• Issue Archive for
  • May 17-23, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 31

News & Comment

  • Catching Breaks

    by Howie Stalwick & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n 1992, the 30 major league baseball teams drafted 1,481 players. Spokane's Mike Redmond wasn't one of them. Still, despite facing Texas-sized odds, he passed up his senior year at Gonzaga University
  • Take Two

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & The Ex & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hich came first, the sociopath or the paraplegic? Not quite as ontologically puzzling as the whole chicken/egg thing, but it's enough of a head scratcher to have occupied screenwriting team
  • Buzz Bin

    Magical Annie Writer Anne Lamott brought her wit and turn-on-a-dime storytelling to the Whitworth campus Saturday night and often had the capacity crowd roaring with laughter. She opened by reading an essay from her latest book, G
  • Remote Possibilites

    by Ben Kromer & r & & r & Televison Online (whenever you want) & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y day job has me moving to a different hotel in a different state every few weeks. Inconsistent channel selection and my perpetual ignorance of time zones frequ
  • Turning the Page

    & & by & & & & ted s. m & & & & c & & & & gregor jr. & & & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n his remarkable rebuttal to the Washington News Council's "Reporting on Yourself" report, former Spokesman-Review editor Chris Peck was right about one thing:
  • Opening Films

    Shrek's deconstruction of fairy tales managed to be both deliciously subversive and heartwarmingly traditional. Shrek 2 stunned me in that it was even smarter and slyer and more seditious than the first. We've been
  • Visiting the Vine

    by ANN M. COLFORD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & ake the same basic variables -- winery, Spokane, new releases, a warm and sunny weekend in May -- mix liberally with happy wine tasters and buyers, and it's amazing the variety of experiences you'll com
  • Borowitz Report

    By Andy Borowitz & r & & r & Giuliani to Debate HIMSELF on Abortion & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n a bold strategy aimed at clarifying his position on the abortion issue, former New York mayor and G.O.P. presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani today ch
  • Now Playing

    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 (Mackintosh
  • Recently Reviewed

    Nosworthy's The glossy laminated menu warns, "VERY, VERY LARGE PORTIONS!" above the breakfast listings, and it's truth in advertising. The Breakfast Special ($5.45), one of the smaller combos -- two pancakes, two slices of bacon a
  • About the Audit

    by William Stimson & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & ne can't help but think if this had happened to anyone else, this would have been a BIG STORY in the Spokesman-Review. The just-released independent audit of the Spokesman-Review ("Reporting on Yours
  • DVD Review

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & WKRP in Cincinnati Season One & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & KRP in Cincinnati is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time -- at least that's the way I remember it. But memory can be funny. That huge mountain you used to clim
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    NEWS More Time to Eat Sunday and Monday evenings have been traditionally dead times on the local dining scene, but that seems to be changing -- downtown diners gained a couple more options in th
  • Money in the Tank

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & any years ago, the late psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed her now-famous Five Stages of Grief. Dr. Kubler-Ross postulated that people who are facing death (or other major loss) experie
  • Home at Last

    by MIKE CORRIGAN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & iming is crucial when making a war film -- especially one about a war as open-ended as the one in which America currently finds itself. Released too far after the fact, it runs the risk of lost relevanc
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Command & amp; Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars & r & & r & Rated Teen Xbox 360 & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ommand & amp; Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars on the Xbox 360 is a conversion of the PC game of the same name -- the latest in a wargame franc
  • Mass Exodus

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & lue Scholars is Seattle's biggest hip-hop group. Overwhelmingly popular in their hometown, the duo (MC Geologic and DJ Sabzi) run the shrewdest branding campaign in the history of NW rap with their Mas
  • Bloomsday Bits

    In our Bloomsday Souvenir Results Booklet, we failed to list the top 25 finishers among women ages 75-79. The listing in the booklet, titled 70-79, was actually only for ages 70-74. The 75-79 finishers are listed here: 1 1:
  • Power of Providence

    & & by ROBERT HEROLD & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he Spokesman-Review's reaction to its own independent audit of the River Park Square coverage calls to mind the New York Times' Frank Rich's recent characterization of the Bush crowd's reaction
  • A New Start for an Old Yard

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane elected and community leaders will turn ceremonial shovels of dirt Thursday afternoon at a ceremony marking the start of construction at the downtown Kendall Yards site on the north bank of th
  • Bomb Garden

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he RIAA is doing such a good job making itself the bad guy, it's making all the RIAA-watchdog blogs totally redundant. Pre-millennium, as soon as revenues sank, major record lab
  • Swing is in the Air

    by Rachel Siemens & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & moky back rooms, jangly piano and finger curls... a little moonshine and a few rounds on the dance floor to ease your working blues... speakeasies, gangsters, and zoot suits -- the 1930s was a time of inte
  • Style Shifter

    by Luke Baumgarten & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & ust when we'd gotten used to meausuring Spokane's R & amp;B scene with carbon dating, up comes something vibrant. Post Falls singer Jamal Ali is set to drop My Keys, an 11-track PG-rated primer on finding
  • Turning the Page

    by ted s. mcgregor jr. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n his remarkable rebuttal to the Washington News Council's "Reporting on Yourself" report, former Spokesman-Review editor Chris Peck was right about one thing: "It's old news," he wrote of the la
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 5/17 Big Easy, DJ Chris Woods The Blvd., Live Music Bottoms Up, Sammy Eubanks Brooklyn Nights, Earth Village Caterina Winery, The Occasional String Band Coe
  • River Dragons

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ick Steltenpohl is admittedly out of his element. The former director of Hoopfest has now turned his attention to dragon boats. He's organizing the July 21 Paddle for Parks dragon boat races on the S
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here was a time when alt-country must have been shocking. I don't remember that time because I was only, like, 12, but it must've been wild. It had been a long time since rockabilly madness had sent Johnny

Culture & Food

  • To Be a Crime-Scene Investigator

    by Joel Smith & r & To be a Crime Scene Investigator by Henry Holden & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou enter the house through the back door, prying it open with a crowbar, then tiptoe across the hardwood floor of the kitchen. Nervously running your ha

Music & Film

  • Band Loyalty

    by Katie Peifer & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's generally good to be wary of a band or musician featured on Grey's Anatomy. Although the immensely popular ABC drama has helped some up-and-coming indie artists get their music heard, it has also be
  • CD Reviews

    Feist The Reminder 4 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & alf quirkily crafted up-tempo numbers and half quiet, spare, roughly produced ballads, this is an uneven disc. The fourth full-length from the Canadian chante
  • All Ogre the Guy

    by Maryann Johanson & r & & r & Shrek the 3rd & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's not even summer yet, but already it's the summer of the three-quel, and already we're oh-no for two. I'm tellin' ya, if Pirates the Third is this ho-hum, I'm gonna curl up in be

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