• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 16-22, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 18

News & Comment

  • Wrong Direction

    Over the past 20 years, Roth has been head of production at 20
  • Drunk Driving Crisis

    by James Reierson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & vehicle driven by an impaired driver can become a deadly weapon that can kill you and your family in seconds. Far too many people continue to drive motor vehicles after consuming alcohol or drugs bec
  • Getting Caught Up

    by Carrie Scozarro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n a recent, blustery Saturday, the wind pulls whitecaps up from the Spokane River and pushes misplaced tumbleweed across the matted grass fronting Gonzaga's Jundt Art Museum. Everything around me see
  • Building an Industry

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & & May 7, 2001 & & & r & REPORTER: Does the President believe we need to correct our lifestyles to address the energy problem? & r & & r & ARI FLEISCHER: That's a big no. The President believes that it's an American way of life, and th
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Le Jazz Hot & r & Stephane Grappelli died in '97; Django Reinhardt, way back in '53. They did as much as anyone to establish the violin and the guitar as suitable instruments for jazz. Now, if you want to float back in time to the sm
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Freedomland -- For most of director Joe Roth's professional life, he has been a studio suit. As a director, he still acts like a studio suit. Freedomland has a lot of provocative thematic baggage -- and it's clearly far more than Ro
  • Book Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are rare dust storms that blow into Spokane, turning the sky a hazy brown, leaving the smell and the taste of the Palouse in you and a fine coating of dus
  • 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
  • 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'
  • DVD Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & Repo Man & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow many times have you hit the "bonus materials" button on a DVD and found an hour of yawns? Repo Man, the quirky, punk-rock fueled 1984 film about life in a world teetering on the madne
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Carving a Niche DINING & r & "We're trying to be a neighborhood bistro that fits in Browne's Addition," says Shilo Pierce. As executive chef and manager of both Luna and Caf & eacute; Marron, Pierce is working hard to keep
  • With Fear and Favor?

    by William Stimson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & teve Smith, the editor of the Spokesman-Review, told a gathering of citizens last month that he hopes that, with all the flux in the media, the old values of journalism can somehow be preserved. It w
  • King's Command

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y first recorded comment on a public land-use decision came in 1974, a week before my ninth birthday. I was hoisted up on my dad's shoulders so I could get a look out over the sea of humanity. Wa
  • Quills

    In late June 1807, Northwest Company fur agent David Thompson led a party of 19 men, women, and children up the headwaters of the Saskatchewan River and across the Continental Divide.
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Carey Murphy & r & & r & Belle and Sebastian & 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%
  • Stormy Study

    by James Ridgeway & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n strokes large and small, the congressional inquiry into the government's handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster is beginning to paint just the kind of picture of incompetence and neglect that th
  • Casual Tuesday

    by Ben Cater & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ho is Paul McCartney without the Beatles? Sting without the Police? How about Ad-Roc without Beastie Boys counterparts Mike D and MCA? This is the sort of question local hip-hop heads will ponder as they p
  • Pedophile Politics

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here was an Alice in Wonderland moment in Olympia earlier this month when a bill that would have rooted out pedophiles and other sex offenders at virtually no cost to taxpayers died a quiet death before
  • Sound Advice

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Your Humps & & & r & Black Eyed Peas tickets go on sale Friday & r & & lt;i & Pump it. Louda! & lt;/i & & r & for a May 16th gig at the Arena. & r & & lt;i & That's the joint, that's the jam. & lt;/i & & r & And it'll only set you back $35 because they're tou
  • Democracy 101

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f taking control of a community's direction was just a matter of rolling up your sleeves and sacrificing some nights and weekends, there would be no trouble from Wal-Mart or super-sized housing develo
  • Sound Advice

    Black Eyed Peas tickets go on sale Friday & r & Pump it. Louda! & r & for a May 16th gig at the Arena. & r & That's the joint, that's the jam. & r & And it'll only set you back $35 because they're touring in support of the all-new
  • Sky Rocket Summer

    by Corteny Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & efore we launch into a discussion of Bryce Avary, the Texan wunderkind who records as "The Rocket Summer," it might be useful to examine the fates of some of his predecessors. Behind Door A is a fell

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