• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 14-20, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 35

News & Comment

  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Mexican-American food may be known for its gooey nachos, spicy combination plates, sizzling fajitas and frozen margaritas, but its roots go back hundreds of years to Span
  • Navigating the Regulatory#AA5EE

    & & by TIM BROSS & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & yellow kayak hangs outside of Mountain Goat Outfitters, an outdoor store that specializes in high-performance outdoor equipment. The "boat" -- as the kayak is known among insiders -- is the icon of a
  • Spit and Polish

    & & by CHRISTINA KELLY & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & ather than a necktie, power tool or iPod for Dad this year, give him the best of Washington wines with a visit to Taste Washington 2007 on Father's Day. For those who want to taste the best wi
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Shadowrun & lt;/i & & & & & & r & & r & Rated Mature; Windows Vista, Xbox 360 & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he box of the Xbox 360 version of Shadowrun says "Play With Windows Vista Gamers," as though such things exist
  • School Examinations

    & & by BRIAN L. BENZEL & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & n important transformation is underway. The result? Student achievement in Spokane Public Schools has never been greater. Our schools are helping young people reach a level of performance many
  • Sushi Sleuth

    & & by STEVE VOLK & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & asha Issenberg starts The Sushi Economy with a concept -- namely, that the growth and evolution of sushi mirrors that of global trade -- and then spends more than 300 pages proving beyond a shadow of
  • Take Two

    & & by MARTY DEMAREST & & & r & & r & Hostel Part II & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & H & lt;/span & ostel Part II, writer/director/splateur Eli Roth's third film, begins with a decapitation that's capped off with a punchline. Walking into the kitchen to find her boyfriend be
  • 82 Days of Summer

    by Inlander Staff & r & & r & 82 Days of Summer. That's how long you have between now (June 14) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). That's a lot of days, but trust us -- it'll go by fast. So you'd best get to planning, and this section is especially for you. We've come up
  • Home Team Spotlight

    What you need to know for the upcoming season 1. Games The Indians open the Northwest League season with a five-game homestand against Eugene, beginning Tuesday, June 19, at Avista Stadium. The
  • Remote Possibilites

    Weeknights, 5 pm (repeats at 9pm), MSNBC & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he evening news is a sinking ship, with Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Ch
  • Flapper Frenzy

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & ew York, and the Twenties are Roaring. We're inside a crowded speakeasy, with tendrils of smoke curling upwards and men in suits casing the dance floor for the next available flapper. A flash of thigh;
  • Opening Films

    The DOA videogames are all about young girls kickboxing each other (and the occasional epic dude). That's not an exaggeration or a dismissal -- it's just the aesthetic. There has always been a plotline woven amon
  • Spit and Polish

    & & by CHRISTINA KELLY & & & r & & r & Rather than a necktie, power tool or iPod for Dad this year, give him the best of Washington wines with a visit to Taste Washington 2007 on Father's Day. For those who want to taste the best wine confections from around th
  • Buzz Bin

    By now, Nick Heil has probably forgotten how difficult it is to be an arts and culture editor. He filled that role here at The Inlander in the late '90s, but does he really remember the mind-numbing hours,
  • Now Playing

    I was talking with a friend about Artificial Intelligence: AI the other day. She mused, "How did it suck if Stanley Kubrick was involved?" I answered brusquely, "Because Steven Spielberg was too." That's n
  • Recently Reviewed

    The faux-stone walls and Palladian windows of the Davenport Tower evoke a sense of utilitarian formality -- and the safari theme offers an understated, whimsical counterpoint. We tried the crispy flatbread, roasted
  • Book Review

    by Michael Chabon & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n 1948, the state of Israel is formed and quickly destroyed by an Arab-Israeli war. The American government, not knowing what t
  • DVD Review

    & & by & & & & Luke Baumgarten & & & & & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Color Me Kubrick & lt;/i & & & & & & r & & r & & & Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan in 1928. Alan Conway, or Eddie Allen Jablowski, was born six years later in Whitechapel, London, England. By all accounts the
  • Like Clockwerk

    by KATIE PEIFER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & chool's almost out for the summer, which means it's time for local teen musicians to leave their academic worries behind them, channel Alice Cooper, and participate in some good old-fashioned band bat
  • Brain Gain

    by TED S. McGREGOR JR. & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & e heard from an old friend the other day. Nick Heil, former arts editor of The Inlander, sent his regards to the world -- from Mount Everest. He wasn't just climbing Everest; he was climbing it
  • CD Reviews

    Hey Eugene 5 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hen you pop this CD into your iTunes, it tells you the genre is "Electronica." That's way off, but you can't blame Apple's genre engine -- this recor
  • Calling All Nomads

    by RACHEL SIEMENS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & eggae is supposed to be dead. Along with punk, jazz, and anything else once of a very specific, very timely consequence. Of course there are those times when it comes back, mainly in the form of obn
  • Bomb Garden

    Verizon wants you to be a music hunter. The company's running tons of ads on TV, in print and all over the web targeting hip young music devotees, who, in the course of their incredibly diverse lives, run into an incred
  • Holy Water

    & & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & espite a strongly worded letter of objection from three mayors, the Kootenai County Commissioners are likely to approve a conditional-use permit today (June 14) allowing a fast-growing church to
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 6/14 Big Easy, DJ Graffix Big Foot, Cary Fly The Blvd., DJ Bruski Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Caterina Winery, Table Top Joe, Jon Crocker, Neo Tundra Cowb
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat a strange world the contemporary folk singer finds himself in. He has nowhere to hide. Not in the imprecise pickup of an analog recording, not in the forgiving warmth -- the pop and hiss -- of vinyl. No,

Music & Film

  • The Troubadour

    Me: I'm interviewing Grant Lee Phillips this afternoon. Boy: Who's that? Some folk singe
  • Wipe Out!

    & & by ED SYMKUS & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n case there are new readers here who might not have seen my review of Fantastic Four, the 2005 film that started what's undoubtedly go

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