• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 17-23, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 44

News & Comment

  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Hello Debty & r & Sanrio has premiered its new Hello Kitty Platinum Plus Visa card. (Mommy and Daddy don't need to know that it sometimes features a 14 percent APR.) Kids can use it to purchase such necessities as Charmmy Kitty quilt
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Who Killed the Electric Car? & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his is going to sound novel to anyone who didn't live in California in the last decade and a half, but there was a concerted effort to have 10 percent of the cars
  • Bright Cloud of Music

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n The King and I, two headstrong creatures from very different cultures collide. The face-off between English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut of Siam, full of stubbornness and mutual inco
  • Rejected!

    by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & teve Pink's directorial debut (he was the screenwriter on John Cusack's great black comedy Grosse Pointe Blank) is a slight but punchy comedy of college-aged misfits that starts out strong before slippi
  • Book Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & The Wages of Wins by David J. Berri et al. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o enjoy this book, you have to like either statistics or sports, preferably both: The Wages of Wins is a crash course in Freakonomics for the really, r
  • Opening Films

    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
  • Answers in the Rubble

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & here were you on 9/11? John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno, members of New York's Port Authority Police Department, reported to work that day, but soon they were sent downtown with every other available office
  • 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.
  • One-Way Bridge?

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n a sunny morning last week, a platoon of Girl Scouts, doing their best to maintain an attentive demeanor, stood at parade rest on the creaky wooden footbridge that crosses the Spokane River behind the
  • DVD Review

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes a film is so bad you want to get on the horn -- pronto! -- and demand a word-for-word recounting of the pitch meeting where someone decided to bring th
  • Fresh and Tasty

    & & by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & Culinary Conveniences & & SHOPS & r & All cooks need gadgets to make their culinary creations successful. Barbecuing steak calls for different tools than grilling shrimp. Baking cinnamon buns requires specific u
  • McMaverick?

    by Ted S. McGregor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast month, a story in the Washington Post caused a bit of a stir on Capitol Hill and may have been a bellwether for the political times to come. In it, Dana Milbank interviewed a mystery candidate. O
  • Expanding Vistas

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & inman Gallery's current Photography Invitational, which replaces a previously scheduled Fiber Arts Invitational, features eight local photographers whose work represents a pleasing array of content,
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Dead Rising Rated Mature; Xbox 360 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & onsider the zombie. His cheek is raw hamburger. He lurches on one leg. The other is a flap of flesh trailing behind him. He shuffles across the shopping mall's at
  • Letters to the Editor

    by Inlander Readers & r & & r & On the Road & r & Thank you for the excellent, comprehensive article on the state of cycling in Spokane ("Blazing a Trail," 7/27/06). Cycling is alive and well, and there is something for everybody. I was a little disappointed in
  • A Dangerous Lie

    by Paul Peters & r & & r & In November 1999, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported the news that 192 people had died and another 375 had been sickened by exposure to asbestos from W.R. Grace & amp; Company's Libby, Mont., vermiculite mine, which closed in 1990. T
  • The Moog for Love

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & few months ago, a friend of mine shoved a review of his band's latest CD in front of me and said, "You speak rock critic. Decode this." As anyone who regularly reads Pitchfork or any indie rock zine
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & The Greatest Flattery & r & Holy crap, have you heard the Atomic Outlaws? They're like the world's best Van Halen imitators. I mean, they don't actually play any VH songs or anything -- they just sound totally like them and perfectly
  • Quick Hits

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & A completely secular, booze-drenched (and thus utterly godless) hard-rock outfit from Canada has deigned to name themselves THREE DAYS GRACE. Ballsy. As consumers of music -- indeed as members of the human race -- we're used to the
  • CD Reviews

    by Andrew Matson and Courtney Harding & r & The Long Winters & 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%252FviewA

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