• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 20-26, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 27

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    by Susan Hamilton and Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Edible Gifts FRUIT BOUQUETS & r & Floral arrangements are nice gifts. They're beautiful to behold and offer a pleasant aroma. But the flowers soon fade and their scent goes south as well. Chocolates and cookies ar
  • The Borowitz Report

    by Andy Borowitz & r & & r & BUSH PLAN ALLOWS IMMIGRANTS TO WORK AS SCAPEGOATS & r & Attempting to break the logjam on immigration, President George W. Bush has proposed a new immigration bill that would allow illegal aliens to work as scapegoats for the duration
  • Lives Apart

    by Jessica Moll & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or some people facing middle age, a new sports car is enough. But Donald Hall's midlife crisis was a complete makeover. He fell in love with a woman 20 years younger than him, quit his teaching job at t
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Thank You For Smoking & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & Written and directed by Jason Reitman (Ivan's son) and based on a Christopher Buckley novel, & lt;i & Thank You for Smoking & lt;/i & second-guesses the conclusions you've made about tobacco.
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & A Long Way from Washtucna & r & It's good to know that Bill Gates cares about those of us who raise our families and earn our living here in the 5th Congressional District. He cares so much that he has donated $2,000 to Cathy McMor
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - April 20-26, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Corps of Discovery needed horses. Paddling canoes against the current of the Columbia River -- overfull with spring runoff -- was a difficult task by itself, but it became impossibly arduous once th
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Sentinel -- Is that Jack Bauer? On the big screen? Yeah ... we think it's -- no, wait, it's just Keifer Sutherland cashing in on his 24 role. Sutherland plays some sort of federal law-bringer who is charged with finding a man who is p
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Dancers on Display & r & OK, so some Bay Area choreographer's dances will be performed this weekend at CV. What's the big deal? Well, for one thing, if you haven't witnessed all the bells and whistles at what they're calling the Vall
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & ATL -- Four teenagers from the wrong side of Atlanta follow their bliss straight toward the ultimate distinction of ... achievement in hip-hop and roller-skating. Lots of switchblades, fast cars and fron' teef wif inset bling altern
  • Book Review

    by Terri Schlichenmeyer & r & & r & Not Buying It by Judith Levine & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e Americans shop, on average, nearly twice a week. Shopping, for us, is more than a pastime. It's almost a necessity. But how much of the stuff you buy is s
  • DVD Review

    & & by J. Caleb Mozzocco & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Directions & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he latest offering from Bellingham indie popsters Death Cab for Cutie is billed as "an innovative anthology of 11 short films inspired by each song on the ban
  • Supper Serenade

    by Lauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lot of restaurants try to be all things to all people. Few can afford to be a special occasion destination, which is kind of a bummer. Finding a place that feels worthy of a celebration, without b
  • Baby You Can Drive My Car

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & magine for a moment that you're an anthropologist of the future seeking to explain American culture in the 20th century. How would you tell the story of that journey from nascent industrial revolution
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & The Godfather: The Game, Rated Mature, PS2, Xbox, PC, 1 out of 5 Stars & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & believe in America and in the artistic power of capitalism. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola established his professional reput
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Delaney's Musicafe -- In this restored Kirtland Cutter mansion on the South Hill, you might be surprised when your waitress bursts into song, but don't be. That's all part of the charm of this old-school dining room, which blends v
  • Tree Mugging

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t least 14 out of nearly two-dozen trees headed for the chopping block will be spared the chainsaw while South Hill residents appeal their fate, says Mike Stone, Spokane's director of Parks and Recreati
  • Stiki Wiki

    by Miriam Axel-Lute & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ikipedia has been big news lately. An ambitious collective online encyclopedia written and edited by its users -- a "wiki" is a Web page that any visitor can edit -- Wikipedia has no top-down hierarch
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Someone Yet Loves Yeltsin & r & It's just not Mikhail Gorbachev. Just two weeks after Gorby told Time that Yeltsin ruined Russia (and that Putin is fixing it?!), blogger faves Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin hit town (Monday, a
  • Not "Just" a Plan

    Dick Cheney came to town and reminded us all that America is in a "War on Terror." But I bet you didn't know that our very own Mayor Dennis Hession and his bureaucracy have declared a "War on Amenities.
  • Panic Derision

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & 'm very bad at being a perfectionist," says Colton Holliday, lead singer and guitarist of the Panic Division. "Once something is great, I'm happy that I did it, and then a week later, I'm like, 'OK, I'
  • Dear No-Fi

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t The Inlander, we believe the children are our future. Teach them well, we say, and let them lead the way. Lead they did, in late February, when we were taunted by a bunch of LC scenesters for our
  • Time for Plan B

    by David Roberts & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are few titans remaining in the environmental world -- figures who command respect not only inside the movement but in the larger global political milieu as well. Lester Brown is one of them. In 19
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Darcy Caputo & r & & r & Built To Spill & 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%252FviewAlbu
  • Reading the Airwaves

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & ids across Washington state are hunched over their desks this week, grinding their pencils into nubs and their teeth into stumps as they try to work their way through the WASL, the state-mandated standard
  • Organic Advocate

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & li Penberthy grew up in Spokane, recalling her mom's made-from-scratch breakfast spreads and her ritualistic farmers' market sprees. Then she went to college in Pomona, Calif., wrote a food column for
  • Growing Market Share

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ver since humans organized themselves into towns, boroughs, cities and metropolises, the farm and trades markets have been more than a means to buying fresh food and crafted goods. Such markets have a

Music & Film

  • Gorillaz Warfare

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here is a scene in the seminal graffiti documentary Style Wars where a one-armed artist called KASE 2 speaks about his progression from block and bubble fonts to what he calls computer rock. The stylis
  • Friends With Issues

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & whole lot of people are thrown our way at the start of this contemporary look at the importance of friendship and about coping with other people and the utter craziness of life. But writer-director Nicole

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