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  • Oct 13-19, 2005
  • Vol. 12, No. 52

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    As the saying goes, choose Beethoven's odd-numbered symphonies -- and Eckart Preu has picked two of them for Friday night: the heroic but disillusioned Third Symphony and the relentless Fifth, which starts with Fat
  • Brats and Brews

    by Lauren McAllister & r & It's October, with foggy mornings giving way to sunshine-sparkly frost and warm afternoons. All that natural beauty. The sentimental relinquishing of summer. The prospect of long cozy evenings with serious literature too intense fo
  • Lower South Hill Dining

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & The lower South Hill is a gorgeously walkable community, with apartments and single-family dwellings radiating outward from two main clusters of commercialism, one on Grand near St. John's Cathedral, the other at Lincoln and 14th. Th
  • Book Review

    by Catherine Tumber & r & On Beauty by Zadia Smith & r & The social novel has enjoyed a comeback in recent years, and novelists who want to capture the tone and the personal consequences of our troubling political and economic arrangements are experiencing a re
  • Take Two

    by Ed Symkus & r & & lt;i & Proof & lt;/i & & r & If you like your films filled with questions, some of which will be answered and some that you'll go home wondering about, catch this one while you can. Based on the stage play by David Auburn (who also adapted the script)
  • Step Back in Time

    by Susan Hamilton & r & A crowd lines the bank of the Columbia River as a small flotilla of long dugout canoes approaches. The only sound is of rough-hewn paddles breaking the water's calm surface as the boatmen navigate around a point of land. When the cano
  • Garland District Dining

    by Joel Smith & r & The Garland district is an anomaly, like a small-town Main Street hat came loose from the Palouse and washed up on Spokane's North Side. Stretched along Garland Avenue from North Monroe Street to about North Wall, and pinned down by the h
  • No Child Left Behind

    by Kevin Taylor & r & No matter what they say in the television commercials, the Pentagon isn't looking for an Army of One. The Joint Chiefs are looking for an Army of one more and one more and one more after that. Military planners are striving to juggle an
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Domino & r & An opening credit suggests this is "sort of" based on the real story of Domino Harvey, a rich kid turned model turned bounty hunter. This wild, violent and often funny film heads out on some off-the-wall tangents and an enjo
  • Nun Funny

    by Michael Bowen & r & Kathie Doyle-Lipe and Jean Hardie are the heart and soul of Nunsense II at CenterStage (through Nov. 18). Given all her bumps, grinds and shimmies in the concluding number ("big finish now, sisters -- gotta say 'Amen!'"), Hardie can sti
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & Birthday Party Benefit & r & Latah Bistro is celebrating its first year with a benefit for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Check out wines from eight local wineries, and fresh tapas from chef David Blaine for $20. Ther
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & We Have Ignition ... & r & As The board of a new not-for-profit arts organization we are grateful for the Oct. 6 article promoting Ignite! Community Theatre's production of Arsenic and Old Lace. But we are concerned by some of the miscon
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & An Unfinished Life & r & 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 kind of plot-f
  • Wandermere & amp;amp; Whitworth Dining

    by Michael Bowen & r & Tucked away in various neighborhoods within a two-mile radius of the North Division Y are three diverse eateries -- a coffeehouse, a diner and a Thai restaurant. They've already attracted the locals and are well worth checking out, even
  • Late Bloomer

    by Howie Stalwick & r & Too often, the term "student-athlete" is an oxymoron in college sports. Too often, the term "moron" would be more applicable to the hordes of college athletes who can't find their way to the classroom without a guide dog and compass.
  • Downtown Cd'A Dining

    by Susan Hamilton & r & While Coeur d'Alene throbs with tourists eager to experience life on its lake and shore in the summertime, in autumn the Lake City belongs to the locals. And as far as I'm concerned, fall is the most glorious time of year here. The so
  • It's Official

    by Josh Smith & r & Someone told the press to get to the county elections office half an hour early last Friday, to avoid the rush and find parking. But only 10 minutes before County Auditor Vicky Dalton is scheduled to officially certify the signatures on t
  • DVD Review

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Kontroll & r & You can tell there was some internal dissent in the Budapest transit authority over letting director Nimr & oacute;d Antal shoot a movie about murders, negligent ticket-takers and littering on their subway. There was so much contr
  • Three Women and an Appetizer

    Chefs pour lots of creative energy into appetizers, but who has room for a first course when there's a full meal to follow? So we did somethi
  • Sound Advice

    Intermission & r & (The band) lists classic rock among their chief influences. Lord knows classic rock is in the middle of a pretty intense resurgence right now (Sleater-Kinney, the Hold Steady, Black Mountain
  • Can't Stop Canting

    by Robert Herold & r & The word "cant" is defined by Webster's as "insincere or almost meaningless talk used merely from convention or habit." The word also refers to "religious phraseology used hypocritically; insincere, pious talk." Thorndike tells us that
  • Picking His Battles

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & David Bailey has been called a "prophet with a guitar," but as recently as July of 1996 he was just a guy with a glioblastoma multiforme and a desk job. The first thing is an aggressive form of brain cancer that had doctors convinced
  • CD Reviews

    You Could Have It So Much Better **** & r & "What's wrong with a little destruction?" foxy Franz frontman Alex Kapronos inquires on Better's opening track "The Fallen." Not a thing. The imagery of dest
  • Powerless

    by David Axe & r & BASRA, IRAQ -- For hours before he was shot to death in a Basra warehouse on Aug. 2, New York City freelance writer Steve Vincent and his Iraqi interpreter, Nooriya Tuaiz, were apparently tortured -- this according to statements by residents

Music & Film

  • Don't Call it a Project

    by Cortney Harding & r & One of the most frustrating experiences a music fan can have is watching their favorite band's success be stymied by inertia. Whatever the excuse, be it "we just play music for fun" or "audiences don't get us," the sad fact is that m
  • Outsider Art

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Junebug begins strangely. At a gallery auction in Chicago, Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz) notices a man across the room, ignoring the buyers, fixated on a particular painting. He's pretty handsome, and she's captivated by the way he seem

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