• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 22-28, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 36

News & Comment

  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Superman Returns & & -- The Man of Steel (Brandon Routh) has been away from Metropolis (and Earth) for five years on a personal journey. When he returns, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) is still angry that he left without sayin
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Plugged-In Indian & r & At the June 8 Native American Music Awards ceremony in Hollywood, Fla., Jim Boyd won 2005 Songwriter of the Year honors for Them Old Guitars, a tribute to the late Jerry Stensgar. It was Boyd's fifth Nammy -- a
  • Lewis & amp;amp; Clark - June 22-29, 1806

    by Robert Carriker & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & heir brief eastward passage along the Lolo Trail having ended in failure on June 17, 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition grimly retraced their steps down the ridge overlooking today's Lochsa River.
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Break-Up & r & It's a sexy mess when Brooke and Gary break up but refuse to move out of the condo they share. Gary's slovenly buddies, played by Jason Bateman (!) and John Favreau come to his aid while Brooke's ambiguously gay br
  • Book Review

    by Jessica Moll & r & & r & Fun Home by Allison Bechdel & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's always a bit nerve-wracking when one of your beloved underground heroes goes mainstream. Of course, you're happy for her success. But what if she's signed away her
  • Ironman Effect

    by Cynthia Taggert & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & oeur d'Alene's streets are alive with diversity this week. Downtown shoppers are chatting in Japanese and German, proper English and Australian English, Chinese and Spanish. Sidewalk cafes are filled
  • DVD Review

    & & by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & The Searchers & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & uddy Holly's "That'll be the day" derives from & lt;i & The Searchers; & lt;/i & there's more to classic Westerns than white hats and black hats; and John Wayne could actually
  • Phiring Phil?

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ccusations, criticisms, barbs, insults ... none of this is new to Phil Harris, the rumpled. "aw-shucks," 70-year-old Republican seeking a fourth term as Spokane County Commissioner. In 1994, in his second
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Tito Macaroni's -- At Tito's, they make the whole family welcome. We loved halibut di parma -- a halibut filet wrapped in prosciutto and baked. The accompanying artichoke heart and herb risotto was rich and delicious. And the amaret
  • Hoopfest - Teams to Watch

    & & by Cary Rosenbaum II, Ted S. McGregor Jr., Luke Baumgarten, Joel Smith and Michale Bowen & r & & r & Rez Warriors & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast year, the Rez Woyers from Inchelium, Wash., were runners-up in the men's 6-foot-and-under elite bracke
  • War, Peace and... Soccer?

    by Andisheh Nouraee & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & occer is a powerful sport. It forces English-speakers to watch Univision for up to nine hours a day. It has caused generations of Brazilian men (Pele, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, etc.) to misplace their su
  • Street Tree Solution

    by Mayor Deniis Hession & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith a strong voice in the fall of 2004, the citizens of Spokane declared war on the corrugated streets of Spokane. This mandate came in the form of the approval of the $117 million street bond b
  • Fresh And Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Simple, Yet Elegant BISTRO & r & The trick with the new Hay J's Bistro -- after finding it -- is to get past the parking lot. This elegantly modern dining establishment sits incongruously within the blocky white mini
  • Understated Al

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Al Gore of 2006 is about as far removed from the stiff, wooden and apparently humorless guy who served as vice president and ran as a presidential candidate as one can get. Anyone who caught his recent
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & No Sonic in Chicago & r & In regard to the Sonic Burrito fiasco: I dream about Sonic Burrito. I live in Chicago now and I am forced to eat the Mickey D's Chipotle Burrito, which is nothing like the old Spokane Sonic Burrito. I used
  • Family-Style in CdA

    by Lauren McAllister & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e have peered into Tito Macaroni's perky red and green dining area many times while window-shopping on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene. Feeling hungry after viewing the hundreds of shiny, colorful
  • Hoopfest - Happenin' at Hoopfest

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Getting There & r & With construction on I-90, give yourself more time than usual to get down to the games. You might want to consider a new route, avoiding the freeway altogether. Or Park and Ride, courtesy of the Spokane Transit Au
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & DS Lite & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's disarmingly small and simple. It looks like a glossy stack of index cards shellacked with the iPod-white that is defining this era's electronics. It sits, boxy and tidy, decorated with
  • Commons Care

    & lt;/i & & lt;i & "...give high priority to the quality of public land
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & An Inconvenient Truth & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & irst, a convenient truth: Al Gore is a funny guy. Few doubted his intelligence, but many thought he was incapable of human feeling. The first trick t
  • Hoopfest - All-Star Names 2006

    LOSERS' LEAGUE & lt;ul & & lt;li & Clankers & lt;/li & & lt;li & Almost Domesticated & lt;/li & & lt;li & Tremendous Slouches & lt;/li & & lt;li & Xxed Out of Hoopfest & lt;/li
  • Secondhand Smokin'

    Not really? Then would you like to save 90 percent off the retail price of many of the items you buy every
  • CD Reviews

    by Luke Baumgarten and Andrew Matson & r & & r & Mr. Lif & 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%2
  • Commons Care

    & lt;i & "...give high priority to the quality of public land -- the parks and
  • Also in Town

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he VHS or BETA debate is dead like doornails, but the battle over bands like VCR rages still. Did New Wave return with the resurgence of '80s fashion, or did the success of Neo Wave bands prompt the
  • Lost Initiative

    by Geov Parrish & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast week, judges in Washington state struck down two separate statewide, voter-approved initiatives. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts ruled that I-747, Tim Eyman's 2001 initiative limiting
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Sound the Shop Heard & r & You got no excuse for missing the Sound the Hare Heard touring show. OK Birds chopped out jazzy chords while tweeting and screaming and nearly blowing a vein in his head. Southerly reminisced about the
  • Duhk, Duhk, Goose

    & & by & & & & Joel Smith & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the first couple measures of the Duhks' new self-titled album, you get a little conga drum with some claves and a rattlesnake shaker that pans from left to right. Hard to tell what they're

Music & Film

  • Ghost Touring

    by Courtney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the age of "myspace bands," blog buzzing and hot new things of the week being plucked from garages and deposited on sold-out stages, it's easy to forget that there are quite a few musicians doing
  • Caped Crime-Stopper

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & uperman does indeed return, in more ways than one. Bryan Singer's terrific film marks the first return of the Man of Steel to the screen since his appearance -- can it be? -- just shy of 20 years ago when, p

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