• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 1-7, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 20

News & Comment

  • Wild Bills

    House Bill 1418 (Wash.) It's already illegal to own members of endangered species and what the state deems "deleterious exotic wildlife" (mongoose, wild boars, etc.). But this bill would destroy your dreams of
  • Crypt Analysis

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you like your thrillers direct and to the point, you might have trouble sitting through Zodiac's rambling, nearly three-hour running time. And if you prefer your films' heroes to pull off a Bruce Willis
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Ultimate Gift & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hough the body may die, the spirit lives on. Red Stevens (James Garner), though, didn't become a billionaire by taking chances, so he put himself on these little DVDs he had made
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Size Matters Rated Everyone 10+: PSP & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ize matters. Bigger guns can annihilate things little guns can't touch, like the twice-my-size, red-eyed robots that sweep hissing laser beams around them. Or t
  • Letters to the Editor

    I enjoyed Robert Herold's column on the arrests of Gonzaga basketball players Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis ("Reefer Madness," 2/15/07), and I agree with his position that the episode needs to be kept in perspect
  • Book Review

    by SUZANNE SCHREINER & r & Poster Child: A Memoir by Emily Rapp & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ccording to a Gallup survey taken last month, 94 percent of Americans queried said they'd be willing to vote for an African-American candidate for preside
  • Smooth Mutation

    Little did Clark realize he was headed into the eye of Hur
  • Remote Possibilites

    by Ben Kromer & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & aw and Order is a cop show for nice people. That's not a ringing endorsement for a drama about rape and murder, but it's the best I can come up with. The crimes are serious enough, the actors keep straigh
  • Take Two

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & here are 23 axioms in Euclid's Geometry," says psychiatrist Dr. Issac French (Danny Huston). "The human body consists of 46 chromosomes, 23 from each parent." Walter Sparrow (Jim C
  • Pulling the Plug

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he music teacher gets a brilliant idea at his kitchen table and rushes down a flight of stairs to his basement, feet pounding a pell-mell cascade of bass notes. If he were to mark his stairs as if they
  • Classrooms on the Choppin#9A120

    by Doug Nadvornick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "T & lt;/span & he rumor mill is pretty active," says Maureen Ramos, president of the Spokane Education Association. Those rumors are about how the nearly $11 million in budget cuts proposed last week by Spokane sc
  • Resorting to Cinema

    The headline movie in the inaugural Coeur d'Alene Film Festival this weekend has a local connection: CdA actress Ellen Travolta was instrumental in bringing the film
  • Opening Films

    Chris Rock co-writes (with the writer of Pootie Tang), directs, and stars in a remake of the thoughtful French film Chloe in the Afternoon, turning it into a coarse, juvenile comedy filled with F- and N-words.
  • Remote Possibilites

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & Rome (Sundays, 9 pm, HBO) & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & alk about the fall of Rome. After an addictive first season, HBO's mega-budgeted recreation of Caesar's times is a caricature of its former self. Maybe HBO producers
  • Recently Reviewed

    ISABELLA'S RESTAURANT AND GIN JOINT Isabella's extensive menu emphasizes classic American fare, cleanly executed with simple flavors, plenty of garlic and not a lot of fuss. It's not trendy, but that's OK -- a little black dress i
  • Grain of Truth

    byPaul H. Haeder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou probably remember Winona LaDuke as the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate, running with Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004. You probably didn't know that she's an enrolled member of the Anis
  • Repress and Shun

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s performed by Wes Deitrick with a limp and a guttural voice, Joe Keller -- the central character in Arthur Miller's All My Sons (at the Civic through March 10) -- carries a slightly menacing edge to his
  • Now Playing

    The song that would eventually come to be known as "Amazing Grace" arose out of the abolitionist movement. England's abolitionist movement. They did it first. The film chronicles the life of William Wilberforce, a Brit
  • Opening Films

    BLACK SNAKE MOAN A bizarre-as-all-hell story about a man named Lazarus (Samuel Jackson) who finds a young white woman named Rae (Christina Ricci) drugged up, badly beaten and left for dead. When he looks into her past he finds she ha
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Turkish Delight & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y love affair with Turkish coffee begins with hospitality and ritual. Powder-fine ground coffee is placed in a handled pot called an ibrik, with cold water,
  • Tuscan Soul

    by Christina Kelly & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter 11 years of winemaking, Col Solare has remade itself as a brand-new winery, complete with a new state-of-the-art facility on Red Mountain, a recent 90-point wine release and a renewed sense of p
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & BUSH STRIPS LIBBY OF NICKNAME & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust hours after Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was found guilty in his trial relating to the CIA leak scandal, Mr. Libb
  • Buzz Bin

    Samantha DiRose, who teaches digital media at WSU, wants to take the art out of art galleries. And put it in motel rooms, apparently. On Friday night, March 2, from 7-10 pm, artists will "transform and re-contextualize" 11 rooms wit
  • DVD Review

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & Borat & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ow did Sacha Baron Cohen not bring home an acting Oscar for this picture? Granted, it's hard to stack Baron Cohen's befuddled, na & iuml;ve Kazakhstani news reporter against Forest Whitaker's Idi Amin.
  • Now Playing

    THE ABANDONED Anastasia Hille is a young woman who learns she's just inherited a house -- in the middle of nowhere. When she arrives, she's joined by a man who may or may not be related to her, and they both face some wet, scary th
  • Daily Indulgence

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne of the things I love about going out to breakfast is that it gets me out of the house earlier than usual, out into the clear morning air before I've had a chance to fully awaken. So I floated in a
  • Recently Reviewed

    ISABELLA'S RESTAURANT AND GIN JOINT Like many nightspots, Isabella's boasts a large selection of "martinis" and specialty cocktails, but there's also a great lineup of wines, many by the glass. The extensive menu emphasizes class
  • DVD Review

    The debut film by director Dito Monti
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are two sides to every hero. Mario, hero of Nintendo's home videogame franchise, is all about bouncing on the heads of enemies while knocking his own noggin on coin-chiming boxes and superpower-u
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    CASUAL Tastefully Tropical & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Philippines is about as culturally remote from Spokane as you can get, but Les and Marjulin Tomaszewski have brought the islands' culture closer to the I
  • Show of Strength

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in 2000, I actively supported the strong mayor reform. I debated former mayor David Rodgers and Council President Rob Higgins. I argued the case in televised debates. I continue to believe that our
  • Buzz Bin

    The institute that commemorates Thomas Merton (1915-68; author of The Seven Storey Mountain) has given awards for contemplative poetry for the past nine years. Out of 1,200 entrants this year, the winner was Laurie Klein of Deer Park, for
  • Arena Dreams

    by Ted S. McGregor Jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his week, with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Spokane for the second time, the Inland Northwest gets another moment in the national spotlight. (And only two months after hosting the U.S.
  • Quick Hits

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s far as two tone, ska and new wave go, everyone in the ought-seven drops Madness as a major influence. While there's no denying they're a good cornerstone upon which to build pre-rock-steady edifice
  • CD Reviews

    ELLIS PAUL Essentials 4 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & aine's Ellis Paul is a songwriter who can capture a scene or a character with just a few sparse words wrapped around musical heartbreak. His songs are ti
  • Sausage-Making

    As legislators pass the halfway point of their 2007 session, things have been s
  • Bomb Garden

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Moontime & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & K, so the Recording Industry Association of America, circa 2000, decides to crack down on Napster to stop people from illegally sharing Metallica albums. Their actions end Napster for all
  • Rebuilding a Nation

    by DOUG NADVORNICK and JOHN VLAHOVICH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fghan Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad will speak at the World Affairs Council of Spokane on March 1. Jawad spoke on the phone recently with The Inlander's Doug Nadvornick and John Vl
  • Meet No. 2

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ormerly the city's director of economic development, John Pilcher became Spokane's chief operating officer in the wake of Jack Lynch's firing. Last week, the city threw a party to welcome him to his new p
  • Future's Past

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen I spoke with him last week, Thermals' front man Hutch Harris described The Body, The Blood, The Machine as a paranoid fantasy that had two nested storylines. The overarching one told of a future
  • Abandon Your Band

    by Alan Sculley & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou can never accuse hardcore kids of being disloyal. In December, when From Autumn to Ashes announced that its lead singer/screamer Ben Perri had left the group, fans began displays of public (Internet)
  • CD Reviews

    NORAH JONES Not Too Late 4 stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his odd little jazz singer attracted millions of fans with her 2002 record Come Away With Me, and its unavoidable, charming single, "Don't Know Wh
  • A Neighborhood Squabble

    by Doug Nadvornick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he fate of a dispute about 135 acres of land in north Spokane now rests with the Spokane County Boundary Review Board, which last night heard public testimony on a proposal by the city of Spokane to
  • Barns Before Kids?

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or the second year in a row, a Washington state Senate committee has refused to push a bill that would remove time limits on prosecuting people who sexually abuse children. And even though 25 senators s
  • Bomb Garden

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & eCrash and eBurn & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane's Luke Barats and Joe Bereta, two of YouTube's biggest celebrities, have donated their faces and antics to an official Barenaked Ladies video. On "Sound of Your Voice," they an
  • Sound Advice

    & r & Thursday, 3/1 & r & Barrel Room No. 6, Dan Purser Bluz at the Bend, Ten Second Tom The Blvd., Schmoe, Paid Under Envy, The Grave Scene, Glimpse Big Easy, Lamb of God
  • Sound Advice

    & r & Thursday, 3/15 & r & Big Easy, DJ Chris Woods Big Foot, Schmoe The Blvd., Moments of Psylence, Two Word Culture, Sickend Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Casey's, Car
  • Slim, Not Meager

    by Andrew Matson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his Thursday, Slender Means hits town in support of Rocky Votolato. Get up, get out and get moved. The show will be awesome, the rock will be warm and driving, and the vocals will be a lesson in soarin
  • Quick Hits

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hough he shares almost nothing (neither musically nor thematically) with the Christo-indie mystics and troubadours (Dennison Witmer, Page France and Sufjan Stevens, etc.), DAVID BAZAN was, in many wa

Music & Film

  • Luck o' the Irish

    by Katie Peifer & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ccording to Family Guy's ever-reliable patriarch, Peter Griffin, "Ireland has more drunks per capita than people." If the habits of St. Patrick's Day revelers are any indication, this stereotype (truism
  • Raunchy Rock

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & ake a pretty good French film -- Eric Rohmer's 1972 Chloe in the Afternoon -- Americanize it by having it rescripted by Louis C.K. (the guy who wrote Pootie Tang) and Chris Rock, who also directed this remak

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