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

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & She's the Man -- Finally, the Amanda Bynes star vehicle all us WB devotees have been waiting for! That girl is so funny. She cross-dresses here, for some reason (OMG other than hilarity!) that's not immediately clear to us, taking
  • Fanfare for the Common Stud

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & bout a month ago, while Gonzaga was squeaking its way to what should have been a routine win over an underachieving Stanford squad, a young Spokane athlete was making history. Not the history making
  • 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
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Palm Court Grill -- A hotel restaurant has to negotiate some difficult territory -- people with tastes ranging from nouveau cuisine to meat-and-potatoes need to be able to get a satisfying meal. As a result, the Davenport Hotel'
  • Dance the Fright Away

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & nterplayers' Stepping Out (through April 1) is an often funny, sometimes somber slice of life about a group of amateur tap dancers. In Troy Nickerson's production, it's a well-directed, enjoyable look
  • DVD Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & The Exonerated & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen we heard the news about DNA evidence overturning death sentences, most of us clucked our tongues and murmured regrets. But Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen went out and interviewed t
  • Playing It Safe

    & & by Lauren McAllister & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & hotel restaurant has to negotiate some difficult territory -- people with tastes ranging from nouveau cuisine to meat-and-potatoes will need to be able to get a satisfying meal. Maybe this i
  • Buzz Bin

    Passed the Emde Sports van in traffic the other day -- they organize local swimming and cycling events. Even had a b
  • Springing Northward

    by Darren Davidson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eing the somewhat schizophrenic gal she's become, it's hard to tell which of Mother Nature's multiple personalities might turn out for the upcoming shoulder season, that oh-so-tricky time of year tha
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Eurasian Adventures DINING & r & Sometimes you have to go outside the box when you're eating out -- beyond big Macs and crispy fried chicken, even beyond veal parmesan and dim sum. You might even go on a culinary ad
  • Book Review

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & A Short History of Myth & lt;/i & & & & & by Karen Armstrong & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & aren Armstrong is best known for two deep and systematic books. & lt;i & A History of God & lt;/i & explains the life spans of the th
  • Lacks the Prerequisites

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ike a freshman essay that's too much in love with big words and big ideas while still showing some promise, Life 101 offers some pleasant musical numbers but isn't nearly as profound as it would like t
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Libertine & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & really think Johnny Depp, having done almost everything else, wanted to play ugly. He looked at himself in the mirror one day and decided upon it. "It will be hard but will soli
  • Playing It Safe

    byLauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & hotel restaurant has to negotiate some difficult territory -- people with tastes ranging from nouveau cuisine to meat-and-potatoes will need to be able to get a satisfying meal. Maybe this is why so
  • The WASL Dilemma

    & & by Donald C. Orlich & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) is causing deleterious effects on poor, disabled and minority children by creating a permanent "underclass" with just a hint of covert inst
  • Gonzaga - The Brackets

    & & by Howie Stalwick & & & r & & r & & & Gonzaga & & & r & & & Record: & & 27-3 (West Coast Conference regular season and tournament champions) & r & & & Regional seed: & & No. 3 & r & & & National polls: & & No. 5 Associated Press (media). No. 5 USA Today/ESPN (coaches) &
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Darcy Caputo & r & & r & Destroyer & 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%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253
  • Identity Crisis

    & & by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & rowing up, I always thought of Spokane as a big town but not much of a city, really. My college years, filled with smug Seattleites and new high-rises going up on the Emerald City skyline
  • It Takes a Village Green

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ave you noticed how seldom you see kids playing freely outside these days? Drive through the city's residential neighborhoods on any given afternoon and you'll be hard pressed to find more than a coup
  • A Softer Touch

    by David Axe & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's a sniper lurking in the Sunni town of Ad Duluyah on the far bank of the Tigris River. On a February afternoon, when U.S. Army 1st Lt. Derek Austin and the soldiers from Echo Company roll up to a sma
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Guerilla Cinema & r & It's sweet when a group of 40-something rappers (the Beastie Boys), curse in the title of their concert film, then bow to pressure from theaters and take the word out. Way to, you know, keep it real or whatever.
  • Mystical Stories

    by Carey Murphey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you fancy yourself a folkie, it's imperative to catch David Wilcox's performance at the Met on Friday. Wilcox is that rare breed of musician, one whose albums number in the double digits and one who

Music & Film

  • Gunpowder Plot

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or the past decade or so, the director of V for Vendetta, James McTeigue, has been cutting his teeth as assistant director on projects such as all three Matrix films, Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the

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