• Issue Archive for
  • May 18-24, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 31

News & Comment

  • No Sofa Jumping

    by Rick Anderson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & K, so he was in my hometown for only a few hours, most people didn't see him, and the local newspaper accidentally ran a photo of him online in a space intended to picture "Citizen heroes saluted at ba
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Delectable Desserts BAKERIES & r & The Audubon neighborhood is coming into its own. A variety of shops along Northwest Boulevard -- from a nursery brimming with spring blooms and kitschy antique shops to a cute pott
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - May 18-24, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s soon as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark established Long Camp, the home of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from May 14 to June 10, 1806, they listed among the site's advantages the likelihood of
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Art School confidential & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & erome (Max Minghella) wants, with the utmost earnestness, to be "the greatest artist of the 21st century." Dude says it with a straight face -- even, at one point, with
  • Hitting the Mark

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s much as we grouse about the summer movie season in retrospect ("blah blah, studio system, blah blah, dearth of indie flicks, blah blah, fatal flaws, blah Hilary Duff blah, binge, purge, etc.)
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & The Da Vinci Code & & -- If there's one thing we like more than sadomasochistic arch-conservative albino assassins, it's sadomasochistic arch-conservative albino assassins trying to cover up Christianity's darkest secret:
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Beacon Blowout & & & r & The best downhill mountain bikers in the state will be flying over rocks, logs and man-made jumps this weekend at Camp Sekani (on Upriver Drive, a mile west of Argonne) at Washington's NORBA championships
  • 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
  • Book Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & Rogue River Journal by John Daniel & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & must confess to a terrible act: I went about this book all wrong and was about to launch into grumpy, unretractable print with tangled and terrible natterings.
  • DVD Review

    by suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Mrs. Henderson Presents & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen upper-crust Englishwoman Laura Henderson buries her husband in 1937, she moans, "What on earth am I supposed to do now?" Needlepoint and charity work are dull: "I'd r
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Mamma Mia's -- If you're longing for home-style Italian fare and atmosphere, Mamma Mia's has it all. The comfortable dining room oozes with Italian festivity. The Amicarella family offers southern Italian cuisine featuring pasta, m
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & Phoenix Rising? & r & Whether one believes that the evolving University District assets be reserved for the traditional academic pursuits of research and instruction, or for the more "creative" ideas proposed by Chris Kelly ("Creat
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & 2006 FIFA World Cup; Rated Everyone; Gamecube, PC, Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or those of you not following international sports, Croatia qualified for soccer's World Cup not too long ago. That'
  • Oh Mama!

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a picture that's easy to conjure up -- a large Italian family, with everyone from grandparents to bambini gathered around a big table laden with food and wine. The talk is animated and lively, the
  • Think Nationally, Vote Locally

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ord is that incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris has amassed such a war chest that she may well be unbeatable. Assuming that her huge popularity out there in the hinterlands hasn't waned, with all th
  • More Dam Plans

    & & by Matt Jenkins & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ater politics in Washington state seem to have been turned inside out: Environmental groups say new dams might help endangered salmon, even as some water-hungry farmers say they could make do wit
  • Is

    A consulting engineer hired by the owners of a downtown shopping mall concluded that rebar was in the wrong place and weakened a parking barrier that collapsed during a fatal accident last month. Enginee
  • Follow the Green

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's no end to the mind-bogglingly boring press releases we get at The Inlander from week to week. A youth beauty pageant in the Valley. A cover band on the North Side. The one we got from Connect North

Music & Film

  • Their Space

    & & by Cortney Harding & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter reading all eight million comments on Love Hate Hero's MySpace page and looking carefully at their haircuts -- couldn't find any full frontal nudity, alas; I guess they're no Fall Out Boy
  • Historical Heroine

    by Felicia Feaster & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith every new film about the Holocaust comes a fresh wrinkle in how we think about that definitive 20th-century event. Adding its own voice to the fray, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days is a revisionist

Special Guides

  • Local Music - Seaweed Jack

    by Patrick Kendrick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ooking shows Tuesday through Saturday is stressful, to say the least. And hard-working bands like Seaweed Jack are the reason I can keep doing it. I would love to make them our house band every week
  • Local Music - Are You Tourworthy?

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e talk to a lot of bands in a year, from local singer/songwriters to national touring acts, from club giggers to huge, monolithic stadium rockers, from screamo kids to hip-hop veterans. All of them,
  • Local Music - MySpace-a-licious

    & & by & & & & Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & cross the spectrum from demos and physical press kits, MySpace has, in just three years, become the de facto Web page, fan site and marketing tool for fledgling bands (for all bands, re
  • Local Music - MySpace-a-licious

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & cross the spectrum from demos and physical press kits, MySpace has, in just three years, become the de facto Web page, fan site and marketing tool for fledgling bands (for all bands, really). Yeah, i
  • Local Music - La Cha-Cha

    by Jacindra Franks & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane's music scene has experienced its ups and downs, but right now it's definitely up. The musicians in this city are some of the hardest-working people around; their passion is strong and evident
  • Local Music - MySpace-a-licious

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & cross the spectrum from demos and physical press kits, MySpace has, in just three years, become the de facto Web page, fan site and marketing tool for fledgling bands (for all bands, really).

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