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  • May 10-16, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 30

News & Comment

  • Electrifying Spokane

    & & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Shock's Week Two loss to the Quad City Steamwheelers on April 7 wasn't nearly as close as the 60-45 score suggests. It was a Rust Belt drubbing. In front of a sold-out crowd of around 10,60
  • Breakfast-worthy

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & got a tip last summer about the meals at Nosworthy's Hall of Fame in Coeur d'Alene, especially the breakfasts. "They're huge!" my informant told me. "The portions are incredible." Quantity is one thi
  • Now Playing

    Is this movie over yet? That's what I was asking myself after about 15 minutes of its relentless unfunniness. A remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, it features Ice Cube as a clueless buffoon who's sucker
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Armored Core 4 & r & & r & Rated Teen; PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & art of the pleasure of fighting in a crowded city is the mayhem that can be caused by throwing cars around and crushing pedestrians.
  • Pox on Parks

    by Robert Herold & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & rom among many terrific contenders, my choice from the list of finalists for Most Egregious Visual Insult to the Olmsted Legacy has to be the visual garbage dumped on Audubon Park by our own Parks Depa
  • DVD Review

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & After Dark Horror Fest & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ubtitled "Eight Films To Die For," these movies swung through a few theaters as a horror festival of sorts last autumn. Certainly eight relatively low-budget, earnest fil
  • Buzz Bin

    by Michael Bowen & r & & r & Jo Frost Nipping Your Nose & r & & r & The ABC show Supernanny wants to exhibit Spokanites' egregious parenting skills in front of a nationwide audience, just so while on camera they can be told off by a British bossyboots. If you want
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Year of the Dog & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & t's nice to have a word that can describe you," says Peggy (Molly Shannon), remarking on her newfound veganism, "I've never had that before." In writer and first-time director
  • Flow, River, Flow

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & or two days this week, hydrogeologists took a rare turn in the spotlight at a conference in Spokane Valley. The scientists explained what they've learned during the last three years in conducting wha
  • Summer Camps

    Fiddler on the Hoof, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek, Sandpoint, Idaho. Campers (age 8 to adult) can learn to fiddle and enjoy horseback riding from July 29-Aug. 2. Cost: $390. www.westernpl
  • Recently Reviewed

    This cozy downtown eatery has comforting soups, salad bar, sandwiches and beverages, all ensconced in an historic building with a contemporary interior. Soulful Soups offers a variety of home-style soups, making retu
  • Book Review

    by Terri Schlichenmeyer & r & Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & ll the Party Crashers are talking about the night Rant died. Everybody knows about the crash and how Rant's body was never found. In
  • Remote Possibilites

    & & Ted S. M & & & & c & & & & Gregor Jr. & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & The NBA Playoffs & & & lt;/i & & r & & r & & & (various times through June, TNT) & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ike most of network TV, the National Basketball Association holds its season finale in May.
  • Everyday Grace

    & & by ANN M. COLFORD & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & nne Lamott may be a Christian and a writer, but that doesn't mean she's a "Christian writer" in any traditional sense of that label. In fact, there's little that could be considered traditional
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    The first thing to catch my eye on the menu at HANGAR 57 is the list of grinders. In Boston parlance, a grinder is a hot submarine sandwich -- basically, warm meat with marinara sauce and melted
  • Back in Limbo

    & & by JOEL SMITH & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & eaceful Valley residents and developers Mick and Shelly McDowell met at City Hall last Wednesday to talk about what public amenities the developers could offer to offset the height of the condo tow
  • 525,600 Misfits

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ent's refrain is "No day but today," but it's been more like no year but the last 11. That's how long Rent has been on Broadway and how long it's been since we first met the musical's starving-but-stil
  • Opening Films

    Seven months have passed since the last Rage Virus victim died of starvation in London. The U.S. Army controls the empty city's quarantined district where adolescent siblings Tammy (Imogen Poots) and Andy (Mackinto
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 5/10 Big Easy, DJ Chris Woods Blue Spark, Julia Keefe Bluz At The Bend, Laffin Bones The Blvd., Eclectic Approach, guest Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Cate
  • CD Reviews

    by BEN KROMER and DARCY CAPUTO & r & & r & NINE INCH NAILS & r & & r & Year Zero & r & & r & 4 Stars & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he state of America (already bad) gets progressively worse until, by the year 2022, the government is drugging the water, free elect
  • Greener Grass?

    & & by ROBERT ARCHER & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & wo weeks after I moved from Southern California to Spokane, my backyard was bombarded by rocks -- a few as large as softballs. A couple of these rounds actually hit my house; the others, thankful
  • Ringleader of the Fomenters

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's Cinco de Mayo and the Big Easy's got some serious rock hardware onstage. Just in front of a curtain bearing the 15-foot visage of James Dean sits a six-foot gong. To its right is a trash cymbal
  • Bomb Garden

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & Art Wants To Be Free & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & tealing is wrong. Even Winona Ryder, purse bulging, would admit as much. But what constitutes theft? Is it taking someone else's property? Yes, OK. What about taking a pic
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & eattle-ites MADRASO sound like These Arms Are Snakes when the Arms still sounded like themselves -- that is to say, when they were good. And that's good. We liked TAAS' early output and generally want more o
  • Pain Reliever

    & & by & & & & RACHEL SIEMENS & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & oh, aah, ooh, and so it goes... At first glance My Anodyne (Chris Rozwod) appears to be just another alterna-kid. You know the kind: hip acoustic guitar, a lot of ooh's and aah's, chicly b
  • Eclipsing Binary

    & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he quintessential rappers' rapper, One Be Lo lights up crowds and wins fans with no gimmicks. The catch is that there's no catch. Instead, Lo's undeniable stage presence, articulated clearly th

Music & Film

  • Eclipsing Binary

    & & by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he quintessential rappers' rapper, One Be Lo lights up crowds and wins fans with no gimmicks. The catch is that there's no catch. Instead, Lo's undeniable stage presence, articulated clearly through
  • Return of the Living Dud

    by COLE SMITHEY & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & udiences hoping to experience similar thrills to director Danny Boyle's original virus-infection shocker 28 Days Later would do better to re-watch that flawed film rather than endure this committee-pr

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