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  • Dec 14-20, 2006
  • Vol. 14, No. 9

News & Comment

  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Resistance: Fall of Man & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t didn't hit me until I was manning a turret gun propped up behind a screen of sandbags, trying to flush a squad of aliens out of a tiny shack. The aliens kept back within t
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & First Starbucks To Be Built on Moon by 2020 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & V & lt;/span & owing to boldly go where no gourmet coffee chain has ever gone before, Starbucks Inc. announced today that it would build its first coffee franchise
  • DVD Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & A Fish Called Wanda & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow did a low-budget black comedy about four double-crossing jewel thieves become 1989's most-rented videotape? An unlikely boy (stiff British barrister John Cleese) gets the con
  • Recently Reviewed

    MAASKELLER'S Maaskeller's has kept many of the most popular menu items from its day as the Garden Grill and, before that, Dewey, Cheatham and Howe's This includes the pecan-crusted salmon, the Reuben and Monte Cristo sandwiches
  • Buzz Bin

    The Wienermobile is coming! The Wienermobile is coming! You'll relish the hotdog exterior and mustard-and-ketchup interior on Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon to 3 pm at the MAC, 2316 W. First Ave. It's free, even if the hot dogs at Ca
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Happy Feet & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & uring the opening song and dance sequence of Happy Feet, thousands of Emperor penguins sing a medley of club hits that include, but aren't limited to Ricky Martin's "Shake Your Bon Bon,
  • A Work in Progress

    By Susie Matteson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hank you for the recent articles on the Davenport District (The Inlander 11/30/06). We felt gratified for all the hard work we have done over the years, because our successes caused you to notice us a
  • Book Review

    by JOHN DICKER & r & Point To Point Navigation By Gore Vidal & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & ore Vidal has had as many careers as any public intellectual might want: activist, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, expatriate observer and all around celebri
  • Metropolitan Refuge

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ho doesn't like to grab a bite to eat where the staff knows you by name and knows your favorite drink or menu item, where it's cozy and warm, and the food is great? The Daily Grind has provided such a
  • Book Review

    by Michael Bowen & r & The Road by Cormac McCarthy & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith poetry surmounting ugliness, with compassionate actions defying bleak despair, Cormac McCarthy's 10th novel reduces human nature to essentials. What he finds are ge
  • Opening Films

    AMERICAN HARDCORE Hardcore is not Punk. Let's get that out there. There are any number of ways to differentiate the two, but the two most salient are this: Hardcore is angrier and it's solidly American. Or it was, at least, in its in
  • The Day the Earth Shook

    All was quiet in Eastern Washington and the Columbia country for much of the day on December 14, 1872. In trading posts and tribal villages, people went about their usual business in the near-solstice darkness.
  • Fresh and Tasty

    Millin' Around CAF & Eacute; Things are happening at the Flour Mill these days -- positive things, like nearly full retail spaces, the rapidly rising condos next door and more condo projects in the works for the neighborhoo
  • Unreasoned

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et me see if I have this right: the state law clearly says that local health officers can be removed only after a hearing is held and a reason for removal given. However, the reason our health board ga
  • Now Playing

    APOCALYPTO Mel Gibson's abhorrent behavior can't take away the fact that he knows how to make an epic film. This is set in a Mayan forest where a peaceful tribe is attacked by ruthless marauders who take prisoners. One man tries to fi
  • CD Reviews

    Clipse Hell Hath No Fury 4 Stars Notoriously delayed by Jive Records (known for their clueless mismanaging of hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest and UGK), Clipse spent the past year sitting on the back bur
  • The Difference Between Chuck and Flav

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & huck D and Flavor Flav have always made up Public Enemy's extremes. Chuck is political to the point of being personless, while Flav, probably the original hype man, is all personality -- a stuttery, m
  • Fight for Your Rights

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & here the Old Milwaukee railroad's tracks once ran is now a strip of grass and weeds. Running from the dead end of the Appleway couplet in the Valley all the way out to Liberty Lake, pinned between apartme
  • Sound Advice

    Good God! Quiet Riot are coming to the Grail on Friday! And it's a benefit for Rock for Tots! Though they're generally overlooked amid the '80s proliferation of various strains of metal (specifically "hair"), the Riot were the band that made
  • A Brief Roundup

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & leanup crews entered the vestibule of Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral Tuesday to tackle smoke damage left from a Dec. 5 fire that has been ruled arson. Workers will scrub
  • Mixed Bag

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ess than two months after it closed, Empyrean is re-opening. New ownership, slightly different business model, slightly fair-er trade chocolate syrups, same espresso machine, same name... live music of
  • Yo, Bum Rush the Show

    by Ben Cater & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n last week's issue, Reakwon, Redman, Smif-N-Wesson, and Supernatural were dubbed "legends" and "gods" of hip-hop. If we take this assessment as true, it leaves the task of qualifying an appropriate title

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