• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 3-9, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 42

News & Comment

  • Now Playing

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Ant Bully -- What is this film about? Well, apparently an ant. And a mean one. Apparently, some kid gets shrunken, lives with ants and helps them in their struggle against wasps. Apparently Tom Hanks thought it was a good idea.
  • Art on the Block

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & oeur d'Alene's annual Art on the Green festival is part blockbuster, part block party. From Aug. 4-6, this arts extravaganza features more than 140 artists, a juried art show, food booths, children's
  • Philanthropy - Normal Like Home

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "W & lt;/span & e're not childcare," says Linsey Robinson, program manager for the YWCA's Homeless Children's Educational Resource Program. About 22 homeless children from a handful of local elementary schools (mostly H
  • DVD Review

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & La Mujer de mi Hermano & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith a title like "My Brother's Wife," it's not hard to figure out the basic plot of this Mexican film modeled after the popular Spanish-language telenovelas. Sadly, the plot
  • Signature Shortage

    by Geov Parrish & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & our statewide ballot measures apparently have qualified for November: a clean- energy measure (Initiative 937), repeal of the estate tax (I-920), property rights (I-933) and Tim Eyman's latest $30-car-t
  • Urban Harvest

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & armers keep different hours than the rest of us. When Reardan wheat farmer Fred Fleming called me at 7:30 Monday morning, he had been up for hours, while my voice still held traces of sleep. Standing
  • Philanthropy - Making House Calls

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & art of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile's charm comes from its un-medical approach to health care. A 40-foot-long white truck adorned with an open-armed Ronald McDonald, the Care Mobile can regularly b
  • Where He Started

    Jim Zorn is one of the true legends of Seattle Seahawks football — the franchise's first quarterback, a member of the team's Ring of Honor, and the quarterbacks coach for Seattle's first Super Bowl team last season.
  • Letters to the Editor

    & & by Inlander Readers & r & & r & The 9/11 Files & & & r & While answering questions and comments by members of an audience at North Idaho College, Erin Smith, assistant to 9/11 commission chairman Thomas Kean, said that she and the commission had viewed surveil
  • Recently Reviewed

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Milford's Fish House -- Historic ambience blends with very fresh fish at Milford's. Chef and owner Jerry Young imparts exciting Asian flavors to daily rotating fish dishes. Though there are plenty of seafood options for appetizers
  • Philanthropy - He Gives a Ryp

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ark Rypien knows something about roller coaster emotions. One of the pinnacles? Being named MVP of the 1992 Super Bowl. And the lowest of the low points? Just six years later, watching his 3-year-old s
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Diamond Quest Not Rated; Mobile phone & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hank goodness for Paris Hilton. She's a perfect role model for learning how to handle screw-ups -- embarrassing, public screw-ups. When Paris visited the E3 vid
  • Straining the Safety Net

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f it takes a village to raise a child, you'd think a community the size of the Inland Northwest would be doing a great job serving the needs of all our kids. But are we? Hundreds of people work to wea
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Hot Tamales DELI/GROCERY & r & Where ya gonna go for authentic, homemade guisos, tamales and tortillas in Spokane, not to mention all the ingredients you need if you want to make these delicacies yourself? Now that
  • Philanthropy - Artistic Visions

    by Jeslyn Lemke & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ee that kid with the paintbrush? The girl at the pottery wheel? The brilliantly colored mobiles swaying above the hands that made them? Now take a step back. The clamor of domestic violence, poverty and
  • Straight to DVD

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've been watching for months. When would End Game hit theaters? As an editor of a local newspaper, I need to know when a filmed-in-Spokane movie is going to debut. So for more than a year, I'd be
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & A Scanner Darkly & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & & lt;i & Scanner Darkly & lt;/i & , Richard Linklater's latest rotoscoped dance of the metaphysicians, is a worshipful rendering of (drug-addled paranoid, occasional
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Hiawatha High & r & Notes from riding the Trail of the Hiawatha: & lt;ul & & lt;li & Pedaling alone through a creepy, drippy, pitch-black, 1.7-mile-long tunnel in which bears hibernate during the winter -- and with a headlamp that keeps slipping o
  • Sand-pointers

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast year's Festival at Sandpoint banked on folk music traditions like bluegrass, Irish fiddling and straight-up country. It was a success. This year, though, they're taking a few gambles, turning up the v
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby -- Will Ferrell finally gets a script (which he co-wrote) that's worthy of his comic talents. He plays the title character, a loose cannon on the NASCAR circuit who becomes a star, falls
  • Book Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & grew up in Chicago in a neighborhood laced with freight tracks and factories, where Natural Wonders had been almost entirely trampled. Still, I recall a night when
  • Philanthropy - Settling Down

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in Spokane's boomtown years, everybody knew Levi Hutton, the former railroad engineer who'd struck it rich with the Hercules Mine in North Idaho. The wealthy, successful businessman lived at the t
  • CD Reviews

    by Andrew Matson and Courtney Harding & r & Gator Snaponya 3 STARS & r & Gator is the kind of rapper that coffee-shop Seattleites don't recognize as their own. If you see him rolling around in his green Caddy with alligator-scale rims and a taxidermied beast in
  • Drop the Guns

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s the Middle East burns, these words from American history may offer us some direction at a time when we so clearly need it: "We are remote from the scene of these troubles," a great man once sai
  • Of Saguaros and Ponderosas

    by Paul K. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he almost-old adage "you can't go home again" strikes me like a monsoonal flash flood as I fly into Phoenix to change planes for my sand-jump into Tucson to fix and pack up my ailing mother's townhous
  • Milfoil Smackdown

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast weekend, roughly two dozen Bonner County residents gathered in canoes and kayaks at Denton Slough, a waterfowl sanctuary near Clark Fork, Idaho, and attempted to pull out Eurasian milfoil by hand. I
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Darkest Before the ... you know & r & We hate to be the bearers of perpetual bad news, but our lengthy-yet-pithy music lead on the halting of music at Rock Coffee isn't the only show halting this week. Two other shows aren't happening
  • Diva Scuffle - Carrie vs Gladys

    Though we've done a lot of good work in the past year comparing absurdly different acts using mostly made-up criteria, this might be our most important effort to date. A

Music & Film

  • Scene Change

    by Luke Bumgarten & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ock Coffee can't do music anymore, thanks to complaints from the Big Easy's parent company, Bravo Entertainment. Last Saturday's Dark Side of the Cop show (which we spent all of last week absolutely giddy
  • Farrell-Injected

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust as you didn't really have to be a fan of TV news to appreciate Anchorman, you needn't have seen a NASCAR race to get into Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which mostly takes place in the da

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