• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 9-15, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 4

News & Comment

  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Gun Showdown & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & K & lt;/span & illing a man is quick. I stand still and relaxed. My arm drops to my side. My hand hangs open. Then my fingers move, sliding my pistol into my palm. The trigger curls its way beneath m
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & ANGRY GOO SELLERS MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D.C. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo months after the Federal Aviation Administration instituted tough new restrictions on liquids and gels on all domestic flights, traveling liquid
  • Gothic Buttresses

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he iconic American painter Grant Wood -- best known for his celebrated and oft-parodied American Gothic -- may have been homosexual. But that isn't news. The rumors have persisted since 1939, when Wood
  • Take Two

    by Luke Bumgarten & r & & r & Flushed Away & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o begin: Nick Park had no hand in this film, meaning it's missing the spear point of Aardman Studio's three Oscar wins (two for Wallace & amp; Gromit shorts, one for last year's W & amp;G feature
  • Winter Sports

    & & SILVER MOUNTAIN & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ver the mountain and through the valley to Silver Mountain you go. Arrive at the village in time to get a cup of joe for the ride on the world's longest gondola (only skiers and boarders at Silve
  • College Hoops Preview

    EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY EAGLES Last season: 15-15 overall, 9-5 Big Sky Conference (3rd), 1-1 in Big Sky tournament (semifinals) Preseason polls: Big Sky coaches and media pick Eastern to finish third. Key returners: 6-5
  • Opening Films

    Taking its mythological cue from the Tower of Babel, which so offended God that he made humans speak many different languages where before we'd spoken only one, Babel is about culture clash. The film centers on Susan (Cate Blanc
  • Buzz Bin

    Remember when you were first reading chapter books, and you wished you could meet the characters, or at least the nice person who wrote the book? No? Then you weren't the kid with his nose stuck in a book because you weren't any good at kickb
  • Now Playing.nep

    The funniest film of the year (of the decade?) is also the most politically incorrect. And that's what makes it so funny. Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakhstani TV journalist character, Borat, to the screen in a faux documen
  • Book Review

    & lt;i & Special Topics in Calamity Physics & lt;/i & by Marisha Pessi & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & & lt;/span & Marisha Pessl's debut novel is many things at once: a murder mystery, a cross-country odyssey, and a coming-of-age story, all narr
  • DVD Review

    by BOB GRIMM & r & & r & Pet Sematary & r & Pet Sematary is another horror film that took a critical drubbing upon its release, yet has managed to live on as a sort of cult classic. Stephen King once declared that he would never allow this novel to be made into
  • Night of Delights

    by Anne McGregor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et's face it. There aren't many multi-generational occasions in Spokane that are truly black tie. I once went to the opera on a Saturday night, only to be seated in front of a man wearing, presumably,
  • Seeds of Change

    by The Inlander & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s elections results washed over the nation, starting on the East Coast and rolling West, the question became whether the Inland Northwest would be swept up in not staying the course. In 1994, the Inland
  • Rising Tide

    & & by JESSICA MOLL & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in 1983, the first Inland Craft Warnings sale might have seemed like a small boat on high seas, when seven artists set out their wares in the Glover Mansion, looking for a local market for th
  • Fresh and Tasty

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's a classic story of living the American dream. Three guys come to America, meet at their church and next thing you know, they're in business together. "We
  • Faking the West

    by Hal Herring & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometime in August, 100 or more elk from an Idaho game farm escaped though a hole in the fence. The elk were from a domestic herd bred for huge horns and are known as "shooter bulls," meaning they're de
  • Off The Leash

    & & by HOWIE STALWICK & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Gonzaga Bulldogs put together one of the greatest seasons in school history last season, but it sometimes seemed to Derek Raivio that the Bulldogs were succeeding despite him. "Toughest year
  • Sound Advice

    This is going to sound boring to many of you, but it could conceivably change the musical landscape in Spokane indefinitely (and critics say, catastrophically), so bear with us. According to councilman Bob Apple, there's a proposed amend
  • Trimming Bush

    by Ted S. McGregor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & o what has Election 2006 wrought? First, I'll bet that the new Congress will actually show up for work -- the outgoing "Worst Congress in U.S. History" showed up for work fewer than 100 days last year
  • Quick Hits

    LA Symphony & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & igeon John's old crew, LA SYMPHONY, displays many of his better attributes. Repping positivity, and thus uninterested in the vast majority of hip-hop subject matter -- women, ice and whi
  • Empty Spread

    by ANTHONY STASSI & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & walked into the Spread on Saturday intending to review Lions in the Street, a Rolling Stones doppelganger from Vancouver, British Columbia, and one of the many bands recently spewed out of the area
  • Whither Jensen-Byrd?

    by SUZANNE SCHREINER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ecently, WSU Spokane hosted a public forum on the trendy topic of smart growth, the first of three to be held over the next few months. A couple of out-of-towners and a couple of locals talked ab
  • CD Reviews

    The Blood Brothers Young Machetes HHH & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Blood Brothers are known for effortlessly seaming together genres of seemingly ill-fitting music. Never has this talent (a "talent," yes, bec
  • West, Front and Center

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & national public television documentary that last year promised to explore the "complex and in-between" nature of being gay in Spokane instead will offer the staler story arc of a public figure's humili
  • Election Results

    Washington State INITIATIVE 920 (Estate Tax) Yes 342,965/40% - & No 511,876/60% INITIATIVE 933 (Property Use) Yes 374,090/44% - & No 485,655/56% INITIATIVE 937 (Alternative Energy) - & Yes 437,122/52% No 410,506/
  • Swing Sets

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & ichael Bowen and I are going to wrestle to determine jazz supremacy. The Inlander's resident highbrow, Bo is an aficionado of post-war jazz -- of that strain of improvised, freest

Music & Film

  • Eurhythmic

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou can hear it in "Easy Did It" on Dave Holland's Critical Mass, when he trades fours with tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. And you can hear it in "Jimi" and in the title tune of his 2000 release, Get 2
  • Crowe Uncorked

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & A Good Year & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's no point in comparing movies to the books they've been based on; inevitably, the book is going to win out, in quality, scope, storytelling. And I generally don't go around reading

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