• Issue Archive for
  • Feb 15-21, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 18

News & Comment

  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Rogue Galaxy Rated Teen: Playstation 2 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ach time I stand on the shores of a planet, dreaming of finding freedom in the sky, I know I'm in for a space pirate game. True to form, Rogue Galaxy starts m
  • Military Police

    By Robert Stokes & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & harles D. Stimpson just became famous, though he surely regrets it. So, evidently, does his former boss, President Bush. Until recently, Stimpson was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Internee
  • Cultural Collision

    by Katie Dutli & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & nyone who's lived in the Inland Northwest for a winter or two knows the meaning of the winter blues. Barely eight hours of daylight, and most of those hours blanketed with a thick cover of fog; weeks pas
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Norbit & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou wanna watch a fat chick break a bed by jumping on it? Wanna watch her barely squeeze into an inflatable bouncy castle, then eventually deflate it with her girth? Wanna watch her breasts
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & FIDEL CASTRO BUSTS A MOVE ON VIDEO & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & oping to put an end to recent rumors that he is in failing health, Cuban president Fidel Castro released an official video today in which he is shown putting o
  • Chic Cantata

    The guy I've been dating for the last few months bought tickets to the upcoming Northwest Bach Festival concert at St. John's Cathedral. My musical tastes run to country and bluegrass music, and I'm
  • Remote Possibilites

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & Avatar: The Last Airbender (Weekdays,4:30pm, Nickelodeon) & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, you can watch dozens of different animated kid shows, with new ones springing up all the time. Back
  • Living Between Worlds

    by Ann M. Colford & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & e's a face in the Spokane crowd these days, an anonymous older Russian man making his way through Costco, doting on his 2-year-old granddaughter, standing with the rest of the smokers at least 25 feet
  • Buzz Bin

    This year's most exciting Monster Truck Moment was when Blue Thunder got stuck straight up in the air trying to jump over the cars and a dump truck had to push him over and pull him out of the arena with a chain. No Grave Digger this y
  • Opening Films

    BREACH Chris Cooper is an FBI veteran who may be a traitor; Ryan Phillippe is an up-and-coming agent who's assigned to watch him. The mystery is whether or not the guy is guilty, and there's plenty of tension leading up to the answe
  • Recently Reviewed

    The Palm Court Grill A hotel restaurant has to negotiate some difficult territory -- people with tastes ranging from nouveau cuisine to meat-and-potatoes need to be able to get a satisfying meal. As a result, the Davenport Hotel's
  • Book Review

    by Ann M. Colford & r & Moral Disorder by Margret Atwood & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & argaret Atwood mines the depths of childhood better than any other writer I know. Her novel Cat's Eye gave a penetrating study of the society of girls and the isola
  • Now Playing

    BECAUSE I SAID SO When perpetually single mom Daphne (Diane Keaton) makes it her mission in life to find Mr. Right for her somewhat flighty youngest daughter, Milly (Mandy Moore), there is no pleasure to be found, only guilt. Lots
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Taco Tradition & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & aquerias were originally street vendors in Mexico, serving tacos made from small, soft corn tortillas filled with meat, veggies and salsa. (Crispy taco shells m
  • DVD Review

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Science of Sleep & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & t & eacute;phane Miroux (Gael Garc & iacute;a Bernal) is a dreamer who dreams of disasters. A struggling painter, he's snookered into moving to France from Mexico by his mother, who promises a
  • Reefer Madness

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f we can set aside all the sensationalism that surrounds the incident, maybe we could begin to regain our perspective. Gonzaga basketball star Josh Heytvelt and redshirt freshman Theo Davis were arrest
  • Painter of the Palouse

    by Carrie Scozzaro & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & rt critics like to categorize "schools of art" and genres. It's a handy tool, but it rarely tells the whole story. Consider Gaylen Hansen, a prolific Palouse-based painter whose 30-year career is now
  • Quick Hits

    by Carey Murphy, Cortney Harding and Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & resh off their PLUG Awards nomination for best Americana album of the year, HORSE FEATHERS bring their lush, hazy sounds to Whitworth on Thursday. The Portland twosome
  • Reefer Madness

    & & by Robert Herold & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f we can set aside all the sensationalism that surrounds the incident, maybe we could begin to regain our perspective. Gonzaga basketball star Josh Heytvelt and redshirt freshman Theo Davis were
  • CD Reviews

    THE HANDS So Sweet 3 1/2 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ecause they're more scruff than scraggle and completely unselfconscious, watching the Hands stomp through their So Sweet EP during the release party wa
  • Bomb Garden

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & as no one noticed that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made the same album for 12 years? This question and others, asked during Sunday's Grammy Awards, had me murderous with indignati
  • Public Empowerment

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he tall, hale fellow with the white hair had the ruddy skin and weathered clothing of someone who spends a fair amount of time outdoors. He had driven from Mica Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene to Spokane last
  • Too Damn Dark To See

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Blue Spark on Monday was a-swirl with its usual activity. People congregated in little pods around the longish bar, talking in their various cliques, never out of arm's reach of the next drink, th
  • Sound Advice

    & r & Thursday, 2/15 & r & Big Easy, DJ Chris Woods Blue Dolphin, Battle of the Bands Bluz at the Bend, Fat Tones Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Kristen

Music & Film

  • Words You Feel

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & raille stands in the vanguard of Christian rap. Cornering the market on "good hip-hop that happens to be Christian" and executing it with undeniable crossover appeal, Bryan Winchester is perhaps the on
  • To Catch a Spy

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & poiler alert! Breach actually starts with a spoiler. In fact, the opening moments of the film, featuring TV footage of former Attorney General John Ashcroft early in 2001 give away the ending. While in som

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