• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 17

News & Comment

  • Take Two

    by Toddy Burton & r & & r & Becuase I Said So & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & ith a lazy, clich & eacute;-ridden plot and paper-thin character development, Because I Said So might as well have been directed by a trained chimpanzee. Which is unfortunate to say about di
  • Small Victories

    by Doug Nadvornick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne afternoon last week, Spokane Mental Health outreach caseworker Chrystal Alderman was "out in the bush," as she calls her twice-weekly forays to hidden sleeping spots. She hiked down an icy path to
  • Remote Possibilites

    by Ben Kromer & r & & r & Extras (Sundays-,10pm, HBO) & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first episode of HBO's Extras featured Nazis, the handicapped, atheists and Kate Winslet as a foul-mouthed nun. Any of those elements could put someone off of a sitcom, b
  • Opening Films

    HANNIBAL RISING French actor Gaspard Ulliel (Strayed) plays the incipient cannibal who, after his affluent parents are murdered by Nazis, witnesses the cannibalization of his younger sister. Hannibal goes temporarily mute before he
  • Recently Reviewed

    DAILY GRIND UPTOWN Owner Lauren Izenberg and her staff take pride in knowing their customers and giving them great service -- not to mention scrumptious food. With daily specials like chicken pesto panini, a tuna melt and a meatba
  • Now Playing

    BABEL Babel concludes a really good trilogy (with Amores Perros and 21 Grams) about guilt and loss with a just OK meditation on the way people grieve all over the globe. From sexually reactive Japanese teens to an affluent, unhapp
  • Mountain Vintage

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he former rough 'n' tumble logging town of Sandpoint is changing its image, from the swill and swagger of the past to the vacations and viticulture of glossy travel magazines -- and it's exactly that
  • Working Miracles

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & grandmother will appear in a one-person play about a grandmother who criticizes one-person plays. That's how life and art will intermingle for Patty Duke in Billion Dollar Baby at the University of Id
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & G & lt;/span & IFTS Strawberry Fields & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ometimes beauty is only on the surface, but that's not the case with the handmade chocolate-covered strawberries from VERY VERY S
  • Painless Parenting

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ohn Schuck is a whassis actor. You recognize his voice and face, you know you've seen him in something or other ... whassis name again? Conrad John Schuck: He had a recurring police-sergeant role in the
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Marty Demarest & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & U & lt;/span & pon checking into Hotel Dusk: Room 215, I was prompted to turn my Nintendo DS on its side like a book. This was not going to be a straightforward videogame. The DS's stylus was to be
  • Cuffing the Cops

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he woman hired to help Spokane adopt a better model of police oversight has had to fight off a suit by police officers to open her own office in Seattle, hire a mediator to get staff to work with her an
  • Sound Advice

    & & & r & Thursday, 2/8 & r & & & & & Big Easy & & , DJ Chris Woods & & Bigfoot & & , Bullwink & & Blue Dolphin & & , Battle of the Bands & & The Blvd. & & , Thumpin' Thurs
  • Selling Spokane

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite this seemingly endless blanket of gray, Spokane has been on a high since the successful run of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. More than ever, it seems, the old Spokane is giving wa
  • Skramstad's Stand

    by Jane Fritz & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the last decade of his life, Les Skramstad of Libby, Mont., became an unexpected hero. As a leading activist against W.R. Grace, the company that had knowingly risked the lives of people in Libby and ar
  • The Elle Word

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first thing that hits you, listening to the Blow's Paper Television, isn't Khaela Maricich's brainy, challenging lyricism. It's the music that she and her partner, Jona Bechtolt, play -- a danceabl

Culture & Food

Music & Film

  • Fox Confessor Brings the Hail

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t was looking pretty ominous halfway through Iron & amp; Wine's set at the Sasquatch music festival last May. Out beyond the stage, just up the Columbia River, above the ragged canyon walls, grey clouds bunche
  • Hannibal's History

    by Cole Smithey & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Hannibal Lecter horror movie franchise (Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon) gets an extraneous third installment from best-selling novelist and scriptwriter Thomas Harris. With more than 150 films t

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