• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 18-24, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 44

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Broken Flowers -- Bill Murray plays aging playboy Don Johnston (get it? Don Juan...), who gets dumped by his current squeeze and discovers he has a 20-year-old son he's never met. Question is, who's the mom? It's all so foggy and dude,
  • Book Review

    & & By Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & lt;i & Pirate Coast & lt;/i & by Richard Zacks & r & Back in 1805, Lewis and Clark weren't the only Americans crossing terra incognito under secret orders from President Thomas Jefferson. Revolutionary War veteran William Eaton was als
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Tim Burton's take on the Roald Dahl story, first filmed in 1971, is a little more whimsical and has less of an edge than that film. But the Burton-style story of the poor boy who wins a trip to th
  • One-Woman Show

    by Farhad Manjoo & r & August was supposed to have been a quiet month for George W. Bush. Last year, the president cut short his customary weeks-long vacation in order to campaign for reelection, so this year, unencumbered, he'd planned to spend more than a
  • DVD Review

    by Joel Smith & r & American Beer & r & The premise has been done before. Five thirtysomething guys go on a road trip across America searching for ... something. The meaning of life? The roots of rock 'n' roll? The downtrodden underclass? Nothing so lofty, this t
  • Phantom Prosecutor

    by Jim Reierson & r & One year from now, we'll learn if Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker files for a third four-year term. If so, will anyone run against him? Despite the job's annual salary of $115,000, when he ran for reelection in 2002, no one oppos
  • Weekend Warrior

    by Clint Burgess & r & The demands of an average lifestyle are increasingly difficult to manage. Employment, family and all the other obligations of being part of a society demand time and attention. We all need something to overcome the monotony of life -- a
  • A Guide to the Lewis & amp;amp; Clark Expedition

    & & by Robert Carriker & & & r & The Lewis and Clark Expedition is rightly called America's most perfect 19th-century exploring expedition. For 863 days between 1804 and 1806, the Corps of Discovery paddled, walked or rode horses for nearly 8,000 miles in the
  • Mountain Man Meetup

    by Suzanne Schriener & r & The mountain men are coming! They're coming with their tepees and their buckskins, their muzzleloaders and their powderhorns, their tomahawks and their tinware. Guys in period dress with monikers like Booshway, Bear Legs, Breezy an
  • Organic Brunch

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & Something about finding your place in the world, and then working there, observing the land through the seasons. Your hard work pays off in a bounty of food. And then there's so much left over that you bring it to market. As Wendell B
  • For the Love of Woodies

    by Susan Hamilton & r & If you've ridden the water taxi to play golf at the Coeur d'Alene Resort's famous course, you've had the pleasure of riding in one of Syd Young's classy wooden boats. You may have a friend who owns one of Young's masterfully built wat
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Four Brothers & r & John Singleton's ghetto epics tend to have very similar themes, possessing something like universal ghetto truths. There's the inescapable poverty. There's the unavoidable criminal life. Basically, you're poor and th
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & A Fun Way To Make Money & r & In a sign of support for the arts in Spokane, more than 55 local businesses and individuals donated goods and services to the Summer Gala fund-raiser at Interplayers on Friday night. The well-attended event
  • A Guide to the Lewis & amp;amp; Clark Expedition

    & & by Robert Carriker & & & r & The Lewis and Clark Expedition is rightly called America's most perfect 19th-century exploring expedition. For 863 days between 1804 and 1806, the Corps of Discovery paddled, walked or rode horses for nearly 8,000 miles in the
  • Fighting Dirty

    by Sidney Blumenthal & r & Almost every significant aspect of the investigation to bring the London terrorists to justice is the opposite of Bush's "war on terrorism." From the leading role of Scotland Yard to its close cooperation with police, the British e
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & O-Zo Fine & r & According to sources so reliable and secret that we'd gladly risk a contempt-of-court citation and state prison rather than shatter their anonymity, Los Angeles-based Latin-flavored rock/hip-hip/funk band Ozomatli were se
  • Dave Takes a Stand

    & & by Alan Sculley, Luke Baumgarten and Lindsay Williams & & & r & In early reviews of the latest Dave Matthews Band album & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.433008999 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & Stand Up & lt;/a & , some writers ha
  • Lewis & Clark--Aug. 18-24

    Meriwether Lewis deserved a celebration on his birthday. For the past 10 days -- ever since he and three trusted men had set out on an independent command from the rest of the Corps of Discovery on the morning of Aug. 9, 1805 -- Lewis
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Ann Colford & r & Sufjan Stevens, & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.451044077 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & Illinois & lt;/a & **** & r & Illinois is Sufjan Stevens' second album in a cycle that will (maybe, one
  • Lewis & Clark--About This "Discovery" Thing...

    A different -- or fuller -- story is just what Northwest Indian tribes intend to tell this year and next during the bicentennial of when the Corps of Discovery briefly roamed these parts and noted observations in journals.
  • Friends in High Places

    by William Stimson & r & When you walk through the grand lobby of the Davenport Hotel today, it's hard to imagine that for quite some time the building teetered on the brink of demolition. But that's where we were back in 1986, when the Friends of the Davenp

Culture & Food

  • Lewis & Clark--A Book Review

    Ocean in View! by Robert Carriker and Peter Cooke & r & It's an easy drive now, the path from Lewiston to the sea. Take Highway 12 west across the high plateau south of the Snake River, through Pomeroy and Dayton, past the homeland of th

Music & Film

  • Long Flight

    by Ed Symkus & r & As Wes Craven films go, this isn't his best -- those go back to his early The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street days, and the more recent Scream. But it's far from his worst -- did anyone manage to sit through Cursed earlier this

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