• Issue Archive for
  • Dec 29, 2005 - Jan 4, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 11

News & Comment

  • DVD Review

    by J. Caleb Mozzocco & r & Godzilla: Final Wars & r & What a month for giant monster fans this is. While Peter Jackson is reintroducing the world to film's original oversized city smasher, Japan's atomic age answer to Kong returns to DVD racks with his latest a
  • A Night on the Town

    by Inlander Staff & r & It's the fifth year for First Night Spokane, and as always there's way more to do than time to do it. In addition to the events we're noting in these pages, you can take in the Spokane Symphony at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, hear t
  • Top Ten Books of 2005

    by Inlander Staff & r & The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty & r & Smithy Ide is a friendless 43-year-old fat slob of an alcoholic in a dead-end job whose parents both just died in a car accident and whose beloved sister -- a homeless schizophrenic -- has just tu
  • Polical Correction

    by Robert Stokes & r & When the going gets tough, the tough check the map. It's time we Republicans reconsider our support for the Iraq war. I fly no false flag. Though a Republican on other issues, I opposed the war from the beginning, as well as the post 9
  • Spo Don't Blow

    by Amy Klamper & r & If You're Bored, Then You're Boring & r & I have lived in Spokane for four months now and have noticed a disturbing trend among the citizens of my newly adopted city: Many of you love to trash-talk your hometown. You know who you are -- jade
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & Liberty Caf & eacute; -- This haven in the Liberty Building fills the bill quite nicely for sustenance when shopping in downtown Spokane. Homemade chicken soup (dumplings and all at $2.50 a cup) is savory and reminiscent of Grandma's with an As
  • American Monarch

    by Sidney Blumenthal & r & President Bush's explanations of why he is justified in ordering domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency have shifted with every news cycle. He has sent out Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Secretary of State Con
  • Buzz Bin

    A rotting, shiny kokanee fish head, to be precise. And it wasn't alone; there were many of its kind underneath the conifers
  • Top Ten Films of 2005

    & & by Luke Baumgarten and Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & lt;table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" & & lt;tr & & lt;td width="50%" & & & Ed's Top 10 & & & lt;/td & & lt;td & & & Luke's Top 10 & & & lt;/td & & lt;/tr & & lt;tr & & lt;td & & lt;ol & & lt;li & & lt;i & Munich & lt;/i & & lt;li & & lt;i & Crash & lt;/i & & lt;li & & lt;i & Sin City & lt;/i & & lt;li & & lt;i & King Ko
  • A Night on the Town

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & It's the fifth year for First Night Spokane, and as always there's way more to do than time to do it. In addition to the events we're noting in these pages, you can take in the Spokane Symphony at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral,
  • Book Review

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & Window to the Palouse by Jeanne Kjack & r & The word "palouse," says Jeanne Kjack, derives either from the Palus Indians or from the French word pelouse, which means "ground covered with short thick grass." Kjack's "window" to that co
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & The Producers & r & The Producers is a bawdy, compassionate riff on everything from gay culture to arts philanthropy that also - and perhaps most importantly - makes a compelling argument that, yes, it's finally OK to make jokes about N
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- Now cheaper, with more dozens! You'll cry as you watch another little piece of Steve Martin's (and Eugene Levy's) comedy magic chip off and die in this formulaic sequel filled with kids, physical comedy, kids
  • A Night on the Town

    by Inlander Staff & r & It's the fifth year for First Night Spokane, and as always there's way more to do than time to do it. In addition to the events we're noting in these pages, you can take in the Spokane Symphony at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, hear t
  • What Else Were We Listening To...

    by Joel Smith, Carey Murphy and Luke Baumgarten & r & Hot damn 2005 was a great year for new releases. We mean it. Great. But as great as it was, our top 10 album lists can't really touch on the reality of what we were listening to most this year. For every
  • American Monarch

    & lt;/ol & & & by Sidney Blumenthal & & & r & President Bush's explanations of why he is justified in ordering domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency have shifted with every news cycle. He has sent out Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Secretary
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & We Have Four ... Thousand & r & Thursday brings a pretty stacked lineup of local hip-hop. A slew of Inferno Records artists, including Inferno Mobb, Adrian, Young Weezy, 4000 Watts Entertainment and Game Infested will descend on Fat Tuesda
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Luke Baumgarten & r & Ryan Adams & lt;a href= & quot;http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=rQy1MLe70wI & amp;offerid=78941 & amp;type=3 & amp;subid=0 & amp;tmpid=1826 & amp;RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fphobos.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253
  • Our 59 Favorite Songs of 2005

    by Joel Smith, Carey Murphy and Luke Baumgarten & r & This isn't a best of list; it's simply a buttload of songs we really, really liked this year. It's in no particular order, because Carey and Joel and I hate each other and we couldn't stand to be in the s

Music & Film

  • Top Ten Albums of 2005

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & & Carey Murphy & & & lt;ol & & lt;li & Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- self titled & r & Just when you DIYers had lost all hope, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah deliver their self-released debut gem -- and it serves as every indie-rocker's audio map to ni

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