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  • Feb 2-8, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 16

News & Comment

  • Containers of Culture

    by Carrie Scozarro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t may be a challenge for modern museum-goers to wrap their minds around the significance of the MAC's new exhibition, "Fibers of Life: From a Weaver's View." After all, in our throw-away society, che
  • Well Argued

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ords are no deeds; intentions, not even words. If you love your work -- really love it -- then don't leave projects unfinished. If you love the people around you, don't let your love go unexpressed. The
  • Life? At Night?

    & & by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & es it is possible to prove that nightlife, indeed, exists, we sent out a team of highly trained anthropologists -- cleverly disguised as your everyday, run-of-the-mill pub crawlers -- to doc
  • Take Two

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & The Matador & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & ierce Brosnan had already done strange things to his James Bond image when he starred as Andy Osnard in The Tailor of Panama. He played a troublemaking slacker of a British agent, demote
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & For Your Consternation & & & r & Oscar's biggest surprises? For Best Picture, & lt;i & Walk the Line & lt;/i & walked the plank. Keira Knightley was included for Actress; Terrence Howard, for Actor. And maybe that the "gay cowboy" movi
  • Truphant Triumphs

    Marcus Trufant has special incentive to win the Super Bowl. After all, Trufant may be a finalist for the World's Nicest Guy, but he doesn't want to lose money on his trip to Detroit.
  • Nightlife - Field Notes From Luke

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "E & lt;/span & ight-year-olds, dude," I whisper to Joel, surveying our new enemies I'm not exactly sure how we landed here. Maybe because I have a decades-old score to settle with these kids. Maybe because the tho
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Mrs. Henderson Presents -- First there was The Full Monty. Then there was Calendar Girls. Now comes Mrs. Henderson Presents. Catering to the universal obsession of watching girls get naked, it stars Dame Judi Dench, who buys a dere
  • Book Review

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s someone who's kind of good at a lot things but not really good at any one thing, I have a profound admiration for monomaniacs -- those Gatsbys and Ahabs who
  • They're Dialogues Now

    by Cynthia Taggart & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o run-of-the-mill Vagina Monologues suits Coeur d'Alene. The script's graphic sexual language doesn't concern Shirley Thagard, who introduced Coeur d'Alene to the edge-pushing play three years ago. N
  • Service With a Smile

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'd heard the buzz about a four-month-old coffeehouse on the North Side. People were crowing about the coffee -- and not just the taste. The Service Station serves fair-trade coffee from Ethiopia, which
  • Nightlife - Field Notes From Joel

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm pretty sure the blonde on the couch is giving me the sex eye as Luke and I walk into Barrel No. 6. I wouldn't be surprised. I mean, not because I'm anything to write home about, but because this little
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Annapolis -- James Franco, fresh on the heels of playing a piece of petrified wood (aka the Arthurian hero Tristan), seems to be playing another hard, lifeless substance, this time one that poses as an underclassmen at the US Naval
  • Seahawks Story

    Thirty years after it all began, Steve Raible remembers so many firsts in Seattle Seahawks history. Now the team's radio play-by-play broadcaster, Raible remembers playing for that first Seahawks team
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Service Station -- This new North Side caf & eacute; features fair-trade Ethiopian coffee that's smooth and full-bodied along with plenty of pastries to keep you going. The Rockslide Brownie is decadent and rich; the raspberry oat bar,
  • Nightlife - Field Notes From Ann

    & & by Ann M. colford & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & really do have friends. Witnesses will vouch for my ability to form relationships. But somehow, when the time comes for my excursion out on the town, no one seems to be available. One friend w
  • DVD Review

    & & by Michael Bowen & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Enron debacle was a case of mass hysteria: In Y2K, with the company's stock price exploding like a Texas oil rig set ablaze, no one t
  • Letters to the Editor

    & & by Inlander Readers & & & r & & r & & & It Doesn't Pay To Play & & & r & Along with retired school teachers, Joel Smith suggests that sub-$200,000 condos could attract "twenty-something symphony employees" to live downtown ("The Condo Craze," 1/26/06). When I m
  • Rickshaws to the Rescue

    by Ben Cater & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's tough to write definitively about Spokane's nightlife. My time running the B-Side, quite honestly, has left me pretty disillusioned about the state of the scene. Downtown isn't lacking in people who be
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Steaming Hot RESTAURANTS & r & Dining at the Steam Plant Grill has always been interesting. Where else are you surrounded by the unique atmosphere of an actual steam plant with views of catwalks, piping and steam plant control panels
  • Pants on Fire

    by Darcy Caputo & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hile tallying up the area's musical talent, it's not often that a DJ makes the shortlist, but it's local spinners - one anyhow - who are getting the most national buzz. James Pants has pricked the ears
  • Trees - The Real Issue

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & "Under the regime of zoning, and professional overspecialization that it fostered, all streets were made as wide as possible because the specialist in charge -- the traffic engineer -- was concerned solely with the movement of cars a
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Ted S. McGregort Jr. & r & & r & Test Icicles & 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%3D
  • Brock For More

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust when you thought it was safe to get back in the hot tub -- after six months of "Private Life/Public Figure" or "Mayor Under Fire" pounding a nightly tattoo from the TV -- comes Private Life/Panel Disc
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & An Acquisition and an Insult & r & Spokane an "under-served market"? We'll under-serve you! OK, no, you're right, Knitting Factory, we are underserved, especially musically. Which is why it's potentially great that Knitting Factory E

Music & Film

  • Shake Your Bonbons

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he headliner for Saturday night's portion of the SFCC Jazz Festival, Hilton Ruiz, will be playing a tribute to Tito Puente. Remember Santana in 1971 with "Oye Como Va"? They were covering Tito. Remembe
  • Spokane International Film Festival

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Spokane International Film Festival suddenly feels very grown up. It was touch and go there for a few years. Even though the selections were usually very strong, there were times not even th

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