• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 17-23, 2005
  • Vol. 13, No. 5

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- Harry and friends return for another term at Hogwarts, and Harry somehow becomes a contestant in the dangerous and exciting Triwizard Tournament. Director Mike Newell and entire-series writer Stev
  • Hampsong In America

    by Ann M. Colford & r & If Thomas Hampson were simply one of opera's leading baritones, his concert Monday at the Fox would be a coup for the Spokane arts community - and nothing more. But the renowned singer is a native son of the Northwest, a musician who
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Chicken Little -- Disney's first attempt at in-house CGI animation in the Pixar mold sometimes feels less like a movie than part of a strategy to get back together with Pixar. The film begins with a lively pop as a re-imagining of the
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & I Think My Subaru May Be Gay & r & The automotive brands which advertise most intently to gays and lesbians are Volkswagen, Subaru, Volvo and BMW. And by a margin of 51 percent to 34 percent, homosexuals are more likely to be interested
  • Goblet's on Fire

    by Ed Symkus & r & I didn't give a negative review to the previous Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban, but neither was I all that thrilled with it. In fact, I was thinking that the series - at least in film form - was beginning a downward spiral. It
  • Book Review

    by Joel Smith & r & The Best American Travel Writing 2005 Edited by Jamaica Kincaid & r & If I learned anything on my way to a degree in travel writing, it's the importance of the opening line. Whether it's the panoramic visual of the writer's exotic surroundin
  • Festival

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & & Banff Mountain Film Festival & & & r & It's always tough to schedule the Banff Film Festival's road tour, which has stops all over North America and comes to Spokane this weekend. Simply securing rights to show a film once in
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & Season Ticket -- The best part about the Season Ticket might be the appetizer menu - for two reasons, one of them quite large. First, this is a sports bar. Sports bars and appetizers go hand in hand. If you're like most people, who co
  • Cheney Takes the Stand

    by Sidney Blumenthal & r & The trial of Scooter Libby will also be the trial of Dick Cheney. Throughout his long public career in four Republican administrations, starting as an aide in the Nixon White House, Cheney has operated through back channels. But ev
  • DVD Review

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Mysterious Skin & r & The title of this film could really be the title of any coming-of-age movie. It's so obvious; I'm shocked it didn't get picked up earlier, for a John Cusack movie. In the context of a teen drama, (dealing with pube
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Christina Kelly & r & Oodles of Noodles RESTAURANTS & r & You can't go wrong with noodles. They're a popular food item in many countries of the world, and a recently opened restaurant in the Valley, Wild Noodles, celebrates pasta's interna
  • Who is Moto-Brock?

    & & by Kevin Taylor and Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & The retired federal agent believed to be Moto-Brock runs a computer forensics company in Spokane and has been hired as an expert witness in cases across the country. He is talented enough in his field that
  • There's No 'I' in Mallon

    by Howie Stalwick & r & Sean Mallon gets it. Feels it. Needs it. Wants it. Lives it. At Gonzaga University, Mark Few and his assistant coaches pour the Kool-Aid, and they demand that players drink it until they are saturated with the essence of Bulldog baske
  • Comfort on the Menu

    On a recent Friday evening, the diner's counter was full with customers carrying on a lively banter. The cozy
  • Who is Moto-Brock?

    by Kevin Taylor and Ted S. MacGregor & r & The retired federal agent believed to be Moto-Brock runs a computer forensics company in Spokane and has been hired as an expert witness in cases across the country. He is talented enough in his field that federal d
  • Message in a Crystal?

    by Jane Fritz & r & Tsunamis in Asia. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Glaciers melting around the world. Japanese water researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto says these natural events are urgent messages from water -- nature's way of bringing attention to the impac
  • Why Publish Moto-Brock's Name?

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & After the Spokesman-Review decided it was best to keep the identity of their computer forensic expert a secret, some may wonder why we arrived at the opposite conclusion and have decided to reveal that we believe Marcus Lawson is
  • Hitting Their Stride

    by Cortney Harding & r & It's not every day that a Portland band with one indie-label record to their name gets a major nod in a national publication. So when the Joggers turned up on Entertainment Weekly's "Top Twenty Most Anticipated Fall Records" list, ma
  • Who is Moto-Brock?

    & & by Kevin Taylor and Ted S. McGregor & & & r & The retired federal agent believed to be Moto-Brock runs a computer forensics company in Spokane and has been hired as an expert witness in cases across the country. He is talented enough in his field that fed
  • CD Reviews

    & & by Carey Murphy and Michael Bowen & & & r & & & Broken Social Scene & & & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.465478241 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & & lt;i & Broken Social Scene & lt;/i & & lt;/a & & & **** & & & r & Generally speaking, I'm absolut
  • Big in Japanther

    You leading-edge hardcore kids got in as the '80s dawned, when you heard, from a friend of your older brother's frie
  • Lewis & Clark Nov. 17-23, 1805

    Between Nov. 8 and 15, 1805, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark measured their forward progress along the estuary of the Columbia River not by miles but by sheer effort. Eight days of struggle against the elements -- a river current t
  • Genocide and Desolation

    by Paul K. Hader & r & On Dec. 13, 2003, a genocidal attack took the lives of 450 members of the Anuak tribe in Ethiopia. Spokane's connection to this tragedy, surprisingly, is as deep-running as the well that several local church-affiliated groups and Spoka
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & The CD Release That Wasn't & r & Seaweed Jack's Oct. 29 CD release party went off without their CD, The Captain, which fell victim to production issues. The CD is finally here and copies are being sold at area music stores. (We heard it;

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