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  • Sep 14-20, 2006
  • Vol. 13, No. 48

News & Comment

  • Swain the Swimmer

    by Mick Llyod Owen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o the madness of it all, he readily concedes. Christopher Swain's feat of swimming the entire 1,243-mile length of the Columbia River was not, however, a mere act of machismo. His hope, from the begi
  • Fresh and Tasty

    & & by Susan Hamilton and Ann Colford & r & & r & Field Service LUNCH & & When the calendar turns to September, thoughts turn to the harvest, especially in our local fruit-growing center of Green Bluff. The peaches have passed, but pears are plentiful and the ea
  • Now Playing

    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 slipping down a grea
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & Such Irritating Lights & & You've seen those flashing lights around school zones -- some of them are even embedded in the pavement. But you're late to work, and you're juggling a latte and cell phone, and do you really need to sl
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Saints Row & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 'm getting sick of being a gangster. Ever since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, I've had to worry about getting out of shape from eating too much virtual junk food. The cops have been on
  • Half a True Confession

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his is the third novel by crime and political history writer James Ellroy to be adapted into a feature film. Blood on the Moon became the disappointing Cop, and L.A. Confidential became the superb film of
  • 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
  • Book Review

    by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER & r & & r & Forgetfulness by Ward Just & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & dages can be so confusing. "An eye for an eye," the Bible states, but you should also "turn the other cheek." Revenge is a dish best served cold, yet revenge
  • Take Two

    by Luke Bumgarten & r & & r & The Covenant & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Covenant begins with something of an overture. Against the sound wall that is a wanky remix of White Zombie's "More Human Than Human," a short prologue is seared into the screen
  • DVD Review

    by SUZANNE SCHREINER & r & & r & Transamerica & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he week before her long-awaited sex change surgery, Bree Osbourne (formerly Stanley Shupak) is knocked sideways when a caller claims to be the son she didn't know she had. At her
  • Latin Fusion

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ord of mouth: It's the most reliable way to find out about the best places to go. So when actress Ellen Travolta recommended her favorite North Idaho Latin restaurant to our arts and culture editor, w
  • Five Years Later

    By Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ollowing the British success in stopping Islamic terrorists' ghastly plot to blow up airliners, the Bush Administration, predictably, used the episode to reiterate the continued threat of terrorism, wh
  • Opening Films

    The excellent, based-on-fact James Ellroy novel about the grisly murder of a beautiful wannabe actress (Mia Kirshner) in late-1940s L.A. starts off as a terrific film adaptation, then gets four flat tires as i
  • CD Reviews

    & & Bob Dylan Modern Times 5 stars & & Here's a record chock full of rock 'n' roll archetypes: Levees about to break, thunder in the mountains and women both cheatin' and true. This stuff sounds as o
  • Sound Advice

    & & by & & & & Inlander Staff & & & & & r & & r & & & & & In His Own Words & & Dax Johnson died the way he lived, making music and doing drugs. We knew about the part drugs played in his last days -- it's already been nearly 10 months since he died of an "unintentio
  • Alternative School

    by Anthony Stassi & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Melvins are coming! The Melvins are coming! If alarm bells aren't ringing in your head, we're willing to bet your Nirvana collection is limited to Nevermind and Unplugged in New York. In which case
  • Music for Other People

    by Cortney Harding & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or a long time, the conventional wisdom about parenting was that, for all the positives, there were certain negatives that had to be dealt with. Sure, you had someone to make you proud and take care
  • Candid Talk

    & r & DEMOCRATS & r & Barb Chamberlain It is time for positive leadership with integrity in Spokan
  • Dark Times

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith all this talk about the ownership of New York's hip-hop crown, it's tough to choose between Nas, Jay-Z and Ghostface. Tougher still is remembering a time when it seemed rational to suggest DMX for
  • A Fast Lerner

    & & by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & REEN BUILDING & & Spokane architect Kelly Lerner can run from her Mennonite roots, but she can't stop trying to save the world. & r & Kelly Lerner grew up among a peaceable religious people, oriented t

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