• Issue Archive for
  • Apr 19-25, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 27

News & Comment

  • Being Catty

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & nce upon a time, back in 1981 -- in a world without Indiana Jones, without any David Letterman on Late Night, without even any MTV -- a man named Andrew Lloyd Webber created a musical about dancing and s
  • Novel Every Year

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & alter Mosley, who vaulted to fame in the early '90s by virtue of his novel featuring detective Easy Rawlins, Devil in a Blue Dress, and a recommendation from President Bill Clinton, isn't just a genre
  • A Literary Lift

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ince the 1990s, Charles D'Ambrosio has been getting his short fiction published in a variety of prominent publications, from the venerated Paris Review to the New Yorker. His stories straddle tha
  • Opening Films

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & FRACTURE & & & r & & r & We like Anthony Hopkins and we like Ryan Gosling. We're unsure, however, about their pairing in this flick about a cuckolded sociopath (well-worn career territory for Hopkins) who kills his wife then toys wi
  • Trashing the Place

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's another day at the dump for Anthony Scarano, Ron Tomsha and the boys. Scarano is the supervisor for the work crews from Spokane County's Geiger Correctional Facility. Tomsha is a work crew offi
  • GET LIT! EVENTS

    & & FRIDAY, APRIL 20 & & Throughout the day, writers appear at area schools and colleges 2:30 pm, Spoka
  • Now Playing

    & & By The Inlander & r & & r & & & & & AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS & & & r & The uninitiated won't be able to make sense of the random musings and wanderings of the Adult Swim cartoon's three main characters: a meatball, a milkshake and a
  • Letters to the Editor

    Tower Trip Your humorous headline ("Condo A Go-Go," 4/12) provides a light note to this otherwise grim tale. Once again a Spokane City Council has rolled over and played dead in the face of an oncoming developer. This is j
  • Recently Reviewed

    & & by Inlander Staff & r & & r & SYRINGA & & & r & & r & It's not your typical Japanese restaurant. With its bistro-like interior, pristine presentation and European-flavored menu offering, Syringa Japanese Caf & eacute; and Sushi Bar could easily be at home in a bigger cit
  • Buzz Bin

    & & by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & r & Museums for $800, Please & & & r & & r & Tuesday, April 11, Alex Trebek grinning geekily out of your TV set. If the category is "Stately Museums" and the answer is "The Experience Music Project and the Northwest Museum of Arts & amp;
  • DVD Review

    But does Death of a President play to that daydream? Is it porn for radi
  • Guantanamo Nay

    & & PAUL K. HAEDER & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hile questions regarding America's behavior in the so-called War on Terror are asked eloquently by intellectuals all over the world, America can't seem to stomach the self-scrutiny. Sometimes, how
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    & & by Ann M. Colford and Susan Hamilton & r & & r & & & & & WINE Parlez vous Bordeaux? & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Bordeaux region of France is known for marvelous wines, and the cuisine to match. CenterStage is pairing Bordeaux wines with a cla
  • Brooklyn Dodger

    by TOM LYNCH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he author of Motherless Brooklyn, a stunning, layered and near-mystic crime novel, The Fortress of Solitude, his semi-autobiographical, saddening, marvelous tale about two boys growing up in Brooklyn throu
  • Not Quite Paradise

    by LAUREN McALLISTER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's spring and bistros are poppin' up all over. One of the newer entries is Ambrosia, which is boldly going where no bistro has gone before. Located north of the freeway at Argonne Village, and s
  • The Player

    & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & uper Paper Mario is the sixth videogame in which Nintendo attempts to tell an actual story starring their most famous hero. Most of the coun
  • Book Review

    & & by Ann M. Colford & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & Skylight Confessions
  • The Perfect Package

    & & by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & f you think Get Lit! is all about readers and writers, you're right -- but there's more. This year, one of the workshops will focus on book design. While writers may not want to admit it, i
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Disturbia & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or most people, isolation is horribly frightening. Humans are herd animals. Look at how we conduct our wars, packed into opposing groups. Consider the way we live, instinctually cluste
  • CD Reviews

    & & by JOEL SMITH and DARCY CAPUTO & & & r & & r & & & ANDREW BIRD
  • In The Shadows

    by Nathaniel Hoffman & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he first few installments of the Dateline NBC series To Catch a Predator captivated Dave. He sat at home and watched as dozens of men, enticed by television producers posing on the Internet as yo
  • Failing to Plan

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Peaceful Valley fiasco was settled when a cowed city attorney's office effectively retired from the field of battle after convincing our typically overmatched city council that it was in the city's
  • Bottling The Rocket

    by CORTNEY HARDING & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n 1979, two editors at the now-defunct hippie paper The Seattle Sun were in a meeting when the possibility of running a cover story on macram & eacute; was raised. Robert Ferrigno and Bob Newman burst out l
  • Hairpin Thrills

    Truly. Idaho lists Highway 97, which wends its way from Interstate 90 at
  • Bomb Garden

    & & by Luke Baumgarten & & & r & & r & & & Launch Pad & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo months ago, beloved Inlander contributor Cortney Harding called to ask if I knew anyone with a spare floor in Seattle. She was set to give a lecture at Experience M
  • Do We Count?

    by Daniel Kemmis and Bob Brown & r & & r & After months of quiet, there's been a burst of activity around the idea of a coordinated Western presidential primary. Just in the past month, one of the season's first presidential candidate debates was held in Car
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 4/19 Big Easy, G. Love & amp; Special Sauce, The Expendables Big Foot, Schmoe Blue Spark, Brook League Catastrophe Bluz at the Bend, Cary Fly Brooklyn Nights,
  • Stewards of Children

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e've all seen situations where a parent or other adult has treated a child in a way that seemed too harsh. Maybe you felt the temptation to step in to protect the child, but something stopped you.
  • Quick Hits

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "W & lt;/span & hat goes up must come down," BLOOD, SWEAT & amp; TEARS sang on "Spinning Wheel," a Top Five single from their eponymous second album. How prophetic. Few things could have killed a career quicker in 1970
  • Project Safe Place

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n the front window of Brian Goetz's State Farm Insurance office in north Coeur d'Alene sits a diamond-shaped yellow-and-black sign with the words "Safe Place" over a symbol of a child enclosed safe
  • High Times

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite what the activities on your college's quad might suggest, 420 isn't just for jam bands and djembes. Metalheads observe the stoner holiday. So do horror rappers. The day's built-in illegality
  • Making their Case

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he next few days may determine how many Spokane School District employees will lose their jobs next fall. House and Senate leaders are negotiating the state's next two-year budget with the governor

Culture & Food

Music & Film

  • Think Fast

    Nationwide (but especially in the Midwest), really fast rapping
  • Fuzz Out of Water

    by Ed Symkus & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's pretty early in 2007 to start spouting off remarks about "funniest film of the year," but this one's a candidate. In their follow-up to the 2004 zombie-movie spoof Shaun of the Dead, co-scripters Edgar

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