• Issue Archive for
  • May 25-31, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 32

News & Comment

  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Davinci Code & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Da Vinci Code is a carefully wrought movie. And it should be. Director Ron Howard is adapting an epic thriller that weaves the works of the greatest artist/scientist/humani
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & For People, By People & r & This is a response to Mr. Lindquist's "Whose Market?" letter in The Inlander (5/11/06). Mr. Lindquist states that the Spokane Farmers Market needs to be run by farmers as a collective. In reality, that i
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - May 25-31, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & uring his stay at Long Camp on the Clearwater River, William Clark grew steadily more confident in his role as a frontier physician. Indians assembled each day at Clark's tent-turned-clinic, where hi
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & X-Men: The Last Stand -- The Last Stand suffers from a muddled plot and falls short of the laser focus that X2 had. The proliferation of subplots and internecine soap-opera stuff ends up burying the main thrust of the film undernea
  • Grace Notes

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's a moment in Greg Spatz's new novel, Fiddler's Dream, when his protagonist, Vermont fiddle prodigy Jesse Alison, realizes that he will have to leave home to pursue his dream of music. The scene
  • 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
  • Conned Into Harmony

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & eople who say they hate musicals are usually thinking of shows like The Music Man. All that mid-century Golden Age stuff, they scoff, with its flimsy conflicts and complacent view of the good old days,
  • It's Not Easy Being Freaky

    by David Wildman & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ince the debut of the first X-Men film, I've been a sucker for the sensitive superheroes (especially the sensuous female superheroes). Really, it's hard not to like these films -- they manage to have so
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Awfully Big for a Rock Band & r & On Friday night, the Spokane Symphony Orchestra wore polo shirts instead of formal wear. (Scandalous.) After Eckart Preu -- always engaging from the podium -- compared the opening notes of Beethoven's
  • DVD Review

    by Jessica Bryce Young & r & & r & Who Gets To Call It Art? & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hile a documentary about a curator seems dull, everyone loves a groupie story (witness the success of Almost Famous). In Henry Geldzahler, legendary 1960s curator and
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & San Francisco Signature DINING & r & There's a certain mystique about sourdough bread. It harkens back to the days of the California Gold Rush, when miners took sourdough starters from San Francisco into the Sierr
  • Book Review

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Crazy by Pete Early & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first good advice Pete Earley gets after his delusional son Mike breaks into a house is from a cop, who tells Earley to lie to the doctors, to tell them that Mike has
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & New Super Mario Bros.; Rated Everyone; Nintendo DS & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've been anxious to see what sort of magic the running and jumping Mario Brothers could bring to the Nintendo DS. The hand-held machine is full of
  • Beef Angels

    by Ann M.Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Rathdrum Prairie is a little bit off my beaten path, and it's not a place I often find myself at lunchtime. However, as Douglas Adams once noted, "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." We'd rec
  • Write It Down

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hat Roger Flint is in violation of the city ethics code seems not in dispute. More to the point, rumor has it that our city attorney corps has determined that violation is moot because Mr. Flint's cont
  • Passing Through

    by William Stimson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ritish historian Arnold Toynbee's comment that a person can usually learn more about history by walking across a historic place than by reading a tome is something to consider at this particular mome
  • Flu Fear

    by Marc Siegel & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n 2003, concerns about the SARS coronavirus prompted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to work with the World Health Organization to encourage reporting and isolation of cases and contacts while at t
  • PFH - Epilogue

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & irst Sgt. MICHAEL KISH, 35, is still full-time in the Army National Guard. His gung-ho "We're-as-good-as-active-duty" attitude has been tempered by the deaths, injuries and betrayals encountered in Iraq
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Joe Rastafari & r & If you think "Joseph Israel" sounds like the stage name for some old-school, Kingston-born Tuff-Gong-style roots reggae act, you're partially right. Sure, he was born Joseph Montgomery Fennel in Tulsa and has a sh
  • PFH - 4.29.05

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & & Sendoffs & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hat was a messed-up night," Kincheloe says. "There was a sense of finality. Up to that point, we were pretty lucky... pretty unscathed. And it wasn't just one guy -- it was all fi
  • Sasquatch!

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n five years, Sasquatch! has gone from being a good regional showcase to being a great mid-sized festival to being, honest to God, one of the best summer events in the country. Serious. That's not hyp
  • PFH - 4.28.05 Riyahd, Iraq

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & & A Sudden, Hard Rain & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & pray I do not lose any more. There is no acceptable loss as I used to believe ... As I have seen men die and be injured, war is not glorious as I once thought - it i
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Darcy Caputo & r & & r & Gnarls Barkley & 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%252Fview
  • PFH - 10.26.05 FOB McHenry

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & & The Early Birds & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & inally, by late October, the 101st Airborne got its orders to take over, and the Idahoans in Charlie Company knew the birds were coming -- the big twin-rotor Chinook heli
  • PFH - 1.2.05 Taza, Iraq

    & & by Kevin Taylor & & & r & & r & & & Where Bombers Spin Brodies and a Sheep Is Slaughtered & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t was mid-morning on the first Sunday of 2005, and Capt. Kory Turnbow, new to Iraq, already had his hands full. He'd been assigned
  • Lift-Off?

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he idea for a science center in downtown Spokane seemed doomed. But it got new life earlier this month when the Spokane Parks Board unanimously approved a business and capital campaign plan that could see

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