• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 1-7, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 46

News & Comment

  • That Last Infirmity

    by Michael Bowen & r & The library's getting flooded, and you're alone in a room with a baby and a lost chapter from Moby Dick. Which do you save? If you're Tom, the ambitious young scholar of American lit in A.R. Gurney's The Golden Age, then Captain Ahab g
  • Bill of Wrongs?

    & & by Silja J.A. Talvi & & & r & Six weeks after 9/11, with scores of heartbreaking obits being printed in the New York Times every single day and the toxic dust from the collapse of the twin towers still settling, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act into la
  • Browne's Additions

    by Susan Hamilton & r & The wait is over! For those of you who have eagerly anticipated the opening of Caf & eacute; Marron -- where Cannon Street Grill held sway for many years -- you'll be happily surprised at all the changes that have taken place at a favorite Brown
  • Grand Scheme

    by Kevin Taylor & r & Residents in the neighborhoods around Spokane's Manito Park have quickly organized to fend off two proposed developments that would place an office building and a string of condos right across the street from the park. Upset residents s
  • Murphy's Law

    by Howie Stalwick & r & Steve Murphy has played in the shadow of John Mayberry Jr. for so long, you almost expect Murphy to be covered in moss. From sixth grade through high school, Murphy played second fiddle to his good buddy and baseball teammate Mayberry
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & The Brothers Grimm & r & It's a pretty reliable rule of thumb that, if a film takes place in Europe, Hollywood will give the hero an English accent regardless of his country of origin. Unless the hero's supposed to be French, of course.
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark Sept. 1-7, 1805

    by Robert Carriker & r & Having made the decision to continue their journey west by following trails through the mountains, rather than launching canoes on the turbulent Salmon River, the Lewis and Clark Expedition departed the village of the Shoshone Indian
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & The Constant Gardner -- The John le Carre book about big government and pharmaceutical companies in deadly cahoots makes for an intriguing movie, and both Ralph Fiennes as a grieving husband and Rachel Weisz as his troublemaking and so
  • Good News/Bad News

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & & GOOD NEWS & & & r & It was a sublime weekend for local creditors. First, & & the Spokane diocese got their assets handed to them & & in federal bankruptcy court Friday. A judge ruled that the diocese indeed owns its schools and
  • On the Dotted Line

    by Joel Smith & r & North Division Street looks like a war zone. The streets are scarred and corrugated, scraped down to their foundations, as construction crews -- seemingly omnipresent -- pour out layers of the mayor's street-bond dollars, laboring inside th
  • How I spent My Summer Vacation

    & & by Janna Mauldin Heiner & & & r & I picked up the June 9 issue of The Inlander with no idea of the challenge lurking between its covers. I should have known that the summer activities suggested in there weren't going to be the cute, slightly silly pastime
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Broken Flowers -- Bill Murray puts on the blank stare to play a lonely, middle-aged Lothario who finds out that he fathered a son almost 20 years earlier. A road trip to find out who the mother is results in a series of low-key misadve
  • Driving For Charity

    by Clint Burgess & r & There is a lot of money floating around the car business. It is no secret that cars are expensive and dealers are in the business to make a dollar. While it may seem like it is every man for himself in the high-stakes, fast-paced world
  • DVD Review

    by Josh Smith & r & Steam Boy & r & When you wait nearly 14 years for the next film from an animator-director, your expectations are bound to be high. If it's taken this long to complete, it must good -- right? For casual anime fans, Steamboy stands as the follo
  • The Borowitz Report

    by Andy Borowitz & r & Bush Proproses Moving U.S. Capital to Idaho & r & Idaho, the state that currently gives President George W. Bush his highest approval rating in the nation, could soon be getting something in return as the president recently proposed movin
  • Learning From the Past

    by Silja J.A. Talvi & r & The USA PATRIOT Act is unique in modern American history both in its wording and in its scope. There are, however, numerous historical examples of pieces of legislation passed into law during times of national crisis, whether real o
  • Surviving Boyhood

    by Peter J. Ayers & r & I am a Stanford-educated patent attorney currently practicing law as a partner in a Dallas-based law firm. Some 25 years ago, however, I was a "ranch hand" at Morning Star Boys' Ranch. I was there when some of the alleged abuse took p
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & Go Go Burrito -- Go Go Burrito's interior is modern, functional and stylish, with an understated psychedelic design motif featuring love beads, day-glo signage and a pink go-go boot lamp. The hefty fish burrito ($5.50) included marinat
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & On the 7th Day, They Flamed & r & Even non-theatrical Muggles might enjoy the soap opera that "Stage Thrust" has become. After just one week, our & lt;a href="stagethrust.blogspot.com" & new blog & lt;/a & centered on Spokane theater was beset by so
  • Cruel Summer

    by Sidney Blumenthal & r & President Bush capers nimbly through his bicycle rides, fishing, brush clearing, attending a Little League baseball game and holding a merry meeting with his adoring and adored Rangers and Pioneers, his largest political contributo
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & It's Not You, It's Me & r & Dear Music Section readers: Effective by the time you read this, I am stepping down from my position as Inlander staff writer and de facto music czar to pursue new and exciting writing opportunities that may o
  • CD Reviews

    by Michael Bowen and Mike Corrigan & r & Kurt Weill & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.457327859 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & Symphonies 1-2 & lt;/a & **** & r & There's more to Kurt Weill than The Threepenny Opera. This Naxos release

Music & Film

  • Protest Rocks

    by Luke Baumgarten and Mike corrigan & r & It's odd that Son Volt would play Pig Out in the Park. They have an edgy, barroom country-rock sound and an ambitious new album that, essentially, hails the return of the politically fuelled, socially conscious sing
  • Safari of Secrets

    by Ed Symkus & r & A series of cuts -- back and forth in time and place - starts off this well-meaning but too-dense study of wrongdoing in contemporary Africa. The first scene shows husband and wife Justin and Tessa (Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz) at an air

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