• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 9-15, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 21

News & Comment

  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Pit Stop FAST FOOD & r & It's a chain with an idea whose time has come -- high-quality, healthy fast food. Pita Pit is a 10-year-old Canadian establishment that has taken hold in the Inland Northwest. Its American h
  • Painting Two Waterfalls

    In 1846, after crossing Athabasca Pass with a Hudson's Bay Company fur trade brigade, the Canadian artist Paul Kane stepped into one of the company's large canoes to follow the Columbia River all the way downstream.
  • Feasts of the Field

    & & by Suzanne Schreiner & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's the 21st century. Do you know where your food comes from? Apart, that is, from "Safeway" or "Rosauers"? Laurie Carlson, editor of & lt;i & Field & amp; Feast: The Magazine of Food, Agriculture, & amp; H
  • The Borowitz Report

    by Andy Borowitz & r & & r & GOLD DIGGERS, GIGOLOS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ANNA NICOLE & r & As Anna Nicole Smith brought her claim for the fortune of her late husband, Texas billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, to the United States Supreme Court last week, a broad-bas
  • Julia Rivet

    Even though the Spokane House journal for 1818-19 has long been lost, most historians believe that an informal marital union of special significance took place there over that winter.
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & TransAmerica & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & elicity Huffman deserved the Oscar -- let's say that straight out. Reese Witherspoon was really good in a better movie, but Huffman deserved the thing on voice alone. It's not such
  • Support the Schools

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or the first time, every voter in Spokane County will cast his or her school levy renewal vote by mail. The 14 districts in the county are approaching this levy the way they have others before it, but
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Lucky Charms on Parade & r & For the 28th time, the leprechauns of Spokane's St. Paddy's Day procession will gambol down Washington Street and loop through downtown, crossing merrily over hill and dale and making their way past the g
  • Bly's Call to Duty

    & & by Paul K. Haeder & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ach of his poems puts a chink in the armor of the war makers. Robert Bly's Friday night appearance at SFCC will be part touchstone for peace and part riling-up of the audience to bear witness a
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Failure to Launch -- Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) is handsome, wealthy and too lazy to move out of his parents' house. So his folks hire a "consultant" (Sarah Jessica Parker) to lure him away with a promise of romance. There are plo
  • Letters to the Editor

    & & by Inlander Readers & & & r & & r & & & Rah-Rah Journalism & & & r & Several aspects of your "Business Guide 2006" (2/23/06) were disturbing to any reader with an interest in Spokane's business health. Most nauseating: the hagiographic portrayal of Marshall Che
  • Book Review

    & & by Jessica Moll & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Fledgling & lt;/i & & & & & by Octavia Butler & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s someone who's preoccupied -- I hesitate to say obsessed -- with food, I love Octavia Butler because she always makes sure her characters ea
  • Now Playing

    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 excellent in thei
  • To the Highest Bidder

    & & by Jane Braxton Little & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ay McLaughlin ambles into the Shade Tree Inn, beams a smile to the waitress, and folds his 6-foot-9-inch frame into a chair. Inches above his head hangs a hornet's nest the size of a Pilat
  • Bly's Call to Duty

    & & by Paul K. Haeder & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ach of his poems puts a chink in the armor of the war makers. Robert Bly's Friday night appearance at SFCC will be part touchstone for peace and part riling-up of the audience to bear witness a
  • DVD Review

    by Josh Smith & r & & r & Mirrormask & r & & r & Last fall, you probably missed the opening (and closing) of this small film, which was barely advertised, lost in the campaign for Serenity. Sometimes more art than film, Mirrormask is a rambling adventure film that
  • Bass-o-Matic

    Shocked at the price of fish at your local supermarket? Don't be. After all, Clausen -- a Spokane Valley native -- just wo
  • Another Brick?

    This is how renowned academic thinker Peter McLaren says it: "The politi
  • Travels Over Time

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes, no matter how compelling the artifacts, a museum exhibition just can't convey all the fascinating details about a subject. No one knows this better than museum professionals like Marsha Roon
  • Absentee Ownership

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & rivate timberland ownership is changing as dramatically here as it is across the entire West. More than three million acres of Inland Northwest timberland is now being managed for faraway shareholders a
  • Paving Over Planning

    & & by Robert Herold & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & itizens on the South Hill are outraged and dismayed by the city's traffic engineers, who, now flush with money the voters gave them in expectation of getting potholes fixed, are moving ahead wit
  • They've Clicked

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen most bands play cover songs, they do so for two main reasons: one, to pay respect to fellow artists and acknowledge their influences; and two, to be ironic and quirky and funny. Some bands, howev
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Ride a Lorry to the Shoppe & r & Run Chico Run labels itself "tasteless art rock to hang in your parlour." We like it, even though we don't have parlours, because they spelled "parlour" with a "u." Like they do in England, which is w
  • Fists of Fury

    by Darcy Caputo & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ocal jazz-fusion (prog, metal, hardcore, et al.) ensemble Nineteen Points of Nowhere has been together since last summer but has only played four gigs. Despite that lack of local live experience, the gr
  • To the Highest Bidder

    by Jane Braxton Little & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ay McLaughlin ambles into the Shade Tree Inn, beams a smile to the waitress, and folds his 6-foot-9-inch frame into a chair. Inches above his head hangs a hornet's nest the size of a Pilates ball
  • Definitive Vox

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e like United State of Electronica for a variety of perfectly reasonable sonic, philosophical and aesthetic reasons. But at the heart of the matter -- what makes us really love them -- is something dar
  • Lead Parachute

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & im West is a disgraced former mayor who lost his job in a recall election, but nobody is going to call him a criminal. Not current Mayor Dennis Hession, not the City Council, and not the county or the s
  • CD Reviews

    & & by Carey Murphy and Darcy Caputo & & & r & & r & & & The Arctic Monkeys & & & 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%253A%252F%252Fphobos.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%2

Music & Film

  • Flute Loops

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & his sounds exactly like what you'd hear in some Eurotrash D.C. bar," says Collin Klamper of Velella Velella's album Bay of Biscay. Klamper is The Inlander's art director and recent & eacute;migr & eacute; from the B
  • Ivan To Suck Your Blood

    & & by Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & now in advance that this film's dialogue is in Russian (with English subtitles), and that at the end you might not be completely sure of exactly what happened during the previous two hours. With tha

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