• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 19

News & Comment

  • Take Two

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & Eight Below & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he folks at Disney have done to this real-life story what they've done to so many fairy tales: They cleaned it up, softened its edges, made it more family-friendly. But that takes nothin
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Getting Our Groove On & r & If you missed KPBX's annual record sale, you missed out. The place was crawling with vinyl enthusiasts, many of whom brought special record-carrying shoulder bags just for the occasion. DJ Nealie Neal look
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada -- The story of a murdered ranch hand and the journey to bring him back to his home village -- and bring his killer to repentance. Full of riotous laughter and calamitous sorrow, The Three Bur
  • Book Review

    by John Dicker & r & & r & Dog Days by Ana Marie Cox & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & na Marie Cox's blog Wonkette.com has long been the finest synthesis of political gossip and sodomy jokes on the Web. Describing its sensibility without the word "snarky"
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Big Mama's House 2 -- Before we learned he was reprising his role in the first Big Mama's House, then seeing a trailer recycling the same situations, sexual follies and fat jokes, we didn't think we could hate Martin Lawrence any m
  • Studying the Test

    by Nina Shapiro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) proved too hot for the Washington Legislature this session. Faced with a contentious debate over whether to keep the WASL as a high-school graduation
  • DVD Review

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & The Assassination of Richard Nixon & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hirty-two years ago yesterday, an unemployed salesman named Samuel Bicke walked into Baltimore Washington International Airport with a gun strapped to his leg
  • Valley Vindaloo

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ome so-called ethnic restaurants go to great lengths to transport their clientele back to the mother country. Maybe you sit on the floor while you eat. Maybe the whole room is done up in colors and
  • Nixon the Sequel

    by John Gaetano & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you remember the administration of Richard Nixon, marked by secrecy and paranoia, you might think we're reliving it today under George W. Bush. The truth is, we are, and it's no accident. Both adminis
  • Stalinist Succession

    by Carrie Scozarro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ebruary 1948, Leningrad. Dmitri Shostakovich is working on the score of a violin concerto when he receives word that the Central Committee of the Communist Party has condemned his work for being "for
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Top of India -- Some so-called ethnic restaurants go to great lengths to transport you back to the mother country; Top of India never lets you forget that you're lunching in the Valley. But that's not the point here. Because unlike
  • Roasting Spokane

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ny psychologist will tell you that one sign of maturity and a healthy self-image is the ability to laugh at yourself. As individuals, we know that a sense of humor can help one navigate the slings and
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Meet the Nosers SPIRITS & r & Oh, those crazy Gaels. Across Scotland, through the dark and damp of winter, they took their excess barley -- after working hard all summer to be sure there would be excess barley, one
  • Fang Versus Fiction

    by Steve Schneider & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s if owning and operating a basement laboratory weren't peculiar enough, the Feb. 3 death of beloved Munsters star and leftist rabble-rouser "Grandpa" Al Lewis cemented his standing as one mysterious
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Prophesy Unfulfilled & r & For nigh on a fortnight now, the upcoming events section of our Nightlife Calendar has trumpeted the coming of Dan Maher to Spokane's Rick Singer Photography Studio. The gig was to take place on March 9, bu
  • Cartoon Violence

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ews that the FBI does not consider Jim West's indiscretions exposed by the Spokesman-Review cause for further investigation calls attention to a more recent editorial decision. Editor Steve Smith told
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Joel Smith & r & & r & Jenny Lewis & 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%3D10823604
  • Calvin and Mobs

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & omehow, inexplicably, Calvin Johnson has flown under the radar for the better part of his 20-plus year career in music. But very few of us actually understand the collective debt we owe to him. I mean,
  • Developers to Watch

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr., Kevin Taylor and Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lot of the times when we write about developers, it's because somebody has a complaint -- usually about wetlands or traffic or just running up the price of real estat
  • About That Lawsuit...

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ayne Besen -- author, activist and attacker of right-wing gay-bashers everywhere -- remembers "reading with glee" the Spokesman-Review stories last May revealing that former state legislator and Spokane M

Music & Film

  • Popularity Medicine

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or a minute, I thought I had more MySpace friends than Rocky Votolato. That felt pretty good, despite the fact that it didn't look like he was trying very hard. The page only had one song to stream,

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