• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 12-18, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 26

News & Comment

  • Book Review

    by Doug Nadvornick & r & The Healing House by Elaine Ostergren Adams & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & 've often wished I could travel back in time to early 20th-century Spokane, when streetcars moved people from one place to another, when downtown was
  • Three Men and a Build-You#9FE90

    Go Go Burrito 1902 W. Francis Ave. * 326-5758 Go Go's been going for just more than two years now in its little strip-mall location at Five Mile, and the reason for this success seems clea
  • DVD Review

    by Ted S. McGregor JR. & r & & r & Curse of the Golden Flower & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & ver since 2002's Hero, when legendary Chinese director Zhang Yimou went all Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, people have come to expect lots of martial arts in his
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Hoax & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) is told McGraw-Hill wants to publish his novel -- that the read-through by the editor of Life magazine is just a formality -- he goes out and buys a Benz.
  • Nancy's Not the Problem

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & peaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria has drawn the anticipated reaction from the Bush administration and congressional Republicans. We're told that she had no business going; that she is un
  • Recently Reviewed

    Caf & eacute; Marron The sunny tangerine-hued north wall marks this casual-yet-upscale neighborhood gathering place as a daily source for morning meals that you'd expect to find at an indulgent weekend brunch. The presentation here lifts
  • Sleaze of the '70s

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he pleasures are many in this Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez paean to the sleazy, violent, exploitative American films of the 1960s and '70s that could be seen at small downtown theaters and suburban d
  • Fighting Blight

    Carrie Anderson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & rees -- we're losing them in cities and in the wilderness. Urban forests around the USA are in trouble. An organization, American Forests, has been tracking the state of urban forests across the country
  • Garden Power

    by Ari LeVaux & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & fter a long winter, a little global warming sounds like just the ticket. The smell of warming earth, sunshine on your pasty skin, mud in your toes. And soon enough: tank tops, flip-flops and the garden!
  • Remembering Muir

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ince the earliest days of the Republic, the vast expanse of the America's western horizon has provoked exhilaration and awe in everyone who has clambered up a hillside to view it. To many, those lands
  • Remote Possibilites

    The Shield (Tuesdays, 10 pm, FX) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very cop show has dirty cops. The Shield is the first to be centered on them. Main man Vic Mackey is the leader of a corrupt gang unit working in L.A., and it turns out
  • Full Moon Rising

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n the Saturday morning before Easter, a man in a sky-blue plaid shirt slowly unloaded a small fortress of food boxes from a delivery truck parked behind Luna, the signature South Hill restaurant. The
  • Get Lit!

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & mong the fine arts, there are team sports (ballet, musical comedy, the massed choirs of Carmina Burana) and then there are individual sports (like writing a poem or a novel). The attraction of literary
  • Opening Films

    AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS As Ben Kromer pointed out in our TV column a while ago, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a show whose continuity only runs in 11-minute segments. The trick for this feature-length anima
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    BENEFIT Vino de Vida & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ample from 30 fine wines, bid on silent auction packages and enjoy the fun of a chocolate fountain while helping local Hispanic students attain their educatio
  • Whatever-You-Wan-Tini

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here's a butane torch on full blast less than three feet from my face. Ryan Crow, Bistango's manager and head bartender, is wielding it while confiding to me how hard it is to retain his menus. "Peop
  • 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
  • Baker's Life

    by Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & read is an essential and satisfying part of the daily diet in many parts of the world. But how many of us actually think of what goes into that piece of toast we have for breakfast or the flavorful fo
  • Buzz Bin

    We were ambling down the pathway on the south side of the Inn at the Park the other day, right there by the swimming pool, when we turned a corner and wondered if the spring weather had brought out
  • Three Women and a Sushi Roll

    Sushi.com 430 W. Main St. * 838-0630 It's a strange name, Sushi.com: Sounds like I'll be ordering my sushi online, or perhaps researching the properties of raw fish via an in-depth website. Bu
  • Imperfect Finale

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & et's begin with the utterly shameless ad campaign for this manipulative and mediocre film. Near the end of the preview trailer, a voice urges, "If you think you know how it will end, think again." Is this
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Guitar Hero II Rated Teen; Xbox 360 & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very game has a hero. The sure-throwing quarterback is a hero on the winning football team. The gambler who holds the best hand at the table is a hero at poker
  • Sound Advice

    & r & Thursday, 4/12 & r & Big Easy, DJ Chris Woods Big Foot, Schmoe The Blvd., The Classic Crime, A Change of Pace, The Bleeding Alarm Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Case
  • Wolves Next Door

    by Kevin Taylor & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n a Monday in the middle of March last year Steve Zender and another state biologist were snowmobiling in the Selkirk Mountains looking for signs of lynx. They came across pine marten, then bobcat, then
  • Quick Hits

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou don't need an excuse to attend a DARFUR BENEFIT CONCERT. Or at least you shouldn't need one, you heartless bastards. People are dying out there, and not, like, of old age. There's a genocide on. Y
  • When CPS Calls

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & t's very scary," Nicole LaBelle says of the first contact social workers make at the homes of allegedly abused children. "You don't know what's on the other side of that door." LaBelle, a program manager
  • CD Reviews

    MAXIMO PARK Our Earthly Pleasures HH & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & rap, man, when did Maximo Park start sounding like a Mancunese take on the Gin Blossoms at their most insipid (a benchmark damn near the apex of
  • Guns For Hire

    by Jeremy Scahill & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & n September 10, 2001, before most Americans had heard of Al Qaeda or imagined the possibility of a "war on terror," Donald Rumsfeld stepped to the podium at the Pentagon to deliver one of his first ma
  • Bomb Garden

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & RM software is what Apple uses, at the behest of big record labels, to restrict your usage of iTunes-purchased songs to iTunes only. This is a huge pain in the ass. Last week,
  • Costco Gets a New Address

    by Doug Nadvornick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane County Boundary Review Board (BRB) members are expected to give their formal approval Monday to a city of Spokane plan to annex about 130 acres on the west side of Division Street from Francis
  • Condo A Go-Go

    by Joel Smith & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & efore the Spokane City Council unanimously decided to settle a lawsuit with Mick McDowell over his proposed 17-story condo tower above Peaceful Valley on Monday night, they made one stipulation: that the
  • Ying and Yang

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & runk takes a lot of heat. A lot. The majority of if is deserved. Hip-hop is the best thing to happen to popular music since rock and roll, without question. It holds more promise as a redemptive and

Music & Film

  • Have Banjo, Will Travel

    by Katie Piefer & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very year in the sweltering heat of August, three thousand pilgrims descend upon tiny North Plains, Oregon. Here, tucked away amidst the trickle of creeks and rustle of trees, headliner and creator Yond

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