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  • Mar 2-8, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 20

News & Comment

  • The Borowitz Report

    by Andy Borowitz & r & & r & U.S. OUTSOURCES HOMELAND SECURITY TO NORTH KOREA & r & Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff raised eyebrows today by announcing that the United States would outsource all of its homeland security operations to a little-known N
  • Magic Model

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith an unprecedented number of independent films earning nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, the art-house circuit has gained a mainstream legitimacy it hasn't had since pe
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & 'Tis the Season BISTRO FARE & r & It's a new month, and a new season is right around the corner, inspiring chefs with fresh foods to satisfy seasonal tastes. At the 9th Street Bistro inside Huckleberry's, Executive
  • Book Review

    & & by Suzanne Schreiner & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Spokane and the Inland Empire & lt;/i & & & & & Edited by David Stratton & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ven in purely physical terms, says editor David Stratton, the Inland Empire is different. Like a retiring b
  • DVD Review

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & Thumbsucker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he key to this entire film is on one of the DVD's title cards. Near the bottom of the screen, two poorly-drawn cartoon heads -- one labeled "parent," the other labeled "child" -- share a
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & Diesel on Biodiesel & r & I enjoyed your article on biomass fuels, "Building an Industry" (2/16/06) and feel it represented both sides of the conundrum fairly well. So for no other reason than to interject a little history, you and
  • Luke's Oscar Picks

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & Cinematography & & & r & Cinematographers draw you into a film. Color saturation, hues and filters create an emotional connection with what we're seeing. (If Ang Lee shot & lt;i & Brokeback & lt;/i & with a camcorder, you wouldn't've
  • Take Two

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e need to talk about kinks
  • Bo's Oscar Picks

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & Film Editing & r & Munich is out because its showiest montage (Avner's flashbacks during sex) is also its most criticized sequence. Walk the Line walks the plank because it stitches together concert footage, not action sequences. The
  • Secrets and Lies

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & world with no lying and no selfishness -- too bad we don't live there. But that's the dream of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Tennessee Williams slices through lies the same way a surgeon would cut out the can
  • A Patriot Passes

    by Jerry Hughes & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he ancient Greeks intoned that on rare occasions, the gods gift us with a "golden one" -- a being of special grace and talents. In Tuesdays With Morrie and The Pleasure of His Company, Mitch Albom and Pa
  • If I Ran Hollywood...

    & & by Michael Bowen, Luke Baumgarten, Ted S. McGregor Jr., Sheri Boggs, Marty Demarest and Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & & Michael Bowen & & & r & & lt;i & Inlander & lt;/i & Arts Editor & r & Favorite Film of 2005: & lt;i & Crash & lt;/i & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & e-emphasize the wri
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & 16 Blocks & & -- Bruce Willis is a worn-out city cop, Mos Def is the chatty special witness he must escort to a court house and David Morse heads up a group of dirty cops who don't want him to get there. All three are exc
  • Lax Management?

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f the state's Growth Management watchdogs had any teeth, here's what would happen: Spokane County Commissioners would be strapped into uncomfortable chairs and forced into a marathon round of Sim City --
  • Mutual Taming

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat if Shakespeare had called it The Schooling of the Bitch? He'd sell more tickets, but his comedy would be even less understood. The Taming of the Shrew isn't just about getting a lady loudmouth to p
  • Give Me Some Dough

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & know it seems kind of silly to be intimidated by something as soft and malleable as pie dough -- I mean, it's just a blend of flour, fat and liquid, one of the simplest doughs around. It's not even le
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Matrons Held Bics Aloft & r & Grimacing and prowling, ripping her bow across the strings, Leila Josefowicz attacked a violin concerto so savagely on Friday night with the Spokane Symphony that we half-expected her to smash the fiddle
  • 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
  • He Does It His Way

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & en Folds oughta write a How-Not-To book for pop superstar wannabes. They could call it The Battle of Who Could Care Less. The former frontman for Ben Folds Five (which struck platinum in 1997), has
  • Malpractice Move

    by Nina Shapiro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he so-called "compromise bill" on medical malpractice brokered by Gov. Christine Gregoire was a political coup that showed the governor's willingness to walk into the lion's den, which is what any conve
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Teegan Menzer & r & & r & Tortoise & amp; Bonnie "Prince" Billy & 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%2Fvie
  • Downward Mobility

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast week, Tom Foley was in town, accepting a kind of long-overdue retirement dinner from local Democrats. His visit calls to mind how big a role the 5th District played in the GOP takeover of Con
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Kid 'n' Play & r & Who's Patrick Dundas? Hell if we know. Nearest we can figure, just some dude who wants you to come to his house to see a hip-hop show Friday. Sounds crazy? Yeah, but we'll explain. Dundas will be hosting the Listen
  • Art House Projection

    & & by Darcy Caputo & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here is something intrinsically strange and simultaneously charming about Olympia-based "band" Tracy + the Plastics. As the designation would suggest, it's easy to assume that Tracy + the Plastic
  • RAWK - The Final Round

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he final round of the Final Four had plenty of prizes to give out. There were three audience awards, including the Grand Prize (recording time at Delve Studios in Seattle and $500 for travel), and two
  • Reseaching Success

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n his mind's eye, Lewis Rumpler can picture the Institute for Systems Medicine. The picture features hundreds of high-paying jobs and medical advances being developed -- not in Seattle, but right he

Music & Film

  • He Does It His Way

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & en Folds oughta write a How-Not-To book for pop superstar wannabes. They could call it The Battle of Who Could Care Less. The former frontman for Ben Folds Five (which struck platinum in 1997), has for
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ack Mosley is a disheveled, paunchy, bleary-eyed city cop with a bad leg who's been around the block way too many times. As played by a relatively silent Bruce Willis (usually the most talkative of actors)

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