• Issue Archive for
  • Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 41

News & Comment

  • Pickpocketing Public Lands

    by John Freemuth & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very decade or so, people start pushing the idea of selling off big chunks of public land or transferring that land to state ownership and management. Outside of small parcels, it has never happened, p
  • Book Review

    by Joe Campana & r & & r & The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onvinced that his low count of wolf pelts has something to do with an odd trail of light in the midnight sky, Brose Turley holds Morrie Morgan at knifepoint and d
  • Embracing the Light

    by Jesslyn Lemke & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm a kid from Cheney, but this July, I stood on a beach in southern Sri Lanka where a massive tsunami had hit just a year and a half before. The wave traveled a half-mile inland in some places; thousan
  • DVD Review

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & r & Tsotsi & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n Tsotsitaal, Johannesburg's urban patois, "tsotsi" means "little gangster" or "thug." In this Oscar-winning South African film, the title character -- barely out of his teens -- is bent on
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & La Milpa Attentive, friendly service and good ol' Mexican comfort food are what it's all about at this family-owned and family-friendly outpost in Spokane Valley. Bring the family for arroz con pollo, pollo en mole, carne asada an
  • Forty Years of Turmoil

    & & by John A. Gaetano & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ho really runs the nation's foreign policy? Is it the President? The Congress? The CIA? Prior to 1960, it had always been the President, with the approval of Congress. But after that time, the
  • College Footbal Preview

    by Howie Stalwick & r & & r & Washington State University Cougars & r & THE NATIONAL RANKING (BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED): 51st among 119 teams in NCAA Division I-A & r & THE PREDICTED FINISH (BY SI): 5-7 overall, 3-6 Pacific-10 Conference (tied for sixth among 10 teams)
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & & & & & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Chromehounds & lt;/i & & & & & Rated Teen; 360. & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & hortly after the CIA revealed it was no longer hunting Osama bin Laden, and just before Israel began decimating Lebanon, Sega releas
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Crank -- It's a rough day in Britain-land when you wake up and realize you're going to die -- that there's some sort of poison or other general nastiness coursing through your system (put there by bad, bad men) that will kill you. S
  • Milfords

    Though & lt;i & Milford's & lt;/i & turned 25
  • Buzz Bin

    Master Tuner Apprentices & r & At upcoming
  • Spirits Running Free

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & o many musicals offer entertainment and escape, unadulterated by any pesky thoughts about psychology or, God forbid, political satire. Pippin isn't that kind of musical. Oh, you'll leave humming some t
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Accepted -- Steve ink's directorial debut (he was the screenwriter on John Cusack's great black comedy Grosse Point Blank) is a slight but punchy comedy of college-aged misfits that starts out strong before slipping down a greasy n
  • Fresh and Tasty

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Asian Accents & & DINING & r & Korean cuisine is enigmatic. Influenced by the cuisine of neighboring Mongolia and Japan, traditional Korean food combines richly varied, fresh ingredients to create complex flavors. Seafood, rice an
  • Book Review

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & Owl Island by Rebekah Nathan & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hy do women fall so often for men who are charming narcissists? This question arises while reading Owl Island, the newest novel by Seattle author and screenwriter R
  • Earth Summer

    by Cole Gamble & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & remember as a kid getting the environment crammed down my throat. It was a really, really big deal. At the beginning of the '90s, the degradation of the environment was the greatest plague of our genera
  • DVD Review

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & Apocalypse Now: The Compele Dossier & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & early 30 years later, Apocalypse Now stands as more of a commentary on the dark side of man rather than as a record of the Vietnam War. It's doubtful that j
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Clerks II & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the same week, during like seventh grade or something, I heard both Roger Ebert and my friend's older brother -- at different times, obviously -- talking about a
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Vin Rouge -- You'd never guess it once was a Boston Market/Carl's Jr. on the South Hill: With its wine bar and patio, Vin Rouge has been remarkably transformed. The bruschetta and crab cakes are a bargain ($3-$4) during Social Hour
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & She's Gettin' All Foxy for Us & r & In case you haven't been inside the Fox in, like, forever: All the seats are gone. There's a pile of rubble where the lip of the stage will be. But if you look close, what seems like ugly cement gr
  • Starkist Tuna

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eefy guys in drag, high-pitched silly voices, audiences taking child-like delight in the actors' rapid costume changes: the Tuna plays, seen locally before, offer predictable joys. But can the current
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Miami Vice & & -- TV's Crockett and Tubbs, now played by Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, jump to the big screen. They're still undercover detectives, but more business associates than friends. And Crockett's pastel wardrobe
  • Previewing the Pig

    & & by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou've got to love Spokane's civic truth-in-advertising. Across the country, cities host epicurean fests that delight the palate, events with classy names like the Phantom Gou
  • The Borowitz Report

    by Andy Borowitz & r & & r & BUSH PROMOTES IRAN TO AXIS OF EVILER & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & urious at Iran's decision to test-fire surface-to-surface missiles and push forward with its nuclear program, President George W. Bush today named Iran to a newl
  • Boss Hogs

    by Paul Lindholt & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o one forgets their first time. Mine was a pre-teen, mini-bike romp amid cow patties and fireflies. The second time was better: a cushy Goldwing with Malcolm Forbes and crew into Pennsylvania. Then the
  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Cars -- Like every one of the six previous features Pixar has delivered, Cars is smart, snappy, entertaining cinema. And like every one of those six previous features, it's grounded in fundamentally strong storytelling -- you know,
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Ninety-Nine Nights Rated Mature; Xbox 360 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hese damn goblins. My sword scoops up a dozen of them like a spoonful of al dente (almost dead) swamp-green spaghetti, and another dozen goblins flood in t
  • Sound Advice

    We were stoked to have the (Clash-esque) politi-punks the Cops coming to town this week (had an article written and everything), but it wasn't meant to be. They were supposed to play Saturday at Empyrean, but they apparen
  • Forgetting Katrina

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & atrina's winds shredded through the Gulf South like a giant scythe, but it was the flood in New Orleans that jolted the national psyche, leaving the deepest memory. The flood turned the Big Easy into a disa
  • Road Scholar

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen I was in college, I had a friend named Elizabeth Blue. I was an out-of-place Northwest indie kid at a hoity-toity East Coast liberal arts school, and I found my saving grace in the form of a Texa
  • Unlikely Pen Pals

    & & by Robert Herold & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne day down at & lt;i & The Inlander & lt;/i & , back during the mayoral campaign, I ran into Candidate Jim West. He was coming in to be interviewed by Ted McGregor. No doubt knowing that I had opposed him i
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Down for the Count & r & It happens to the best of us, and, amongst ska bands, they clung to life far longer than most, but the end has come for GU's beloved skanker alumni, 10 Minutes Down. They're going out, though, with the same l
  • CD Reviews

    & & by & & & & Inlander Staff & & & r & & & Pharrell Williams & & & lt;i & In My Mind & lt;/i & & & 2 STARS & & & r & As one half of the producer duo the Neptunes, Pharrell Williams is thus one half responsible for Justin Timberlake's success; ODB's quasi-opus Got Your Money;
  • Pig Out Picks

    & & FRIDAY & r & Dan Maher -- Noon & & & r & The host of the Inland Folk show on KPBX plays just the kind of music yo
  • Died A Little Yesterday

    by Alan Sculley & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lejandro Escovedo isn't supposed to be sitting on a park bench and smiling. On this sunny spring afternoon in his hometown of Austin, Texas, he isn't supposed to have a new album to discuss with reporte
  • Codex Bumbershooticus

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he trip from Spokane to Seattle is a dusty bore. It hurts your back, and gas prices are ridiculous, but never has the payoff been higher for those four-and-a-half hours than with Bumbershoot 2006 -- eas
  • Sunglasses in Space

    & & by Saxon Burns & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f problems associated with global warming rage out of control, then Dr. Roger Angel has an idea that could quite literally have it covered. Angel, 65, has proposed sending countless tiny shades into s
  • CD Reviews

    by Andrew Matson and Darcy Caputo & r & The Mountain Goats & 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%252FviewAlb

Culture & Food

  • Boss Hogs

    & & by Carrie Scozarro & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o one forgets their first time. Mine was a pre-teen, mini-bike romp amid cow patties and fireflies. The second time was better: a cushy Goldwing with Malcolm Forbes and crew into Pennsylvania.

Music & Film

  • Manchester, United

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hat was fast. I mean, you let these guys out of your sight for a second and they a) move to Seattle, b) book a dozen shows in a town most people have a hard time booking one in, c) paper the city in
  • A New Side of the Cop

    by Luke Bumgarten & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & inally! People have, for years, acknowledged Beverly Hills Cop as something of a flawed masterpiece. Eddie Murphy's virtuoso performance was a rocket ship to star town for the young actor that was only ha
  • What a Crockett

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ovie reviews are no place for understatement or for holding back opinions. Readers want to know what they're getting for their eight or nine bucks. So here's a four-word, non-understated opinion: This movi

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