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  • Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 41

News & Comment

  • Wine Trek, The Next Generation

    by Christina Kelly & r & Mike and Ellena Conway's only daughter, Natalie, didn't want to grow up and inherit the family's business, Latah Creek Winery. Despite being born into the business the same year the winery opened, she didn't plan to be a winemaker.
  • John Roberts' Spokane Connection

    by Joel Smith & r & Most Americans had never even heard of John G. Roberts before last week, when, on July 19, President Bush ended the guessing game over whom he would pick to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court by fingering the sable-tongued courtroom hear
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & The Bad News Bears -- While Richard Linklater's remake cleaves to the bone most of the way home, it lacks the fastball-to-the-noggin punch of the original. Still, there are moments of pure goofball zaniness scattered throughout, and B
  • Customs Are Hot

    by Clint Burgess & r & As the sun continues to beat down on the Inland Northwest, the animals of summer come out in droves. Custom street rods and motorcycles abound. More often than not, the vehicle of choice for these sun-soakers is a chromed-out, customiz
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & Max at Mirabeau -- Fine dining shows up even in a hotel restaurant located next to the Sullivan Road/I-90 on-ramp. And you know the Mirabeau Park Hotel is dedicated to total service, because the more than 100 items on the menu here ar
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & Boxing Bob & r & Robert Herold ("Get the Ear Boxers," 714/05) asks us to forgive Joseph Weitensteiner for the physical abuse that many allege occurred at Morning Star Boys Ranch. According to Herold, "anyone over age 60 ... has stories t
  • DVD Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & Gunner Palace & r & So it's already been more than two years since President Bush has declared the end of "major combat" in Iraq and pulled his infamous flight-suited stunt of "Mission Accomplished." Almost every day -- probably even this m
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & Fractured Shakespeare -- Verona, 1609: Fourteen years after surviving their encounter in the tomb, Romeo is still looking for a job, Juliet is about to give birth to their 13th child, and the alcoholic who's showing up at dinner is ..
  • Take Two

    by Marc Savlov & r & The Bad News Bears & r & Kids and profanity will always be funny together, and, like mom and apple pie and steroids, they're as American as the World Series. Michael Ritchie's 1976 film, The Bad News Bears, about the travails of a band of e
  • Fox Memories

    & & by Regina Manser / Edited by Michael Bowen & & & r & The Fox Theater opened the year I was born -- 1931! It was the very first public place I ever watched a movie. I remember when I was in fourth grade, a friend asked me to attend a movie there. My mother
  • Art Deco Made Nouveau

    by Mike Corrigan & r & Saving it from the wrecking ball was only the beginning. Back in 2000, the Fox Theater was on the brink of destruction when the Spokane Symphony, local preservationists and Spokane residents joined forces to buy the lovely art deco mov
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Must Love Dogs -- Despite a winning performance by John Cusack and an OK one by Diane Lane as unhappy recent divorcees who meet via the Internet, the film is too much of a rehash of other romantic comedies (especially of the Meg Ryan
  • Soliloquies for Sale

    by Michael Bowen & r & You're making chitchat with the artistic director as you walk toward the platform, but your mind is on what comes next. In a moment, with all eyes lasering in, evaluating your every gesture and facial expression, you'll have five minut
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & PBR Street Gang -- Ever wondered what it takes to get your local band into the Pabst Blue Ribbon ad we run in The Inlander just about every week? Well, it's easy. All you have to do is sell your soul to Pabst, then send an e-mail to I
  • Roe v. Roberts

    by Robert Herold & r & Regarding the nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, I take the apparently offbeat view that to understand what's really at stake we need look no further than the core of the White House political agenda. Issues, positions
  • CD Reviews

    & lt;/a & **** & r & The wonky analog synths that explode on the first track put me off s

Music & Film

  • Frosty, Cold and Loud

    by Mike Corrigan and Brian Everstine & r & Like pilgrims to the Holy Land, so, too, do area beer and blues lovers venture out each summer seeking the fountainhead of their devotion, the object of their worship and the spiritual enlightenment they so crave on
  • Puppy Love

    The film will certainly do well on its opening weekend; there's a st

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