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  • Sep 7-13, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 47

News & Comment

  • Fresh and Tasty

    & & by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & heese, Please! SHOPS. Erudite author and radio quiz-show host Clifton Fadiman described cheese as "milk's leap toward immortality." Just about everyone has a favorite cheese, whether it's punge
  • DVD Review

    & & by Joel Smith & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Happy Endings & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & appy Endings is an indie soap opera. Young rocker wannabe Otis has the hots for club owner Steve, but Steve is in a committed relationship with Gil, who suspects his
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Madden NFL 07 & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & mericans love football. If we can't get our football by grinding one another into the ground, we get it through the endlessly streaming sports channels on the tel
  • Must Flee TV

    & & by Dean Robbins & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Latina heroine of the ABC comedy Ugly Betty (Thursdays, 8 pm) is supposed to be ugly. If the crude title didn't give it away, then you only need look at her huge braces or her hideous wardrobe
  • Take Two

    & & by Luke Bumgarten & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & The Illusionist & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & With his film The Illusionist, Neil Burger handles the great art of deception by going honest, in a sense. Using as few computer-generated effects as possible in his tale of Vienna at th
  • Buzz Bin

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & We Are Not Amused & r & Message from a Binster's cat: We are not happy about Spokane author Terry Bain's newest book, We Are The Cat. We think it rude that he wrote first about those inferior and annoying dogs, and we don't believe t
  • Recently Reviewed

    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 Soc
  • Now Playing

    & & by Inlander Staff & & & r & & r & & & Accepted & & & & -- & & Steve Pink'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 sl
  • Book Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & The Relectant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hose fish-eating bumper stickers are wrong. As David Quammen explains in his perceptive, concise, readable biography of Charles Darwin, evolution isn't
  • Lay On MickDuff

    & & Joel Smith & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & uffy Mahoney makes it sound so easy. One Christmas three or four years ago, he and his brother Mickey, while peering into the bottoms of a couple glasses of homebrew, said, "Hey, we should start our o
  • Man of Unreel

    & & by Ed Symkus & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n between the long stretch of time that George Reeves played one of the red-haired Tarleton brothers in Gone with the Wind and became the hero of every TV-watching kid in the role of Superman, he ha
  • Junk Food News

    & & by Sarah Phelan & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast month, two news stories broke the same day, one meaty, one junky. In Detroit, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that the Bush administration's warrantless National Security Agency s
  • Creeping Towards Fame

    & & by & & & & Cortney Harding & & & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast February's panel discussion celebrating the release of Simon Reynolds' excellent history of the post-punk musical movement proved to be a memorable evening for several reason
  • Light Rail Done Right

    & & by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are any number of reasons so many cities are constructing light rail. The most obvious, of course, is the conservation of energy. Measured in joules (units of energy), light rail requ
  • Behind-the-Counter BC

    by Suzanne Schreiner & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ore than three years ago, Barr Pharmaceutical applied to the FDA for permission to sell its "morning after" contraceptive, Plan B, over the counter. Two weeks ago, the FDA finally gave its approval, wi
  • CD Reviews

    & & Citrus 4 Stars & & God, this is a big album. Yuki Chikudate's voice has to have been tracked like 40-odd times, then bolstered further by copious reverb. The guitars are -- as cli
  • The Ratings Game

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & all premieres are creepin' on up, meaning you'll finally be relieved of your summer-long pins and needles. Don't pretend you don't care. You do. We all do. It's television. None of us has the
  • New Rules for Pharmacists

    by SUZANNE SCHREINER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the wake of stiff opposition from Gov. Chris Gregoire, women's advocacy groups and the public at large, the Washington Board of Pharmacy ruled on Aug. 31 that pharmacists' moral objections cannot
  • Sound Advice

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & "12th Street" Hoodlum Tribe Remix & r & There's a Web site devoted to chronicling what a crappy place Manchester, England, is. They heard tell of Manchester (the band of Whitworth alums and former Spokanites), listened to their music
  • Living Slower, Eating Better

    & & by Paul H. Haeder & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & o you know where your food comes from? Before it hit the supermarket shelves, where did your dinner grow up? In today's industrialized system of food production and distribution, few of us have
  • Grandstandin

    & & by & & & & Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & h, those delicious main stage delights. You say the elephant ears are the sweetest thing to be had at the 2006 Spokane Interstate Fair? We heartily disagree. The funnel cake? No! Well,

Music & Film

  • Creeping Towards Fame

    & & by & & & & Alan Sculley & & & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast February's panel discussion celebrating the release of Simon Reynolds' excellent history of the post-punk musical movement proved to be a memorable evening for several reasons.
  • Man of Unreel

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n between the long stretch of time that George Reeves played one of the red-haired Tarleton brothers in Gone with the Wind and became the hero of every TV-watching kid in the role of Superman, he had a ste

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