• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 9-15, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 17

News & Comment

  • Mod Couple

    by Lauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've heard that in business, the best location is right next door to a competitor. Apparently, chef/restaurateur Ian Wingate decided to capitalize -- or monopolize -- on that notion and open a new res
  • Planned Unit Development

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & V & lt;/span & ernal pools are the Rodney Dangerfields of vanishing ecosystems. More mud puddle than pond, these shallow depressions fill with snowmelt and runoff that, by early summer, is gone. From Maine to Californ
  • Super Women, Super Bowls

    Back before Christmas, my friend Susan invited me to her annual women-only Super Bowl party. I've had a complicated relationship with America's Big Game over its lifetime, and I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to taking part in one of the grand icons of American pop culture.
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & They're Back! Dining & r & It doesn't take Spokane diners long to discover (or rediscover, in this case) their favorite dining spots. Just Jerry's on the lower South Hill may have opened under the radar late last month, but the cozy
  • Downhill Racer

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a long ride from the slopes at Schweitzer to the Winter Olympics' snowboardcross course at Bardonecchia, Italy. For Nate Holland -- whose hometown is Sandpoint, Idaho -- it's been a journey of 22 yea
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & The Squid and the Whale & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f Bernard Berkman (Jeff Daniels) had his way, all people would fit neatly into two categories: intellectuals and philistines. Intellectuals are "in
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & New Charity-Filled Crusts! & r & During Valentine's season, young lovers' thoughts turn to ... pepperoni? In the run-up to the big day (Feb. 10-14), buy your little snookums a heart-shaped pie at Boston Pizza, 14004 E. Indiana Ave., an
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Curious George -- The simple and gentle kiddie books have gone even simpler and gentler in this flatly animated film adaptation that's geared toward viewers who are too young to be brought to a movie theater. The Man in the Yellow
  • Book Review

    & & by John Dicker & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & I Love You More Than You Know & lt;/i & & & & & by Jonathan Ames & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ecause it's easy, it's therefore tempting to lump Jonathan Ames in with & lt;I & This American Life's & lt;/I & coffee klatch of Sara
  • 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
  • Adding Up the Aquifer

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & year ago this week, we published a cover story about a study being conducted by various government agencies in Washington and Idaho to plumb the depths of the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer -- th
  • DVD Review

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o film is all bad that begins with a Tom Waits song. That's science; you can't refute that. And it helps that Waits' "Innocent When You
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Bluefish -- Pan-Asian cuisine in an enormous array of price-points, with a few traditional menu items to lure in timid diners. The satay sticks are fun and not too expensive, and there's a creative sushi and sashimi menu. The food'
  • Safe Arbor Harbor

    by Gabor Zovanyi & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n November 2004, citizens of Spokane approved a street-bond program to address the sorry state of many city streets. This spring, Spokane will undertake a project using this funding to reconstruct Bern
  • Through the Woods

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's known as the Bloomsday of winter. Langlauf, Spokane's 10-kilometer cross-country ski race, is the largest and longest-running public Nordic ski race in the Northwest. Last year's race was cancelle
  • Krush Kan-Do

    by Pat Kennedy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat makes a ski resort fun? There may not be a simple answer to the question, since there is an ever-increasing diversity of people hitting the slopes. It used to be a simple formula: Mountain + Snow + C
  • State of Denial

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in 1982, with inflation still high and unemployment even higher, and with growing deficits staring him down, Ronald Reagan would not be discouraged. In his State of the Union message, the Gipper we
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Giant Ass & r & The Giant Ass Drum Corps will spearhead a giant-ass GLBTQ Valentine's Day Ball at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Feb. 14 from 8 pm-1 am. The Q stands for questioning, but you should hit this up without a doubt.
  • Parodyman 5000

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pider One is Rob Zombie's less famous, differently talented little brother. Born Michael and Robert Cummings, respectively, they grew up in Haverhill, Mass. -- fed, according to Wikipedia, on a "a hea
  • Planned Unit Development

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & V & lt;/span & ernal pools are the Rodney Dangerfields of vanishing ecosystems. More mud puddle than pond, these shallow depressions fill with snowmelt and runoff that, by early summer, is gone. From Maine to Californ
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Carey Murphy & r & & r & Cat Power & 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%3D11444932
  • Planned Unit Developement - Making Them Care

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onsider Spokane's recently adopted slogan, "Near Nature, Near Perfect." Seems to promise a community where wild places are prized -- something that would set Spokane apart from so many metropolitan are
  • Open to Change

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are more than 100 definitions for the collective terms "sustainability" or "sustainable development" commonly used by economists, environmentalists and all the other thinkers and non-governmental

Music & Film

  • Ice, Ice Baby

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & ceage Cobra is definitely making a go of it in Seattle. And while you have to hate the departure of local talent for the greener pastures of more metropolitan and cosmopolitan environs, it's impossible
  • Harrison Ford's 40 Years in Film

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & ndiana Jones 4 has been, in the parlance of Hollywood, "announced," meaning that director Steven Spielberg, producer George Lucas, writer Jeff Nathanson and, oh yeah, star Harrison Ford have all agreed the

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