• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 24-30, 2005
  • Vol. 13, No. 6

News & Comment

  • D-I-Y Traditions

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & We aren't perfect, and we aren't all the same. Very few of us celebrate the holidays in the traditional, time-honored ways. Those who do, we're willing to bet, draw up immensely complex ambitious plans that end bloodied with disappoi
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Capote -- Philip Seymour Hoffman owns this film. As Truman Capote, he deftly manages one of the most complicated egos I've ever seen on screen. Capote was a braggart, an egomaniac, a hedonist, an exploiter of people and, perhaps above
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & Pre-Turkey Workout & r & If you value that precious laying-on-the-floor-after-Thanksgiving-dinner moment but still would like to work some kind of activity into your Turkey Day routine, don't forget about the Turkey Trot. Starting every
  • Book Review

    by Tim Apello & r & The Diviners by Rick Moody In Dale Peck's notorious New Republic nuking of Rick "The Worst Writer of His Generation" Moody, the hatchet man sniffed, "No doubt Moody is even now at work on a sprawling 'social novel' in the manner of The Co
  • Jolly Old CEO

    In getting prepared for holiday crunch time again, and given the many changes at Santa Corp over the last year I
  • Anything But Christmas

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & It's Nov. 17 as I write this, and I've already got "Silent Night" stuck in my head. This is very bad. Christmas is still six weeks away and yet its slimy tentacles have already begun slithering around the ankles of unsuspecting rub
  • Gamer Gamble

    by Marty Demarest & r & The arrival of the Xbox 360 in stores this week signals the end of the current generation of video game consoles. The Xbox 360, Microsoft's follow-up to their first video game system, is being used by the Washington-based corporation
  • Make That Turkey Tastier

    by Christina Kelly & r & Every year, wine writers throughout the country muse over what wine to serve for the Thanksgiving meal. Little ink, however, is spilled over all the leftovers, trying to match wine with the creative ways cooks turn turkey into tastef
  • A Country Christmas

    by Susan Hamilton & r & If you want to go somewhere besides Grandma's house this holiday weekend, why not ring in the season at Dayton's Silver Bells Christmas event? The two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest of Spokane will get you out into the countryside to
  • From the Pulpit

    by Ann M. Colford & r & Everybody knows the holidays are a busy time for retail and postal workers and anyone else whose job involves catering to the secular celebration of Christmas. But this is the busy season for church workers as well, those whose job it
  • A Christmas Miracle

    by Kevin Taylor & r & My mother went to a sanitarium every year at Christmas. You know how it gets at Christmas; things pile up, pressure builds, you go a little nuts. The idea of a little getaway, a bit of a break, was no doubt terrific and healthy, but she
  • Drive-By Art

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & Why would someone stand on the street corner in the face of passing motorists, especially when the response is ambivalence, alarm or even hostility? The wizened old fellow asking for spare change, the dude in the chicken suit hawking
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & Rent -- The ragged Broadway hit, full of unsympathetic characters and repetitive music, gets slicked-up for the screen. This is all about romantic relationships that have no chance of working -- either because of selfishness or weaknes
  • 12 Years of the Inlander

    by Michael Bowen & r & Sing along now, everybody! "In its first year of Christmas, The Inlander brought me ... 12 CDs singing ... 11 husbands shopping ... (in some parts we're truth-stretching)..." & r & Herewith, some snapshots of what The Inlander Elves were covering
  • Lewis & Clark Nov. 24-30, 1805

    On the tenth day of their stay at Station Camp on the northern shore of the Columbia River, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark asked themselves this question: What now? They had reached the Pacific Ocean by traveling the Missouri and
  • Blood Sport

    by George Ochenski & r & Montana has a higher percentage of residents who hunt and fish than any of the other 47 contiguous states. For many Montanans, myself included, the annual ritual of hunting big game to fill the freezer for the year ahead is a time of
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Michael Bowen & r & & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941.466970863 & amp;type=10 & amp;subid= & quot; & Guitar Wolf & lt;/a & Golden Black Anthology *** & r & I spent a lot of time, early in Guitar Wolf's career, wondering if
  • Big Wang Strikes Back

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & Any rock opera that has its genesis in the mind of some bass player who's been "listening to way too much Iron Maiden" is basically the only kind of rock opera we'd want to listen to. Those were exactly the circumstances surrounding

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