• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 12-18, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 13

News & Comment

  • DVD Review

    & & by Mike Corrigan & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Dark Water & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he stylish hand of Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata returned last year in the form of an American remake of his 2002 hit, & lt;i & Honogurai Mizu no Soko Kara & lt;/i & (aka & lt;
  • New Year Agenda

    & & by George Howland Jr. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n advance of this year's legislative session, which began Monday, Jan. 9, lawmakers are talking up new tough penalties on sex offenders and the necessity of maintaining budget discipline. W
  • Winter Adventure - Carnival in Sandpoint

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & orking on the incredibly optimistic idea that absolutely anything can be an adventure, we at & lt;i & the Inlander & lt;/i & thought it'd be great to take something not so adventurous and make an adventur
  • Winter Adventure - White Above Nelson

    & & by Darren Davidson & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & nland Northwest rippers yearning for a big hit of rowdy 'n' rustic should point their pickups northward. Just a three-hour tour up to British Columbia, Nelson's Whitewater Resort offers some o
  • The Borowitz Report

    & & by Andy Borowitz & & & r & & r & & & RETURNED ABRAMOFF DONATIONS NEARLY ERASE THE NATIONAL DEBT & & & r & Politicians in Washington hurried last week to dump trillions of dollars worth of campaign donations from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, giving the mone
  • Recently Reviewed

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Molly's Family Restaruant & & -- For what it is -- a nice little three-meals-a-day family restaurant -- Molly's is surprisingly good. The dome of nachos we ordered was delicious, and pretty visually appealing, too -- a m & eacute;lan
  • Old-Timey Clambake

    A t first glance, it looked like the remains of a weekend clambake. But the well-charred piles of freshwater clam shells hadn't been made last month or last year. Instead, these mussel shells were thousands of years old.
  • Winter Adventure - Tubing on Mount Spokane

    & & by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes the simple things are best. In an era when skis are made with the same materials they use on the Space Shuttle, climbing onto an old rubber inner tube for a ride down the snowy sl
  • Letters to the Editor

    & & by Inlander Readers & & & r & & r & & & Racism in Spokane & & & r & Many aspects of life in Spokane changed in my 15-year absence, while I lived and worked in Los Angeles -- the unveiling of new businesses, churches and schools, and neighborhoods in formerly und
  • Fresh and Tasty

    & & by Susan Hamilton and Christina Kelly & & & r & & r & & & Au Chocolat! & & SWEETS & r & "Chocolate is the Answer. Who cares what the question is!" So declares a plaque in a new shop at the Flour Mill. At the Chocolate Apothecary, there are many indulgent, very
  • Gentlemen and Murderers

    & & by Ann M. Colford & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o one likes to be the outsider. Humans live in a web of relationships, but inevitably that means someone is excluded from the group. And when the social dynamic gives one group power, influence
  • Winter Adventure - Trip to Torino

    & & by Howie Stalwick & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane's Dennis LaRue skates alongside the greatest hockey players in the world every time he steps onto the ice as a National Hockey League referee, but LaRue makes no attempt to hide his exci
  • Take Two

    & & by Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Casanova & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & eath Ledger is certainly having a good run, from curious accolades pouring in for his unrecognizable performance in & lt;i & Lords of Dogtown & lt;/i & to the tortured mumbling tha
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Lutz the Jokes, Pal & & & r & The Stars on Ice figure skating show at the Arena on Friday night featured some impressive feats, like Jamie Sal & eacute; doing an airborne handstand -- on Brian Pelletier's forearm. Unfortunately, it a
  • Brokeback Mountain Counterpoint

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hough it's been hyped in most media along the most linear of lines (gay cowboys y'all, come and get it), & lt;i & Brokeback Mountain & lt;/i & is far more than that. In one sense, it's an utterly classic
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Glory Road & & -- & lt;i & Glory Road & lt;/i & tells the story of the first all-black starting lineup of basketball players in a major-college championship game, at Texas Western College in 1966. The team was led by their groundbrea
  • Book Review

    & & by Clea Simon & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Girl Slueth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her & lt;/i & & & & & by Melanie Rehak & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ute, brave, and perpetually 16 to 18 years old, Nancy Drew epitomizes an American ideal. Blonde bu
  • Winter Adventure - Kellogg Goes Upscale

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & K, so it used to be that writing a story about the ambience of Kellogg was pretty much like singing a paean to the aroma of socks. It just didn't go together. The feng shui was all twisted and wr
  • Now Playing

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Bloodrayne & & -- Uwe Boll directs nothing but videogame adaptations. He does so very, very poorly. & lt;i & Bloodrayne & lt;/i & is the latest such adaptation and is, by all early accounts, very poor. Bloodrayne is a dhampir (half-h
  • All-American, All-Adam

    & & by Howie Stalwick & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he national media has finally discovered Gonzaga basketball star Adam Morrison, but those who know him best say the national scoring leader hasn't changed much since his days at Mead High Schoo
  • Winter Adventure - Enlightenment in Chewelah

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & aybe you're a CEO who's caught one too many employees playing quarters when they should be filling out TPS reports, or stifling laughter every time you walk in the room ("Does it smell like fire ex
  • CD Reviews

    & & by Carey Murphy and Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & & The Strokes & & & lt;i & & lt;/i & & lt;i & & 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%3A%2F%2Fphobos.apple.com%2FWebObjects%2FMZStore.woa%2
  • Blowing the Whistle

    & & by Sidney Blumenthal & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ew ranges of secret government are emerging from the fog of war. The latest disclosure, by The New York Times, of domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency demonstrates that ther
  • Justifiable Homicide?

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & nvestigation continues into whether a shop clerk in North Idaho was justified in shooting a would-be robber to death the day after Christmas. Questions remain as to whether the robber was holding
  • Sound Advice

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Gigging Bloomsday & & & r & Yeah, the big race is still four months away, so you local jock-friendly bands might not be too concerned about staking out a spot on Doomsday, but you should be. Even though registration forms f
  • Prince Paul

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he idea of a hardcore, thrash, reggae hybrid composed entirely of rabid black-nationalist Rastas with a background in jazz fusion and prog seems like a purposeful exercise in absurdity -- like

Culture & Food

  • Gentlemen and Murderers

    by Ann M. Colford & r & No one likes to be the outsider. Humans live in a web of relationships, but inevitably that means someone is excluded from the group. And when the social dynamic gives one group power, influence or privilege over another, that sets th

Music & Film

  • The Many Faces of Robert Earl Keen

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f I could nurse a hangover with any living musician, it'd be Robert Earl Keen. If I could, I'd take him out for black coffee and cheese enchiladas with onions on top and just let him talk about wha
  • Court of Equality

    by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & lory Road tells the story of the first all-black starting lineup of basketball players in a major-college championship game, at Texas Western College in 1966. The team was led by their groundbreaking ye

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