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  • Oct 6-12, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 51

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & Fine Art and Road Trips & r & By day, we are all just cubicle hamsters spinning on the Man's big wheel; but if your dreams have you in leather and denim, "standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see..." then consider
  • Now Playing

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & & An Unfinished Life & & -- About a Wyoming ranch owner, his crippled ranch hand, his estranged daughter-in-law, his granddaughter and all their baggage, this film seems tailor-made for director Lasse Hallstr & ouml;m. It's just the
  • Thompson's Travels

    Quick, name a famous Canadian in history. (Sorry, Neil Young and Michael J. Fox don't count.) Stumped? You're not alone. Most of us Americans are woefully ignorant of our northern neighbors.
  • Razor Repertoire

    & & by Clint Burgess & & & r & The Makers at St. John's Cathedral, or the Spokane Symphony at the Big Easy -- which is the sign of imminent apocalypse? I guess the Symphony wins this round, because they'll appear in the rock 'n' roll venue Saturday night, whe
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & La Luna -- If you're in the mood for Mexican, you could go to one of those places with overblown murals and waiters in serapes. Or you could try La Luna. It's nothing if not authentic. The menu's got all your standard Mexican fare: chi
  • Book Review

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Live! From Death Valley by John Soennichisen & r & Lord, what a book this might have been! What a topic! Death Valley, with its pillars of salt, its insane weather and its abundant, absurdly specialized life forms, is exactly the kind o
  • Festival

    by Mike Corrigan & r & Flicker Film Festival & r & If you don't show up to the Flicker Film Festival at CenterStage this Sunday afternoon, you forever forfeit the right to bitch about how there's never anything artistically viable happening in Spokane. Because
  • It Was Loverly

    by Michael Bowen & r & There are three moments in the first act of the Civic's current production of My Fair Lady (through Oct. 29) that convince us that we're in for an evening of entertainment that's accomplished in its own right, distinct from whatever He
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Christina Kelly & r & Sushi Explosion RESTAURANTS & r & What's all the buzz about sushi? Exotic yet uncomplicated, the Japanese specialty utilizes slightly sticky round-grain rice accented with raw or cooked fish, seafood or vegetables -- a
  • Hattiesburg or Bust

    by Casey Johnson & r & It wasn't an impossible journey. On any given day, hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of U-Hauls are crisscrossing North America. It was, however, an improbable journey. Three Spokane sisters piloting a 27-foot moving van loaded with Hurrica
  • DVD Review

    by Bob Grimm & r & No Direction Home: Bob Dylan & r & Director Martin Scorsese's nearly four-hour documentary on Bob Dylan starts with what most today would consider a classic concert performance in England. Dylan, wild-eyed and wild-haired, screams to the skie
  • Have Modem, Will Travel

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & You and your group of Horde members are locked in a vicious struggle with an Alliance party of dwarven warriors and a night elf druid. Slowly you're being pushed back into the outskirts of Tauren Mill. You call for reinforcements;
  • Door to Your Belly

    by Joel Smith & r & Everybody at the Swinging Doors is talking about the water. The news just hit this morning that officials found strains of E. coli bacteria in a North Spokane water supply, and that residents in that water district ought to boil theirs be
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & Pricey Recall & r & I was just watching the morning news and heard that there have been more than enough signatures for a recall election. Which reminded me of "Bad News" (9/15/05). I am all for a recall election, if that is what the p
  • Where It All Began

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & This Friday, in a benefit for the Fox Theater restoration, Julia Sweeney comes to the Fox Theater to perform her one-woman show, In the Family Way. You probably first heard of Julia Sweeney through the character of Pat -- the gender
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & & Wallace & amp; Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit & & -- The Plasticene characters jump from short films to feature length, with tinkerer Wallace still having far fewer brains than his trusty dog Gromit. But the two work nicely
  • Conspiracy Denied

    He answers his own question in the affirmative, relying largely on a recent Tim Connor article that
  • Theater Week

    & & by Michael Bowen & & & r & After a summer spent fighting over the remote, the lemming people see leaves starting to turn and take it as a signal to start lining up at local box offices. At least local theaters seem to think so, considering how many openin
  • Robe Trip

    by Kevin Taylor & r & If dispensing justice is indeed a great balancing act, nobody feels it more keenly than the justices of the Idaho Supreme Court. And as the newbie who draws the end spot on often makeshift seating arrangements, Jim Jones feels the impor
  • Innocent Abroad

    by Sidney Blumenthal & r & President Bush has no advisor more loyal and less self-serving than Karen Hughes. As governor of Texas, he implicitly trusted the former Dallas television reporter turned press secretary with the tending of his image and words. She
  • Operating on Health Care

    by Nina Shapiro & r & Frivolous suits by aggressive personal-injury lawyers are forcing medical liability premiums up and good doctors out," proclaims literature put out by the campaign for Initiative 330, which is on the Nov. 8 ballot. It's a high-stakes, b
  • Lewis & Clark Oct. 6-12, 1805

    As William Clark had hoped, the five dugout canoes constructed by his men near present-day Orofino, Idaho, entered the Clearwater River on the evening of Oct. 6, 1805. In the morning, the canoes were loaded and launched.
  • Sustained Discussion

    & & by Paul K. Haeder & & & r & If the converging catastrophes of Hurricane Katrina haven't convinced decision-makers and citizen-consumers that sustainable communities are the only way to take care of society's needs, then humanity may be doomed after all.
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & Drunk and Weary Tour & r & The South Austin Jug Band just released its second album, Dark and Weary World, and they're fixin' to celebrate it at two shows this week. East Valley High School alum Dennis Ludiker and his ragtag crew of ligh
  • Sounding the Alarm

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & For Americans, the dramatic transformation about to hit our streets, in 20 years or 30, will be a process of decay so extreme that our current national way of life - freeways and jets, Las Vegas and Phoenix, suburbs and gated communit
  • CD Reviews

    by Michael Bowen and Carey Murphy & r & Bill Charlap & lt;a href= & quot; & amp;offerid=78941.462634600 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & Bill Charlap Plays George Gershwin & lt;/a & **** & r & Playing Gershwin, Bill Charlap moves from one Americ

Music & Film

  • Funky Oligarchy

    & & by Luke Baumgarten and Carey Murphy & & & r & Tracking down a copy of the Crown City Rockers' Earthtones in this town is like investigating an urban legend. Everybody's listened to it, but nobody actually has a copy, though everyone knows a guy who does.

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