• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 27 - May 3, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 28

News & Comment

  • Choosing Life

    by Niki Serquina & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & don't know why I lived. For a long time, I believed it was because I drank organic carrot juice every day and did everything "right." That is, I had a positive attitude and never believed for a moment
  • Summer Camp - Camp Ability Northwest

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hey are campers like any others. They canoe and they kayak; they toast marshmallows and sing around the campfire; they make crafts out of pinecones and pebbles. But these campers may have even more
  • From Garbage to Galleries

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne man's trash is another man's treasure. Or, in the case of Spokane "dumpster artist" Jim Battell, one man's cardboard is another man's canvas. "Sometimes when people see me," Battell says, "they re
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Akeelah and the Bee -- That Larry Fishburne -- boy, can he act. Here he plays mentor to a Crenshaw youth with a gift for stringing letters together in the way that creates language. Full of accessible tropes, it's at once an underdo
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    & & by Ann M. Colford & & & r & & r & & & Heights Cuisine & & RESTAURANTS & r & If you travel along 29th Avenue through Lincoln Heights regularly, you've probably noticed the transformation of the former Skipper's fast-food restaurant into a sleek yet warm dining s
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & CORRECTION & r & We made a mistake in last week's story on the upcoming Interstate 90 construction project ("Summer in the City," 5/4/06). Though most ramps in the construction zone will be closed, eastbound drivers will still be a
  • Near Freeway, Near Perfect

    & & by Chase Davis & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onsistent with the Spokane motto "Near nature, near perfect," the Spokane Comprehensive Plan set a course for reducing traffic and increasing livability. For the traffic engineers and county commi
  • Mold Me, Shape Me

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hether you call it pottery or ceramics, there's something inviting about clay. Maybe it's a primal response, triggered by the seemingly magical combination of earth, water, air and fire used in the c
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Late-Night Songs & r & An addendum to our review last week of Delaney's Musicafe at Hannah's Garden Inn ("Supper Serenade," 4/20/06): Owner Shawn Nichols has announced that, starting May 3, his Musicafe will remain open Wednesdays-Sa
  • DVD Review

    by Collin Klamper & r & & r & Shopgirl & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & remember being conned into reading Shopgirl, the novella, when it was first published. It had been given as a gift by a girlfriend at that time and, frankly, it depressed the hell out of
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Tomb Raider: Legend, Rated Teen, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, 3 out of 5 Stars & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he goal of the Tomb Raider games is to keep Lara Croft alive. This is harder than it sounds, since Lara is an extreme play
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    & & by Ann M. Colford, Susan Hamilton & amp; Christina Kelly & & & r & & r & & & Spread It Thick & & DINNER & r & The guys at the Spread kicked off my evening on a giddy note when Kevin, the bartender, asked to see my identification. I thought he was joking. But, no, he
  • Take Two

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n much the same way that you cannot eat your own head, you cannot have an effective parody of a parody. American Idol, the top TV program in the country, is a highly successful
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - May 11-17, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen the Lewis and Clark Expedition transitioned from the Snake River to the Clearwater River at today's Clarkston, Wash., on May 5, 1806, they entered the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce tribe.
  • Book Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & Rousseau's Dog by David Edmonds and John Eidinow & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he two previous collaborations by David Edmonds and John Eidinow focused on an argument between Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein and on the wo
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Brain Age; & lt;/i & & & Rated Everyone 10 +; Nintendo Gamecube & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he name Odama, loosely translated from Japanese, means "Sir Ball." Not a pretentious official title like Sir Elton John, but o
  • The Graduates

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n a wall in the house where three of Seaweed Jack's members live is a map of the West. On it are little dots that correspond to big cities. Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, L.A., et
  • Casks by Carter

    by Christina Kelly & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & rian Carter is a veteran Washington winemaker who is not well known outside of the wine industry. But with the recent launch of signature wines under his name -- Brian Carter Cellars -- more consumers
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & RV -- "We watch TV in four separate rooms and IM each other when it's time to eat," says despondent dad Robin Williams. The solution to familial fragmentation, in his mind, is a long-ass RV trip. Lessons will be learned, cars will
  • A Privileged Life

    by William Stimson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n its fund-raising campaign last month, the KSPS public television station ran a series of talks by one of those glib "how to succeed in life" guys. His name was Andy Andrews, if I recall correctly,
  • Summer Camp Listings

    & & by Tessa Schilter & & & r & & r & & & RESIDENTIAL CAMPS & & & r & & & Disciples of Christ Church Camp & & , Zephyr Conference Center, Liberty Lake. Youth (grades 2-12) can attend camp from July 24-Aug. 17. Cost: $170-$270. Scholarships available. Call: 455-9969
  • Racing for a Cure

    & & by Tamara McGregor & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter being diagnosed with breast cancer two days before Christmas, Susan Cerutti-Jensen knew chemotherapy would follow and she would have no choice but to lose her hair. "But I could choose ho
  • The Perfect Sturm und Drang

    & & by Maryann Johanson & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & here's nothing fair about who lives and who dies," says manly Kurt Russell to manly Josh Lucas in & lt;i & Poseidon & lt;/i & , trying to buck up the younger guy who I am shocked -- shocked! -- to report s
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & American Dreamz -- If you wanted to satirize George W. Bush, American Idol and suicide bombers, you might think you'd need to write three separate scripts. American Dreamz, though, explodes that notion. When a dummie president (Den
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Gendron Generates Art & r & Not only has he been invited to participate in New Mexico's Santa Fe Indian Market (one of the premier juried shows of Native American art), and not only is he showing at Tinman Artworks through May 27, bu
  • City Meek on Garage Death

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & picture is emerging that Jo Savage was a clear-headed, cautious driver, and the tragic plunge that took the Pullman woman to her death on April 8 may have more to do with the lack of structural integri
  • Meet the Graduates

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Anthony Stassi & r & (Drums, communications) & R & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "D & lt;/span & id you black out?" Brian White asks Anthony Stassi, drummer, communications major and relative vagabond. "Uh ... yeah," comes the reply. Most nights, that'
  • Take Two

    & & by Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Hoot & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f Carl Hiaasen's novel is anything like adapter/director Will Shriner's film version of Hoot, I don't want to read it. I certainly didn't enjoy watching this example of sim
  • DVD Review

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & Mr. Arkadin & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & t heart, Orson Welles was an indie filmmaker. Too bad he lived in the big studio era. He fought the system to get Citizen Kane on the big screen in 1941; he won, and his take on Wi
  • Book Review

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & One Hand jerking by Paul Krassner & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his is not an instruction manual, as the title might suggest. Or at least not an instruction manual for what you think. A collection of columns and essays from sta
  • Choosing Life

    byNiki Serquina & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & don't know why I lived. For a long time, I believed it was because I drank organic carrot juice every day and did everything "right." That is, I had a positive attitude and never believed for a moment
  • Summer Camp - Dance Center of Spokane

    by Tessa Schilter & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & allroom dancing -- it's sweeping the nation, thanks to television reality shows such as ABC's Dancing With the Stars, and now your child can give it a whirl at summer camps offered by the Dance Center
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - April 27-May 4, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & aving disposed of their canoes earlier in the month, after April 26, 1806, the Corps of Discovery traveled east by horse and on foot following a trail on the north bank of the Columbia River. A Nez P
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Art School Confidential & r & If you like alligator-clamp nipple electrocutions -- and we mean really like them -- then this is probably your flick. Based on a graphic novel and screenplay by the writer of Ghost World, it's a look at t
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Heights Cuisine RESTAURANTS & r & If you travel along 29th Avenue through Lincoln Heights regularly, you've probably noticed the transformation of the former Skipper's fast-food restaurant into a sleek yet warm dining space. Partne
  • Best Seat in the House

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e's the last person to walk onto the stage before the conductor and, per symphony protocol, the only member of the orchestra to be greeted individually with applause. He plays a single note on his vio
  • Not Trapped

    by Alan Sculley & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "H & lt;/span & eadstrong," a hit single from Trapt's 2002 self-titled debut CD, did more than give the group a major presence on modern rock radio. It also offered a window into the mindset of the band. The song, wri
  • CD Reviews

    by Carey Murphy and Michael Bowen & r & & r & Pretty Girls Make Graves & 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%2
  • It's Happening

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in 1987 and '88, I walked between two jobs in downtown Seattle, one in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer building just north of the downtown piers and one just above the Pike Place Market. I mad
  • CD Reviews

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. and Darcy Caputo & r & & r & Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris All the Roadrunning 3 1/2 STARS & r & Two great sounds that sound great together: Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris make a great duet. Harris has one of the sweetest voices around
  • Sweet Harmony

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s I walk through this wicked world, searching for light in the darkness of insanity, I ask myself: Is all hope lost? Is there only pain and hatred and misery? And as I walk on through troubled ti
  • Locke Out

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ocke (real name Andrew Walters; looks good in red shirts by own admission) is leaving for Seattle, and there's nothing we can do about it. Nothing except show love. He's not only been incredibly infl
  • Head In the Clouds

    & & by Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his Elliot Smith business has got to stop. For the last several years, it's been hip for music journalists to conjure up the dearly departed Portland troubadour when writing about singer-songwrite
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Mom and Roll & r & Generational rifts are hard to overcome, we know. Our mothers' irrational devotion to Celine Dion and Sandra Bullock confuses and terrifies us. So how about a Mother's Day that'll be as much a treat for you as for
  • Duty Calls

    & & by Carey Murphy & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e all know and love the Shirkers because of what they do -- they play loud and they play fast. It's infectious and spastic. And Saturday's show at the Spread promises to be no different, even thou

Music & Film

  • Emphasis on

    It's 6 pm on an early-March evening, which means it's roughly 29 degrees and blowing snow on the South Hill. Jason Cross -- guitarist, vocalist and, it appears, de facto producer for Free Range Robots
  • Sea On Fire

    by Carey Murphy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ome by Sea will be returning to town tonight to play Rock Coffee. And for many of the growing number of fans, this return represents a moment of celebration. But for someone like myself, someone drowni
  • The Perfect Sturm und Drang

    by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & here's nothing fair about who lives and who dies," says manly Kurt Russell to manly Josh Lucas in Poseidon, trying to buck up the younger guy who I am shocked -- shocked! -- to report starts out the movi

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