• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 10-16, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 43

News & Comment

  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Scoop & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o answer the question of whether Woody Allen is still good, you need to have a clear idea in your mind as to whether he was ever any good. I don't mean good like single-film good. We as
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Not SO Mellow Drama & r & The Sixth Street Melodrama in Wallace, Idaho, just presents stereotyped silliness (the mustachioed villain, the sheriff all in white), but it's notable for its level of audience interaction. On a recent week
  • Opening Films

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & World Trade Center -- Oliver Stone takes an unexpectedly delicate approach in his nonpolitical, human-interest focus on what happened in Manhattan on 9/11. This is the story of two Port Authority cops who were trapped beneath the
  • Book Review

    by Jessica Moll & r & & r & Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reidhl & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & uth Reichl's newest book opens with two dares. Confronting her tray of limp airplane food, Reichl is startled by the voice at her side challenging her to eat i
  • 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.
  • A Screener Darkly

    Here's the setup: In movieland, box office receipts are weak na
  • DVD Review

    by Josh Smith & r & & r & Weeds: Season 1 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & uburban life isn't easy for Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker), especially in the wake of her husband's death. Her youngest son is acting out by creating violent rap songs and hunting co
  • The Green Divide

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t was standing room only in council chambers at Spokane City Hall last Thursday as developers and the public weighed in on Kendall Yards, the 80-acre development proposed for the north bank of the Spokane
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Valkryre PRofile: Lenneth Rated Teen; PSP & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y left thumb presses the PSP's black-on-black plastic button, and its soft, synthetic click is the only indication that something has happened. Several inc
  • Fresh and Tasty

    by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Down-Home Deli FAST FOOD & r & New Yorkers have an affinity for delicatessens. The small shops are known for their variety of made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and cold cuts, where the banter is as quick and l
  • Don't Blame Us

    To our understanding, Rock Coffee signed a lease to operate as a co
  • Chemical Lake

    by Jane Fritz & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n 28 years of living here, I have never known regular people without considerable political clout to act so powerless. Sandpoint residents who used to enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake after a long, hot
  • On the Rocks at Mootsy's

    by Ben Cater & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's pretty devastating when your two favorite institutions are sold inside the same week. For now, I'm comfortably in denial, but when the cold reality takes hold that the Seattle Supersonics and Mootsy's
  • Trapped on the Soapbox

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ni DiFranco, the third wave's answer to Ryan Adams, has yet another record out. She's up to album number 18, and she's only been around since 1990. DiFranco, like Adams, is one of those artists who a
  • Call to Action

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Bernard Street tree issue has fallen off the front pages because it has been overtaken by a more recent governmental meltdown; I refer to the "homicide" of an innocent man who apparently managed to
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Dust-up Fallout & r & You ready for an all web-linked Sound Advice? Hope so. Following writer Isamu Jordan's column in 7 last week, The Big Easy throttled him on their MySpace page and then posted flyers on the doors of the building
  • Classic Sprocket

    by Luke Bumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here was a time -- I'll let the individual reader decide whether that time was a simpler one or not -- when REO Speedwagon wasn't considered classic rock. There was a time, more recently, when Def Leppa
  • Republican Land

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & eter Goldmark is the latest brave Democrat to put his head on the chopping block of Eastern Washington politics. Since 1994, when Speaker of the House Tom Foley was toppled by resurgent Republica
  • CD Reviews

    by Andrew Matson and Courtney Harding & r & Jurassic 5 & 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
  • McMorris Ready to Defend

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s we reported last week, Cathy McMorris' re-election campaign got off to a good start when she was named among the "50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill" by The Hill, a Washington, D.C., newspaper, at
  • Amber Waves of Pain

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n the first evening of August in the highlands to the east of the Okanogan Valley, the sun was aiming toward the western horizon but didn't appear to be in any hurry to leave, turning the sky a dog's-ey
  • Amber Waves of Pain

    & & by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n the first evening of August in the highlands to the east of the Okanogan Valley, the sun was aiming toward the western horizon but didn't appear to be in any hurry to leave, turning the sky a d

Music & Film

  • More Yack, Rorsach

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Eurhapsodist's first interview ever, an impromptu affair just before an unscheduled headlining spot on a podcast (the result of Smile Line Spark's recent implosion), was a little rough. When the q
  • Stone Turned

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o matter what you think this film is about, you will be wrong. If you're worried that memories of the tragic incident in New York will cause you distress, then stay away. If you're one of those complainers

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