• Issue Archive for
  • Jun 21-27, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 36

News & Comment

  • For-Profit Empire

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & J & lt;/span & udy Cole had one of those "ah-ha" moments recently when she walked into the Community Health Systems (CHS) hospital in Easton, Penn. "It was a snapshot of what we could be in the future," recalls the sec
  • Remote Possibilites

    (Wednesdays, 10 pm, FX) & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & R & lt;/span & escue Me is a lot of things: a melodrama about working stiffs, a guy's-night-out-style comedy, a soft-core firefighter por
  • Book Review

    by Mark Doty & & & & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & og Years is one of the most beautiful and insightful books I have ever read. And one of the saddest. If you feel sure that dogs don't have any emot
  • Pearls of Wisdom

    & & by ED SYMKUS & & & r & & r & A MIGHTY HEART & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hough British director Michael Winterbottom has been turning out a remarkable variety of theatrical and TV films for the past two decades, it's only since the late '90s that he
  • Recently Reviewed

    Dinner at Lovitt is like dinner at a friend's house, if your friend is an accomplished cook who uses only the freshest local ingredients and puts them together into simple, hearty dishes. The Caesar ($5 a la cart
  • The Water's Edge

    & & by PAUL K. HAEDER & & & & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & l Gore as the new guru of Gaia, inspiring us into a new way of thinking about global tipping points for our precious water? Seems preposterous, but his An Inconvenient Truth is making an
  • Opening Films

    The sad story of what happened when Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) was kidnapped by jihadists while on assignment in Pakistan with his pregnant wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) makes for a
  • Charter Changes

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t's been eight years since Spokane voters threw out their old city council-manager form of government in favor of the strong mayor system. We've lived through the Powers and West administrations, we're
  • Now Playing

    Based on a fighting game series known primarily for its massively mammaried heroines (the second installment having, apparently, an entire physics engine dedicated to the animation of, you know, breasts) and the beach
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Chinese food, buffets and alcoholic beverages are all popular -- especially in the Inland Northwest. Put them together and it's a winning combination. TOP OF CHINA BUFFET has held diners' a
  • Good Advice

    University of Connecticut, 1999 My m
  • DVD Review

    & & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & The Man Who Fell To Earth & lt;/i & & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he genius of this 1976 science fiction movie is that it contains a lot more gin than ray guns, plenty of angst and ennui and absolutely no jumps to
  • The Player

    & & by Marty Demarest & r & & r & & & & & & lt;i & Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia & lt;/i & & & & & & r & & r & Rated Teen; Xbox 360, Windows & & & & & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & here are players who -- for reasons known only to them -- will want to earn the "Mania
  • We're So Dramatic

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & won a Spokie in 2007." OK, so maybe there are lines on your resum & eacute; that will do a better job of helping you get hired. But theaters put last year's Spokies on their Websites, and more than one local
  • Take Two

    & & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & DOA & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & hat a ridiculously, fantastically, hilariously bad movie. Based on the videogame franchise of the same name, DOA is poorly acted, poorly cast, horribly written and complet
  • Buzz Bin

    We don't know about you, but we're sure looking forward to the Floribundas Challenge at the 60th annual Spokane Rose Society show this Saturday (at the Spokane Valley Mall from 10 o'clock on). The gardening gloves
  • Bereft of Center

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & o hear Gus Niklos talk about it, he and guitarist Ondrej Ferc & aacute;k have a relationship built on immolation. "Me and Ondrej have been taking a musical and philosophical journey together since high scho
  • First Things First

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ipping on a bottle of Propel fitness water in his office above the chamber of commerce, Eric Sawyer slides across his desk a list of softball tournaments the Spokane Regional Sports Commission (SRSC) is
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 6/21 Big Easy, Kristen Marlo, Hockey, Smile Line Spar, DJ Graffix Big Foot, Cary Fly Bluz At The Bend, Cary Fly The Blvd, DJ Bruski Brooklyn Nights, Groove P
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he easy tack to take with LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM is to rhapsodize about how, decades ago, his guitar brilliance brought him to the attention of two dudes named Fleetwood and McVie, and how that, his fierce mono
  • CD Reviews

    Wild Mountain Nation 4 Stars Tired of purchasing, like, six different albums to get your fix of endlessly enjoyable stylistic indulgences? Look no further than the third full-length release from Por
  • Brittle Battle

    by ANDREW MATSON & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & an left to right through your TV news channels and the song remains the same. Anderson Cooper explains the inadequacies of "'hood ethics" to Cam'ron. Bill O'Reilly lectures Ludacris about how rap mus
  • Bomb Garden

    There's a ton of great things happening in Spokane's scene this young summer. These things are on display weekly in our pages. They're well known and I thank God daily for them. On weeks I pencil in two or more local

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