With a sudden whiff of ozone and a crackling blue flash, a lightning bolt hit the Coeur d'Alene Tribe this spring. OK, not a real lightning bolt. Maybe it was more like the sudden whiff of that new-carpet smell and the crackling blue hi
  • Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes

    by Michael Bowen & r & In the struggle between impulsive teenagers and their repressive parents, salvation lies, my brothers and sisters, in the shimmy-shaking of your hips. At least that seems to be the message of Footloose (through July 30 at North Idaho C
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Batman Begins -- Visionary director Christopher Nolan (Memento) instills a heightened reality to this telling of the Batman tale -- going back to the boyhood horrors that marred Bruce Wayne, taking in the young adult physical training
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & West Denial Virus -- Still-the-Mayor-but-hopefully-not-for-long Jim West's 800-plus-word diatribe on June 30 ("The Mayor Responds") demands a response. As specious arguments go, the mayor did a pretty good job, as long as you ignore
  • Indian Bazaar

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & This Friday, more than a thousand dancers from every U.S. state and every Canadian province will fill the Greyhound Park and Events Center in Post Falls, Idaho, for a weekend festival celebrating Coeur d'Alene tribal life and lore. I
  • DVD Review

    by Brian Everstine & r & The Daily Show: Indecision 2004 -- Ah, election season -- the time of mud-slinging, constant campaigning and those wonderful and "truthful" 527 ads. We all fondly remember the great Kerry-Bush race of just a few months ago. OK, so may
  • Blaming West

    by Cole Gamble & r & I moved back to Spokane recently because, having grown up here, I knew it was a place where you could get by without having to do much. I have lived in places like Chicago and Los Angeles where you have to work two or three jobs just to
  • Humming Along

    by Clint Burgess & r & There are sport utility vehicles, there are large sport utility vehicles and then there is an SUV in a class all its own. The Hummer has become the superstar of this class of urban assault vehicles and there is nothing that even comes
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & The Old Spaghetti Factory -- The Factory has been serving up steaming plates of pasta for 34 years. Entrees include the freshly baked bread, soup or salad, vanilla or spumoni ice cream, and coffee or tea. The most expensive thing on t
  • From Spokane To Cooperstown

    by Howie Stalwick & r & In 1981, Ryne Sandberg was a 22-year-old shortstop who went 1-for-13 in his first stab at major league baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies were so impressed, they promptly shipped him to the Chicago Cubs for a 29-year-old shortstop wh
  • Patience Is Sweet

    & & by Ann M. Colford & r & & & Baklava is a study in contrasts. The translucent phyllo dough and the nutty walnut filling are brought together by the marriage of butter and syrup into a rich intermingling of diverse elements, like people at a successful part
  • Buzz Bin

    Well, we've got a modest proposal, and no, it doesn't involve pouring soda pop over the heads of
  • Party for the Panida

    by Mike Corrigan & r & Sandpoint's Panida Theatre -- known today as the bastion of North Idaho performing and filmic arts -- was once on the endangered list. In 1985, when this small town first came together to rescue their lovely Jazz Age theater from oblivio
  • Longtime Racketeer

    By Christine Beamer & r & Every spare surface on the walls is covered in medals -- gold, silver and bronze -- all hanging neatly in a dozen frames. Spokane resident Jack Harvey has had a long time to collect all those medals. The 81-year-old badminton player s
  • CD Reviews

    & & by Luke Baumgarten and Leah Sottile & r & Sleater-Kinney & & & lt;i & & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.447828463 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; title= & quot;Click to listen on iTunes & quot; & The Woods & lt;/a & & lt;/i & & & **** & & & r & This isn't your an
  • The Ethics of Outing

    by Robert Herold & r & Our very own tacky civic miniseries continues, now into its 10th (or is it 11th?) week. In case you missed last week's New York Times Sunday Magazine, our mayor was featured in Randy Cohen's The Ethicist column, headlined "Official Out
  • The Camping Ban, One Year After

    by Leah Sottile & r & It was the kind of protest you couldn't help but pay attention to. The grassy medians of West Riverside Avenue became less and less visible under tents, tarps, flags and signs. Nine protestors inflated to 20; then that number ballooned
  • Safe Passage

    by Patrick Farrell & r & In the Cascade Range, the question isn't why animals cross the road, but how they can do so without becoming Salamander Road Cakes or Elk a la SUV. The answer, say Washington state transportation officials and biologists, lies under
  • Paving Paradise

    by Joel Smith & r & When Wendell Reugh earned a permit last year to demolish his historic buildings on the Rookery Block, citizens, politicians and members of the historic preservation community in Spokane were up in arms. Few wanted to see the buildings go,
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & Wakin' the Dead -- Singer-songwriter Ben Usher is a recent arrival to the Spokane area, a transplant from Key West, Fla., where the prevalence of mosquitoes and Jimmy Buffet cover bands were really starting to bum him out (and man, ca

Music & Film

  • Voices Carry

    by Tim Appelo & r & When it's good, it's very, very good, and when it's bad, it's incoherent. Still, Rick King's documentary Voices in Wartime is one of the most original war movies ever made. It's replete with alternately ghastly and galvanizing combat foot

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