• Issue Archive for
  • Jan 19-25, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 14

News & Comment

  • Book Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & Beethoven by Edmund Morris & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & essons learned from reading Edmund Morris on Beethoven: Keep it short. HarperCollins' Eminent Lives series presents thorough but brief biographies; Morris, for example
  • DVD Review

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & The Constant Gardener & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ovies are starting to reflect reality again, and not just provide a couple hours of escape. If it seems we're reliving the politics of the 1970s, Hollywood has starte
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Bittersweet Bistro -- Bittersweet Bistro serves up sweet and savory crepes in unexpected combinations -- with lots of fresh vegetables, tangy cheese and eggs -- that create a unique breakfast experience. The crepes are done to perfec
  • Let Us Prey

    & & by Joe Conason & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ow that such whited sepulchers as Newt Gingrich have denounced the betrayal of the Republican revolution and the evils of congressional corruption, what more can be said about Jack Abramoff, Ralph
  • Sparkling

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ur lives are imperception. Miracles occur all the time, inches from our eyes, and yet we refuse to see. What if our blindness were cured? We'd never wrest our eyes and ears away from myriad sensations.
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Hot Dog! EATERIES & r & Hot dogs may have originated in Germany as the humble frankfurter, but they've become one of America's favorite sandwiches. Maxwell Street, a new eatery in Coeur d'Alene, claims to have the
  • Russians' Tale

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast summer, there was a bad car accident out in Mead. As the Russian names of the victims were broadcast, I was reminded in this sad, strange way of Spokane's large Russian-speaking community from
  • Please Don't Come Back

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat's it like to feel paranoid, to really feel that everyone around is teamed up against you? And what's it like then to witness proof that you might be wrong? Soon you're paranoid about being paranoid
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Tristan and Isolde & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & MEMO & r & & r & To: Hack Screenwriters & r & From: Archetypal Studio Exec & r & RE: Future Adaptations & r & & r & Hot diggity-damn, I love the Dark Ages. Have you heard about this? They're great.
  • Mechanical Bugs

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ike a modern, offbeat Leonardo da Vinci, sculptor Paul Stout synthesizes art and science. Stout might even remind some of Gil Grissom, the character on CSI with the hip aphorisms, techno-wizardry and
  • Playing Doubles

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ooking back over the films of Woody Allen, it seems that, among the straightforward serious ones, the theme of infidelity has come up more than any other subject. Match Point, certainly his best film since
  • I Used to Have a Life

    & & by Deniis Held & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y right hand turns the pages of a new crochet-and-gardening magazine, & lt;i & Stitch-N-Thyme & lt;/i & . My left holds a half-pound of hard plastic and wires to the side of my head, the ear occupied with regu
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Match Point -- Woody Allen's best film since Sweet and Lowdown is a throwback to his Crimes and Misdemeanors period of seriousness. It's about a burned-out tennis player (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) who meets and marries a beautiful and
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Photographs and Memories & r & Spokane lost a true original this week with the death of Wally Hagin at age 90. A musician, mortician, pilot, retailer and photographer, Hagin lived the 20th-century African-American experience and docu
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Brokeback Mountain -- Everybody's talking about "the gay cowboy movie," with Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as longtime lovers who try to keep the secret from their wives. Most folks are saying good things about Ang Lee's first f
  • Sweet Surprise

    by Lauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ur Northwest sister cities always seem to have an abundance of clever little businesses that fill unique niches. In Seattle, I remember seeing an espresso machine repair shop. In Portland, there's
  • Catholics on the Court

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ver the past two decades, Republicans have successfully moved the Supreme Court to the right; notably, however, they have accomplished this not by relying on their party's base of Protestant fundamenta
  • More Mall Coverage?

    by Kevin Taylor and Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the wake of the Mayor West recall, independent Spokane journalist Tim Connor wasted little time in reminding Spokesman-Review Editor Steve Smith about his pledge to take a clos
  • Russians' Tale - Leonid Bergoltsev

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Missing the Motherland & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen the immigrant story sticks to the script, the "tired, huddled masses" come to these shores, throw off oppression and poverty, and step into the American dream of f
  • Uncool Cities

    by Joel Kotkin & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he world's great cities face serious, even catastrophic problems. Terrorists have planted bombs in London's Underground and bus systems. Floods have wiped out New Orleans, and fires incinerated scores of
  • Hamburger Highway

    by Kevin Taylor. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & daho -- the state that stands ready to gun down endangered gray wolves, and the state that merely shrugs as the very last woodland caribou in the United States fall over the edge into extinction -- is an
  • Russians' Tale - Eric Miller

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & The Entrepeneur of Mariupol Market & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & man of compact build who speaks with only a slight Russian accent, Eric Miller's youthful looks belie his long workdays at Mariupol Market on Sprague Aven
  • Russians' Tale - Victoriya McFarland

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Married to America & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you spotted 31-year-old ESL teacher Victoriya McFarland on the street, you would assume the petite blond in the brown denim jacket and slacks was just another young Amer
  • Abramoff's Northwest Connection

    by Rick Anderson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & U & lt;/span & ntil now, all the Democrats had going for them entering the 2006 election cycle was a boggling array of colossal George Bush mistakes, including disaster-relief failures, domestic spying accusations, s
  • Russians' Tale - Crime and Suspicion

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou've probably heard the whispers about Russian immigrants involved in crime, many of them whirling around the supposed chop shops, where stolen cars are dissected for parts. Of course, part of the
  • Russians' Tale - The Kaprian Kids

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & The Next Generation & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n America, there is a longstanding pattern among immigrants that the older people stick closest to the ways of the old country. Their dress, their food, the holidays they
  • Sound Advice

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Raccoon Vapor From Chaos & & & r & There's a sweet little show Friday, made all the more poignant by the looming shuttering of the B-Side. Brimming with significance, tropes of old and new, rebirth, etc, etc. Friday night,
  • Russians' Tale - Conclusion

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Like a Good Russian Novel... & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & enior Russian immigrant Yefimiyia claims they are treated "like kings and queens." Well, maybe not kings and queens exactly. Leonid Bergoltsev would certainly sa
  • Russians' Tale - Tatyana Bistrovsky

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Learning English From Sesame Street & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & atyana Bistrevsky warns Americans that Russians are not habitual smilers, but this tall, dark-haired woman with the contagious laugh and the vivacious per
  • Dr. Toby and Mr. Keith

    Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you're of a certain age and gender -- say, a dude who went to high school in the mid- to late '90s -- and you're of a certain geographical and socio-economic background -- say, a poor-ass cowtown chock f
  • Russians' Tale - As Healthy as Americans?

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ood, dress, language -- there are all kinds of ways to consider how far an immigrant community has acculturated, and health can be a telling barometer of Americanization. In August, the Spokane Regi
  • Russians' Tale - Nastasia Cohen

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & The Skeptical Immigrant & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o all appearances, Nastasia Cohen is a successful go-getter. She's been in the United States for a couple of years and already has her own business as a Russian inter
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Leah Sottile & r & & r & The Notorius B.I.G. & 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%2Fwa%2FviewAlbum%3Fp%3D1
  • Russians' Tale - Alex Kap#48ADE

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Oppression and Freedom & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f ever there was an immigrant success story, it is Alex Kaprian's. His flight to the United States also illustrates the story of Spokane's religious refugees from the
  • Russians' Tale - Lyubov, Yefimiyia and Vera

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Senior Women Fitting In & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & V & lt;/span & ictoriya McFarland's adult ESL class meets three days a week in the basement recreation room of the Lincoln Heights Garden Apartments on the South Hill. The 20 warmly

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